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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Letter: Support Torlakson, Mousalimas and Talken for education offices
Posted: October 22, 2014

Public education is at a critical crossroads. This November, voters will make decisions which could forever impact how we as a community, as a county and as a state educate our children.

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Letter: Mr. Lane responds to Mr. Dados’ letter
Posted: October 22, 2014

I just read Adam Dados’ letter concerning modern police departments. I must admit, I am, at best, appalled by Dados’ attitude toward those who dedicate so much on our behalf. At worst, I am furious that he would so egregiously and erroneously degrade the men and women who serve us so faithfully day and night.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Letter: Vote for a better future for all
Posted: October 21, 2014

Seldom in history have the voters had a better opportunity to help shape the future of our nation. On Nov. 4, a Tuesday, citizens will again have the opportunity, or obligation, to register an opinion as to the candidate they feel would best represent not only themselves, but their country. This is a weighty responsibility in that any decisions will surely have an impact on our future.

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Letter: New fire station must be cared for as problems arise
Posted: October 21, 2014

Lodi Fire Chief Larry Rooney, I was hoping this would not be brought up as a rodent infestation and mold problem that nothing could be done. I am sure there would be a dust problem, too, if the floors were not swept. The problem was neglect in not addressing these problems as they arose.

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Letter: A few predictions
Posted: October 21, 2014

At this point in time, I would like to make a few predictions:

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Friday 10/17/2014
Letter: Thanks to fellow teacher for her generosity
Posted: October 17, 2014

I want to share about the generosity of one teacher at Parklane School. I was in line at the grocery store on Thursday picking up some cereal for a classroom science activity (I teach at Vinewood). The woman in front of me offered to buy my cereal for me. It made my day!

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Letter: Vote for Alan Nakanishi, Wendel Kiser and Doug Kuehne for Lodi City Council
Posted: October 17, 2014

The citizens of Lodi will choose three candidates to serve on the city council. Some of the candidates seeking office have never shown any interest in the affairs of the city and have never attended a city council meeting.

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Letter: Vote for Jennifer Wise for Lodi Unified School District trustee
Posted: October 17, 2014

I would like to ask that Lodi support Jennifer Wise for Lodi Unified School District board of trustees for Area 4. She is my niece and I am so proud that she is stepping up to the challenge.

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Letter: Vote for Lori Heuer, Daniel Hansen, Eddy Gomez for Galt’s future
Posted: October 17, 2014

Has anyone in Galt looked at their sewer and water bills lately? Some members of our community are fine with increases, stating that other cities’ bills are much higher, so we should not complain!

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Letter: Voters have a right to know candidates’ party
Posted: October 17, 2014

According to California General Election information, there are 10 rights guaranteed under the voters’ bill of rights. Considering the current state of things in both state and federal government, I believe there should be 11.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Letter: Vote ‘no’ on Propositions 1 and 2
Posted: October 15, 2014

The state of California has $87 billion of bond debt at present with $29 billion yet to be committed. Our governor is asking for more debt with this state water bond at $7.1 billion. Total of debt is more than $123 billion. Now compound that over 40 years, which is roughly $246 billion. Is this money going to buy us more water? The answer is no, it is not. More dams is not the answer.

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Letter: JoAnne Mounce shares her endorsements for Lodi City Council
Posted: October 15, 2014

In November, Lodians will have the opportunity to vote in a very critical election for our city. Three seats are available on the Lodi City Council. If you would like the direction of the city council to change, I ask you to join me in electing like-minded candidates to the Lodi City Council.

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Letter: Tim Katzakian responds to Jerry Glenn’s letter
Posted: October 15, 2014

In response to Jerry Glenn’s recent letter concerning my property taxes: Mr. Glenn and his wife are running the campaign for Wendell Kiser.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Letter: Ebola virus needs to be stopped
Posted: October 14, 2014

I’m not the smartest person in the world, but can’t anyone see that this Ebola virus has to be stopped where it started? There should be no one going into that country and no one coming out!

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Letter: There is no common sense in police departments
Posted: October 14, 2014

When common sense ruled, police on patrol or walking the beat were a minimum of 6 feet tall, stout, level headed, bright and had the analytical mind to distinguish right from wrong. These qualifications were now void thanks to the liberal virus brought on by federal funding and the emasculating of police departments, opening the box Pandora owns.

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Letter: Responding to Roy Bitz, Judy Fregien
Posted: October 14, 2014

There are two letters in the Oct. 8 issue of the News-Sentinel that I would like to reply to, one from Roy Bitz and the other from Judy Fregien.

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Letter: Proposition 1 shouldn’t qualify for the General Election in November
Posted: October 14, 2014

I am writing with regards to our Voter Information Guide that was signed by our Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Aug. 13, 2014. We received it in September.

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Letter: Something needs to be done about heat in Tokay High School’s gym
Posted: October 14, 2014

Welcome to The Jungle? I had the pleasure of watching the Tokay High School volleyball team twice last week. These kids are at the gym at 3 p.m. and the games finished around 9 p.m. Both days the temperature outside was over 95 degrees.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Letter: Vote for Mark Chandler for Lodi City Council
Posted: October 11, 2014

Going back to 1991 in Lodi, there were fewer than 10 wineries. In Downtown Lodi, there were no tasting rooms. There were just a few restaurants, and in the area there was one venue for special events.

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Letter: Community invited to mental health outreach meeting
Posted: October 11, 2014

We want to extend an invitation to our fellow community members who are interested in receiving extensive correct substance abuse and mental health information and resources for the Lodi and surrounding areas from San Joaquin County Behavioral Health professionals at the fourth annual San Joaquin County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Board outreach meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lodi Public Library, 201, W. Locust St.

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Letter: President Obama is letting the enemy take over
Posted: October 11, 2014

The five Muslim countries near Syria and Iraq who joined in bombing ISIS have much to gain. ISIS has taken over large swatches of Syria and Iraq, so they are not safe.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Letter: High cost of water treatment plant questioned
Posted: October 08, 2014

It is good that the city council approved the purchase of water from North San Joaquin Water Conservation District. Hopefully the district gets the extension.

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Letter: Why is everyone watering if there is a drought?
Posted: October 08, 2014

I live in Acampo. I have been in Idaho since June and have been monitoring the “drought” from there.

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Letter: Thanks all those who helped with Lodi Library Foundation dinner
Posted: October 08, 2014

The Lodi Library Foundation Board hosted the 14th annual Dinner at the Library — the Art of Storytelling on Sept. 27. Master storyteller Kirk Waller from Pittsburg provided the evening’s entertainment.

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Tuesday 10/07/2014
Letters: We should help humans in need, not build a memorial for Tom Kettleman
Posted: October 07, 2014

I am sorry, but I just don’t agree with a lot of people crying over Tom the turkey. He is not a human being. He was probably wild, for all we know. He knew how to find food and water.

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Letter: Don’t the taxpayers have a say in the arena?
Posted: October 07, 2014

“Strong mayor” seems already being used against the citizens of Sacramento. The new arena was approved without input from the people who will be paying the bills.

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Letter: Daryl Talken should be elected to Lodi Unified School District board
Posted: October 07, 2014

Think Daryl Talken! For what it’s worth, in my opinion we could not find a better person to represent us on the Lodi Unified School District Board. Let me tell you some of the reasons why.

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Monday 10/06/2014
Letter: Mark Chandler’s leadership will enhance Lodi’s future
Posted: October 06, 2014

As a local agribusiness owner I want to share my thoughts on city council candidate Mark Chandler. I am supporting Mark in the coming election because he has a proven record of positive leadership and job creation.

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Letter: Wendel Kiser is a good, experienced choice for the Lodi City Council
Posted: October 06, 2014

Last week, when I read the Chamber of Commerce press release of their endorsements for City Council, I thought the News-Sentinel had moved the comic strips to the second page.

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Saturday 10/04/2014
Letter: Jim Mousalimas is best candidate for San Joaquin County superintendent of schools
Posted: October 04, 2014

James Mousalimas, current deputy superintendent at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, clearly stands out as the best candidate for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools in the Nov. 4 election.

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Letter: Evolution is not really science at all
Posted: October 04, 2014

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Letter: Tom Kettleman’s death was beyond his control
Posted: October 02, 2014

Poor Tom is dead. Long live the Tom.

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Letter: Bring your pets to Blessing of the Animals
Posted: October 02, 2014

At 4 p.m. Saturday, St. John’s Episcopal Church is holding a public Blessing of the Animals on the church lawn under the tent.

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Letter: Congratulations to Ken Vogel for induction to Lodi Community Hall of Fame
Posted: October 02, 2014

Just a quick note of thanks and congratulations to Supervisor Ken Vogel for his service over the last eight years and for his induction into the Lodi Community Hall of Fame. If our Morada community had a hall of fame, Ken would be in it.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Letter: Keep up the good work at the wastewater plant
Posted: September 30, 2014

This is in response to the Lodi News-Sentinel’s editorial, “City went above and beyond at wastewater plant.” Kudos to the dedicated workers at the wastewater plant. Keep up the good work.

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Letter: What is happening in this country?
Posted: September 30, 2014

Anyone who still harbors any doubts about the downward spiral of this country needs to look at the Lodi News-Sentinel dated Sept. 25.

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Letter: Thank you, Lodi-area volunteers, for your work at the Coastal Cleanup
Posted: September 30, 2014

Thank you, Lodi, for the wonderful team work on Sept. 20 at the 12th annual Lodi Lake Coastal Cleanup. It warms my heart to see Lodi’s community working together, like a family.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
Letter: War is necessary to stop terrorist group
Posted: September 27, 2014

Whether we like it or not, America is again at war. A coalition of several countries, led by the U.S., has mounted an attack on ISIS, the Muslim terrorist group that has been wagering mayhem on any and all that do not conform to their concept of religious domination.

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Letter: Family thanks the community for its support during a difficult time
Posted: September 27, 2014

On behalf of the Kuehne/Wilson/Schimke family, I would like to say that our level of pain and loss can only be matched by the level of support and love that has been shown after the passing of Hudson Kuehne.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Letter: Ken Galletti’s shoe modification helps damaged ankle
Posted: September 24, 2014

After years of dealing with a severely damaged ankle including the limping, tripping, falling, wearing uncomfortable braces and seeing countless doctors, I came up with an innovative new idea. What if someone could compensate for the ankle roll by modifying my shoe? That led me to Ken Galletti.

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Letter: Does the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq sound familiar?
Posted: September 24, 2014

Can anybody else see the hypocrisy going on here? Let’s have a short review. Al-Qaida bombs our Twin Towers and we seek them out and go to war against them. We invade Iraq on perhaps misinformation, and after defeating the Iraqi Army we get involved in a running battle with al-Qaida again.

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Letter: Congress must take action to keep companies in U.S.
Posted: September 24, 2014

It is indeed unfortunate that General Mills is closing a plant that has been here since 1947. One would think that even if they don’t need it anymore to produce cereal, since they already own the land and the structures, they could use it to produce some of their other products.

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Letter: We need to find a different source of power
Posted: September 24, 2014

Thousands of people rallied yesterday (Sept. 21) in New York City to protest the rising temperature of the Earth, from people down on their luck to Hollywood’s elite. All had one goal in mind: To eliminate climate change by eliminating fossil fuel generation in the production of electricity. While they were nothing more than an organized mob, it was very peaceful.

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Letter: James Mousalimas right person for San Joaquin County superintendent of schools
Posted: September 24, 2014

As a retired superintendent of the Lodi Unified School District, I understand the importance of having the right person as our next county superintendent of schools. That’s why I’m supporting James Mousalimas.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Letter: Bicyclists must obey traffic laws, too
Posted: September 23, 2014

Regarding the article on Sept. 17 about the Three Feet for Safety Act that took effect Sept. 17, I have no doubt it will help with bicycle riders’ safety, which — with more bikes on the road — is a good idea.

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Letter: Government needs to stop spending
Posted: September 23, 2014

No more money! Every time you look around, some sort of government appendage wants more money. Enough! It’s time (at all levels) that our public agencies stop trying to solve problems by throwing more money at them. It’s classic trickle-down. Get with it! Make things work by being creative.

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Letter: Gwin Paden’s column was a joy to read
Posted: September 23, 2014

Gwin Mitchell Paden’s column on Sept. 17, “September garden, book selections and word play,” like her articles, was a joy to read; pleasant, uplifting and always educational. Reading her articles often feels like a step back in time, a nicer time. It’s a respite with the News-Sentinel and a cup of hot coffee, and maybe a snickerdoodle or a powdered sugar donut or two.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Letter: We need to re-evaluate the country’s priorities
Posted: September 18, 2014

The president’s speech to the nation, at first, appeared to have all of the elements that that would assure the public that the administration was taking decisive action on a major national problem. Our resolve was to bring together a coalition of nations that also felt threatened by the ISIS army and thoroughly eradicate them.

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Letter: Vote no on giving taxpayer money to arm Syria rebels
Posted: September 18, 2014

This time last year in 2013, the president tried to send U.S. troops to topple Assad. The effort collapsed because the Syrian rebels turned out to be ISIS/ISIL(Islamic State). The American people woke up to the truth and were against US military intervention in Syria. President Eisenhower warned this nation as his presidency ended in 1960 about the growing threat of a military-industrial complex.

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Letter: It doesn't feel safe in Lodi anymore
Posted: September 18, 2014

Another Saturday and another person shot in Lodi! First Fire Battalion Chief Duck is found dead from a gunshot wound in Roget Park and then Mr. Flores is shot just across the street from the Grape Festival Grounds during Grape Festival Weekend!

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