Bay Area

How San Francisco Landed the Super Bowl With Help From an Agency

Here’s a Super Bowl brief most agencies haven’t encountered and one that has nothing to do with a 30-second spot. The mission: convincing NFL owners to choose a host city with a stadium that’s still under construction and in a region having next to no experience with the biggest sports event of the year.

Bay Area Newspapers Cancel Merger

San Francisco-based newspaper publisher Bay Area News Group (BANG) is reversing plans to amalgamate 11 of its papers into two titles. The Oakland Tribune and The Contra Costa Times will now retain their names.