AAN News

Alt-Weeklies Raise Over $6 Million for Community Nonprofits

More than $6 million was collectively raised for local nonprofit charities through the 2014 year-end “Give!” campaigns held by Willamette Week, Colorado Springs Independent, Monterey County Weekly and INDY Week. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-19-2015  1:00 pm  |  Industry News

Four Alt-Weeklies Aim to Raise 4.7 Million for Non-Profits

Colorado Springs Independent, INDY Week, Monterey County Weekly, and Willamette Week have kicked off their annual "Give!" campaigns. (FULL STORY)
Give!  |  11-15-2013  11:45 am  |  Industry News

AAN Accepts Two New Members, Elects Sally Freeman as President

At the AAN Annual Meeting in Miami on July 13, members voted in two new members, filled seats on the Board of Directors, and approved changes to the association bylaws. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-18-2013  1:00 pm  |  Association News

Monterey County Weekly Building Obtains LEED Platinum Rating

The US Green Business Council certified the Monterey County Weekly Building as LEED Platinum Existing Building, the first existing commercial building to obtain the USGBC's highest designation in Monterey County. (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly  |  03-26-2013  4:30 pm  |  Press Releases

Three AAN Members Raise $3.7 Million for Local Non-Profits

The 2012 year-end "Give!" campaigns by Colorado Springs Independent, Monterey County Weekly, and Willamette Week raised a combined $3.7 million for local non-profits. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-04-2013  3:40 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

2011 'Give!' Campaigns Raise Nearly $3 Million for Non-Profits

Colorado Springs Independent, Monterey County Weekly and Willamette Week raised a combined $2.95 million for local non-profits. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-23-2012  5:26 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Monterey County Weekly Blogging Its Progress Towards LEED Certification

As Monterey County Weekly works to achieve LEED platinum certification for its building in Seaside, Calif., assistant editor Kera Abraham is chronicling their progress by blog. (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly  |  01-06-2012  4:40 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual meeting on Saturday, July 23 in New Orleans, members voted unanimously to change the organization's name to Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The association also elected Colorado Springs Independent CEO Fran Zankowski as President and admitted its first online-only publication: The American Independent News Network. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-26-2011  5:33 pm  |  Association News

Monterey County Weekly Raises More than $500,000 for Nonprofits

The Weekly says its five-week Community Fund campaign has raised a total of $529,337 for local nonprofits. A total of 1,609 readers donated to the campaign, in amounts ranging from 27 cents to over $50,000. (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly Press Release  |  01-28-2010  1:09 pm  |  Press Releases

Monterey County Weekly Redesigns Website, Launches Mobile App

The Weekly has completely redesigned its website and launched a corresponding mobile application. Among the cool new features on the site are a local business guide, a local song of the day on the site jukebox and feeds from local blogs and local, state and national news sources. "[The site] will be a boon to our community, expanding our content and how our readers can obtain and interface with it," Weekly CEO Bradley Zeve says. "It offers more in every way -- more accessibility and more content." The site and the mobile app were both designed in-house by longtime Weekly staffer Kevin Smith, who says he's happy to roll out the project to the public. "Plus," he adds, "maybe now I can have time to read my kids a good-night story." (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly Press Release  |  10-23-2009  10:50 am  |  Press Releases

Monterey County Weekly: Looking Good at 20

The Weekly celebrates an historic milestone with a special 20th anniversary issue that hit the streets (and the web) yesterday. The 200-page issue, which is saddle stitched and features the Weekly's first-ever glossy cover, "takes a long backwards glance at the people, the institutions, the buildings, the parties and the natural disasters that have helped shape the community" since Coast Weekly (the paper's original name) debuted in the fall of 1988. "The community support has been fantastic for this issue, in much the same way it has been for the last twenty years," says founder and CEO Bradley Zeve. (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly Press Release  |  10-10-2008  8:18 am  |  Press Releases

Monterey County Weekly Goes Solar

The AAN member paper now has the first solar powered business in its home base of Seaside, Monterey Peninsula's largest city. The new 33,700-watt rooftop power plant will meet "virtually all the electrical needs" of the paper's 6,500-square-foot, 35-person office. Owner and CEO Bradley Zeve says he made the decision to install the 162 solar panels after years of waiting for better technology or lower prices. But Zeve tells Weekly reporter Kera Abraham that after a screening of An Inconvenient Truth last June, "I said, 'If not now, when? And if not me, who?'" The photovoltaic power plant cost about $250,000, but the paper will receive a $79,000 rebate from the state of California; the system should pay for itself in 12-15 years. "Concern for the environment has proven to be a good business decision," publisher Erik Cushman says. (FULL STORY)
Monterey County Weekly Press Release  |  05-04-2007  8:41 am  |  Press Releases

Monterey County Weekly Celebrates Its Sweet 16thnew

Nearly two decades ago, Bradley Zeve bought a failing Monterey County tourist paper called Coasting and gradually transformed it into what is now Monterey County Weekly, reports Ruth Hammond. Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, the paper owes its longevity to Zeve's approach: Plan carefully, know your audience, and be prepared to weather disasters. The result is a paper that claims the second-highest household penetration -- around 30 percent -- among papers in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. "By having a huge household penetration, we have a lot of influence," says Zeve.
Monterey County Weekly  |  10-05-2004  1:12 pm  |  Industry News

Eric and Erik Reunited at Coast Weekly

The founders of the Missoula Independent are back together again. Eric Johnson has been hired as editor of Coast Weekly in Monterey, Calif., and his cohort Erik Cushman was promoted from vice president and director of operations to publisher. Founder Bradley Zeve will concentrate on community relations and grassroots social projects. (FULL STORY)
John Ferri  |  07-06-2001  11:50 am  |  Industry News