Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am
Now is the time of the lilies, at least here in my garden: day lilies, Easter lilies (regular time, not forced for Easter), calla lilies, and a beautiful white trumpet lily with feathery leaves that I forget the name of. Orange, yellow, white, and, later, dark red, plus purple and white glads. They are planted all over, here and there, so it’s like several soloists singing over the main chorus of green voices.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am
Mother’s Day — and HOT. This day should be gently spring-like: warm in the sun, cool in the shade, with a very soft breeze.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:33 am
Want to play blackjack, poker, craps or roulette without leaving Lodi? You can do just that on Friday night while raising money for school programs that the Lodi Unified School District cannot afford to provide.
Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00 am
The Lodi Unified School District is congratulating itself on a job well done after disbanding the Measure K oversight committee on Tuesday.
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:15 am
What’s the secret to amazing prime rib? For Brewster’s Bar & Grill co-owner and bartender J.R. Majid, there is one answer: Skill.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 am
Art Hand Jr. has been at the helm of Lodi Unified School District’s Facilities and Planning Department for seven years, but his career is ending this month. Hand will retire as assistant superintendent on Dec. 27.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:41 am
A group of jovial folk gathered at an arena outside of Lodi on Saturday to enjoy a Medieval style tournament, complete with decorated horses, suits of chain mail and battles for the honor of becoming Equestrian Champion of the Western Kingdom.
Friday, June 29, 2012 7:58 am
We asked Lodians to share their all-time favorite concert memories. Here’s what they said:
Ruben Ramirez Jr., right, shakes hands with Art Olsner after receiving his diploma during the Galt High School Class of 2012 graduation on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00 am
Local businesses and other donors have stepped up to provide $45,000 to help rescue after-school programs operated by the city of Lodi that were in danger of shutting down.
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am
Lightweight, portable technology might be a boon for teachers, but the devices make easy targets for would-be thieves.
Art Hand Jr., assistant superintendent of facilities and planning for Lodi Unified School District, said he has seen a rise in the number of thefts of portable devices in the last few years.
"Laptops, boom boxes, anything (thieves) can carry have become the No. 1 target," said Hand.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
Maybe you can read to a student. Maybe your church can adopt a campus and provide tutoring or enrichment programs. Perhaps your service group can arrange for speakers for a campus.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
A local group dedicated to forming relationships between Lodi schools and the community has a new leader on board.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:00 am
This spring, hundreds of students' names will go into a bucket.
They are from families seeking one of 66 spots available at
Aspire's Vincent Shalvey Academy, housed in a former Sibbs grocery
store in Morada.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:00 am
Bullying was the theme of the Art Raab Memorial Essay
Competition sponsored by the Breakthrough Project. Here are the
winning fifth- and sixth-grade entries:
Friday, January 6, 2012 12:00 am
Attention teachers: If Santa failed to bring the books, science
equipment and classroom supplies on your wishlist, turn to the
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:00 am
Millswood Middle School principal Sheree Flemmer is the head of
what she calls a small community of 840 students and 36 teachers.
But that community replaces half of its student population every
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:00 am
Fall has finally arrived, much to the confusion of spring bulbs,
which have already been showing their green tops. Lots of leaves
drifting around. Cooler nights, bringing the cats in earlier than
usual. They're in more during the day, too.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:00 am
Walk into Sea Salt Cottage and glance to your left, and there is
a cabinet full of clear glass jars of all sizes holding an
abundance of colorful, flavor-infused sea salts.
Friday, September 2, 2011 8:02 am
Times like these, you have to seek comfort wherever you can find
it. I often look to movies for some extra degree of solace, and it
seems that sometimes it can be found in the unlikeliest of
Friday, August 19, 2011 8:47 am
The optimum classroom doesn’t necessarily have desks arranged
neatly in rows and bulletin boards lining the walls. The teacher
isn’t seated at a desk, red pen and gradebook in hand.
Friday, December 3, 2010 8:46 am
Been doing a lot of catching up these past few weeks, watching a
bunch of recent DVD releases and bracing myself for the avalanche
of new films that the studios have been holding for the
prestige-heavy final weeks of the year. I like to focus a bit on
limited releases this time of year, so like I said last week, the
reviewing schedule is kind of up in the air for the remainder of
2010. Blame the unpredictable art-houses, man — I just work
Monday, November 22, 2010 1:24 pm
‘Tis the season for gift giving, and local merchants have no
shortage of ideas for helping make the holidays special for your
loved ones. From hand-painted wineglasses to sports memorabilia,
Lodi stores pride themselves on having items for the
hard-to-shop-for person on everyone’s list.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:00 am
This column has been a little late abornin', as the saying goes.
Time goes by so sneakily that three weeks go by as if they were two
— but here we are, at it again.