Lodi rocker's passion for quality guitar making is gaining notoriety...
The Lodi resident didn't craft just any basic guitar, either. Kalend developed an unconventional seven-string, baritone, arch-top, solid-body instrument he plays in his Blues Mechanix trio.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Wine A to Z: Tempranillo and Torrontes
In the alphabetical world of grapes, the letter "T" is teeming with a variety of grapes - trebbiano, teroldego, tannat, and a slew of Portuguese tinta -s and touriga-s, to name just a few.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
See how S.J. gardens grow
Join the San Joaquin Master Gardener's group for a tour of seven private gardens in north Stockton, Morada, and Lodi.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Learn a food and wine pairing
Townehouse restaurant at Wine and Roses Spa and Hotel in Lodi is offering a cooking class with wine pairing at 6 p.m. March 20 inside its garden ballroom at 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi.
The Fresno Bee
Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials
Our recent series on council pay and compensation by reporter Katie Nelson was an eye-opener.
Mike Lapenta, a longtime resident of Lodi, passed away peacefully at the age of 84, on March 10, 2014.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Dunne on Wine: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
The tasting room, 22353 N. Tretheway Road, Acampo, is to reopen Friday. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
North S.J. site for Delta College?
San Joaquin Delta College trustees tonight will consider dedicating $15 million toward a new campus in the north county - a move that's been "a long time coming," one Lodi official said Monday.
Jane Emmett Smith
Eighty-seven years ago she was born in Colorado to Sam Tilstra, a dairyman, and Dena Tilstra, a homemaker.
The Stockton Record - Top Story
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office swore in four new officers Monday, bringing the number of sworn deputies to 236.
Police investigating incident as possible suicide; Lodi street blocked
A Union Pacific freight train hit and killed a boy about 12:30 p.m. Monday near East Harney Lane, authorities reported.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Lodi
Authorities have blocked all traffic on East Harney between South Stockton Street and Banyan Drive, just to the east of West Lane, while the long northbound train remains stopped in the area.
I love the nightlife
In the 11 previous Readers Photo Challenge assignments the Challenge received an average of about 60 photos from about 20 entrants, give or take .
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Water meters: A word of caution
The state released a list Friday of communities in California in which at least some homes or businesses lack water meters.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Clock runs out for June 3 ballot spots
In this year's primary election, a sergeant is running to unseat his boss, two colleagues on the Stockton City Council will compete for a seat across town on the dais of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, and, no matter what happens, there will be a change of leadership in the county's District Attorney's Office.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Staging a 'Glass' act at S.J. Delta College
So, surprise quickly morphed into gratitude when Garvin got back up and the Stockton theater mainstays renewed their 34-year friendship and working relationship.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Spring of the Vine returns to Lodi
Wine aficionados can sample some of Lodi's wines at the third annual Spring of the Vine wine-tasting event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa in Lodi.
Animals barging in for Critter Corral
This season, the petting zoo at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum will feature baby animals such as kids, lambs and piglets.
Woman wanted for bad checks
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office is asking citizens to help investigators identify a suspect in a mail theft case, authorities said.
Knowlton exhibit offers some of the unexpected in 'Atmospheric'
Robin Knowlton envisioned snow, fog, rain and the like when she planned a show called "Atmospheric" for this month at Knowlton Gallery in Lodi.