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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Letter: Couple appreciative of man who helped get car running again

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On Saturday, July 23, my husband and I drove into Lodi from Wilton to get a car wash. On the way into Lodi my car began to overheat. We pulled…

Letter: Is this the best our country can offer?

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In the United States of America, the land of the brave and the home of the free, it causes me concern that the two people most of the country …

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Letter: What has happened to the Republican Party?

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“Look, look,” I said to my wife. “They have come completely unhinged. They’re jumping up and down, yelling at the top of their voices; ‘jail h…

Monday, July 25, 2016

Letter: We can do better for first first female presidential candidate

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Is it any wonder that so many Americans have so little respect for our government? Bernie Sanders has just received confirmation, through leak…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Letter: Honor Warren Atherton by naming VA Clinic after him

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The new VA Clinic to be built in San Joaquin County should be named after our community’s most illustrious veteran, Warren H. Atherton.

Letter: We should appreciate our police officers

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This letter is addressed not only to our local police department and to the officers, regardless of their rank and gender, but to all the men …

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Letter: No respect for laws and those who enforce them

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As I was taking down my old flag at the end of Independence Day. I noticed again the 50 stars. One of them does represent our state of Califor…

Letter: Galt needs candidates with answers

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As you take out papers to run for the two open seats on the Galt City Council I hope you care enough about our community to ask questions abou…

Letter: Local concert association has big, exciting lineup for 70th anniversary

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Happy Birthday to the Lodi Community Concert Association. Seventy years old and going strong, the association will celebrate its 70th annivers…

Friday, July 15, 2016

Letter: Lynch was pawn in Clinton investigation

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The head of the FBI had announced their findings to the public and they reported that they did not have enough evidence to recommend a crimina…

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Columnists

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Appreciating the uniqueness of each season

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Here we are again, struggling through another heat wave — and it’s only the end of July. I read someplace in the paper the other day that seas…

Monday, July 25, 2016

Product disposal shouldn’t cost as much as the purchase

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Believe it or not, California was a pretty clean state back in the 1970s. One could drive down a well-paved major highway and see little or no…

Friday, July 22, 2016

A true water emergency threatens the Delta

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California decision makers are at a historic crossroads in the long-standing California water crisis. The outcome will permanently alter the S…

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Durlynn Anema: We should all be proud to be American

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Proud to be an American. Those words came to me after the Dallas police shootings — that it needs to be the mantra for ALL Americans.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Creative talents and rambling thoughts

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Retirees often wonder what they will do after a long career, not content with the idea of non-productivity. Then they find a hobby and can’t u…

Monday, July 11, 2016

Facts often ignored when it comes to police, race

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Street protest groups are often dangerous and rarely base their grievances on facts.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Will California Senate bill eat away at our religious freedoms?

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Happy Fourth of July week. The column I was writing for this week was almost ready to send when my “synchronicity” event occurred — with this …

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Crisis threatens future of California’s forests

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It’s heartbreaking to see it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Durlynn Anema: Neighborhood lending libraries, responses, walking

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Neighborhood lending libraries have sprouted up throughout the United States including two in Lodi (at Linda Kapic’s and on Cabrillo Circle). …

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Judge or not, bias is a part of human character

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Are all judges neutral and free from natural human bias? Some would like to have us believe that. But most know better.

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.