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Friday, January 20, 2017

Setting the record straight on progressivism

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Editor: Progressivism — the new dirty word that right-wing fundamentalists fling around.

Citizens disappointed congressman didn’t attend inauguration

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Editor: This is an open letter to Congressman Jerry McNerney. I just read that you will not be attending the inauguration of the 45th Presiden…

Don’t put politics ahead of people

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Editor: On the Inauguration: Dear Congressman McNerney, Thank you for putting party politics ahead of the American people by boycotting the Pr…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What role do consumers play in jobs leaving the country?

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Editor: I found myself sitting next to the Christmas tree, enjoying time with family and watching my niece and nephew open gifts. Though I try…

Homeless problem and water quality

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Editor: The homeless problem in the Lodi community keeps growing by the day. We have a special problem that we need to address as a community …

Friday, January 13, 2017

Letter: Healthcare options are available

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America’s health care system is one of the finest in the world. Much of the reason for its success lies in the extension of medical services t…

Letter: Historic Lodi building in need of community support

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On the corner of Lockeford and Washington streets stands a tall, majestic building, the American Legion, Post 22 Memorial building. Many Lodi …

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Progressives should look in the mirror

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Editor: I am the writer mentioned in the Dec. 31 letter that stated, “If you don’t believe this then why do you stay here?”

Event advocating peace, justice on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Editor: On Jan. 16, the Lodi Breakthrough Project for Social Justice will present Lodi’s 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Letter: Shopper appreciative of local store manager

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My mom and I were recently shopping in J.C. Penney here in Lodi, when my mom got very ill and wanted to lay down or sit in a chair. I couldn’t…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wade Heath: Our views of world a reflection of ourselves

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Last week I interviewed Amy Leigh Mercree about her new book, “Joyful Living,” on my radio program. The focus of the discussion was to explore…

Monday, January 16, 2017

You can’t help those who won’t help themselves

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There’s a story I recall around this time of year. It’s about a man I’ll call “David Dogood.”

Monday, January 9, 2017

Where did U.S. go wrong in the Middle East?

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For the last several years, our government has spent close to a trillion dollars on the Iraq War — only to find this part of the world is now …

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wade Heath announces return to News-Sentinel

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Well hello, Lodi!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wade Heath announces return to News-Sentinel

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Well hello, Lodi!

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to set successful New Year’s Resolutions

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This year, it’s really going to be different.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Farewell for a while and Happy New Year

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This will be my last column for awhile. I’m taking a hiatus to focus on my writing. I have a book deadline of April 1, 2017 — and suddenly it …

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Constitution brings balance during difficult times

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There were Christmas cards still to be written and mailed or emailed, but there was still a December column to be written. Plenty of time, I t…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Another birthday, another hurrah

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The years seem to pile up faster than ever. I don’t know about you, but I never thought about being this old. Didn’t our grandparents seem rea…

The people of San Joaquin County have spoken; let's hope regulators will listen

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The mission of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is to balance water allocation and water quality protection for California. Wit…

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.