Cuts in California

The free Daily News in Palo Alto (California) has trimmed the height of the paper from 16 to 11.25 inches, making the page 25 percent smaller. Also the masthead of the paper changed. Reason for the change is that the paper now uses the presses of its sister newspaper, the (paid) San Jose Mercury News. (

Earlier this year the paper combined several different editions to one “Daily News” newspaper (see previous post).

The San Francisco area was once flooded with free papers but the recession caused several papers to close down. Apart from the Daily News editions also the two local San Francisco dailies The Daily Post and The City Star closed down (the later is now a two-days-a-week insert in the SF Examiner, the former has moved from SF to Palo Alto). (see SF Appeal for the full story on the local newspaper war.)

Also Californian free dailies Eureka Reporter and The Tahoe Daily Tribune stopped publishing in 2009 although the latter is now distributed three days a week.

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