Monday, July 29, 2013 11:11 am
Quick: Name the one county in California that does not have a beef cattle operation.
Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am
It’s a dry year. There was barely four inches of rain from January to June. It’s also the second year that the San Joaquin Water Conservation District has no water to sell, despite its written promise of 20,000 acre-feet of water each year. That leaves the district with virtually no way to bring in money.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:01 pm
It’s hot here in Lodi, we know. But how long has it been hot? And when will we see some relief?
Sunday, May 26, 2013 6:57 pm
This year’s cherry harvest is significantly lighter than last year’s record numbers, say local industry experts. But no one is quite sure what caused the low numbers.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am
Though her day job is in an office, Amy Blagg simply can’t get away from the farming life she grew up in. Her work for the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, both locally and on a state level, was recognized by the California Farm Bureau Federation in March.
Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 am
A good water year for the East Bay Municipal Utility District does not always translate to a good water year for the local districts relying on their flows to serve customers.
Friday, December 28, 2012 12:00 am
Joe Petersen is leaving the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board, and Tom Flinn, former county public works director, was appointed Thursday night to replace him.
Director Joe Valente took on the position of board president.
Petersen said he has done what he wanted to with the district. It is now politically stable and in the black financially, goals Petersen outlined at the beginning of his term two years ago, he said.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 am
If the Lodi Grape Festival didn't get fair activities out of your system last weekend, you can go 15 miles south for another one the next two weekends. The San Joaquin Fair opens Thursday in Stockton.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:00 am
Although the campaigns for president, Congress and state Legislature take the limelight, local residents have the opportunity to run for offices that have a direct effect on the community.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 am
Between picking cherries in the surrounding orchards and maintaining vast acres of grapevines, Lodi growers need a lot of man-power this time of year. But many are saying they don’t have enough.
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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:00 am
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District has secured a road map to follow for the remaining three months of the fiscal year.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi growers are looking forward to a reprieve from some stiff state regulations to keep the European grapevine moth under control. A quarantine over San Joaquin County agriculture will lift on March 8, though officials say some controls will remain in place to monitor the pest. Quarantines were also lifted from Fresno, Merced and Mendocino counties.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 am
Taking advantage of what looks to be a dry year, the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District agreed to take extra time to consider several budget items instead of rushing their decisions.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Joe Petersen has a major clean-up job ahead of him. As the new
president of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, the
responsibility falls to him to provide the district with direction,
and to identify any and all resources under his command to keep the
district out of the red.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:00 am
A month ago, we offered the opinion that if the North San
Joaquin Water Conservation District appointed the right successor
to director Bryan Pilkington, it might make some progress.
Friday, November 18, 2011 12:00 am
When the board of directors gave the green light on the Tracy
Lakes project Thursday, they created the first improvement district
of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:00 am
With five new board members, the San Joaquin Fair will feature
something quite new: free admission.
Joe Valente suggest board members pay for an audit out of pocket if there are no findings during a North San Joaquin Water Conservation District meeting at the Lodi Police Department’s community room on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am
Shouting, profanity and personal attacks were rife during the
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District’s meeting Monday
evening. Audience members and directors exchanged barbs as the
board discussed a policy manual, financial report and selection of
new legal representation.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:48 am
A contentious atmosphere ruled a nearly three-hour session for
the troubled North San Joaquin Water Conservation District when its
chairman returned to the board Monday night.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:00 am
In the past week, Lodi has received three times more rain than
normal, causing everyone to pull out their rain coats and farmers
to worry about how some of their crops are faring.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00 am
There will be a major shakeup of operations at the San Joaquin
Fair in Stockton. Lodi resident Mitch Slater, who served on the
fair's board of directors for eight years, and four others on the
nine-member board were removed from office in one of Arnold
Schwarzenegger's final acts as governor.