Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am
In a Lodi Unified School District classroom of 30 third-graders, only 10 are considered proficient in English-language arts, according to findings released by University of the Pacific on Thursday.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Every human being enjoys a basic right to be respected, not because of any title, position, prestige, or accomplishment but first of all because we are created in the image and likeness of God.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Earlier this month, 11 “Pathway to Citizenship” pilgrims arrived in Lodi on their march from Sacramento to Bakersfield. On Labor Day, they’ll protest outside House Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office, demanding immigration reform. McCarthy’s district includes Bakersfield.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Former Lodi resident Sarai Mora moved to the United States with her parents from Mexico when she was 10 years old. She told a crowd of about 200 people at an Eastside church Tuesday that, despite her solid grades in high school, she cannot get financial aid to attend the University of the Pacific.
Monday, August 12, 2013 4:01 pm
More than 200 people seeking an easier path for immigrants to gain citizenship will stop in Lodi for a community action meeting tonight. The public is invited.
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:28 am
Earlier this week, I was in Washington, D.C., for what most locals say is the year’s busiest period. The cherry blossoms were out and tourists from all corners came to see them. Coincidentally, two major bills are pending in Congress, comprehensive immigration reform and gun control. Lobbyists from near and far came to D.C. to make their voices heard.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00 am
After a one-year hiatus, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Sacramento Field Office has resumed the practice of presenting large naturalization ceremonies in Sacramento.
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:00 am
California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's signature gathering effort
to put the DREAM Act, A.B. 131, on the November 2012 ballot is
entering its final days. Undecided citizens could learn valuable
lessons from Rhode Island.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00 am
Pastor Frank Nolton’s opinion,
“We have gone too far with political correctness,” in the Lodi
News-Sentinel dated Dec. 10 is right on! Current political
correctness (as expressed by the Lincoln School District) divides
our nation and ultimately leads to racism.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:00 am
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host an
information session today in partnership with El Concilio.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 am
Last weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown perpetrated his own
Saturday Night Massacre. On Oct. 8, Brown signed three bills that
make illegal aliens' lives cozier but impose more taxpayer burdens
and create more dangers on the state's roads. Had Brown's bills
been on a general ballot, all would have been overwhelmingly
defeated. Brown's disgrace represents another blow to Californians
desperately looking for sanity in Sacramento.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
Bunly Bou knew he was no longer in America after watching a car
accident on the frenetic, unruly streets of Phnom Penh,
Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:00 am
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free
two-hour information session on Tuesday.
Monday, September 12, 2011 12:00 am
First, let me say that my reaction and response to the article
on Sept. 1 is not about race or nationality, but it is about
illegal residency in California and the United States. Legal
immigration built this country, and I am all for everyone in
pursuit of the American Dream. However, I strongly oppose those who
are here illegally because they never pledge their true allegiance
to our country, our ideals and our way of life. They are entitled
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:53 am
Elk Grove City Councilwoman Sophia Scherman has announced that
she is running for the new 9th Assembly District seat that extends
from Lodi and Galt to South Sacramento.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 am
Last week, a group of foreign-born college student-workers
walked out of their jobs at the Hershey Company protesting
conditions and their low wages. The 14 million unemployed Americans
owe thanks to those kids because their public demonstrations put
the spotlight on one of the problems American workers face — visa
fraud that enables corporations to employ cheap labor.
Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi resident Patricia Bou has spent the past week preparing to
leave two of her children in the U.S. and move with her two
youngest children to Cambodia.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am
Growing up near Mexico City, Adam Cortes saw how much better
life was in the United States through his TV set.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am
It’s a cloudy Tuesday morning at Del Campo High School.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:41 am
Acampo resident Aisha Pier, a sophomore at Haverford College in
Haverford, Pa., will spend this summer working with Subur Gemini
Nastiti in Bali and Java, Indonesia. Subur Gemini Nastiti works at
the grassroots level to address the linked social and economic
impacts of chemical-intensive agriculture, rural poverty, labor
migration and a lack of educational opportunities.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:00 am
In my first response to “60 Minutes’” propaganda stunt, “Who are
‘sovereign citizens’?” I focus on the propaganda behind the title,
with which “60 Minutes” has propagandized citizens’ acceptance of
their standing within society.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00 am
One morning after waking up early, Karrie Cannell was online and
discovered a website of an organization that is dedicated to
promoting and sponsoring adoptions of special needs children around
the world. It was there she saw Carson, an orphan in Eastern Europe
who has a rare skin disease, epidermolysis bullosa. After seeing
his pictures, she felt drawn to the boy.
Sunday, May 1, 2011 8:55 pm
President Barack Obama has announced that the world's most
wanted terrorist, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, was killed by
U.S. forces on Sunday at a compound deep inside Pakistan.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:15 am
Gloria Brosnikoff, Girls State chairwoman for the Lodi Unit 22
American Legion Auxiliary, and Fran Forkas, Boys State chairman for
Lodi Post 22, announced the delegates for the 68th Boys and Girls
Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:00 am
The dustup between mogul Donald Trump and New York Times
editorial page columnist Gail Collins over whether or not President
Barack Obama has a valid birth certificate or is a U.S. citizen
makes for wonderful political theatrics. Would-be 2012 Republican
presidential candidates, including The Donald himself, must be
licking their chops over the potential fodder this nagging
"birther" debate may represent during their campaigns.