Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
When the state Legislature passed a realignment plan in 2011, they hoped to reduce overcrowding in California’s prisons. But since its adoption, there has been an alarming unintended consequence: Violence in county jails throughout the state has soared.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
I really enjoyed Lauren Nelson's story on the Lodi Arts Commission last Saturday, but I would like to add a little more background.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:00 am
Hello, this is Kim and Ed with the inaugural installment of "The
Patriot Corner." Patriot Corner? What is that? Well, we are members
of the Lodi Citizens In Action group, which is affiliated with the
Tea Party Patriots, and we will be writing about issues and
subjects important to Lodians and the American way of life. First,
Friday, January 20, 2012 7:51 am
Mikey Rishwain has always been a music guy, but after joining
Instagram, he discovered an interest in capturing the world through
a lens — his phone’s lens.
Friday, January 13, 2012 7:30 am
Dear Readers: Each New Year I ask the
panelists: What bugs you most about the world? How would you make
the world better? Last week’s “better world” column covered
concerns about how digital networking has diminished face-to-face
interactions, depth of thought, real relationships, even real
bodies. This week we present comments on root causes of peace,
healing the financial crisis and revamping our schools. Blessings
on the light within that makes us good and true. —
Friday, January 6, 2012 10:07 am
I could go on a rambling, ill-tempered rant about the shocking
lack of worthwhile films released in 2011. I could easily wallow in
righteous indignation, and throw up my hands in disgust and defeat
as I impotently curse Hollywood’s artistic bankruptcy and offer my
own theories as to why last year saw the worst theater attendance
numbers in 16 years. And I’d be right to do it. But this time of
year, I prefer to ignore the crazed, rampaging elephant in the room
and instead celebrate the few diamonds in the rough that kept me
from completely losing my mind over the course of the past 12
months. So let’s get to it:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
B.J. Hill, the man who walked through Lodi as part of a
cross-country trip in 2008 to collect messages for the next
president, delivered them personally to President Barack Obama last
Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:00 am
In my attempt to understand all this Wall Street drama that has
taken place with such intensity and passion, I found one
possibility. If true, these protests now make sense.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:00 am
In your paper (Nov. 16), there was a lead article on the front
page that indicated that the "Anti-Wall Street" movement was alive
and well, and gaining momentum. The backers of this movement should
be congratulated for their foresight and zeal in fomenting these
demonstrations. They seem to be accomplishing what they set out to
Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:00 am
So far, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators have only managed
to sound sorry for themselves.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 am
Movements built on hate tend to be corrosive, harming even the
people who spawn ill will. Democratic leaders are now agitating for
open class hatred, the narrative that Wall Street greed caused the
collapse. Wall Street occupiers are too young to remember the
miracle of Reagan's optimistic faith in Americans. Rather, they've
learned from their leaders that class hatred is as fundamental to
liberalism as love is to Christians.
Friday, October 21, 2011 7:52 am
Although zombies generally embrace the living dead, there is no
single definition of what a zombie is. It’s up to
Friday, October 21, 2011 7:09 am
Neal Lipschultz recently wrote an article titled “We Can’t
Ignore Housing Anymore.” The story ran in the Wall Street Journal,
Real Time Economics Blog.
Protesters stand along El Dorado Street in Stockton, waving
signs and flags in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement on
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. About 30 people showed their support at
the Occupy Stockton event.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:51 am
Horns honked and passers-by cheered as they drove by protesters
lined up with homemade signs along El Dorado Road in Stockton on
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:00 am
I'm not buying it. Those, ahem, "protesters" down on Wall Street
are holding signs of Marxist, communistic dreams, calling for
guaranteed wages and complete debt forgiveness. I'm amazed at how
much of a platform the media has been giving these unemployed
revolutionaries. They work overtime to portray them as some sort of
genuinely frustrated everyman who just wants what's best for
Friday, May 6, 2011 12:42 pm
Way back when, in 1986, I started my career in the newspaper
industry at the Lassen County Times in Susanville, California. I
was the afternoon receptionist. It didn't take me long to realize
the sales "gals" had more fun, more freedom and made more money.
In short order I appealed to the publisher to let me try my hand at
sales. I was in a no-lose position, taking my handsome $4.50 per
hour wage with me and gaining commission. Trouble was they didn't
have a place for me so I worked off a large box for the first few
weeks until office furniture and bodies could be rearranged. I
concluded my three-year tenure at the Times when Jim received a
promotion in Sacramento.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 am
This version corrects the information of a previous tenant
of the building. Classic Living was housed inside the structure at
111 S. School St.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:00 am
The spirit of Christmas past can be felt throughout Lodi's
historic Hill House Museum the month of December.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:00 am
First-time buyers taking advantage of a special tax credit gave
sales of existing homes in October their biggest surge in a decade,
raising hopes for a turnaround in the housing market and pleasing
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi man fleeing the scene of a Tuesday burglary picked the
wrong avenue of escape: He ran down an alley next to the police
Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:00 pm
U.S. discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton of Galt is
keeping a journal about her Olympic experience. Following is
Monday, July 21, 2008 10:00 pm
A judge ordered a former Tokay High School football player to
remain in jail on $275,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty Monday
to assault and burglary charges.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:00 pm
"If you love what you do, age doesn't mean anything."