James “Jimmy” Chamoures, 58, founder and publisher emeritus of the Brentwood Press and Publishing Company, passed away peacefully Aug. 5 in his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 58.
Chamoures was the co-publisher of the Milpitas Post and for nearly 40 years was the publisher of the Milpitas Yellow Pages directory. He also created Local Yellow Pages directory for East Contra Costa County as well. In l999, he founded the weekly Brentwood Press newspaper and its sister publications, the Oakley, Discovery Bay and Antioch Press, followed a few years later.
Chamoures was an active athlete, avid skier and past president of the Milpitas Rotary Club. When he retired from the newspaper business in 2013, he moved to Rancho Mirage to play tennis and golf.