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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Letter: How is free community college going to support the middle class?

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Jonathan Gruber has been heard telling media sources that voters are stupid. On a recent Tuesday night we heard some lofty promises again abou…

Letter: Large class sizes are good for schools

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If they repeat a lie enough, the NEA and California Teachers’ Association all will be brainwashed (automatic acceptance).

Letter: Super Bowl should use pink footballs

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This Feb. 1 at Glendale, Ariz., the fans take to the stands and players head out onto the field, I wonder if there will be any pink footballs …

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Letter: I was impressed with students at blood drive

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On Jan. 13, I had the privilege of volunteering with Delta Blood Bank at Bear Creek High School for a blood donor drive. I was very impressed …

Letter: More about the Delta Discovery trip with the Storm Drain Detectives

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Thank you Lodi News-Sentinel leadership for sending reporter Kyla Cathey with the Lodi Storm Drain Detective students, Jan. 19, on their Disco…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Letter: Open theater space needs support of community

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This year, my husband, Mike Bartram, and I made a crazy New Year’s resolution. We promised to open our own theater space here in Lodi! We run …

Letter: Our leaders need to be better role models

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During the State of the Union speech, few of our representatives in Congress applauded when President Obama mentioned he had no more elections…

Monday, January 26, 2015

Letter: Please remember that some veterans are women

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I want to applaud the Kautz family and their recognition of veterans by erecting the statue of a soldier at the San Joaquin County Historical …

Letter: Suggestions for committee appointment process

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I am a new resident to the City of Lodi and have been attempting to understand the workings of our city government. Other cities and towns I h…

Friday, January 23, 2015

Letter: Those interested in Police Partners should inquire about the program

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I would like to reach my fellow Lodians who are retired or have time to volunteer to help keep Lodi liveable and loveable. Lodi Police Partner…

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Joe Guzzardi: School dinners a noble effort, but may be too costly

Joe Guzzardi: School dinners a noble effort, but may be too costly

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With the number of poor children in the U.S. skyrocketing, and barely able to afford life’s necessities, school districts have started to offe…

Should Lodi ban open-air smoking in city parks?

Should Lodi ban open-air smoking in city parks?

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The Lodi City Council is considering a proposal from Lodi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services to upgrade their ordinances and ban open-a…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Wade Heath: When choosing an attitude, positive is better

Wade Heath: When choosing an attitude, positive is better

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As I waited on hold for a representative, I knew it was a moment that I could choose my attitude. While my car breaking down was certainly an …

Monday, January 26, 2015
Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias among issues with studies

Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias among issues with studies

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Why is science so often wrong?

Friday, January 23, 2015
JoAnne Mounce: California gas tax is a necessary sacrifice for state

JoAnne Mounce: California gas tax is a necessary sacrifice for state

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As I drive thro-ughout Lodi, I have come across sections of roads that are literally crumbling with cracks and potholes caused by age, overuse…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wade Heath: Let’s work to make this  year better than the last

Wade Heath: Let’s work to make this year better than the last

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An epic story has moments of amazement, inspiration, excitement, overcoming the odds and ultimately triumph. With a little effort, you should …

Monday, January 19, 2015
Steve Hansen: Driving through the gauntlet of Lodi’s streets

Steve Hansen: Driving through the gauntlet of Lodi’s streets

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What is it ab-out some Lodi drivers? A person doesn’t have travel too far in order to find a handful of these motoring misfits.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Joe Guzzardi: Drought picture looks bleak for Lodi-area agriculture

Joe Guzzardi: Drought picture looks bleak for Lodi-area agriculture

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During the many years I lived in Lodi, I was a regular at the Thursday evening farmers market. In fact, I made a point to get to as many of Ca…

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Gwin Paden: On Psalms, Earth’s name, blooms and visiting birds

Gwin Paden: On Psalms, Earth’s name, blooms and visiting birds

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There are verses in the Book of Psalms that stand out because of the pictures or feelings they conjure up, often in the middle of a fairly ene…

Monday, January 12, 2015
Steve Hansen: Finding a forgotten column was a strange experience

Steve Hansen: Finding a forgotten column was a strange experience

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Over the past few years, I’ve written more than 360 columns for the Lodi News-Sentinel. Some are notable, while others are best forgotten. But…

Editorials

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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Editorial: State should lead in research, investigation, prevention of police shootings

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Editorial: Remembering a Lodi hero lost in Pearl Harbor

Editorial: Remembering a Lodi hero lost in Pearl Harbor

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We pause today to honor those who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor, including Lodi’s Samuel Gantner.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Editorial: A historic step toward replenishing groundwater

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Last week we ran a small story about water politics that deserved a big headline.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Editorial: Thanksgiving in 2015 — what to be grateful for?

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Friday, November 21, 2014

Editorial: As General Mills fades, it’s time to explore renewal

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It is final. The Mill is closing. Now this question becomes urgent: How do we move forward? How can this closure be an opportunity for our com…

Friday, November 7, 2014

Editorial: Notes on a lively forum and a surprising election

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It started sedately enough, but the Citizens in Action forum for the Lodi Unified School District board candidates at the Lodi Public Library …

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Editorial: Dia de los Campesinos organizers deserve thanks

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By all accounts, Dia de los Campesinos, or Farmworkers’ Day, at Hale Park on Oct. 26 was a success, bringing together families for fun activit…

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The courts are coming, Tom is gone and so are plastic grocery bags

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Having the courts back in Lodi early next year has more advantages than convenience for police and people accused of law breaking.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Editorial: City workers went above and beyond at wastewater plant

Editorial: City workers went above and beyond at wastewater plant

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Imagine a dark, moist cave crusted with dense sludge.