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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Susan Crosby: There’s no place like home


Choosing where we live is rarely a quick or easy decision and can become even more complicated as we age. Do we stay or go? Downsize? Move to …

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Susan Crosby: Planning for what comes last


When my husband and I were in our twenties, we didn’t have what anyone would consider an “estate.” We lived paycheck to paycheck and had a mor…

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Susan Crosby: Clearing out the cobwebs — and more


The most frequent comment I hear from people my age is a lament about how much “stuff” they have and their desire to be rid of it so no one el…

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Susan Crosby: Would you repeat that, please?


Hearing loss. It’s a big deal, affecting 29 percent of people in their 50s, 45 percent in their 60s, and 68 percent in their 70s — and yet onl…

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Susan Crosby: More opportunities for Lodi volunteers


Here are two more senior volunteering opportunities:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mokelumne Current: Celebrating ‘watershed’ moments


This year’s Mokelumne Current is a banner year, matching the river’s nickname, the Mighty Mokelumne, the name given by some of those who have …

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Susan Crosby: Senior volunteerism, part one


I had a conversation recently with an 80-year-old friend who is looking for ways to bring her out of her self-imposed isolation. She’s been in…

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Susan Crosby: Personal shoppers can make life easier


Last October, News-Sentinel reporter Danielle Vaughn wrote about a new grocery option called Instacart, which provides a service to hand-pick …

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy

Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy


Fiona is an approximately 2-year-old, medium-haired cat. She can be a bit on the feisty side, but underneath it all she’s a sweetheart who lov…

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Steve Mann: About Town


If you look closely at the ad for LangeTwins Winery in a recent edition of "Her Life magazine," youÕll spot Charlie Swimley posing as an inter…

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Susan Crosby: Ever-evolving phone scams


Last week my phone rang while I was in my car. I didn’t answer it because: 1. I never answer my phone while I’m driving; and 2. It displayed a…

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Susan Crosby: The compassion and dignity of hospice


My previous column focused on Dr. Atul Gawende’s book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” and his important message on end-…

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane

Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane


Topaz is an approximately 3-year-old, spayed Cairn terrier mix. She weighs approximately 31 pounds.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini

Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini


Hope is an approximately 6 1⁄2-month-old, spayed German shepherd/Doberman pinscher mix. She weighs approximately 42 pounds.

Susan Crosby: What matters in the end


Philosopher Immanuel Kant says, “You need something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” Kant’s thoughts are so basic, y…

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Susan Crosby: ‘I can, you can, we can’


When life hands 84-year-old Georgia Owens lemons, she not only makes lemonade, she adds her own special shot of sweetness that makes you crave…

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Susan Crosby: When it’s time to talk about not driving


One benchmark for a person’s worst day in life is often the day they stop driving. No matter what someone’s reason is for handing over the key…

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Susan Crosby: Lodi seniors are Partners against crime


If you’re 30 or over and looking to give back to your city — or broaden your world — have I got an idea for you!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Susan Crosby: Words to live by


I really appreciate journalists. They are tasked with using as few words as possible to answer who, what, why, when, where and how, plus evoke…

Monday, January 1, 2018

Susan Crosby: Who will take care of us?


The November 2017 edition of the AARP Bulletin leads with this headline: “What is the best kept secret of caregivers in America? Forty percent…

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    The Lodi Police Department had a busy weekend, according to Sgt. Steve Maynard, arresting a juvenile suspected of possessing a stolen gun, a man suspected of car theft, a woman suspected of a hit and run and a man suspected of violating his parole along with several court orders.

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    Lodian Dave Kirsten had joined his wife’s book club in an electric boat on the Mokelumne River at Lodi Lake Thursday evening when they came across five people in the water clinging to a tree near a capsized canoe.

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