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Monday, August 29, 2016

Letter: Political correctness taking away freedom of speech, religion


America was founded on the basis of freedom. The preamble of the Constitution says: “We the people of the United States in order to form a mor…

Letter: Reporters should tell both sides of a story


Most reporters don’t seem to understand that they are supposed to chronicle both sides of a story and not be shills for liberalism or the Demo…

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Letter: Please drive safely on Labor Day weekend


Most Californians commonly end their summer traveling to prime sites of our picturesque state on Labor Day weekend.

Letter: No one can disarm law-abiding citizens


The president and his cronies have now devised a scheme whereby they plan to strip American citizens of their constitutional right to bear arm…

Friday, August 26, 2016

Letter: Reader concerned that Delta moves could devastate local rivers


There is a lake on Highway 395 called Mono Lake; many years ago a man named Mulholland and a group from the Los Angeles area M.W.D. found a le…

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Letter: Obama delusional about the state of America


If you listened to Obama’s speech at the Democratic convention you can only come to one conclusion and that is he is utterly lost in a fantasy…

Letter: Immigrants could give back by learning English


On Aug. 20, Mushitaq Tahirkheli acknowledged that the USA is a land of multinational people who came here with a dream. It was also acknowledg…

Monday, August 22, 2016

Letter: When it comes to elections, it’s best to let the voters decide


The city council wants to cancel the election for council seats held by Mounce and Johnson because no one has filed to run against them.

Letter: Driving like Italians


Hmmm, every now and then when I read the Letters to the Editor and always when the letter is from one of Lodi’s uber (politely said) “conserva…

Letter: Don’t rent apartment at Hutchins Street Square


Hutchins Street Square apartment for out of town consultants! I found this topic up for discussion at the recent council meeting a little behi…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Taking an old-school approach with grammar


It was an early summer morning in Yosemite National Park. My wife and I decided to walk toward the river and view the flow of unmolested mount…

Monday, August 22, 2016

You never know what awaits on a Bay Area bus ride


It’s a typical foggy morning. Lori’s sleepy half-shut eyes squint as she runs to catch an early morning bus.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bruce Blodgett: Resurfacing of controversial ag bill reveals flawed process


Recently, a controversial bill in the Assembly failed passage. That bill was AB 2757 and would reduce the work week in agriculture to 40 hours…

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Using ingenuity to make a dress


The time was late 1945 at a makeshift hospital on the South Pacific island of Saipan after the end of World War II. One of the nurses was gett…

Monday, August 15, 2016

Car show triggers trip down memory lane


Most dads try to instill values of trustworthiness in their children. But sometimes there is doubt as to whether these messages take hold.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Durlynn Anema: New Christy Minstrels embraced by Lodi


Lodi embraced the New Christy Minstrels on July 29 with enthusiasm and standing ovations. The almost sold-out crowd enjoyed every piece from t…

Monday, August 8, 2016

The college-for-all society


Ever since World War II, schools have been telling kids, “go to college.” The assumption is that their futures depend on it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Truckers beware: It’s time to stop the madness


It’s time to stop the madness in America.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Appreciating the uniqueness of each season


Here we are again, struggling through another heat wave — and it’s only the end of July. I read someplace in the paper the other day that seas…

Monday, July 25, 2016

Product disposal shouldn’t cost as much as the purchase


Believe it or not, California was a pretty clean state back in the 1970s. One could drive down a well-paved major highway and see little or no…


Friday, May 15, 2015

Editorial: Remembering Tom Peterson


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

Editorial: A police chief’s understated successes


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

Editorial: Time to pump our fists


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’


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


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


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


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


Lodi needs a big crowd for the Tour of California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

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


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


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