You wouldn't exactly call San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius a big fan of the left-of-left politics that are sometimes practiced in the city. But this weekend, even Nevius bemoaned the loss of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which carried the banner of San Francisco progressivism for nearly 50 years before being unceremoniously shut down last October. The weekly's owner, San Francisco Media Co., said it made that decision because the Guardian was no longer “a financially viable product.”
Well, Guardian fans, this week you're going to get one last shot at immersing yourself in the kind of San Francisco politics and culture that has always irritated your Uncle Edgar at Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, the Guardian in Exile, a group of former staff members, will put up an online commemorative edition -- which you'll be able to download here for a donation. (See the cover here.) An extended edition with additional material will also be available.
Then on Thursday, a print edition will hit the streets, as an insert in the San Francisco Public Press, available for $1 at these bookstores and other locations. (The San Francisco Public Press is a KQED News Associate.)
The issue will include both old and new content, said former Guardian publisher Marke Bieschke.