California Group under new management

9:13 a.m. CDT, June 24, 2011

The California Group (Associated Desert Newspaper/Shoppers) has experienced a change in management. With the changed management comes a new direction.
The California Group is comprised of Imperial Valley Press (10,500 circulation daily), Adelante Valle (10,000 circulation Spanish Weekly), The White and The Green Sheets (10 weekly shoppers with a total of 275,000 readers in three states) and Valley Women, among other periodical publications and special editions.
“We have all the elements for success: great people, great products and growing markets,” said Gerard Delaney, the new group publisher. “My first priority is to focus on the newspaper side of the business. It has been too long without strong leadership and direction.”
Gerard is joining Schurz from the Cox Media group in Atlanta. “We are fortunate to have a strong management team in place in the Shopper division that will allow me to focus initially on the newspaper,” he continued. “But I will be traveling to the various offices and getting involved there as well.”