About the Edge


Long Beach’s Newest Weekly for All Your Arts, Dining, and Entertainment Needs Welcomes You!

Publishing every Wednesday, we promise to become an integral part of your community and value community input from businesses, government and locals alike. We endeavor to become a conduit for community dialogue that goes above and beyond the rudimentary.

This weekly publication is dedicated to covering local community news with an emphasis on arts, dining, events, and entertainment that directly influence the City of Long Beach. Many larger publications do not necessarily cover local issues and events consistently; therefore, we make it our objective to connect local government, businesses, and other organizations within the community to foster collaboration and subsequent growth within the city. The Edge will feature an investigative cover story, local artists, play and movie reviews, varying Top 20 picks (the best brunch spots, vegan restaurants, happy hour, …), and a calendar with Long Beach’s most interesting events.

In 1996, our founder opened the Arcadia Weekly. Within these past 20 years, our family of newspapers (and companion websites) has extended to 22 newspapers in L.A., San Bernardino, and Orange County reaching an estimated readership of 250,000 and growing. The philosophy is one of a man of vision. One who steadfastly believes the power of the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. We are thrilled to add the City of Long Beach to our extended family of newspapers in Southern California and welcome your input.

Please let us know what you’d like to see in your new entertainment publication. Email Gary Metzker at editor@hlrmedia.com. If you want to advertise with us online or in print, please email advertising@hlrmedia.com. We publish legal notices in our sister publication Belmont Beacon; thus, email legals@hlrmedia.com for inquiries about trustee notices, DBA’s, etc. Our readers are located in Downtown Long Beach, Alamitos Beach, the East Village Arts District, Bluff Park, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore, Belmont Park, Alamitos Heights, Naples, University Park Estates, Bixby Knolls, Park Estates, Los Altos, and Plaza (ZIP codes 90802, 90803, 90804, 90814, 90815). The total population of these areas is about 134,000. 28 percent of community market adults rely on community newspapers as their primary source for local news. On average, our readers are 32 years old, have a medium annual income of $70,000. Thirty-nine percent of them are married and 52% own a house. We distribute at the following locations, among others: George’s Greek Café, 1135 Pine Ave. 90802 Hamburger Mary’s, 330 Pine Ave. 90802 Pike Restaurant & Bar, 1836 E. 4th St. 90802 Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, 730 E. Broadway 90802 The Auld Dubliner, 71 S. Pine Ave. 90802 Gaslamp Music, Bar, & Kitchen, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy 90803 Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. 90803 Pussy & Pooch Pethouse, 4818 E. 2nd St. 90803 Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St. 90804 Long Beach Skate, 3142 E. 7th St. 90804 Seoulmate, 4712 E. 7th St. 90804 Egg Heaven Café, 4358 E. 4th St. 90814 The HUB, 2148 E. 4th St 90814 Third Eye Records, 2701 E. 4th St. 90814 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 1212 N. Bellflower Blvd. 90815 Tattered 5555 E. Stearns, St. 90815 Robeks, 1212 N. Bellflower Blvd. 90815   The Edge 525 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA – 90802. Phone: (626) 358 – 9829. Corporate address: 121 E. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA – 91016.

About HLR Media: HLR Media is proud to be among the fastest growing news groups in Southern California. A sister company to Beacon Media, Inc., HLR follows in the footsteps of a vibrant multimedia enterprise that has been covering local news across LA County for almost two decades. Together, our vision is to be the leading source connecting your community to the world. Our publications reach hundreds of thousands of readers in print and online every week. HLR Media owns newspapers in cities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. We offer display advertising, digital advertising, event marketing, editorial coverage, direct mail, email marketing, and legal advertising. Currently, we are developing our presence in Long Beach, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Baldwin Park, West Covina, Riverside, and San Bernardino – with more to come. Readers can look forward to content that is exclusively tailored to their communities with timely and relevant reporting on local government, entertainment, business, sports, and education. Our Long Beach publication focuses on arts & entertainment along with engaging content relevant to generations X and Y. Our sister publications include: Alhambra Press, Anaheim Press, Azusa Beacon, Baldwin Park Press, Belmont Beacon, Burbank Independent, Duarte Dispatch, El Monte Examiner, Glendale Independent, Monrovia Weekly, Monterey Park Press, Pasadena Press, Riverside Independent, Rosemead Reader, San Bernardino Press, San Gabriel Sun, Sierra Madre Weekly, Temple City Tribune, West Covina Press. www.hlrmedia.com