Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Foster City paper's new owners drop cat's column
The San Mateo County Times’ John Horgan reports that Foster City’s weekly newspaper, The Islander, has a new owner, who continues to cover all things related to that bayside community in a fresh format. But one of the paper’s quirkiest features, an advice column by a cat named Cleo, no longer appears in The Islander. “Along with a folksy, homespun weekly piece by Sam Felser on any subject that intrigued him, Cleo's helpful hints from a friendly feline perspective became a regular, weird staple of the publication through the decades,” Horgan writes. Feiser, who died a year ago, started the paper 40 years ago. Felser's daughter, Margorie, sold the paper earlier this year. The new publisher is Mark Watson, an attorney.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 5:13 PM