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Friday, October 17, 2014

Letter: Thanks to fellow teacher for her generosity

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I want to share about the generosity of one teacher at Parklane School. I was in line at the grocery store on Thursday picking up some cereal …

Letter: Vote for Alan Nakanishi, Wendel Kiser and Doug Kuehne for Lodi City Council

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The citizens of Lodi will choose three candidates to serve on the city council. Some of the candidates seeking office have never shown any int…

Letter: Vote for Jennifer Wise for Lodi Unified School District trustee

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I would like to ask that Lodi support Jennifer Wise for Lodi Unified School District board of trustees for Area 4. She is my niece and I am so…

Letter: Vote for Lori Heuer, Daniel Hansen, Eddy Gomez for Galt’s future

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Has anyone in Galt looked at their sewer and water bills lately? Some members of our community are fine with increases, stating that other cit…

Letter: Voters have a right to know candidates’ party

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According to California General Election information, there are 10 rights guaranteed under the voters’ bill of rights. Considering the current…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Letter: Vote ‘no’ on Propositions 1 and 2

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The state of California has $87 billion of bond debt at present with $29 billion yet to be committed. Our governor is asking for more debt wit…

Letter: JoAnne Mounce shares her endorsements for Lodi City Council

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In November, Lodians will have the opportunity to vote in a very critical election for our city. Three seats are available on the Lodi City Co…

Letter: Tim Katzakian responds to Jerry Glenn’s letter

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In response to Jerry Glenn’s recent letter concerning my property taxes: Mr. Glenn and his wife are running the campaign for Wendell Kiser.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Letter: Ebola virus needs to be stopped

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I’m not the smartest person in the world, but can’t anyone see that this Ebola virus has to be stopped where it started? There should be no on…

Letter: There is no common sense in police departments

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When common sense ruled, police on patrol or walking the beat were a minimum of 6 feet tall, stout, level headed, bright and had the analytica…

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Binge drinking is a problem — and not just at colleges

Joe Guzzardi: Binge drinking is a problem — and not just at colleges

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Next year, my granddaughter Lynne will be a college freshman at a large Midwestern university. She’s passed many of the hurdles — gotten good …

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Steve Hansen: Risks of getting vaccines are better than the alternative

Steve Hansen: Risks of getting vaccines are better than the alternative

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“A pretty actress said it. I believe it. That settles it. End of discussion.”

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Pat Patrick: Every city needs jobs, and if Lodi doesn’t get them, we’ll be in trouble

Pat Patrick: Every city needs jobs, and if Lodi doesn’t get them, we’ll be in trouble

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There is mounting concern about foreign terrorists bringing war to our homeland; the news reports are very troubling.

Jane Wagner-Tyack: Why I’ll vote no on Proposition 1

Jane Wagner-Tyack: Why I’ll vote no on Proposition 1

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From now on, any major water initiative in California must focus on the most cost-effective ways to do more with less, because we now know tha…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Cynthia Neely: Middle class is paying for corporate tax breaks

Cynthia Neely: Middle class is paying for corporate tax breaks

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Back in 2011, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett held a panel discussion regarding corporate income taxes. Both billionaires agreed that corporate …

Monday, October 6, 2014
Steve Hansen: A phone call reminds me of my childhood home

Steve Hansen: A phone call reminds me of my childhood home

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Most of us like to go back and revisit our past. But sometimes the past unexpectedly comes to us.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Americans have lost faith in ability to close income gap

Joe Guzzardi: Americans have lost faith in ability to close income gap

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Last week, two reports came out about California’s rich and its poor.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pat Patrick: Vision 2020 asks questions to determine Lodi’s future

Pat Patrick: Vision 2020 asks questions to determine Lodi’s future

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In the spring of 2014, the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce board led several task force groups focusing on key economic elements within our …

Les Mahler: Stomp Out Cancer helps children with the disease enjoy their childhood

Les Mahler: Stomp Out Cancer helps children with the disease enjoy their childhood

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There’s a very sad injustice to children battling cancer. After all, children shouldn’t be fighting a horrible and sometimes fatal disease. Th…

Steve Hansen: Climate change is real, but it’s likely not man-made

Steve Hansen: Climate change is real, but it’s likely not man-made

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The controversy over climate change was back in the headlines last week with protesters demonstrating on Wall Street and President Obama addre…

Editorials

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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Editorial: General Mills is leaving Lodi? We can’t give in so easily

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Lodi must go down fighting for Big G. We’re all just stunned that General Mills is closing OUR plant.

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…