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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Letter: How many animals are turned away?

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Editor: This is in regard to the article in the Lodi News-Sentinel published July 19, 2017 with the headline, “Abandoned puppy recovering afte…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letter: Busybodies or concerned citizens?

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Editor: I would like to say that Mr. Silva was correct in his recent letter when he commented on people not having a deep understanding of wha…

Letter: Republican Party has its own issues

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Editor: Props to Mr. Gary Maurer for his response to the increasingly bitter writings of a serial contributor to the LNS.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Letter: Solving the problem of Lodi’s water needs

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Editor: Water! It is essential to human life. And there is not much of it. At least not much good quality potable stuff. I think about this ev…

Letter: Imploring residents to attend council meetings

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Editor: I request the residents of Lodi to please come to the Lodi Council meetings. It helps to talk together with the Lodi City Council abou…

Monday, July 24, 2017

Letter: I don’t recognize today’s liberals

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Editor: Imitation is the greatest form of flattery so I thank Mr. Maurer.

Letter: Standing up for the Historical Society

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Editor: I am not in any way connected to the Lodi Historical Society or to the Hill House, but I take offense to the scandalous articles that …

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Letter: We are busy bees, not busybodies

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Editor: There was a letter on July 14 that I would like to respond to, about one saying that our town is full of busybodies.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Letter: Take pride in your neighborhood

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Editor: I am responding to Jason Silva’s letter to the editor regarding “busybodies.”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Letter: Frustrated with political extremism

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Editor: Much more often than we like we are "treated" to the dark, vitriol of ignorance, anger, and disinformation of the extremist right wing…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Steve Hansen: Common myths about Seventh-day Adventists

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It’s been about three years since Adventist Health took over Lodi Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Steve Hansen: Watching coverage of the Royal Wedding -- now that's torture

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What’s all the hoopla about waterboarding?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Steve Hansen: Getting down to the details of investigations

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By now most have heard of the Clinton email scandal, the Trump/Russia collusion saga and accusations of FBI corruption. However, many are unfa…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Steve Mann: Local optometrist was sight to behold at Senior Follies

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Real estate magnate and former San Joaquin Delta College trustee Taj Khan of Lodi is going to try his hand at helping to redevelop downtown St…

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Steve Hansen: Did your education teach you how to fix a sprinkler?

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RobbyÕs a pretty nice guy. Whenever I have a plumbing problem, I call him. After all, heÕs been in the business for 40 years, so who knows more?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Steve Hansen: The power of kindness

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Viewing images from one event can often lead to unrelated memories from another.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Steve Hansen: Do the spirits of lost ones guide us?

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Christmas often reminds us of the past. Perhaps it’s a childhood memory when life was a happier time filled with anticipation of good things t…

Friday, December 15, 2017

Steve Hansen: A season’s greetings letter

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Hello friends and relatives: It’s been another exciting 12 months for myself and family. Life seems to be getting more and more exciting with …

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Steve Hansen: Thanksgivng memories? One i won't forget

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My folks were best friends with the Petersons. They had met in San Diego during the mid-1940s. Mike was a naval dental officer just like my da…

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Steve Hansen: Remembering those who served during Korean conflict

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Most people from my generation think of Vietnam when contemplating sacrifices made by young men and women in service of our country.

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.