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Who says there’s nothing to do in Lodi?

Who says there’s nothing to do in Lodi?

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It’s the middle of summer vacation, past noon on a Thursday, and your teen may still be in bed. After she finally drags herself up, bleary-eyed to forage for food, she turns to you and complains.

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Seeking help for a friend hooked on heroin

Seeking help for a friend hooked on heroin

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Dear Straight Talk: My friend is smoking heroin. I told her to stop before she gets addicted, but she denies the problem. Her parents hate me …

What is going on with my tongue!?

What is going on with my tongue!?

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Dear Pharmacist: Sometimes my tongue gets bald, red patches, or thick yellowish coatings on it. I can’t figure out why this happens, or what i…

Sitting in the Shadows

Sitting in the Shadows

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Sitting in the shadows

30th annual SummerFest raises funds for Lodi Memorial Hospital

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Three decades of fundraising tradition is returning to Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery grounds to benefit the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Treating odd creatures at all hours

Treating odd creatures at all hours

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With a blue fabric cone strapped around her neck, 11-week-old Zoie was having a bad day. The German shepherd puppy was all alone in a big meta…

Father gets the ‘straight talk’ on school shootings

Father gets the ‘straight talk’ on school shootings

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Dear Straight Talk: To combat school shootings, our school district is considering arming teachers who undergo extensive training. All this is…

New gallery show a little west of center

New gallery show a little west of center

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A new gallery collection in Downtown Lodi celebrates the wild West, the tame West, and the relaxed, lazy day kind of West to be found on Calif…

Stay Strong

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Little girl, I know your pain

Getting rid of sunburn pain

Getting rid of sunburn pain

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Dear Pharmacist: I bought aloe vera gel from the pharmacy and it didn’t feel good on my sunburn; it actually stung. Can you recommend somethin…

Surviving the Fourth of July

Surviving the Fourth of July

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It’s a long day. It’s a hot day. It’s the same party every year. But it doesn’t have to be.

Hard to feel smart as the youngest kid

Hard to feel smart as the youngest kid

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Dear Straight Talk: I’m the youngest of five siblings with 20 years between my oldest sibling and myself. Because I am considerably younger, I…

How old is old?

How old is old?

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Of course no one stays old forever

Fight to find out what is causing your fibromyalgia

Fight to find out what is causing your fibromyalgia

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Dear Pharmacist: I’ve had fibromyalgia for the last eight years and I take Lyrica, hydrocodone and citalopram for medicine. My local pharmacis…

Downtown eatery serving pad Thai noodles, sweet curry dishes and other Thai specialties

Downtown eatery serving pad Thai noodles, sweet curry dishes and other Thai specialties

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As an 8-year-old girl growing up in Thailand, Lee Phommachan learned how to make simple dishes of rice and soup over a wood-fired stove in her…

Early summer is a busy time for Lodi’s animal shelters

Early summer is a busy time for Lodi’s animal shelters

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Nearly eight million dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year in the United States. But only 30 percent of dogs are reclaimed by their o…

Antihistamines to relieve itchy eyes, hay fever misery

Antihistamines to relieve itchy eyes, hay fever misery

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Dear Pharmacist: I take loratadine all spring because of my allergies to pollen and grass. Is that the best antihistamine, and are there natur…

How to tell whether or not a girl is interested

How to tell whether or not a girl is interested

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Dear Straight Talk: Recently, some girls wrote in asking how to tell whether guys liked them or just wanted to hook up. Well, my guy friends a…

Family visits the Bahamas

Family visits the Bahamas

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Terry and Ruth Hieb recently returned from a trip visiting their daughter, Lynette McInnes, in the Grand Bahamas.

We will be happy there

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Here we are waiting for Him

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