Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 am
Bill and Grace Reynolds of Lodi celebrated 70 years of marriage this month.
Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am
It’s a dry year. There was barely four inches of rain from January to June. It’s also the second year that the San Joaquin Water Conservation District has no water to sell, despite its written promise of 20,000 acre-feet of water each year. That leaves the district with virtually no way to bring in money.
From left, Mike, Sharon and Bill Stokes grow winegrapes, cherries, apples, grain and dairy feed in three counties. They live in the Thornton area and are active in many community activities in Thornton and Lodi.
Monday, May 6, 2013 7:17 am
Two brothers and a sister in Thornton are busy farming in three counties, yet they find the time to be involved in small local boards, raise money for charity and participate in community activities.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:25 pm
The Lodi Rotary Club and District Gov. Liz Hosmer recognized some of their own as multiple Paul Harris Fellows at a recent lunch meeting.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:00 am
Joseph Spinella and Danielle Stokes, both of Sacramento, were engaged in May 2012.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00 am
Republican challenger Ricky Gill has $1.1 million left in his coffers to run his campaign, about $108,000 more than Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney in the 9th Congressional District race. The district includes the Lodi-Galt area.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:00 am
Inside a spacious gymnasium with black and red walls, over a dozen young basketball players are giving the court floor a workout.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:00 am
Five Lodians have been named to the Lodi Community Hall of Fame for 2012. Sponsored by the Lodi Boys and Girls Club, the Hall of Fame program recognizes local men and women who have made enduring contributions to the Lodi community. Inductees are to be honored at a dinner and program set for Oct. 20.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
Despite early year predictions of a water shortage, Woodbridge Irrigation District has confirmed there is enough water in Pardee Dam for its customers to irrigate normally this season.
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am
Can an irrigation district's headquarters be a tourist attraction? Directors of the Woodbridge Irrigation District think so.
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi Lake will be lowered on Feb. 1 for inspection and
maintenance on the Woodbridge Dam and fish screen, the Woodbridge
Irrigation District directors said at a board meeting Thursday. The
lake should be back to normal levels by March.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:00 am
Incumbents Bill Stokes and Aleck Dambacher easily won
re-election to the three-member Reclamation District 348 board of
directors on Tuesday.
From left: Janet Berriman, Bill Stokes, Teri Spoonhour, Tami
Benton at the Lodi High School Class of 1981 reunion at the
Woodbridge Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Friday, October 7, 2011 12:00 am
Michael McCay’s passion is wine. The owner and lead winemaker at
McCay Cellars enjoys cultivating and crafting various varietals,
and his vision is being embraced by critics and consumers alike.
Not only can his wines be found on the menus of upscale
restaurants, but wine publications and enthusiasts are raving about
Monday, October 3, 2011 12:00 am
The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt
areas this week:
Monday, September 26, 2011 12:00 am
Michael Stokes was born and raised in the farming business. A
third-generation agri-businessman, Stokes began farming at the age
of 18 when he worked for his parents. He and his brother, Bill,
then ventured out on their own.
Friday, August 5, 2011 12:00 am
There is one more week remaining in the filing period for three
seats on the Thornton fire board. Incumbents whose seats expire
Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:21 am
Bryan Pilkington may not be chairman of the North San Joaquin
Water Conservation District much longer.
After missing a second consecutive district meeting without
notifying directors he would be absent, the remaining four
directors voted 3-1 on Wednesday evening to consider appointing a
new chairman at the next meeting. Director Marden Wilbur voted
against the motion.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:00 am
Directors of special districts in the Lodi area receive
generally modest compensation, but the amount can vary quite a bit
from district to district, according to a News-Sentinel survey.
Rural communities outside Lodi and Galt are too small to have a
city government, so many have fire, water and other districts with
an elected board of directors.
A number of these board members serve on a completely voluntary
basis for what is known in government lingo as "special districts."
Others receive a small stipend or mileage. Directors at two local
districts receive supplemental health insurance.
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 am
Ed Lucchesi is not only a director of the Woodbridge Irrigation
District; he's also a customer who will be filing a claim for
financial damages against the organization.
Friday, March 25, 2011 1:40 pm
So how are you feeling about your life and where you live?
According to a recent poll Californians are “bummed out.” The
Golden State’s residents rated their quality of life at its lowest
mark in almost 20 years, citing the economic downturn and stagnant
according to a joint UC Berkeley and Field Poll.
From left: Councilman Alan Nakanishi, Public Works Director Wally Sandelin; Andy Christensen, of the Woodbridge Irrigation District; City Manager Rad Bartlam; Councilman Larry Hansen; Mayor Bob Johnson; Councilman Phil Katzakian; William Shinn and Bill Stokes, both of the Woodbridge Irrigation District; and County Supervisor Ken Vogel break ground on the Mokelumne River water treatment plant at Lodi Lake on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:00 am
It’s been known for several years that there’s a lot of money to
be made by stealing copper wire in rural areas and selling it to
recyclers who will pay for it.
But copper theft seems to have gone up in the past year or so.
Thornton farmer Mike Stokes reports that, despite secure fencing,
thieves have stolen copper from his properties 30 times since June