Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Water, at least in the forms needed for human health, economic production and farming, is scarce and growing scarcer. Over the next 15 years, nearly 40 percent of the global population will experience severe water use challenges. While the Earth appears to be covered by water, only one-half of 1 percent of the planet’s water is actually available for use as freshwater, according to the United States Department of the Interior.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 am
On Tuesday, government and school leaders in Lodi and across California were still trying to determine potential effects of the federal shutdown.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 am
Rep. Stephen Fincher, a Republican and a farmer from Tennessee, has received nearly $3.5 million in farm subsidies from taxpayer money from the years 1999 to 2012. Last year, Mr. Fincher received $70,000.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Today’s dietary guidelines recommend that Americans consume more nutrient-rich foods that are low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol. Yet, few are meeting these goals. Unfortunately, roughly three-fourths of Americans need to improve their diets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Healthy Eating Index.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 am
Galt High School students could soon be raising and selling their own organic eggs to the community.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:23 pm
Incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney faces a challenge from Republican Ricky Gill in the 9th Congressional District.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Five candidates square off for the two available seats on the Galt City Council.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 am
In 1993, then-President Bill Clinton established the Council on Sustainable Development. The council's goal was to stabilize the United States' population through prudent family planning and promoting a greater understanding between consumption and environmental degradation. Environmentalists refer to the relationship between humans and available resources as the ecological footprint — the more people, the larger the footprint.
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Imagine a place you could go to buy milk produced solely by Galt dairies, or salad dressing home-made by a St. Christopher's Catholic Church parishioner. What about vegetables plucked from community gardens located around the city?
Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:00 am
The number of Lodi Unified School District students who received free breakfast and lunch through a federally funded summer meal program quadrupled from last year with the addition of a new site, bucking a statewide trend that fewer students participated this year.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:17 am
In opting to become the nation's largest city to seek federal bankruptcy protection, the city of Stockton took a rare financial step of last resort after struggling with the economic downturn, soaring pension costs and contractual obligations.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:00 am
A Toronto resident has launched a public attack against the Galt-based Performing Animal Welfare Society, with hopes of thwarting plans to move three elephants from Canada to the San Andreas sanctuary.
Friday, March 30, 2012 12:00 am
The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District will no longer serve ground beef in its cafeterias after the United States Department of Agriculture was unable to confirm whether or not it contained the meat cut commonly known as "pink slime."
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:00 am
Water agencies that supply millions of California residents and farmers with water will be getting a reduced water supply this year.
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, February 2, 2012 12:00 am
In an effort to help keep children well-nourished during the
summer recess and ready to learn when they return to school in the
fall, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
today urged eligible organizations to apply as summer meal sites
through the Summer Food Service Program.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00 am
Imagine the playground at your neighborhood elementary school.
Picture each child leaving their classroom for a few moments of
freedom at recess, with a snack in hand.
Friday, October 14, 2011 12:00 am
San Joaquin County Public Health Services is recruiting and
training women in the community to promote healthy lifestyle
behaviors by holding discussion groups with their peers.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi dairy farm, the Castelanelli Brothers Dairy, will be one
of 160 companies that will receive payments from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture to expand their production and
availability of solid and liquid biofuels.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:00 am
A new report finds that a handful of states are clamping down on
standards to regulate bacteria in raw milk, but local dairy farmers
say they will not be affected.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 am
A Stockton man will spend the next few years in federal prison
for filing false claims for crop insurance benefits.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:14 am
Established in August 1869, Lodi was born when the Central
Pacific Railroad laid its tracks over the untamed, oak-studded
brush land near the Mokelumne River.
The pioneer town that developed around that rail stop grew
steadily. Lodi was first known for grain and watermelons in the
late 1800s, and then it became known for Tokay grapes and finally
Zinfandel grapes and fine wine.
Throughout its agricultural evolution over the decades, Lodi
also grew as a city rich in local history. Lodi is fortunate to
have many historical sites still visible to appreciate today.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:00 am
Facing a potential $19.5 million budget deficit in the next
fiscal year, San Joaquin County officials may ask unions
representing county employees for some concessions this year.