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Friday 07/25/2014
Museum Holds Annual MY CAMP

Each June, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum holds an educational and recreational program, called Museum Youth Camp (MY CAMP), for students—campers—from ages six through ten.

Posted in Historical on Friday, July 25, 2014 6:54 pm. Updated: 12:08 am. Comments (0)

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Use extra tea bags for a soothing bath experience

If you’re like me and have an over abundance of tea bags that you aren’t going to use, try these uses that I found. Add a few to your bath and enjoy its soothing properties. Soak some in cold water and apply to your eyes to get rid of bagginess and dark circles. Apply to skin to relieve the discomfort of a mild sunburn or bug bites. For more uses of tea bags, visit http://www.frugalvillage.com/2012/05/27/new-uses-for-tea/.

Posted in Saving with pam on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:56 pm. Comments (0)

Tuesday 07/22/2014
We won’t repost Sandy Hook hoax comments

We recently removed online comments alleging the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax.

Posted in Marty n rich on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:45 am. Comments (29)

Wednesday 07/16/2014
The Frontier Thesis and San Joaquin County

How would you describe the American character? For many of us, the description would include words like individuality, ruggedness, informality, and initiative. We might even see an image of John Wayne riding high in the saddle, six-shooter at his side, enemies cowering in fear.

Posted in Historical on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:29 pm. Updated: 3:03 am. Comments (0)

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Loving Love Bug

I met Shoshanna and Eric on a camping trip earlier this summer. I liked them from the beginning: they described their blooming garden; they made homemade yogurt for breakfast at the picnic table (yep, I remember those weird things); they … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:35 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized , Baby , Couple , Family , Garden , Maternity , Newborn , Photography , Pregnancy Comments (0)

The warm and witty Dr. Robert Bader heads East

Dr. Bob Bader, a man of warmth and wit, and a regular columnist for us for several years, is moving East.

Posted in Marty n rich on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:51 pm. | Tags: Bob Bader , Robert Bader , Regular Columnist , Doug Gerard , Joe Guzzardi Comments (0)

Celebrate summer with a cold macaroni salad

I can hardly believe my calendar says it’s July and the holiday most of us celebrate with much anticipation, Independence Day July 4th, has passed. What a grand time it is every year we look forward to the fireworks lighting up the sky with all the colors, and everyone is having such a great time. My favorite part of the celebration is the singing of our National Anthem.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:11 pm. Comments (0)

Monday 07/14/2014
Lodi CycleFest Photo Album

It was difficult to know who was having a better time on Saturday … the runners, the bicyclists, cheering relatives, or the photographers.  Those of us carrying heavy camera gear in the July heat may not have shown it on our faces, but we were excited to attend and document the 6th Annual CycleFest event … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Monday, July 14, 2014 6:59 pm. Comments (0)

Wine & Wildflowers

I feel like this summer is zooming by, and yelling “catch me if you can” from a sunny blur of golden sun. So I’ve been making it a point to stop and enjoy the golden light that doesn’t stay in … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Monday, July 14, 2014 7:06 am. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized , Iphone , Lodi , Lodica , Michael David , Photography , Wildflowers , Wine , Winery Comments (0)

Friday 07/11/2014
Planning for College Admissions

College Planning

Posted in Education, Learning link on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:23 am. Comments (0)

Wednesday 07/09/2014
The River Calm

I’m not gonna lie – a few months ago I thought of selling my kayak. “Whaaa?” you gasp. I know, I know. But, to be honest, it can sometimes feel like a clunky, beacoup-work, hobby when you’re doing it solo. I … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:06 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized Comments (0)

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Should we restore a post alleging the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings were a hoax?

A few days back, we took down an online post alleging that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., were a hoax.

Posted in Marty n rich on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:55 pm. | Tags: Sandy Hook , Simon Birch , Andrew Liebich , Media Comments (46)

Mini tomato salad with a burst of color

I was introduced to big yummy tomatoes when I was a little girl. We lived in the first house finished in the Stockton sub-division Pacific Gardens. The soon to be constructed block across from our house was still tomato field.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:50 am. Comments (0)

Monday 07/07/2014
Five Senses Monday (and some adopted succulents)

I’m trying to nurture my green thumb with indoor plants and succulents (I’ve murdered a few of each). When a friend asked if I wanted the clippings from the succulents taking over his yard, I was so excited to give … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Monday, July 7, 2014 9:38 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized Comments (0)

Fourth of July follow-up ... what would get you to the lake?

Another Fourth of July is in the books, and it's time for us to reflect on the event and ways to make it better.

Posted in Lodiparks on Monday, July 7, 2014 3:45 pm. Updated: 1:01 am. Comments (0)

Sunday 07/06/2014
The 4th of July From Inside a Police Car

By Keith Colgan As a photojournalists who tries to see things from unique perspectives, my point view of Lodi on the 4th of July came from the inside of a police car. Officer Dominic Carillo was my driver and guide.  We were on a first name basis right away and I found his attitude about … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Sunday, July 6, 2014 10:27 pm. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Saturday 07/05/2014
Life Lately | M.I.A. no more

Hi, friends. I know I haven’t been in this space much. I’m not sure why, exactly. Everything seems so busy all the time, yet it’s just normal every day stuff. Just like everyone else. Just like you. But I have so … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:01 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized Comments (0)

Thursday 07/03/2014
Cure those sinus problems with a homemade remedy

If you’re constantly having sinus problems, you can make a homemade remedy. It’s called tomato shots. Just mix 1/8 cup tomato juice, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Drink once a day for three days before eating breakfast. For more information, visit http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/category/recipes/bath-and-body.

Posted in Saving with pam on Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:03 pm. Comments (0)

The Weber Family Library

Imagine yourself caught up in the excitement of California's Gold Rush. Now imagine yourself boarding a ship on the East Coast, sailing to San Francisco, and heading out to the Southern Mines after stopping in Stockton for supplies. Thousands of other gold seekers from throughout the world join you, hoping to make a quick fortune then . . . → Read More: The Weber Family Library

Posted in Historical on Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:14 am. Updated: 10:09 am. Comments (0)

Tuesday 07/01/2014
The perfect burger sauce

It's summertime in the valley. Days where it's so sweltering, the only cooking appliance that seems worth firing up is the outdoor grill. And sometimes, it only seems reasonable to cook something easy, like a burger. When we think about burgers, we think about beef or turkey, what kind of cheese, romaine or iceberg, sweet or dill pickles, red or white onion, and always the good idea — bacon.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:07 pm. Comments (0)

2014 Taco Truck CookOff Photos

The Lodi Arts Commission was established in 1982 by the City of Lodi to promote interest in the fine and performing arts.  They partner with the entire community to provide quality programs and events that foster creative expression.  Those expressions were well represented last Saturday on Central Avenue at this year’s Taco Truck CookOff. As … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:00 am. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Thursday 06/26/2014
Worms as construction workers? Maybe not as farfetched as you think

Will your new home one day be built by worms?

Posted in Marty n rich on Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:00 am. Comments (0)

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Use an old toothbrush holder to make a flower bouquet

Want to have a beautiful flower bouquet without the fuss of learning how to arrange them? If you have an old toothbrush holder you aren’t using, fill the holes with water and stick bunches of fresh flowers into each hold. Or, if you have some inexpensive fake flowers, you can stick them in there as well. For more information, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/272398/flower-arranging-shortcut.

Posted in Saving with pam on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:17 pm. Comments (0)

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Fresh cherries — Queen of the Valley

Cherry memories from my childhood are scattered and vague due to the fact that during my growing up years in Saratoga we did not have a cherry tree in the garden. As we ate mostly fruits and vegetables cultivated in the backyard, I don’t remember making cherry pie or canning cherry jam with my mom. But I do remember picking and eating cherries in Italy from trees grown in my great uncle’s orchard. In fact, even my husband remembers going to meet my great uncle and sitting in his kitchen drinking an espresso and eating from the bowl of cherries in the middle of the farm table. To our amazement, Zio Isidoro would spit the pits back in his fist and then drop them on the stone floor to be swept away later that evening.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:36 am. Comments (0)

1st Annual Junior Powder Puff Game Photos

By Keith Colgan I really didn’t know what to expect as I entered the Grape Bowl last Saturday to photograph Lodi’s 1st Annual Powder Puff Football Game featuring the Lodi Jr. Flames vs. the Tokay Jr. Tigers.  Perhaps the best way to describe the scene is to compare it with typical high school football. First, … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:25 am. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Monday 06/23/2014
Dave Burgin, an unforgettable editor

Sad to read about the recent death of Dave Burgin, a journalistic legend who was the top editor at seven different U.S. newspapers.

Posted in Marty n rich on Monday, June 23, 2014 5:44 pm. Comments (0)

Friday 06/20/2014
Remarkable Women of Stockton

I grew up among strong, capable women. Deep in the Great Depression, before I was born, one of my grandmothers set up two businesses (that's right, TWO) in the San Francisco Bay Area to put food on the table after my grandfather took ill. Grandma J, a tiny Danish immigrant, ended up doing quite well for . . . → Read More: Remarkable Women of Stockton

Posted in Historical on Friday, June 20, 2014 3:54 pm. Updated: 1:05 am. Comments (0)

Swimming's free at Blakely thanks to our donors!

We're averaging more than 100 kids a day taking advantage of the free swimming at the Enze/Field pool complex at Blakely Park on weekends, thanks to the generosity of the Lodi community ... again!

Posted in Lodiparks on Friday, June 20, 2014 12:05 pm. Updated: 6:02 pm. Comments (0)

Farmers Market Photos: Free Hats, Cold Treats & Healthy Food

Thursday evenings, May to September, means the “Farmers Market” in Lodi.  Scores of visitor’s at tonight’s event were treated to free hats, free samples and free rocking music.  You had to pay for the fruits and vegetables, but there was something for everyone.  Click on any of the thumbnails below to view and purchase photographs … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Friday, June 20, 2014 5:53 am. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Tuesday 06/17/2014
A mock tuna salad sandwich

A tuna salad sandwich is one of the things I missed when going vegan. Without the benefit of a can of tuna, and a slap of mayonnaise, I thought I would never delight in my favorite tuna sandwich again. However, where there is a will, there is a way.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:27 pm. Comments (2)

Friday 06/13/2014
Time and Travel

I've been on vacation. My wife and I recently visited Europe. We spent a week in the United Kingdom and another in Switzerland. Our main attraction was Zurich, where our daughter attends graduate school.

Posted in Historical on Friday, June 13, 2014 2:37 pm. Updated: 8:04 pm. Comments (0)

Tuesday 06/10/2014
A Farmer's Market salad

I look forward to the opening of the Lodi Farmer’s Market each spring. I can hardly wait to get my hands on the produce. I end up with so much greenery and fruit that I can barely get it stuffed into the fridge then I scramble to get it all used before anything spoils.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:54 am. Comments (0)

Sunday 06/08/2014
Finding the perfect summer job

Summer is a great time to land a job. Whether you seek employment to add to your college savings account or earn spending money (hopefully both), here are some tips to finding your perfect employment niche:

Posted in Education, Learning link on Sunday, June 8, 2014 5:37 pm. Comments (0)

Wednesday 06/04/2014
This was Mule Days

Yesterday, I told you about my drive to the desert and the week I spent there traipsing around old-school storefronts, running my fingers over the soft, shiny coats of mules and dining on plastic picnic tables with amazing people I … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:00 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized , Bishop , Donkeys , Mule Days , Mules , Photography , Road Trip , Rodeo , Theurbanhippie , Vacation Comments (0)

Shooting Lodi's elusive turkey

I love these stories.

Posted in Marty n rich on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:54 pm. Comments (1)

Tuesday 06/03/2014
On the road again: Bishop

Aunt Jo and I hit the road on a warm afternoon that had weather people warning of summer rain. I slipped out of my work slacks and ballet flats and into a tank top and pair of rubber flip-flops that … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 8:31 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized , Bishop , Bishop Mule Days , Mule Days , Travel. , Vacation Comments (0)

Sunday 06/01/2014
Volunteer Opportunities

Community service has become very important for college applicants. Keep track of your hours on a calendar or notebook. Make note of dates, times and who supervised you. Keep any certificates or letters that recognize your service. These can be included in some scholarship applications.

Posted in Education, Learning link on Sunday, June 1, 2014 6:47 pm. Comments (0)

Wednesday 05/28/2014
Celebrating the life of a reporter and friend

We brought salads and cookies and taquitos, one of his favorites.

Posted in Marty n rich on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:55 pm. | Tags: Ross David Farrow , Raley Field , Don Nottoli , Dan Stewart , California Newspaper Publishers Association Comments (0)

Tuesday 05/27/2014
23rd annual youth fishing derby on Saturday

The 23rd annual Lodi Lake Youth Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, and will find out who's the best angler -- or luckiest -- in age groups up to 15 years old.

Posted in Lodiparks on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:14 pm. Updated: 11:11 pm. Comments (0)

Monday 05/26/2014
Lodi High School Baseball: Up-Close & Personal

By Keith Colgan I was privileged to photograph most of Lodi’s and Tokay’s varsity home games at Zupo Field this season … along with all of Tokay’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South Championship games at UOP. Not having been in a high school dugout for 50 years, it was a real treat to see the … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Monday, May 26, 2014 2:45 am. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Thursday 05/22/2014
Free swimming at Blakely Pool this summer!

Although we're still waiting for some pledged funds to arrive, we're confident to announce there will be free swimming every weekend (and Monday holidays) this summer at Blakely Park's Enze/Field swim complex. The pool opens Saturday, just in time for what's projected to be a hot weekend!

Posted in Lodiparks on Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:36 pm. Updated: 2:01 am. Comments (0)

Tuesday 05/13/2014
Contest for $100,000 dog park grant -- are we in?

Posted in Lodiparks on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:12 pm. Updated: 10:10 pm. Comments (0)

Saturday 05/10/2014
Baseball: Lodi Flames Hold Banquet

Lodi Flames varsity and junior varsity boy’s baseball players and their supportive parents gathered at the Eagles Lodge Friday evening for an end-of-regular-season banquet.  Coach Hobie Schultz’s team finished in a tie for first place with Tracy as league champions.  Their first playoff game will be on Monday, May 12th at 4:00pm at Zupo Field. … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:25 pm. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Adding new interest to risotto

Because my mother was a dietician, I usually feel a little guilty when I get in a high-fat cooking rut. I mean, I know better but deep-fried is a food group, right?

Posted in Kitchencorner on Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:00 am. Comments (0)

Friday 05/09/2014
Macarons for mom

Sweet and soft yet crunchy, and colorful, the oversized macarons beckon to hungry customers from the large pastry case inside Lemonade, our favorite restaurant in Venice Beach. A few miles away at MILK, a local creamery, ice cream sandwiches of delicious flavors made with macaron cookies become an anytime irresistible dessert.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Friday, May 9, 2014 9:42 am. Comments (0)

Cook mom an awesome steak for Mother’s Day

A perfectly cooked steak is an essential part of every good cook’s repertoire. The best part is anyone can do it! Start by buying 2-inch thick tenderloin filets from your butcher. Beef tenderloin, also known as filet mignon, is the most tender of all beef cuts. If your store doesn’t have them in the meat case, ask the butcher to cut them.

Posted in Kitchencorner on Friday, May 9, 2014 9:29 am. Comments (0)

Thursday 05/08/2014
California’s economy is growing, but this could be an anchor

What is the largest anchor to economic growth in California?

Posted in Marty n rich on Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:50 pm. | Tags: California Environmental Quality Act , Jordan Levine , California Newspaper Publishers Association , Levine Comments (0)

Wednesday 05/07/2014
Camping and kayaking

We drove 45 minutes out of town and, voila: it was as though we were on a real vacation. We kayaked, stopping to water loaf and drink beer, until dinnertime. We finished cooking in the dark, and everyone spread bowls of kales and … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:03 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized , California , Camping , Iphone , Kayaking , Paddle Board , Paddleboarding , Photography , Summer Comments (0)

Photos: Lodi Health Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Saturday, April 26, Lodi Health honored its volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. The luncheon was held in Lodi Health’s Vineyard Café. Volunteers honored for milestone hours of service include: Janice McGill, 9,200 hours; Lester Sweet, 3,500 hours; Donna Billups, Inez McKinsey and Michael Solazzo, 2,000 hours; Lois Carpenter, Karla Franck and Carrol … Continue reading

Posted in Lodi360 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:31 am. Updated: 9:12 am. Comments (0)

Monday 05/05/2014
Five Senses Monday

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with the Five Senses. They’re always fun to write, and they seem to be a reader-fave. So here we go. Share you Five Senses Monday in the comments or let us know … Continue reading

Posted in Urban hippie on Monday, May 5, 2014 9:01 pm. | Tags: Urban Hippie , Uncategorized Comments (0)

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