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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Letter: Don’t lump all Trump supporters into one deplorable basket


The late New York Times columnist, William Safire, once referred to Hillary Clinton as a congenital liar. In questioning by Congressman Trey G…

Letter: The benefits of a plant-based diet


It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It’s observed fittingly…

Letter: A job well done


I would like to tell you about Rick's Noble Brown Roofing, of Stockton. He and his staff came to my home in Lodi and installed a Owen Corning …

Monday, September 26, 2016

Letter: We have not made progress under Obama


In response to Mr. Ron Lowe’s Letter to the Editor on Sept. 17 titled “We made clear progress under Obama”.

Letter: It’s imperative that we continue to invest in cancer research


Each of us is only one degree from someone with cancer. We all know someone who’s battled this disease, and many of us have fought cancer ours…

Letter: The community should help the homeless


On Wednesday Sept. 7, I went to the honorable Lodi mayor’s monthly meeting. It was my first time. The mayor and his team were present at city hall.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Letter: Your words matter


Many people I know are Trump supporters. They are my friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances. They work hard, contribute to s…

Letter: Was letter paid ad for Clinton?


In the opinion letter of Sept. 20 by Ms. DelSolar, I was wondering if Hillary’s campaign paid for that letter as it seemed like a direct quote…

Letter: Stomp Out Childhood Cancer event still here, with big event today


This is in response to Mr. Mahler’s recent letter to the editor.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Letter: Supportive of Kaepernick’s cause, not his method


Colin Kaepernick has created quite a stir. I am sympathetic to his cause, however, I abhor his method.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Durlynn Anema: AA has strong history of help


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), founded in 1935, is a famous organization that helps alcoholics recover. Therefore, I was surprised to learn many p…

Monday, September 26, 2016

For ethical concerns in the workplace, press 1


Last Tuesday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf found himself on the hot seat before the Senate Banking Committee. He was grilled about the bank’s p…

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Exploring Highway 88, our beautiful neighbor


Highway 88 and all it has to offer is close to us, but how many of you take advantage of its lovely scenery and spectacular views? At the end …

Monday, September 19, 2016

Purpose aside, life is a learning process


I suppose most people have asked the following questions at some time in their lives:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pat Patrick: ABCD — How to spell community development


Do you know where the Heritage District is in Lodi? It is where many of the home owners west of the tracks grew up, or maybe their parents. It…

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Taking the ferry to S.F.


Taking the ferry to San Francisco is a delightful experience. While there are many ways to go to the City, this is the most relaxing. BART sta…

Monday, September 5, 2016

‘New Age’ teaching: An experiment gone awry


September always reminds me of the first day of school. It was a time when classes began right after Labor Day, as opposed to now when most be…

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hoping September rides in like a cool breeze


I know, I know. It’s been a while, and things seem to be always getting in the way. Even for a person who doesn’t get out and about much anymo…

Monday, August 29, 2016

Taking an old-school approach with grammar


It was an early summer morning in Yosemite National Park. My wife and I decided to walk toward the river and view the flow of unmolested mount…

Monday, August 22, 2016

You never know what awaits on a Bay Area bus ride


It’s a typical foggy morning. Lori’s sleepy half-shut eyes squint as she runs to catch an early morning bus.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Editorial: Remembering Tom Peterson


Tom Peterson, Lodi’s former city manager, passed away recently at age 81.

Editorial: A police chief’s understated successes


Mark Helms isn’t a flashy or outspoken police chief.

Editorial: Time to pump our fists


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’


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


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


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


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


Lodi needs a big crowd for the Tour of California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Editorial: In Sacramento, talk of housing, Brazil and Texas


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


Wine and Roses operators Russ and Kathryn Munson were honored Thursday night for running the Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year.