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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Letter: What is President Obama thinking?

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I was watching President Obama’s last press conference when he was asked about the comments of Prof. Gruber on how they purposely misled Ameri…

Letter: Thank you for helping pay my electric bill

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My name is Patricia Carson. In November, my electricity was turned off for non-payment.

Letter: Lodi Electric Utility head thankful for charging station donations

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The city of Lodi has seven Electric Vehicle charging stations at five sites available for public use at no charge. It is in the spirit of Than…

Letter: We care about animals, but what about babies?

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Philip Bookman’s column, “Animal cruelty must be stopped,” was a thought-provoking read for me.

Letter: Does the city of Lodi know the rules of flying an American flag?

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I was just wondering what kind of respect our city has for the USA, our history, active military and veterans? Does our city know the rules of…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Letter: Thanks for return of my purse

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This letter is to thank the kind, honest woman who returned my purse to Customer Service at Target last month. Your action was very special in…

Letter: Lodi Adult School’s teachers and students are dedicated to learning

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As a class assignment, I recently had the opportunity to observe an English language development class at the Lodi Adult School. After reading…

Letter: Thanks to the caring staff at Lodi Adult Day Care

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Having read the article Nov. 13 about Amelia Ernst creating a legacy endowment for Lodi Adult Day Care, I have to say, “Thank you.” What a tru…

Friday, November 21, 2014

Letter: Immigrants must come to the U.S. legally

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With the president of the United States and Congress poised to take action (or inaction) on immigration reform, here’s a reminder: Illegal imm…

Letter: Lodi High School’s new all-weather track was named for the right person

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As the sun was moving closer to the western horizon, a dirt clod and a stone had just met at the edge of the new track at Lodi High.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Chris Piombo:The candidate for all people ... and their pets, too

Chris Piombo:The candidate for all people ... and their pets, too

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Now that the election is officially over, it can be revealed that I was approached by a couple of folks and asked to run for political office …

Steven Crabtree: Lodi Health — why affiliate, and why Adventist Health?

Steven Crabtree: Lodi Health — why affiliate, and why Adventist Health?

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Lodi Memorial Hospital has a storied past. Its history alone is a testament to the amazing community we live in.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Gwin Paden: On much-needed rain, poets and the need to plan ahead

Gwin Paden: On much-needed rain, poets and the need to plan ahead

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And now, at last, rain! The cats are not happy, but anybody human is — or should be. We should be at least an inch in the right direction. It …

Steve Hansen: Over-regulated medication leads to shortages in U.S.

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For those who want to see Cuban-style health care to come to the United States, some say your wish may have already been granted.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Immigration reform without border security doesn’t work

Joe Guzzardi: Immigration reform without border security doesn’t work

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President Obama’s Thursday evening announcement that he will issue an executive order protecting about 5 million illegal immigrants from the p…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mark Wilcox: General Mills is closing. Is this a tragedy or ... ?

Mark Wilcox: General Mills is closing. Is this a tragedy or ... ?

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It’s been almost a month since the announcement of the closure of General Mills in Lodi. The most frequent comment I’ve heard is, “Oh, things …

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Gwin Paden: On fall gardening, and the American Legion Auxiliary

Gwin Paden: On fall gardening, and the American Legion Auxiliary

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Now our area is beginning to look like a true fall season. Chinese pistache, liquidamber, Modesto ash, even some crape myrtles are beginning t…

Philip Bookman: Animal cruelty must be stopped

Philip Bookman: Animal cruelty must be stopped

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I still feel guilty. Driving down Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton I saw a beautiful mallard duck. Oh, how lovely. Glistening green head, brigh…

Steve Hansen: Reclaiming history from the conspiracy theories

Steve Hansen: Reclaiming history from the conspiracy theories

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People love to hear about conspiracies. Give them a good story, and some will accept just about anything. For example, a recent Gallup poll sh…

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Joe Guzzardi: Is it time for Nancy Pelosi to step aside as Dem leader?

Joe Guzzardi: Is it time for Nancy Pelosi to step aside as Dem leader?

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Although her demise has been erroneously predicted many times in past years, some Capitol Hill insiders predict that this time around, House M…

Editorials

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Editorial: Thanksgiving in 2015 — what to be grateful for?

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By the Lodi News-Sentinel

Friday, November 21, 2014

Editorial: As General Mills fades, it’s time to explore renewal

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It is final. The Mill is closing. Now this question becomes urgent: How do we move forward? How can this closure be an opportunity for our com…

Friday, November 7, 2014

Editorial: Notes on a lively forum and a surprising election

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It started sedately enough, but the Citizens in Action forum for the Lodi Unified School District board candidates at the Lodi Public Library …

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Editorial: Dia de los Campesinos organizers deserve thanks

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By all accounts, Dia de los Campesinos, or Farmworkers’ Day, at Hale Park on Oct. 26 was a success, bringing together families for fun activit…

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.