default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard


Monday 12/22/2014
Why is the pavement east of Ham Lane rough?

Jennifer: After the city of Lodi repaved Turner Road recently, why is the pavement east of Ham Lane so much rougher than on the west side of Ham Lane? There is a marked difference. Heading west on Turner, it’s really bumpy and noisy, then when you are at Ham Lane, it turns smooth all the way past the lake. The project was all done at the same time so I don’t understand why it has such a different feel.

Posted: December 22, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 12/09/2014
Lodi’s Coup de Grace is a red wine blend that combines best parts of grapes

The expression coup de grâce technically means putting someone out of his or her misery, in a most violent fashion. But here in Lodi, it now means a gloriously rich and original red wine — a thick, bloody red, if you will.

Posted: December 09, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Staying mindful, using moderation keeps extra holiday pounds away

’Tis the season many folks overindulge in holiday treats, food and drink and, on average, gain two to five pounds. Why not make this a new holiday season, getting through this busy and festive time without weight gain? Many magazine and newspaper articles will be written with diet tips; those are always worth reading again. On a more general note, we can all benefit from two elements to practice: mindful eating and daily exercise.

Posted: December 09, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 12/08/2014
Is the Salvation Army bell ringing considered panhandling?

Jennifer: I’ve heard of several California cities recently banning aggressive panhandling. I’m curious, why isn’t what the Salvation Army bell ringers do during the holidays and the annual firefighter’s Fill the Boot campaign where they both ask for money in public places not considered panhandling?

Posted: December 08, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 12/02/2014
A pot of butternut soup with roasted chilis makes a healthy gift idea

While many might think about giving someone soup when they are feeling under the weather, a nourishing pot of soup can be the perfect holiday gift for anyone you care about.

Posted: December 02, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 11/24/2014
Why do Lodi police drive around without proper license plates?

Jennifer: How come Lodi Police are driving around town in their SUVs without license plates in the rear? No paper license, no nothing. State law says every vehicle in the state of California must be licensed. Can you explain this to me?

Posted: November 24, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 11/11/2014
Increase diabetes awareness by taking control of life

As of 2012, 29 million Americans had diabetes, most with Type 2, the kind that is closely tied to obesity and is showing up in teens as well as adults. It’s estimated 86 million more have pre-diabetes, or 1 out of 3 Americans; many who don’t yet know it.

Posted: November 11, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Concrete Zin merges old and new technology

Beneath the low key, grayish, mild-mannered label of the newly released 2012 Concrete Lodi Zinfandel ($45), you will find a big, flashy, super-powered expression of the grape, exemplifying the best of Lodi’s long viticultural heritage.

Posted: November 11, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 11/10/2014
Why doesn't the Lodi Police Department enforce the code for excessive noise?

Jennifer: There are many people driving on the Lodi streets with their stereos turned up too high and disturbing the peace. I would like to know why the Lodi Police Department doesn’t enforce city code number 9.24.030 for excessive, offensive or disturbing noise and give tickets to these people.

Posted: November 10, 2014
Comments (3)
more »
Tuesday 11/04/2014
Make your own version of pumpkin spice latte with healthy ingredients

A family friend, in her early 20s, told me over the weekend that as the holidays draw near each year, her and her buddy anxiously await the return of the pumpkin flavored drinks at their favorite coffee places.

Posted: November 04, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 10/20/2014
Is there a difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?

Jennifer: Is there a difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?

Posted: October 20, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 10/07/2014
Don Victor Lodi Reserva de la Casa is deep and dark but elegant

The 2010 Viñedos Aurora Don Victor Lodi Reserva de la Casa ($39) is a deep, dark, brawny and rippling red wine; produced from Cabernet Sauvignon (60 percent) and Petite Sirah (40 percent) sourced completely from a Clements Hills-Lodi AVA vineyard farmed by the four Anaya brothers: Victor Jr., Ramon, Armando and Gerardo.

Posted: October 07, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 10/06/2014
Are children breaking laws by playing in the street?

Jennifer: I have a safety and law concern. We have so many children playing on the streets of our neighborhood and also playing basketball with baskets on the streets. I see parents placing slow down signs on the streets, but I’m always worried that someone driving will disregard these signs or will not see the kids playing on the streets. Are the children or the parents of the children breaking any laws?

Posted: October 06, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 09/30/2014
A diet full of fiber rich plant foods helps keep diseases away

While many shy away from the topic, as a dietitian and nutrition professor, I have no problem talking about constipation, especially when it is a matter of life and death! It is so common that many people mistakenly think it is “normal”, has a long shadow that extends far beyond inconvenience and physical pain/discomfort.

Posted: September 30, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 09/22/2014
Is Lodi Unified School District going to lengthen school days for kindergarteners?

Jennifer: I heard about a school in the Sacramento area that is lengthening the school day for kindergartners. Any chance Lodi Unified might do the same?

Posted: September 22, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 09/09/2014
It is important to get the correct of calcium each day

Most of us know we need to get enough calcium throughout our life span for bone health, but we’ve also read in the past couple of years that too much calcium isn’t good. In 2010, the National Academy of Sciences updated the recommended daily allowance for calcium recommendations for all age groups.

Posted: September 09, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 09/08/2014
Will Galt subdivision homeowners have to pay for water meters twice?

Jennifer: Regarding Galt’s water meter installation, that you wrote about recently, I must say that about 100 homes here on the west side were built by Guttridge builders. Instead of all of the homes, I will just talk about mine. When it was built in 1987, the builder installed a water well at the edge of the driveway. The connections are not hooked up yet, but they are there. So if a Galt employee comes to my home to install a water meter for $300 then if I pay, I will have paid for water meters twice. What about the other Guttridge homeowners?

Posted: September 08, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 09/02/2014
Plan ahead and involve the family for school lunch preparation

With school back in session, families are trying to re-establish their routines, one of which is packing lunches. As parents, we want to provide a lunch that is enticing enough to actually get eaten, but also provides our kids with the nutrients they need to thrive.

Posted: September 02, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Wednesday 08/27/2014
Six Hands Chenin Blanc is dry but silky and smooth

Six Hands Winery has just released a 2013 Six Hands Cresci Vineyard Lodi Chenin Blanc ($16) that is as dry as a desert, yet gushy in varietal perfumes of wild honey, green melon, white flowers and underlying minerality.

Posted: August 27, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
Monday 08/25/2014
Who pays for fire strike teams from local fire operations?

Jennifer: Who pays for the fire strike teams from local fire operations?

Posted: August 25, 2014
Comments (0)
more »
City of Lodi Leaf Pickup Schedule


Popular Stories


Vote on the biggest local story in 2014: See poll below

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 345


Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists