Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:16 pm
On Wednesday, a San Joaquin County jury found a documented Lodi street gang member guilty of murdering an 18-year-old woman and attempting to kill her boyfriend as the couple returned home from a date in March 2012.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am
How does someone who is devoutly religious commit evil acts that get innocent people killed? How can people who believe in tolerance act hateful and vindictive to those with whom they disagree? What about those who promote the natural selection of Darwinism, but at the same time strive to protect the weak?
Monday, August 19, 2013 3:13 pm
More than a year and a half after a Lodi man was shot to death while walking to school on an early February morning in 2012, Maria Ramirez confronted her son’s killer in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Monday.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
Drive a-round Lodi, and you can't help but notice the number of Christian churches. There are at least 60. Some have begun within the last several years. I happen to pastor one that is nearing its 100th anniversary. While they are different, every one of them is rooted in the same story revealed in the Bible — the story of God's mission of love to redeem and restore a lost and broken world.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am
A very wise William Penn wrote in 1683, "Liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery." It can be further said there is no liberty without the means to defend it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am
Plane props whirl-ed as 15-year-old Graciella Alcebo, along with her younger brother and sister, boarded a Pan American flight for Miami.
Friday, September 28, 2012 10:22 am
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:00 am
The Galt Police Department and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have developed a youth program called JAIL, an acronym for Juvenile Awareness, Interactive Learning. It was started about six month ago and is being held at the CDCR Correctional Training Facility off Twin Cities Road in Galt.
Monday, September 24, 2012 3:11 pm
Two men were convicted of murder and other charges in the slaying of 20-year-old Acampo resident Britani Coberly in 2009.
Friday, May 4, 2012 7:32 am
This week, we venture even further into “The Cabin in the Woods” with an in-depth examination of the film’s deft deconstruction of gender-based archetypes. I kid, I kid ... as much as it would please me to spend the next many weeks harping on (thus far) the year’s best film, surely it is time to move on.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 am
The man who shot and dismembered his co-renter who gave him a place to live was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison on Wednesday.
Monday, March 26, 2012 12:00 am
A gang associate who shot and killed two men at a quinceañera in Galt three years ago was sentenced Friday to 80 years to life in prison by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge.
Friday, March 16, 2012 7:48 am
As we begin the countdown to the start of the summer movie season (which, as per tradition, actually begins well before summer), I offer a brief preview of the remaining spring titles.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00 am
At his sentencing Friday, Howard Daniel Smith stood in front of
family and friends of the father and son he murdered last year,
saying he would never have committed the crime if he had not been
high on methamphetamine.
Friday, September 9, 2011 12:44 pm
It’s September, which means three things to a Halloween
enthusiast like me: the super-stores are open, grocery stores are
running candy discounts, and the time is ripe for scary movies.
I was looking forward to kicking off the Halloween season with a
look at “Apollo 18,” but critics and audiences alike have been
vehement in their near-unanimous hatred of the film. (I mean,
killer moon rocks? Just… wow. That’s not even worthy of a spoiler
Call me a follower, but I tend to listen to irate masses. But no
worries — although my radar has been a bit off lately, the next two
week’s columns are set in stone with the well-received “Contagion”
Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:35 pm
Time warped back to the 1860s this weekend as women in hoop
skirts crooned in southern drawls and men in wool coats tipped
their hats to passers-by at the Lockeford School House on
Thursday, July 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Yep. I'm really going there.
Monday, May 2, 2011 2:22 pm
How do you feel about the killing of Osama bin Laden? Do you
think it was justified? Why or why not? Was there another way the
U.S. could have handled this? How do you think al-Qaida will
Those were among the journal questions Tokay High School social
science teacher Matt Huiras presented to students Monday.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:15 pm
All jabs aside, here is my list of top 20 movie scenes. Unlike
the others, though, I have no way of listing them an any kind of
order. The top three are my actual three favorite scenes, but after
that they are in no particular order.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 12:00 am
Religious leaders in the Lodi-Galt area disagree on what the
Bible says about the death penalty. The News-Sentinel asked local
pastors their take on the death penalty in response to strong
opposition announced this week by the California Catholic
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:00 am
How many people may have died at the hands of convicted multi-murderer Wesley Shermantine Jr.? Did his lifelong friend Loren Herzog play roles in other deaths, in addition to the ones to which he pleaded guilty of manslaughter or accessory?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:00 am
Despite his requests for a new attorney and new trial, an Acampo
man was sentenced Tuesday to 80 years to life in prison for the
torture and imprisonment of his girlfriend.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:00 am
Whether a torture and domestic violence suspect spends life in
prison will depend on if jurors believe his alleged victim, an
admitted drug user who sobbed in court Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 12:00 am
In a Stockton courtroom Tuesday, Justin Wayne Beebe looked at
his young daughter and said between loud sobs: "My baby, I love
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.