For more than 60 years the Pacifica Tribune has served the citizens of Pacifica community. Actually, the community has had a newspaper since the 1930s. The first community newspaper was called Sharp Park Breakers and quickly merged with a second paper called the Coastside Tribune. In 1959, the Coastside Tribune was officially changed to the Pacifica Tribune by its new owner Bill Drake in recognition of the City of Pacifica’s incorporation. In 1989, Drake sold the Tribune and since that time the paper has operated under three different ownerships until recently purchased by the Coastside News Group.
A paid subscription newspaper, the Tribune publishes every Wednesday morning and is circulated by mail, counter and rack sales throughout the Pacifica community of 40,000. The Tribune, being a community-driven newspaper, focuses completely on Pacifica. Over the years the Tribune, with its award-winning journalists, has won a number of General Excellence awards given by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
The Tribune has given many aspiring young journalists and photographers an opportunity to enhance their skills as reporters at the Tribune. Literally, hundreds of young journalists can show that their first byline story/photo appeared in the Pacifica Tribune.