List of newspapers in California

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This is a list of newspapers in California actively being published daily and non-daily. There were over 1,300 newspapers published in California at the beginning of 2020.[1]

Daily Newspapers[edit]

Name City Owner Daily Circulation Niche
The Mercury News[2] San Jose Digital First Media 527,568
Los Angeles Times[3] Los Angeles Patrick Soon-Shiong 653,868
The Sacramento Bee Sacramento McClatchy 279,032
The Orange County Register Anaheim Digital First Media 250,724
Contra Costa Times Walnut Creek Digital First Media 168,362
San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Hearst Corporation 164,820
The Fresno Bee Fresno McClatchy 157,546
Investor's Business Daily Los Angeles 157,161
The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego Patrick Soon-Shiong 121,321
La Opinión Los Angeles ImpreMedia 116,256 Spanish-language
The Press-Enterprise Riverside Digital First Media 92,697
San Francisco Examiner San Francisco San Francisco Media Company 75,009
The Record Stockton Fortress Investment Group 58,888
San Gabriel Valley Tribune Monrovia Digital First Media 57,558
The Daily Breeze Torrance Digital First Media 57,185
The Modesto Bee Modesto McClatchy 56,723
Los Angeles Daily News Woodland Hills Digital First Media 56,493
The Press Democrat Santa Rosa Sonoma Media Investments 54,000
Long Beach Press-Telegram Long Beach Digital First Media 41,038
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Rancho Cucamonga Digital First Media 38,286
The Tribune San Luis Obispo McClatchy 35,000
The Desert Sun Palm Springs Gannett 30,555[4]
Redding Record Searchlight Redding Gannett 30,000
Chico Enterprise-Record Chico Digital First Media 29,000
Santa Monica Daily Press Santa Monica Newlon Rouge, Inc 28,000
Santa Barbara News-Press Santa Barbara Ampersand Publishing 25,973
The Monterey County Herald Monterey Digital First Media 23,862
DailyPress Victorville Gannett 23,000
Times-Standard Eureka Digital First Media 23,000
Bakersfield Californian Bakersfield Virginia F. Moorhouse 22,000
Palo Alto Daily Post Palo Alto Daily Post 22,000
Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register Visalia Gannett 16,890[4]
Merced Sun-Star Merced McClatchy 15,952
The Mendocino Voice Willits Independent 65,000
Lodi News-Sentinel Lodi Central Valley News-Sentinel Inc. 15,000
Appeal-Democrat Marysville Horizon Publications 13,000
Napa Valley Register Napa Lee Enterprises 11,947
The Daily Californian Berkeley Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company 10,000 Student (UC Berkeley)
Daily Trojan Los Angeles University of Southern California (USC) 10,000 Student (USC)
Daily Bruin Los Angeles ASUCLA Communications Board 9,000 Student (UCLA)
The Stanford Daily Stanford The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation 8,000 Student (Stanford University)
Daily News Red Bluff Digital First Media 7,500
Redlands Daily Facts Redlands Digital First Media 7,470
The Salinas Californian Salinas Gannett 6,207[4]
Manteca Bulletin Manteca 209 Multimedia 5,350
Asbarez[5] Los Angeles Armenian-language
Pasadena Star-News Pasadena
The Porterville Recorder Porterville RISN Operations / Glacier Media
The Daily Independent Ridgecrest Gannett
San Mateo County Times San Mateo Digital First Media
San Mateo Daily Journal San Mateo Bigfoot Media
Santa Clarita Valley Signal Santa Clarita Paladin Multimedia Group
Santa Cruz Sentinel Santa Cruz Digital First Media
Ventura County Star Ventura Gannett
The Daily Democrat Woodland Digital First Media
Whittier Daily News Whittier Digital First Media
Voice of OC Santa Ana
The Union Grass Valley Gold Hill California Media

Non-Daily Newspapers[edit]

Name City Owner Circulation Frequency Niche
Catalina Islander Avalon Weekly Catalina Island[6]
Xone Autosport News Los Angeles 233,200 Weekly Formula One and IndyCar news (International)
Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles 125,000 Weekly African-American
The Epoch Times Los Angeles Epoch Times Media Group 30,000 Weekly News and lifestyle
The Hemet San Jacinto Chronicle Hemet and San Jacinto PCM Publishing 8,000 Weekly Hemet and San Jacinto local/community news
Sacramento Observer Sacramento Observer Media Group 50,000 Weekly African-American
East Bay Express Emeryville 49,766 Weekly
Brentwood Press Brentwood, CA Greg Robinson and Sandie McNulty 40,000 Weekly Hyperlocal (East Contra Costa County)
Chino Champion Chino Champion Newspapers 42,600 Weekly
Pacific Citizen Los Angeles 30,000 Monthly Asian-American
Sun Post Manteca 29,000 Weekly
India-West San Leandro India-West Publications 25,000 Weekly Indo-American
Alameda Sun Alameda 23,500 Thursdays Hyperlocal (City of Alameda)
Random Lengths News San Pedro 22,500 Every other Thursday Hyperlocal (harbor-area communities)
Cedar Street Pacific Grove 20,000 Weekly
Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos 16,500 Weekly
The Paper San Marcos 20,000 Weekly
Times-Advocate Escondido 15,000 Weekly
Mid Valley Times Reedley Mid-Valley Publishing Inc. 13,200 Weekly
The Calaveras Chronicle Calaveras County 12,500 Monthly
Press Banner Scotts Valley Tank Town Media 20,000 Weekly
Tracy Press Tracy Tank Town Media 10,000 Weekly
Kstati San Francisco 9,000 Weekly Russian-American
Half Moon Bay Review Half Moon Bay Coastside News Group 3,000 Weekly
Pacifica Tribune Pacifica Coastside News Group Weekly
Indian Voices San Diego Black Rose Communications 6,000 Monthly Native American
Trinity Journal Weaverville 4,100 Weekly
Turlock Journal Turlock 209 Multimedia 4,000 Weekly
Valley Roadrunner Valley Center 4,000 Weekly
Taft Independent Taft 3,500 Weekly
Ojai Valley News Ojai 3,000 Weekly Local news, since 1891
The Sun-Gazette Exeter Mineral King Publishing, Inc. 3,000 Weekly Tulare County news since 1901
The Ark Tiburon AMMI Publishing Co. Inc. 2,550 Wednesdays Hyperlocal (Tiburon, Belvedere, and Strawberry)
The Mountain Messenger Downieville 2,500 Thursdays Sierra County news
Humor Times Sacramento Monthly Satire
The Comic News Santa Cruz Monthly Satire, Cartoons
The Madera Tribune Madera Biweekly
Modoc County Record Alturas Weekly
Atascadero News Atascadero News Media Corporation Weekly
Berkeley Daily Planet Berkeley Weekly
Fullerton Observer[7] Fullerton 10,000 Bimonthly Fullerton Observer, LLC Orange County, California news
Hollister Free Lance Hollister Metro Newspapers Weekly
Huntington Beach Independent Huntington Beach Tribune Media Weekly
Armenian Observer Los Angeles Weekly Armenian-American
Galt Herald Galt Herburger Publications Weekly
Larchmont Chronicle Los Angeles John H. Welborne Monthly
Mendocino Beacon Mendocino Digital First Media Weekly
Monterey County Weekly Monterey Milestone Communications Weekly
The Palisadian-Post Pacific Palisades Alan Smolinisky Weekly
Paso Robles Press Paso Robles News Media Corporation Weekly
Santa Clara Weekly Santa Clara Santa Clara Eagle Publishing Weekly
Sonoma Valley Sun Sonoma Weekly
Crescenta Valley Weekly La Crescenta Crescenta Valley Publishing, LLC 8300 Weekly Community
Hellenic Journal Brisbane Monthly
The Southern Cross San Diego Bishop of San Diego 37,000 Monthly Religion (Catholicism)
Idyllwild Town Crier Idyllwild-Pine Cove Idyllwild House Publishing Co. Ltd. 2,300 Weekly
West Side Index Newman 209 Multimedia Weekly
Gustine Press-Standard Gustine 209 Multimedia Weekly
Oakdale Leader Oakdale 209 Multimedia Weekly
Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin Santa Cruz Mountains Wendy Sigmund / Mountain Publishing 6,500 Monthly Community
The Student Life Claremont Weekly Student
The State Hornet Sacramento The State Hornet 22,000 Biweekly Student, Sacramento news
The Coast News Encinitas Coast News Group 20000 Weekly Local News
Kstati San Francisco Kstati Publishing Company 9,000 Bimonthly

Defunct Newspapers[edit]

See List of Defunct California Newspapers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "California newspapers". Chronicling America, Library of Congress. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Founded 1851, OCLC 145122249
  3. ^ Founded in 1881, OCLC 3638237
  4. ^ a b c "Gannett Annual Report, 2015" (PDF). Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  5. ^ OCLC 3973991
  6. ^ "About Us | the Catalina Islander".
  7. ^ Founded in 1978, Independent, community written,

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