Doug Manchester, owner of U-T San Diego, is continuing his monopolization of San Diego print media.
According to the La Jolla Patch, Manchester's U-T has purchased Mainstreet Communications, which includes the La Jolla Light, the Del Mar Times, Poway News Chieftain, Rancho Bernardo & 4S Ranch Journal, Solana Beach Sun, Carmel Valley News, Rancho Santa Fe Review, and Ramona Sentinel.
The sale is expected to close Monday and the price was not disclosed. U-T chief executive John Lynch said the purchase was part of the strategy to broaden hyerlocal coverage.
The eight weekly papers have a combined circulation of 99,431, according to U-T San Diego.