Support Local Journalism



You need us. We need you. 


For the past 13 years, the Dana Point Times has delivered award-winning, hyper-local journalism to you through our website, weekly newspaper and social platforms. Our mantra of “Local News You Can Use” has never been more important as we all deal with life-changing challenges such as COVID-19 and unsettled political and social realities. Now, more than ever, you need us. And we need you.

Support local, independent journalism through “Insider” subscriptions so that we can continue to deliver “Local News You Can Use.”


Insider Supporter – Base

Personalized emailed digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts




Insider Supporter – Plus

Guaranteed print issue delivered weekly (optional) • Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts • Exclusive access to local events




Insider Supporter – Premium

$25 or more/month (unlimited contribution)
Guaranteed print issue delivered weekly (optional) • Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts • Special “thank you” gift for all annual members • Invites to exclusive meetings and events with our publisher and editors




Mail a check to: DP Times Insider Membership, 34932 Calle Del Sol, Ste B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92673

From award-winning local elections and government, youth and high school sports, events and entertainment news, columnists such as Tom Blake, Anthony Small, Hoiyin Ip and special sections like our annual reader-voted “Best of DP Awards” recognizing our amazing local businesses, the DP Times delivers Dana Point and Capistrano Beach readers unbiased, professionally reported original journalism like no other media organization.

But COVID-19 and the media landscape has changed, and for us to continue to invest in our communities through our journalism, we need you to invest back in us. Starting December 1, 2020, we are asking you, our readers and supporters of independent, local journalism, to actively support us through subscription “Insider” monthly or annual memberships so that we can continue to deliver on our promise and invest in our reporters and newsroom.

As we’ve shared with you since March when the COVID-19 pandemic led national and state governments to impose devastating closures to our local businesses and schools, our “free distribution” model depended 100% on advertising revenue which was instantly impacted. The loss of advertising due to local businesses either shutting down or reducing capacity is not sustainable. Which is where you come in!


For less than the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a month, become a subscribing “Insider” member and continue to get “Local News You Can Use” from the only independently owned, dedicated local news organization in South Orange County.


By supporting us, we’ll continue to support you, and each subscribing “Insider” member can guarantee weekly delivery of the print edition (if you enjoy reading a newspaper), complete access to our digital site and digital edition as well as special “Insider” benefits such as discounts to local restaurants and businesses, special “Insider” events and much more.

Please act today and sign up to receive the DP Times and keep local journalism alive. 


Thank you from the Picket Fence Media team


Insider Supporter – Base

Personalized emailed digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts




Insider Supporter – Plus

Guaranteed print issue delivered weekly (optional) • Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts • Exclusive access to local events




Insider Supporter – Premium

$25 or more/month (unlimited contribution)
Guaranteed print issue delivered weekly (optional) • Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts • Special “thank you” gift for all annual members • Invites to exclusive meetings and events with our publisher and editors




Mail a check to: DP Times Insider Membership, 34932 Calle Del Sol, Ste B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92673