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So You Want to find Local News?: California Newspapers and Newsites

Local News

Newspapers and new sites are valuable sources of local news and events.  Many local events may not be published in national or international newspapers.

English Language Local News Websites

Local New sites often limit your access after a few articles unless you subscribe.  Using one of our databases will provide access to almost all of the articles found on these websites.

Many of these news sites provide exact copies (facsimiles) of the printed paper.  Often, there is an archive.  Most archived newspapers do not go back online beyond 1986 when digitization began.  You can often find microfilm and paper copies of older newspapers at the main library in each county.

The Merced SunStar, Modesto Bee, Sacramento Bee and Fresno Bee are owned by The McClatchy Company based in Sacramento.

The Lodi News Central is owned by Central Valley News-Sentinel, Inc based in Lodi, led by Steve Malkowich.

The Stockton Record is owned by Gannett Co., Inc, an American mass media holding company headquartered in McLean, VA. 

Non-English Language Local News Websites

California Minority News

Archival Newspapers