Wednesday, May 15, 2002

New free daily in Los Gatos, California

The Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News has launched another paper in Los Gatos, Calif., a city of about 20,000 west of San Jose, Calif., in the middle of Silicon Valley. Los Gatos had a daily years ago that was acquired by the San Jose Mercury News, the region's dominant newspaper. It will be interesting to see if the Palo Alto formula of small-town news will work in a sophisticated, cutting-edge tech hub.

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Free daily launches in Denver

Denver, Colo. now has a free daily. The Denver Daily News hit the streets yesterday (May 10). The owners are Mike Kirshbaum, Jim Pavelich and Dave Pierce. Kirschbaum was formerly head of the Summit County Daily in Breckenridge, and it is the operating partner in this paper. Pavelich started the Vail Daily and Pierce the Aspen Times. Pavelich and Pierce are now putting out the Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News. The first edition of the "Denver Daily" was 8 pages, but the optimistic staff hopes it will grow. Denver has two other dailies, the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, which have become "regional" papers, ignoring a city that can be interesting at times.