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California Local Media Alliance

Our Media Allies are local newsrooms which keep you informed so you can more effectively citizen. Consider becoming a member and subscriber of a local newsroom in your community.

Local journalism needs your support.

For more information regarding the benefits of becoming a California Local Media Alliance member, please contact Michael Gelbman at

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Aptos Life

News, sports and events centered on the community of Aptos. Readers are invited to add events to the calendar and submit letters to the editor sharing their thoughts on matters of the day.

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Gilroy Dispatch

With a lineage going back to 1868, the Gilroy Dispatch has won multiple awards over the years for its coverage of the City of Gilroy and the surrounding local area.

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Good Times

Readers pick up Good Times every Wednesday, and visit online every day, for the community’s most comprehensive guide to events, as well as strong news analysis, insightful coverage of the performing and visual arts, and the latest in food culture.

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King City Rustler

First published in 1901, the King City Rustler covers King City and southern Monterey County with reporting on local news, sports, events, business, community and agriculture

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Los Gatan

Covering the town of Los Gatos in Santa Clara County.

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Metro Silicon Valley

Founded in 1985, Metro brings a unique voice to the region’s political, cultural, arts and entertainment scene. Its exhaustive arts section includes calendar listings, music reviews, critical coverage of the performing and visual arts, as well as movie reviews and information. The newspaper also publishes an award-winning dining section and keeps tabs on local politics through its popular weekly column, The Fly.

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Monterey County Weekly

As the largest circulation newspaper in one of the most spectacular counties in America, Monterey County Weekly has long been recognized for its thoughtful, provocative and engaging coverage of news, arts and entertainment.
Founded in 1988, the newspaper has received scores of California and national newspaper awards over the past 25 years. Good journalism has proved to be good for business too, as Monterey County Weekly today out-circulates the national-owned daily papers in the market.

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Morgan Hill Times

Covering the City of Morgan Hill and the southern Santa Clara County region, the Morgan Hill Times is the oldest continuing business in Morgan Hill, tracing its founding to 1894.

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Press Banner

Established in 1960, the Press Banner covers the City of Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley region.

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Sacramento Digs Gardening

Sacramento Digs Gardening is a gardening blog for Sacramento region gardeners, founded by journalist-gardeners Debbie Arrington and Kathy Morrison. Daily posts include information on seasonal gardening, events, tips and tested recipes.

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Salinas Valley Tribune

Founded in 1891, the Salinas Valley Tribune serves the communities of Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield, Salinas and southern Monterey County.

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San Jose Inside

San Jose Inside provides the best behind-the-scenes coverage of local politics in Silicon Valley. We take the stories that have become overlooked or poorly told and hold them up to light for greater inspection.

Providing a fresh and diverse mix of opinion, breaking news and investigative reports, San Jose Inside wants to inform while also encouraging political debate, discussion and change in our city and county.

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San Lorenzo Valley Post

Welcome to the San Lorenzo Valley Post, an independent, local women-owned, community supported online news and event resource for the San Lorenzo Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Considered and curated content, balanced local reporting, robust community calendaring, dedicated information sharing.

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With roots going back to 1873,, home of the Free Lance, covers the City of Hollister and the San Benito County region.

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Santa Cruz Local

Santa Cruz Local is owned and led by local journalists. Our journalism responds to your questions and priorities. We specialize in investigative reporting on our community’s pressing needs. Most of our funding comes from members.

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Tahoe Weekly

Published continuously since February 1982, Tahoe Weekly has gone through many name changes, and is known for its iconic covers of breathtaking scenery and of locals enjoying the lifestyle that living in the Tahoe-Truckee region affords. It has grown into a magazine that chronicles the remarkable people and places that define our community.

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The Pajaronian

With roots going back to 1868, and a Pulitzer Prize in 1956, the Pajaronian covers Watsonville City Hall, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and issues affecting the residents of Aptos, Corralitos, the Pajaro Valley, Aromas and North Monterey County.

Join the California Local Media Alliance!

California Local is an online community that connects local citizens with elected officials and community groups, and is grounded in journalism that tells the stories of those communities.

How the Media Aiiance works.

We understand that the best local news coverage is created by journalists who possess working knowledge of their communities. In the California Local Media Alliance, we promote the work of local news outlets, at zero cost to Alliance members, with zero effort required.

• We create a branded page for each Media Alliance member where we feature photos, headlines and blurbs from their latest articles with links to the original posts. Note: We never, ever “re-publish” (steal) our members’ articles.

• We select a number of articles every day to feature on our homepage and elsewhere on our extensive web site.

• We select a handful of articles every day to feature on our social media channels.

The only thing we are asking from you is permission to access and publish your RSS feed. (See below.)

We will not sell advertising on your page unless you choose to participate in our revenue sharing plan.

If you choose the rev-share option, you receive half of the revenue from anything we sell.

If you want to sell to your page on California Local, you receive 90 percent of that revenue.

Run California Local’s original content for free.

Staffed by veteran journalists and media executives, California Local produces original content in the form of statewide news—often of goings-on in Sacramento—and Explainers that put the daily news in context.

These articles are free to Alliance members, who are asked to follow these simple rules:

  • Credit us - “Author Name, California Local”.
  • If possible, include a link in the byline…
  • … or include this linked tagline: “This article is from California Local.”
  • If you choose to make significant changes to the article, make note of that fact.
  • If you share the story on social media, please include @CALocalNews.
  • Do not sell the story.
  • Do not use photos other than those labeled Creative Commons, Pixabay, or Public Domain.

We’re building the California Local Media Alliance to help people discover important things about their communities; connect with local leaders and each other; and act by positively participating in their self-governance.


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Questions? Contact publisher Mike Gelbman

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California Local is a proud member of the California News Publishers Association.