Wednesday, December 4, 2013 7:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers who passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s government worker pensions systems are hoping that what the measure giveth workers will be enough to survive a court challenge over what the plan taketh away.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00 am
I’m not from Lodi and didn’t grow up here. As far as I was concerned, no relative existed in this Valley town. At least that’s what I thought until I read the recent obituary of long-time resident, Howard Mason.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:00 pm
While economists are reporting signs of improvement in the economy, it’s still tough out there for families trying to make ends meet. The fall and winter months can be even more financially challenging, between balancing the expensive holiday season and needing extra cash for repairs and replacements of everyday objects. This can set many families up to be victims of lending scams.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am
After 20 years in law enforcement, I am sensitive to the need for adequate police, court and prison resources.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi was once home to a secret communications center that played a key role for the U.S. military during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am
For 79 years, members of California Association Future Farmers of America were homeless. In 2009, that changed when a new building was erected on a 6-acre site alongside Highway 99, and the state headquarters opened in Galt.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 am
He was known as “Honest Ben” and the “father of the Senate” in Sacramento in the late 1800s. But in Lodi, the kind-looking, bearded Benjamin F. Langford was known as the honorable gentleman who championed the tree fruit industry and helped establish a local bank and railroad.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:00 am
Some of Michelle Antrobus’ students have known since a young age that they wanted to work in the hospitality industry.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am
The city could spend up to $415,000 to honor fallen Galt Police Officer Kevin Tonn with a dog park in his name, although no decision has been made.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:00 am
The Galt Planning Commission could add two new members if the city council approves an ordinance to increase the number of seats Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:00 am
Ricky Gill: Youth didn't block Lodi man's bid for Congress
At the ripe old age of 25, Ricky Gill raised some eyebrows in 2012 by not only running for Congress, but giving three-term incumbent Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, all he could handle in his bid for re-election.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am
Most Americans have no idea how far plans to integrate the U.S., Canada and Mexico have advanced. Last year, Obama signed an agreement to create a "North American Security Perimeter" and most Americans didn't hear about it because mainstream media ignored it.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 am
No drama this time. No late overtime. From the second half on, it was all Eagles.
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00 am
One hundred years ago this month, Clements lost a pioneer. Stillman L. Magee was a shipbuilder from Maine. He was a gold miner, store owner, sawmill owner, politician, newspaper publisher, flour mill operator, rancher and businessman who left his mark on the community.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
At $58,052, a 10-year teacher in one of San Joaquin County’s smallest school districts, Oak View, earns more than a 10-year teacher in Elk Grove, which is among the state’s largest districts. That current annual salary is $57,878.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:00 am
Continuing our definition of the tenets of the Tea Party Group of Lodi, in this installment, we will be defining "constitutionally limited" government.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:00 am
A peer made the surprising statement that the Bacon-Davis Act
had "accomplished little except to drive up wages; in particular,
the cost of school buildings."
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
Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:00 am
During his State of the Union address, President Obama portrayed
himself as a populist whose administration, should it achieve a
second term, will focus its efforts on the common American to
restore economic equality. Among Obama's proposals will be to
improve education and job training initiatives, especially among
the long-term unemployed, as well as offer tax breaks to companies
that "insource" jobs back to the United States.
Friday, January 6, 2012 12:00 am
With more than 50 schools in Lodi Unified School District and
about 28,000 students, what’s interesting to kids and teenagers
ends up interesting the rest of us.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am
The city of Lodi is in the middle of negotiations with nine of
its 10 bargaining groups to reach new contracts before they expire
on Dec. 31.
The city planned for all of the contracts to come due at the
same time, city spokesman Jeff Hood said. The International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the only union not negotiating
because their contract does not end until 2013.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:00 am
The board of directors of the Lodi Boys and Girls Club has hired
Paul Bonell, of Stockton, as the new CEO of the club.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:31 pm
Republican Ricky Gill of Lodi has raised $115,000 more than
three-time incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney in the 9th
Congressional District race, according to Federal Election
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am
One of the worst "gut and amend" bills created and railroaded
through the California State Legislature during its shameful last
week of the 2011 session was Senate Bill 922, a bill that crushes
local government decisions concerning taxpayer-funded public works