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Guardianlogo.jpg
San Francisco Bay Guardian (front page).jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC
Publisher Marke Bieschke
Editor Steven T. Jones
Founded 1966
Language English
Ceased publication October 14, 2014
Headquarters 135 Mississippi St.
San Francisco, California 94107
Circulation 106,708[1]
ISSN 0036-4096
Official website sfbg.com

The San Francisco Bay Guardian was a free alternative newspaper published weekly in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1966 by Bruce B. Brugmann and his wife, Jean Dibble.[2] The paper was shut down on October 14, 2014.[3]

The Bay Guardian was known for reporting, celebrating, and promoting left-wing and progressive issues within San Francisco and (albeit rarely) around the San Francisco Bay Area as a whole. This usually included muckraking, legislation to control and limit gentrification, and endorsement of political candidates and other laws and policies that fall within its political views. It also printed movie and music reviews, an annual nude beaches issue, and an annual sex issue. The Bay Guardian was one of several alternative newspapers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including the SF Weekly (formerly its major competitor, now under the same ownership), East Bay Express, Metro Silicon Valley, North Bay Bohemian, Marin's Pacific Sun, and Berkeley Daily Planet.

Best of the Bay[edit]

Starting in 1974, the Guardian published an annual "Best of The Bay" issue that listed the best restaurants, business, and activities in the Bay Area, based on a readers' poll and staff recommendations. The Guardian claimed that its "Best Of" issue was the first annual guide of its kind and was copied by other publications.

Goldie Award[edit]

The Guardian handed out "Goldie Awards" annually for excellence in the arts and similar areas.

Publications[edit]

In 1971, it published The Ultimate Highrise, on the costs of development to the city. In 1975, it published San Francisco Free & Easy: The Native's Guidebook with a revised edition in 1980, edited by William Ristow.

1970s unionization attempt[edit]

The Guardian put down an attempt by its employees to unionize in the 1970s. In 1975, Guardian staffers, with the aid of Newspaper Guild Local 52 and International Typographical Union Local 21, signed union cards to seek higher wages and benefits. The paper had previously won a legal settlement and moved to a new building. Nevertheless, publisher Bruce Brugmann claimed there were not enough funds to increase pay or benefits. The day after Thanksgiving, he fired five senior staffers who had helped organize the union effort. Newspaper staffers voted to join the Newspaper Guild and, on June 15, 1976, they called a strike to force Brugmann to offer a labor contract. Brugmann retained a few management staff and hired scab replacements. In August, César Chávez offered to mediate the strike, but Brugmann refused. Finally, in 1977, another election was called, but this time votes by replacement workers carried the day and the new staff voted not to join a union.[4]

Lawsuit against Weekly[edit]

In March 2008 The Guardian won a predatory pricing lawsuit against its local rival, the SF Weekly, based on allegations the Weekly undercut The Guardian by selling display advertisements below cost while supporting itself on cash infusions from its parent, Village Voice Media, in an effort to force the Guardian into bankruptcy. In May 2008 the judge in the case awarded punitive damages, raising the jury's $6.3 million award to $15.9 million, and issuing an injunction prohibiting the SF Weekly from selling advertisements below cost.[5]

Sale and recent developments[edit]

On April 19, 2012, the East Bay Express reported that the Canadian owners of the San Francisco Examiner were in negotiations with the Bay Guardian to buy the newspaper. These rumors were denied by its executive editor Tim Redmond.[6][7]

On January 15, 2013, their longstanding rivals, the SF Weekly, was sold to the San Francisco Newspaper Group that publishes the Bay Guardian.[8][9]

In mid-June 2013, the San Francisco Business Times and other publications reported that Tim Redmond had "been ousted" as publisher and editor. The Bay Guardian issued a statement quoting new publisher Stephen Buel as saying, "The Guardian has been losing money, and we were forced to contemplate some editorial layoffs. Tim decided to resign rather than follow through with what we were discussing." However, Redmond denied resigning.[10][11]

On October 15, 2014, publisher Glenn Zuehls announced that the San Francisco Media Co. which also owns the SF Weekly has decided to close the publication. The 40th annual Best of the Bay issue which was issued on the same day is the weekly publication's final issue.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Francisco Bay Guardian". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Scrappy SF paper marks 30 years of hip". Los Angeles Daily News. December 1, 1996. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  3. ^ Bulwa, Demian and John Wildermuth (October 14, 2014) "San Francisco Bay Guardian shuts down." San Francisco Chronicle. (Retrieved Oct 14, 2014.)
  4. ^ Tom Wetzel (1987). "Small Is Not Beautiful: Life at the Bay Guardian.". Processed World. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  5. ^ Meredith May (May 20, 2008). "Judge raises damages in case against SF Weekly". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  6. ^ "The San Francisco Examiner Closes in on Purchase of San Francisco Bay Guardian". East Bay Express. April 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "SF Bay Guardian editor: "We have not been sold."". sfgate. April 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "OICE MEDIA GROUP TODAY ANNOUNCES SALE OF SF WEEKLY TO SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER COMPANY". Voice Media Group. January 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "SF Weekly sold to Bay Guardian publisher". sfgate. January 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ Steven E.F. Brown (June 14, 2013). "Longtime editor Tim Redmond ousted at SF Bay Guardian". San Francisco Business Times. 
  11. ^ Jones, Steven T.; Bowe, Rebecca (June 18, 2013). "On Guard: The story behind the Bay Guardian’s new ownership and the departure of Editor-Publisher Tim Redmond". San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco). 
  12. ^ "San Francisco Bay Guardian Closed by San Francisco Media Company". SF Weekly. October 15, 2014. 

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