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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Letter: Thankful for support of diabetes group

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Editor: I am excited to share with your readers the great progress that our Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group has made. In March, we started ou…

Letter: Students’ dinner to help homeless

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Editor: For the past two weeks it’s been my pleasure to work with three senior English classes at Lodi High School who have an interest in hel…

Friday, May 19, 2017

Letter: People misinformed about Obamacare

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Editor: Thank you, Sara Blicharz, for your letter entitled “McNerney Deceived about Obamacare.”

Letter: Time to rein in the spending

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Editor: It’s hard to believe all of the public outcry over something like the “new” recycling rules that have been in effect for 15 years. Whe…

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Letter: What’s good about Common Core?

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This is in response to the letter from a high school English teacher accusing me of dishonesty in my description of the Common Core course of study.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Letter: Community involvement is contagious

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The Lodi Community Garden Foundation (aka Greening Lodi) came to existence through a collaborative effort between the City of Lodi and the Lod…

Letter: Mother’s Day is not for cows

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Editor: Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into pa…

Friday, May 12, 2017

Letter: McNerney deceives about Obamacare

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Editor: So Rep. Jerry Mc-Nerney is sad and unhappy that House Republicans have voted to repeal the “pack of lies” health care plan also known …

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Letter: In agreement with Paden’s column

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Editor: Would the wire services pick up the column by Gwin Mitchell Paden on April 27 on the Editorial page, “Where is my Country?”

Letter: President misguided on federal lands

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Editor: Remember singing “Home on the Range” in school? Now anyone who wishes to live where the buffalo once roamed may do so. Once more Presi…

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  • Lodi police officer headed to West Virginia hike to memorialize Lodi soldier

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    Lodi Police Captain Chris Jacobson first met Greg and Lori Coumas in 2009 while he was working as a motorcycle patrol officer. Jacobson was approached to participate in a motorized escort for the funeral of their son, Army SPC Kyle Coumas, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Oct. 21, 2009 when his armored transport vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road.

  • Details emerge in fatal skydiving accident

    Details emerge in fatal skydiving accident

    The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department confirmed the identity of the skydiver who fell to his death on Wednesday north of the Lodi Parachute Center as Matthew Ciancio, 42, of June Lake in Mono County.

  • Jim Elliot Christian seniors look to the future

    Jim Elliot Christian seniors look to the future

    Approximately 33 Jim Elliot Christian High School seniors made their way down the center aisle of the Temple Baptist Church Sanctuary during the school’s graduation ceremony Friday evening. Friends, family, mentors and teachers watched as the Class of 2017 made their way down the isle and lined up on stage to receive their diplomas, a moment that had been at least 12 years in the making.

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Columnists

Friday, May 19, 2017
Steve Hansen: National Law Enforcement Museum will be worth a visit

Steve Hansen: National Law Enforcement Museum will be worth a visit

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A number of our locals enjoy traveling to the nation’s capital for sightseeing and vacations during this time of year.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Wade Heath: We need more allegiance to our country, less to parties

Wade Heath: We need more allegiance to our country, less to parties

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Gwin Paden’s column about no longer recognizing her country is most certainly a shared sentiment. Over the past twelve years I’ve watched the …

Friday, May 12, 2017
Gwin Mitchell Paden: Enjoying a marvelous spring

Gwin Mitchell Paden: Enjoying a marvelous spring

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Well, it’s been a while. Sorry about that, but computer glitches and vision problems kind of slowed me down for a while, and time just flew by.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Steve Hansen: A trip to Quantico: Not your typical vacation

Steve Hansen: A trip to Quantico: Not your typical vacation

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I don’t do a lot of stories on personal travelogues.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Steve Hansen: What do escort services and universities have in common?

Steve Hansen: What do escort services and universities have in common?

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Question: What do shady escort services and universities have in common?

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Gwin Mitchell Paden: Where is my country?

Gwin Mitchell Paden: Where is my country?

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For some time, I have been very concerned about the state of affairs in this country. It has heartened me lately to read several very well wri…

Friday, April 28, 2017
Durlynn Anema: Community Events/A Teen’s Prayer

Durlynn Anema: Community Events/A Teen’s Prayer

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Two special and totally different events — one in Lodi and one in Galt — demonstrate community response.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wade Heath: The fall of conservative media

Wade Heath: The fall of conservative media

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This past week the most powerful personality in cable news, Bill O’Reilly, was removed from his top-rated Fox News TV program after more than …

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Steve Hansen: My childhood 'sanctuary slumber chamber'

Steve Hansen: My childhood 'sanctuary slumber chamber'

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The idea of a “sanctuary” haven is nothing new. Believe it or not, I invented the idea in Long Beach back in 1957.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Steve Hansen: Befuddled by some media commentary

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People out there are writing some pretty crazy stuff these days.

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.