Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:38 pm
I want to welcome all of you to this year’s Lodi Grape Festival. As you can see in this publication, there are a lot of exciting things going on at the fair. Our ultimate goal of the event is to promote agriculture with a focus on grapes.
Each food concession at the fair has been asked to sell an item with grapes in it; please try these new items. We have also added the Wine Cellar with four wine tasting sessions.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 am
Some 30 correctional officers who staff San Joaquin County Jail left Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting disappointed, after the board forced some salary and benefit concessions.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:00 pm
Dear Fairgoers: Welcome to the 75th Anniversary of the Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair. This years’ Fair is a wonderful celebration of the rich history and traditions of the annual event. There are a lot of new exhibits and attractions at the fair, including the Festival Queen and Princess reunion, Super Science, the Amazing Rain Forest Experience, the Lodi Serpentarium display and educational area, WOW Museum exhibit, the Amazing Kenyan Acrobats, the Clark Pest Control Bug Zoo and so much more.
Monday, May 14, 2012 10:52 am
The Lodi Winegrape Commission named a new executive director today — the second in its history.
The commission selected Camron King, who served for eight years as the vice president of state government relations for the California Association of Winegrape Growers.
Bob Lauchland pours Jim Burke a glass of wine at Lodi Wine
Cellars during the Wine & Chocolate Weekend in Lodi on
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
Walnuts, almonds and grapes were all on the agenda for The
Lodi-Shanghai Wine and Agricultural Export Summit on Tuesday.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City lunch is
an entertaining affair for those who stay close to Lodi's public
life. It's always a refreshing overview of the year's news and
upcoming events. It was livelier this year, because the speakers
laced their thought with quips, quick wit and standup comedy.
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:00 am
A year-long strategic planning session has led to a new
advertising campaign directly targeting wine consumers, and so far,
it’s been a success, local vintners announced Thursday at the State
of the City address.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:00 am
Residents wanting to hear what's new in Lodi can attend the
Mayor's State of the City annual luncheon on Thursday.
Attendees will receive a buffet lunch from Touch of Mesquite,
learn about 14 featured local businesses and taste wine from the
Toasted Toad Cellars, Lodi's newest winery and tasting room.
The city of Lodi and the Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring
the event, which will feature Mayor Bob Johnson and members of the
business community reviewing some of the accomplishments from 2011
and discussing some of the challenges and opportunities in the
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 9:34 am
Mark Chandler said the Lodi Winegrape Commission has only tapped
the surface of its potential with promoting the local appellation
and the many grape growers and wineries in the area.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:18 pm
On behalf the entire Lodi Grape Festival Association, I would
like to invite you to join us at the 2011 Lodi Grape Festival. The
Festival is a longtime tradition in Lodi and we feel we have put
together the best fair ever! Come and enjoy this great family event
complete with a huge carnival, food, grape murals, reptile
exhibits, arts, photography, rose show, vendors, displays and so
Randy Caparoso, left, and Brad Alderson sample wines at the Lodi Wine & Visitors Center on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Caparoso and Alderson are part of a four-member panel that help select vintages for the center’s quarterly wine club. The wines are given to the commission by local vintners, and the panel selects the handful they like best to go into the center’s package for its wine club members. The judges don’t know what brand of wine they are drinking, and make tasting notes so winemakers can receive constructive and objective criticism, said Mark Chandler, executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Bob Lauchland and G.M. “Pooch” Pucilowski round out the panel.
From left: Greg Lauchland, Bob Lauchland, Sandi Lauchland and Tori Lauchland stand in front of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The Lauchlands usually make an annual trip to Disneyland after the winegrape harvest ends.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00 am
Branches have been stripped in vineyards across Lodi and the
gondolas have returned to the sheds. Harvest is over. Even though
work never fully stops on a farm, area winemakers and grape growers
are thankful they have a few weeks to take a short vacation to
unwind after another busy year.
Friday, October 22, 2010 12:00 am
Saturday, July 3, 2010 12:00 am
After thousands of conversations, campaign signs and votes,
ballots were tallied and Steve Moore was re-elected last month for
another four-year term as San Joaquin County’s Sheriff/Coroner. It
was a landslide over Robert “Bobby” Moreno, who retired in March
2009 as a Sheriff’s lieutenant.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:00 am
This week, the Lodi District Grape Growers Association's Board
of Directors voted to recommend to its members to vote "yes" on
Monday, February 8, 2010 12:00 am
Aside from the football game itself and the half-time concert,
Super Bowl Sunday is the day to watch commercials.
Friday, January 22, 2010 12:00 am
Thursday morning, key members of Lodi's farming community met
with the Lodi News-Sentinel at Phillips Farm to discuss what 2010
has in store for the local agricultural community. The panel
discussed issues such as water, exporting and pests.
Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:00 am
Lodi is a city with a rich heritage and a desire to preserve its
history and identity. So, for more than 15 years, Lodi has flirted
with the idea of a greenbelt, which would serve as a buffer zone
between the city and Stockton.
Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:00 am
As the process for creating a greenbelt between Lodi and
Stockton continues to lag, local stakeholders were asked their
opinion and assessment of the situation. Below is a summary of some
questions they were asked, and their responses.
Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:00 pm
Greg Lauchland doubled, singled and drove in two runs to back
the four-hit pitching of Robby Peckham as the Lauchland Vineyards
White Sox defeated the Tin Grins Cubs to capture the 15-and-under
Babe Ruth championship on Thursday at Kofu Park's Yamashita
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Woodbridge Irrigation District officials are exploring the idea
of changing how the district charges farmers who use flood
irrigation rather than drip lines.
Monday, June 16, 2008 10:00 pm
Pitchers Cole Lauchland, Nick Yarborough and Mason Blansett
combined for a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and Yarborough drove
in two runs with a double in support of his own cause as the Astros
whitewashed the White Sox, 4-0, to capture the Cal Ripken Farm
League championship at Salas Park on Monday.