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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SMC Newspapers: Burlingame Advance

The Burlingame Advance was first published on April 7 1906 under the ownership of the Burlingame Publishing Company.  From at least 1925 the paper was published daily except Sunday. Starting with the Jan 27 issue in 1926 the paper  went through three quick name changes: The Burlingame Advance and the Morning Star, The Burlingame Advance and the Burlingame Star, and finally settling on the Burlingame Advance-Star.  

Life - 28 Dec 1953
The Story of San Mateo County (1928 Roy Cloud) notes: "The Burlingame Advance-Star has been for years the newspaper of the community. The publisher for years was Mr. Sam D. Merk. On August 1st, 1927, A. B. Cargill took over Mr. Merk's interests."

The paper continued to be published daily except Sunday, and during a few years Sunday issues were included.  In 1936 the publisher of the paper changed from The Burlingame Publishing Company to Peninsula Newspapers which was listed interchangeably with George McQueen for many years.

 In 1962 publication was cut to three days a week.  That was cut to semi-weekly in 1969.

(w) weekly (d) daily (n) daily except Sunday and holidays
(p) partial run  (s) scattered missing issues
CA Lib - California State Library
UCR - University of California Riverside - Newspaper Master Files
RCL - Redwood City Public Library
SM Lib - San Mateo City Library
SMCHA - San Mateo County Historical Association 

Burlingame Rotary (Sam D Merk)

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