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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: We need to conserve water, but without empowering bureaucrats

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Last week an article appeared on Page 2 entitled “California Drought.” The governor has called for a 20 percent “cut back” in water consumptio…

Letter: Darwin’s theory has never been proven as truth

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For years now I have attempted to convey to those who read my letters the fact that the scientific community has been keeping certain informat…

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Letter: Are the people really better off?

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This is in response to the letter, “The people are better off because of Obama,” written by Joe Cox on July 22. Not to detract from his views,…

Letter: Joe Guzzardi’s June 20 column contained inaccuracies

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I read with much distress two recent columns by Joe Guzzardi, specifically those dated June 20 and June 28. As many long-time Lodi News-Sentin…

Letter: Take a trip down memory lane

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The $500 fines against water users are being levied against the wrong people. Those who have run our state since 1970 are the ones who should …

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Letter: We can dream of a solution to the death penalty

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I had a dream last night. In that dream I saw a mother gazing north toward the lights of El Paso from her small home on a dark dirt road in Ju…

Letter: Lodi must also conserve its water during this drought

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About three months ago I was in the car with a friend driving around Park West. It was nighttime and the sprinklers were on at Peterson Park. …

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Letter: If there is no enforcement, the fireworks problem will escalate

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This letter is to agree with the letter from Tony Oddo, “There should be limits on setting off fireworks,” July 10, about the excessive use of…

Letter: There is no contest in the gubernatorial race

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With the upcoming election, it would appear the governor has a commanding lead with as much as 60 percent or more in favor of the governor. Wh…

Letter: Questions to ponder regarding fireworks

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Thank you, Tony Oddo, for speaking out and starting a community conversation about rethinking our celebration of the Fourth of July. It surely…

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Gwin Paden: On a fondness for good grammar and good cats

Gwin Paden: On a fondness for good grammar and good cats

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Within the last month or so, Philip Bookman wrote a couple of columns for the News-Sentinel, and I was pleased to see that Phil was still amon…

Steve Hansen: When it comes to cars, the simpler, the better

Steve Hansen: When it comes to cars, the simpler, the better

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“Let’s go look at new cars,” my wife said with some enthusiasm.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: MLB should apply its punishments more evenly

Joe Guzzardi: MLB should apply its punishments more evenly

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Users are kept out; enablers get in. That’s my summary of this weekend’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony where managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre a…

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Steve Hansen: Income equality is an unreachable dream

Steve Hansen: Income equality is an unreachable dream

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No matter how hard some might try, the concept of income equality has been an unachievable goal throughout history. There are reasons for this…

Friday, July 18, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: It’s beyond time to secure the U.S. border with Mexico

Joe Guzzardi: It’s beyond time to secure the U.S. border with Mexico

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Here are four federal officials expressing their opinions about the border surge. See which ones you agree with.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Steve Hansen: A summer with family taught important lessons

Steve Hansen: A summer with family taught important lessons

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When I was a junior in high school, I visited my grandmother’s Coulterville summer home. It was in the early 1960s.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: California needs a realistic strategy to use less water

Joe Guzzardi: California needs a realistic strategy to use less water

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Thirty years have passed since the Academy Award winning movie “Chinatown” revisited California’s infamous Water Wars between Los Angeles and …

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Chris Piombo: Sharing memories of Pacific Memorial Stadium

Chris Piombo: Sharing memories of Pacific Memorial Stadium

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Fifty of us stood silent in the darkness at the top of the ramp that led down to the lush green field. Clad in gold helmets, brown jerseys and…

Gwin Paden: On summer blooms, music, baking, painting and more

Gwin Paden: On summer blooms, music, baking, painting and more

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I’m here! Finally able to see somewhat properly after eye surgery which made it hard to read the computer, so thought I ought to get back to b…

Steve Hansen: Think you’re better than someone else? Think again

Steve Hansen: Think you’re better than someone else? Think again

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Being respectful to strangers is never a bad idea. One never knows who they might be. Here’s a story to illustrate my point:

Editorials

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…

Friday, June 13, 2014

Editorial: Turmoil over tenure for teachers

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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Editorial: Hope for liberal arts?

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Our front-page headline on Wednesday was dispiriting for all those history and English majors graduating this year: “Few companies seek libera…

Editorial: On quitting a campaign

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There’s no sense in Gary Hickey’s continuing his quest for the San Joaquin County district attorney’s office.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Editorial: Proposition 42 will protect the public’s access to government records

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Our right to obtain public records, whether they be public salaries or business licenses, shouldn’t be subject to a financial tug-of-war betwe…

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Editorial: Requiring more releases about police shooting of Lodi veteran would create more trust of officers

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When Gulf War veteran Parminder Shergill was killed by gunshots fired by two Lodi police officers, the tragedy bred a hunger for facts.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Is moving graduations to Stockton — and ignoring decades of Lodi tradition — the best course of action?

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We were taken aback to learn that the Lodi Unified School District is moving the Lodi and Tokay high school graduations to Stockton.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Editorial: Better power, education can be ours — if we get involved

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Lodi’s frustrating power losses will be history after May 2017.

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