Arizona-based Times Media Group has acquired Southland Publishing, publisher of former CNPA Members L.A. Downtown News, Pasadena Weekly, The Argonaut, VC Reporter and San Diego City Beat, according to VC Reporter.

“The Southland publications have always been special in their connection with the communities they serve,” said Steve Strickbine, president of Times Media Group, which owns the East Valley Tribune, Scottsdale Progress and 13 other media platforms. “We can’t wait to further solidify that connection and do even more to demonstrate our commitment to our readers, our advertisers and our neighbors.”