Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am
A divided San Joaquin County Planning Commission voted Thursday to continue allowing wineries to apply to the county for events such as weddings and concerts until the county’s new general plan is adopted.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am
Andrea Maley doesn’t have dozens or hundreds of acres to grow grapes and produce wine. She has two. And on Tuesday, Maley will try convince the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors those two acres are enough land to fulfill her dream of opening a quaint winery in Lodi.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 am
Vern Vierra walks through his sprawling $50,000 structure, complete with rows of poles, short metal braces laid overhead and grape vines spiraling around the beams. When Vern and his wife Jenise Vierra, owners of St. Jorge Winery in Acampo, started construction 18 months ago, they envisioned an outdoor wine garden resembling an amphitheater, with a trellis, free of a roof or walls.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:58 pm
San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted not to allow a landfill to expand within the borders of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am
On Tuesday, San Joaquin County’s Board of Supervisors instructed the Community Development Department to devise a 12-month moratorium on certain marketing events, and in the meantime begin revising the county’s current winery ordinance.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am
Opponents and supporters of a small Acampo winery hoping to expand in order to hold more marketing events will speak in front of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors during a meeting in Stockton this afternoon.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am
Monday marked a changing of the guard, with Leroy Ornellas ending his second and final term on the Board of Supervisors and Tracy resident Bob Elliott taking his place.
Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:13 pm
The San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation says a plan by Viaggio Winery to add a deli on its farm violates the state’s Williamson Act, which protects agricultural land from being sold for urban uses.
Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00 am
The owners of Viaggio Winery have permission to move forward on their plans to open a large agriculture store and deli on their property, despite opposition from the San Joaquin Farm Bureau.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
Below is a sampling of letters received by San Joaquin County staff both in support of and opposing a proposed winery ordinance amendment that would place a moratorium on new winery events.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:11 pm
Some local vintners gathered Wednesday to learn more about a county proposal some contend will reduce land values, cut jobs and reduce area tourism.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:00 am
Should wineries in San Joaquin County be limited to manufacturing and selling wine, or should parties, nonprofit fundraisers, wedding receptions and live music be permitted?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:00 am
In what Community Development Director Kerry Sullivan described
as a kickoff of the public review process, the San Joaquin County
Board of Supervisors received a report Tuesday on four alternatives
to how rural communities might grow in the next 20 years.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:08 am
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday
to deny Central Valley Caregivers Cooperative’s appeal to sell
medical marijuana at 3260 E. Tomahawk Drive, Stockton.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am
Sean Becker said he has an aggressive form of multiple
sclerosis, but he moves around since beginning to take medical
marijuana four months ago.
Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:00 am
In 2009, San Joaquin County employed 483 people who made
$100,000 or more. That's up by 33 positions from the previous
Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:00 pm
West Lane north of Eight Mile Road is bordered on both sides by
open expanses of farmland, with one major exception: The Home
Church, which attracts about 500 to its Sunday services. The first
building, containing the sanctuary and offices, was built in 2002.
Since then, a smaller building was added.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:00 pm
The city of Lodi will have to pay all of San Joaquin County's
costs to consider maintaining the Armstrong Road corridor as an
agricultural region to keep Lodi separate from Stockton.
Monday, April 20, 2009 10:00 pm
The Lodi City Council allocated $500,000 in November to pay for
property rezoning along the Armstrong Road corridor to keep the
area agricultural, but San Joaquin County staff claim that isn't
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:00 pm
County supervisors approved a large Muslim mosque planned for
Morada after a nearly three-hour hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi man who was the shot in the head in January was charged
Wednesday with making threats and possessing a weapon in an
Friday, February 20, 2009 10:00 pm
A forum on Monday will discuss the next step in the process to
form an ag belt buffer zone between Stockton and Lodi, according to
a news release.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 10:00 pm
In separate meetings Thursday in Lockeford, the community will
learn about the General Plan process for Lockeford and learn about
insurance operations for the Community Center on Jack Tone Road and
the future park next door.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 10:00 pm
It appears that Lockeford has seen its final lap dance.
Monday, June 2, 2008 10:00 pm
The community is invited to tell regional planners what they
envision for San Joaquin County as part of a regional "blueprint"
of the county's future through 2050.