#TBT: The Bay Area Newspapers and Magazines That Are No More


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.

San Jose Magazine (1998 - 2008)

via Ross Mehan Photography

San Jose Magazine supplied 34,000 readers with the latest news from the South Bay for 11 years before deciding to step away from print in 2008. Although the magazine was reportedly still profitable according to publisher Gilbert Sangari, the team decided to shift its resources toward its faster-growing video-production venture creating 30-minute "Best of the Bay" shows for KRON-TV.

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