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What you get
  • Print notice under Obituary Notices in the California section
  • 1, 2 and 3-column templates with photo or emblems available
  • No extra charge for color photos, however, color cannot be guaranteed
  • Discounts for multiple days (Sundays cost more than other days)
  • Online obituary posted on and remains online indefinitely
  • Online guestbook available for 30 days (can be sponsored to remain online longer)
  • Prices start at $80.00 for a 5-line, 1-column notice, with higher prices for larger notices
  • In the examples shown below, a 49-line, 2-column photo Obituary costs $1,192.28 on any weekday and $1,396.40 for Sunday, while a smaller, 1-column notice costs $238.05 on weekdays and $277.64 on Sunday
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Additional Information

To assist you in creating your notice below is a list of information you may wish to include in your Obituary:

  • Photo (optional)
  • Full name of person (including “nickname”)
  • Age of person at death
  • Date and residence at death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parent’s, spouse’s, children’s and grandchildren’s names
  • Previous residences
  • Work history, military history, education
  • Clubs, hobbies or interests, accomplishments, volunteer activities
  • Survivors or those who predeceased the person including immediate family, relatives, close friends
  • Funeral or memorial service information (dates, times, locations, cemetery/place of burial location and contact information)
  • Information on where memorial contributions or donations may be made (list full address and phone number if possible)
  • Use only standard abbreviations (examples: UCLA, USC, BA)
  • All listings in the Los Angeles Times are in English
  • Do not write in all caps

Listings subject to editing for style and grammar.



Obituary Photo Tips
  • Select a photo that was shot in natural light without a flash. These are usually the most clear and flattering.
  • Remember that these photos are relatively small, so be sure the photo is of the individual’s face and with minimal shadows.
  • Photos from websites are usually too small to print well, even if they look fine on the screen. Images need to be high resolution to avoid looking fuzzy in print.
  • A photo should be no less than 150 dpi at the size it will print. The ideal is 220dpi. Most digital cameras (and some smart phones) set to a medium resolution, will produce acceptable images.
  • You will be able to crop your image when you build your notice. Choose an image that has enough background, all around the individual's face, so that you may crop the image in a flattering way.

1, 2 and 3 column sizes available with a variety of design options


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  • Weekday readership: 1.4MM
  • Saturday readership: 1.3MM
  • Sunday readership: 2.5MM

Circulation by day-Print

  • Weekday Avg. 500,893
  • Saturday 498,442
  • Sunday 767,879

Sources: Circulation: March 2013 Audit Report, L.A. DMA print only. Readership & competitive: Scarborough Los Angeles 2013 Release 2

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