Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
In recent decades, crops exported from San Joaquin County have thrived. The wine, almond, walnut and other industries have boomed. New programs have been adopted that create safer environments for workers and educate students about the food in their fridges.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Loretta Hans was seeking a flexible education program that would allow her first-grader to learn at her own pace and from the comfort and safety of her own home.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am
A small group of business leaders from Gagauzia, Moldova, were treated to a taste of Lodi on Wednesday.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Earlier this month, 11 “Pathway to Citizenship” pilgrims arrived in Lodi on their march from Sacramento to Bakersfield. On Labor Day, they’ll protest outside House Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office, demanding immigration reform. McCarthy’s district includes Bakersfield.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am
In April, I traveled to Washington, D.C. As is my practice, while in town I made an appointment to see my Congressman. The aide who confirmed my visit warned me to allow extra time because sequestration had resulted in laying off several security guards.
Friday, June 14, 2013 12:00 am
Certificates and letters line the wall in the waiting room office of Dr. James Kim. The clicking of a typewriter echoes in the room while rows upon rows of files line the shelves of the administrative office. There are no computers. Kim prefers it that way. He says it’s efficient.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am
On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s done since childhood.
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:28 am
Earlier this week, I was in Washington, D.C., for what most locals say is the year’s busiest period. The cherry blossoms were out and tourists from all corners came to see them. Coincidentally, two major bills are pending in Congress, comprehensive immigration reform and gun control. Lobbyists from near and far came to D.C. to make their voices heard.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:00 am
In the mid-1960s, I was part of the national table grape boycott. During the Vietnam era, protests against anything mainstream were widespread. I lived in New York, thousands of miles away from the San Joaquin Valley where most of the grapes were grown.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:23 pm
Incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney faces a challenge from Republican Ricky Gill in the 9th Congressional District.
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Saturday, August 4, 2012 12:00 am
The first Japanese pioneers in the Lodi area arrived in 1890. Seven men came to work in the sugar beet fields in the Delta region.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
"Enfermera." Charlene Martin says the word hesitantly, scanning the eyes of nine men sitting elbow-to-elbow in folding chairs.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:00 am
Soroptimist International of Lodi and Lodi Sunrise recently held an awards night honoring outstanding women and girls. Soroptimist International is a volunteer organization of professional and business women who contribute their time and financial support to community projects benefitting women and girls.
In this photo from Tuesday, May 10, 2011, farm workers weed strawberry rows on a field outside Salinas, Calif. The strawberry field fumigant methyl iodide is being pulled from the U.S. market by its Tokyo manufacturer. Arysta LifeScience Inc. confirmed in a news release late Tuesday, March 20, 2012, that it was immediately suspending the sale of all formulations of the fumigant Midas, saying the decision is based on its economic viability in the United States.
Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 am
A pesticide used mostly on strawberries is being pulled from U.S. markets by its Japanese manufacturer after harsh criticism that the product is toxic and causes cancer.
Friday, February 3, 2012 12:00 am
Democrat Richard Pan has a big lead in the fundraising race for
the open 9th Assembly District campaign against two Republican
Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Representatives from five Lodi city employee groups accused city
negotiators on Wednesday of bargaining in bad faith by adding what
they termed some "non-economic" items.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:53 am
Elk Grove City Councilwoman Sophia Scherman has announced that
she is running for the new 9th Assembly District seat that extends
from Lodi and Galt to South Sacramento.
Joe Serna Charter School students stand to wave United Farm
Workers flags during a rally at Hale Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30,
A Joe Serna Charter School student holds up a United Farm
Workers flag as shouts of "Yes we can," in spanish, fill the air at
Hale Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.
Eddie Covarrubias, of Ripon, holds up a United Farm Workers flag
as he marches on Lodi Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.
DAN EVANS/NEWS-SENTINEL A Joe Serna Charter School student holds
up a United Farm Workers flag as shouts of "Yes we can," in
spanish, fill the air at Hale Park on Tuesday.
Supporters of the United Farm Workers of America march down Lodi
Avenue shouting "Yes we can," in Spanish, on Tuesday, Aug. 30,
Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of
America, points to the crowd as he speaks at Hale Park on Tuesday,
Aug. 30, 2011.