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Gang Reduction/Intervention Forum Video

The Lodi Improvement Committee hosted a presentation at the Carnegie Forum last evening by Lodi Chief of Police Mark Helms.  The Chief outlined his approach to combating the crime and violence associated with local gang activity.  An audio (only) and video recording of that gang reduction/intervention/prevention program, followed by questions and comments from the Committee, … Continue reading

ZinFest – 2012

Several thousand people sipped, swirled and savored from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries today.  While many enjoyed the ZinFest Wine & Cooking School, others perused the merchandise of regional vendors or just relaxed along the beautiful Mokelumne River.  Tomorrow, all are invited to tour the Lodi Appellation as participating wineries … Continue reading

“No Animals Were Harmed” – NOT!

Instead of the familiar sounds of people swimming, playing baseball, volleyball or cricket,  Blakely Park sounded more like a civil war battlefield complete with canon fire today. Actually, no people were at risk.  But at the same time there were no disclaimers declaring … “No Animals Were Harmed”, like you see in the movies.  In … Continue reading

Lodi Homeless Forum – March 2012

Last night the Lodi Improvement Committee held its second in a series of public meetings dedicated to helping the homeless population, estimated to be about 100 persons.   The following video captured the discussion which featured presentations by local benefit organizations and concerned citizens.  The first “Homeless Forum” was held last November and can be seen … Continue reading

Lodi-Shanghai Export Summit

The Lodi-Shanghai Wine and Agriculture Export Summit was held at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce today. The chief organizer of the event was Tie Zhang, President of the US-China Business & Culture Association, which is a bilateral U.S. – China trade organization with offices in Sacramento, CA and Shanghai, China.  The eight person delegation from … Continue reading

Homeless Outreach Forum

. On November 8th, 2011, Joseph Wood (Neighborhood Services Manager) presided over a public forum dedicated to homeless outreach efforts in Lodi at a meeting of the Lodi Improvement Committee chaired by Mr. Bob Takeuchi. Over a 90 minute period, presentations by several local benefit organizations, government agencies and concerned individuals threw light on the … Continue reading

Chinese Culture Jolt

by Myra Brien – The Calculated Adventurist Living in a new country is not only educational, but entertaining. Each time we had visitors from the United States, I was reminded what it felt like to be in China for the first time … namely the assault of newness and the cultural jolt of everything feeling … Continue reading

Grape Festival – 2011

Video produced by Misael Garibay [] ..

Dr. Russell Steele Golf Tournament

Every year the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation hosts the Dr. Russell Steele Memorial Golf Tournament.  Golfers, sponsors, volunteers and all who supported this year’s event had a great day raising funds for Lodi’s community hospital.  In addition to a round of golf at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club, participants enjoyed a fine meal, raffle, and … Continue reading

O’Keefe Canine Competition

The 8th Annual Art O’Keefe Memorial Police Canine Competition … hosted by the Lodi Police Department at Tony Zupo Field on Saturday, September 10, 2011. … [] …

New Moon Pictures

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. Images show the twists and turns of the paths made when the astronauts explored the lunar surface.  In addition, see photo below taken on June 10, 2011 when NASA captured a dramatic sunrise … Continue reading

Lodi Cycle Bowl

Contrary to popular belief, the City of Lodi isn’t known just for the Credence Clearwater Revival line “Stuck in Lodi Again”.  Ask a long-time resident (or most any motorcycle racer) and you will learn that this once sleepy Northern California town has another claim to fame: the Lodi Cycle Bowl  …  owned and managed by … Continue reading

Lodi FD Extinguishes Brush Fire

Brush Fire spotted in an industrial part of Lodi, CA around 8:45 PM on August 25, 2011.  It took 7 engines to bring this fast moving brush fire under control. The fire reignited the next morning and was put out a second time. … [] by Rick Fickess – Videographer  (Contact: 209-333-1830) …

Disappearing Car Prank


Lodi Teacher Wins $50,000

Lodi resident and middle school teacher Aaron Sass and sister appeared on TV game show “Minute to Win It” this week, winning $50,000. Click here or on photo to see video. Full story on Lodi News Sentinel

Three Minute Tour of Lodi

This three minute tour of Lodi was produced by Misael Garibay, a 15 year old sophomore at Tokay High.  Misael’s effort won the City-sponsored video contest as reported in the Lodi News Sentinel.   The video features a mural painted by his uncle, Jose Arenas.

21st Annual Walk/Run

Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 21st Annual Walk/Run Video and Photo Gallery

A Video Introduction to Lodi


Healthcare Reform

Health Reform Hits Main Street – Kaiser Health …, posted with vodpod

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