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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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Steve Hansen: Press secretary may not be the best job for me

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President Donald Trump seems to be having trouble with his communications team.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sgt. Kevin Kent: Home security was topic of presentation

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In July’s presentation at the Lodi Public Library, Jan Talken from Lodi Police Department Crime Prevention discussed home safety and some thin…

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Russ Hayward: Understanding financial polices

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Do you want to know a secret? Most nonprofit professional executives had little or no knowledge or training in financial management when start…

Durlynn Anema: Meet two Galt area women

Durlynn Anema: Meet two Galt area women

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Meet Janis Barsetti Gray and Ida Denier — women whose roots go deep into the history of the Galt area. As president and vice president of the …

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Steve Hansen: Federal employees living the good life

Steve Hansen: Federal employees living the good life

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What’s it like working in the D.C. “swamp?” As one who lived there on and off for almost 15 years, I can provide some insight.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Durlynn Anema: Faith of a foundling and a mother

Durlynn Anema: Faith of a foundling and a mother

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Foundling is a word seldom used anymore. Once upon a time the baby left on a doorstep or at a church was referred to as a foundling. Nothing w…

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christina Cornejo: It’s time to stop sterotyping millennials

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Millennials are as prepared for life as any other generation who has come before. We are alive, and we persist.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Steve Hansen: Why worry about global warming?

Steve Hansen: Why worry about global warming?

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I can’t believe some California politicians (won’t mention any names) get so worked up over climate change. What’s the big deal? Personally, I…

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Gwin Mitchell Paden: Flowers are bright, but not all is delightful in Lodi

Gwin Mitchell Paden: Flowers are bright, but not all is delightful in Lodi

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My apologies for such an abrupt ending to my last column, but space rules, particularly newspaper space!

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Wade Heath: We’re too quick to pull the plug on life

Wade Heath: We’re too quick to pull the plug on life

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Do you remember the Terri Schiavo case of the early 2000s? It was the emotional right-to-die saga down in Florida where Terri herself was said…

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.