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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
Emily Blackwood

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

Production/Art Department
Chris Baker, Barbara Rogel

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 [email protected]. 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.


sdnews.com ("Website") uses a third party technology called Ezoic.


Ezoic is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Ezoic's principal activities are:

  • Website analytics
  • Website personalization
  • Website hosting

Our privacy policy covers Ezoic Inc., Ezoic Limited and this Website:

Ezoic Inc.

6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, California, United States

Ezoic Limited

Northern Design Centre, Abbott's Hill, Gateshead, NE8 3DF United Kingdom


In order to provide our products and services and related support, it is necessary for Ezoic to transfer your personal data outside of the European Union.  In such case, the data controller for this data for EU residents is Ezoic Inc. having it’s registered offices at 6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, California, United States.  All questions of requests regarding the processing of data may be addresses to [email protected]


If you do not consent to such collection, you can access this website without disclosing your personal data.


Ezoic records data about the individuals and the traffic to this website. Ezoic is this website's limited agent (and data controller in the EU context) for the purpose of providing Internet data and optimization services. Ezoic may use this data to improve its service or enable other services (e.g., using visitor traffic logs or data posted through the service to improve the optimization of other websites).

Personal Information

Ezoic may collect personal information as defined in GDPR (such as IP address and a unique id in a cookie) about visitors to your website for the purposes of statistics, analytics and personalization. In addition, Ezoic works with numerous third parties for the collection and storage of data and the providing of analytics and advertising services.

Use of Personal Information

Purpose/Activity Type(s) of Data Lawful basis for processing
 To improve user experience
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us to provide you with a more pleasant, efficient experience on this website that may be customized to how you or others respond to content and ads on this or other websites.
 To improve ad performance
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us to optimize the placement, size, timing and number of ads displayed to you. It enables us to make smart decision that help this website owner earn money but reduce the disruption of ads on your experience.
 To improve content creation
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us learn what content you care about and enjoy and, the style of content you like and what you engage the most with. This helps us produce more content and features that you might like.
 To improve website performance
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us measure various performance metrics about our site, such as site speed, so that we can improve the performance of this site.



We will process the data we collect about you to improve the operation of this and other websites. This information helps us make decisions about what content to show, how it should be formatted, the number, size and placement of advertisements and how content should be delivered to individuals. THis information is also used for analysis of performance and reporting.


Our servers automatically record information (“Application Log Data”) created by your use of this website. Application Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We use this information to diagnose and improve our services. Except as stated in section (Data Retention), we will either delete the Application Log Data or remove any account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 48 months.


The personal information we collect is retained for no longer than necessary to fulfil the stated purposes in section “PROCESSING OF DATA AND CONSENT” above or for a period specifically required by law or regulation that Ezoic is obligated to follow. Personal data used to fulfil verification of certain types of services such as SSL certificate, payments, and billing will be retained for a minimum of 5 years depending on the class of product or service and may be retained in either a physical or electronic format. Even if you request deletion or erasure of your data, we may retain your personal data to the extent necessary and for so long as necessary for our legitimate business interests or performance of contractual obligations. After the retention period is over, Ezoic securely disposes or anonymizes your personal information in order to prevent loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access.


We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access improper use or disclosure unauthorized modification unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation


You have the right to view information that we have collected about you and to request deletion of any personal information we may have. You can use this data lookup tool to complete these actions.


Below is a list of cookies that are commonly set on this website.


Below is a list of usage, technical and identify metrics that are commonly stored and processed when you use this website

Your location information, including country, state, city, metro and postal code
The webpage your were at before this website
The type of browser you use and the version
The brand and operating system of your device
What time zone you're in and what time it is there
What pages on this site you visit
How you interact with this website, including time spent, how much you scroll and your mouse movements
The size of your devices screen and the size of the browser on that screen
What content you share on the page
If you copy and paste content on this website
What ad or link you clicked on to arrive at this website
The type of internet connection you use and your ISP or service provider
How long it takes for this website's content to get transfered to your browser, load in your browser and render
The weather where you are currently located
Your age and gender
Your ip address
A unique id so that we can recognize you
What ads you click on


A list of Vendors that may be used on this website

Data Usage Purposes

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or you wish to unsubscribe from our site and services you may contact us using the information below or by writing to us at:

2885 Sanford Ave
Grandville, MI 49418

Summary of Requests

If you'd like to see a summary of the requests to know user information, requests to delete user information and requests to opt-out of ccpa compliance that this business has received:


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