Tank Town Media has sold its Press Banner weekly in Scotts Valley, Good Times in Santa Cruz reports.
The new publishing group is Weeklys. In addition to its flagship Good Times, the group operates Metro Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill Times and Gilroy Dispatch in neighboring Santa Clara County, as well as weeklies in Monterey, San Benito, Alameda, Marin and Sonoma counties. Earlier this year it purchased East Bay Express and introduced East Bay magazine and the Salinas Valley Tribune.
Tank Town Media, owned by longtime publishers Will Fleet and Ralph Alldredge, has operated the Press Banner since 2012. Tank Town also operates the Tracy Press and Patterson Irrigator.
“For the past eight years, we have been proud caretakers of this beautiful community’s newspaper. We deeply appreciate our many readers and advertisers who supported us,” said Fleet, 2005 CNPA president. “We’re pleased the Press Banner will be in good hands. The new owners share our commitment to locally-focused, independent community journalism.”