LODI360 Editor

Keith Colgan is the Editor of LODI360.com and owner of Keith Colgan Photography
LODI360 Editor has written 220 posts for LODI360

Baseball: Lodi Flames Hold Banquet

Lodi Flames varsity and junior varsity boy’s baseball players and their supportive parents gathered at the Eagles Lodge Friday evening for an end-of-regular-season banquet.  Coach Hobie Schultz’s team finished in a tie for first place with Tracy as league champions.  Their first playoff game will be on Monday, May 12th at 4:00pm at Zupo Field. … Continue reading

Photos: Lodi Health Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Saturday, April 26, Lodi Health honored its volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. The luncheon was held in Lodi Health’s Vineyard Café. Volunteers honored for milestone hours of service include: Janice McGill, 9,200 hours; Lester Sweet, 3,500 hours; Donna Billups, Inez McKinsey and Michael Solazzo, 2,000 hours; Lois Carpenter, Karla Franck and Carrol … Continue reading

Lodi Police Release Radio Call Audio From Officer-Involved Shooting

On January 25, 2014, at approximately 9:06 a.m., the Lodi Police Department received a 911 call from a family member of Parminder Singh Shergill requesting police respond to 23 Elderica Way for a “paranoid schizophrenic” male who was “going crazy.”  The caller said the male was “attacking” the caller’s mother-in-law inside the house. The 911 … Continue reading

Photos: Wine & Roses Spring of the Vine Celebration

The Wine & Roses “Spring of the Vine” event was created two years ago to celebrate new wine releases of the Lodi Appellation. Among Lodi’s finest vineyards represented today were Abundance, Bokisch, Borra, Fields, Harney Lane, Ironstone, Jeremy, Klinker Brick, Lange Twins, M2, Maley Brothers, McCay Cellars, Mettler, Michael David, Oak Farm, Oak Ridge, Van … Continue reading

LODI365 is Looking For “A Few Good Men”

“A Few Good Men” Movie enthusiasts will associate the phrase with a courtroom scene depicting one man that will stop at nothing to keep his honor and another that will stop at nothing to find the truth. Running the risk of stretching a metaphor, LODI365.com is looking for local writers of all ages willing to … Continue reading

Baseball Photos: Varsity Highlights

Tokay and Lodi High varsity baseball teams played rivals St. Mary’s and Franklin this week at Zupo Field. A gallery of action and personality photos from both events are available KeithColganPhotography.com Are you familiar with the history of Zupo Field?  It began in 1924 as “Lawrence Park” and served as home for five Major League … Continue reading

LODI360 Wine Show Photographs

As photographic evidence shows, the Lodi Grape Festival’s Ole Mettler Pavilion drew a large crowd of thirsty local’s on Friday evening to feast on tasty morsels of fine food and sip the harvest of some of Lodi’s best wines.  The Las Vegas theme, complete with a fun but unconvincing Elvis, kept spirits high.  An accomplished … Continue reading

The Joys of Photography

For better “and” worse, we live in an era of high technology … a distinction of fleeting permanence if Moore’s Law has anything to say about it.  As a result, advances in camera technology have revolutionized man’s ability to record and propagate images, a consequential nuisance to law enforcement and delight to new parents. Any, … Continue reading

Coach Hinchman Readies His Tennis Players

Coach David Hinchman gets his boys ready for Spring tennis.  Practicing today with St. Mary’s High School at the Woodbridge Golf & Country Club, two of Lodi’s standout players could be seen sharpening their skills …  Jacob Neal, who has the power and size to play defensive tackle, and Leonardo Recupero (a recent Italian import) … Continue reading

Hollywood Actor Visits Lodi

Hollywood actor Mr. James Hong visited Lodi Sunday evening to meet the students of local self-defense instructor Tony Nunez and to receive an award of appreciation for his work in the entertainment industry. Mr. Hong has credits for over 500 television and movie appearances and is celebrating his 60th anniversary in Hollywood. He is known … Continue reading

Sister City Committee Crab Feed

The Lodi Sister City Committee held its annual crab feed last Saturday.  A record number of hungry participants helped raise funds to continue the committee’s efforts to strengthen economic and cultural relations between Kofu, Japan and Lodi, Italy.  In August of 2011, Lodi hosted a delegation from Kofu, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lodi’s and Kofu’s … Continue reading

Lodi Senior Follies – 2014

In Lodi, fine wine isn’t the only thing that improves with age.  Just ask any of the 400 who enjoyed this year’s senior talent show Sunday afternnon.  19 professionally staged acts showcased a variety of dance styles,  singers and talented musicians.  91 year old vocalist Pat Perea set a high bar with a beautiful rendition … Continue reading

Lodi High Gets Ready for Baseball

Besides the great weather in Lodi (75 degrees today), Spring means the start of baseball season. This afternoon varsity coach Hobie Schultz and his staff drilled the team in preparation for their first games against East Union and Liberty Ranch.  In 1980, Coach Schultz received the James E. Conklin Memorial Award and was named Lodi … Continue reading

Kofu, Japan: “SNOW Again?”

by Tatsumi Akita in Kofu, Japan Kofu (Lodi’s Sister City) was the top topic on the nationwide TV program on February 14th and 15th  because of SNOW!  The snow started falling in the morning on the 14th and, at 8am on February 15th, it reached 44 inches!  This is the deepest record after Kofu started … Continue reading

Moldova Delegation Visits Lodi

Four business leaders from Gagauzia, Moldova visited Lodi last Wednesday to discuss agritourism and wine industry marketing strategies. They were invited to tour the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. Frank Gayaldo of Gayaldo International hosted the visitors with support from Barsetti Vineyards, The Velvet Grill Restaurant and Creamery in … Continue reading

Photographs: Lodi’s Got Talent – 2014

The Charlene Powers Lange Performing Arts Theatre at Hutchins Street Square once again hosted Mike and Sabrina Bartram’s production of “Lodi’s Got Talent”.  The event’s emcee, Dave Simmons, presented sixteen local talents ranging in age from nine to fifty.  They included vocalists Davis Mahoney, Gidget Herren, Rhett Hill, Erynn Kinch, B.J. Bell, Katelyn Chapman, Mistique … Continue reading

A Father’s Gift

Mountain View, CA … circa 1959. My younger brother Ken and I left through the back door of our father’s hamburger restaurant on El Camino Real to go hunting. Little more than a mile from where Google Headquarters sits today, we set out on one of our weekly adventures outfitted with a 200 shot Red … Continue reading

Les Miserables – Lodi Musical Theater at Its Best

This local production of Les Miserables at Hutchins Street Square’s Performing Arts Theatre is a definite “Go See!”.  It truly rivals anything you may have seen in New York and San Francisco. And if audience reaction to Saturday evening’s performance is any indication, you’ll regret missing one of the four upcoming showings scheduled for this … Continue reading

Game Photos – Lodi Flames Season Finale

It was a disappointing loss last Friday night to the Lincoln High Trojans. But as seen in the following pictures, Lodi fought hard and made the best of a short-handed, injured team.  For many players, this was their final game as high school seniors which contributed to the after game emotions seen on the faces … Continue reading

Grape Bowl Classic Band Field Show Photographs

This year’s Grape Bowl Classic featured high school bands from as far away as Utah.  The all day program began on Saturday with a Jazz Competition, followed by a Parade, and concluded with an exciting four hour Field Show that delighted all in attendance.  The Lodi High Band gave a fine performance as the host … Continue reading

Game Photos – Lodi vs Franklin

Evenly matched teams made for an exciting, high-scoring game last weekend between the Lodi Flames and Franklin Yellowjackets.  In addition, the supporting cast of Cheer Leaders and Band members put on an entertaining halftime show and loyal spectators responded in kind. Click any thumbnail photo below to see the full gallery.  Photographs are available to order as … Continue reading

School Street Wine Stroll – 2013

Over 25 wineries poured their newest vintages and confirmed Lodi’s growing reputation as the home of award-winning wineries. School Street’s shops and boutiques served delectable appetizers with special shopping discounts and Breast Cancer Awareness resources.  If you were there, click over to our photo gallery to see and purchase pictures of the event. More Photos … Continue reading

Chili Cookoff and Car Show – 2013

On Saturday, Woodbridge Winery hosted the 11th Annual California State Championship Chili Cookoff as a fundraiser benefitting the Lodi Public Library.  In addition, classic cars (of all description) and their proud owners filled the Visitor Center’s parking lot. Admission was free to the public.  Photos of the event can be seen and purchased by clicking this … Continue reading

Sister City Committee Tours Japan

The Lodi Sister City Committee, along with community supporters, is touring Japan.  They left from San Francisco airport on Tuesday, October 15th and are scheduled to return on the 26th.  Follow their daily activity on LODI360.com as we publish their photos.  The Sister City Committee maintains cultural relationships with Lodi, Italy and Kofu, Japan.   Photographs … Continue reading

“BANDing” Together in Support of High School Music

On Saturday November 2nd, the collective efforts of parents, students, teachers, and community members will culminate in the 36th Annual Grape Bowl Classic.  The Grape Bowl Classic is a Middle and High School band competition featuring categories in Jazz, Parade Band, and Field Show performances.  Planning for the event is 10 months in the making, … Continue reading

LOEL Senior Center Lobstermania

What happens when you put over 200 Lodi residents in the same room with an equal number Giant Lobsters?  It isn’t pretty!  But it was great fun for those attending this year’s Lobstermania fund raiser for the LOEL Senior Center last Saturday evening.  In addition to the great food served and eaten in a manner … Continue reading

Football, Body Paint & Spirited Fans

Last Friday night’s high school varsity football game between the Tokay Tigers and Lodi Flames may have ended with a lopsided score (44 to 7), but enthusiastic fans filled seats on both sides of the field.  Lots of cameras were on hand to capture all the action.  Please enjoy the following LODI360 pictorial overview of … Continue reading

Ken Cantrell Captures America’s Cup From Above

Oracle Team USA stayed alive in the America’s Cup sailing regatta on Thursday, taking the first of the day’s two scheduled races by a comfortable 31-second margin and preventing Emirates Team New Zealand from closing out the competition. The event was captured from the air by Lodi resident and fellow photographer Ken Cantrell, who operates … Continue reading

Julie Ball’s Balloon Flight Over Lodi

My children are grown adults now, but when they were small we attended Lodi Field and Fair Day every year.  It was a tradition to get up early in the morning and head to Hutchins Street Square (HSS) to watch the balloons being set up, filled with gas, and lift slowly away.  When I heard … Continue reading

Faces of the Lodi Grape Festival

In ways the annual Grape Festival is a very predictable event with the usual carnival rides, many of the same vendors, grape murals and table settings.  So what makes us go?  For some it’s the plate of chile verde and cold beer.  Others enjoy the many and varied art exhibits, the live entertainment ranging from … Continue reading

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