Nurturing a reading habit at area newsstands is easy--most are at busy intersections and along well-traveled corridors such as Ventura and Victory boulevards. Many have boulevard addresses, but actually front on a cross street, so look around the corner.
“Newsstands are definitely growing in number,” said Errol Pectol, general manager of ARA Services in Burbank, a major distributor of magazines and paperbacks. “We’ve had several new, major stands open in the Valley in the past several years, and none have died out.”
Some newsstands carry daily foreign newspapers, such as Britain’s Daily Telegraph, France’s Le Monde and Italy’s Corriere Della Sera. The papers, flown in daily, arrive one day late and cost from $2.50 to $2.95 for dailies and $3.75 to $4.95 for Sunday editions.
Sunday editions of out-of-town newspapers, such as the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Examiner, the Denver Post and the Milwaukee Journal, are mainstays at many stands, and some vendors also carry daily editions. All arrive one day late. The newspapers are priced from $1 to $4 for dailies and $2.50 to $4 for Sunday editions.
Area newsstands and hours of operation:
What’s News, 21900 Ventura Blvd. at Don Pio Drive, Woodland Hills. Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. (818) 704-9744.
Woodland Hills Newsstand, 19801 Ventura Blvd. at Jumilla Avenue, Woodland Hills. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. (818) 883-3223.
All American News, 18001 Ventura Blvd. at Newcastle Avenue, Encino. Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. (818) 881-8557.
Sheltams Fine Periodicals, 16720 Ventura Blvd. between Balboa Boulevard and Petit Avenue, Encino. Open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. (818) 981-6247. Also at 23520 Calabasas Road, across from the Sagebrush Cantina restaurant in Calabasas. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. (818) 715-9999.
Northridge News, 19520 Nordhoff St., in a parking lot across from Northridge Fashion Center. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. (818) 701-7666.
Victory Newsstand, 14501 Victory Blvd. at Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys. Open 24 hours. (818) 782-2446.
Sherman Oaks Newsstand, 14500 Ventura Blvd. at Van Nuys Boulevard, Sherman Oaks. Open 24 hours. (818) 995-0632.
Variety Newsstand, 18456 Sherman Way, just east of Reseda Boulevard, Reseda. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Sunday, when it closes at 3 p.m. (818) 881-5700.
Bernie’s Studio City News, 12133 Ventura Blvd., in the shopping center at Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Studio City. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (818) 769-3052.
Laurel News, 13731 Van Nuys Blvd. at Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Pacoima. Open 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (818) 896-1919.