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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SMC Newspapers: Half Moon Bay Review

SF Call 13 Jan 1907

The Half Moon Bay Review was established in 1898 by Harry Griffith. It has been serving coastside readers ever since.

The paper was purchased by Wick Communications in 1886 and they in turn announced plans to sell it in September 2017.  At that time a group of community members formed the Coastside News Group and entered into an agreement to buy the paper. 

The sale was completed in 2018. 

The paper is published each Wednesday, with over 7500 paid copies being distributed to homes from Montara to Pescadero.
The new owners come from a variety of backgrounds: Lenny Mendonca owns the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.; Rich Klein is the former chief technology officer of a tech company; Susy Castoria serves on some San Mateo County commissions; Roy Salume is a former school board member in Half Moon Bay; and Kelly Hoffman-Davis is a business owner.
Half Moon Bay Review  (Facebook)  The newspaper office has hard copies of newspapers from about 1960 on and everything from 1998 on is available in their online archive

Half Moon Bay Review 19?-19? CALib 1916-1924 (sc) ; SMCLib original 1916-1928, microfilm 1916-1924 (sc) 1925-1928 (s) - Online SMCLib 1997-present.  The San Mateo County Library in Half Moon Bay has microfilm of early copies.  Most likely even earlier than the 1916 listed here, but unfortunately they are currently in storage.  Efforts are being made to get the papers digitized. 

If you are looking for copies, contact both the library and the newspaper office for updates on their availability.

Half Moon Bay Review - Wikipedia
Article by Chris Lampert
(w) weekly (d) daily (n) daily except Sunday and holidays
(p) partial run  (s) scattered missing issues (sc) scattered copies
CA Lib - California State Library
UCR - University of California Riverside - Newspaper Master Files
RCL - Redwood City Public Library
SM Lib - San Mateo City Library
SMCLib - San Mateo County Library

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