San Jose Inside's company parent, Metro, picked up some newspaper siblings this week when it acquired the Gilroy Dispatch, Morgan Hill Times, Hollister Free Lance and Good Times in Santa Cruz. While the community papers in South County will remain mostly the same under a subsidiary called New SV Media Inc., staff at Good Times—an alternative weekly like this right herr—will join forces with our sister paper Santa Cruz Weekly, which would have turned 20 this month. The recently created Nuz Inc., named in honor of the Nuz column that was modeled after Fly’s predecessor, Public Eye, will operate the beefed up Santa Cruz operation. Nothing will change with our brother-from-another-mother weekly in Santa Rosa, which goes by the name North Bay Bohemian. Dan Pulcrano, Metro’s CEO and executive editor, called the acquisitions a “pretty big move—very rarely does a publisher double up these days.” The additions essentially multiply the media group’s sales revenue, employees and number of publications by two. “This brings us back to where we were in the ’90s, when we were publishing both alternative newspapers and community news,” Pulcrano added, in reference to the Silicon Valley Community Newspapers chain that was formerly owned by Metro but now belongs to Bay Area News Group (BANG). But don’t expect Metro and its new news buddies to challenge BANG, owner of the San Jose Mercury News and nearly every other local daily newspaper outside of San Francisco, to a Ron Burgundy-style reporter brawl. Instead, Metro and its new partners will focus will on bringing out a little bit of that alternative swagger while retaining strong community ties. “We think the alternative tradition is very good for community press,” Pulcrano said. “We tend to encourage their enterprise journalistic tendencies.” We also encourage anyone who tries to match the amount of italics in this one column to think twice.