Friday, July 12, 2013 7:45 am
Instead of a drab beige, five large boxes situated along busy Lodi intersections have gotten a makeover.
Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
Patti Wallace stood on a busy street corner at Pine Street and Cherokee Lane, a brush dripping with brown paint in her hand. She hemmed and hawed, looking for the right angle to apply a nose to the face she was creating on the side of a traffic control signal box on the sidewalk. A dropcloth taped around the base of the box protected the sidewalk, and a line sketch of her design was lightly penciled in on its surface.
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am
Golden koi fish swirling in a dark pond. A collage of wine glasses, a grape press and Lodi wine events. A lifelike, proud rooster.
Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 am
While waiting for traffic lights to change at busy intersections, Lodi residents will soon have the opportunity to view vibrant and colorful pieces of art.
Friday, November 16, 2012 7:21 am
Are you an artist who has contemplated showing your work at one of Lodi’s First Friday Art Hops? Now is the time to give it a shot.
Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi will be a cheeseburger and margarita paradise tonight.
Friday, March 9, 2012 8:22 am
In typical Lodi Arts Commission style, the organization is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with a musical event for commissioners and the community.
The March 17 celebration will honor the dedication the commissioners have shown to the community of Lodi.
Waterloo, an ABBA cover band, will perform live in the Charlene Powers Lange Theater.
Friday, October 14, 2011 7:34 am
Featuring dozens of Lodi-area winemakers and artists, Artisan
Masters, in its second year, is one of the biggest fundraisers for
local arts education. Lodi Arts Foundation chair Ros Bollinger is
leading the Oct. 22 black-tie event. Here, she talks about the
purpose of the event and what you can expect when you attend.
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:18 am
The history lover: Tom Kohlhepp
What I’ve been reading: I picked up
“Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World,” by Chris Scarre.
Favorite reads: I read history books designed
for junior high and high school.
Biggest sellers in your bookstore, Tom’s Used
Books: “Jaycee Dugard: A Stolen Life” — It sold out in the
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:00 am
Aly Pennino and her brother, Tony, stared quizzically at the
Seward Johnson statue that has become known as “Bob the Window
Washer” on the corner of Walnut Street and School Street on
Tony, a slight, blond-haired boy, and his younger sister
sauntered around the statue, never really taking their eyes off of
the life-like face of the statuesque man who had been cleaning the
same window of Texture Salon since he was placed there three months
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Arts Commission has worked hard over the past 29 years
to bring diverse events to the Lodi community, and Saturday’s
inaugural Taco Truck Cook Off was one of the best attended
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am
About 500 people attended the Taco Truck Cookoff held by the
Lodi Arts on Saturday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi residents need to bring their bibs, some $1 bills and their
appetites to the city’s first ever taco truck cookoff this
At least seven trucks will be competing to be named Lodi’s No. 1
taco truck. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smart &
Final parking lot at Lodi Avenue and Stockton Street.
The trucks will still serve all of the items on their menu, but
will only be judged on their tacos. There is no admission fee, and
trucks will charge their normal prices for food.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 am
An organization has been formed to promote people of different
cultures mingling in Lodi and elsewhere in San Joaquin County.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:00 am
As the world prepares for Prince William and Kate Middleton to
tie the knot in the most extravagant wedding of the decade, Lodi
merchants reflect on how they would make the day special for the
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:18 am
Next week, when you’re in Downtown Lodi, you may see pieces of
everyday life that, somehow, don’t quite fit. You may see an older
woman holding a bag o fgroceries in front of the Woolworth
Building. Or a child petting a motionless dog in Pret Plaza. Or a
runner frozen in time outside of Sheri’s Sonshine.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 12:00 am
Imagine the saliva-inducing smell of grilled carnitas and
sizzling onions wafting through the air as taco trucks stretch as
far as the eye can see.
Lodi residents might have the opportunity to dig in at several
trucks during the city’s first large taco truck cookoff in
Friday, January 14, 2011 8:36 am
Donna Phillips has a passion for her community, whether it
involves improving the land around her home on Lodi Lake or working
theater productions and First Friday Art Hops. After 10 years of
serving Lodi as a volunteer in the arts, Phillips is stepping down
to enjoy time with family and friends and to research her
Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:00 am
Ros Bollinger worked in sales and marketing in the Bay Area, but
now she’s using her skills to further Lodi arts. Bollinger is
working with the Lodi Arts Foundation to raise money for arts and
art scholarships with an annual auction event in October. Bollinger
took time out this week to share about her move to Lodi and
decision to get involved.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:00 am
Shoelaces were tied, race numbers were carefully pinned to
shirts, and youngsters and adults alike were ready to race around
Downtown Lodi before going to Saturday’s art festival.
Friday, June 25, 2010 12:00 am
On Saturday, for the first time since 2004, runners will replace
cars on the streets of Downtown Lodi.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am
Hutchins Street Square is the heart of community in Lodi.
Previously the location for the original Lodi High School, Hutchins
Street Square is now a center for musical and theater performances,
community events, art shows, the Sandhill Crane Festival and senior
Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:00 am
The last time Maria Muldaur sang her 1974 hit, "Midnight at the
Oasis" on a stage in Lodi, it was a summer day in the '80s and she
shared the microphone with a lineup of musicians, including BJ
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