Pasadena Star-News

The Pasadena Star-News is a paid local daily newspaper for the greater Pasadena, California area. The Star-News is a member of Southern California News Group[1] (formerly 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.

Pasadena Star-News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Digital First Media
PublisherRon Hasse
EditorFrank Pine
Headquarters2 N. Lake Ave. Suite 150
Pasadena, California 91101
Sister newspapersLos Angeles Daily News
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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. Editors in the historical Star-News Building included Ed Essertier, Charles Cherniss, Bill Winter, Larry Wilson, and Frank Girardot. Publishers after Bernard J. Ridder included Bill Applebee.

Ridder Newspapers bought the Star-News in 1956[2] 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;[3] the Thomson Corporation bought majority control of the paper a year later.[4] Thomson sold the Star-News to Singleton's MediaNews Group in 1996,[5] which went on to become part of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.[6]

The newspaper also publishes the Rose Magazine which provide coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl Game.[7]

Social events and Pasadena historyEdit

Patt Diroll, writes a weekly social events column with photos and a calendar listing on Mondays and editorial board member Larry Wilson writes a column on Pasadena history and current events on Wednesdays.

Coverage areaEdit

Coverage area for the Pasadena Star-News includes Pasadena, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and Temple City.

Previous ownersEdit


  1. ^ Hagen, Ryan. "What is Digital First Media and the Southern California News Group who just purchased the Orange County Register?". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Ridder Buys Both Papers in Pasadena". Los Angeles Times. March 26, 1956. p. 15. Ridder Publications have bought both Pasadena daily newspapers, the Star-News and the Indenendent. The announcement was made Jointly yesterday by Ridder executives and by W.F. Prisk, publisher of the evening Star-News, and E.D. Bates and Fred Runyon, publisher and co-owner, respectively, of the morning Independent. The Star-News will continue in the evening field, Ridder officials said. The Independent will continue in the morning field. But the two will combine their Sunday editions. Alternate Link via ProQuest.
  3. ^ White, George (April 20, 1989). "Singleton to Pay $55 Million for the Pasadena Star-News". Los Angeles Times. p. OC_C1. Alternate Link via ProQuest.
  4. ^ Hudson, Berkley (August 22, 1990). "Pasadena Star-News Sold to Unit of Canadian Chain". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ "San Gabriel Valley Papers Lay Off 31 People". Los Angeles Times. October 31, 1996.
  6. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  7. ^ "About Us". Rose Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.

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