Monday, December 2, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - While election politicking dominated the top 10 searches of 2012, this year people were a little starry-eyed when it comes to online searching. Miley Cyrus (No. 1) came into our lives like a wrecking ball and dethroned Kim Kardashian (No. 2) to become Yahoo's most searched person in 2013.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
When informed that the Justice Department had seized a trove of Associated Press phone records, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said: "If the Obama administration is going after reporters' phone records, they better have a damned good explanation."
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am
San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bomb threat called into Delta Packing on Monday.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:00 am
Lori Cundari qualified for the Boston Marathon back in December 2011, after undertaking a new fitness challenge to celebrate her 50th birthday.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:00 am
It was amusing to see Bill Clinton speaking at the Democratic National Convention, praising his administration for balancing the budget, having a surplus and ending welfare as we know it. Clinton governed from the hard left until Newt Gingrich and his Contract for America forced a change in Congress in 1994. Clinton was smart enough to tack to the middle and work with Congress.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 6:50 pm
A Lodi man was arrested Friday after a fight with a homeowner left him with injuries to his legs, said the Lodi Police Department.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 5:07 pm
The entire Millswood Middle School campus was on lockdown Thursday afternoon after someone called in to report that a gang-related shooting was going to occur when school was dismissed.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:00 am
Three teenagers were arrested Monday in connection to a false report of a bomb threat at Lodi Middle School, according to Lodi police.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:00 am
A week ago, I was ready to write my column about the Super Bowl
and make the obligatory prediction when I got sidetracked. Last
Sunday, as I watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a video
tribute was given to famous stars who had passed away during 2011.
Among them was Jane Russell.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00 am
The nine-year, seemingly interminable Iraq War ended with barely
a whimper, though it started with a "shock and awe" beginning. We
should celebrate this moment and be thankful that we no longer will
be sending our troops into a war that for the last nine years was
not truly our war, but a civil war between Sunni and Shiite
Friday, September 9, 2011 6:15 pm
Emergency workers know dealing with disaster is part of their
job. But exactly what that disaster will be is not so certain. For
San Joaquin County, possibilities include fire, flood, nuclear
contamination, earthquake and terrorist attack.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00 am
We were struck by the letter to the editor this week from Gertie
and Tasso Kendris of Woodbridge. They very clearly linked the need
for public pension reform to the slashing of funds for the state’s
Monday, May 9, 2011 11:09 am
Authorities believe the robbery of Bank of the West on Church
Street on Monday morning is not an isolated incident. Like other
robberies in small communities in the county, Lodi’s heist featured
a man giving a note to tellers demanding money and threats of an
explosive device in a bag.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Charges against Robert Mehrten, the Clements resident accused of
robbing the Bank of the West on East Highway 88 in Lockeford in
January, have been dropped, according to a spokesperson for the San
Joaquin Superior Court.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:28 am
We asked three local leaders to comment on the ongoing miltary
action in Libya:
Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:00 am
A judge Wednesday decided a Lockeford man accused of bank
robbery should stand trial for the crime, but on only three of the
six original charges brought by the district attorney’s office. The
ruling came at the end of a preliminary hearing.
Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:00 am
As we all know, the Sept. 11 attacks dramatically changed the
way Americans travel, at least by air. The TSA's new screening
procedures, consisting of full-body scanners and/or "enhanced
pat-downs," has at least some, myself included, wondering if these
measures are all that necessary.
Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:00 am
In the 24 hours since 9 a.m. Monday, the Lodi Police Department
handled 161 calls for service. The following is a sample of police
and fire calls received by dispatchers:
Friday, May 7, 2010 12:00 am
A documented Lodi gang member and parolee was arrested early
Thursday morning after allegedly confronting and punching someone
he thought belonged to a rival gang.
Monday, March 22, 2010 12:00 am
Whenever I attend a public function to represent the Lodi Police
Bomb Squad, the most frequently asked question is, "Why do you do
Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:00 am
"The Hurt Locker" has been enjoying the spotlight lately, and
its success is thanks in large part to its status as a completely
apolitical Iraq War film.
Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:00 am
Officials determined that a bomb threat telephoned into the
Stockton Police Department early Friday morning possibly involving
three Lodi Unified schools located in Stockton was a prank.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 12:00 am
In the 61 hours after 10 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department
handled 499 calls for police and fire service. The following is a
sample of calls received by dispatchers:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:00 pm
Whether it was leading bomb passes down the court, the first leg
of alley-oops, dishes to teammates in the paint or on the perimeter
or even a one-armed, behind-the-head flip pass, Thomas Miller
executed his duties as a distributing point guard on Wednesday
night against Chavez.
Friday, June 13, 2008 10:00 pm
In the 24 hours since 10 a.m. Thursday, the Lodi Police
Department handled 149 calls for service. The following is a sample
of calls received by dispatchers.