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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, Point Loma and Downtown. Our central San Diego delivery include the communities of Mission Hills, Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, Golden Hill, Kensington, Talmadge, and Old Town. Our east county coverage includes Mission Gorge, Granville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, San Carlos, Mission Trails, Fletcher Hills, La Mesa and Mount Helix.

Delivered to more than 100,000 homes in our communities —we offer our readers the local news they need and advertisers with total market coverage.

  • Papers are published by San Diego Community Newspaper Group, Inc. and distributed to residences and businesses on Fridays.
  • Beach & Bay Press, Peninsula Beacon and La Jolla Village News are published every other week. Uptown News, Downtown News, Mission Times Courier and La Mesa Courier are published monthly.
  • 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

SDNEWS.com Editor
Thomas Melville

Beach & Bay Press Editor
Thomas Melville

Peninsula Beacon Editor
Thomas Melville

La Jolla Village News Editor
Thomas Melville

La Mesa Courier Editor
Jeff Clemetson

Mission Times Courier Editor
Jeff Clemetson

San Diego Downtown News Editor
Kendra Sitton

San Diego Uptown News Editor
Kendra Sitton

Staff Writers
Dave Schwab

Bart Mendoza, Diana Cavagnaro, Kai Oliver-Kurtin, Neal Putnam, Natasha Josefowitz, Nicole Sours Larson, Scott Hopkins, Linda Marrone, Dave Thomas, Paige Fulfer, Judi Curry, Lucia Viti, Ed Piper, Jemma Samala, Kathy Miller Gray, Victoria Davis, John Bolthouse, Tom Cesarini, B.J. Coleman, Angela Colon, Cynthia Couperu, Susan A. Davis, Mara W. Elliot, David Fidlin, Chirstopher Gomez, Dr. Helen Griffith, Dora McCann Gurreiro, William E. Kelly, Jean Lowerison, Vince Meehan, Summer Stephan, Sandee Wilhoit, Joan Wojicik

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

Retail Display Advertising
Mike Fahey, Michael Long, Heather Long, Paul Welsh III, Heather Fine, Francisco Tamayo, Dan Vaccaro, Michael Rosenstal and Rick Santos

Classified Manager
Heather Long

Business Consultant
David Mannis

Chris Bakerl

Heather Humble

Business Advisor
David Mannis


  • 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 Pacblue Logistics by phone at (858) 221-9202.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is San Diego Community Newspaper Group's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://www.sdnews.com, and other sites we own and operate. We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law. Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies. You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services. Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us. This policy is effective as of 2 October 2018.