After no other bidders appeared before Judge Christopher M. Klein, he approved the bid submitted earlier by Ralph Alldredge, publisher of the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, and associates.
The sale by members of the Matthews family will become final in the next several weeks when Klein, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California, issues a formal order of his decision.
The Press filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 2010. The paper has been owned by the Matthews family since 1943, and it was first printed April 2, 1898. Its present publisher is Robert Matthews.