Pasadena Star-News

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Pasadena Star-News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) MediaNews Group
Publisher Ron Hasse
Editor Michael Anastasi
Headquarters 911 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91106
Sister newspapers Los Angeles Daily News
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Whittier Daily News

The Pasadena Star-News is the local daily newspaper for Pasadena, California. The Star-News is a member of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, since 1996. It is also part of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, along with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Whittier Daily News.

First published in 1884, the paper was originally located at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Oakland Avenue for years. That building is now home to Technique at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and 24 Hour Fitness.

Ridder Newspapers bought the Star-News in 1956 and Bernard J. Ridder took over as publisher. Ridder merged with Knight to form Knight Ridder in 1974. The paper was sold off in 1989 to a company owned by William Dean Singleton; the Thomson Corporation bought majority control of the paper a year later. Thomson sold the Star-News to Singleton's MediaNews Group in 1996, which went on to become part of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.[1]

The newspaper also publishes the Rose Magazine.[2]

Shirlee Smith[edit]

Since 1994 Shirlee Smith has written a popular column on parenting.[3][4][5]

Previous owners[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Rose Magazine. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Lynell, Geroge (4 October 1999). "Get a Grip; Shirlee Smith knows that parenting doesn't come with a set of rules, thank you very much. But that doesn't stop the straight- talking columnist and local cable host from telling parents how to shape up". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "They’re Moms to Black America". The Root (magazine). 11 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Parent Talk Show on Cable". Los Angeles Sentinel. 13 February 1997. 

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