While mainstream dailies and alternative weeklies seldom have anything nice to say about one another, the Chron's Meredith May generously pointed out that both weeklies are award-winners.
- Despite their small staffs — the Guardian has three staff writers and the Weekly five — both have won prestigious George Polk Awards. The Weekly won the award in 2002 for a series on mishandled radioactive waste at Hunters Point shipyard, and the Guardian took its prize in 2005 for a look at life in San Francisco's public housing developments.
"It seems like given the losses that both are experiencing, maybe the San Francisco market can't support two alternative weeklies," activist Randy Shaw of the blog Beyond Chron told the Chron. "It's likely, after the outcome of this court case, there might only be one left standing."