On this date in 1987, The Sun reported that the Inland Empire Hispanic News hit the streets of San Bernardino, bringing a two-year dream to publish a weekly newspaper a reality.
Publisher Graciano Gomez and marketing vice president Aurelio De La Torre tossed the idea around for the 12-page tabloid, and decided to go for it.
"We were disappointed in the coverage we saw in the Hispanic community and decided, "Why don't we try and put a paper together," De La Torre said.
The newspaper's goal was to cover city and county government meetings, school issues, art, music and sporting events that involved Latinos.
The first edition was delivered to 6,000 homes in central San Bernardino, with another 3,000 mailed to businesses, schools and elected officials.