The San Mateo Daily News was a free daily newspaper in San Mateo, California published 6 days a week with an average daily circulation of 22,000. The newspaper was founded August 9, 2000 by Dave Price (journalist) and Jim Pavelich, who also published the Palo Alto Daily News. Both papers were distributed in large red newspaper racks and in stores, coffee shops, restaurants, schools, and major workplaces. The San Mateo Daily News, along with five other Daily News editions, was sold to Knight Ridder on February 15, 2005. After McClatchy's acquisition of Knight Ridder in early 2006, all six Daily News editions, including the San Mateo Daily News were bundled with the San Jose Mercury News and sold to MediaNews Group of Denver, Colorado. The surviving Daily News, papers merged on April 7, 2009.