It's a day of inside media baseball, as yet another locally-based publication has left us. This time, the deceased is California Home+Design, an upmarket print and online shelter magazine, which Tuesday closed and laid off all employees.
In a mass email sent Tuesday, CH+D Executive editor Erin Feher said "As of today, California Home+Design has ceased operations indefinitely."
Feher told Curbed SF that the publication's parent company, McEvoy Media, "set out to sell the title a few months back. Apparently they are still in negotiations with potential buyers, but regardless have decided to cease publication indefinitely and lay off all staff."
McEvoy Media, part of the McEvoy Group, was once home several magazines, including 7x7, Spin, and CH+D. They've been steadily divesting the properties of late, selling the "prominent yet struggling" Spin to Buzzmedia in 2012 and 7x7 to Chloe Harris/Metropolitan Media Inc. earlier this year.
Rumors began swirling regarding CH+D's future after the latter sale, as the publications shared some content, staff members and, obviously, sales efforts. With CH+D's closure, McEvoy is left with a couple book publishers, most notably, Chronicle Books.
Previously on SFist:
7x7 Editor Chloe Harris Decides To Buy Publication
Beloved Media Watchdog Calls It Quits