Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi is coming out of the Great Recession. That’s the big message we picked up at the State of City function on Thursday.
Craig Ledbetter gives a speech during the State of the City address at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am
The grapes will wait no longer. The summer sun awakened the sugars resting inside each berry. “The grapes are calling for it. We have to pick tonight,” said Craig Ledbetter, vice president of Vino Farms. “By the look of it, we’ve got a bigger crop than we expected.”
Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am
At a sprawling shop in Lodi, machines, huge and complex, are being created. Grape harvesters born at Ag Industrial Manufacturing engineering must be durable enough to rumble all night through a vineyard, yet delicate enough to shake the fruit off a vine without undue damage. Each costs as much as a Ferrari, and each must be delivered on a tight schedule that can mean the difference between a smooth harvest — or a minor calamity.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:44 am
Woodbridge Golf and Country Club
Saturday, June 8, 2013 12:00 am
John Ledbetter stopped by a friend’s office in March to catch up and talk shop about grape harvesters.
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am
Ever wonder where farmers and their employees learn to safely use sulfur and other chemicals in fields and orchards?
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:00 am
Russell Humphrey and James Watt won the Tokay Tournament with a gross score of 198.
Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 am
A team of volunteers in black baseball caps demonstrated the differences between two breathing masks farmworkers are required to wear when spraying pesticides in a field of vineyards. A group of local farmworkers listened attentively.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:00 am
Republican congressional candidate Ricky Gill has announced more
than 20 people who have endorsed him in his campaign against Rep.
Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:50 am
WOODBRIDGE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Saturday, May 14, 2011 12:00 am
It took more than two hours of disputes and distractions, but a
local water district is closer to replacing its outgoing
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District directors agreed
on a process to start screening applicants to replace retiring
Watermaster Pete Weinzheimer at Friday morning's special session,
but the agreement was reduced to a subplot of the meeting as
members of the public exchanged barbs with the board's
Craig Ledbetter, with Ag Safety Day, describes the day's events at the Grape Festival grounds Thursday, March 10, 2011.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:00 pm
Tensions flared, voices were raised and accusations flew at a
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District meeting Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 10:00 pm
Cancer has hit Suzanne Ledbetter hard.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:00 pm
The final funding tallies are in for the Lodi City Council
election with incumbents JoAnne Mounce and Bob Johnson each raising
more than $20,000 in 2008 while the other three candidates raised
no money at all.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:54 pm
Brad Alderson — a leader and visionary in the Lodi wine industry for more than three decades — will step down from his post as general manager at Woodbridge Winery on Oct. 1.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 10:00 pm
The holy water has been flung and the first grapes have been
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:00 pm
For decades, Craig Ledbetter's father and grandfather worked to
build Lodi's reputation as the Central Valley's premiere winegrape
Monday, May 23, 2005 10:00 pm
Craig Ledbetter, of Lodi, and Suzanne Lambert, of Fresno, were
Craig Ledbetter and Suzanne Lambert celebrated their engagement with friends and family in February. (Courtesy photo)