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Times Community News Announces Second Expansion of the Year

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Times Media Group's Times CommunityNews (TCN) today announces the addition of both a new weeklytitle and a Sunday edition serving the San Gabriel Valley andincreased circulation in Orange County. The roll-out is asfollows:

  • The Pasadena Sun, a new Friday publication, will feature political, sports and public safety news for Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino, beginning August 5th.


  • The Sunday Valley Sun will debut August 7th and bring together coverage from the Pasadena Sun and La Cañada Valley Sun in a new Sunday edition.


  • The Coastline Pilot will add Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo to its existing coverage of Laguna Beach, beginning August 26th.


"Community news is at the heart of journalism, and over the yearsTCN has proven itself to be uniquely qualified to cover the localbeats," said TCN North Editor, Dan Evans. "Pasadena, South Pasadenaand San Marino are fascinating, vibrant places, and we cannot waitto get started."

In addition, TCN's Sunday News-Press & Leader and Sunday ValleySun — collectively serving Glendale, Burbank, LaCañada and the aforementioned San Gabriel Valley communities— will include "Marquee," a new arts and entertainmentsection with a guide to local restaurants, nightlife and culture,beginning August 7th. Similarly, TCN's Orange County publications— the Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot andCoastlinePilot — will begin featuring "Arts OC," a new Friday artsand entertainment section, on August 26th, effectively serving theentire county.

"Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel have strong ties to Laguna Beach andbroadening our coverage to include those southern Orange Countycommunities is a natural extension for the Coastline Pilot," saidTCN South Editor, John Canalis. "There is an appetite for localnews and information in these engaging cities that we arewell-positioned to deliver, digitally and in print."

The Sunday Valley Sun will be distributed in combination with morethan 24,000 copies of the Los Angeles Times with an additional 2,300 copiesvia area news racks. The Coastline Pilot's expanded circulationwill encompass more than 23,500 copies distributed via the TheTimes, private carrier and area news racks.

"TCN can now better provide solutions for advertisers looking toreach the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County," said Scott Pompe,Senior Vice President of Advertising & Targeted Media for theLos Angeles Times Media Group. "This expansion is a logicaldevelopment of our community portfolio and will enable us todeliver a broader spectrum of local advertising opportunities."

TCN includes the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, SundayNews-Press & Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun, Pasadena Sun,Sunday Valley Sun, Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot (CostaMesa, Newport and Irvine) and Coastline Pilot. TCN newspapers focusexclusively on in-depth local coverage of their respectivecommunities. For more, visit www.latimes.com/tcn.

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About the Los Angeles Times Media Group

The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliatesinclude the Los Angeles Times (http://latimes.com), The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com), Times Community News (http://www.latimes.com/tcn) LA, Los Angeles TimesMagazine (http://latimesmagazine.com) and Hoy Los Angeles (http://vivelohoy.com) and reaches approximately 5.1million or 38% of all adults in the Southern Californiamarketplace. LATMG also owns and operates California Community News as well as Tribune Direct's west coast division and is part ofTribune Company, one of the country's leading media companies withbusinesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.

The flagship Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan dailynewspaper in the country, with a readership of 1.9 million Mondaythrough Saturday and 2.9 million on Sunday, more than 8 millionunique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and onlinelocal weekly audience of 4.4 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winningTimes has been covering Southern California for more than 129years. Additional information is available at http://latimes.com/aboutus

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