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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be eased through dietary changes

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month. IBS is a condition that affects many people and takes on various symptoms. IBS is not a disease, but rather a group of symptoms that occur together caused by changes in how the gastrointestinal (GI) tract works. In the past, IBS may have been called colitis, spastic colon or bowel, or nervous colon, and IBS has both physical and mental causes.

Posted: April 08, 2014
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Are there any plans to replace Lodi police vehicles?

Dear Jennifer: Any plans to replace the Lodi Police Department’s Crown Victoria workhorses with newer wagons? What would replace them?

Posted: April 08, 2014
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Tuesday 04/01/2014
Celebrate cauliflower by serving the versatile vegetable roasted in a vinaigrette

Cauliflower is quite under appreciated, as most people don’t realize that it is one of the most versatile vegetables around or how many amazing ways eating it can benefit our health. After learning a little more about this phenomenal food and how to prepare it well, it wouldn’t surprised me if cauliflower gets added to your go-to veggie list. 

Posted: April 01, 2014
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Tuesday 03/18/2014
Healthy diets decrease risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

It should be no surprise that the same dietary recommendations for brain health are the same for heart health and risk reduction for cancer, diabetes and a host of other chronic diseases. So what makes it so hard for folks to try their best to ditch sweets, junk and processed foods and eat basic, wholesome foods in “nature’s wrapper”?

Posted: March 18, 2014
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Wednesday 03/12/2014
Local wines to debut at Lodi Zinfandel Experience

This coming March 29 and 30, the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (aka ZAP) and LoCA (the Lodi Winegrape Commission) are co-sponsoring the Lodi Zinfandel Experience.

Posted: March 12, 2014
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Tuesday 03/04/2014
Taste testing helps incorporate new foods into the family’s diet

I was having one of those days, with an amazingly long to do list hanging over my head, no time to talk, and then it happened — I saw a former student from one of my nutrition classes at Cosumnes River College, and she made my day!

Posted: March 04, 2014
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Tuesday 02/25/2014
Kirschenmann Lodi Zinfandel debuts in San Francisco

“Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots,” goes that old country song. Kirschenmann Vineyard — a prototypical own-rooted, east-side Lodi Zinfandel planting dating back to 1915 — made a memorable debut as a vineyard-designate bottling in the ballroom of the luxurious Four Seasons San Francisco this past Jan. 24.

Posted: February 25, 2014
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Tuesday 02/18/2014
Love your heart by reducing the risks of heart disease

February is the month to celebrate love and our hearts, so it’s a good time to review ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. It remains the leading cause of death and affects women as well as men.

Posted: February 18, 2014
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Tuesday 02/11/2014
Would water limits create a shortage for firefighters?

Dear Jennifer: We’ve all heard about possible drought conditions this summer due to the lack of rain. If water limits are imposed in our area, will there also be a shortage of water for firefighters battling blazes?

Posted: February 11, 2014
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Tuesday 02/04/2014
Cowboy salad is a versatile and economical recipe

“What recipes do you make all the time?” is a question that students and friends ask me on a regular basis. While it is hard to choose just one, my cowboy salad is a great place to start. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it is consistently delicious, amazingly versatile, economical and features one of my very favorite foods...beans!

Posted: February 04, 2014
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Tuesday 01/28/2014
Does Lodi still offer mistletoe to the public?

Dear Jennifer: The city of Lodi once gathered mistletoe and offered it to the public in a box on the steps of City Hall? Do they still do that?

Posted: January 28, 2014
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Tuesday 01/14/2014
Newest Lodi winemaker specializes in Albarino and Tempranillo

One of Lodi’s newest winemakers — so new, she just started working with Bokisch Vineyards this past December — is already showing a magic touch with Lodi grown grapes. A touch that grew out of a long and steady pursuit of her passion — first for unusually aromatic wines, and then for turning aromatic grapes into her own unusual wines.

Posted: January 14, 2014
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Tuesday 01/07/2014
Follow some baby steps for improving health in the new year

The start of a new year is often a time we think about how we might want to make this year as good as, or better, than the last. A big part of that is our health. Improving our health means improving our quality of our life. We are the only ones who can do that; here are tips to help.

Posted: January 07, 2014
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Eat a little healthier with a spread that doubles as a salad dressing

As we welcome 2014, now is the perfect time to make a few little tweaks to our habits that will pay off in terms of our bank accounts and our health. A significant drain on finances, and likely waistline expander, that may be under the radar for you, revolves around lunch.

Posted: January 07, 2014
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Tuesday 12/31/2013
Where did Woodbridge Road sign go?

Dear Jennifer: What happened to the sign on Woodbridge Road directing people to the Woodbridge Wilderness Area?

Posted: December 31, 2013
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Wednesday 12/18/2013
Randy Caparoso: Enjoy a wide variety of Lodi Zinfandels this Christmas

Lodi-grown Zinfandel bottlings have proliferated to such an extent, the choices have become dizzying. If you are thinking about enjoying bottles of Zinfandel this holiday season — or passing them out as gifts — you might want to consider the differences among the better bottlings in terms of style.

Posted: December 18, 2013
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Tuesday 12/17/2013
Where did city of Galt get its name?

Dear Jennifer: Where did the city of Galt get its name?

Posted: December 17, 2013
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Tuesday 12/10/2013
Gluten intolerance: Is it Celiac or gluten sensitivity?

Celiac disease is considered an autoimmune disorder and is an inflammatory condition of the small intestines that is set off by eating gluten. Gluten is a protein that is present in grains, such as wheat, barley and rye.

Posted: December 10, 2013
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Tuesday 12/03/2013
Eat healthy inexpensive snacks by making some sweet iBars

Avoiding all of the preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, processed grains and refined sweeteners can be quite a challenge when shopping for “energy” or snack bars.

Posted: December 03, 2013
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Tuesday 11/26/2013
Randy Caparoso: Pair some sweet wines with those holiday goodies

The holidays are the one time of year when it’s “OK” to cut loose with all your favorite dishes; complimented, of course, by terrific wine. Included are great sweet wines to enjoy with desserts — who doesn’t love that?

Posted: November 26, 2013
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Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

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