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About Us

The SanTan Sun News is a complimentary publication, published the first and third Saturday of the month. Current circulation is 35,000 newspapers and the approximate readership is 70,000 at 2 readers per paper. The newspaper is distributed directly to 27,250+ driveways with the remainder going to businesses, racks and boxes within our coverage area of Ocotillo and the surrounding Southern Chandler area which is between Price/101 east to Val Vista, and Pecos south to Hunt Highway.

The SanTan Sun News is locally owned and operated by Times Media Group, www.timespublications.com, and is a privately-owned corporation not affiliated with any homeowners association or management group.

The SanTan Sun News assumes no responsibility for any transaction entered into because of this publication or website and reserves the right to edit or omit ads or editorial information not suitable for this publication.

About the SanTan Sun News editorial pages:  We welcome your information about news, events, and other activities occurring primarily in the Chandler and SanTan Sun area. We also include information about awards and honors of Chandler residents.

Community – Typically for harder news and upcoming events, including from the City of Chandler, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, other governmental agencies. Includes Development Update, Construction Update and SanTan Sun Chronicles for residents’ honors and awards.

Business – Business profile and other business news from the local Chandler and SanTan Sun area business community. Includes Corporate Chronicles for business honors and awards.

Neighbors – Feature stories about activities and residents in the SanTan Sun area, including classes and workshops in Chandler and information about charitable organizations. Include Neighborhood Networks for ongoing meetings and other regular events.

Things to do – Activities and events happening in our Chandler and SanTan Sun area coverage area; usually family-related activities, but includes a variety of events. Includes holiday events during the year.

Youth – Youth and school news from Southern Chandler schools; surrounding schools as space permits or on the website. Includes Youth Chronicles for student and teacher honors, awards. Includes Kids Opportunity or “KO” for “knock out” poems, short stories, illustrations, photography from area students.

AZ Arts – Arts and entertainment information from Chandler, the Valley and state as space permits.Includes AZ Arts Chronicles for artists and arts organizations’ honors and awards.

Spirituality – Information about church and other religious activities in the SanTan Sun area. Includes Spiritual Reflections, for spiritual leaders of area churches, temples, mosques and other religious and spiritual gathering places to contribute essays about their thoughts, enlightening insights and other writings of a spiritual nature. Also includes Spiritual Connections, for ongoing religious-related events.

SanTan Family Fun – A monthly, eight-page insert including feature stories on parenting and family issues, a calendar of activities for families and more.

Email is preferred to any of our email addresses, or News@SanTanSun.com.

Please copy and paste the text from your news release, calendar item, etc. in the BODY of the email message. Do NOT attach a file – due to viruses, if we don’t know you, we may not open the attachment. If you need assistance with copying and pasting, please email us and we will send you a step-by-step guide.

You will usually get an email response that we have received your email news release. You are welcome to email us to ask whether the information will be used, and the expected date of publication.

You may also “pitch” story ideas to us – simply write it in an email, tell us about the story idea, contact names, numbers and email addresses, and a way to reach you:

Publisher: Steve Strickbine,  Steve@TimesPublications.com

Publisher Emeritus: Laurie Fagen, Laurie@SanTanSun.com

Chief Revenue Officer: Michael Hiatt, mhiatt@timespublications.com

Advertising/ Production: Ads@SanTanSun.com

Elaine Cota, Classified Manager, 480-898-7926, ecota@timespublications.com

Account Executives: 

Jane Meyer,  jane@timespublications.com,   602.672.1447

Graphics: Jay Banbury, jay@timespublications.com

Phone:  480-898-6500

Fax: 480-898-5606

For news tips and story ideas, news releases and public service announcements, email:  News@SanTanSun.com

For advertising rates or changes in your ad: Ads@SanTanSun.com

For classified ads, click on “Classifieds” on the navigation bar or for additional details:  Classifieds@SanTanSun.com

For Letters to the Editor for our Opinion page: Letters@SanTanSun.com

For all other general information:  Info@SanTanSun.com