Vallejo Times-Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Digital First Media
Founder(s)Luther Gibson
PublisherJim Gleim
EditorJack Bungart
Founded1922; 102 years ago (1922)
Headquarters420 Virginia St., Ste. 2A, Vallejo, California
CityVallejo, California
CountryUnited States
Circulation3,264 Daily
4,278 Sunday (as of 2022)[1]

The Vallejo Times-Herald is a nearly-daily newspaper in the city of Vallejo, California.[2] It is printed six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.


Luther Gibson founded the Vallejo Herald in 1922. Later that year, he purchased the Vallejo Times and merged the papers. He owned the paper until 1974 when he sold it to the Donrey Media Group.

On June 20, 1978, 113 of the newspaper's workers went on strike. They established a rival paper, Vallejo Independent Press, directly next door. In spite of widespread[specify] support and thousands of Vallejoans canceling their Times-Herald subscriptions in favor of the Vallejo Independent Press, the strike and new paper folded in August 1984, no longer able to compete financially.[citation needed]

In 1999, the Times-Herald changed ownership to the MediaNews Group,[3] who took control of the paper from Donrey.[4] The MediaNews Group became Digital First Media in 2013.

This newspaper was one of three newspapers to receive a letter from the Zodiac Killer on August 1, 1969.[5]


  1. ^ "Bay Area News Group Market Book" (PDF). Dropbox. Retrieved 2023-04-21.
  2. ^ "Home". Vallejo Times Herald. 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Our Newspapers". MediaNews Group. 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  5. ^ "Vallejo Times Letter". ZODIAC CIPHERS. Retrieved 2020-10-17.