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Monday, November 12, 2018

Julie Damron: Why it can be difficult to identify cause of a pet's illness


Animals hide illness in nature as a defense mechanism. This is an inherent survival trait that they do not fully lose once they are domesticat…

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Susan Crosby: A different view on caregiving


Most people are familiar with the term helicopter parent. It came into popular usage in the early 2000s to describe the time when a child goes…

Monday, October 29, 2018

Julie Damron: What you need to know about canine parvovirus


Parvo is a virus that affects young dogs (6 weeks to 6 months old), often in the spring or fall. It attacks the rapidly dividing cells in the …

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Susan Crosby: From the headlines: The latest scoop on senior topics


I read a lot of articles every week that discuss senior living. Here are short versions of some recent news stories, along with the links to t…

Monday, October 15, 2018

Julie Damron: Why all pet dogs and cats should be microchipped


You never know when your dog or cat might accidentally escape or be let out of your home. Fires and other emergencies can happen at any time.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Susan Crosby: It’s routine, but not boring


I went on vacation last week, six days of discovering the energetic city of Seattle. Because I was on a Road Scholar tour, each day was filled…

Monday, October 1, 2018

Julie Damron: Reducing outdoor cat risks


Outdoor cats can be exposed to several hazards. Many pet owners may not be aware of the risks for their felines. There are several things you …

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Susan Crosby: On the road again — solo


Author Henry Miller says, “One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Parrish, Kleinfeldt married at Viaggio Winery

Parrish, Kleinfeldt married at Viaggio Winery


Keeli Janae Kleinfeldt and Stephen Daniel Parrish were married on March 10, 2018 at beautiful Viaggio Winery.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Julie Damron: Keeping your pet healthy


There are several things that pet owners can do to keep their pets healthy.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Susan Crosby: How Lodi values its seniors


In 1985, a visionary city council looked into our city’s future and not only saw potential issues for its senior citizens but acted on them by…

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Julie Damron: Choosing a dog that’s the right fit for your life


There are many things to consider before bringing home a new canine companion. The more that you plan for this the more successful the integra…

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Susan Crosby: Volunteers preserve the past for future generations


Since I began writing these columns, I’ve learned an almost universal truth: Retirement — no matter how much someone looks forward to it — tak…

Monday, August 20, 2018

Julie Damron: PALS, a vital resource for pets, needs help to open its new PALS Haven shelter


People Assisting Lodi Shelter — better known as PALS — has existed as a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue since 2004.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Susan Crosby: How to survive tech changes, and why it’s important


Margaret “Maggie” Talbot Bulkin has never been one to sit on the sidelines and let others do the work. Even years ago, when she was mistakenly…

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Susan Crosby: There’s no place like home


Choosing where we live is rarely a quick or easy decision and can become even more complicated as we age. Do we stay or go? Downsize? Move to …

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Susan Crosby: Planning for what comes last


When my husband and I were in our twenties, we didn’t have what anyone would consider an “estate.” We lived paycheck to paycheck and had a mor…

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Susan Crosby: Clearing out the cobwebs — and more


The most frequent comment I hear from people my age is a lament about how much “stuff” they have and their desire to be rid of it so no one el…

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Susan Crosby: Would you repeat that, please?


Hearing loss. It’s a big deal, affecting 29 percent of people in their 50s, 45 percent in their 60s, and 68 percent in their 70s — and yet onl…

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Susan Crosby: More opportunities for Lodi volunteers


Here are two more senior volunteering opportunities:

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    Approximately 500 Lodians lined up along all four walls of the Chardonnay Hall at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds late Thursday morning, waiting patiently for a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce during the Lodi Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff, an annual event to mark the start of its fundraising season.

  • Mayor’s awards recognize service of three Lodians

    Lodi City Council recognizes Mark Armstrong, Pastor Glen Barnes, and Claude Brown to receive the prestigious Mayor's Community Service Award for 2018.

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