About Us

Eastern Group Publications was founded in 1979 by the husband and wife team Jonathan and Dolores Sanchez, but its roots were planted in the community long before that. In 1945, Joseph Kovner founded the Eastside Sun which became the main source of news for east L.A’s communities. The Sanchez’s bought the chain when it was on the brink of bankruptcy.

Today, EGP’s Hispanic owned newspapers boast a circulation of more than 80,600 households and businesses. A loyal readership of nearly 450,000, our newspapers provide an excellent advertising vehicle for companies trying to reach consumers in English and/or Spanish. Our community news focus gives readers the information they want most: news and events that are happening in their own neighborhoods.

Our chain of newspapers include Eastside Sun, Northeast SunBell Gardens Sun, Commerce Comet, Montebello Comet  and the  Vernon Sun.

Profiles of EGP

Eastern Group Publications: Staying Grounded in East L.A. (PDF, Link)

Storied Hispanic-Owned Weekly Newspaper Chain Celebrates 25th Anniversary (PDF, Link)

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