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San Diego Community Newspaper Group

1621 Grand Ave. Ste C, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone 858-270-3103

Publishers of:

Here's to Great News

The San Diego Community Newspaper Group is dedicated to serving local coastal communities of San Diego. Including La Jolla, University City, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Point Loma

Delivered to 62,000 homes in our communities every week, we offer our readers the local news they need. We provide our advertisers with total market coverage.

  • Papers are published by San Diego Community Newspaper Group, Inc. and distributed to residences and businesses on Thursdays.
  • Beach & Bay press and Peninsula Beacon are published every other Thursday. La Jolla Village News is published every other Friday.
  • Beach & Bay press, Peninsula Beacon and La Jolla Village News are adjudicated papers of general circulation by the Superior Court of California in and for the City/County of San Diego.

All papers are audited by CVC.

Julie Main

Beach & Bay Press Editor
Thomas Melville

Peninsula Beacon Editor
Thomas Melville

La Jolla Village News Editor
Blake Bunch

Reporters and Contributors
Dave Schwab, Bart Mendoza, Diana Cavagnaro, Kai Oliver-Kurtin, Neal Putnam, Natasha Josefowitz, Nicole Sours Larson, Scott Hopkins, Marsha Kay Seff, Linda Marone, Frank Sabatini Jr., Dave Thomas, Paige Fulfer, Savanah Duffy, Judi Curry, Lucia Viti, Ed Piper, Jemma Samala, Martin Jones Westlin

Don Balch, Jim Grant, Sharon Hinckley, John Cocozza, and Mike McCarthy

Retail Display Advertising
Mike Fahey, Michael Long, Heather Long, Paul Welsh III, and Rick Santos

Classified Manager
Heather Long

Production/Art Department
Chris Baker, Barbara Rogel

Heather Humble


  • 26 issues - $32.00

All subscriptions are mailed on day of publication.


The deadline for editorial submissions – news, briefs, calendar items, letters to the editor, photos, etc. – is end of day the Friday before the next issue is published. Email submissions to tom@sdnews.com. For written submissions, include the article text (typed into the email in sentence form.) For photos, attach a high resolution image file to the email, include text in the email explaining who is in it, and what the photo is about. We do not guarantee any submission will be published in the print or digital platforms of the San Diego Community Newspaper Group. The views expressed in the letter to the editor and editorials are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. Letters to the editor are encouraged. Please include a signature and phone number for verification only. We will verify authenticity of each letter to the editor. We are not responsible for the contents of each letter. We reserve the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or to edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editor. Letters should not exceed 350 words.

Please send letters to:
1621 Grand Ave., Ste C
San Diego, CA 92109

Advertising Deadlines

  • Display Advertising Space Reservations must be made by the Friday prior to publication date
  • Ad copy must be received by the Friday prior to publication date

Delivery Complaints

Call Sun Distributing by phone at (858) 277-1702 or by FAX at (858) 277-7544.