Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:15 am
Say you’re a jeweler living in Sacramento County. You’d like to carry a concealed handgun for security reasons. If you apply for a concealed weapon permit, you are very likely to be issued one. A jeweler living in Lodi would likely be successful, too.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am
After a month of controversy over new social networking guidelines, Lodi Unified School District trustees finally agreed on the wording of a reworked policy. They hope the new guidelines meet the satisfaction of students who objected to the original policy, as well as an attorney who threatened to sue the district over First Amendment rights.
Monday, September 2, 2013 5:34 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District trustees postponed a revision of the district’s controversial student social networking policy after Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer handed out two alternatives to the board at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 5:04 pm
Monday, August 12, 2013 3:19 pm
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?
Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District’s social networking policy has drawn criticism this week from some who believe it infringes on First Amendment rights. Under the policy, students can be suspended from an athletic team or club activity for online bullying or making inappropriate comments about students and staff. Upon multiple offenses, they can be suspended for the entire season.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
The question of whether gay and lesbian people ought to be able to marry in the same manner and institution as heterosexuals is about one thing and one thing only: civil rights. No other argument is before us other than whether U.S. citizens will be granted equal protection under the law, as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:00 am
The people of Stockton will feel financial fallout for years after a federal judge ruled Monday to let the city become the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am
When Mikala Bussey, 18, saw a headline about Bear Creek High School on the Yahoo.com homepage, she knew the story had gone viral.
Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 am
Student journalists at Bear Creek High School in North Stockton are getting a lesson in the First Amendment after administrators confiscated their newspaper over concerns about a campus safety article quoting school administrators as saying that recent lockdown drills and two reports of weapons on campus revealed poor communication.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am
College freshmen are lined up and asked to choose sides on a political issue. Those who pick the "wrong" side are sent to re-education classes for a week and monitored thereafter.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi was treated to an intelligent and bright look at the leaders of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Dr. Richard Beeman, the John Walsh Centennial Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:00 am
A constitutional scholar will be speaking at the Lodi Public Library tonight in the first of a two-part series on what the United States’ most important historical documents mean in today’s society.
Monday, May 7, 2012 12:00 am
Secularism is not a religion. The Founding Fathers deliberately avoided having a state-sponsored religion. They were men who knew their history. The mixing of government and religion is one of sectarian strife ending with war, torture and cruelty beyond measure. They set up a secular government deliberately.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am
The Christian community is invited to participate in Lodi's observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Willard Mitt Romney. Where to begin? His tax personal income
rate? His horrible inability to connect with normal people?
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
This month marks the 100th anniversary of California granting
women the right to vote. Decades before 1911, however, women had a
champion in a Lodi pioneer who fought hard for women's rights but
died four years before women won rights in this state. California
was one of a handful of states to grant rights to women before the
national constitution was amended in 1919.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:00 am
I would like to speak to the citizens of Lodi on a personal
matter; it's also an American matter. I am talking about the
Constitution of the United States of America. The First Amendment:
What does it mean and how far does it go? Does anyone really
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:00 am
Upon receipt of my Sample Ballot for the Consolidated General
Election to take place on Nov. 2, 2010, I noticed that the booklet
is printed in two separate languages: English and Spanish. Why?
Also, why just Spanish in addition to English? Clearly we have
immigrants who speak languages other than those legally emigrating
from Mexico or any other nation that speaks Spanish, no?
Saturday, September 18, 2010 12:00 am
A sampling of Lodi-area religious leaders this week indicate
that Muslims may have the legal right to construct a community
center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City —
but it shouldn't be built there anyway. However, the feeling wasn't
unanimous. Some are torn over the issue, looking at both sides.