Saturday, January 27, 2001

Lake County Record-Bee sold to California Newspapers Partnership

Big news in this morning’s paper: at work yesterday, Times Publishing CEO Michael Mead announced the sale of the Lake County Record-Bee, the Clear Lake Observer American, Willits News and Penny Slaver to California Newspapers Partnership. The conglomerate it’s part of, MediaNews Group, is the fifth largest in the country.

CNP’s Northern Division alone includes: Eureka Times-Standard, Tri-City Weekly, Ukiah Daily Journal, Hometown Shopper, Mendocino Beacon, Fort Bragg Advocate News, Oakland Times-Herald, Marin Independent Journal, The Oakland Tribune, Pacifica Tribune, San Mateo County Times, The Daily Review in Hayward, The Argus in Fremont, Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton, The Milpitas Post, Daily News in Red Bluff, Chico Enterprise-Record, Mercury Register in Oroville and The Daily Democrat in Woodland.