East Bay Daily News Packs Up and Leaves Town



The free daily newspaper, the East Bay Daily News, which published five times a week, published its last edition yesterday after a nearly three-year run. The editor cited its need to focus on its Peninsula papers — which includes the Burlingame Daily News, Los Gatos News, Redwood City Daily News, San Mateo Daily News, and the Palo Alto Daily News. In 2006, McClatchy Co., which bought Knight Ridder (the paper's previous owner), sold it to MediaNews, which also owns the Oakland Tribune. As Express reporter Chris Thompson noted then, it seemed inevitable for Dean Singleton to cut the smaller competitor.