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Century Group Newspapers has been community-oriented for 27 years

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.

The East Valley area papers -- Yucaipa / Calimesa News Mirror, Highland Community News, The Record Gazette (Banning, Beaumont) and the Fontana Herald News -- are delivered free to most homes. They also have paid subscribers and sell papers weekly in racks through local stores.

Gerald A. ("Jerry") Bean founded the group 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-seven 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)

Century Group Newspapers Executives.

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Gerald Bean

Century Group Newspapers
Toebe Bush

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