Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 am
Two up. Two down. Tokay and Lodi's wrestling teams both delivered victories in their league dual meet openers on Thursday night.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 am
The Tokay Tigers wrestling team had four wrestlers win their divisions at the San Joaquin Athletic Association/Tri-City Athletic League Tournament this past weekend.
Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi firefighters will shave their heads in front of Fire Station 1 on Sunday morning as part of their Pink October fundraising efforts for breast cancer treatment and research.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:00 am
Capt. Joe Hansen, with his Tom Selleck-style moustache and big grin, was a giver. Though his peers in the Lodi Fire Department do not like to use cliches to describe him, they said there was no better way to detail Hansen's altruistic character than with the age-old saying: "He would give you the shirt off his back."
Firefighters Mark Azevedo, left, and Oscar Picazo, right, hold a
section of chain link fence on top of fireman Kris Graves during
their mayday exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Graves and his
colleagues went through a series of training obstacles that tested
their ability to appropriately react to dangerous situations.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:00 am
There is no shortage of catastrophes a firefighter can encounter
while on a call.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi firefighter Kris Graves and his twin brother, Mike, won "24
Hour Restaurant Battle," a Food Network show, and received $10,000
in prize money.
Seven-spice pork tenderloin on spicy cranberry chutney with a vegetable medley prepared by Kris Graves of the Lodi Fire Department.
Lodi Firefighter Kris Graves displays a seven-spice pork tenderloin on spicy cranberry chutney with a vegetable medley, the dish he prepared while competing on Food Network's "24-Hour Restaurant Battle" with his brother, Mike.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi firefighter Kris Graves literally gave his blood, sweat and
tears to fulfill a life-long dream: starring in a cooking show on
the Food Network.
He shed blood after cutting his finger two hours before he was
supposed to feed 100 people. He dripped with sweat while running
through an unfamiliar grocery store grabbing supplies. And he
teared up while talking about his mother, who died of cancer six
Kris will appear on "24 Hour Restaurant Battle" with his
fraternal twin brother, Mike, at 10 p.m. Thursday on the Food
Network. The show gives contestants 24 hours to come up with a
restaurant design and decor, buy supplies, prep the food and then
serve 100 hungry customers, who are ordering off a menu.
Lodi firefighter Kris Graves checks the rain level in inches at the Lodi Fire Station No. 3 weather station Wednesday afternoon. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Friday, December 12, 2008 10:00 pm
After going through a rigorous 14-week academy, three graduates
joined the Lodi Fire Department on Friday.
New firefighter Kris Graves, left, jokes about his fellow academy graduates John Rowlands, center, and Nicholas Kilday, as he makes a speech thanking their training instructors Friday. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Friday, December 12, 2008 10:00 pm
Over the past 10 years or so, I've made every effort to
establish myself as "the Christmas guy." My friends and family may
be annoyed that I start playing Christmas carols on my car stereo
no later than Nov. 1, but one thing that everyone can seem to enjoy
together is the tradition of trying to cram in as many Christmas
movies and television specials as possible during the weeks heading
up to the big day.
Monday, March 5, 2007 10:00 pm
Flames fan Los Banos: Three Lodi
pitchers combine on four-hit victory