AAN News

Alt-Weeklies' Four-Letter Festivals: Movement Grows as Silicon Valley Launches C2SV

SXSW's success has spawned a movement that is now helping alternative weekly publishers replace traditional revenue sources and become major economic forces in their communities. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-10-2013  11:00 am  |  Industry News

Metro Silicon Valley Wins Release of Health Foundation Documents

This week's issue of Metro Silicon Valley sheds new light on how labor groups influence public policy in Silicon Valley (FULL STORY)
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-22-2013  10:00 pm  |  Press Releases

CNPA Honors Nine AAN Publications

Palo Alto Weekly picked up the coveted general excellence award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. (FULL STORY)
CNPA  |  05-06-2013  1:35 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Santa Clara County Official Faces Five Felony Counts in Wake of Metro Silicon Valley Investigation

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President George Shirakawa resigned this morning after being charged with five felony counts of misusing public funds and perjury. (FULL STORY)
Metro Silicon Valley  |  03-01-2013  4:04 pm  |  Press Releases

Metro Silicon Valley Investigation Leads to Inquiry Against Top County Officialnew

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa is under investigation for failure to file campaign disclosure forms.
San Jose Inside  |  10-05-2012  5:15 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

San Jose Mercury News Caught with Stolen News Racksnew

News racks from a number of independent media outlets were found in a large recycling container at the San Jose Mercury News headquarters.
sanjoseinside.com  |  08-03-2012  1:41 pm  |  Industry News

Eight Alt-Weeklies Honored in CNPA Awardsnew

San Francisco Bay Guardian picked up the coveted General Excellence award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Palo Alto Weekly led all alt-weeklies with ten awards.
California Newspaper Publishers Association  |  04-22-2011  5:31 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Metro Silicon Valley Redesigns Paper as it Celebrates 25th Anniversarynew

Metro Silicon Valley celebrated its 25th anniversary with a new look and a swanky bash last week, the Mercury News reports. Metro publisher and co-founder Dan Pulcrano says that passion for the product has been what's kept the paper alive for this long. "It's a hard business. You have to love it," he says. "You have to be incredibly passionate about it." Meanwhile, the paper's new design, which features a glossy cover and a new logo, is Metro's first major overhaul in its first 25 years.
Mercury News  |  04-26-2010  12:22 pm  |  Industry News

Nine California AAN Members Take Home State Press Awardsnew

The California Newspaper Publishers Association recently gave out 480 first and second place awards in its 2009 Better Newspapers contest, and nine alt-weeklies received at least one. The Sacramento News & Review won ten awards, including firsts for Public Service, Columns, Sports Story, Front Page, Freedom of Information. SF Weekly won seven awards, including first-place finishes for Writing, Investigative/Enterprise Reporting and Environmental/Ag Resource Reporting. The North Coast Journal won six awards, including firsts in the Writing, Local News Coverage, Business/Financial Story and Environmental/Ag Resource Reporting categories. Palo Alto Weekly took home five awards -- all first-place wins -- in the Editorial Comment, Local News Coverage, Sports Coverage, Feature Photo, Best Website and General Excellence categories. Chico News & Review won two awards, both firsts, for Editorial Pages and Special Issue. Pacific Sun also took home two awards, both firsts, for Feature Story and Lifestyle Coverage. Metro Silicon Valley, Pasadena Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian each took home one award.
California Newspaper Publishers Association  |  04-26-2010  11:14 am  |  Honors & Achievements

California Alt-Weeklies Take Home Dozens of State Awardsnew

The California Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of its annual Better Newspapers Contest on Saturday, and nine AAN members won a total of 38 awards. The Sacramento News & Review won a total of nine awards, five of which were first-place finishes, including a General Excellence win. "The News & Review is a salty and irreverent weekly packed with excellent coverage of news and culture, multiple voices in columns and two pages of letters," the judges wrote. "Its colorful design is inviting and, praises to the sales department, it is packed with ads." In addition, Palo Alto Weekly also won nine total awards; the North Coast Journal won eight; Chico News & Review won four; the San Francisco Bay Guardian won three; Metro Silicon Valley won two; and the Pacific Sun, Pasadena Weekly and SF Weekly each took home one award. CORRECTION: The Santa Barbara Independent also won five awards.
California Newspaper Publishers Association (pdf)  |  10-27-2008  9:09 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weeklies Reveal Sen. Feinstein in Conflict on Military Contractsnew

Metro Silicon Valley and North Bay Bohemian report this week that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband was a major beneficiary of military appropriations blessed by a subcommittee that she headed, parent company Metro Newspapers announced today in a press release. Feinstein (D-Calif.) approved billions of dollars in military construction expenditures awarded to two firms that were controlled by an investment group headed by the senator’s spouse, financier Richard C. Blum, according to the investigative story by Metro's Peter Byrne. The story "examines the many ways in which Sen. Feinstein committed repeated breaches of ethics as (the subcommittee) chairwoman or ranking member from 2001-2005," according to the release.
Metro Newspapers Press Release  |  01-25-2007  7:17 pm  |  Industry News

Metro Silicon Valley Celebrates Its 20th Anniversarynew

The anniversary package takes a look back at how the San Jose alt-weekly got off the ground and highlights some of the paper's most talked-about articles. The issue is dedicated to the memory of Julia Smith, a founding member of the Metro staff who succumbed to cancer last Monday.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-29-2005  10:53 am  |  Industry News

Silicon Valley Governments Are Still Cyberslothsnew

The dirty little secret of Silicon Valley governments is that they have been slow to embrace high-tech innovations, many produced by the 7,300 tech companies sitting in their backyards, William Dean Hinton reports for Metro Silicon Valley. In Santa Clara, you still have to view criminal records on microfiche, and there's no reliable search engine on the city of San Jose's Web site. The recognized leaders in E-government aren't on the West Coast but in cities like Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Mo.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-11-2004  12:11 pm  |