No one loves a magazine or a newspaper more than we do; and being a bustling, creative metropolis, the Bay Area has its share of top-notch periodicals.
But as everyone knows, publishing is tough and favorite rags come and go, whether due to lack of funding, changing readership, the advent of digital or, you know, writers quitting their pen gigs to instead go mine for gold.
This week, take a look back at some local gazettes that have come and gone.
Daily Alta California (1849 - 1891)
(via KQED/San Francisco Public Press)
The Daily Alta California, also known as Alta California, became the state's first daily newspaper with its launch on January 4, 1849. Located at 529 California Street, the paper became known for its relation to Mark Twain, who contributed stories chronicling his experiences and later became a traveling correspondent. A descendant of the California Star, the outlet was also founded by Samuel Brannan. It closed in June 1891.