Opinion - Mobile

back Side Panel

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Today, September 2, 2014

Letter: Thanks for raising electric rates, Lodi

Posted:

Dear City of Lodi, go ahead and raise your electric rates. Most of us can't afford to live here anymore anyways. And I work 40-plus hours a we…

Letter: Responding to comments about death penalty

Posted:

This is in response to Warren Potts' comments on Aug. 20 on the death penalty. I say, let's make money on them for one time and charge admissi…

Letter: Frustrated by wasted water

Posted:

I have been a resident of Lodi for 29 years.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Letter: Thanks, News-Sentinel, for support of nonprofit at Downtown Lodi Farmers Market

Posted:

We just wanted to thank the Lodi News-Sentinel for its support with our booth for 4 Paws for Ability at the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market on Au…

Letter: Evolutionism is a hypothesis, not a theory

Posted:

With reference to Matt Wilson’s letter of Aug. 14, “Science is a process used to decipher the natural world” and Tom Baker’s letter of July 31…

Letter: We don’t need to reinvent Jesus

Posted:

There is a general feeling today that the church (i.e. Christianity) is no longer relevant and is generally dismissed as an insignificant dino…

Letter: Shame on drivers who hit small dog

Posted:

On Aug. 27, a small white dog was hit and killed on Oak Street right in front of the parking lot of Hutchins Street Square. The first driver h…

Letter: Jesus should be what makes church unique

Posted:

I noticed the News-Sentinel Religion Page 8 for Aug. 23. I feel compelled to say something about the four local church pew warmers who voiced …

Letter: There are serious problems in our future

Posted:

First we have the immigration problem and no control of the borders. Now we have the problem with the drought that would not be as bad as it i…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Letter: Urging a ‘no’ vote on Assembly Bill 1897

Posted:

The California Legislature is expected to vote on a measure in the coming days that attempts to shift accountability in a subcontractor relati…

Sign Out

Columnists

Today, September 2, 2014

Losing my allowance taught me about business

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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…

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Steve Hansen: Glenn Miller Orchestra brings memories to Lodi

Steve Hansen: Glenn Miller Orchestra brings memories to Lodi

Posted:

Suddenly, it was 1941 again as the Glenn Miller Orchestra played at Hutchins Street Square on Saturday night.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Breaking barriers at the Little League World Series

Joe Guzzardi: Breaking barriers at the Little League World Series

Posted:

On Thursday, the Little League World Series kicked off in historic Williams-port, Pa. The round-robin format includes 16 U.S. teams and eight …

Walter J. Lampa: Robin Williams and depression — learning from tragedy

Walter J. Lampa: Robin Williams and depression — learning from tragedy

Posted:

We recently were saddened and shocked to hear the news that the great comedian and actor Robin Williams, a man who seemed to always be happy a…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wade Heath: Hard work, humble attitude pay off for young actor

Wade Heath: Hard work, humble attitude pay off for young actor

Posted:

On his way to board the plane with his family to Hawaii, 14-year-old Reese Hartwig was looking forward to vacation with his mom, dad and older…

Steve Hansen: Think twice before joining a class-action lawsuit

Steve Hansen: Think twice before joining a class-action lawsuit

Posted:

About 18 months ago, a letter came from a New York law firm inviting me to participate in a class-action lawsuit. The case involved a mortgage…

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gwin Paden: Garden’s August slump, word confusion and more

Gwin Paden: Garden’s August slump, word confusion and more

Posted:

The garden is in its typical August slump, not quite finished blooming here and there — liriopes, impatiens, vinca, zinnias, and some roses — …

Editorials

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Editorial: Can we do better for high school sports?

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Posted:

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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Editorial: Turmoil over tenure for teachers

Posted:

A California judge this week issued a ruling striking down tenure and several related provisions. In the meantime, the debate over tenure is i…

Close