An important but not widely-publicized local planning process reached a milestone with the July release of the draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Eastern San Joaquin Subbasin. This is the public’s first chance to see how groundwater in this region may be managed for the next 20 years.

You can probably blame the Russians. Or at least an underground crime organization rooted there. On about April 1 it all began innocently enough. A Lodi city employee clicked on a legitimate-looking email with an “invoice” attached. Then the employee saw a bone-chilling message appear on the…

Many small or independent business owners expect that their business will provide them with the retirement which they desire. Many of them may be right but there is more to creating a marketable business that has a resale value as opposed to growing a business practice.

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