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The Tokay High School Whale Warriors had a beautiful day with transient orcas on Monterey Bay on April 17, 2016

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The Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club was honored to have Lodi Mayor Mark Chandler as the speaker at their weekly meeting on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016.  The mayor gave the club a preview of his upcoming "State of the City" address, discussing a wide range of topics from new business growth to city pr…

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After returning from a nine month deployment to the Middle East, Army First Lieutenant - and Lodi High School graduate - Michael Herrick decided he hadn't had enough travel and adventure for one year.  He and two fellow lieutenants travelled to Africa and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at…

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On Wednesday October 28th, the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club presented a check for $1,200 to Bob Gross, Assistant Adjutant of the Lodi American Legion Post 22.  The funds will be used to help support American Legion's "Veterans Helping Veterans" program that provides assistance to veterans in cri…

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The quilters of Tokay Quilt N Stitch Guild will be attend the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara Saturday the 17th. Tickets for the bus trip are still available by calling Christina Gibb at 351-0528. $45.00 gets you a bus ride, admission to the huge show and fun and games along …

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Flight Lounge tap room, restaurant and wine bar in Woodbridge is celebrating its 1 year anniversary on Thursday, September 17.  1 year = $1 deals on select beer, food and wine all day.  Our official ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 with Lodi Chamber of Commerce!

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Please join us for an amazing evening at Jessie's Grove Winery, 1973 W. Turner Road,  Lodi, CA for good old southern barbecue,  Saturday, September 12, 2015.  5pm -10pm. Guest Speaker: Bubba Paris, Live Music by DeJay Mullins, Catering by Bruce Salsbury. Barbecue Ribs, Tri Tip, Chicken, Saus…

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On July 25th, over 100 community members came out to Van Ruiten Family Winery to enjoy an evening celebrating the arts in a benefit for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Lodi.  Guests sipped on award winning wines, ate delicious hors d'oeuvres and delighted in the sights and sounds of music a…

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Foppiano family onions are grown within a 20-mile radius of Morada Produce’s packing facility located in San Joaquin County. Onions do well in this region, where they benefit from the Delta breeze that cools the evenings to promote better quality and higher brix. At peak times, an estimated …

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On May 25th, Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held a Memorial Day service for all Veterans and members. A free lunch for Veterans was served at noon thanks to the cooks and servers: Pauline Meyer, Sandy Simmons, Nuel Henderson, Nancy Sanguinetti, Marion Tindle and Rose Deak. Cookies were donated by …

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The Lodi branch of AAUW awarded four $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors. They are May Simpson, of Bear Creek High School for the University of California, Berkeley; Roxanne Gayton, of Lodi High School for Sonoma State University; An Ha, of McNair High School for San Jose State U…

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On June 4th, Lodi Lodge No. 256, Free and Accepted Masons, honored Caitlin Paulson as the recipient of the 2015 Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship award and presented her with a $1,000 check to assist her with her post high school educational goals. Paulson has already been accepted…

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The Lodi Mexican American Lions Club, chartered nearly 30 years ago as a service club, recently celebrated the chartering of the first-ever LEO'S Lions Club in Lodi, on May 21 at the Moose Lodge located at 3824 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo.

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Lodi Elks Lodge No.1900 donated their kitchen facilities, food and members to volunteer in cooking bread pudding dessert for more than 430 people on May 2 for the Hospice Kentucky Derby, held at the Sargent Equestrian Center.

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At the May 1 meeting of the Lodi Woman’s Club, new officers were selected for the 2015-16 year. They are: Ouida Reed, financial secretary; Cheryl LaRoe, director at large; Linda Faria, treasurer; Pam Levy, recording secretary; Gayle Riley, auditor; Carol Markey, director at large; Shawn Fult…

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Members of the Elks lodges throughout California and Hawaii have contributed $3,251,232.17 this year by members of Elks Lodges throughout California and Hawaii to be used in treating children with disabilities. Since 1950, every Elk member has been given a purple pig to put their loose chang…

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Being designated as a Named Gift Honoree is a very special honor in AAUW (The American Association of University Women). The award is reserved for members who have made extraordinary gifts of time and hard work to the branch and AAUW. And the award signifies that branch members contributed a…

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You missed it. The Bay to Breakers is a race in San Francisco that began 109 years ago to cheer up its people after the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire.

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Girl Scouts of Lodi celebrated seven girls who earned the Silver Award, the highest award for Cadettes.  Each of these girls had to identify a need in our community, then develop, plan and lead a service project that required at least 50 hours of work.

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On March 16, Lodi Academy embarked on a journey to experience the magic of an East Coast History Tour with 33 juniors and seniors plus 11 adult teachers and chaperones. They visited New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.

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Lodi students presented this year’s Storm Drain Detective water quality data to the public on May 14 at Hutchins Street Square. This year’s SDD monitoring program was made up of 191 students from Tokay High, Lodi High, Lodi Middle, Heritage and Vinewood schools, who helped collect the data t…

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The Corvettes of Lodi held its annual progressive dinner fundraiser on April 18th and was attended by over 30 members. It consisted of 4 courses with each course hosted at a different club member’s house.  

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During the annual Rainbow Grand Assembly held in Fresno, Dakota Ford, a member of the Cloud 7 Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was honored by the Assembly by being made a member of the “Service Court”. She received this honor by placing second in a California Rainbow w…

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The Woman’s Club held its fifth annual tea on April 25 with approximately 170 guests in attendance. The highlight of the tea was a program given by Club President Carol Meehleis reminiscing days gone by. She also discussed ladies carrying personalized calling cards.

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The Lodi Newcomer’s Club held its installation of new officers for 2014-15 at a recent luncheon at the Elkhorn Country Club on Davis Road. The Installation was conducted by Parliamentarian Goldie Miller. Donna Anzelone was installed as president, Carol Meidinger as 1st Vice President, Jerry …

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Members of Soroptimist International of Lodi recently celebrated the club’s 70 years of service in Lodi. The club is a combination of the original SI Lodi club and SI Lodi Sunrise. The clubs joined forces this year. The dinner event was held at Richmaid Restaurant.

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The Tokay High School Tiger Band of Lodi has had a great year in performing for the public and in competitions. This semester a select group of band members attended various Northern California Band Association Band Reviews. These students competed in Drum Major, L-pattern competitions and F…

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Hard work and passion are just two words to describe the Tokay FFA Chapter’s visit to the 87th annual State FFA Leadership Conference. FFA chapters all throughout California attended the California State FFA Leadership Conference in Fresno, where they elected the new State FFA Officers and a…

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During the annual Rainbow Grand Assembly held in Fresno, Rachel Trull, a member of the Cloud 7 Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was appointed to the office of Assistant Grand Editor. The Assistant Editor position is the only 2 year grand office since the Assistant beco…

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So, you've been thinking about becoming a volunteer, but don't know where to start?  How about jumping on board with Meals on Wheels by ACC in Galt?  Volunteer drivers are needed for a few hours each month.  They provide a great service to our frail homebound seniors.  In addition to deliver…

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On April 11, the members of the Widowed Persons of California, Lodi Chapter No. 6 enjoyed their monthly luncheon at the Woodbridge Country Club with a Spring Hat Parade. Categories were most creative, prettiest and funniest.

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In an effort to bring awareness of the pay gap between men and women doing the same job, members of Lodi’s AAUW (American Association of University Women) went to Delta College with an important message for students. This message was attached to 200 individual cookies that each had a 23 perc…

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The Lodi Woman’s Club recently honored ladies, Vesta Mason and Gwen Tecklenburg. During the “big” war (1940), a young lady joined the Woman’s Club of Lodi.  Her name is Vesta Mason and she has been a faithful member of the club for 75 years. Vesta was club president in 1951 and 1952, 1978 an…

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The General Meeting of The Lodi Garden Club is May 7th at the Julia Harrison Memorial Building at Micke Grove. The meeting highlights are the Spring Flower Show, potluck luncheon, presentation of Penny Pines certicates, the introduction of high school scholarship award winners, and installat…

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Soroptimist International is a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The Lodi chapter presented two $1,000 Live Your Dream Awards to Maria Martinez and Jennifer Higgins. The awards ceremony took pla…

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The Tokay Radio Control Modelers, a local RC aeromodeling club, is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Northern California Remote Control Swap Meet & Indoor Flying event on Saturday. Event hours are from 7:30 a.m. to noon and the location is Cabernet Hall, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413…

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The Heimat Choir of Stockton will be performing at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) meeting at 2 p.m. on April 26 at the First Baptist Church at 267 N. Mills Ave, Lodi. They will sing German folk songs, spring songs, canons and other songs including some surpris…

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Twenty five years ago, Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services’ Lodi Office was located in a small classroom with a desk and one telephone for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis calls.

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The garden started as a “mission” of the United Congregational Christian Church six years ago. We have put our vacant land to good use. Over the years we have expanded, and offered plots to others in the community who would like to tend their own garden. As a result, we have gained wonderful…

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On March 13, the Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held a fundraising corned beef dinner event for the Elks National Foundation (ENF). Charlene Johnson, Exalted Ruler, and Bob Owen, ENF chairperson, co-chaired this fun-filled event.

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AAUW (American Association of University Women) held its 4th annual Bunco tournament fundraiser recently. The organization is grateful to the many participants who enjoyed the party and contributed to the success of the event.

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Lodi’s “Best Darned Rotary Club,” the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club, recently presented United Cerebral Palsy with a check to assist with renovation of UPC’s kitchen. The improvements make it easier for clients with disabilities to access the facility, brings it into ADA compliance, and will prov…