Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am
With much fanfare, Gov. Jerry Brown touted a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to vast farmlands and thirsty cities in Southern California — the “Bay Delta Conservation Plan.”
Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:10 pm
Have you ever contemplated the life path of trash? Has anyone, especially since trash rarely begins as the rubbish that finds its way to the garbage bin — or not? Only after your plastic bag has delivered your groceries safely to your refrigerator, your take-out lunch is safely secure in your satisfied tummy, or your cigarette has been void of its nicotine and reduced to nothing but its filter do the remaining inedible items become refuse.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:11 pm
Summer is a time for exploration. It’s warm, bright and just radiates an aura of adventure. It encourages us to conquer mountains, tame wilderness and swim the deepest oceans — OK, for some of us anyway.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:10 pm
The Monterey Aquarium was founded as a way to protect marine life on Monterey Bay and to make it available for everyone’s appreciation. After several attempts to build an aquarium in the early 1900s, it became a reality in 1983. Angela Hains, senior associate manager of public relations, said it was the vision of the founders to show visitors what is in their own backyard. Hains took some time on a recent morning to talk about what is available for visitors of the aquarium.
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:47 am
With a wide open day and a brand new canvas calling to him, David Jon Foster sits down at his easel to paint. Three Tiki jars to the left hold his paintbrushes. And to the right, Styrofoam plates are filled with bold-colored paint. He plugs his iPhone into an amp, and smooth lounge jazz filters through a axillary cable, filling his workspace.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am
Soggy mattresses, about 20 expensive wine bottles and a piece of spray-painted artwork on plywood were some of the strange things volunteers uncovered this Saturday while cleaning Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:00 am
Volunteers looking for ways to help the environment while also enjoying fun activities, like making trash art sculptures and searching for the most unusual discarded treasure, will enjoy the 10th annual Coastal Cleanup this Saturday.
Friday, March 23, 2012 8:21 am
When you think of prominent art museums, you might imagine the Getty in Los Angeles, the array of Smithsonians in D.C. or the de Young in San Francisco. But the 2010-remodeled Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento — with its combination of Victorian and contemporary architecture — is Sacramento’s gem. It is home to the largest display of California art in the world, according to chief curator Scott Shields.
Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi-area farmers are struggling through one of the driest winters in recent history as they continue to hope for what they call a “miracle March” to keep their crops watered and healthy come harvest.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:00 am
As Kathy Grant leads tours of wide-eyed students down the meandering paths in the Lodi Lake Nature Area, she is always surprised when one of the kids say they did not even know there was a river in Lodi.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Michael William Pettit, 64, of Lodi died Feb. 17. He was born
Jan. 18, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Monday, January 30, 2012 12:00 am
Geese lounged close together, a snake slithered about on a
display table and ducks of all shapes and sizes soared overhead at
Robert L. McCaffrey Middle School on Saturday, as hundreds came to
celebrate Galt’s fifth annual Winter Bird Festival.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:00 am
Walk into attorney Randy Thomas' home in Acampo, and your eyes
immediately shift to a large brown bear lunging at you with its
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
Lt. Jeremy Austin, 36, didn’t expect to win an award when he
took his family to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on March 23,
2010. But a decision by the Mule Creek State Prison corrections
officer to jump into the frigid ocean to rescue a drowning swimmer
eventually led to him receiving a medal of valor from the
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00 am
Hundreds of people will head to Lodi Lake this Saturday armed
with gloves and trash bags to take part in the city's 9th annual
Coastal Cleanup Day.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:00 am
Organizers of Lodi’s ninth annual Coastal Cleanup are looking
for team leaders and an organized crew of bike valet volunteers for
the event on Sept. 17.
Saturday, January 1, 2011 6:44 am
Delta fish continued to languish at very depressed levels in
2010, according to the latest numbers from the California
Department of Fish and Game. A key annual survey performed each
fall showed the Delta smelt population continues to hover at a
level some biologists believe is near extinction, while year-old
striped bass, a popular sport fish, dropped to a record low.
Friday, December 31, 2010 6:21 am
News-Sentinel reporters combed their stories from 2010 and came
up with these memorable quotes:
Friday, October 8, 2010 12:00 am
More than 1,500 miles away from Lodi on the outskirts of Minot,
N.D., families gather in makeshift tent cities because of the
city's housing crisis. But unlike San Joaquin County's housing
crisis, people in Minot are waiting for homes to be built because
the demand for residences greatly outpaces the supply for the town
of roughly 40,000.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:00 am
Volunteers discovered a remote control on Saturday at Lodi Lake
while picking up trash, but there was no TV to be found. The
clicker was the most unusual piece of trash discovered at the
eighth annual cleanup. Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River were among
the more than 800 sites statewide where people cleaned up waterways
for the California Coastal Cleanup Day.
Monday, September 20, 2010 12:00 am
This Saturday, volunteers are needed to put on some gloves and
collect small pieces of trash, like firecracker shells or golf
tees, and larger pieces of junk, like a city of Lodi barricades and
a large zip-locked bag of fresh grapes.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
At Cecil Reese's home near Ham Lane and Turner Road, he was
clearly on a mission as he paced around his yard and showcased his
downspouts, each one an opportunity for rainwater collection.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:00 pm
Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Whiskey is for drinking and
water is for fighting over." Nowhere does that phrase seem more
relevant than in California.
Friday, July 3, 2009 10:00 pm
A June 29 letter asks people within the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District to oppose sending water to the city of
Stockton. The letter by NSJWCD Board member Bryan Pilkington is
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:00 pm
An update on a study about a possible Highway 88 bypass around
Lockeford, public safety updates and a proposal to construct a new
Pardee Dam 33 feet higher than the present dam will be discussed at
Thursday's Lockeford Municipal Advisory Council meeting.
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