Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:52 am
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00 am
Patricia Ann Ahern, 78, of Galt, died Nov. 30. She was born Patricia Ann Street on June 2, 1935, in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am
The Reading Royals used four goals in the second period to win their first Kelly Cup championship, defeating the Thunder 6-0 in Game 5 of the Kelly Cup Finals in front of 4,662 fans at Stockton Arena on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am
Yannick Tifu’s two unanswered goals helped send the Stockton Thunder to a 3-1 loss to the Reading Royals in Game 3 of the Kelly Cup Finals in front of 4,379 fans at Stockton Arena on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am
Riley Gill’s 27 save shutout and Evan Barlow’s goal and assist were enough to help the Reading Royals send the Stockton Thunder to a 4-0 defeat in Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals before 4,693 fans at Sovereign Center on Sunday in Reading, Pa.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am
Olivier Roy put on the best performance of his postseason career and the Stockton Thunder won Game 5 over the Idaho Steelheads 2-1 to become the 2013 Western Conference champions in front of 4,530 fans at Stockton Arena on Saturday.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:00 am
Welcome to a blessing! If you are reading this column, I believe God has caused you to read the Religion page of the Lodi News-Sentinel, and I pray you will be blessed by what you are reading.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00 am
The Stockton Thunder announced Wednesday that the team has acquired rookie defenseman Kevin Noble from the Greenville Road Warriors in exchange for defenseman Rob Kwiet.
Friday, September 28, 2012 7:32 am
You may have noted my inexplicable absence for the past couple weeks. I apologize for this disappearance, but the shameful fact is, I simply felt like I needed a break.
Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am
Caleb LaCelle is a reserved young man more likely to listen carefully to directions than offer his own commentary. But if you can get him talking about the wild afternoons he spent building forts and firepits with friends in his Acampo backyard, his personality sparks to life.
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am
Growing up in Montana, Jerry Wolfe remembers hearing 1970s
country music, eating peanuts and seeing the glow of red lights as
he went from bar to bar while his dad ran Keno games. His newest
bar on Sacramento Street is modeled after those small-town country
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:18 am
Dear Santa, My name is Ramon Ruiz Jr. I am 3 years old. I want
bubble bee transformer and Optimus Prime for Christmas. I will save
you some milk and cookies by the fire place. Thank you Santa.
Ramon, age 3
Friday, November 4, 2011 7:42 am
As you walk up to the wooden building with circular windows that
look like portholes and see the river water only about 100 feet
away, you expect to enter a typical Delta seafood restaurant.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:00 am
Inside a restored brick building on Cherokee Lane, Mark Lange
has created a shrine for classic cars.
The showroom of Vintage Reserve Garage features his immaculate
collection of foreign and domestic vehicles. Rubber and leather
aromas permeate the air while vivid yellows and electric blues from
refurbished neon signs adorning the walls rapidly flash away.
The garage is a labor of love for Lange, who officially opened
for business about a month ago after purchasing the building in
February 2010. Lange operated Santa Barbara Classics in Southern
California before relocating to Lodi.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 12:00 am
Fur coat weather this day — but the daffodils are soldiering on,
and some flowering bushes are showing their own bravery in the face
of uncomfortable cold. Nature can be resolute, often in the face of
Friday, November 12, 2010 1:33 pm
It seems that I am prone to minor setbacks. These past few days,
for example, I’ve been knocked flat on my butt by a flu that’s been
going around, rendering me unfit to go out in public — much less
sit in a movie theater for two hours, half-blind from NyQuil abuse,
as all manner of improbably colored fluids are expelled from my
every orifice. (Although I’ve been seeing most of my movies in
Stockton these days, and such a spectacle is kinda par for the
course down there.)
Friday, November 5, 2010 12:40 pm
I hang my head in shame over my absence from Battle Royale these
past couple weeks despite repeated promises of bustling activity,
and I’ve no adequate excuse apart from the fact that I’ve been
settling back into a 70-hour work week (split between two jobs) and
have been very, very pressed for time. The election frenzy is
finally over and things will calm down, and in the meantime please
accept the meager update I’ve recently offered. More is coming. For
Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00 pm
Before we jump into a brief, free-flowing discussion of
auteurism — and how it relates to my lack of a review this week — I
wanted to take a moment to remind my legions of adoring fans to
drop by Battle Royale
and contribute to the debate. We’re still discussing our favorite
movie scenes of all time, and as soon as we get our assigned weekly
updates worked out, you can expect daily-ish posts on all manner of
Friday, May 28, 2010 12:00 am
Salutatorian Krista McKay had a message for her fellow graduates
of Independence School: Life is unpredictable, don't hold grudges
and don't dwell on your mistakes.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:00 am
The end of the decade coincides with the 10-year anniversary of
this column, and what better way to mark the occasion than with an
obsessive ranking of the decade's best films?
Friday, November 27, 2009 12:00 am
Whether you're a Lodi "Twilight" teen obsessed with Edward and
Bella's vampire love story, or a parent who just doesn't understand
the craze, here is all you need to know about the book series and
new films that sparked vamp explosion in Lodi and beyond.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 12:00 am
In the 24 hours after 9 a.m. Thursday, the Lodi Police
Department handled 162 calls for service. The following is a sample
of calls received by dispatchers:
Monday, October 12, 2009 12:00 am
- Machu Picchu is located on a small hilltop between the Andean
Mountain Range and the city is above the Urabamba Valley.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 10:00 pm
Federal lawmakers challenge: "If you vote for this health care
reform legislation - sign up for it!" This is common sense as far
as I am concerned.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Item: J.K. Rowling is the richest woman in entertainment in
England. She is 11 places higher on the "I Got a Ton of Dough"
scale than the queen her royal self.