March 10, 2011 |
2009 Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon Remove the price tag before you pour this wine: Nobody is going to believe this isn't a Cabernet in the high $20s or $30s, instead of one for $10. OK, that's a bit more than Two-Buck Chuck. But taste this one. It has the requisite deep garnet color and a lovely scent of cherries, blackberries and coffee. It's smooth and round in the mouth, tannins tucked in and soft, a lilting acidity. Leese-Fitch is a label named for the 1836 Leese-Fitch adobe in Sonoma.
March 19, 2006
Re "Sighting of Terrorist in Lodi Questioned," March 15 The terrorism trial in Lodi, Calif., is a textbook lesson on why secret and indefinite detention by the Bush administration is an affront to justice. Officials may lock up a person in the honest belief that the accused is a threat. However, as the Lodi case shows, that belief may be based on information provided through malice, greed or simple error. Only a public trial with adequate counsel can guarantee justice is done and only actual threats to our country are dealt with.
March 25, 2002
Re "Wedge Out Immigrant-Bashing," Commentary, March 20: I am offended by the suggestion that immigrant-bashing goes on in America. Of course, in a nation of 290 million, isolated incidents are possible. In my adult education ESL classroom in Lodi, we have students from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. They are treated by teachers and school administrators as graciously today as they were prior to 9/11. Joe Guzzardi Lodi, Calif.
August 13, 1990
Fountain Valley's Batbusters lost two games and finished in fifth place in the Amateur Softball Assn. national 18-and-under girls' softball tournament Sunday in Lodi. Sunday morning in a winners'-bracket quarterfinal game, the Ball Hawks of Northridge defeated the Batbusters, 3-2. Later, in the semifinals of the losers' bracket, the Twin Creeks (Calif.) Diamonds beat the Batbusters, 3-2.
August 5, 1986
A former police chief in Placerville and Willits has been convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter in connection with the traffic death of a Stockton woman nearly six years ago. A San Joaquin County Superior Court jury found George W. Koehler guilty of the death of Jolletta Ann Bryant, 28, along California 99 at Lodi on Nov. 22, 1980. Koehler had been charged with felony counts of manslaughter and hit-run driving. The jury found him innocent of the hit-run count.
August 4, 1999 |
Frieda Folsoms had pretty much forgotten about the $500 she lost when her purse was stolen in 1963. At least until last week, when an envelope apparently sent by the thief arrived at her door. "I'm just happy to get the money back," said Folsoms, 78. "Now, I'm going shopping. " The money was sent in a Pacific Gas & Electric payment envelope addressed to Folsoms, but because it was imprinted with a mailing bar code, it was automatically routed to the company's payment office in West Sacramento.