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Tracy’s ‘amputated’ newspaper finds a buyer

Monday, March 12, 2012

imageHere’s a newspaper story symbolic of the times. The Tracy Press, which serves the area just over Altamont Pass that practically imploded during the residential real estate meltdown, was a daily newspaper until 2007, when it went to three days a week. In 2008 it went to two days. Last June, just before filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it became a weekly. Now the owner has struck a deal to sell the Press and two sister papers, in Scotts Valley and Patterson, for $1.1 million to a Texas publisher, says the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club.

Noted: Whatever new ownership does, here’s hoping they don’t tamper with one of the best small-town newspaper names still around—the Patterson Irrigator.
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