The owners of the San Francisco Examiner are on the cusp of buying the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Bay Guardian Executive Editor Tim Redmond told the Express this afternoon that he's "very optimistic" the deal will be inked soon. "I think we'll probably sign a deal, but it's not yet done," he said.
Earlier, two sources told the Express that the deal had been finalized. But Redmond said that while the deal is close, it's not yet complete. "We're in negotiations, and we're very optimistic," he said.