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Today, September 17, 2014

Letter: Lodi residents have done well with water conservation efforts

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This is in response to your article, “California water usage drops — but not in Lodi.” Under the heading it reads, “Most Sacramento area citie…

Letter: Developers should pay for growth

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This is in response to Mr. Dados’ letter dated Sept. 6, 2014, “Lodi City Council decisions questioned.”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Letter: Thanks for support of Tokay sports teams’ car wash fundraiser

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The Tokay cheerleading, football and wrestling teams would like to thank Lodi Toyota for allowing us to participate in the Cross Town Rivalry …

Letter: People need to respect police officers

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Having served my country during the Vietnam era, I remember well my arrival back in the United States and the all too often disrespectful and …

Letter: Evil is always present

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Responding to Trista Aquino’s letter on Sept. 9: In a perfect world your message of non-violence would be the only message. But no matter how …

Friday, September 12, 2014

Letter: Thanks for help with my brother’s funeral expenses

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My older brother, Grant, recently passed away unexpectedly. A family friend, via Facebook, set up an online fundraiser on the website www.gofu…

Letter: Please protect little ones during trick-or-treat event

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The weather is turning and all of the little ghosts and goblins are getting excited to trick-or-treat. We look forward to the business trick-o…

Letter: Immigration plan delay questioned

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Another announcement out of Washington, D.C. This one concerns the handling of the many undocumented illegals within our borders. The presiden…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Letter: Tired of Galt City Council spending taxpayer money

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As a homeowner, I am tired of the Galt City Council deciding how my money will be spent.

Letter: Lodi can’t stay a small town forever

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This is in response to Adam Dados’ letter of Sept. 6. There is no issue on my part regarding the makeup of the Lodi City Council. However, whe…

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Today, September 17, 2014
Gwin Paden: September’s garden, book selections, and wordplay

Gwin Paden: September’s garden, book selections, and wordplay

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Both day and night around here are punctuated by the staccato sound of acorns dropping from the large pin oak behind the house onto the back p…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Steve Hansen: Fearful rules of engagement harm American troops

Steve Hansen: Fearful rules of engagement harm American troops

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Are Washington’s “Rules of Engagement” killing Americans? Some former service people say yes. ROE are the rules our military personnel must fo…

Friday, September 12, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: We must guard student visa holders more carefully

Joe Guzzardi: We must guard student visa holders more carefully

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On Sept. 11, 343 Northern California firefighters climbed 110 floors at Sacramento’s Renaissance Tower to honor those who lost their lives 13 …

Philip Bookman: On disliking the Dodgers, regardless of their location

Philip Bookman: On disliking the Dodgers, regardless of their location

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The “Bums” they were. The L.A. Bums they are.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Steve Hansen: Finding solutions to Downtown Lodi parking gridlock

Steve Hansen: Finding solutions to Downtown Lodi parking gridlock

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“Postal Customer Parking Only. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed at vehicle owner’s expense.”

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Like fair food? Try this to make the perfect corn dog

Joe Guzzardi: Like fair food? Try this to make the perfect corn dog

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Like many News-Sentinel readers, I took the online quiz that asked what I was most looking forward to at next week’s Grape Festival.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Philip Bookman: Bidding farewell to summer

Philip Bookman: Bidding farewell to summer

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A fare-well. Summer is fleeing. Days are shorter. Nights are cooler.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Les Mahler: Calling on Lodi residents to help Stomp Out childhood cancer

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When I was first told that I had an incurable, rare and fatal cancer, I didn’t know what to do or say; the news just kind of settled quietly. …

Steve Hansen: Losing my allowance taught me about business

Steve Hansen: Losing my allowance taught me about business

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When is the best time to teach a child about the fruits of small business and self-reliance?

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Little League players should receive scholarships

Joe Guzzardi: Little League players should receive scholarships

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In my last column, I wrote about why even non-baseball fans should take an interest in the recently completed Little League World Series. Two …

Editorials

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Editorial: Can we turn a Lodi eyesore into an artistic asset for Downtown garage?

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So a piece of public art that cost $100,000 has become an eyesore in Downtown Lodi.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Editorial: Can we do better for high school sports?

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Can we do better by our local high school athletes and their coaches? It seems possible, and is worth a discussion.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Editorial: On the death of Ole Mettler, a Lodi giant

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Ole Mettler, the former president and chairman of F&M Bank who died this week, was a man of many talents.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Editorial: Police statements on Parminder Shergill case provide fresh, valuable clarity

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The release this past week of statements by the two Lodi police officers who shot Parminder Shergill in January provided new clarity in the case.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Editorial: Lawsuit against K12 raises key question

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Our recent story about a lawsuit filed against online education giant K12 raises a troubling question: Was Lodi Unified School District depriv…

Editorial: Lodi’s Jennifer Hetzner sets a shining example

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What is the younger generation coming to? Judging by the efforts of Jennifer Hetzner of Lodi, the younger generation is making a very positive…

Friday, August 8, 2014

Editorial: Let the bloodless war on Canada geese begin

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We heartily endorse the city’s campaign to reduce the pesky birds at Lodi Lake park, whether it include rubber coyotes or volunteers with gees…

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Editorial: Let’s take a deeper look at Grape Bowl graduations

Editorial: Let’s take a deeper look at Grape Bowl graduations

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The exchange was fair and civil Tuesday night as the Lodi Unified School District board discussed graduations at the Grape Bowl.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Editorial: Now is the time to speak out about Grape Bowl graduations

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If you wish to speak out on whether Lodi and Tokay high school graduations should be returned to the Grape Bowl, Tuesday night is your chance.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Editorial: San Joaquin County must speak out against Delta twin tunnels

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Lodi’s San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel joined the rest of the board in opposing construction of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, known…

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