Friday, November 2, 2012 2:05 pm
Kenneth Watkins, a Linden Unified High School student, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the San Joaquin A-Plus program, which promotes literacy in the community.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:00 am
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, will make brief comments at tonight’s premier screening of “Over Troubled Waters,” a 45-minute documentary about the state’s water crisis.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 am
The governor signs a bill permitting texting while driving as long as it is a hands-free device. Since when do you have to concentrate on your driving? There are so many other things that can be done while driving at 70 miles an hour. Is it a good idea to concentrate solely on driving?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 am
Two veteran politicians who currently serve in the Assembly will compete for the 5th State Senate seat in the November election, and both are emphasizing their ties to San Joaquin County.
Democrat Cathleen Galgiani received 42,380 votes, or 41 percent, during last Tuesday's primary. Republican Bill Berryhill received 38,481 votes, or 37.2 percent.
Galgiani is currently finishing her third term in the 17th Assembly District and previously lived in Livingston. Earlier this year, she moved to a house in Stockton she already owned. She grew up in Stockton and was a 1982 Tokay High School graduate.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:34 am
Two sitting Assembly members, Democrat Cathleen Galgiani and Republican Bill Berryhill, will compete for the open 5th State Senate District seat, which covers the Lodi and Galt areas. San Joaquin County Supervisor Leroy Ornellas appeared to be eliminated from the November election.
Monday, June 4, 2012 12:00 pm
The following are direct links to statewide results for races that affect the Lodi and Galt areas from the June 5, 2012, primary
Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am
If there's one thing that Ricky Gill isn't lacking, it is confidence. He just turned 25 — the youngest a member of Congress can be — and he thinks he has what it takes to unseat three-term incumbent Jerry McNerney.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:00 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, was given the Grant Kenyon Award from the California Waterfowl Association for his leadership on legislative issues affecting waterfowl, wetlands and hunting, according to Berryhill's office.
Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 am
Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry has honored State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, as legislator of the year for helping establish a registry for kidney donation.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
A bill that would require the Department of Industrial Relations to put on its website a full list of every statute dealing with state-mandated construction wages, or prevailing wage, has been approved by the Senate Labor Committee.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Anyone interested in serving in either the 8th or 13th Assembly districts or the 5th State Senate District has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file for the June primary election.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am
The two Republican candidates for the open 5th State Senate District seat that includes Lodi and Galt have announced new endorsements.
Friday, February 3, 2012 5:33 pm
“Republicans can’t make the stretch to balance the budget.”
Friday, February 3, 2012 12:00 am
Democrat Richard Pan has a big lead in the fundraising race for
the open 9th Assembly District campaign against two Republican
Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, joined three other
legislators in urging Gov. Jerry Brown to call a special
legislative session to address Brown’s pension reform plan.
Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:13 pm
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Ceres, is running for the newly
created 5th State Senate District seat, which includes the entire
Lodi and Galt areas.
Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:00 am
It remains a mystery how area schools will address a new state
law that requires teachers to acknowledge contributions by gays,
lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 48 on July 14, which
requires classroom instruction about contributions by gays in
American history all the way from kindergarten through 12th
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:00 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, whose district includes the
Lodi area, will conduct a press conference on Friday to introduce a
bill he’s co-sponsoring called Caylee’s Law.
Friday, June 10, 2011 11:03 am
Under a draft released Friday, San Joaquin County's new
congressional district keeps the county mostly intact, as most
local officials wanted.
Monday, June 6, 2011 12:00 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, was on the losing end of a
vote intended to ban foam food service containers in
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:00 am
The article “State pension fund payment slashed” on Page 5 of
the May 19 Lodi News-Sentinel did not state how much of the CalPERS
5 percent $170 million reduction, from $3.7 billion to $3.5 billion
in annual taxpayer contributions, was achieved through union
negotiations and how much from market gains.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:00 am
Hundreds of teachers from around California descended on the
state Capitol on Monday to make the case for extending tax hikes as
a way to stave off deep budget cuts to public education.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:53 pm
For all of the talk about reforming the system and that
Sacramento is broke and they are working to fix the problem, the
leadership still does not get it.
Monday, April 4, 2011 6:06 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, said he opposes Senate Bill
104, which would remove secret ballots for agricultural laborers to
organize and instead permit them to join a union if a majority of
the crew signs cards.