Pacific Sun (newspaper)

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Pacific Sun
Pacific Sun front page.jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Publisher Sam Chapman
Editor Jason Walsh

835 Fourth St
Suite B

San Rafael, CA 94915
 United States
Circulation 32,000 [1]

The Pacific Sun was founded in 1963 in California, and is the second longest running alternative weekly in the nation, behind only The Village Voice.[citation needed] With a readership of around 80,000, the paper is distributed throughout Marin County, just north of San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Until 2012, the paper was owned by Embarcadero Media, who purchased it from longtime owner Steve McNamara in 2004. Sam Chapman, former Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (who worked as a reporter for the Pacific Sun early in her career), was the paper's publisher until 2010. In October 2012, Bob Heinen of Luxembourg West purchased the paper and replaced Gina Allen as publisher.[2] Jason Walsh serves as the editor and Dani Burlison replaced Samantha Campos as staff writer in 2010.

The paper is published every Friday.


  1. ^ "Pacific Sun". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  2. ^ Menlo Park man buys Pacific Sun weekly newspaper

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