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Friday, December 19, 2014

Letter: Disappointed School Street is not lit up for Christmas

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I was very disappointed the other night not to see any Christmas lighting on School Street. What’s up, city of Lodi?

Letter: Thank you for contributions to Lodi Adopt a Child Christmas

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This is an open letter of thanks to all those who contributed — individuals, businesses and organizations — to this year’s Lodi Adopt a Child …

Letter: There are too many fee increases

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Six-year automatic fee. Increases on garbage pick-up. Yearly wastewater fee increase. Yearly electrical fee increase. Yearly water service fee…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of unbiased and moral leadership

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The time has come to explore the major cause for current unrest in our country. Just maybe we have it all wrong. To cite “racism” as the major…

Letter: GOT Kids Foundation grateful to Twin Arbors Athletic Club for fundraiser

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Recently, the Twin Arbors Athletic Club completed its second annual membership drive fundraiser to benefit the students of Lodi Unified School…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Letter: Michael Brown started events that ended his life

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It would seem that if you were anybody you would have attended Michael Brown’s funeral, not out of respect but to say you attended. He himself…

Letter: Simple things bring Christmas joy

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I grew up on a farm in Redwood Valley during the early years of the Great Depression, long before the ACLU launched its attack on the use of t…

Letter: Release of CIA interrogation methods disappointing

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This is a letter to Dianne Feinstein over release of CIA methods. I am disappointed with this committee and events that unfolded. I fail to se…

Letter: Bookkeeper embezzlement stories are disturbing

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On behalf of the honest accountants and bookkeepers in the Lodi area, we apologize for our dishonest counterparts. It was very disheartening t…

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Letter: Please vote for affiliation with Adventist Health

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We make a difference by what we give. This is the motto of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. And for nearly 35 years we have supported Lo…

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Millenials still suffering from lack of California jobs

Joe Guzzardi: Millenials still suffering from lack of California jobs

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Here’s the unwelcome Christmas greeting too many California parents have been receiving: “Hi, Mom and Dad. Guess what? I’m moving back home!”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Christy Doll: The homeless need shelter when the weather is extreme

Christy Doll: The homeless need shelter when the weather is extreme

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It was 11 p.m. Thursday, the night of the worst rain the Central Valley has experienced in many years.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Philip Bookman: Reflections upon a life that has been well-lived

Philip Bookman: Reflections upon a life that has been well-lived

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“Dying, sleeping — that’s all dying is — a sleep that ends all the heartaches and shocks that life on Earth gives us — that’s an achievement t…

Steve Hansen: Is America’s middle class disappearing forever?

Steve Hansen: Is America’s middle class disappearing forever?

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Last week, I stood on the corner of Turner Road and gazed at the old General Mills plant. I thought about how much this business had contribut…

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Will raising wages help or hurt California employees?

Joe Guzzardi: Will raising wages help or hurt California employees?

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Having announced that he will not run for San Francisco mayor, State Sen. Mark Leno has turned his attention to raising California’s minimum w…

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Philip Bookman: I believe in Santa Claus

Philip Bookman: I believe in Santa Claus

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“Believe!”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Steve Hansen: Lessons to learn from the U.S. Supreme Court

Steve Hansen: Lessons to learn from the U.S. Supreme Court

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Can intelligent people with different political beliefs respect and like each other?

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Finding the strength to say goodbye to Fido

Joe Guzzardi: Finding the strength to say goodbye to Fido

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In the center of our living room, a big easy chair goes unused even though it’s the most comfortable one in the house and lines up perfectly w…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Steve Hansen: Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s actions must be put into the context of his time

Steve Hansen: Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s actions must be put into the context of his time

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Last week, the Lodi News-Sentinel reported a Los Angeles Times story about a lady who believed she was wrongly convicted of a felony during th…

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Is a college degree worth the rising tuition costs? Maybe

Joe Guzzardi: Is a college degree worth the rising tuition costs? Maybe

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University of California students have staged system-wide protests against the proposed 5 percent annual tuition hikes that will extend over t…

Editorials

Friday, December 19, 2014

Editorial: State should lead in research, investigation, prevention of police shootings

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Editorial: Remembering a Lodi hero lost in Pearl Harbor

Editorial: Remembering a Lodi hero lost in Pearl Harbor

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We pause today to honor those who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor, including Lodi’s Samuel Gantner.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Editorial: A historic step toward replenishing groundwater

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Last week we ran a small story about water politics that deserved a big headline.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Editorial: Thanksgiving in 2015 — what to be grateful for?

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Friday, November 21, 2014

Editorial: As General Mills fades, it’s time to explore renewal

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It is final. The Mill is closing. Now this question becomes urgent: How do we move forward? How can this closure be an opportunity for our com…

Friday, November 7, 2014

Editorial: Notes on a lively forum and a surprising election

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It started sedately enough, but the Citizens in Action forum for the Lodi Unified School District board candidates at the Lodi Public Library …

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Editorial: Dia de los Campesinos organizers deserve thanks

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By all accounts, Dia de los Campesinos, or Farmworkers’ Day, at Hale Park on Oct. 26 was a success, bringing together families for fun activit…

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The courts are coming, Tom is gone and so are plastic grocery bags

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Having the courts back in Lodi early next year has more advantages than convenience for police and people accused of law breaking.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Editorial: City workers went above and beyond at wastewater plant

Editorial: City workers went above and beyond at wastewater plant

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Imagine a dark, moist cave crusted with dense sludge.

Editorial: In praise of dads at Borchardt Elementary School

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A few good men can make a difference.