Friday, November 1, 2013 11:46 pm
The city of Galt has silently been working on putting a “quiet zone” into place along the downtown railroad tracks.
Friday, October 18, 2013 7:14 am
Training a dog to fetch or jump is no surprise, though it can take time. The same principle goes for teaching a parrot to mimic a phrase or respond to a whistle. But what about training geese to perform on stage? Or training house cats to do, well, anything?
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.
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am
It has been a full year since 23 teachers from Lodi Middle School filled up a meeting of the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees and asked for a solution to the deteriorating environment at their school.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:00 am
It took 40 minutes of regulation play, two five-minute overtimes and a dozen penalty kicks before the Tri-City Athletic League all-stars edged the contingent from the San Joaquin Athletic Association 1-1 (6-5) in the 2nd Annual San Joaquin Soccer Alliance All-Star Game on Sunday at St. Mary’s Sanguinetti Field.
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:11 pm
Some people might consider Jack Hornor to be rather crazy, but many consider his train hobby quite normal. In 2000, he told the News-Sentinel he had 378 model train cars. He surely has more than that today, but he’s lost count.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 am
The sound of a train whistle floating through an open window during the middle of the night is a common occurrence for Lodi residents.
For the first time, the Lodi City Council discussed the idea of reducing that noise with a quiet zone at a shirtsleeve session on Tuesday.
Mayor JoAnne Mounce, who lives on the Eastside, and Councilman Phil Katzakian, who lives near the railroad tracks in a subdivision next to the Mokelumne River, both described the train noise as consistent throughout the night.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:00 am
The thundering screech of the Union Pacific train whistle ripped through the air as dozens took a trip through Lodi to learn about train safety, train careers and train trivia for the Lodi area.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 am
Ever wonder why small-business job creators are losing ground in California?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:00 am
From their seats high in the corner of Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre, Richard and Valerie Mahoney waited anxiously for their son, Davis Mahoney, to take the stage on March 30.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 am
From 8 a.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Monday, the Lodi Police Department received 470 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
In the ongoing effort to revitalize Galt's Old Town area, city
council members approved a $288,000 plan to create a quiet zone on
An Amtrak train passes Galt Place on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Galt
officials are planning a "quiet zone" in the downtown area that
would prevent trains from sounding their whistles as they pass.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:00 am
Officials in Galt are planning to create a quiet zone through
downtown where trains won't blow their horns.
Monday, November 21, 2011 12:00 am
Central Avenue between Pine and Oak streets was crowded with
people Sunday afternoon as several local agencies reached out to
the heavily Hispanic community to bring them together during the
annual Celebration on Central.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00 am
The room suddenly erupted with cheers and loud claps following
Galt City Council's unanimous vote to pass two agenda items that
move the city one step closer to getting its own Walmart.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 12:00 am
I was checking out the proposed railroad route (called
"alignment") of California's proposed High-Speed Train. Although it
comes to Lodi, there are no plans to have it stop in Lodi — ever.
The alignment basically comes down Highway 99, and just north of
the Mokelumne River it veers east.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:00 am
Lodi citizens thought they would get to greet President Warren
G. Harding on a train whistle-stop speaking tour in the summer of
1923. But instead, the train bearing the president's coffin made
the slow trip through Lodi in the dark of night.
Sean Greene stands with some of his merchandise inside his store, Clearwireless Internet, on 112 S. Church St. Clearwireless Internet is this week's featured business for the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership's "Shop Sunday" campaign. The store offers mobile, PC and telephone services. Clearwireless Internet's Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the post office plaza on School Street, Dennis Bloom of Spinning Tunes will be playing music and the DLBP will have its informational booth with prizes and give-aways. One raffle prize includes a $50 gift certificate to Clearwireless Internet. This week's featured guest is Operation Lifesaver. The group will be promoting railroad safety and feature a computerized train simulator with levers and whistles for youths to play with. Roger's Railroad Junction & Hobbies will also have model trains on display. The event is free and open to the public. (Courtesy photo)
Friday, May 14, 2010 12:00 am
Union Pacific Railroad's non-profit agency, Operation Lifesaver,
will be one of two special guests this week for the Downtown Lodi
Business Partnership's "Shop Sunday" campaign. From 11:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. in the post office plaza on School Street, Operation
Lifesaver will be giving away prizes to children and hosting a
computerized train simulator with levers and whistles for youths to
Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:00 pm
In the midst of summer, most high schools are as vacant as the
seats in their classrooms. Not Tokay High. Not on its track.
Monday, July 13, 2009 12:00 am
One day last month on an unusually hot evening I didn't feel
like cooking, my husband recommended we check out the
local A&W (I think he was just excited to use the coupons
that had come in the mail!).
Friday, March 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Oni Buchanan started playing the piano before she could write.
However, she now fuses writing and piano as both a published poet
and concert pianist who's played around the world. Buchanan will
perform Sunday at St. John's Church in Lodi.
Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:00 pm
Marengo Ranch Elementary School Principal Terry Metzger recently
returned to Galt from a trip to Lesotho, where she shared
educational views. She talked with staff writer Jennifer Bonnett
via e-mail about her experiences, including the 24-hour-plus plane
Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:00 pm
With gasoline prices going way beyond the $3 mark in 2007,
Oakdale residents Melody and Don Crandell decided to try riding
Amtrak to Sacramento for the very first time.