Monday, December 29, 2008

Daily Post out of SF, to focus on Peninsula

[Full disclosure: The editor of the Press Club blog, Dave Price, is also an owner of the Daily Post]

In the next few weeks, the Daily Post plans to stop circulating in San Francisco and expand its distribution on the Peninsula, the paper reported. The Post, which operated during most of its run as the San Francisco Daily, focused on the city's neighborhoods particularly the Marina, Fillmore, Castro and North Beach sections. The Examiner, apparently feeling threatened by the Post, created a separate paper called the City Star ((KPIX story) which, in the opinion of the Post's owners, mimicked their paper.

"They copied everything we did," said Jim Pavelich, who owns the Post with Dave Price. "They copied our look, our distribution patterns and pressured our advertisers. They offered everybody at our paper jobs and took two of our reps."

The Examiner and City Star are owned by billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz, a conservative Republican who used the front page of the Examiner to endorse John McCain and Sarah Palin.

The Post plans to take the copies it was distributing in the city and circulate them on the Peninsula.

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