Monday, December 2, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - It’s no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 am
Last winter, U.S. Army veteran Don Dumlao stood on top of the railroad tracks outside of Stockton and watched the makeshift camp he had been living in for six months wash away in a torrential downpour.
Monday, August 26, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Hurricanes and tornadoes, blizzards and heat waves, floods and wildfires ... Mother Nature has become the lead story in nearly every news cycle. Can meteor showers be far behind?
Friday, July 19, 2013 8:36 am
Dear Straight Talk: Now that gay marriage is legal again in California, our mom is marrying her fiance in August. They are planning a formal church wedding announced in the newspaper and we are moving into her fiance’s house. Our friends don’t know our mom is gay and we don’t think we can handle the humiliation and embarrassment!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:00 am
Public employees’ pensions and health care must be addressed, not pushed down the road. Everybody would like nothing more than a comfortable retirement, one that pays all health care costs and gives 90 percent of your highest pay. But you know what? This is not sustainable unless the federal government, state government and city government all address this now. Nobody anticipated the future cost of this or what keeping it under control would take.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.
Friday, March 8, 2013 1:59 pm
Promises, promises — when Congress debates immigration legislation, it promises the moon. But in the end, it delivers nothing. With today’s Gang of Eight amnesty in full-blown congressional discussions, empty vows about interior enforcement, securing the border and putting immigrants at the back of the line are distractions thrown out to appease a skeptical public.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:37 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00 am
Schools across the nation face savage cuts in education funding that will most adversely affect low-income districts and their students.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 am
History repeats itself but none believe it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00 am
Despite the passage of school-related state propositions earlier this month, local school districts are still facing thousands in sequestration cuts.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am
Something was missing at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Something, or perhaps someone.
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 am
A new telephone scam has at least one Lodi resident warning senior citizens to be careful about the information they hand out over the phone.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:00 am
This is in response to Mr. Alex Bauer's comments on Prop 30, "Proposition 30 is good for our schools," on Oct. 10.
Monday, October 8, 2012 9:28 am
The Federal Aviation Administration proposes fining a skydiving instructor $2,200, claiming he did not properly secure his student's harness before the two tumbled from a plane at 13,000 feet above Earth.
Friday, September 21, 2012 7:33 am
Bank of America is trying to correct a wrong again! BofA will pay $1000, $2000 or even $5000 to mortgage loan applicants who were asked to provide a letter from their doctor to document the income they received from Social Security Disability Insurance. According to the New York Market Watch, applicants who provided more detailed medical information about their income may be paid more than those who asked for a doctor verification of their source of income.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 am
Ever wonder why small-business job creators are losing ground in California?
Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am
Three weeks ago, an Indiana accountant turned whistle blower exposed the decade-old practice among some illegal immigrant of fraudulently collecting cash refunds for child tax credits. Local network station WTHR broadcast the story that sparked an Internet frenzy creating outrage among citizens.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:00 am
Has anybody read the entire health care bill and found what it is going to do two, three, four years in the future?
Friday, March 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tax season is upon us. As troublesome as the process might be for the general population, it can be even harder for low-income families to get the guidance they need to complete their income taxes.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 am
The four steps leading to Lydia Gardner's front porch increasingly became a problem as the 90-year-old woman tried to carry her groceries up the stairs. One time she fell down them. Another time she strained her shoulder.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:00 am
It seems to me that the Lodi Electric Utility and the Social Security Administration have teamed up to cause a perpetual late fee to occur on our bill. The SSA check comes the third Wednesday; the billing cycle of the Electric Utility is some time after your smart meter is read.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:20 am
Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:00 am
Music with a strong bass beat is pumping out of speakers, played
by a DJ with crooked headphones. A few hundred Lodi and Tokay high
school students are packed inside a dimly lit hall. Girls are
dressed in neon sports bras or tank tops and bright spandex shorts.
Guys are sporting bright T-shirts and jeans. People are sweating in
the heat from so many bodies and the fierce movement.
At the groundbreaking for the new Social Security building,
Councilman Alan Nakanishi cuts the ribbon while Chy Vang, the new
office's district manager, and Cyrus Sanandaji, a contracting
officer with the U.S. General Services Administration Public
Buildings Service, hold the ribbon on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.