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Today, April 16, 2014

Letter: Obamacare is not the program promised

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It’s called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obamacare began life with a 2,700-page bill written in Washington in back rooms by…

Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets about civil rights

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When I read headline “Intolerance and bullying should never be acceptable” in the April 12 letters to the editor, I felt proud. My hopes were …

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letter: A grandson’s birthday wishes for his grandfather, Don Phillips

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I would like to wish my grandpa a happy birthday.

Letter: Liberal policies damage our individual freedoms

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John Cooper recently submitted a letter expressing his feelings towards several issues and people, me being one. He stated that people like my…

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Letter: Intolerance and bullying should never be acceptable

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Mozilla Corporation’s newly appointed CEO, Brendan Eich, stepped down shortly after starting his new job because of the angry response of gay …

Letter: Volunteer your time and knowledge at the Computer Learning Center

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The April 2 Lodi City Council meeting was focused in part upon National Volunteer Week, and especially the volunteers in Lodi who contributed …

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Letter: San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office may be due for an audit

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The race for San Joaquin Sheriff/Coroner has provided a window into the operations of the Sheriff's Department as administered by Sheriff Moore.

Letter: Smart Growth America report praises Stockton

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Smart Growth America recently came out with their 2014 assessment of 221 metropolitan statistical areas. The study has caused great uproar amo…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Letter: The capitalism of our forefathers has vanished

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I see Jerry Osgood, “We should not be so trusting of politicians,” March 4, and Darrell Baumbach, “There are alternatives to the Affordable Ca…

Letter: Thank you for making Bingo at the Lodi Senior Center fun and rewarding

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Thank you, thank you and thank you again! I asked for help, and Lodi, you came through. I was happy to see your smiling faces, and I also gain…

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Today, April 16, 2014
Wade Heath: Teen with terminal illness offers important life lessons

Wade Heath: Teen with terminal illness offers important life lessons

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Sam Berns grew up with a genetic disorder called progeria. The disease affects only about 350 children worldwide and comes with the unfortunat…

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Chris Piombo: Life can be hard for a Dodgers fan in Lodi

Chris Piombo: Life can be hard for a Dodgers fan in Lodi

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I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked the question, “How did you end up a Dodgers fan?” I have a hard time understanding the Lodia…

Steve Hansen: Shooting down some myths about guns vs. knives

Steve Hansen: Shooting down some myths about guns vs. knives

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Most of us have heard the old adage of, “Never bring a knife to a gunfight.”

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Urban agriculture may keep California farming alive

Joe Guzzardi: Urban agriculture may keep California farming alive

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Los Angeles County, where I was born, reached an ominous milestone last July. Recently released Census Bureau data show that in 2013, L.A. Cou…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
How our schools actually prevent children from learning

How our schools actually prevent children from learning

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America’s War On Children was never more starkly portrayed than in Saturday’s (March 22) article on the hunt and capture of our local children…

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Steve Hansen: Scammer could learn from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Steve Hansen: Scammer could learn from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

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One of those “Wolf of Wall Street”-type guys phoned me a few days ago.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Camron King: Lodi wine region looks to future with nod to the past

Camron King: Lodi wine region looks to future with nod to the past

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I have been told — many times over — something that I already know: Lodi is a great community. I hear this from residents, visitors, writers a…

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Steve Hansen: Computer gods don't really exist ... do they?

Steve Hansen: Computer gods don't really exist ... do they?

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It was a Sunday afternoon, and time to email my column to the paper.

Gwin Paden: Eating with birds, helping bees and a call for members

Gwin Paden: Eating with birds, helping bees and a call for members

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I had lunch with a junco today! I was at the kitchen counter and she was dining al fresco in the bird feeder under a lacy parasol of white dog…

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Baseball’s growing presence in the land Down Under

Joe Guzzardi: Baseball’s growing presence in the land Down Under

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Monday is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. That is, unless you count the two games played in Australia last week between the Los Angeles D…

Editorials

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Editorial: Better power, education can be ours — if we get involved

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Lodi’s frustrating power losses will be history after May 2017.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Editorial: Some options for trimming Lodi City Council costs

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Is compensation for the Lodi City Council outrageous? No. Should it be trimmed? Absolutely.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Editorial: California Newspaper Publishers Association’s governmental affairs day offered insights into state issues, from crime and education to water

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Editorial: On preserving the people’s faith in justice

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Editorial: A well-deserved payment for city workers

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Last month, the Lodi City Council granted employees a one-time payment that totaled about $650,000.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Editorial: A bold and ethical move by CVS

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American businesses don’t often put customer’s health before profits.

Editorial: When police and the mentally ill collide, are there better ways?

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Over the decades, and hastened by Ronald Reagan when he was California’s governor, we’ve largely shut down the monolithic hospitals for the me…

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Editorial: Rising to the challenges presented by what may be Lodi’s most crucial job

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We’re losing a capable city manager with Rad Bartlam moving to Chino Hills. It’s never easy filling such a crucial position, yet Lodi may have…

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Editorial: Lodi police armored vehicle plan leaves questions

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Do we really need to spend $200,000 for an armored vehicle to be used by the Lodi Police Department SWAT team?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown did a good job on the budget, however ...

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State government is expecting a big increase in revenue this year — thanks to a strong stock market — and Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to use…

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