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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Where to say ‘I do’

Where to say ‘I do’

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The ring has been picked out. The date is set. You’ve told all your friends. Now all that is needed is a wedding site. There are numerous venu…

Softball ... with a touch of silver

Softball ... with a touch of silver

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Two men run to catch a neon green softball arcing through the darkening blue sky as the batter steps back and swings the bat a few times. One …

Friday, March 27, 2015
Sally Snyde’s wonderful world

Sally Snyde’s wonderful world

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Sally Greenley Snyde is a sensational saleswoman. From her early days securing orders of slug and snail mix from Northern California nurseries…

Rush Ranch west of Lodi offers beautiful areas to hike and explore

Rush Ranch west of Lodi offers beautiful areas to hike and explore

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There’s a beautiful area for hiking less than an hour from Lodi. No mountains, no steep climbs and plenty of wildlife. Oh, and you have probab…

Four-wheeling sisterhood: Fun and fitness with Loco City Derby Girls

Four-wheeling sisterhood: Fun and fitness with Loco City Derby Girls

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Lace up your quad skates, Velcro on your knee pads and pull your helmets on tight because some rough-and-tumble roller derby ladies have skate…

Children’s corner

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What to do: Take a class at Hutchins Street Square

Feel good, look great for spring

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Do you want to get in shape for spring and summer but don’t have the time to make it to the gym? Certified personal trainer Bobby Spencer spen…

A note from the editor

A note from the editor

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If our story in this edition on senior softball reads with a frothy sense of enthusiasm, that’s only fitting.Our new Staff Writer, Kyla Cathey…

Amgen Tour of California expected to generate cycle fever in Lodi

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With this year’s Amgen Tour of California set to end its second stage in Lodi on May 11, local cycling aficionados expect a surge in cycling i…

10 ways to celebrate spring at the Cosumnes River Preserve

10 ways to celebrate spring at the Cosumnes River Preserve

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I was hoping to spot one. The Cosumnes River Preserve is one of my favorite places. It is close, lush and nearly erupts with wildlife. On a re…

Best bets for brunch this Easter

Best bets for brunch this Easter

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Omelets, bacon, mimosas and cheesecake are just some of the selections you can find at Easter brunches being planned locally. While many local…

Upcoming: Wine, antiques, art and strawberries

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Spring time has already arrived in the Central Valley so enjoy the beautiful weather with the following events in April, May and June.

Sweet treats for your big day

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Planning a wedding is an epic task: Finding a location magical enough for the big day. Choosing a dress that makes the bride feel like a queen…

Our Day: The wedding of Jennifer and Collin Billings, Nov. 22, 2014

Our Day: The wedding of Jennifer and Collin Billings, Nov. 22, 2014

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Getting ready location: Wine & Roses, Lodi

Thursday, October 23, 2014
PJ Polkadot’s Pamela Hulsebosch is living the dream

PJ Polkadot’s Pamela Hulsebosch is living the dream

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Handpainted children, ghosts, pumpkins and Santas grace the sides of plastic tubs big and small at PJ Polkadot. The large ones are the kind yo…

Swiss-born Markus Niggli is a rising star in the world of Lodi wine

Swiss-born Markus Niggli is a rising star in the world of Lodi wine

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The morning sun splashes across a vineyard east of Lodi. Markus Niggli, tall and nimble, moves knowingly among the grapes. Wearing his dust-ca…

Step into the past ... inside the photo booth

Step into the past ... inside the photo booth

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Remember the feeling of stepping into the photo booth on the boardwalk or the drugstore? For some reason, these curtained cubicles set in publ…

Lodi Beer Company celebrates 10 years in Downtown Lodi

Lodi Beer Company celebrates 10 years in Downtown Lodi

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Roger and Sam Rehmke have seen many businesses move into Downtown Lodi, struggle to stay afloat and then leave after just a few years.

Loved in Lodi: Local fashion brand focuses on family

Loved in Lodi: Local fashion brand focuses on family

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Sarah Duncan, a Lodi resident, mother, wife and business owner has a very unique way of handling all of the responsibilities in her life, incl…

Mush ... you huskies

Mush ... you huskies

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Traveling on the highway this winter? Keep an eye out for three-quarter ton truck heading east hauling sled dogs.Over the last few years, loca…

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  • Update: Skydiver who died Sunday in Lodi identified

    A skydiver died during a jump at the Lodi Parachute Center on Sunday, officials said.

  • Defendants in Lodi doctor’s murder appear in S.J. court

    Defendants in Lodi doctor’s murder appear in S.J. court

    STOCKTON — The four men suspected in the shooting death of retired Lodi podiatrist Dr. Thomas Shock in August made their second appearance before the San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton on Friday afternoon.

  • Steve Hansen: Passage of Measure L will lead to a safer Lodi

    There is an important ballot initiative on Nov. 6 that will raise the sales tax by one half percent. Approval of Measure L would make Lodi law enforcement competitive with nearby municipalities. It would provide needed funds to increase police staffing for assurance of adequate city protection.

  • Vast Lodi estate sale canceled due to burglars

    A planned estate sale in Lodi containing a vast collection of local historical items has been called off after it was discovered on Thursday that many items had been stolen the night before. The living estate sale of local historian Ralph Lea was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at his property on North Locust Tree Road, where Lea had accumulated a massive repository of historic mementos and documents.

  • Can I use self-rising flour in place of regular flour?

    Can I use self-rising flour in place of regular flour?

    Dear Barbara: My neighbor lady gave me a bag of “self-rising” flour. I was going to make cookies with it, but I wasn’t sure if that would change the taste of the cookies. The recipe didn’t call for self-rising flour. Are they interchangeable? — Jan from Acampo

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  • Update: Skydiver who died Sunday in Lodi identified

    A skydiver died during a jump at the Lodi Parachute Center on Sunday, officials said.

  • Defendants in Lodi doctor’s murder appear in S.J. court

    Defendants in Lodi doctor’s murder appear in S.J. court

    STOCKTON — The four men suspected in the shooting death of retired Lodi podiatrist Dr. Thomas Shock in August made their second appearance before the San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton on Friday afternoon.

  • Steve Hansen: Passage of Measure L will lead to a safer Lodi

    There is an important ballot initiative on Nov. 6 that will raise the sales tax by one half percent. Approval of Measure L would make Lodi law enforcement competitive with nearby municipalities. It would provide needed funds to increase police staffing for assurance of adequate city protection.

  • Vast Lodi estate sale canceled due to burglars

    A planned estate sale in Lodi containing a vast collection of local historical items has been called off after it was discovered on Thursday that many items had been stolen the night before. The living estate sale of local historian Ralph Lea was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at his property on North Locust Tree Road, where Lea had accumulated a massive repository of historic mementos and documents.

  • Can I use self-rising flour in place of regular flour?

    Can I use self-rising flour in place of regular flour?

    Dear Barbara: My neighbor lady gave me a bag of “self-rising” flour. I was going to make cookies with it, but I wasn’t sure if that would change the taste of the cookies. The recipe didn’t call for self-rising flour. Are they interchangeable? — Jan from Acampo