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Friday, September 12, 2014

Letter: Thanks for help with my brother’s funeral expenses

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My older brother, Grant, recently passed away unexpectedly. A family friend, via Facebook, set up an online fundraiser on the website www.gofu…

Letter: Please protect little ones during trick-or-treat event

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The weather is turning and all of the little ghosts and goblins are getting excited to trick-or-treat. We look forward to the business trick-o…

Letter: Immigration plan delay questioned

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Another announcement out of Washington, D.C. This one concerns the handling of the many undocumented illegals within our borders. The presiden…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Letter: Tired of Galt City Council spending taxpayer money

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As a homeowner, I am tired of the Galt City Council deciding how my money will be spent.

Letter: Lodi can’t stay a small town forever

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This is in response to Adam Dados’ letter of Sept. 6. There is no issue on my part regarding the makeup of the Lodi City Council. However, whe…

Letter: Making Lodi more accessible to the disabled is a good idea

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I am responding in regards to your article, “More Americans with Disabilities Act changes ahead for Hutchins Street Square.” After the Grape B…

Letter: California needs to become more competitive for businesses

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Is anyone surprised that the Tesla Automotive battery factory found a more receptive business environment in Nevada? The only reason it didn’t…

Letter: Voters should focus on a new direction

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We’re now approaching the November elections, a time when three of our most important national concerns are to be addressed and determined. Th…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Letter: Not bombing Iraq should be an option

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In response to Ron Portal’s letter, “Obama must act on Islamic State killings” (Sept. 3), I too agree that action must be taken — but not the …

Letter: Hard to believe some voters still think President Obama is doing a good job

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The more you learn about what President Obama has done and is doing to our country, the harder it is to believe that 37 percent of the voters …

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: We must guard student visa holders more carefully

Joe Guzzardi: We must guard student visa holders more carefully

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On Sept. 11, 343 Northern California firefighters climbed 110 floors at Sacramento’s Renaissance Tower to honor those who lost their lives 13 …

Philip Bookman: On disliking the Dodgers, regardless of their location

Philip Bookman: On disliking the Dodgers, regardless of their location

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The “Bums” they were. The L.A. Bums they are.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Steve Hansen: Finding solutions to Downtown Lodi parking gridlock

Steve Hansen: Finding solutions to Downtown Lodi parking gridlock

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“Postal Customer Parking Only. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed at vehicle owner’s expense.”

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Like fair food? Try this to make the perfect corn dog

Joe Guzzardi: Like fair food? Try this to make the perfect corn dog

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Like many News-Sentinel readers, I took the online quiz that asked what I was most looking forward to at next week’s Grape Festival.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Philip Bookman: Bidding farewell to summer

Philip Bookman: Bidding farewell to summer

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A fare-well. Summer is fleeing. Days are shorter. Nights are cooler.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Les Mahler: Calling on Lodi residents to help Stomp Out childhood cancer

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When I was first told that I had an incurable, rare and fatal cancer, I didn’t know what to do or say; the news just kind of settled quietly. …

Steve Hansen: Losing my allowance taught me about business

Steve Hansen: Losing my allowance taught me about business

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When is the best time to teach a child about the fruits of small business and self-reliance?

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Little League players should receive scholarships

Joe Guzzardi: Little League players should receive scholarships

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In my last column, I wrote about why even non-baseball fans should take an interest in the recently completed Little League World Series. Two …

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Steve Hansen: How a Soviet general became an American ally

Steve Hansen: How a Soviet general became an American ally

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There are a many unsung American heroes. One was Demitriy Fedorovich Polyakov. According to a recently published book titled “Circle of Treaso…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Martin Ross: Lodi is a giving and caring community

Martin Ross: Lodi is a giving and caring community

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As a captain, with my wife, of the Salvation Army, I am writing to give a perspective from our experience serving in several communities acros…

Editorials

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Editorial: Can we turn a Lodi eyesore into an artistic asset for Downtown garage?

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So a piece of public art that cost $100,000 has become an eyesore in Downtown Lodi.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Editorial: Can we do better for high school sports?

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Can we do better by our local high school athletes and their coaches? It seems possible, and is worth a discussion.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Editorial: On the death of Ole Mettler, a Lodi giant

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Ole Mettler, the former president and chairman of F&M Bank who died this week, was a man of many talents.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Editorial: Police statements on Parminder Shergill case provide fresh, valuable clarity

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The release this past week of statements by the two Lodi police officers who shot Parminder Shergill in January provided new clarity in the case.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Editorial: Lawsuit against K12 raises key question

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Our recent story about a lawsuit filed against online education giant K12 raises a troubling question: Was Lodi Unified School District depriv…

Editorial: Lodi’s Jennifer Hetzner sets a shining example

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What is the younger generation coming to? Judging by the efforts of Jennifer Hetzner of Lodi, the younger generation is making a very positive…

Friday, August 8, 2014

Editorial: Let the bloodless war on Canada geese begin

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We heartily endorse the city’s campaign to reduce the pesky birds at Lodi Lake park, whether it include rubber coyotes or volunteers with gees…

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Editorial: Let’s take a deeper look at Grape Bowl graduations

Editorial: Let’s take a deeper look at Grape Bowl graduations

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The exchange was fair and civil Tuesday night as the Lodi Unified School District board discussed graduations at the Grape Bowl.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Editorial: Now is the time to speak out about Grape Bowl graduations

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If you wish to speak out on whether Lodi and Tokay high school graduations should be returned to the Grape Bowl, Tuesday night is your chance.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Editorial: San Joaquin County must speak out against Delta twin tunnels

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Lodi’s San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel joined the rest of the board in opposing construction of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, known…

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