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Mettler Family’s Aglianico is a harbinger of many great wine grapes to come

Mettler Family’s Aglianico is a harbinger of many great wine grapes to come

Mettler Family Vineyards’ 2012 Lodi Aglianico

The latest Mettler Family Vineyards release is the 2012 Mettler Family Lodi Aglianico ($25); an estate grown red wine of vivid purplish cast, teeming with intensely focused cherry and plum pie-like aromas, tinged with licorice and finely polished vanillin oak subtleties. Plump, full and zesty on the palate; with a layered feel furnished by round yet densely textured tannin... Read More

Life Without Limits- UCP of San Joaquin

For individuals with disabilities, every day activities, such as going to school, playing, and having a job, become challenges. United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin provides supports and services to more than 2,000 children and adults every day helping them live life without limits.

UCP unites and serves people with disabilities from Down Syndrome, to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, speech delays, physical disabilities and more. The programs and services provided at UCP help individuals with disabilities, and their families live more meaningful lives.

Contact: ucpsj.org

bed bug complaint closes lodi theater for 2nd day

LODI, Calif. - Lodi's downtown theater complex remained closed Monday after photos surfaced of a customer being severely bit over the weekend by bed bugs allegedly at the theater.

Theater officials posted a notice on the building insisting they're "sorry", and doing a "thorough inspection". The notice doesn't make any mention of bed bug issues.

UPDATE: Late Monday afternoon, SR Entertainment Group which operates Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas, released the following statement:

Holt of California, Verve Networks honored by Veterans Program

Holt of California, Verve Networks honored by Veterans Program

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) along with the Employment Development Department (EDD) annually honors employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans and go the extra mile to hire, retain, and promote them providing training and benefits. Holt of California and Verve Networks along with US Foods, ASCO and Lowes received certificates of recognition from EDD & CEAC for outstanding service in the employment of veterans for the year 2014 at the August 14th Veterans Orientation workshop. Verve Networks participated in The Veterans' Program at the Stockton EDD office in San Joaquin County. Holt of California provided a valuable perspective to the veterans during the Veteran Network (VET NET) workshops.

Possible Bed Bug infestation causes Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas to close


A bed bug infestation has shut down Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas Sunday afternoon until Tuesday after concerns from customers were raised on the theater's Facebook page.

A man named Matthew Wendt posted on his Facebook on Saturday alerting his friends and family members that his nieces went to Lodi Stadium 12 Friday night and awoke with bed bug bites the next day.

Appreciating Zinfandels (especially from Lodi) like a sommelier

Appreciating Zinfandels (especially from Lodi) like a sommelier

In seminars at the 2014 Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Experience (i.e. ZAP) in San Francisco this past January, some of California’s top sommeliers presented Zinfandels from their perspective: in terms of terroir, or “sense of place.”... Read More