Century Group Newspapers is a locally owned, independent group of community newspapers dedicated to serving some of Southern California’s most desirable markets in the Inland Empire. Its products are the primary source of local news and advertising in the communities they serve. Those communities include Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning, Beaumont, Highland and Fontana. In a nation dominated by corporate newspaper ownership, the Century Group is proud of the fact that they survive — and thrive — as a locally-owned, completely independent group of community newspapers dedicated to serving some of Southern California’s most desirable markets in what’s known as the Inland Empire.
The East Valley area papers are delivered free to most homes. They also have paid subscribers and sell papers weekly in racks through local stores. With a verified circulation of more than 96,000, the Century Group Newspapers provide more comprehensive local coverage and local shopping information than any other media in the markets they serve reaching 240,000 readers.
Gerald A. (“Jerry”) Bean founded the chain in 1987 when he left his job as publisher of the San Bernardino Sun. He has bought and sold newspapers throughout California over the last twenty years, at one point owning ten papers ranging from the Central Valley, to the Los Angeles area, and to the Inland Empire. He now runs four community weeklies and one semi-monthly paper for a retirement community in the Beaumont area (Sun Lakes Life)
To learn more about the Century Group Newspapers, how to advertise or how to access log on to www.centurygroup.com or call the president Toebe Bush at 797-9101