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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Letter: Frustrated with political extremism

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Editor: Much more often than we like we are "treated" to the dark, vitriol of ignorance, anger, and disinformation of the extremist right wing…

Monday, July 17, 2017

Letter: Busybodies should mind their own business

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Editor: I have been a resident in Lodi for almost eight years. Since living here, I have come across some nice people as well as some rather u…

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Letter: Don't salt down water going into the Delta

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Editor: Without the flow of fresh water, salt water will have access to the Delta. Gov. Brown's commitment to wealthy corporate farmers down s…

Letter: Don't believe the hype about transgender people

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Editor: Not wishing to be the bearer of what some may perceive as bad news, Ms. Olive Francis appears to have arrived late to the party.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Letter: Stop depending on government

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Editor: I get a kick out of all these sensitive leftists that decry every utterance from President Trump as so dangerous, calling him a bully,…

Letter: Time to slow speeding drivers on Church Street

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Editor: My family and I have a nice little home on Church Street. We love the tree-lined street and the vintage homes but there is one major p…

Monday, July 10, 2017

Letter: Trump’s attacks on media are dangerous

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Editor: Journalists sometimes risk their lives to bring the world news about events. Combat photographers and correspondents went ashore along…

Letter: We should all have say on public restrooms

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Editor: Not satisfied with the cooperation of the news media, transgenders are now pushing to use either male or female public restrooms in wh…

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Letter: Kiwanis pancake breakfast was a huge success

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Editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi extends a sincere thank you to the community of Lodi for a wonderful and successful 4th of July panca…

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Letter: Thanks to all who supported concerts

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Editor: I would like to personally thank all the people in Lodi and the surrounding area who supported Lodi Community Concert Association’s 20…

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Steve Hansen: Millennials unprepared for life’s challenges due to lack of hardships

Steve Hansen: Millennials unprepared for life’s challenges due to lack of hardships

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They’d been going together for almost seven years.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Maria Elena Serna: Lodi Historical Society committed to preserving history

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I’m writing this column regarding the surprising and alarming recent events regarding Hill House Museum.

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Durlynn Anema: A hidden gem — McFarland Ranch

Durlynn Anema: A hidden gem — McFarland Ranch

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A hidden gem lies west of Galt — McFarland Ranch. Leased by the Galt Area Historical Society for 99 years, this "Living History Ranch" has muc…

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Steve Hansen: My unexpected journey to the 500-column milestone

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This week marks the milestone of my 500th column published by the Lodi News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Steve Hansen: Sacrifices made a college education possible

Steve Hansen: Sacrifices made a college education possible

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When people ask how I financed my undergraduate college education, I tell them my parents paid for it. The response sometimes is: “Oh, you mus…

Patricia Sherman: Holiday fireworks are no fun for pets

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Eighty percent of pet owners have owned a pet afraid of fireworks. This Fourth of July, fireworks displays will light up the skies before, dur…

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Steve Hansen: You can remove a house, but not the memories

Steve Hansen: You can remove a house, but not the memories

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I n 2014, the sign read, “For Sale.” It was located in an older neighborhood of Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Durlynn Anema: What’s been happening in Galt?

Durlynn Anema: What’s been happening in Galt?

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Small towns seem to attract retirees — and families if the towns are close to a large city. Often it is because of the less expensive home pri…

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Steve Hansen: Leaders motivated by money leads to corruption

Steve Hansen: Leaders motivated by money leads to corruption

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Why does it appear that members in both political parties are out to “get” President Trump?

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Durlynn Anema: CHP pays tribute to son of fallen officer

Durlynn Anema: CHP pays tribute to son of fallen officer

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When we pulled into the parking lot for the Lodi Christian School eighth grade promotion exercises we wondered at all the California Highway P…

Editorials

Friday, May 15, 2015

Editorial: Remembering Tom Peterson

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Tom Peterson, Lodi’s former city manager, passed away recently at age 81.

Editorial: A police chief’s understated successes

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Mark Helms isn’t a flashy or outspoken police chief.

Editorial: Time to pump our fists

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Lodians can take their hands off the bars and pump their fists in victory. Hosting Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California was triumphant from…

Friday, April 3, 2015

Editorial: In praise of ‘Coffee With a Cop’ and ‘The Gift’

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We’re quite impressed by the “Coffee With a Cop” gathering this week at the McDonald’s on Lodi Avenue.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Editorial: Celebrating Lodi’s vintners and a local rescue

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Spring is upon us, the blossoms are bursting, so our items, we hope, reflect the lightness of the season.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Editorial: Moving briskly from talk to action on Lodi’s homeless

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Lodi is moving ahead as a unified force to create a “one-stop shop” serving the area’s homeless.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Editorial: It may be time for Lodi to have a discussion about diversity

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Lodi city government has a good track record — prudent with our money, free of major scandal and generally responsive to citizens.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Editorial: May 11 — day for Lodi to stand up and cheer

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Lodi needs a big crowd for the Tour of California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Editorial: In Sacramento, talk of housing, Brazil and Texas

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With housing prices skyrocketing, especially in coastal communities, how can we provide more affordable housing in California?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Editorial: As Amgen tour rolls our way, the future is now for Lodi

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Wine and Roses operators Russ and Kathryn Munson were honored Thursday night for running the Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year.