This day in the Oakland Tribune, in 1891:
THE "ALTA" IS DEAD
The Last Issue of the Pioneer San Francisco Journal
The Alta California, the pioneer journal of San Francisco, has ceased publication. The last number of the regular daily paper was issued this morning. Today all the employees were discharged, except H. G. Cohen, the manager, and H. Spear. A small sheet will be printed daily for one week to complete publication of legal advertisements now running in the paper.
The reason for the suspension is that the paper does not pay expenses and the owners are tired of running up a deficit.
From: The Oakland Tribune, 26 May 1891, Page 1, Column 7