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Monday 01/23/2017
Reader has deep appreciation, appetite for Downtown restaurant
Posted: January 23, 2017

Editor: Let me preface this letter with the fact that I am not in any way associated with Fenix nor have I ever met Chef Hyman prior to dining at his restaurant.

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If only the price was as advertised
Posted: January 23, 2017

Editor: They say you're never too old to learn. Well, folks, I missed the boat big time.

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Will Comey survive?
Posted: January 23, 2017

Editor: FBI Director James Comey chose a horse to ride in the recent presidential election.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Setting the record straight on progressivism
Posted: January 20, 2017

Editor: Progressivism — the new dirty word that right-wing fundamentalists fling around.

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Citizens disappointed congressman didn’t attend inauguration
Posted: January 20, 2017

Editor: This is an open letter to Congressman Jerry McNerney. I just read that you will not be attending the inauguration of the 45th President of my United States of America.

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Don’t put politics ahead of people
Posted: January 20, 2017

Editor: On the Inauguration: Dear Congressman McNerney, Thank you for putting party politics ahead of the American people by boycotting the President’s Inauguration. Mr. Trump was chosen to change the direction of America but you and your ilk just don’t get it. Not that your attendance there would be of any significance but your refusal speaks volumes about your divisive attitude and that of your party. Good luck with that. You are an embarrassment to California and your district.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
What role do consumers play in jobs leaving the country?
Posted: January 17, 2017

Editor: I found myself sitting next to the Christmas tree, enjoying time with family and watching my niece and nephew open gifts. Though I try and put my mind on vacation when not teaching, being a teacher does not make that feat easy to accomplish.

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Homeless problem and water quality
Posted: January 17, 2017

Editor: The homeless problem in the Lodi community keeps growing by the day. We have a special problem that we need to address as a community that gets part of its water supply from the Mokelumne River.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Letter: Healthcare options are available
Posted: January 13, 2017

America’s health care system is one of the finest in the world. Much of the reason for its success lies in the extension of medical services to people who otherwise could not afford health insurance, under a federal program commonly named “Obamacare.”

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Letter: Historic Lodi building in need of community support
Posted: January 13, 2017

On the corner of Lockeford and Washington streets stands a tall, majestic building, the American Legion, Post 22 Memorial building. Many Lodi residents probably remember going to some sort of event there: high school dances, fundraising dinners, weddings, wedding receptions.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Progressives should look in the mirror
Posted: January 11, 2017

Editor: I am the writer mentioned in the Dec. 31 letter that stated, “If you don’t believe this then why do you stay here?”

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Event advocating peace, justice on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Posted: January 11, 2017

Editor: On Jan. 16, the Lodi Breakthrough Project for Social Justice will present Lodi’s 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration.

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Monday 01/09/2017
Letter: Shopper appreciative of local store manager
Posted: January 09, 2017

My mom and I were recently shopping in J.C. Penney here in Lodi, when my mom got very ill and wanted to lay down or sit in a chair. I couldn’t find either, so I layed her down on the floor, back in the pajama department.

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Letter: Kaepernick didn’t deserve award
Posted: January 09, 2017

My can of worms is overflowing ... in a recent issue of the News-Sentinel, I read that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received an award for his performances on his knees at the games.

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Letter: Keep restrooms open for the homeless
Posted: January 09, 2017

Reading the morning paper last Friday, a headline read “Lodians brace for the storm.”

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Friday 01/06/2017
Letter: Local senior with disability grateful for Dial-A-Ride service
Posted: January 06, 2017

In regards to the criticism of Dial-A-Ride at the recent council meeting. I am a certified ADA individual, as well as a senior citizen, and have never received any special treatment either way.

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Letter: Thankful for Lodi Fire Department
Posted: January 06, 2017

Thank you so much Lodi Fire Department crew for coming to our aide on New Year’s Day. Your exceptional fast response and the way you handled everything in such a professional manner will always be remembered.

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Letter: Addressing arrest rates among races
Posted: January 06, 2017

Assumptions regarding unequal treatment and racism of minorities purported to occur because of higher arrest numbers needs addressing.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
Reader thanks Mr. Baumbach for letter
Posted: January 03, 2017

Editor: Thank you, Darrell Baumbach, for having the courage to write that soul-searching Letter to the Editor.

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Muslims helped to elect Donald Trump
Posted: January 03, 2017

Editor: First, I say Happy New Year to all. I wish 2017 bring good news for all, and I have good wishes for the USA, people and new government.

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Mr. Fields shares historic events that occurred during his lifetime
Posted: January 03, 2017

Editor: The Dec. 29 column, “What are the 10 most historic events in your lifetime?” was well done and instigated a thoughtful contemplation. Thank you for the provocation.

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Monday 01/02/2017
The secret to happiness
Posted: January 02, 2017

Editor: It’s true. The elusive grail has been discovered. We now know the secret to achieving true happiness.

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Please only ride your bikes on designated paths in the Lodi Lake Nature Area
Posted: January 02, 2017

Editor: Thank you to the Lodi News-Sentinel for printing the photo spread on the Lodi Lake Nature Area (Dec. 29, 2016).

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Friday 12/30/2016
Local residents thankful for the good deeds of their fellow citizens
Posted: December 30, 2016

Editor: Here is a true holiday story and a “shout out” for a local business.

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Political hypocrisy
Posted: December 30, 2016

Editor: A recent letter writer demanded of me, “If you don’t believe this then why do you stay here?”

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Kindness reigns in Lodi
Posted: December 30, 2016

Editor: On Tuesday, as I lay sprawled on the sidewalk in front of the church with music everywhere, I looked up, embarrassed, to see if anyone saw me fall. Of course, the answer was yes.

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Tuesday 12/27/2016
Letter: Disappointed in ugly Americans
Posted: December 27, 2016

It is so disappointing to see so many Americans become grotesque and ugly in character as if they were 3-year-old children throwing a hideous temper tantrum. The presidential inauguration is coming up next January. Andrea Bocelli, a wonderful man who happens to be blind and Jackie Evancho, a kind 16 year-old-girl, accepted invitations to perform at this event.

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Letter: Who’s responsible for shopping carts?
Posted: December 27, 2016

The recent article: “Lodi City Council discusses shopping cart clutter“ blew my 83-year-old mind!

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Letter: Resident proud to be served by Lodi Memorial Hospital
Posted: December 27, 2016

Do the citizens of Lodi know how lucky they are to have Lodi Memorial Hospital here?

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Letter: Respect the wishes of Obama, Clinton and conduct investigation
Posted: December 21, 2016

I think we should all take what Hillary Clinton said to heart as well as President Obama in reference to the concern that America should be vigilant and determined to protect USA security and safety.

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Friday 12/16/2016
Letter: Holding judgment of President-elect Trump
Posted: December 16, 2016

WOW! Just read the article about "Selective Memory of Donald Trump."

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Letter: What did alleged hacking uncover?
Posted: December 16, 2016

Let’s stop and think a minute about this issue with Russia “supposedly” hacking the DNC during the election. Regardless of who orchestrated the “hack," what was the end result?

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Letter: Resident appreciative of neighbor’s efforts to keep gutters cleared
Posted: December 16, 2016

Thank you neighbor! I was home for lunch recently and I was able to see my neighbor Justin (firefighter) on his own time bring a rake and rake the leaves away from the street gutters.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Selective memory of Donald Trump
Posted: December 14, 2016

Editor: More than one critic has made barbed comments about Donald Trump. Now Trump himself wonders whether he is “all there.”

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A worrying experience at the local post office
Posted: December 14, 2016

Editor: I had quite an experience at the local post office.

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Tuesday 12/13/2016
Letter: A thank you from new assemblyman
Posted: December 13, 2016

I want to thank the citizens of the 12th Assembly District for the confidence they showed in me on Election Day. I will work every day on your behalf to make sure our interests and values are represented in Sacramento. As a newcomer to the political arena, I ask for your patience, support and prayers.

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Letter: Appreciative of those who took time to spread holiday cheer
Posted: December 13, 2016

Thanks again to Temple Baptist Church who honored me with Christmas carols, singing all of my favorites. Special thanks to John and Karolyn McGladdery for the honor of remembering me again this year.

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Monday 12/12/2016
Letter: Thanks, Social Security Department, for the cost of living adjustment
Posted: December 12, 2016

I want to thank the Social Security Department for the substantial cost of living adjustment (COLA) they blessed me with this year. This years COLA was 0.3 percent. For me, this worked out to a wind fall profit of $5.88 per month.

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Letter: End of dissent in America
Posted: December 12, 2016

If Trump doesn’t castigate you, his Republican apologists will. First Donald Trump tore into the cast of the “Hamilton” musical for their first amendment speech. Next cyberbully Trump, in another of his Twitter attacks, chastised union leader Chuck Jones for pointing out that Trump exaggerated the number of Carrier Corporation jobs he saved from going to Mexico.

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Letter: It may not be a wonderful life?
Posted: December 12, 2016

In “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the main character is shown two life paths, the community of Bedford Falls or Pottersville (Trumpville). For the great majority of us who are ordinary people, not millionaires, the question to be asked in four years is, “Am I better off than I was in January 2017?” An answer is only possible if the real facts about January 2017 are still available unaltered, and if the information in January 2021 is real and not completely fake news. (Refer to the book “1984.”)

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Friday 12/09/2016
Letter: Seeing through Trump’s antics
Posted: December 09, 2016

Donald Trump says he didn't divide the states, but his Republican coterie sure did divide the country over the past eight years with their doctrine of Obamahate and politics of division.

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Letter: The community ready to deliver again with Grape Bowl press box
Posted: December 09, 2016

What great news ... to hear that the press box at the Grape Bowl is receiving some ‘much needed’ care. The recent article on the needs of the structure were certainly timely. It has been 24 years since the structure rose from the ashes of the original press box and its torching.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Letters: Museum volunteer praises efforts of local high school students
Posted: December 06, 2016

I am a volunteer docent at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove.

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Letter: Reader impressed with diabetes support group
Posted: December 06, 2016

To the readers of your paper, I would like to bring to your attention one of the best support groups in the area. I am referring to the “Day 2 Day Diabetes Support Group.”

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Monday 12/05/2016
Letter: Frustrated with liberal politics
Posted: December 05, 2016

A reader recently made four points in which I’d like to comment. First, she stated that what has taken place since Trump’s election are protests, not riots. Portland police declared that “protest” as a riot and it’s happened in other Democratic party strongholds. If you call what’s happening protests and not riots then there really is no use debating you.

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Letter: LUSD compensation doesn’t reflect teacher contributions
Posted: December 05, 2016

Stockton. Elk Grove. Manteca. Even tiny Lammersville. These are just some of the neighboring districts that offer higher teacher salaries than Lodi Unified. If the superior benefits that most districts offer are also considered, it is difficult to find a local district whose teachers are not better compensated than those in LUSD. However, Lodi teachers have been working without a contract since July 1 and the district has yet to bring a reasonable offer to the table.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Letter: Be thankful for our bountiful nation
Posted: November 29, 2016

I am thanking God for His nature, as I walked by the Sutter Buttes Mountains. Over head flew a flock of geese in a V formation going south. Later on the sun set in the west, into a layer of clouds made purple in color. These beautiful sunsets are for all of us to enjoy.

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Letter: Claims of brain-washed students would disappoint former educators
Posted: November 29, 2016

“Spinning in their graves.”

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Friday 11/25/2016
Letter: Post-election reactions from around the world worth a look
Posted: November 25, 2016

Any citizen’s opinion on our election can appear prejudiced. Let’s then look at unbiased international reactions.

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Wednesday 11/23/2016
Letter: City should focus on spending, not lack of revenue
Posted: November 23, 2016

Parks Director Jeff Hood said, I quote, “increases in minimum wages are outpacing revenue growth.”

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