Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am
Andrea Maley doesn’t have dozens or hundreds of acres to grow grapes and produce wine. She has two. And on Tuesday, Maley will try convince the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors those two acres are enough land to fulfill her dream of opening a quaint winery in Lodi.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 am
The Stockton airport, the county’s farm bureau and others have been entrenched in a land-use debate with a Stockton landfill seeking to expand by almost 200 acres, in order to extend its lifespan.
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:11 am
Quick: Name the one county in California that does not have a beef cattle operation.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
Larry Lawrence stands on the main patio at Viaggio Winery, picking through a ring of keys to open a locked wooden door. It leads to the room where he and his wife, Terri Lawrence, had hoped to open a little sandwich counter to serve visitors to Viaggio, a dramatic estate on the Mokelumne River.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:44 pm
An angry Larry Lawrence pledged on Tuesday to violate regulations and construct a large agricultural store on his Viaggio Winery property on the Mokelumne River northwest of Lodi.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am
After a two-hour public hearing on Tuesday afternoon, a decision on whether an Acampo winery should be allowed to operate a deli and large agricultural store was postponed for a month.
Friday, June 8, 2012 12:00 am
There was no decision on the winery ordinance amendment considered by the San Joaquin County Planning Commission.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 am
Cherry growers around Lodi say their trees survived last week's storms with few problems, though this year's harvest may yield less fruit than last year.
Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 am
A pesticide used mostly on strawberries is being pulled from U.S. markets by its Japanese manufacturer after harsh criticism that the product is toxic and causes cancer.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:08 pm
Listening to more than a dozen farmers, San Joaquin County
supervisors voted 3-0 on Tuesday against passing on what amounts to
a tax of up to 10 percent on farmers to compensate for Williamson
Act money the state removed from county coffers.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:00 am
Farmers in Stockton and the southern tip of Lodi, who are
harvesting tomatoes and bell peppers, are racing against the clock
to get them to market before the Oriental fruit fly gets to
Bruce Blodgett, San Joaquin County Farm Bureau’s executive director
Friday, November 19, 2010 12:00 am
Thanks to a state program, farmers enrolled in the Williamson
Act may end up paying 10 percent more in property tax. The San
Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will decide, probably on Dec.
7, whether to participate in the state program that changes the
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:00 am
Even though the weather has been warm the past few days, it
hasn’t changed this fact: The summer that just ended was one of the
coolest in recent years.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:16 am
San Joaquin County's display at the California State Fair, which
focused on its strong opposition to the proposed peripheral canal
that would divert more Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water to
Southern California, received two awards at Cal Expo.
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, June 9, 2010 12:00 am
Once again, it's time to check with local growers on the status
of roduce at area farms. Who is harvesting? Who is spraying?
Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:00 am
Incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and Republican challengers
Brad Goehring and David Harmer are going neck-and-neck over which
candidate has raised the most money for the 11th Congressional
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
Steve Malcoun has a 34.5-acre walnut orchard east of Morada. He
doesn't plan to develop the land for urban uses, and the property
is too far away from housing subdivisions to be considered for
Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:00 pm
Like most counties, San Joaquin County typically toots its horn
about its agriculture industry and what the county has to offer
when it constructs its exhibit at the California State Fair.
"The Terminator," with his red eyes flashing, presses his right hand against a map of San Joaquin County at the county's unorthodox display at the California State Fair. County Farm Bureau Executive Director Bruce Blodgett decided to incorporate the county's intense opposition to shipping large volumes of water to Southern California through a peripheral canal with the county's traditional display on its agricultural production. The State Fair continues through Monday. (Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:00 pm
It may not be in Lodi, but everything ag-related in San Joaquin
County except the Farm Bureau is now located in a single
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 10:00 pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:00 pm
An environmental group that tracks water quality says the latest
report is further evidence that stricter regulations on farmers are
needed. Meanwhile, a local farm group insists that more vigilant
testing in the past four years has uncovered pesticide residue that
previously would have gone undetected.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:00 pm
Katie Matthews has had quite a career in her short 24 years.