Weekly publisher sees end of print edition

Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson said Monday that four or five years from now his newspaper and others in his chain might drop their print editions and only appear online. Other papers his company owns include The Almanac (Menlo Park), Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly, Danville Weekly and Pacific Sun (San Rafael). The Palo Alto Weekly, which had been printing two editions a week, dropped its Wednesday edition in September and now only comes out on Fridays. In a

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Bob Thomas dies, started Pleasanton Weekly

Bob Thomas, a commercial real estate broker who changed careers to journalism and went on to launch the Pleasanton Weekly, died Saturday at his home in Burlingame after a long illness at age 57, his paper reports. A couple of paragraphs from his obit: Mr. Thomas was a strong advocate of locally-focused journalism, always willing to leave regional and national stories to others while concentrating both the news and advertising columns on local readers. At a pre-publication meeting with then-Mayor

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