Last of Lesher papers sold to Brehm Communications p.27

By: Editorial Staff One daily, two weeklies part of the package sp.

THE LAST OF the Lesher Communications, Inc. California newspapers have been sold to Brehm Communications Inc. (BCI), publisher of 60 daily and weekly papers in seven states.
Brehm bought the daily Press-Tribune in Roseville and the weekly Folsom Telegraph and Orangevale News in the Sacramento area.
The Oct. 1 sale completed the divestiture of Lesher properties. In August, Knight-Ridder Inc. purchased its flagship paper, the Contra Costa Times and four other dailies in the San Francisco East Bay Area.
Bill Brehm, chairman of the San Diego-based BCI, said: "We look forward to continuing the tradition of good community journalism as practiced by Lesher Communications . . . as well as maintaining the strong advertiser support which has created shopping values for readers."
LCI president and publisher George Riggs said the company was "proud and honored to turn over these newspapers to such a well-respected newspaper organization as Brehm Communications."
At the same time, BCI named David Reese, 43, as publisher of the three acquired papers. Most recently, Reese was owner of Minuteman Press in San Marcos, Calif. He also has held management positions with Western Publishing Co. in North Platte, Neb., California Publishing Co. in El Cajon, and Harte-Hanks Communications.


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