SF Examiner buys Bay Guardian weekly
The combination is somewhat weird as the former publication has had a clear conservative editirial line while the Bay Guardian is a progressive weekly.
The Examiner, however, has changed hands in November 2011, when a group of businessmen bought it from Denver businessman Philip Anschutz.
The Guardian, started in 1962, has a circulation of 70,000 copies. The Examiner distributes 180,000 copies on average.