The Contra Costa Times, sooned to be owned by MediaNews, reports that their soon-to-be-parent looks to make the area’s papers a model for the country:

But Singleton has been reluctant to discuss details of those ambitions and was tight-lipped about his plans Monday, calling any talk about them “premature.”

“I didn’t say we didn’t have a vision,” Singleton said. “We haven’t formulated it into a plan yet. We’ll begin exploring those issues this week.”</i>

Let’s hope that plan evolves into something more substantial than adding a YouTube clone and calling it a day.