Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Two men of Middle Eastern descent were reported buying pallets of water at a grocery store in Bakersfield. An Elk Grove police sergeant who lives in Lodi reported concern about a doctor “who is very unfriendly.” And photographers of all races and nationalities have been reported taking snapshots of post offices, bridges, dams and other structures.
Friday, August 2, 2013 2:50 pm
More than 25 years after the Immigration Reform and Control Act passed in 1986, Congress is deadlocked on what — if anything — to do next. In the last quarter of a century, open borders, no internal enforcement, a huge increase in non-immigrant visa issuance and record numbers of refugees have helped push America’s population to unsustainable levels.
Friday, April 26, 2013 12:29 pm
Beyond terrorism’s life and limb costs are the cold, hard dollar sums.
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.
Monday, January 21, 2013 2:33 pm
Hundreds of uniformed public safety personnel streamed into Adventure Christian Church on Monday to pay their final respects to fallen Galt Police Officer Kevin Andrew Tonn. They publicly remembered a man who had dedicated his life to serving others at a young age.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:00 am
Many headlines about the Supreme Court decision on Arizona S.B. 1070 indicate that the justices cut the bill back to its bare bones. In June 2010, Arizona passed legislation that allows law enforcement officers to inquire about immigration status when an individual is lawfully detained and suspected to be illegally present. But this week's news stories mislead. The law's key provision, proof of status, remains.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:00 am
Regarding the column by Wade Heath in the April 5 edition of the Lodi News-Sentinel, I would like to point out the glaring inaccuracy in his opening paragraph.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
The Department of Homeland Security posted in an announcement online on Monday that they would be issuing "unlawful presence waivers" to illegal immigrants in order to stop them from being deported. The catch is that the illegal aliens will need to prove they have a family member who is a legal American citizen in order to qualify for the waiver.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:00 am
The Obama administration has once again laid out the welcome mat
for illegal aliens. Last week's White House announcement that
aliens will have a "public advocate" is the latest in a long series
of White House actions to comfort aliens. In June, the Department
of Homeland Security began the unconstitutional process of
pardoning 300,000 deportable aliens. Now, those who remain and have
not yet been pardoned have an official, taxpayer-funded, go-to
Monday, January 30, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Police Department is constantly looking for ways to
obtain additional training for its officers. In these tough
economic times it is not as easy to find this type of training as
it used to be. Fortunately for our department, we were selected to
participate in Urban Shield in the Bay Area a few months ago.
Friday, September 9, 2011 6:15 pm
Emergency workers know dealing with disaster is part of their
job. But exactly what that disaster will be is not so certain. For
San Joaquin County, possibilities include fire, flood, nuclear
contamination, earthquake and terrorist attack.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Police Department, with the help of multiple law
enforcement agencies, made nearly 50 arrests during a recent
parole/probation sweep, said Sgt. William Alexander of the Lodi
Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:08 am
Next to a carton of off-brand chocolate chip granola bars and
half-consumed cans of Cherry Pepsi were stacks of emergency contact
forms, boxes of latex gloves and several police radios.
For the second time in a week, the Grape Festival Grounds’
Burgundy Hall served as the command post for a multi-agency parole
and probation sweep in the northern part of San Joaquin County.
Although nine separate agencies participated in Wednesday’s
sweep, their efforts were coordinated by Sgt. William Alexander, of
the Lodi Police Department. While Alexander’s primary goals were
keeping the roughly 100 officers safe and apprehending criminals,
he also took satisfaction with how costs had been monitored in the
Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00 am
Clad in 20-pound bulletproof vests, officers from eight
different law enforcement agencies swept through Lodi on Friday
evening conducting parole and probation searches. The effort
focused on the northern part of San Joaquin County and featured
nine separate teams knocking on doors to make sure subjects weren't
violating conditions of their release. Each team included a
combination of state, federal and local law enforcement
Saturday, March 5, 2011 12:00 am
Two recently introduced bills on Capitol Hill give a strong
indication of how hard the road ahead during the 112th Congress
will be for proponents of comprehensive immigration reform.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 12:00 am
An interesting showdown is brewing between the newly elected
House of Representatives and the White House over America's most
pressing issues: jobs.
Friday, March 19, 2010 12:00 am
This past week, the U.S. tourism industry got a nice boost when
President Barack Obama signed into law the first-ever travel
promotion and communication program.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:00 am
If I were President Barack Obama's advisor, I would tell him
that after only 10 months in office, his reelection prospects are
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:00 am
When there are more stories than there is time, I transform this
space from a one-topic opinion piece into a combo column. Off we
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:00 pm
After going back to the drawing board, San Joaquin County has
found a less expensive way to send an overweight sheriff command
vehicle to be fixed in Ohio so it can be driven on California's
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:00 pm
Due to financial concerns, the San Joaquin County Board of
Supervisors postponed a decision to send three sheriff's department
personnel to Ohio to have a $1 million command vehicle repaired so
that it meets California's vehicle weight limit.
Monday, September 21, 2009 10:00 pm
A year after a $1 million emergency vehicle arrived at the San
Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, there is one slight problem: It's
too heavy to legally drive on California roads.
Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:00 pm
It seemed impossible that John C. Mattman could fail. But a mere
seven months after his company went public in 2006 and began
selling shares boasting that its success was assured, the
Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Soon after hijackers obliterated the World Trade Center towers
eight years ago, Marin County received more than $100,000 in
surveillance equipment to keep its water treatment system safe from
a terrorist attack.
Friday, May 22, 2009 10:00 pm
Since George W. Bush's final days in the White House and during
the first days of Barack Obama's administration, fatalities
sustained in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have all but slipped
from the news.