Los Angeles County Area
Newspapers and Obituaries

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Hello researchers. If you have had SUCCESS finding an obituary, please share your experience with me. I have had thousands of people ask me for help finding obituaries. If anyone can help get more information about these newspapers it would be a great help. We need to know which librarys hold these newspapers, fouding dates, policies for obituary lookups, etc. These area codes are constantly changing, and I need help keeping this page up to date!

Here is some history and information about The California Newspaper Project.

To obtain a copy of an obituary, your best bet is to locate the newspaper for the city that your ancestor died in, and then request a copy from the library. You will need the EXACT DATE OF DEATH or at the least, the month of death.

For library addresses and links, click here.

I also suggest you first get all the other information you can including the EXACT date of death.
If you know which cemetery your ancestor is buried in, they may be able to tell you the funeral home the familyused. To find addresses of cemeteries in Los Angeles County click here.

L.A. Newspapers

  The Jewish Observer, Los Angeles
P.O. Box 261661
Encino, California 91426
Phone: (818) 996-1220

Acton Vanguard News

African Connection Newspaper
13020 Kornblum Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250-5428
(213) 292-6397

Post Advocate located in Alhambra. We have no other information at this time, however,
we believe this paper to be extinct but archives may be at the Alhambra Library.

Antelope Valley Press
P.O. Box 4050
Palmdale, CA 93590-4050
(661) 273-2700
Fax: (661) 267-4284
Archived Obituaries from the Antelope Valley Press(link taken down temp.)

Arcadia Weekly
Local news and information
for Arcadia/Monrovia/Sierra Madre

Catalina Islander est. 1914
P.O. Box 428
Avalon, CA 90704 (as of 11/04/04, I am unsure of this papers existence.)

Burbank Leader Now part of the Los Angeles Times.
220 N. Glenoaks Blvd. #-B
Burbank, CA 91502-1213
(818) 843-8700 (unsure of accuracy of address and phone number as of 11/04/04)

Burbank Times
3917 W. Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505-4327
(818) 841-6397 (unsure of accuracy of address and phone as of 11/04/04)

Carson Star Wilmington Press
5215 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503-4009
(310) 540-5511 (unsure of accuracy of addres and phone as of 11/04/04)

Chinese Free Daily News 9639 Telstar Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731-3003
(818) 453-8800

Claremont Courier
111 S. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-5003
(909) 621-4761

Culver City News
4043 Irving Pl.
Culver City, CA 90232-2809
(310) 839-5271
Culver City News Milestones (includes obituaries)

Daily Breeze
(Torrance, Wilmington, Carson, San Pedro)
5215 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503-4009
(310) 540-5511 (phone number and address verified on 11/04/04)

Daily Bulletin
Serving the communities of Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Pomona,
San Dimas and parts of neighboring San Bernardino County
(909) 987-6397

Daily Journal
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650-8301
(310) 807-0035 NOT VERIFIED

Daily News
43770 15th St. W.
Lancaster, CA 93534-4767
(805) 723-8010

Daily News
1020 E. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93550-4749
(805) 267-7800

Downey Eagle
P.O. Box 1287
Downey, CA 90240-0287
FAX (562) 861-7635

Gazettes Newspaper
5225 E. Second St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-2000
Fax: (562) 434-8826

Hollywood Citizen News-
--was published in the 30's, 40's and I think into the 60"s after which it closed down. The main Library in DT LA (Downtown Los Angeleshas micro film for this daily that was popular in its time. (Sent in from a website viewer)

Indian News Express
13440 Paramount Blvd.
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 633-6741 NOT VERIFIED

Inglewood Pakistan Link

Japan Times
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1602
(213) 236-0700

Japanese American Newspaper
1108 Vincent Way
Glendale, CA 91205-3621
(818) 956-0551

  Jewish Community Chronicle
3801 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815-1734
(310) 426-7601

Jewish Journal
3660 Wilshire Blvd. #-204
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2708

Korea Central Daily News
690 Wilshire Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3980
(213) 368-2500

Korea Times
15435 S. Western Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249-4323
(310) 527-6993

Korea Times
7100 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405-3063
(818) 787-2556

Korean Sunday News
373 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004-2616
(213) 871-0673

Korean Sunday Post
730 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3193
(213) 383-2675

L.A. Weekly
News, Film, Music, Theater, Art, etc.

Lawndale Tribune
4043 Irving Pl.
Culver City, CA 90232-2809
(310) 671-8266

Little Saigon News
15327 Crenshaw Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90249-4050
(310) 679-8272

Little Saigon News
9238 Valley Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770-1922
(818) 280-6500

Long Beach ONLINE Newpaper

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles Beirut Times (Arab-American)

Los Angeles Daily News
(San Fernando Valley)
21221 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 713-3000

Los Angeles Downtown News
1264 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026-5831
(213) 482-5927

Los Angeles Herald Examiner
1111 S. Broadway Box 2416
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Los Angeles Independent
National Media Inc.
2706 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Los Angeles Times

Lynwood Journal
349 W. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220-3110
(310) 635-6776

Lynwood Press & Tribune
11148 Atlantic Ave.
Lynwood, CA 90262-3004 (as of 6/1/02 unsure of accuracy of information)
(310) 631-1155

The Malibu Times
3864 Las Flores Canyon Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265-5295

New Times Los Angeles (Weekly)

Orange County Register
(neighboring Orange Co.)

Palisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades) est. 1928
839 Via de la Paz
P.O. Box 725
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 -0725
(310) 454-1321
Fax: (310) 454-1078

Palos Verdes Peninsula News
900 Silver Spur Rd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Paramount/Bellflower Herald American
Southern California Publishing Co.
8800 National Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280

Pasadena Altadena Weekly
155 S. El Molino Ave. #101
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Star-News est. 1884
911 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91109

Pasadena Weekly

Pico Rivera Community News
11919 Burke St.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Progress Bulletin
P. O. Box 2708
Pomona, CA 91769

Rafu Shimpo (Japanese)

Record Ledger
P. O. Box 270
San Fernando, CA 91340

Ridgecrest Daily Independent

San Gabriel Valley Tribune est. 1955
San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group
1210 N. Azusa Canyon Rd.
West Covina, CA 91790

San Pedro News/Pilot
San Pedro News (1906 to March 1928)
San Pedro Pilot (1917 to March 1928)
San Pedro News-Pilot (1928 to 1998)
All available on microfilm from the:
San Pedro Bay Historical Society
638 S. Beacon St. Room 629
San Pedro, CA 90731
(There is no index to these papers so an approximate date is needed.
I don't believe they do lookups but I'm not positive on that one.)

Santa Clarita Signal

Signal (no link at this time)
Long Beach

Santa Monica Outlook (Santa Monica's local newspaper, dating from 1875 to 1998)
See the SANTA MONICA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM web site under collections.

Star News
525 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91109

Sun Reporter
4326 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280

Ventura County Star Online
(neighboring Ventura Co.)
5250 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-2900
FAX: (805) 650-2950

Watts Times
African American

West Covina Guardian (no link at this time)

Whittier Daily News

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