U-T San Diego is buying eight community newspapers and websites in San Diego County. The seller is Mainstreet Communications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The publications are the La Jolla Light, Del Mar Times, Poway News Chieftain, Rancho Bernardo & 4S Ranch News Journal, Solana Beach Sun, Carmel Valley News, Rancho Santa Fe Review and Ramona Sentinel.

U-T San Diego also said that it wanted to begin publishing more “hyperlocal” news — that is, news from San Diego’s diverse communities and neighborhoods.

The metro daily said it will create a new division, U-T Community News, to operate the eight publications. La Jolla Light Publisher Phyllis Pfeiffer will lead the division.

— SDBJ Staff Report