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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Letter: How many animals are turned away?

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Editor: This is in regard to the article in the Lodi News-Sentinel published July 19, 2017 with the headline, “Abandoned puppy recovering afte…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letter: Busybodies or concerned citizens?

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Editor: I would like to say that Mr. Silva was correct in his recent letter when he commented on people not having a deep understanding of wha…

Letter: Republican Party has its own issues

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Editor: Props to Mr. Gary Maurer for his response to the increasingly bitter writings of a serial contributor to the LNS.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Letter: Solving the problem of Lodi’s water needs

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Editor: Water! It is essential to human life. And there is not much of it. At least not much good quality potable stuff. I think about this ev…

Letter: Imploring residents to attend council meetings

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Editor: I request the residents of Lodi to please come to the Lodi Council meetings. It helps to talk together with the Lodi City Council abou…

Monday, July 24, 2017

Letter: I don’t recognize today’s liberals

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Editor: Imitation is the greatest form of flattery so I thank Mr. Maurer.

Letter: Standing up for the Historical Society

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Editor: I am not in any way connected to the Lodi Historical Society or to the Hill House, but I take offense to the scandalous articles that …

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Letter: We are busy bees, not busybodies

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Editor: There was a letter on July 14 that I would like to respond to, about one saying that our town is full of busybodies.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Letter: Take pride in your neighborhood

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Editor: I am responding to Jason Silva’s letter to the editor regarding “busybodies.”

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…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Chris Piombo: Stirring up memories of parenthood

Chris Piombo: Stirring up memories of parenthood

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It’s 4 a.m. and a burst of lightning crashes through the window. That’s odd. White hot lightning but no thunder. I count “One thousand one, on…

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Steve Hansen: Destructive hurricanes are nothing new

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Hurricanes in Texas and Florida have been catastrophic this year.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Steve Hansen: German socialism under USSR was a failure

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Here’s a look at why everyone doesn’t embrace the glories of socialism.

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Wade Heath: Putting political divisions aside

Wade Heath: Putting political divisions aside

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Hurricane Harvey has been even worse than expected for the millions of Texans who live in its path. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated,…

Durlynn Anema: Galt’s busy September arrives

Durlynn Anema: Galt’s busy September arrives

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Two events occurring in Galt in September are quite different — an art tour and a car show.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Durlynn Anema: Do people create their own destinies?

Durlynn Anema: Do people create their own destinies?

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Time on Earth can be short or long, intense or dull, busy or routine. Everyone experiences highs and lows, joys and sorrows, exhilaration and …

Steve Hansen: Spicing up public television

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Well, it's that time of year when I send my annual contribution to public television.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Durlynn Anema: Caring, interested people make a difference

Durlynn Anema: Caring, interested people make a difference

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Our lives are brightened every day by the people we meet or interact with. No matter where I go or with whom I speak, there’s a spark of conne…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Steve Hansen: Taking "The Godfather" approach to social media

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President Donald Trump likes Twitter. It’s a way of getting around hostile news outlets.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Steve Hansen: Press secretary may not be the best job for me

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President Donald Trump seems to be having trouble with his communications team.

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.