Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am
As California lawmakers advance gun control legislation that would help monitor and regulate sales, people throughout the state are flooding shops and buying guns at record rates.
Friday, May 31, 2013 7:29 am
Dear Straight Talk: A middle school teacher friend of mine says he’s noticed his students are less interested in Facebook. My 16- and 19-year-old are constantly on Facebook, which drives me crazy, as a father, because I feel it distracts them from focusing deeply on anything substantial. What does the panel say? Is there a slacking off? — Hoping It’s True In Santa Ana
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:05 pm
A priest from Colombia who was filling in temporarily for his vacationing brother at Lodi’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church was arrested Sunday on sexual molestation and other charges in Yuba City.
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, January 25, 2013 7:09 am
Dear Readers: Last week, “Curious Reader” asked if mass shootings are the price of society’s insatiable appetite for media violence. A furious defense ensued from the male panelists (see our Jan. 19 column), who pointed to mentally disturbed individuals as the cause of mass shootings, not their games, movies and music, which they held sacrosanct.I agreed with the first part — and promised to talk this week about the inconvenient truth that massive childhood doses of virtual violence aren’t innocent either — and that they are causing previously unforeseen neuro-cognitive maladaptions and breakdown. — Lauren
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:10 am
Dear Straight Talk: This generation is not just born and bred on the Internet, but on an insatiable diet of violence in movies, video games and rap. The other thing uniquely part of their world are mass shootings. If these shootings were terrorist attacks, everyone would be rallying against the terrorists, but instead, everyone watches in horrorstruck fascination, with no rallies against the makers of the violence. Is media violence too addicting and does this generation enjoy it too much for that? Are mass shootings the price of a culture steeped in gore? — Curious Reader, Fairfield
Friday, January 4, 2013 7:22 am
For today’s column, I asked the panel what would make our schools safer. Their ideas are excellent and root-cause oriented: Stop drugging our kids. Stop glorifying their killers. Free childhood of television and video games and enrich it with art, nature, nobility and brotherhood. Replace our national obsession with violence with an obsession for education and mental health. And until the train wreck stops: Arm select teachers. It is a wise culture that listens to their youths. — Lauren
Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 am
Disclaimer: I have had some experience with guns. I was held at gunpoint at my law school campus once and survived.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:25 pm
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00 am
Dear Straight Talk: In 1787, our founding fathers gathered behind closed doors to decide what form of government the fledgling United States would have. The newly-freed colonists held their breath. When the delegates finally emerged, someone asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin smiled and replied, “A Republic — if you can keep it.”
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:32 am
Should Stephen Glass be allowed to practice law in California?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 am
Despite restrictions, tobacco advertising continues to persuade teenagers and young adults to take up smoking, according to a report released by the U.S. Surgeon General last week. But the report also finds that current policies are effective in reducing the initiation, prevalence and intensity of smoking among that demographic.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:00 am
The non-Fox News media is doing a grave disservice to this country; first by failing to vet Barack Obama before he was thrust into the presidency, and now by cloaking his true identity and his true intentions for ruining this country.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am
Tim Lennon is a 64-year-old San Francisco man who says he was
raped by a priest in the Midwest when he was 13. The priest was a
Saturday, March 5, 2011 12:00 am
Eddie Rentz, a star wide receiver at Lodi High in the 1970s
before turning to the ministry, will be the guest preacher at
Sunday's 10:15 a.m. service at Century Assembly, 550 W. Century
Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:00 am
Marriage, liturgy, youth ministry, media, prayer and the
sacraments are among the topics to be covered at the Stockton
Diocese's 38th annual ministry day conference from 7 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. April 2 at St. Mary's High School in Stockton.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:00 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church's youths will host its 15th annual crab
feed at 6 p.m. today at 1540 W. Lodi Ave. The all-you-can-eat crab
feed is an annual mission trip fundraiser for the youths, who will
spend one week this summer on the south side of Chicago ministering
to those in need. The cost is $35 per person, or $10 per person for
just spaghetti. A raffle will be held with many community
businesses offering their support.
Monday, August 9, 2010 6:22 am
New York’s Landmarks Preservation Committee on Tuesday voted
unanimously to deny landmark status to a building that developers
want to convert into an Islamic community center and mosque just
two blocks from Ground Zero of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Straight Talk: I checked a link where
teenagers ask questions to each other. From what I read, I suspect
my 15-year-old daughter is performing oral sex on boys. What is the
best way to talk to her about this?
Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:00 am
"The Hurt Locker" has been enjoying the spotlight lately, and
its success is thanks in large part to its status as a completely
apolitical Iraq War film.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Readers: What's wrong with the world? How
can we improve it? Here is Part II of the panel's vision for
Monday, October 19, 2009 12:00 am
I hear it a lot, people talking about the good old days. I
suppose it was a time when Americans were happy and united in their
vision for the future. If that time ever really existed, I don't
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Failure. Something I don't wish on our president, or our
Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:00 pm
As I read and observe the society we are currently watching
evolve, I am torn between fervent prayer for my country and a
desire to sit back, light up a cigar and watch the proceedings with
Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:00 pm
The Rocky Mountain News closed Feb. 27, just 55 days shy of its