East Bay Express was the first to report that the San Francisco Examiner is in talks to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. SF Weekly followed, and said it’s been told the Guardian “has been on the block for around two months at a price of $1 million.”
The San Francisco Chronicle asked Examiner publisher Todd Vogt about the sale reports and he wrote in an email: “It’s not true. Haven’t bought anything. I’m not even in The City. Though we would look at any publication that is for sale — which is just about every print product.”
The Examiner is owned by a group a Canadian investors who acquired the paper last November from conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz.