Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:00 am
Mail theft is an inconvenience. It’s a federal offense. And it’s on the rise throughout San Joaquin County and the Central Valley.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - It doesn't matter if it's the day after Thanksgiving or the night before Christmas, cybercriminals don't take a holiday.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am
CalFire has increased its staffing and firefighters are preparing for several days of forecasted high winds beginning today.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Friday, May 31, 2013 2:10 pm
San Joaquin County and the Sacramento Valley are under a red flag warning through Saturday while strong winds and low humidity cause high fire danger. The National Weather Service issued the warning Friday with temperatures creeping toward 100 degrees.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time filled with uncertainty.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:38 am
With the help of an alert Rite Aid employee, Charles Miller of Lodi avoided being scammed out of $5,000.
Miller was ready to wire the money to a person claiming to be his grandson, Nathan, in Greece.
But his grandson was in California, and Rite Aid worker Judy Maire refused to let Miller be ripped off.
Police say the scam usually targets seniors. They say such financial fraud has become all too common — and warn that once money is wired overseas, there is little they can do.
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:00 am
A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service today due to expected high winds and low levels of humidity.
According to a press release by the National Weather Service, winds are expected to be hitting speeds between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts reaching up to 45 miles per hour.
Humidity is expected to be around 10 to 15 percent to locally as low as 7 percent.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:00 am
The sun was barely rising over a nearby ridge as Mike Nicholson
climbed out of his red pickup truck and pulled on a new pair of
waders and his boots at the Mokelumne Fish Hatchery Day Use Area on
Wednesday. Nicholson set up his 9-feet-long fly fishing rod and
fixed a nymph, or sinking fly, to his line.
Friday, November 25, 2011 6:18 pm
Dear Straight Talk: Regarding last week’s
column about the boy who committed suicide, a friend of mine also
did lots of increasingly negative drinking, smoking weed and
partying. None of it seemed too out of the ordinary until she
attempted suicide. I wish I had realized the extent of her pain.
What should I have looked for?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:00 am
My apologies to all those whose events I was not able to mention
over the last week or so, but something crept into my computer and
generally raised havoc with Word, so there was no writing of any
length possible. Hope you all did just fine, anyway!
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:34 am
Dear Straight Talk: I’m a 17-year-old guy in a
pretty serious relationship with my girlfriend. We’ve been together
almost a year and are sexually active. The problem is, she is
exactly like my mother. Even friends have noted the similarities.
Both of them worry constantly, are overly helpful and very
judgmental. They both try to control my life and prevent me from
having certain friends, who I believe they misjudge. I’ve heard
that men attract women like their mothers and girls attract men
like their fathers. How true is this?
Friday, February 11, 2011 8:16 am
Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger
sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She’s still
not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leaves
our room except to go to school reluctantly. I love and care about
her. How can I help her?
Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:00 am
Lt. Chris Piombo had seen enough. The veteran Lodi Police
lieutenant and occasional News-Sentinel contributor had the type of
sexual assault case come through his unit that he'd seen too many
times before: an adult male suspected of having sexual relations
with a teenage girl. This time it was 21-year-old Arturo Garcia,
who was arrested in November for allegedly having unlawful sex with
a 14-year-old girl — for the second time in 19 months.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:00 am
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department warns residents
about people pretending to be Census workers trying to get
information about you.
Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 am
Last week, I and seven other representatives of the Lodi
Association of Realtors attended the winter California Association
of Realtor Business Meetings.
Monday, May 18, 2009 10:00 pm
DEAR BARRY: The home we're buying was built in 1947, and it
still has the original septic tank. We plan to have a septic
inspection but are still worried. We've never had a home with a
septic system and don't know anything about possible problems with
one. The seller promised to pay for a septic inspection and then
backed out of his offer. So we'll be paying to have it inspected.
But even if the inspection goes well, how difficult is it to live
with a septic tank? -Raluca
Thursday, May 7, 2009 10:00 pm
If you come into the Micke Grove Zoo aviary with a cup of
nectar, be prepared for some multi-colored birds to swoop upon
Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:00 pm
A man and woman were arrested Thursday in connection with two
armed robberies hours earlier, and police are following leads on a
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 10:00 pm
High temperatures, drought-level dryness and dogged winds make
for quickly sparked and quickly spread fires. Add to that the
ever-rising number of vacant homes and empty lots around town -
ideal plots for weeds to grow, die and dry - and residents in
practically every Tracy neighborhood are left to fret about
flammable brush that fuels fires all the more.
Friday, April 18, 2008 10:00 pm
With the warmer weather and the longer days, many are spending
more time outdoors. But with the additional sunshine comes more
mosquitos, and with more mosquitos comes a higher likelihood of the
contracting West Nile virus.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:00 pm
A former employee of the Wells Fargo Bank in Lodi was jailed
Thursday evening on $5.2 million bail, accused of convincing
elderly bank customers to invest money in his uninsured lending
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:00 pm
So we're still standing? America didn't collapse in the wake of
the boycott that was supposed to cripple the country?
Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:00 pm
Christina Nelson was shocked when she received a completed voter
registration form in the mail in January.