Frank Gayaldo is a passionate promoter of value-added US agricultural exports, who grew up on his family’s vineyard in Lodi, California that he still farms today. His father instilled the importance of farming, serving your country and the virtues of hard work at a very young age. Since retiring from a twenty-year career in law enforcement (city, county, state, federal and self-employed) in 2004, Frank has helped raise global awareness and profitability for several US based agricultural producers. His eclectic experiences have given Frank an extensive network of government, media and business connections that literally spans the globe. In May of 2006, he organized an international wine tasting event that resulted in Costa Rican President and former Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias, serving three boutique wines from Lodi, California at his presidential inauguration. Frank has been an organizer of several inbound and outbound trade missions to China that have resulted in the purchase of multiple container loads of various California agricultural products, including wine and tree nuts. Over the years, Frank has personally hosted numerous high ranking foreign dignitaries from China, Costa Rica, Japan and Russia at his vineyard home in the spirit of friendship and promoting California agriculture. Frank’s international successes have received coverage in the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Central Valley Business Times, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Sacramento Bee, Stockton Record, AM Costa Rica, El Financero, Russian Observer, Jing Daily, China Wine News, China Daily and World Journal. Frank serves as a guest columnist for the Lodi News Sentinel. In 2012, Frank was awarded the “Tourism Advocate of the Year” for his work in promoting international opportunities for his hometown. Frank has served as the very first Director of International Business Development for the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, the past Chairman of the Board of the Visit Lodi Tourism bureau, and as the Executive Director of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce.
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Sophisticated and Stupid Make Mockery of Jail

by Frank Gayaldo I promise folks, if you like a good laugh or cry, this will be worth reading in its entirety. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors allocated $384,000 to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office to upgrade part of the fencing around the jail’s Honor Farm. The following are some excerpts from the … Continue reading

Who is Telling the Truth About Modular Jails?

By Frank Gayaldo Stockton, California has become infamous for its city bankruptcy and high crime rate. Both Sheriff candidates agree we need more jail space. The argument has come down to whether modular jail construction is a viable and affordable solution or not. Sheriff Candidate Pat Withrow believes that modular jails can help reduce site … Continue reading

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