The Pacifica Tribune has been an integral part of the community for more than 50 years, and has proven itself over and over as one of the main ways Pacificans learn about local news and events. I am proud to have been part of the Tribune for 24 years, and now head a team of hardworking colleagues who truly love this newspaper and community.
While the newspaper industry faces many challenges, the Tribune is lucky to have the loyalty and support of readers and local businesspeople who appreciate the way our newspaper can bring the community together.
This past year we’ve made several improvements to the newspaper and launched some fun, new contests and features to get even more people involved. The “Where is Edwin” contest is gaining in popularity as people try to guess local photographer Edwin Hacking’s “mystery spots” around town for a chance to win a free gourmet sandwich from Colombo’s Deli. Readers participate in our online polls and answer questions posed by Jean Bartlett in her popular front-page feature “Bartlett’s Bullets.”
We’re excited this week to launch a new contest for local merchants. People can fill out a form at participating businesses to purchase a one-year subscription for themselves or as a gift. For every 30 new subscriptions, merchants win a half-page, full-color ad in the Tribune. New subscribers are entered into a raffle for a chance to win vouchers for a free family four-pack of Oakland A’s baseball tickets to a 2011 game. Our current subscribers also have a chance to win A’s tickets. Every week, a selected number of home delivery newspapers will contain a hidden “Pacifica Tribune” stamp. Bring your stamped paper to the Tribune and we’ll enter your name in the raffle drawing.
The Tribune also is bringing back its popular business pages, spotlighting shopping areas in town – Rockaway Beach, Quarry Cove, Palmetto, Park Mall, and our neighbors down the coast. Every month a different business is featured with a story and photo.
Our online followers can catch breaking news posted daily on our PACIFICA TRIBUNE website and linked to our Pacifica Tribune Facebook page, and then read even more details in our very next print edition. We encourage readers to visit our Facebook page and post comments, which we also publish for our print readers.
The Tribune strives to bring Pacificans a variety of news, including community happenings, fundraisers, sports, education, politics, and more. We’ve expanded our popular Police Beat column and now post it and letters to the editor online. Let us know what you like to read in your Pacifica Tribune. We want to hear from you.
PUBLISHER AND EDITOR