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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SMC Newspapers: The Redwood City Daily Tribune

The Fourth Estate: 

A Weekly Newspaper for Advertisers and Newspaper Makers

3 Feb 1923 p26
The Daily Tribune, began publishing on 1 May 1923. Its publishers were George Morrell and Dallas E. Wood of Palo Alto and its first editor was John Robinson.

In 1931 the Tribune merged with the Redwood City Standard and for three years the joint name Redwood City Tribune and Redwood City Standard was used.

In 1934 the paper returned to the use of the name, Redwood City Tribune and continued until 1979.

In 1979 the Redwood City Tribune combined with the Palo Alto Times becoming the Peninsula Times-Tribune.  The combined paper struggled through the next fourteen years but eventually folded.  According to Jay Thorwaldson, who had worked for the Palo Alto Times before the merger, it "never succeeded in reflecting its communities and was killed in 1993."[1]  

SMCGS Obituary Index - RWC Tribune 1969-1992

[1] A 1950's60s Golden Age for Newspapers  12 Sep 2011 SF Public Press

(w) weekly (d) daily (n) daily except Sunday and holidays
(p) partial run  (s) scattered missing issues
CA Lib - California State Library
UCR - University of California Riverside - Newspaper Master Files
RCL - Redwood City Public Library
SM Lib - San Mateo City Library

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