Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:12 pm
It wasn’t until icy water from a slimy plastic bag gushed out over my lap that I began to reconsider the logic of picking up trash from a small boat.
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:47 am
With a wide open day and a brand new canvas calling to him, David Jon Foster sits down at his easel to paint. Three Tiki jars to the left hold his paintbrushes. And to the right, Styrofoam plates are filled with bold-colored paint. He plugs his iPhone into an amp, and smooth lounge jazz filters through a axillary cable, filling his workspace.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:45 am
Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Thursday the appointment of former Assemblywoman Alyson Huber to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:00 am
What makes a Classroom Hero? Is it putting in extra hours? Finding a creative way to teach a lesson? Creating a meaningful bond with with the class?
Friday, December 21, 2012 9:39 am
More residential waste is created during the holiday season than any other time of the year, so the County of San Joaquin and the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy are asking residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Saying that she never aspired to be a career politician, Alyson Huber finished up her duties as the Lodi area's Assemblywoman on Nov. 30.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:52 pm
Pastor Larry Bradford had a Christmas message ready for Sunday’s service at Woodbridge Community Church, but once he heard about the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., he decided to ditch his original sermon.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:00 am
Thrilled to see kids around town picking up trash (recent article on boy’s valiant efforts to clean up his neighborhood) and molding murals to discourage local litterbugs (Heritage students creating creatures in clay). I, too, do daily rounds of trash pickup — a duty never done. Came up with this catchy rhyme in hopes it also may discourage “local litterbugs.”
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am
During his two-year term as an assemblyman, South Sacramento resident Richard Pan said he has focused on health care issues and ways to encourage job growth.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:19 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 am
An Assembly bill that has been pushing to ban Styrofoam
production in California has been placed in the Assembly's
"inactive" file until at least January 2012.
Only a wrap sandwich, a Styrofoam plate and a soda can violate
the historical authenticity as brothers Tony Vranicar, left, and
John Vranicar eat lunch during the Lockeford Living History and
Civil War Encampment at Lockeford School on Saturday, Aug. 27,
Friday, July 8, 2011 11:28 am
Assemblywoman Allison Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, will bring some
fellow legislators to tour the Dart Container plant in Lodi on
Tuesday in an effort to try to stop her colleagues from passing a
bill that would greatly restrict Styrofoam usage in California.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:00 am
Let's see, California's unemployment rate is around 11.5
percent. The state is about $42 billion in debt. Gangs, drugs and
illegal immigration are increasing problems. And, our illustrious
legislature is spending time worrying about the horrible evil of
Styrofoam cups and plates — those dastardly purveyors of wickedness
that, if allowed to continue their carnage of holding coffee and
food, will destroy life as we know it on this planet. Bye-bye even
more businesses and jobs.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am
As Dart Container and other polystyrene makers
lobby to defeat a proposed ban on the use of their product in
the food service industry, they are also pushing the public to
recycle their product.
But, why can’t Lodians recycle polystyrene in their home
recycling containers? We think the city of Lodi and Waste
Management could help save the 90 jobs at Dart if they would put
their heads together.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 am
When will we wake up? I hope before it is too late.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi's Dart Container plant is fighting to stay in business as a
bill proposing to end or greatly restrict Styrofoam usage in
California inches closer to being passed by state legislators.
The plant has been a major supply source for local and state
distributors of plastic foam cups, plates and boxes since it opened
in Lodi 28 years ago. It has also been a top job provider for the
But a bill proposed by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach,
which aims to ban or restrict Styrofoam usage, could force the
plant to shut its doors and put roughly 90 people out of work.
Lowenthal could not be reached for comment.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am
I am alarmed, dismayed and frustrated that the Legislature would
even consider a bill that would directly result in nearly 100 of my
neighbors losing their jobs.
Friday, December 17, 2010 12:00 am
Still looking for the final decoration to make your home
sparkle? Want to brighten up your presents with a little
last-minute zest? Then grab some supplies and get crafting.
Handmade gifts are not only affordable, but can also please the
person who has everything. Plus, making gifts gives you a fun
activity to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:00 am
July wasn’t holding back its strong heat, but it didn’t keep
Albert Blanco from standing in the sun and eating a single beef
taco at La Sabrosita, a taco truck that parks at the corner of
Washington and Pine streets every day. Twenty-year-old Blanco was
passing by when he stopped for a cheap, fresh snack and a cold can
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:00 am
If you have sipped from a polystyrene foam cup or taken a
doggie-bag home from a restaurant in the past 50 years, chances are
good the container was stamped out at a Dart factory. The
Michigan-based company with a Lodi branch is celebrating its 50th
Saturday, February 6, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Barbara: Do you have any tips on how to
remember how many cups or teaspoons, etc., that you have in the
bowl when you have an interruption? I come back and wonder if I
have added two cups or three cups. It is so easy to lose
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:00 am
Two pick-up trucks loaded with large bags of Styrofoam from
Stockton's Kohl Open Elementary School were unloaded by Lodi
Unified School District's Westwood Elementary School students to
create a mountain of foam nearly 10 feet high Friday morning.
Monday, December 14, 2009 12:00 am
My son and I were watching an episode of the old cop show
"Adam-12" the other night. I had to laugh when I saw Reed and
Malloy carrying a shotgun and little blue gym bags the size of a
foot long sandwich to their patrol car after briefing. Gym bags
Kari Chesney, of Lodi, picks up bits of Styrofoam from the shore of Lodi Lake for the annual Coastal Cleanup. The event brings teams together across California to clean up lakes, rivers and beaches. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
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