Historical Newspapers by Title

(Holdings may be incomplete or missing issues)

Antioch, Brentwood - Byron, Clayton - Contra Costa Sun, Contra Costa Times - Crockett, Daily Gazette - Diablo Beacon ,
El Cerrito - El Sobrante, Herald, Independent & Gazette, Journal, Kensington, Lafayette Sun - Ledger Dispatch,
Martinez Daily Standard - Martinez Record
,News - NE Bay Independent, Orinda News - Outlook,
Pinole -Pittsburg
, Pleasant Hill Clarion - Pleasanton Times, Record - Richmond Independent,
San Pablo Bee - Squire, Tri-City News, Valley, Walnut Creek Journal - West County Weekly

Historical Newspapers by Community

Antioch

Antioch Ledger
History: 1870-1937.
Continued by Daily Ledger (1937+)
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1870-1872; 1877-1880; 1884-Nov. 1988
- Antioch: Film: 1870-1872; 1961-Sept. 1998; Paper: 1950-1960, July, 1999+
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Antioch Press
History:
Library holdings:
- Antioch: 2001+ current
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Brentwood - Byron

Brentwood News
History: 1902+
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): July 2001+ (From Library computers only)
- Pleasant Hill: Film: March 1937-Sept. 1998; Paper: 2000+
- Brentwood: None
- Oakley: Paper: Aug. 1999+
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Brentwood Press
History: Aug. 1999+
Library holdings:
- Brentwood: Paper: 2 years + current
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Byron Times
History: 1906-1939
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: July 19, 1907-July 1911; July 1913-June 7, 1935. Bound: 1908-1937 Booster Editions (Vault R 071.943)
- Byron: None
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Clayton - Contra Costa Sun

Clayton Pioneer
History:?
Library holdings:
- Clayton: Paper: 1996 + current (incomplete)
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Concord Transcript
History: Nov. 1896+
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): Jan. 1996+ (From Library computers only)
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan. 1905 - June 1951 (incomplete); Oct. 1951 - May 1982; Oct. 1987 - Dec. 1995
- Clayton: Current 3 months.
- Concord: Current 3 months.
- San Ramon: (Foundation Book Room) Paper: Sept. - Oct. 1976
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Contra Costa Courier (Walnut Creek)
History: Oct. 26, 1911-1918.
Continued by the Contra Costa Courier and Danville Journal (May 31, 1918-Sept., 1930). See also the Contra Costa Times.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Dec 4, 1913 - May 16, 1918
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Contra Costa Courier and Danville Journal (Walnut Creek, Danville)
History: May 31, 1918-Sept., 1930.
Continues the Contra Costa Courier (1911-1918). Continued by the Courier Journal.
See also the Contra Costa Times and the Danville Journal.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: May 31, 1918-Sept, 1930
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Contra Costa Gazette (Martinez)
History: Sept. 18, 1858-Nov. 1, 1963.
Published in Pacheco from Sept. 1861-Nov. 1873. Continued by the Morning News Gazette.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: April 28, 1860 -Dec. 1900 (daily), Jan 1929-Nov 1, 1963 (daily), 1905-1923 (weekly). Bound: 1901 and 1904 (Vault R 071.9463)
- Martinez: None
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Contra Costa Independent (Richmond)
History: 1981-1984.
Continues the North East Bay Independent & Gazette (Richmond). See also the Richmond Independent.
Library Holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Oct-Dec 1981; Mar-July 1982; Oct 1982-April 1984
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Contra Costa News Register (Walnut Creek)
History: ?
Library holdings
- Pleasant Hill: Paper: 1 year + current
- Walnut Creek: None
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Contra Costa Standard (Martinez)
History: 1906-1917; 1930-1963.
Continues the County Paper. Continued by and continues the Martinez Daily Standard.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan. 1957 - Oct. 25, 1963.
- Martinez: None
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Contra Costa Sun (Lafayette)
History: 1970+
Continues the Lafayette Sun, Midweek Sun, Moraga Sun, Orinda Sun, Pleasant Hill Sun, and the Walnut Creek Sun.
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): January, 1996+ (From Library computers only)
- Lafayette: Paper: 1999+ (Missing or incomplete issues)
- Orinda: Paper: 1988+ (Missing or incomplete issues)
- Moraga: Paper: 9 months
- Pittsburg: Paper: 4 weeks + current
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Contra Costa Times - Crockett

Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
History: Jan. 1952+
Title varies: Contra Costa Courier (Oct. 26, 1911-1918); Contra Costa Courier and Danville Journal (May 31, 1918-Sept., 1930), Courier-Journal (Oct. 9,1930-Dec. 1946; April 1948-1951); Contra Costa Times (1952+ )
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): June, 1995+ (From Library computers only)
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Dec. 4, 1913+; Paper: 3 months + current
- Antioch: Paper: 4 months + current
- Brentwood: Paper: 2 months
- Clayton: Paper: 3 months
- Concord: Paper: Current 4 weeks
- Lafayette: Paper: Current month
- Martinez: Paper: 1 month + current
- Moraga: Paper: 3 months
- Oakley: Paper: 1 month + current
- Orinda: Paper: 4 months + current
- Walnut Creek: Paper: 1 month + current
- Ygnacio Valley: Paper: Current month
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Contra Costa Times Shopper
History: ?
Library holdings:
- San Ramon (Foundation Book Room): Paper: 1956

Contra Costan (El Cerrito)
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: June 1917-July 29, 1924
- El Cerrito: None
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County Paper (Martinez)
History:? - 1906
Continued by the Contra Costa Standard.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Bound: 1900-1901 (Vault: R 979.4)
- Martinez: None
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Courier Journal (Martinez)
History: October 9, 1930-Dec. 1946.
Continues the Contra Costa Courier and Danville Journal (1918-1930). Continued by the Contra Costa Times (1952+)
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Oct 9, 1930-Dec. 1946; Apr. 1948-1951.
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Crockett Signal
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Crockett: Paper: Oct. 1989+
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Daily Gazette - Diablo Beacon

Daily Gazette (Martinez)
History: 1905-1930
Continues Daily Press. Continued by Contra Costa Gazette.
Library holdings:
Pleasant Hill: Film: July 1905 - June 1906, 1907 - June 1926 (incomplete)
Martinez: None
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Daily Ledger (Antioch)
History: March 26, 1870+
Title varies: Antioch Ledger, 1870-1937; Daily Ledger, 1937-Sept 30, 1990; Daily Ledger, Post Dispatch, Oct. 1, 1990-Aug. 7, 1994; Ledger Dispatch, Aug. 8, 1994+
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1870-1872; 1877-Nov. 1988
- Antioch: Film: 1870-1872; 1961-Sept. 1998; Paper: 1950-1960, July, 1999+
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Daily Ledger Post Dispatch (Antioch, Pittsburg)
History: Oct. 1, 1990-Aug. 7, 1994.
Continues Antioch Ledger, 1870-1937, and Daily Ledger, 1937-Sept. 30, 1990. Continued by Ledger Dispatch, Aug. 8, 1994+
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1870-1872; 1877-Nov. 1988
- Antioch: Film: 1870-1872; 1961-Sept. 1998; Paper: 1950-1960, July, 1999+
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Daily Press (Martinez)
History: 1900-1905
Continued by Daily Gazette.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan.-March 1905
- Martinez: None
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Danville Journal
History: ?
Title varies: Danville Journal, 1914-May 11, 1918; Contra Costa Courier & Danville Journal, May 31, 1918-Dec. 1926
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Nov. 5, 1914-Dec. 1926
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Diablo Beacon (Concord)
History: August 28, 1928-Nov. 1967
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: June 22, 1949-Nov. 1, 1967.
- Concord: None
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El Cerrito - El Sobrante

El Cerrito Journal
History: 1917-1979; 1984-1988
Continued by the Times-Journal (Richmond), 1979-84, and by The Journal, 1988-
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1922-1925, May 2-Oct, 2929; 1950-Sept. 1979; Oct 15, 1986 - June 26, 1987; July 2, 1987 - Dec 21, 1987
- El Cerrito: None
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El Cerrito Journal
History: Local edition of the Contra Costa Times.
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): July 2001+ (From Library computers only)
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El Sobrante Herald
History:?
Library holdings:
- El Sobrante: Paper: 1957-1975 (missing and incomplete issues)
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Herald

Herald (Pleasanton)
History:
Title varies: Tri-Valley Herald ( - ); The Herald ( - )
Library holdings:
- Danville: Paper: 1 month +current
- San Ramon: Paper: 1 year + current
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Independent & Gazette

Independent & Gazette (Richmond)
History: 1978-1979.
Continues the Richmond Independent (1910-1984). Continued by the North East Bay Independent & Gazette (1979-1981).
Library holdings:
Pleasant Hill: Film: Apr 1978-Nov 1979
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Journal

Journal (El Cerrito)
History: Continues the El Cerrito Journal (1917-1979; 1984-1988)
Library holdings:
- El Cerrito: Paper: 1940+ (Incomplete) (The California Newspaper Project has taken 1940-1943; 1952-1953; 1955-May 1984, October 1986-Dec. 1987 for microfilming.)
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Kensington

Kensington Outlook
History: 1944+
Library holdings:
- Kensington: Bound: 1944-1992. Paper: 1993+ current
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Lafayette Sun - Ledger Dispatch

Lafayette Sun
History: 1936-1972
Continued by the Contra Costa Sun.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1957-1979
- Lafayette: None
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Lafayette Squire: See Squire.

Ledger Dispatch (Antioch)
History: Aug. 8, 1994+
Continues Antioch Ledger, 1870-1937, Daily Ledger, 1937-Sept. 30, 1990, and Daily Ledger, Post Dispatch, Oct. 1, 1990-Aug. 7, 1994.
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): March 1997+ (From Library computers only)
- Antioch: Film: 1870-1872; 1961-Sept. 1998; Paper: 1950-1960, July, 1999+
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Martinez Daily Standard - Martinez Record

Martinez Daily Standard (Martinez)
History: 1917-1930.
Continues and continued by the Contra Costa Standard.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan 1911-Nov. 1930
- Martinez: None
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Martinez Herald (Martinez)
History: 1931-1940
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: April 1931-1937, Jan - Aug 1939
- Martinez: None
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Martinez News-Gazette (Martinez)
History: April 1977+
Continues the Morning News-Gazette
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: April 1977+; Paper: Current
- Martinez: 4 months+
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Midweek Sun (Lafayette)
History: 1970-June 25, 1980
Continued by the Contra Costa Sun
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1970-June 1980
- Lafayette: None
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Morning News-Gazette (Martinez)
History: Nov. 1963-March 1977
Continues Contra Costa Gazette. Continued by Martinez News-Gazette.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Nov. 1963-April 1977
- Martinez: None
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Martinez Record
History:
Library holdings:
- All libraries: Database (NewsBank): Jan. 1996-Jan. 16, 2002 (From Library computers only)
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News - NE Bay Independent

News (San Pablo)
History: Nov. 5, 1980-April 28, 1982.
Continues the San Pablo News (1950-1980).
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Nov. 5, 1980 - April 28, 1982.
- San Pablo: None
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North East Bay Independent and Gazette (Richmond)
History: 1979-1981.
Continues the Independent & Gazette (1978-1979). Continued by the Contra Costa Independent. See also the Richmond Independent (1910-1976).
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Oct. 1979-Sept. 1981
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Orinda News - Outlook

Orinda News
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Orinda: Paper: 1986+ (incomplete)
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Outlook (Pleasant Hill)
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Paper: Sept. 1973 - June 1994; Aug./Sept. 1995+ (Documents)
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Pinole - Pittsburg

Pinole Hercules News
History:
Library holdings:
- Pinole: film: Feb.-Dec. 1946, 1899-1970 (Pinole historical clippings)
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Pinole Progress
History:
Library holdings:
- Pinole: Bound: 1961-1967
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Pinole Times
History:
Library holdings:
- Pinole: Film: August 1940-April 1942
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Pinole Weekly Times
History:
Library Holdings
- Pinole: Film: Jan. 1938-Mar. 1940
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Pittsburg Independent
History: Sept. 28, 1928-1946
Continued by Pittsburg Post-Dispatch.
Library holdings:
- Pittsburg: None
- Antioch: Film: 1928-1944
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Pittsburg Post
History: 1900-1930
Continued by Pittsburg Post-Dispatch.
Library holdings:
- Pittsburg: None
- Antioch: Film: 1913-1930
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Pittsburg Post Dispatch
History: Aug. 1, 1930 - Sept. 30, 1990.
Continues Pittsburg Post, 1900-1930, and the Pittsburg Independent (1928-1946)
Merged with Daily Ledger to form Daily Ledger Post Dispatch.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Paper: 1 year + current
- Pittsburg: none
- Antioch: Film: 1930+. Paper: 1 year + current
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Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Clarion
History:?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan. 29, 1963-May 1, 1964
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Pleasant Hill Explorer
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Feb. 7, 1973-Sept. 12, 1973
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Pleasant Hill News
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: 1957-Oct. 31, 1963

Pleasant Hill News-Week
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Feb. 26-Aug. 20, 1969
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Pleasant Hill Outlook: See Outlook (Pleasant Hill)

Pleasant Hill Post
History: 1956-1972
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Nov. 23, 1961-Nov. 23, 1972
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Pleasant Hill Record
History:
Continued by the Record.
Library Holdings
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): Jan. 1996-Jan. 16, 2002 (From Library computers only)
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Pleasant Hill Sun
History: 1956-Feb 20, 1970
Continued by the Contra Costa Sun (Lafayette).
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: July, 1960-Feb. 20, 1970
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Pleasanton Times
History: ?
Library holdings:
- San Ramon (Foundation Book Room): Paper: 1972-1977; Jan.-Mar. 17, 1978

Record - Richmond Independent

Record (Martinez-Pleasant Hill)
History:
Continues the Pleasant Hill Record.
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): April 2002+ (From Library computers only)
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Richmond Independent
History: June, 1910-May 13, 1984
Title varies: Richmond Independent (1910-1976); Independent And Gazette (1978-1979); North East Bay Independent and Gazette (1979-1981); Contra Costa Independent (1981-1984)
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: June, 1910-March 1978; Oct. 1979-Sept. 1981; Oct. 1981-April 1984
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San Pablo Bee - Squire

San Pablo Bee
History: Jan 14, 1923-1950.
Continued by the San Pablo News (1950-1980).
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Dec. 1949- Dec. 1950
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San Pablo News
History: Jan 14, 1923-April 28, 1982
Title varies: San Pablo Bee (1923-1950); San Pablo News (1950-1980); The News (1980-1982)
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Dec. 9, 1949-Dec.1, 1950; June 27, 1958- Oct. 29, 1980.
- San Pablo: None
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San Ramon Valley Herald News (Hayward)
History:
Library Holdings:
- San Ramon: Paper: 1 year
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San Ramon Valley Sentinel: See Sentinel (Danville)

San Ramon Valley Times (Danville)
History:
Library Holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): June, 1995+ (From Library computers only)
- Danville: Paper: 1 month + current
- San Ramon: Paper: 1 year + current
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Sentinel (Danville)
History:
Title varies: San Ramon Valley Sentinel (-Dec. 2001); Valley Sentinel (Jan.-April. 2002), Sentinel (May 2002+)
Library Holdings:
- San Ramon: Paper: 1 year
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Squire (Lafayette)
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Paper: July 24, 1968-Oct. 24, 1973
- Lafayette: None
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Tri-City News

Tri-City News (Pinole)
History: ?
Library holdings:
- Pinole: May 21-Aug. 20, 1975, Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 1975; Dec. 17-31, 1975, Jan. 7-21, 1976.
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Valley

Valley Pioneer (Danville)
History: 1954+
Continued by and continues the Valley Times.
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: March 1960-Aug. 1960, Jan. 1961- Aug. 1988. Paper: 1973-Nov. 1983, March 1960-Aug. 1960, Jan. 1961-Aug. 1988
- Danville: None
- San Ramon: Paper: 3 months+
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Valley Sentinel (Danville): See Sentinel (Danville)

Valley Times (Danville)
History: ?
Continued by and continues the Valley Pioneer.
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): June, 1995+ (From Library computers only)
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Nov.-Dec.1983; July, 1984-July 1986
- Danville: Paper: 1 month + current
- San Ramon: Paper: 3 months+ (ACO - Dublin has older issues)
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Valley Times (Dublin)
History: Succeeding and continuing the Pleasanton Times, established in 1885, and succeeding and continuing the Valley Times established in 1971.
Library holdings:
- San Ramon: Paper: 3 months+
- (ACO - Dublin has older issues): Paper: Most of the holdings from August,.1971 through December, 1988. 144 bound volumes covering most of the period from August, 1971 - July, 1985. 11 boxes of microfilm covering portions of 1972, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984 and 1985. Complete microfilm set for the years 1978 and 1979. 
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Walnut Creek Journal - West County Weekly

Walnut Creek Journal
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): Jan. 1996+ (From Library computers only)
- Walnut Creek: Paper: 1990+ (missing and incomplete issues)
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Walnut Creek Sun
History: 1952-1970?
Continued by the Contra Costa Sun (Lafayette)
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: Jan. 1955-May 14, 1965 (incomplete)
- Walnut Creek: Film: Jan. 1955-May 14, 1965 (incomplete)
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Walnut Kernel (Walnut Creek)
History: 1931- ?
Library holdings:
- Pleasant Hill: Film: June - Dec. 1950; 1957-Nov., 1972
- Walnut Creek: None
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West County Times

History: 1984+ ?
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): June, 1995+ (From Library computers only)
- Pleasant Hill: Paper: 1 year + current
- Crockett: Paper: 1 month
- El Cerrito: Paper: 1 month
- El Sobrante: Paper: 3 months
- Pinole: Film: 1987+
- Richmond: Film: July 1984+. Paper: 1 year +current
- Rodeo: Paper: 1 month
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West County Weekly
History:
Library holdings:
- All branches: Database (NewsBank): July 2001+ (From Library computers only)
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Last updated December 2003