Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:40 pm
As I write this, there’s a loaf of banana bread on my desk, a holiday gift from an old friend who just dropped by the newsroom.
Monday, November 4, 2013 3:18 pm
At the center of most every Thanksgiving meal is the roast turkey. With all the effort required to pull off this most special meal, the last thing you want is the main course to be less than the best. Yet, many times, this glorious Thanksgiving bird can turn out dry and less than flavorful.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:47 pm
Lodi’s reputation as a wine hub is growing far and wide. But until this year, the biggest community event of the year didn’t include any wine tasting opportunities.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:39 pm
Maggie Creamer, San Francisco Chronicle Weekender Editor
I love caprese salad with homegrown tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and fresh-ground pepper. The basil is refreshing in summertime, and the mozzarella adds substance.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:00 pm
The Central Pacific Railroad gave birth to Lodi in the summer of 1869. Beginning as a simple rail stop with a couple merchants’ simple wood buildings and a few scattered homestead farmers, Lodi grew to become a bustling city of more than 75,000 with a thriving and increasingly famous grape and wine industry.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:12 pm
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:58 am
The Lodi News-Sentinel won seven awards, including three first-place honors, in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:50 pm
We've had a promotion and a new hire here, and a related reassignment of beats. Like the staff at many papers, our reporters are now stretching to handle multiple coverage areas. I guess it relfects that cliche: Doing more with less. But our staff here is passionate about journalism and very hard-working. I'm excited about these changes and how our staff has responded.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am
With the approval rating of Congress at 12 percent, it is clear that Americans are frustrated with yet another manufactured crisis where the economy is held hostage by right-wing Republicans who would prefer to see chaos rather than work with Democrats and moderate Republicans who prefer to support economic stability.
Friday, December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Merry Christmas! I pray you remember the reason for the season and you be blessed abundantly.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00 am
One hundred years ago this month, Clements lost a pioneer. Stillman L. Magee was a shipbuilder from Maine. He was a gold miner, store owner, sawmill owner, politician, newspaper publisher, flour mill operator, rancher and businessman who left his mark on the community.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:00 am
One of the Lodi AVA's most venerated plantings — Mohr-Fry Ranches' 12 1/2 of Alicante Bouschet, which originally went into the ground in 1921 — may not be long for this world, which would be a tragedy.
Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:00 am
Weldon B. Cooke, grandson of Lockeford founder Dr. Dean Jewett Locke, had a short but courageous life.
Monday, May 21, 2012 12:00 am
California Republicans hope to take over the newly formed 5th Senate District because they see it as a district that could go to either party.
What's important to both parties is control of both houses of the Legislature. Democrats are within two votes of having a two-thirds majority in the Senate, which would allow Democrats to approve tax increases, override the governor's vetoes, and bypass legislative rules and deadlines.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who is leading the effort for the additional Senate seats, said winning them would make governing easier and allow voters to hold the majority party more accountable for its decisions.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:00 am
Borra Vineyards grower/proprietor Steve Borra has always cut quite the figure in Lodi's grape-growing circles, with his signature cowboy hat, Western boots and handlebar mustache. He even walks into a room with something of a rider's gait, complete with a John Wayne-ly bow in the legs.
Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00 am
Trophies came rolling into town when the results of the San
Fransisco Chronicle Wine Competition came in on Jan. 6.
Friday, January 6, 2012 10:07 am
I could go on a rambling, ill-tempered rant about the shocking
lack of worthwhile films released in 2011. I could easily wallow in
righteous indignation, and throw up my hands in disgust and defeat
as I impotently curse Hollywood’s artistic bankruptcy and offer my
own theories as to why last year saw the worst theater attendance
numbers in 16 years. And I’d be right to do it. But this time of
year, I prefer to ignore the crazed, rampaging elephant in the room
and instead celebrate the few diamonds in the rough that kept me
from completely losing my mind over the course of the past 12
months. So let’s get to it:
Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:00 am
McCay Cellars, a Lodi winery, was recognized as a Top 100 Wines
of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper for the second
year in a row.
Friday, October 7, 2011 12:00 am
Michael McCay’s passion is wine. The owner and lead winemaker at
McCay Cellars enjoys cultivating and crafting various varietals,
and his vision is being embraced by critics and consumers alike.
Not only can his wines be found on the menus of upscale
restaurants, but wine publications and enthusiasts are raving about
Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Kyla Cathey has been named news editor of the Lodi
News-Sentinel, one of several staff changes at the newspaper in
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00 am
Starting Mettler Family Vineyards was a "family decision,"
according to Adam Mettler. There has always been huge tradition and
talent associated with the Mettler name. Start with Adam himself,
who is not only the family winemaker, but also holds down a pretty
respectable "day job" — as GM/winemaker of Michael-David
Saturday, August 6, 2011 12:00 am
While fog sweeps across the campus and car alarms blare from the
street below, researchers at the world-renowned Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, San
Francisco aim to grow understanding of tumors by discovering what
treatments reduce them.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am
I barely got over the retirement of my doctor, Robert Kellar,
when along came the closing of Hunnell’s Pharmacy — after 50 years
or so. Another body blow. The place was like a funeral during the
last week or so, with everyone coming in to say unhappy goodbyes. I
know we will all be well cared for by different doctors and
different pharmacies, but leaving people you’re used to is hard for
us older folks.
Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:00 am
For all of the 25 years I lived in Lodi, a major producer in the
San Joaquin Valley's breadbasket, I could always count on one thing
come springtime. Immigration advocates from the farming industry,
the open borders lobbyists and Capitol Hill would begin their
annual plea for more foreign-born labor under the threat that
without them "crops would rot in the field."
Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am
When he was 2 years old, Richard Banas II was robbed of his
ability to hear by an ear infection gone bad.