Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:54 pm
Seems to me Detroit's declaration of bankruptcy — like Stockton's and San Bernardino's — is a threat to the very foundation of the nation.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 12:00 am
Normally, I'm not on Attorney General Kamala Harris' side. But I applaud her decision to join the U.S. Department of Justice and 16 other states in a civil suit against the Standard and Poor's rating agency.
Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am
The way Allen Sawyer tells it, he had two options, neither of
which was good: Risk every dime he had to fight a federal case he
felt was weak, or plead guilty to a crime he thought was bogus and
spend six months behind bars.
"I spent about $300,000 on legal fees ... and the meter was
still running," Sawyer said. "I hadn't even gone to trial and I
spent that kind of money."
He'd ultimately plead guilty to a small charge, but years later,
a Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case would essentially
clear his name. But how did a former prosecutor end up on the wrong
side of the law in the first place?
Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:00 am
For the third time since August 2007, Lodi Electric Utility's
debt has received an upgrade in its bond grading from Fitch Rating.
Lodi Utility received an A- rating, up from BBB+. Lodi Electric
Utility was rated A- from July 1999 to October 2002 before it
received a series of downgrades during the state's energy
Monday, October 25, 2010 12:00 am
Q: If the city budget worsens, where would you
cut? Please be specific.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am
We will soon be celebrating a milestone in Lodi. One hundred
years ago, our city fathers made the decision to own the power
system and run it as a public service.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:00 am
I would like to respond to the letter of Aug. 31, from Mr. Cliff
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:00 pm
Social Security is a socialist program, and I as a retiree have
this great socialist program. Medicare is a socialist program
Friday, March 6, 2009 10:00 pm
Now what? Voters on Tuesday stomped Measure W, the redevelopment
Monday, October 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Since a career day at his Lancaster middle school, Phil Urie
knew he wanted to become an attorney.
Friday, October 3, 2008 10:00 pm
My wife and I are 79 years old and have watched our finances all
of our married life, with no bailout from anyone whenever we got in
Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:00 pm
First it was the Savings and Loans scandal with John McCain in
the middle, then Enron and now the mortgage scam, and it is all due
to Republican deregulation.
Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:00 pm
I have a few comments and thoughts that I would like to share
Friday, May 16, 2008 10:00 pm
This week, I was scheduled to review "Speed Racer." But, because
I value both my sanity and my retinas, I thought it might be better
for everyone to instead look ahead to better things that are in
store for us in the coming weeks of the summer movie season. "Iron
Man" got things off to a splendid start, and there are several
titles - some highly anticipated, others not so much - that promise
to keep the ball rolling on quality entertainment all season long.
Here are the ones I'm most looking forward to, in order of
Friday, July 14, 2006 10:00 pm
Ken Lay and Elvis, through a curious coincidence, are on my
Monday, April 24, 2006 10:00 pm
Bill Stokes, 42, was recently nominated for appointment to the
three-member Reclamation District 348 board, which oversees flood
control and levee maintenance in the Thornton area. He was
nominated by the other two board members, but final approval is by
the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:00 pm
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District Board of
Trustees is expected to pay almost $142,000 to Enron, the
Houston-based energy retailer that went bankrupt in late 2001.
Sunday, November 27, 2005 10:00 pm
In the future, Lodians could cut get their power through a
combination of intense heat and treated sewer water.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 10:00 pm
This is in response to Dixon Flynn's letter on Sept. 20,
"Polluters are Winners."
Friday, August 26, 2005 10:00 pm
Lodi's Electric Utility has long been a financial machine,
pumping out money that helps support other city operations such as
the fire and police departments.
Monday, July 25, 2005 10:00 pm
Consider some of the actions of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: He
has taken millions in corporate campaign donations.
Monday, June 6, 2005 10:00 pm
The point about the privatization of Social Security is that we
don't all get the same advice or invest in the same stocks, not all
stocks are winners, and last, but not least, the stock market
Friday, March 18, 2005 10:00 pm
Friday, March 18, 2005 10:00 pm
What's going on with the Andy Wolfe case? Is the San Joaquin
County District Attorney's Office bobbling the ball on this
Monday, January 24, 2005 10:00 pm
Four years ago, three government officials formed a partnership
designed to take advantage of the state's energy crisis by lobbying
for a power plant in the Port of Stockton and against rival