After 48 Years, 'Hellraising' San Francisco Bay Guardian to Close

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When Bruce Brugmann and Jean Dibble founded the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1966 they vowed "to print the news and raise hell." One of the country's first alternative weeklies, the paper became known for its progressive politics, in-depth local arts coverage and obsession with exposing PG&E. Brugmann sold the paper in 2012, and on Tuesday the current owner announced he would shut the paper down for good. We look back at the history and legacy of the Bay Guardian.


Tim Redmond, editor of 48 and former executive editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Bruce Brugmann, co-founder, former editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian