This vintage photograph shows Downtown Lodi after a recent rain between 1906 and 1913. Looking north, this street scene shows the intersection of Pine and Sacramento streets. The rails of the Central California Traction Company can be seen in the center of the street. This electric train service connected Lodi with Stockton and Sacramento, and the rails were laid in Downtown Lodi in 1906. The east side of the street, on the right, shows the palm trees lining the Southern Pacific Railroad property by the train tracks. Horses and buggies were tied up at rails placed on that side of the street. The west side of the street, on the left, was lined with business buildings including the Bank of Lodi at the northwest corner. The bank was located there from 1888 to December 1913, when it moved to a new building constructed across the street.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am
Eastern Acampo residents who live adjacent to rarely used railroad tracks along Kennefick Road are glad that rail cars are no longer parked in front of their homes.
The Central California Traction Company mural on the parking garage in Downtown Lodi.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:09 pm
In a massive construction project in Lodi’s industrial area, Pacific Coast Producers will expand its distribution center by 50 percent this year to hold its increasing demand for canned food.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 am
There are a few things we wish Old St. Nick would bring Livable, Lovable Lodi — we even have a wish that would make Galt living more gracious. We hope the Jolly Old Elf won't mind if we interrupt his 11-month vacation with our 2013 flights of fancy.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
A century ago, in April 1912, Lodi residents were swept up in shock at the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Also that month, the community enjoyed the spring with picnics and the citywide clean-up, which yielded freight carloads of garbage.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:00 am
Nearly 153 years ago, L. M. Morse and his wife Eva Morse began a
cross-country journey by ox cart that landed them in Lodi. Here
they raised their family and planted their legacy in the land, a
home that still stands and children who made lasting contributions
to their community.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 am
A century ago, in August 1911, Lodi was a developing city with a
new government, dirt streets and more than 3,000 residents.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Commercial wall artists in past times were known as “Walldogs,”
and while the need for wall ads may have diminished, the love of
art has not.
Now Walldogs are talented sign/mural artists who create murals
of humorous value or historical significance — and sometimes
In May 2006, dozens of Walldogs from around the United States
and Canada gathered in Lodi to paint outdoor murals in celebration
of the city’s centennial. The murals have become an ongoing project
and are the focus of a walking tour around Downtown.
Friday, April 22, 2011 12:00 am
After enduring two years of unused railroad cars being stored on
tracks adjacent to Kennefick Road, about 200 of them have been
removed because of an increased demand for them to carry lumber and
Saturday, January 1, 2011 12:00 am
One hundred and one years ago, the first newspapers of 1910 told
of a smallpox scare and gave glimpses of a quiet Lodi that was
slowly emerging as a new modern city.
Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:00 am
One hundred years ago in July 1910, Lodi city officials took
over operation of the water and light plants.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:00 am
It will be many years before a high-speed rail train will race
through San Joaquin and Sacramento counties, carrying residents
from the capital to as far south as San Diego.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Within two weeks or so, up to 500 unused railroad cars will be
parked indefinitely along the entire length of Kennefick Road in
Acampo - all the way from the Mokelumne River to the Sacramento
County line at Dry Creek.
Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:00 pm
Tomás Juan Aguirre, 49, was arrested Saturday morning after
allegedly punching a 40-year-old woman twice in the mouth, causing
her to have a swollen lip and cuts on her lower right lip,
according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
Friday, August 1, 2008 10:00 pm
Like today, the harvest was big news in August 103 years
Friday, July 4, 2008 10:00 pm
It is not the most pleasant of sights in Lodi. Waist-high yellow
and brown weeds stretch for blocks between the railroad tracks and
back fences of South Sacramento Street homes.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 10:00 pm
Towering stainless steel tanks on the edge of Lodi's wine
country. It must be a new winery, right? Not quite.
Friday, July 6, 2007 10:00 pm
Lodi's festive daylong celebration of the Fourth of July in 1912
brought thousands of visitors to the young city that pulled out two
parades, orations, firemen's water fights, baseball, a street dance
and fireworks to demonstrate its community spirit and
Friday, June 15, 2007 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Within a few years, the sweet syrup in your favorite soda could
well be made here in Lodi.
Old wooden railroad ties lay on a pile next to the tracks off North Guild Avenue in Lodi. Some local fire fighters say the railroad ties owned by Central California Traction Company could be a potential fire hazard. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Friday, March 23, 2007 10:00 pm
Local firefighters are keeping an eye on a wooden train bridge
that crosses the Mokelumne River just east of Lodi and is similar
to one that went up in flames last week in Sacramento.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:00 pm
Stathi Pappas received his first toy train set when he was three
years old. By the time he was 10, he had a sit-on-top, one-eighth
scale steam engine that he would ride around his north Stockton
Friday, July 28, 2006 10:00 pm
Thank you to all of you citizens, organizations and businesses