Monday, December 9, 2013 5:09 am
SEATTLE — At the time of the U.S. invasion of Iraq a decade ago, Wasfi Rabaa was a high-ranking police official in Baghdad, enjoying a comfortable life with his family on the outskirts of that city.
Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am
Arcohe Elementary School District’s 400 students do not have a full-time school nurse. Instead, medications are administered in the school office by staff following specific directions from a physician’s prescription.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:02 am
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am
The Catholic diocese serving parishes from Lodi to Turlock has spent about $15 million in judgments, settlements and legal costs regarding clergy abuse cases by priests and former priests, according to Bishop Stephen Blaire.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:00 pm
The Central Pacific Railroad gave birth to Lodi in the summer of 1869. Beginning as a simple rail stop with a couple merchants’ simple wood buildings and a few scattered homestead farmers, Lodi grew to become a bustling city of more than 75,000 with a thriving and increasingly famous grape and wine industry.
Friday, May 17, 2013 1:55 pm
A day before police claim Joseph Francis Corey gunned down a Sacramento County animal control officer, a Sheriff’s deputy removed a loaded double-barrel shotgun from Corey’s Galt home, according to testimony given Friday by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Arturo Gonzalez.
Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00 am
San Joaquin County Superior Court will be resuming some small-claims services beginning Monday. Small-claims services were curtailed last year due to ongoing budget cuts to the judicial branch.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 12:00 am
Normally, I'm not on Attorney General Kamala Harris' side. But I applaud her decision to join the U.S. Department of Justice and 16 other states in a civil suit against the Standard and Poor's rating agency.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:00 am
Hostess Brands, Inc. is no more. The Southern District of New York's U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the company's emergency interim motion to sell off its assets. Last year, Hostess had sales of more than $2.5 billion, led by its iconic Twinkies, Ho Hos and my personal favorite, Sno Balls.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 am
Reporter Jennifer Bonnett's exploration this past Saturday and Tuesday of school trustee compensation allowed readers to peer into a murky cauldron — school board health benefits.
Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:55 pm
Due to continuing state budget cuts, San Joaquin County will not process small-claims cases filed after Aug. 31.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am
"It's Up to the Voters Now" (Wall Street Journal, June 29). If Americans want to repeal Obamacare, their only recourse is to demand it at the ballot box in November. The Supreme Court decision reminded Americans that they cannot count on others to protect their liberty.
Friday, June 22, 2012 12:08 pm
The California Association of Realtors wants to make you the consumer aware of the mortgage fraud that has been happening in California.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:00 am
Two Walmarts are proposed within a 15-mile radius.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Friday, September 9, 2011 2:18 pm
When Osama bin Laden was killed in May, Bushra Salem remembers
overhearing a Tokay High student yelling “Your leader’s dead” to a
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00 am
If you receive a traffic ticket in Lodi or are involved in a
small claims case, you will probably have to head to Stockton after
Oct. 3. Leaders of the San Joaquin County Superior Court plan to
shut one of the two Lodi courtrooms because of state budget
Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:00 am
The recently adopted state budget will influence schools and
government in the Lodi area in diverse ways. Here is a summary:
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:00 am
You can feel the years John "Jack" Virtue has toiled on the land
and worked with livestock the minute you shake his hand. His grip
is firm, but his palms are callused, and his fingers tan and
weathered from decades in the sun.
Soft-spoken and weary after waking up long before sunrise to
begin his day, Virtue glances around the front of his yard, where
cows gnaw on hay and cats slink under a truck to avoid the
afternoon heat, before he begins to talk about his line of
Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:00 am
A Sacramento-area lawyer is challenging some Lodi businesses to
comply with disability laws or face potentially expensive
Attorney Scott Johnson, who is disabled himself, is a
controversial figure who has filed more than 1,000
disability-related lawsuits. He is regarded by some as an
aggressive advocate — and by others as an opportunist.
He recently sent a letter to Lodi business owner Paul Taormina
telling him his lock and key operation was not in compliance with
the Americans with Disability Act.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:00 am
Legal immigration is a major deterrent to improving the
unemployment rate, 8.9 percent nationally but 12.5 percent in
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:00 am
You would have thought the San Joaquin County Board of
Supervisors were a bunch of rock stars as Ken Vogel and Larry
Ruhstaller were sworn in to their second terms on Monday. The board
chambers in downtown Stockton were packed, with nearly everyone
dressed in their Sunday best. There were even some reserved
Monday, January 3, 2011 6:30 am
The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt
areas this week:
The Woodbridge home of Marlen Lopez, 21, is surrounded by an iron fence. Lopez was one of several plaintiffs who successfully sued Juanita Herrera in small-claims court over what Lopez considers to be harassment.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:00 am
A group of feisty Woodbridge residents who decided they weren't
going to put up with a troublesome neighbor have used a
little-known tool to win a series of court judgments.