A Message to Our Readers
We are pleased to present The Foothill Record, a free monthly newspaper serving the communities of Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, and Lake View Terrace.
Our mission is to present real news for a real community. We strive for balanced and fair accounts of what is happening in the foothills and beyond.
We don’t focus on fluff or obsess with the negative. Our reporters and writers want to tell stories so that readers are engaged and informed. We don’t shy from asking questions or from demanding answers.
The community deserves a newspaper that does not fudge the truth, sensationalize, or demean. We all deserve far better. The editorial staff of The Foothill Record embraces the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists and pledges to “seek truth and report it,” “minimize harm,” “act independently,” and “be accountable.” The full code of ethics is available at spj.org/ethicscode.asp. We encourage readers to take a look at the code.
The Foothill Record features news and analysis, human-interest stories, business features, regular and guest columnists, and listings of community events. We also publish lots of photos. We have an op-ed section, called Viewpoint, which includes letters to the editor and features guest columnists. Viewpoint also includes, on occasion, staff editorials. Community members are invited to submit opinion articles and letters for the Viewpoint section.
Please send advertising requests, tips, story ideas, community news, business news, letters to the editor, calendar items, and other correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or to P.O. BOX 472, Tujunga, CA, 91043. You also can post comments to our Facebook page (Facebook.com/TheFoothillRecord). Our website, with 24/7 updates, news and community briefs, and even more photos, will be live soon.
—Desiree Dreeuws, George Hakopian, Sonia Tatulian, Edwin Miranian