Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:41 am
Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms has been head of the Lodi Police Department for about three years, but has been in law enforcement for more than 30.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Juggling work, family, friends and hobbies can be a great challenge. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am
A big bravo for our city’s chief of police in selecting Dale Miller as crime analyst for his department. I had the privilege of working in the Lodi courts for many years — when such existed — and saw firsthand how insightful Dale was, and I am sure still is. He was able to see things his fellow officers were not, and also had a prodigious memory for the people who crossed his path. I admired him then and I still do.
Dale Miller in his office on Friday, July 19, 2013. Miller, who spent 30 years as a Lodi Police Department patrol officer and sergeant, became the department’s crime analyst in 2011. Miller helps identify crime trends, giving officers an extra tool in the field.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 am
In 2011, the Lodi Police Department was developing strategies that they hoped would combat the sharp rise in gang violence within the city. One of those strategies was Dale Miller.
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:25 am
2012 has been widely hailed as an exceptional year for film, but I’m at a loss as to where all these great films are supposed to be. (But then, if we’ve lowered our standards of “greatness” to the point that something like “Silver Linings Playbook” is being proclaimed as a masterwork ... .)
Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:01 pm
Beginning March 4, you will have to drive to downtown Stockton to go to court.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00 am
Mayor JoAnne Mounce announced that the city of Lodi has received another grant to combat gang violence at the State of the City luncheon on Tuesday afternoon.
Friday, June 8, 2012 12:00 am
As part of a comprehensive plan to reduce gang violence in Lodi, the city will be hiring two part-time youth outreach workers who will work with teens to show them there are other life paths besides gangs.
Friday, February 10, 2012 12:00 am
A landmark $25 billion settlement with the nation's top mortgage
lenders was hailed by government officials Thursday as long-overdue
relief for victims of foreclosure abuses. But consumer advocates
countered that far too few people will benefit.
Monday, December 5, 2011 12:00 am
Time flies. More than three months have passed since I became
Lodi's new police chief, leaving the Stockton Police Department
after 26 years. As I prepared for my first day of work, I paid
close attention to several issues affecting the community and the
Monday, November 14, 2011 12:00 am
I realize the subject of auto burglaries probably doesn't do
much for you as you hunch over your bowl of bran flakes or stack of
flapjacks, or both, depending on your age and cholesterol level.
But for those of us who have been a victim of this crime, this
information shows we're not alone. And for those of you who have
not heard the crunching sound as you stepped on a pile of broken
window glass on the street next to your car as you head off to work
one morning, here are some things that might help you avoid being a
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 am
Like the Steelers defense makes adjustments at halftime to
counter the Raiders anemic offensive strategy, California law
enforcement agencies are constantly modifying their tactics to deal
with changes in the legal landscape. These changes, lurking about
like the defrosted alien in the remake of "The Thing," can often
affect the safety of the public if agencies do not deal with them
Saturday, October 8, 2011 12:00 am
On average, Dr. Jonathan Lucas sees roughly eight patients a
day. Sometimes, he only examines two or three individuals. If it is
a busy day, he can see up to 20 people.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00 am
I have heard all my life that one of the basics of business is
to “buy low and sell high.” Over the past weeks we have probably
all watched as the stock market goes up one day and down the next.
If I had lots of money to invest, I’m not sure I could handle
watching that every day.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:00 am
Four women with a combined 97 years of experience working for
the Lodi Police Department and city of Lodi celebrated their
impending retirements on Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:11 am
The state of California needs to address its overcrowded
prisons. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided the state must
release more than 30,000 inmates within two years.
To help meet this demand, California Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed a
plan to thin the state’s prison population through realignment,
compassionate release and alternatives to traditional methods of
San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore talked about some of the
issues related to the plan with the News-Sentinel on Tuesday
Thursday, August 12, 2010 12:00 am
Two incumbents and five other candidates are seeking Lodi City
Council seats in the November election, while 10 Galt residents are
running for that city's council.
Monday, June 14, 2010 12:00 am
Every day, we open the newspaper, turn on the television or
check the Internet, and most of what we see is depressing.
Monday, April 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:00 am
An officer with a record number of drunken driving arrests,
school employees who evacuated students during a fire and a rather
industrious police cadet were among those recognized Tuesday by the
Lodi Police Department.
Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 am
San Joaquin County's plan to widen Lower Sacramento Road between
Pixley Slough and the curve south of Harney Lane will be the
subject of an open house on Wednesday.
Friday, September 18, 2009 10:00 pm
For the past six years, more out-of-state parolees have come to
California than have left for other states.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Faced with decreasing revenue for the city's General Fund, city
staff have been working on cutting expenses for next year's budget,
which begins July 1.
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