LA Weekly

American weekly newspaper

LA Weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper in Los Angeles, California.

LA Weekly
Owner(s)Semanal Media LLC
Founder(s)Jay Levin
EditorDarrick Rainey
Founded1978; 46 years ago (1978)
Headquarters724 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, 90014
CountryUnited States
Circulation160,128[1] (as of 2016)
ISSN0192-1940 Edit this at Wikidata

Publication history


The paper was founded in 1978 by Jay Levin.[2][3]

By 1990, LA Weekly had a circulation of 165,000.[4]

In 1994, LA Weekly was sold to Stern Publishing, owner of The Village Voice.

In 2004, New Times Media bought Stern Publishing,[5] and changed the company's name to Village Voice Media in October 2005.[6]


  1. "AAM: Total Circ for Consumer Magazines". Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  2. Henderson, Bruce. "Freep Vet Tries Alternate Route," New West magazine (July 3, 1978). Archived at LA Observed.
  3. "L.A. Weekly Founder Jay Levin on the vision that started it all". L.A. Weekly (December 4, 2008).
  4. Nancy Yoshihara, "Chic L.A. Style Magazine Sold to American Express," Los Angeles Times May 11, 1988.
  5. Vane, Sharyn (November 1998). "Consider the Alternative". American Journalism Review. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  6. Richard Siklos (October 24, 2005). "The Village Voice, Pushing 50, Prepares to Be Sold to a Chain of Weeklies". The New York Times. Retrieved October 18, 2012.

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