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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Letter: We need guns to protect ourselves

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For years now we have witnessed mass shootings and each time the liberals instantly tout tougher gun control. After the Boston bombings did we…

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Letter: The Republican Party should not support Hillary Clinton

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Both Presidents Bush along with Romney and the rest of the so-called GOP elite are saying that they will not support Donald Trump for presiden…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter: Presentation to local diabetes support group was educational

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Last night at the Day 2 Day Diabetic Support Group meeting we were privileged to have Sarah, the Director of Lodi Health Wound Center explain …

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Letter: Can anything stop the gun violence?

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The president stated that something must be done in order to stop the senseless killing in this country, and no doubt everyone will agree. Now…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter :Does the “Sleeping Giant” exist anymore?

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First there was Pearl Harbor. After the attack at Pearl Harbor it was said a “Sleeping Giant” had awakened. Then there was 9/11 where more Ame…

Letter: Leaders should not forget about taxpayers

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It seems to me every three months charges for services of one kind or another have to be raised by our city council. It also seems to me like …

Letter: Is taking away Second Amendment rights the solution to our problems?

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There is no need for more gun control at this point. England has some of the tightest laws on earth. Parliament member stabbed, beaten and shot.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Letter: Things stay the same in Washington

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After several years I have given up trying to tell Republicans that the majority of Democrats are not liberals. I feel, being in my 60s now, t…

Letter: Our leaders need to be more vigilant in the fight against terror

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On occasion, in the past, our political leaders have referred to ISIS in medical terms referring to them as a cancer on the globe. Following t…

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Letter: We put others at risk when we don’t celebrate responsibly

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Let's celebrate freedom.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

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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

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Has our country gone completely nuts with political correctness?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Durlynn Anema: A visitor experiences S.F.

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San Francisco was the destination to entertain my publisher Anita Whelchel. She told me she had been to Los Angeles and New York City on busin…

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The American flag remains a symbol of freedom, pride

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We used to see them everywhere on this day, but times have changed.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Reminiscing over the year

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It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since I’ve been writing this column — and what a great year it has been. I’ve reacquainted wit…

Vehicle safety has come a long way over the decades

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The classic cars in last Saturday’s Lodi News-Sentinel reminded me of attitudes and priorities from the past. For one thing, people in those d…

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Durlynn Anema: A PBS interview, a concert and older men

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Recently I was interviewed for a future PBS series featuring the three female explorers in my books. The manner in which it was accomplished w…

Do you recall the speech at your graduation ceremony?

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Commencement speeches have been around for a long time — maybe too long.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chris Piombo: Take time to honor those who sacrificed on our behalf

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The young army lieutenant stood alone in the open doorway of the olive green C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft. The cool midnight air backhande…

Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Day more than just hot dogs, hamburgers

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Barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers permeate the air. The Delta breeze routes the aroma around backyards and through city parks. Kids are enjoyi…

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.