Ken Nieland, left, president of the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association, and Nancy Mellor, vice president of programs for AAUW Lodi Branch.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:56 pm
Ken Nieland, president of the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association, recently spoke at the Lodi American Association of University Women’s meeting about the history of the Lodi Crane Festival.
The Visit Lodi! Conference and Visitors Bureau honored Ken Nieland, left, as Tourism Advocate of the Year and Heritage Oak Winery as Winery of the Year at its tourism luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Tom Hoffman, right, and his wife Carmela Hoffman, center, are co-owners of Heritage Oak.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am
Former Micke Grove Zoo director Ken Nieland and Heritage Oak Winery in Acampo were honored for their contributions to the community at Tuesday’s tourism luncheon, sponsored by the Visit Lodi! Conference and Visitors Bureau.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 am
Ken Nieland, president of the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association, and Heritage Oak Winery will be honored for their contributions to Lodi tourism efforts at the seventh annual tourism luncheon on May 7.
Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 am
Wine seems to be the top way Lodi community leaders promote the city and nearby rural areas, but on May 7, you'll find out what else Lodi has to offer.
Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 am
As San Joaquin County officials look for a new manager to replace Ken Nieland at Micke Grove Zoo, the south Lodi animal kingdom is being run by a long-time zookeeper and a curator who has researched exotic animals all over the world.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
Within a year, visitors to Micke Grove Zoo will see some very social and talkative gibbons and several more animal species. Within five years, the south Lodi zoo will have even more new animals, and the eastern end of the zoo will no longer look like an unfinished construction site, as it does today.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
Ken Nieland has not only worked at Micke Grove Zoo for almost 33 years, he's actually lived on the zoo grounds the whole time.
Ken Nieland with some golden lion tamarin monkeys at Micke Grove Zoo in south Lodi on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Nieland retired in late March after almost 33 years at the zoo.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:50 pm
Here is a look at what will be featured Thursday:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Should San Joaquin County pour money into a new snow leopard
exhibit, or should precious tax dollars be allocated to other
projects county officials say they can't afford?
Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:00 am
Snuggled under a pink and white polka-dot blanket, Toffee,
Taffy, Ebony and Skittles nibbled and growled at each other,
completely unaware of the cold front in Lodi that will persist in
the coming weeks.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 am
Halloween is in the offing — has been for a while — so here is a
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:00 am
Finally! We’ve had enough cold nights for the trees to start
turning color, and it was well worth waiting for, particularly the
Chinese pistache trees. I think everything else is glad to be able
to rest, particularly the roses. And the rain is just what
everyone needed, especially the poor neglected plants, trees and
lawns around empty homes.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 12:00 am
Cheryl Phelps just loves the animals at Micke Grove Zoo.
Ken Nieland, the Micke Grove Zoo’s director, talks about improvements at the zoo in Lodi. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:00 am
Micke Grove Zoo’s future may be at a crossroads. The 5-acre zoo
hasn’t been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
since 2006, and a San Joaquin County supervisor has candidly stated
that the zoo is bereft with problems.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:00 am
A frustrated Larry Ruhstaller urged his colleagues on the San
Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to sell or donate the
Woodbridge Wilderness Area to avoid county liability in case of a
Friday, June 11, 2010 12:00 am
It appears that Micke Grove Zoo will continue to lack the
national accreditation it needs to acquire more grants to bring
more animals and attract more visitors.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:00 am
Visitors to Micke Grove Zoo face a rather unwelcome ambiance
when they walk in the front gate — a sea of construction fencing
amidst the animals they came to see.
San Joaquin County Supervisors Ken Vogel, left, and Carlos Villapudua, center, talk to Micke Grove Zoo Director Ken Nieland about the zoo expansion plan Monday at the zoo. Currently, the zoo needs $3 million to complete the project, which will include a snow leopard and river otter exhibit. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 12:00 am
A News-Sentinel headline on Oct. 30, 2008, read, "Zoo expansion
means snow leopards and river otters coming to Micke Grove in
Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:00 am
Wild animals at Micke Grove Zoo lost their long-time
veterinarian, Jackie Gai, who left her job at the south Lodi zoo
for another position.
Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:00 pm
The Lodi Historical Society will have its first program of the
fall season on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hutchins Street Square