Former Palo Alto editor starts new daily

Jeramy Gordon, former managing editor of the Palo Alto Daily News group, today launched a free daily newspaper in Santa Barbara. Gordon, 23, is the sole owner of the Santa Barbara Daily Sound, which is starting out with a circulation of 3,000 per day, Monday-Friday. Today’s issue was hand-delivered by the paper’s staff and volunteers, including Gordon. The paper contains a combination of local news and a mix of state, national and international news. “The idea of a free newspaper

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Daily News publishers ride into sunset

Dave Price (left) and Jim Pavelich, co-publishers of the Palo Alto Daily News and its five sister daily newspapers, are stepping down from the company they started 10 years ago. Knight Ridder bought the Daily News in Feburary and the two publishers stayed on during the transition. KR also asked them to start free dailies in other U.S. cities. But in November, a group of shareholders demanded the sale of KR, which stopped all corporate expansion. As a result, Price

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Judge orders cities to keep salaries secret

From the San Mateo Daily News, Redwood City Daily News, Palo Alto Daily News By CHRISTINA BELLANTONIDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER In a ruling that could echo throughout California, a judge ruled yesterday that all salaries of all government employees in California are now secret. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Rosemary Pfeiffer granted a temporary restraining order preventing a group of Peninsula cities from releasing names and salary information to the Daily News. Pfeiffer also ruled the information should be

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