Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am
Leadership Lodi’s Education Day was definitely a learning experience for the Class of 2013, providing hope for the future of education in our 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.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
It seems that the idea of an executive chef for Lodi Unified School District has stirred the pot a little. Bad puns aside, at last count there was an editorial, a letter to the editor, a guest column, and 36 blog posts, so I think it is only appropriate that we clear up a few things on this subject.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00 am
I would like to respond to the recent Lodi News-Sentinel editorial asking if Lodi Unified should hire an executive chef to lead the healthy food campaign.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
Last year Lodi High School launched a program to reward deserving students who improved their standardized state test scores in core subjects. As you probably know, much is at stake for students and schools who do not perform well. Since there is no grade attached to the test, the staff looked for innovative ways to provide incentives for students to do their best on the STAR test. We asked community members and businesses to help us out.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Unified School District is still writhing through an ugly budget mess. So what's this about spending $132,000 on an executive chef? Isn't that enough to make you choke?
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."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am
Food Services for Lodi Unified School District has a new name and a new game plan.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am
McKayla Barton relies on sports drinks on a daily basis.
“The day I don’t get my Powerade, I don’t run as fast,” said Barton, 15. On Tuesday a blue Powerade replaced her lunch. She says it gives her an energy boost to make it through the day at Tokay High School without crashing.
But if a new assembly bill moves forward, Barton will have to look for a new source of energy. Assembly member Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, introduced legislation last week to ban the sale of sugary sports drinks at middle and high school campuses during school hours.
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.
Warren Sun, director of food services for the Lodi Unified
School District, is seen in his office on Tuesday, Dec. 6,
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
To provide 30,000 meals of breakfast and lunch to children at
schools every day, the Lodi Unified School District works with a
budget of about $15 million a year.
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:37 am
A leaf blower sounds from across the parking lot of Pietro’s
Trattoria. Sprinklers finish their cycle as the Italian
restaurant’s own, Jim Murdaca, checks on his zucchini in the
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:00 am
In what some feel is just another requirement of schools when
money is tight and resources are dwindling, beginning this week,
administrators must begin providing free fresh water with
Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:00 am
Once again, it's time to grab a glass and sample some of the
best food and wine Lodi has to offer. Forty-two wineries and 16
restaurants and catering companies will be on hand offering fresh
creations designed to compliment the varietals that will be served
at the ninth annual Taste of Lodi on Sunday.
Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:00 am
The Home Church in south Lodi will have special guests at its 6
p.m. service each Sunday in August.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 12:00 am
The percentage of public schools where more than three quarters
of students eligible for freeor reduced-price lunch — a key
indicator of poverty — has increased in the past decade, and
children at these schools are less likely to attend college or be
taught by teachers with advanced degrees.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:00 am
Below are the names and salaries of those in the Lodi Unified
School District who made more than $100,000 during the 2008-09
Food Services Director Warren Sun gives tips on Lodi Unified School District program
Sunday, August 2, 2009 10:00 pm
When Warren Sun graduated from California State University,
Fresno in 1996, he had intended on being a dietitian in a hospital.
He landed a job at a school district as a nutritionist, and decided
helping children would aid in getting people started off on the
right foot nutritionally.
Sunday, June 7, 2009 10:00 pm
Wanna race?: A man with a beard on a motorcycle
pulled up next to a Lodi motor officer and asked, "You wanna race?"
The motor officer turned smiling and said "Sure, but I'll have my
lights on." Both laughed and drove off when the light turned
Monday, May 25, 2009 10:00 pm
I had never seen hot lunch like this.
Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:00 pm
Tina Mercer, cafeteria manager at Reese Elementary, received a
surprise phone call Wednesday morning from Jack O'Connell, state
superintendent of public instruction, to personally congratulate
her on winning the State Department of Education Classified
Employee of the Year award. There were only six recipients
statewide. For her work in the cafeteria, Mercer took the award in
the area of child nutrition.
Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:00 pm
Students in one Lodi elementary school are enjoying kiwis and
jicayma - fruits and vegetables they may have never tried.
Friday, March 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Growing up, there was meat on Halei Warren's family dinner table
every night. She'd stare at it and push it away.