Lodi News-Sentinel

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The Lodi News-Sentinel
Type Daily (Tuesday to Saturday) newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Fred Weybret, Marty Weybret, Jim Weybret
Publisher Marty Weybret
Editor Richard Hanner
Founded 1881
Language English
Headquarters 125 N. Church Street
Lodi, CA 95240
USA
Circulation 15,000 Daily
Official website lodinews.com

The Lodi News-Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in Lodi, California, United States and serving northern San Joaquin and southern Sacramento counties. It is owned by Fred Weybret, Marty Weybret and Jim Weybret.

History[edit]

The Lodi News-Sentinel was founded in 1881 by Ralph Ellis, a former sheriff, farmer and flourmill operator. Throughout its history, the Lodi News-Sentinel has remained independent and locally owned. Ownership has changed over the years, from Ralph Ellis to Samuel B. Axtell to Fordyce P. Roper and George H. Moore, to Clyde C. Church, and finally to Fred E. Weybret.

Fred Weybret currently serves as the chairman of the newspaper. He co-owns the newspaper with sons Marty and Jim Weybret. Marty is the publisher of the Lodi News-Sentinel.

The newspaper has occupied many sites, moving eight times since its debut in 1881. The current site at 125 N. Church Street was formerly occupied by the Bethel Open Bible Church when Fred Weybret moved the newspaper in 1968. A $1.3 million remodel and expansion was completed in 1992.

The newspaper is printed five days per week and delivered to nearly 15,000 homes throughout Lodi, Galt, Woodbridge, Lockeford, Clements, Acampo and Thornton. An additional 8,000 readers follow the newspaper's publication online via the newspaper's website. Today, the newspaper employs approximately 85 employees.

Discover Lodi, an annual publication of the Lodi News-Sentinel, is a guide and website for visitors to Lodi that highlights the region's wine production.