Wednesday, September 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Local attorney and occasional LNS columnist Dave Wellenbrock tipped us to a session Tuesday night in Stockton on accessing public records.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:00 am
Officials of the Lodi Unified School District may have walked into another hornet’s nest of constitutional controversy. Could their latest “social networking” policy now lead to expensive litigation?
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:00 am
It was five months ago that Lodi Unified School District trustees adopted a strict social media policy to help prevent students from making disparaging remarks about students, teachers and other individuals.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00 am
A former trustee says the Galt Joint Union Elementary School
District board violated the state's open meeting law last week by
not allowing public comments, and a lawyer who specializes in First
Amendment issues agrees.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am
Nothing but the rustle of leaves and the buzz of bees working on
their hives disturbs the utter tranquility of Charity Kenyon's
farm, just west of McFarland Ranch in the outskirts of Galt.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:00 am
A review of more than 600 Lodi City Council contributions shows
developers, public safety unions, Food 4 Less and Waste Management
as some of the top donors. They all are pouring thousands of
dollars into campaigns. And they all have something to gain from
Friday, June 11, 2010 12:00 am
Three Lodi Unified School District trustees finished closed-door
interviews of applicants for the board Thursday and named two
finalists, Jack Bray and John Carvana.
Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:00 am
As the city gears up to search for a new city manager to replace
Blair King, the Lodi City Council will be faced with the question
of when and how the public becomes involved in the process.
Friday, September 25, 2009 10:00 pm
After months of debate, rallies and even national attention, the
Lodi City Council will tackle on Wednesday the issue of whether to
continue prayers before council meetings.
Monday, September 21, 2009 10:00 pm
For more than 220 years Americans have enjoyed the freedom to
pray for their government representatives through invocations
before local, state and federal legislative bodies.
Friday, August 14, 2009 10:00 pm
As the Galt City Council prepares to discuss the Delta Greens
project on Tuesday night, some citizens are asking Councilwoman
Barbara Payne to not vote on any issues related to the upscale
Friday, March 20, 2009 10:00 pm
Lodi's Assemblywoman, Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, has
introduced two bills into the Assembly to give voters more
information about campaign finance and lobbying efforts.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:00 pm
The discussions with industry officials in the hallways at the
recent National Association of Home Builders gathering in Las Vegas
echoed the conversations at the National Association of Realtors'
annual convention in Orlando. They now have become a common
consumer topic: Where does "fair" fit in the various economic
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:00 pm
The city has hired a Sacramento appeals court expert at $380
per-hour to fight a Tracy Press lawsuit that seeks e-mails sent by
City Councilwoman Suzanne Tucker to the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory in 2006.
Friday, December 9, 2005 10:00 pm
The founder of the conservative religious organization,
Christian Community Concerns, is campaigning this year to "bring
Christ back to Christmas."
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:00 pm
Traditionally, the city of Lodi's Community Service Award goes
to an individual who has made a significant difference to the
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:00 pm
Throwing reporters in jail to get to their sources has a long
and unfortunate history in this country. Prosecutors and
plaintiffs' lawyers are going after reporters' sources and
unpublished notes today, like never before. The California First
Amendment Coalition estimates that in the past year, 70 journalists
and news organizations have fought to protect their unpublished
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:00 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:00 pm
California open government laws stipulate that governmental
bodies should meet in the open, post their agendas well ahead of
time, and be as transparent in proceedings as possible.
Monday, October 25, 2004 10:00 pm
Proposition 59 creates a constitutional right for Californians
to know what their governments are up to. This amendment has been
in the legislative process for nearly three years and in that time
it has been tinkered with, fine-tuned and, some would say, watered
down until hardly anyone objects. Free press advocates like the
California First Amendment Coalition and the League of California
Cities bicker constantly about public information issues.
Thursday, September 9, 2004 10:00 pm
Lodi's First Baptist Church has stopped offering candy to
neighboring Millswood Middle School students after learning of
parent complaints at the district level, despite the fact that the
church was within its legal right to do so.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 10:00 pm
Galt resident Charity Kenyon, an attorney who frequently
represents local media outlets on First Amendment issues, was
selected as Distinguished Attorney by the Sacramento County Bar
Association for 2003 earlier this month.
Thursday, December 25, 2003 10:00 pm
A Valley Springs attorney and former Lodi City Council candidate
has been busy in Montgomery, Ala., fighting for the right to have a
monument showing The Ten Commandments displayed inside the Alabama
Supreme Court building.
Friday, October 24, 2003 10:00 pm
In December 1997, the City Council created the Downtown Lodi
Business Partnership - that's when the trouble started.
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:00 pm
Man suffers burns in flash fire