Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - Americans will spend more than $6 billion this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. How much of that will be overspending or outright wasted money? It’s possible to control holiday spending and make smart money decisions this holiday season, if you keep in mind the “three P’s”: plan, purchase and protect.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am
Cornerstone Church’s mission team will hold an E-Waste fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Kohl’s parking lot, 530 W. Kettleman Lane Lodi. Items they will be accepting for drop-off include computers, electronic office equipment, entertainment devices, electronics, mobile phones and televisions.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Recycling is crucial to running a green home. It’s also an easy and effective way to reduce your weekly contribution to the local landfill.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)School days can mean back-to-back expenses for many families. From purchasing school supplies and new shoes to backpacks and haircuts, parents can be pressed for money and timebut you dont have to be among them. It can help to heed these ideas:
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Hats off to Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who are trying to simplify our horrendous tax code. The purpose of the income tax should be to raise revenue, not a bloated agency forcing social change on Americans with special exemptions and tax credits to promote what Congress wants us to do.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Innovative technology is helping a growing number of small-business owners finally enjoy some vacation time.
Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00 am
In honor of spring cleaning season and Keep Lodi Beautiful Month, Waste Management is hosting several residential clean-up events. Except for the curbside clean-up, all events will take place at 1333 E. Turner Road.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:00 am
Have a new computer, iPad, television or phone? Seem to have a few electronic "somethings" that no longer work and are cluttering up your store room, attic or garage?
Friday, December 21, 2012 9:39 am
More residential waste is created during the holiday season than any other time of the year, so the County of San Joaquin and the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy are asking residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 am
Oak View Union Elementary School District will try to match its high-ranking standardized test score with fundraising efforts this weekend.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 am
The Sept. 15, 2012 Lodi Lake-Mokelumne River Coastal Cleanup sent a wave of volunteers to Lodi Lake Park and our waterways for an extraordinary day of cleanup and garbage counting.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am
Soggy mattresses, about 20 expensive wine bottles and a piece of spray-painted artwork on plywood were some of the strange things volunteers uncovered this Saturday while cleaning Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:00 am
Volunteers looking for ways to help the environment while also enjoying fun activities, like making trash art sculptures and searching for the most unusual discarded treasure, will enjoy the 10th annual Coastal Cleanup this Saturday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:00 am
The Sacramento District Attorney's Office filed a civil suit against a major local recycling company Monday, accusing it of gross environmental violations at five facilities that it operates, including one near Galt.
Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:00 am
The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt areas this week:
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:28 am
Dear Straight Talk: I’m 17, writing about my brother, 16. I believe my parents are allowing him to socially retard himself with video games. If he gets good grades and does his chores, they feel he can spend his time how he likes. How can they be this clueless? He has no social life whatsoever because his attention is glued to these pretend worlds! So many boys waste their lives like this and have no idea how to interact with real people. Hopefully my parents will read this. — Fed up in Toledo, Ohio
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
Keep California Beautiful will celebrate Earth Day during the California Statewide Litter Collection, Enforcement and Beautification Day today.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Are you cleaning out your garage? Do you need to get rid of old cellphones, batteries, printers or other electronics? Are there piles of files that you do not know what to do with at home or at your office?
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am
As I was on my evening commute today I felt fiscally responsible. After all, my little green Civic gets about 37 mpg. With gas topping four bucks a gallon I feel like the smartest madman on the way to the asylum.
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:27 am
Dear Straight Talk: My oldest, age 15, is in a
long-term, long-distance relationship with “the one.” He is
constantly asking to visit her. I have concerns about the level of
supervision there (every interaction has involved questionable
decisions by her family, including bringing them to a hotel room
under supervision). I believe they are hurting each other more than
helping. Because of the distance, I don’t think he is learning
essential communication skills with the opposite sex. Am I
over-reacting? How can I convince him that I just might know what
I’m talking about? — Kevin
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Dig out your old telephones and desktop computer monitors. Tokay
High School is hosting a free electronics recycling event.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Unified School District and Onsite Electronics
Recycling are sponsoring a free electronics waste collection
fundraising event on Saturday. Residents and businesses can recycle
e-waste free of charge.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00 am
Hundreds of people will head to Lodi Lake this Saturday armed
with gloves and trash bags to take part in the city's 9th annual
Coastal Cleanup Day.
Friday, May 6, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Unified School District will be holding a fundraising
event May 14.
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi's interim police chief, Ray Samuels, has a long and varied
career in law enforcement that includes patrolling the streets of
Vallejo, working as an officer in Concord and serving as chief in
the city of Newark, a position from which he retired.
In Lodi, he will oversee the department only until a permanent
chief is selected in the coming months. During his stint thus far,
the 57-year-old Samuels has earned praise as a stabilizing
influence in the department.
Samuels on Wednesday sat down with News-Sentinel Editor Rich
Hanner and reporter Jordan Guinn to talk about a variety of topics,
from the economic pressures facing police departments to the use of
technology to solve crimes. This is a lightly edited version of the