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Friday, July 22, 2016

Letter: Honor Warren Atherton by naming VA Clinic after him


The new VA Clinic to be built in San Joaquin County should be named after our community’s most illustrious veteran, Warren H. Atherton.

Letter: We should appreciate our police officers


This letter is addressed not only to our local police department and to the officers, regardless of their rank and gender, but to all the men …

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Letter: No respect for laws and those who enforce them


As I was taking down my old flag at the end of Independence Day. I noticed again the 50 stars. One of them does represent our state of Califor…

Letter: Galt needs candidates with answers


As you take out papers to run for the two open seats on the Galt City Council I hope you care enough about our community to ask questions abou…

Letter: Local concert association has big, exciting lineup for 70th anniversary


Happy Birthday to the Lodi Community Concert Association. Seventy years old and going strong, the association will celebrate its 70th annivers…

Friday, July 15, 2016

Letter: Lynch was pawn in Clinton investigation


The head of the FBI had announced their findings to the public and they reported that they did not have enough evidence to recommend a crimina…

Letter: Reader challenging notion that Republicans are fiscally conservative


During the past several years, the American public has been subjected to an avalanche of government excess by Republicans. Ronald Reagan claim…

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Letter: We need to tend to veterans’ needs


According to the last paragraph in the Letters to the Editor section, it indicates; “The Lodi News-Sentinel welcomes opinions from its readers…

Letter: November election presents tough choice, but one we need to make


What happened to my country? In November we will choose a president. Our choices will be between Clinton and Trump.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Letter: Reader agrees with writers on FBI’s handling of case against Clinton


Kudos to Michael Watson and Ronald Portal for their scathing articles on the FBI handling of the case against Hillary Clinton, quoting chapter…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A true water emergency threatens the Delta


California decision makers are at a historic crossroads in the long-standing California water crisis. The outcome will permanently alter the S…

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Durlynn Anema: We should all be proud to be American


Proud to be an American. Those words came to me after the Dallas police shootings — that it needs to be the mantra for ALL Americans.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Creative talents and rambling thoughts


Retirees often wonder what they will do after a long career, not content with the idea of non-productivity. Then they find a hobby and can’t u…

Monday, July 11, 2016

Facts often ignored when it comes to police, race


Street protest groups are often dangerous and rarely base their grievances on facts.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Will California Senate bill eat away at our religious freedoms?


Happy Fourth of July week. The column I was writing for this week was almost ready to send when my “synchronicity” event occurred — with this …

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Crisis threatens future of California’s forests


It’s heartbreaking to see it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Neighborhood lending libraries, responses, walking


Neighborhood lending libraries have sprouted up throughout the United States including two in Lodi (at Linda Kapic’s and on Cabrillo Circle). …

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Judge or not, bias is a part of human character


Are all judges neutral and free from natural human bias? Some would like to have us believe that. But most know better.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Drive up eastern side of California worth extra time


The drive home from my tiny Palm Springs home can become a boring routine — either I-5 or 99. After closing up for the summer, I decided to dr…

Political correctness taking away free expression


Has our country gone completely nuts with political correctness?


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.