Metro Newspapers buys papers in Santa Cruz, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister

Metro Newspapers, publisher of the Metro alt-weekly in San Jose, is buying four MainStreet Media Group newspapers: Santa Cruz Good Times, the Gilroy Dispatch, Hollister Free Lance and Morgan Hill Times. Terms were not announced. Metro principal owner Dan Pulcrano told the San Jose Business Journal that there were multiple bidders for the properties and that his group paid for the purchase with private investment and other financing that he declined to describe. He said the papers he bought are

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2 Bay Area alt-weeklies finalists for awards

Metro Santa Cruz and the North Bay Bohemian have each been named as finalists in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual contest, now in its 12th year. The association announces its finalists first and then reveals the order of finish at a luncheon at its annual convention, this year in Portland from June 14 to 16. Metro Santa Cruz is up for an award for editorial layout (by staffers Kara Brown and Tabi Zarrinnaal) and the North Bay Bohemian (Daedalus

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