Bellflower Bulletin is owned and operated by Zion Publishing. It is a monthly community newspaper delivered to residences, government offices, school districts, libraries, stores, churches business establishments and other facilities in the City of Bellflower and the Mid-Cities (Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood and Paramount). Bellflower Bulletin?s present circulation is about 40,000 in these areas, sent directly by bulk mailing, door-to-door, and bulk-drop deliveries.
Zion Publishing was established on July 2004 in the City of Bellflower, having one objective in mind, ?To Serve with Pride the City of Bellflower and the Mid-Cities through Media Coverage.? Today, Bellflower Bulletin has become one of the most dependable and wholesome community newspapers around. After four years of consistent dedicated service to the community through responsible news reporting a prestigious award of recognition was conferred to the Bellflower Bulletin. It has been acknowledged for its Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education for Exceptional Journalism in Support of California?s Public Schools and School Leadership Issues.
Founder and publisher Joseph Montesa has been in the community newspaper industry since 1996. Being a B.S. Computer Science graduate, publisher Montesa has a passion for utilizing computer technology, software and digital photography, in providing remarkable publications, both in print and on the internet.
On December 2006, the first Bellflower Bulletin ? on-line edition ? was formulated to provide the community with the most current local events, news reports, notices, breakthroughs in different fields, and other interesting articles and images to complement its monthly print edition. With the Bellflower e-Bulletin, e-mailed weekly, zionpublish.com is averaging 1,100 hits a day and is still attracting new visitors every day and even gaining recognition globally. Combining this system with the print edition, Zion Publishing can effectively reach the entire Mid-Cities and other areas of California.
Branded as a wholesome, family and community-oriented newspaper by the public, Bellflower Bulletin promises to exercise responsible journalism and exerts all efforts to apply the principles of accuracy, responsibility and integrity in all its publications. Vigorous standards of honesty and fair play in the selection and editing of its contents, as well as in all relations with news sources and the public, shall be maintained.
Community Services Affiliated With
- Bellflower Chamber of Commerce, since 2004
- Bellflower Kiwanis Club, since 2006
Awards and Recognitions
- 2006 Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education Award
For Exceptional Journalism in Support of California's Public Schools and School Leadership Issues
Presented by Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XIV
-January 2007 Award of Merit for Dedication and Commitment to Little House and for the Good of the Community
Presented by Don Knabe, Sup