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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Letter: Ms. Willis-Bartram seeks support of community to open theater space
Posted: January 27, 2015

This year, my husband, Mike Bartram, and I made a crazy New Year’s resolution. We promised to open our own theater space here in Lodi! We run Changing Faces Theater Company and this is something we have been talking about for years, but having the courage (and ability) to make it happen is something we have struggled with.

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Letter: Our leaders need to be better role models
Posted: January 27, 2015

During the State of the Union speech, few of our representatives in Congress applauded when President Obama mentioned he had no more elections to run. I was struck by the lack of respect for the office of president of the United States.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Letter: Please remember that some veterans are women
Posted: January 26, 2015

I want to applaud the Kautz family and their recognition of veterans by erecting the statue of a soldier at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. We can never have enough reminders of the sacrifices that have been and are being made by many Americans.

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Letter: Suggestions for committee appointment process
Posted: January 26, 2015

I am a new resident to the City of Lodi and have been attempting to understand the workings of our city government. Other cities and towns I have lived in have used the committee/commission model to ensure that local citizens have a voice in how their city meets the needs of all of its residents. To fill vacancies on standing committees, most cities use an application process.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Letter: Those interested in Police Partners should inquire about the program
Posted: January 23, 2015

I would like to reach my fellow Lodians who are retired or have time to volunteer to help keep Lodi liveable and loveable. Lodi Police Partners is a very worthwhile organization for doing just that. Partners is 21 years old and still going strong. I was in the first class and wouldn’t still be there if it wasn’t enjoyable and I wasn’t able to help the Police Department.

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Letter: Ron Portal’s letters repeat the same tired anti-President Obama diatribe
Posted: January 23, 2015

Truth be told, I actually look forward to each and every letter to the editor from Ron Portal. Since January 2014, Mr. Portal has regaled us with a total of 19 letters, most repeating the same tired anti-President Obama diatribe.

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Letter: Condolences to families
Posted: January 23, 2015

My condolences to the family of three of my favorite and respected people: Leon Machell, Bill Kooyman, Dr. Norman King.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
Letter: Winner of the math challenge issued in letters
Posted: January 22, 2015

First, I would like to thank those who responded to the math challenge either directly to the Lodi Kumon Center or to the Lodi News Sentential. I am especially grateful to Mr. Kanold for taking the time to introduce us to the CCSSM reasoning tools and skills, and would appreciate if Mr. Kanold could post his step by step solution to this particular math problem. I believe that the community will all benefit from learning more about these CCSSM methods.

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Letter: Common Core math you won’t believe
Posted: January 22, 2015

I do know that Johnny Appleseed and his cousins Penelope Peachpit and Orville Orangeseed planted a total of 66 seeds. I also know that Johnny’s family harvested 16,255 fruits including apples from trees yielding 150 apples each, 275, peaches each, and 310 oranges each. (All unbelievable facts.)

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Letter: General Mills property a good place for secondary education in the trades
Posted: January 21, 2015

I agree with Jack Vanderlans’ letter about turning the General Mills building into a place for education. However, I see the property as a perfect place for secondary education for those who wish to go into the trades.

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Letter: Eat at Chili’s to help Raymond get a service dog
Posted: January 21, 2015

Because of autism, Raymond Ratto’s world is complicated and overwhelming. A service dog is the answer to our prayers. We know that raising money for this is an ambitious undertaking, and we began reaching out to our community in September 2014.

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Letter: I enjoy ‘Words to Live By’ in the newspaper
Posted: January 21, 2015

I often cut out Words to Live By in your paper, or quote of the week.

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Monday 01/19/2015
Letter: Obama divides America by his speeches, actions
Posted: January 19, 2015

When Obama went to the United Nations last year he agreed with the belief of the assembled tyrants, warlords, drug kingpins, and genocidal maniacs that make up the UN that the United States is a racist nation stating even more examples of American imperfections and apologizing for our past sins. (Yeah, he loves us.)

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Letter: Story naively suggests Galgiani’s bill will curb frivolous lawsuits
Posted: January 19, 2015

This is regarding the story “California Sen. Cathleen Galgiani hopes to end frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits.” This story and Sen. Galgiani’s bill oversimplifies a complex area of law and naively suggests the bill will curb frivolous ADA lawsuits.

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Letter: Chant during basketball game was inappropriate
Posted: January 19, 2015

On Friday, the Tokay High School’s men’s basketball team played against St. Mary’s. Upon one of our star player’s arrival to the free throw line, Mohammad Kashif, who is of Pakistani descent, was greeted with the St Mary’s student section chanting “USA.”

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Friday 01/16/2015
Letter: Adventist Health pays to settle Medicare claims
Posted: January 16, 2015

Did anyone read the article in the News-Sentinel on Jan. 3 about Adventist Health paying over $2 million to settle fraudulent Medicare claims?

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Letter: Enjoyed accurate story about bookbinding
Posted: January 16, 2015

Just a quick note about a piece you picked up recently from the Los Angeles Times by Ronald White about the decline of the bookbinding biz. Let me say that I have on a very few occasions read articles on topics of which I had extensive first-hand experience — and they have been consistently flawed or disappointing.

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Letter: Mr. Kanold responds to Ms. Hsieh’s letter about Common Core math
Posted: January 16, 2015

This letter is in response to the Common Core fifth-grade mathematics task challenge presented by Cynthia Hsieh on Jan. 14. As a caution, this is not a representative example of a Common Core mathematical task for fifth-graders. Minnesota (and thus, Minneapolis) is not a Common Core state. Also, this problem would not be a sample of the type of problem on a local or state fifth-grade Common Core assessment in California.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Letter: Delta College should move into General Mills property
Posted: January 15, 2015

I really think that Delta College should look into the soon-to-shut-down General Mills property for a satellite campus.

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Letter: Thanks to the kind people of Lodi for their help
Posted: January 15, 2015

On Jan. 2, I experienced a painful fall on ice on my driveway. I was unable to get up. Shortly after, a woman driving past my home on Edgewood Drive looked over and saw me down on my driveway. She drove a Guild Cleaners delivery vehicle and drove around the block and stopped when she saw I was still down.

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Letter: Our country’s flag deserves respect
Posted: January 15, 2015

Walking past the Lodi Police Department building on my morning walk, I happened to look up at our country’s flag. Seeing it sagging, torn and caught up in tree limbs, I thought to myself, “That’s what’s happening to the America we all love and respect.”

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Letter: Many questions about the bullet train need answers
Posted: January 13, 2015

If and when the bullet train begins construction, according to what has been in the local papers and on TV, it will start in the middle and work toward both ends. Many questions still need to be answered, such as: Will the train proceed to Sacramento or San Francisco?

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Letter: Common Core math problem
Posted: January 13, 2015

Much has been discussed in the past year about the new, statewide K-12 education standards, the Common Core State Standards. CCSS has an equal number of supporters and critics.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Letter: Thank you, Lodi and Lockeford, for supporting Hospice Tree of Lights
Posted: January 12, 2015

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and volunteers of Hospice of San Joaquin, I would like to thank our residents and host sites, city of Lodi and the Lockeford Grange No. 579, for supporting Hospice of San Joaquin’s annual Tree of Lights in Lodi and Lockeford. This year’s ceremonies were, again, a moving tribute to all those remembered with holiday lights.

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Letter: Thanks for making Lodi House Christmas special
Posted: January 12, 2015

We wish to thank our community for making Christmas at Lodi House special and wonderful for our families. Several residents expressed that this was the Christmas of their dreams. They were overcome with gratitude by the way you cared about them and their children. They felt your enormous outpouring of love.

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Letter: Wade Heath to speak at Lodi Women’s Connection
Posted: January 12, 2015

I love reading columnist Wade Heath’s articles. His positive attitude is always such an inspiration. In his last couple of articles, he’s inviting the community to hear him speak on “New Year Renewal-Putting Purpose First” at Lodi Women’s Connection on Jan. 28 at Woodbridge Country Club.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Letter: Decorate Downtown Lodi this year and keep the tourists coming back
Posted: January 07, 2015

My wife and I moved back to Lodi after a 45-year absence. Imagine our disappointment during the holidays when we learned that our fair city couldn’t afford decorations on School Street (various excuses given — but $19,000 was found to fund signage for Amgen).

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Letter: Thoughts about Wade Heath’s column
Posted: January 07, 2015

Wade Heath’s column in the News-Sentinel on Saturday, Jan. 3 regarding time and its usage was a really excellent read; interesting, insightful, thought provoking ... very enjoyable and especially timely for the new year.

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Letter: ‘The Interview’ is a sick movie
Posted: January 07, 2015

Obama and his full blown idiots (FBI), have fingered North Korea in a cyber attack over a sick, moronic movie, where apparently two stoners go to North Korea and kill its leader by exploding his head.

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Letter: Arrogance of elected officials allowed by uninformed voters
Posted: January 07, 2015

Do you notice how liberal Democrats operate? They are the ones that have concocted all these environmental rules, laws and regulations, to prevent law-abiding, successful business from building.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Letter: Thank you, Lodi, for giving children happiness this Christmas
Posted: January 06, 2015

From time to time I am asked why do I spend so much time and effort on Lodi Adopt-A-Child. My answers vary from it makes me feel good, to seeing the smiles on the children’s faces, to the biblical admonition to do unto others or, if I am in a particular churchy mode, I will refer to Jesus’ comment about doing unto the least of these you do it unto Me.

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Letter: Show support for police officers on Jan. 9
Posted: January 06, 2015

On Jan. 9, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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Tuesday 12/30/2014
Letter: Stick to facts when discussing Michael Brown case
Posted: December 30, 2014

This is in response to Reuven Epstein. It irks me when you choose to not stick to the facts when discussing the Michael Brown case. Whenever there is a blown-out-of-proportion case in the media with such widespread discontent, I find it puzzling to read a statement such as yours — “If stealing a few dollars worth of cigarettes is a crime that results in death” — because it has nothing to do with the truth of what happened.

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Letter: The passing of Robert Tan leaves an empty place in the community
Posted: December 30, 2014

The passing of Robert Tan leaves a very large empty place in the hearts of many people and families in the Lodi community. His short notice in the paper over the weekend did little justice to the multidimensional ways that he blessed our community! The front-page article the day of his passing was a start, but he was a figure that was larger than life, it seemed!

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Friday 12/26/2014
Letter: Robert Tan was an asset to Lodi
Posted: December 26, 2014

Thanks for your excellent story on Robert Tan. Three of my children sang with him and I went on trips with the children’s chorus to Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and the World’s Fair in Vancouver.

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Letter: Thank you to carolers for holiday joy
Posted: December 26, 2014

This morning at 10:15 a.m., I was at Walgreens completing my shopping when all of a sudden I heard a wonderful sound outside the entrance door. As I left, I saw a group of young Christmas carolers. The sounds of their voices changed the gloomy, rainy day into a happy, bright day and filled my heart with joy and created a warm feeling throughout my body and mind.

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Letter: Philip Bookman’s column was insightful
Posted: December 26, 2014

Philip Bookman’s special column in the Lodi News-Sentinel was perplexing to me. It sounded like an imminent farewell, a “selfie” eulogy or maybe a wisdom’s reflection, or so my dad would say.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Letter: Leaders to blame for police deaths
Posted: December 23, 2014

In my last published letter on Nov. 27, I made a charge that with the anti-police rhetoric by the president of the United States, the attorney general of the United States, radical leftist politicians and so-called civil rights activists — who are really criminals who hate America like Sharpton, Jackson and their ilk using race as their paycheck — was putting the lives of our law enforcement in danger by inciting and encouraging these miscreants.

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Letter: Spirit of Christmas is alive in Lodi
Posted: December 23, 2014

Once again, our offices have just finished serving as a drop-off point for the United States Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program.

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Letter: Shame on person who stole packages
Posted: December 23, 2014

This is a letter to the person or persons who stole two packages from my house on Dec. 18. These were Christmas gifts from my son (who is in the Navy serving his country), one of which was handmade by his girlfriend.

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Letter: Thanks for birthday cards
Posted: December 23, 2014

Wow, to lovable Lodi and beyond — north to Oregon and south to Texas! There are 99 birthday cards and counting. Drum roll ... as of this writing, 243!

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Letter: Money needs to be spent on city repairs
Posted: December 23, 2014

We don’t need a sign consultant for $19,000 and who knows how much for the whole project. To promote tourism and using Merced as an example? I wouldn’t pull over in that town if I was running out of gas!

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Letter: Teacher Vic Salvo changed lives
Posted: December 23, 2014

Teachers touch lives. They inspire, challenge and encourage young people to turn their dreams into realities. We all have fond memories of teachers who have changed our lives in positive ways.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Letter: Disappointed School Street is not lit up for Christmas
Posted: December 19, 2014

I was very disappointed the other night not to see any Christmas lighting on School Street. What’s up, city of Lodi?

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Letter: Thank you for contributions to Lodi Adopt a Child Christmas
Posted: December 19, 2014

This is an open letter of thanks to all those who contributed — individuals, businesses and organizations — to this year’s Lodi Adopt a Child Christmas program. If you attended, you would have seen the smiles on the children’s faces when they received their Christmas presents last Saturday.

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Letter: There are too many fee increases
Posted: December 19, 2014

Six-year automatic fee. Increases on garbage pick-up. Yearly wastewater fee increase. Yearly electrical fee increase. Yearly water service fee increase. Now if you install solar/photovoltaic in 2015 you can get your share of more than half a million dollars in rebates from the Lodi Electric Utility, which residents will be paying for.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of unbiased and moral leadership
Posted: December 17, 2014

The time has come to explore the major cause for current unrest in our country. Just maybe we have it all wrong. To cite “racism” as the major catalyst is to ignore one of the other true culprits, which is the total lack of unbiased and moral leadership.

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Letter: GOT Kids Foundation grateful to Twin Arbors Athletic Club for fundraiser
Posted: December 17, 2014

Recently, the Twin Arbors Athletic Club completed its second annual membership drive fundraiser to benefit the students of Lodi Unified School District through the Giving Opportunities To Kids (GOT Kids) Foundation.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Letter: Michael Brown started events that ended his life
Posted: December 16, 2014

It would seem that if you were anybody you would have attended Michael Brown’s funeral, not out of respect but to say you attended. He himself put into motion a series of events that ended his life.

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Letter: Simple things bring Christmas joy
Posted: December 16, 2014

I grew up on a farm in Redwood Valley during the early years of the Great Depression, long before the ACLU launched its attack on the use of the word “Christmas.”

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