Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:58 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - Some New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to keep, such as exercising more and eating less junk food. But resolutions that involve improving home safety can be just as worthwhile as those that deal with self-improvement – and often they’re much easier to keep.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:59 am
(NewsUSA) - The recent government shutdown inconvenienced many Americans -- from federal workers, to tourists -- but how did it impact those looking for work? The health care debate was among the main catalysts for the shutdown, with both parties claiming to be the voice of the public, but has the voice of the job seeker been drowned out as a result? A new national poll asked those very questions to find out what was more important to job seekers -- a paycheck or health insurance. The result? The majority of unemployed Americans (77 percent) would apparently take the job, even if it meant no health insurance. Online career network Beyond.com surveyed over 5,000 job seekers from across the country to find out how the government shutdown and the technical frustrations with the health care rollout impacted their employment search. The survey comprised a dozen questions to determine if healthcare was really the main concern for those seeking work, and most respondents, it appears, were just interested in a salary to support their family. * 61 percent of those who participated in the survey said that their top priority when it comes to a job is salary, not health care. * That's despite approximately 32 percent of respondents saying they currently don't have health insurance, with nearly 50 percent of those people citing they haven't had health insurance for more than a year. * 89 percent of respondents said they'd do just about anything to find a job, including working long hours and/or weekends. "With so much speculation about the job market, we decided to go out and ask job seekers exactly what they were thinking," said Joe Weinlick, VP of Marketing at Beyond.com. "A big part of finding a job is confidence, and while health care is certainly an important issue, we've found that those looking for work are more concerned about things like honing interview skills or updating their resume. Health insurance is one of many factors people need to weigh when considering a job offer, but you have to get the job offer first." Survey respondents included job seekers from the Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer generations. Surprisingly, the majority of respondents from each generation reported that they'd consider job offers even if they didn't include health insurance at all -- despite numerous reports citing the increased need for health care across the board, especially with Baby Boomers. What do you think people will be most thankful for -- a paycheck or health care?
Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 am
When Lodi Police Sgt. Shad Canestrino rolled up to Tuesday’s multi-vehicle collision at Ham Lane and Vine Street, the first thing he saw was nurses and doctors already attending to lifeless little bodies.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Fun in the sun is a lot less likely to give way to an emergency at sea if you follow a few tips on how to reduce your risk of electric shock drowning and common boating and marina electrical hazards.
Friday, May 31, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics. And while active outdoor time is healthy and fun, experts say it’s crucial for parents and kids to brush up on some seasonal safety tips.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am
Every diver has a different technique. When John Mohamed slowly glides through the water, close to the ground, his hands are his eyes. Debris and silt obstruct all vision, so he can only feel for the arm, the chest, the head that may lay lifeless in the muck.
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 am
They wade in rivers. They explore storm drains. They test any water they can get their hands on. They are the Storm Drain Detectives.
Prominent signs along the bank of the Mokelumne River at Lodi Lake Park indicate no swimming or wading is allowed in the river. Three provisions of the Lodi Municipal Code address swimming in parks (12.12.145, 12.12.150 and 12.12.160) specifically forbid bathing/swimming/wading except where designated.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
John Teerlink has always had a fascination with science. He majored in comparative religious studies and minored in cell biology at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. While these areas of study may seem like they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, Teerlink says they have worked together in his favor — they combined his keen interest in science and people.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:00 am
Mary Neal drowned when her capsized kayak pinned her under water. She had not been breathing for 15 to 25 minutes. Yet, during that time, she experienced the unexplainable.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:00 am
A shuffling of grass and the shouts of “Aquí!” or “Here! Here!” could be heard from the street near Leroy Nichols Elementary School. A swift kick sent a soccer ball careening through the air. The screech of a whistle blowing drowned out the passing cars.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
On Oct. 15, 2000, Tiphany Adams was cut from a mangled Hyundai Excel on Highway 12 after it collided head-on with an oncoming car.
Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 am
A rollicking keyboard melody energized the crowd at Tokay High School on Thursday. A beat later, a pop guitar riff joined in.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:00 am
In the wake of a tragic drowning that claimed the lives of a 3-year-old girl and her grandmother, pool and swimming safety are being scrutinized months before the peak of the summer swimming season.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:00 am
During the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed people covering up sneezes, dabbing runny noses with Kleenex or putting eye drops in their red, irritated eyes.
Monday, March 5, 2012 8:46 am
Century Christian School is honored to recognize two students as Classroom Heroes!
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:30 am
February typically serves as a dumping ground for weak studio
films that offer an easy alternative to “mainstream” audiences who
don’t see Oscar bait, but this year has brought some welcome
Friday, December 30, 2011 7:37 am
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the final
hours of 2011. My holiday season has been quite relaxing indeed,
with the exception of the screening blitz I’ve been embroiled in
since I realized the first draft of my year-end top 10 list was
woefully inadequate. I’m trying to cram in as many movies as I can
before my list is due for publication next week, and the experience
has been mind-reeling but, of course, invigorating in its own
Friday, October 14, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi man who nearly drowned in the middle of Lodi Lake on
Sunday morning was in fair condition at Lodi Memorial Hospital on
Thursday afternoon, according to Carol Farron, the hospital’s
community development director.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:00 am
No new information was available Tuesday evening about a Lodi
man who nearly drowned on Sunday morning in Lodi Lake.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:06 pm
A Lodi man was in a medically induced coma early this morning at
Lodi Memorial Hospital after nearly drowning in the middle of Lodi
Lake, according to Lodi police.
Lt. Jeremy Austin, left, a corrections officer at Mule Creek
State Prison, stands with his daughter, Macey Austin, 14, on
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, as the two display the medal he received
from the governor in early September. Austin was awarded a medal of
valor for rescuing a man who was drowning in the ocean near Santa
Cruz in March 2010.
Monday, September 19, 2011 12:00 am
Back in the old days, police officers had to deal with animal
calls after hours when the shelter was closed. We didn't receive
any formal training on how to deal with animals so we pretty much
had to rely on our extensive experience raising puppies and
hamsters when we were kids. Unfortunately most of the animals we
dealt with were not puppies or hamsters.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:00 am
They finally broke me. For months, my co-workers have attempted
to hatch assignments for "I'll Do It" that would cause emotional
distress or physical suffering. They succeeded Thursday at the