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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Letter: Be thankful for our bountiful nation

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I am thanking God for His nature, as I walked by the Sutter Buttes Mountains. Over head flew a flock of geese in a V formation going south. La…

Letter: Claims of brain-washed students would disappoint former educators

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“Spinning in their graves.”

Friday, November 25, 2016

Letter: Post-election reactions from around the world worth a look

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Any citizen’s opinion on our election can appear prejudiced. Let’s then look at unbiased international reactions.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Letter: City should focus on spending, not lack of revenue

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Parks Director Jeff Hood said, I quote, “increases in minimum wages are outpacing revenue growth.”

Letter: Taking issue with educational system

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It's been so refreshing to witness the mature and classy manner in which the progressives have accepted the rule of law in the result of this …

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Letter: What we should fear after election

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Once again the folks were treated to their daily dose of fear and loathing in America: (“Dissenters decry Trump, fear future”, Nov. 13, 2016).…

Letter: World will miss values that President Obama embodied

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Those who have experienced President Barack Obama’s righteous anger will never forget his stern, determined manner.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Letter: What has 2016 taught me about America?

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After a week of conversation and observation, amazing how perspectives and opinions have changed based on this election’s outcome. As proteste…

Letter: Frustrated fans can’t understand A’s

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Please help me figure something out. I’ve been an Oakland A’s fan since the early 1970s, so has my daughter (thanks to Dad). Tell me why in th…

Letter: Unhappy with President Obama

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“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” were the words of President John F. Kennedy.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Ventura, a little known coastal city

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Gazing at a “calm before the storm” ocean, the Channel Islands, and the coastal hills ending at the coastline, I recall that many people don’t…

Friday, November 25, 2016

Let’s not forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving

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November, and I’m still enjoying bouquets of fresh flowers in my living room! Trees are shedding leaves, and lots of plants and bushes are in …

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Judy Hayashida: Thankful for a dog’s special spirit

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When you are grieving a loss, it is difficult to be grateful because the sadness is overwhelming. Yet in the month since the loss of a our fam…

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Exploring Santa Barbara anew

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Twenty-eight years are quite a span of time. When visiting a place after all that time you’re bound to notice differences — at least in most l…

Monday, November 21, 2016

What happened on that November day in 1963?

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Today is the 53rd anniversary of one of the most tragic episodes in U.S. History. Of course, I’m referring to the assassination of President J…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Durlynn Anema: A lesson in civics begins at the local level

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As you have probably guessed, I submit my columns a few days before deadline, hence the reason for this column today. While the election is ov…

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wars have changed, but are still fought by brave people

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Last week’s Veterans Day reminded me of specific military forces that do tremendous jobs, but often with little personal recognition. Today, t…

Monday, November 7, 2016

Corruption in government is nothing new

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These were the censored words of my handlebar-mustached, great-grandfather, as he turned to his fellow San Diego city councilmen and walked ou…

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Botanical collector Ynes Mexia started late

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“Ynes Mexia: Botaninist and Adventurer,” third in my female explorers series, describes this fascinating woman and her numerous accomplishment…

Monday, October 31, 2016

Steve Hansen: Know the symptoms of heart disease and don’t ignore them

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"The lawn mower blade must be dull,” I rationalized.

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.