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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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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Letter: Lodi residents have done well with water conservation efforts
Posted: September 17, 2014

This is in response to your article, “California water usage drops — but not in Lodi.” Under the heading it reads, “Most Sacramento area cities reduced water use, but Lodi is up 8.6 percent.”

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Letter: Developers should pay for growth
Posted: September 17, 2014

This is in response to Mr. Dados’ letter dated Sept. 6, 2014, “Lodi City Council decisions questioned.”

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Letter: Thanks for support of Tokay sports teams’ car wash fundraiser
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Tokay cheerleading, football and wrestling teams would like to thank Lodi Toyota for allowing us to participate in the Cross Town Rivalry Car Wash. We would like to thank all those that supported the event by purchasing a presold ticket and those that dropped by, including alumni that support our efforts.

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Letter: People need to respect police officers
Posted: September 16, 2014

Having served my country during the Vietnam era, I remember well my arrival back in the United States and the all too often disrespectful and unappreciative homecoming we received.

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Letter: Evil is always present
Posted: September 16, 2014

Responding to Trista Aquino’s letter on Sept. 9: In a perfect world your message of non-violence would be the only message. But no matter how hard you try, evil is always present and evil preys upon the weak and meek. And appeasement to evil only begets more evil and more violence.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Letter: Thanks for help with my brother’s funeral expenses
Posted: September 12, 2014

My older brother, Grant, recently passed away unexpectedly. A family friend, via Facebook, set up an online fundraiser on the website www.gofundme.com. The contribution raised more than $11,786. This paid for a majority of the funeral expenses. When we asked him how we could repay him, he said, “Pay it forward.”

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Letter: Please protect little ones during trick-or-treat event
Posted: September 12, 2014

The weather is turning and all of the little ghosts and goblins are getting excited to trick-or-treat. We look forward to the business trick-or-treating on Church Street every year.

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Letter: Immigration plan delay questioned
Posted: September 12, 2014

Another announcement out of Washington, D.C. This one concerns the handling of the many undocumented illegals within our borders. The president has a plan and will, with pen and phone in hand, reveal it to voters following the November elections.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Letter: Tired of Galt City Council spending taxpayer money
Posted: September 10, 2014

As a homeowner, I am tired of the Galt City Council deciding how my money will be spent.

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Letter: Lodi can’t stay a small town forever
Posted: September 10, 2014

This is in response to Adam Dados’ letter of Sept. 6. There is no issue on my part regarding the makeup of the Lodi City Council. However, where has he been?

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Letter: Making Lodi more accessible to the disabled is a good idea
Posted: September 10, 2014

I am responding in regards to your article, “More Americans with Disabilities Act changes ahead for Hutchins Street Square.” After the Grape Bowl being renovated and made to be handicap-accessible, I find that now making Hutchins Street Square handicap-accessible to be a superb idea.

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Letter: California needs to become more competitive for businesses
Posted: September 10, 2014

Is anyone surprised that the Tesla Automotive battery factory found a more receptive business environment in Nevada? The only reason it didn’t go to another business-friendly state such as Texas is that it needed to be close to its assembly plant. I had to laugh when KCRA/Channel 3 reported that the legislature and the governor got involved, even trying to change laws to get them to come here.

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Letter: Voters should focus on a new direction
Posted: September 10, 2014

We’re now approaching the November elections, a time when three of our most important national concerns are to be addressed and determined. The voters have voiced a lack of confidence in the present administration, and will certainly be looking for a leader that will be able to renew our leadership in the free world.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Letter: Not bombing Iraq should be an option
Posted: September 09, 2014

In response to Ron Portal’s letter, “Obama must act on Islamic State killings” (Sept. 3), I too agree that action must be taken — but not the way Mr. Portal suggests.

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Letter: Hard to believe some voters still think President Obama is doing a good job
Posted: September 09, 2014

The more you learn about what President Obama has done and is doing to our country, the harder it is to believe that 37 percent of the voters still think he’s doing a good job.

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Saturday 09/06/2014
Letter: Lodi City Council decisions questioned
Posted: September 06, 2014

The current and past majorities of the Lodi City Council have always been a sorry lot. At present, two of the five have substance and for the most part their political endeavors are altruistic. The other three are as superfluous as a goiter.

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Letters: Disappointed in the artists selected to play at Bluegrass at the Lake
Posted: September 06, 2014

I won’t be going to Bluegrass at the Lake this year, although last year I had a fine time there and heard some great bluegrass music. But this year, there’s little bluegrass to be found at this purported bluegrass festival.

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Letter: We’re in a drought — conserve more water!
Posted: September 06, 2014

It seems everyone has something to say about the current drought in California, and about how to deal with it. Most agree we need to do more to conserve water, especially groundwater supplies.

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Letter: Disappointed by Street Scene question
Posted: September 03, 2014

I was disheartened by your “Street Scene” of Sept. 2, 2014.

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Letter: Thank you for saving trapped goat
Posted: September 03, 2014

Thank you to the Mokelumne Fire District, DeLo Electric and to Mac and Val McCormick for working so well together to save the life of a trapped goat.

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Letter: Obama must act on Islamic State killings
Posted: September 03, 2014

Recently, Chuck Hagel, the Secretary of Defense, told Marines at Camp Pendleton that Islamic State is the most dangerous movement in modern history with its utter cruelty and bloodletting in a dimension never seen before.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Letter: Family thanks Lodi community for sharing grief over loss of son
Posted: September 02, 2014

It is with sincerest thanks that we, the family of Grant Meyers, express our love and appreciation to this amazing city! You have wrapped your arms around us in love, support, concern and hope. Each of you who have shared in this loss with us have made a difference.

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Letter: Gas prices will soon go up
Posted: September 02, 2014

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office confirmed gas prices will rise dramatically starting Jan. 1, 2015, as a result of the Fuels Under the Cap portion of existing cap and trade regulations. This will hit the Central Valley hard.

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Letter: Frustrated by wasted water
Posted: September 02, 2014

I have been a resident of Lodi for 29 years. On Aug. 22, I noticed a water leak coming from the front lawn. The water was oozing from the city’s main water line that connects to my house, and was running into the gutter.

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Letter: Responding to comments about death penalty
Posted: September 02, 2014

This is in response to Warren Potts’ letter to the editor on Aug. 20 on the death penalty. I say, let’s make money on them for one time and charge admission. Make it like a carnival, have rides and food. And the profits off this go to the Salvation Army.

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Letter: Thanks for raising electric rates, Lodi
Posted: September 02, 2014

Dear city of Lodi, go ahead and raise your electric rates. Most of us can’t afford to live here anymore anyways. And I work 40-plus hours a week.

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Saturday 08/30/2014
Letter: Thanks, News-Sentinel, for support of nonprofit at Downtown Lodi Farmers Market
Posted: August 30, 2014

We just wanted to thank the Lodi News-Sentinel for its support with our booth for 4 Paws for Ability at the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market on Aug. 21. Many people commented that they read the letter published last Thursday morning, and for that we are so grateful. The community support was encouraging.

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Letter: Evolutionism is a hypothesis, not a theory
Posted: August 30, 2014

With reference to Matt Wilson’s letter of Aug. 14, “Science is a process used to decipher the natural world” and Tom Baker’s letter of July 31, “Darwin’s theory has never been proven as truth,” terms must be defined.

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Letter: We don’t need to reinvent Jesus
Posted: August 30, 2014

There is a general feeling today that the church (i.e. Christianity) is no longer relevant and is generally dismissed as an insignificant dinosaur that is out of touch with modern culture. The God it worships, the morality it teaches, the salvation it preaches are considered unimportant in most people’s lives.

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Letter: Shame on drivers who hit small dog
Posted: August 30, 2014

On Aug. 27, a small white dog was hit and killed on Oak Street right in front of the parking lot of Hutchins Street Square. The first driver hit the dog and continued on their merry way. While the dog was trying to desperately crawl to safety, someone driving a big white Chevy truck ran right over the dog and killed it.

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Letter: Jesus should be what makes church unique
Posted: August 30, 2014

I noticed the News-Sentinel Religion Page 8 for Aug. 23. I feel compelled to say something about the four local church pew warmers who voiced their infinite wisdom about what they think makes First Baptist Church in Lodi unique.

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Letter: There are serious problems in our future
Posted: August 30, 2014

First we have the immigration problem and no control of the borders. Now we have the problem with the drought that would not be as bad as it is if the water would have been controlled and saved properly.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Letter: Urging a ‘no’ vote on Assembly Bill 1897
Posted: August 27, 2014

The California Legislature is expected to vote on a measure in the coming days that attempts to shift accountability in a subcontractor relationship by unfairly holding California employers liable for the wage and hour violations of subcontractors — despite the lack of control that California employers can exert over third parties.

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Letter: Lodians, be safe during the holiday weekend — don’t drink and drive
Posted: August 27, 2014

Labor Day is the last holiday weekend in summer, intended to honor our nation’s work force. The weeks of summer are dangerous times for our roads.

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Letter: Surprised by water bill
Posted: August 27, 2014

I just received my city of Lodi utilities bill. My head about went through the roof. When the city fathers say they are going to raise water rates, they really mean it. Ever since my wife started her garden in the backyard, our water rate has doubled.

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Letter: Friend’s car was wrongfully towed
Posted: August 27, 2014

“Livable, Lovable Lodi.” I don’t think so! Three friends and I met for lunch today at Smack Pie Pizza to welcome our friend from Arizona on her annual visit back to Lodi.

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Letter: Decisions of leaders should be questioned
Posted: August 27, 2014

I realize City Hall is very efficient in explaining its concept of an emergency, and how the Lodi City Council, although very intelligent in its own right, have no mechanical ability and little knowledge of the procedures involved in the fabrication of two digester rooftops, nor the cost of labor and material for such a project, and therefore why they could approve $3.1 million expenditure without question.

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Letter: Thankful for the Lodi Community Band
Posted: August 27, 2014

How fortunate we are to live in a town that provides us with so much good music. The Lodi Community Band once again gave us a wonderful program. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Holton for coming out with the band on their 45th anniversary. The weather was perfect.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Letter: The joker is gone
Posted: August 26, 2014

The court jester is gone! Robin Williams did gigs for royalty, troops and the man on the street. Now his latest gig will be for the man upstairs. Break a leg, Robin!

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Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax
Posted: August 26, 2014

I’m fed up! I’m betting that when Lodi residents learn about the hidden fuel tax — the 16 to 76 cent per gallon price increase on gasoline and diesel scheduled to “hit” on Jan. 1, 2015 — they will be, too.

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Letter: American Steel Car Club thanks supporters
Posted: August 26, 2014

The American Steel Car Club of Lodi would like to thank everyone who attended our 19th Stuck in Lodi Car Show on Aug. 9. It was a huge success with our largest entries ever — 295 classic cars.

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Letter: Thanks for Dog Day Afternoon support
Posted: August 26, 2014

A big thank you to our Lodi community for supporting the Lodi Area Community Council United Way’s Dog Day Afternoon. It was a great success. Thank you to Miller’s Hot Dogs, Lodi Health for the use of their facility and supplies donated, Lodi BOBS for barbecuing the hot dogs, Duncan Press and Food-4-Less.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Letter: Local resources to find lost pets
Posted: August 22, 2014

It began with a lost puppy in my yard. I thought my only option was to contact the Lodi Animal Shelter; however, I learned there were additional options that could help find its owner.

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Letter: Talkin’ turkey to Tom Kettleman
Posted: August 22, 2014

Tom, take care on Kettleman, or you’ll end up in the kettle, man!

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Letter: La Raza does support illegal immigration
Posted: August 22, 2014

My letter on Aug. 8, “The village is being overrun,” drew some comments that I really have to respond to.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Letter: History of the house on Lower Sacramento Road
Posted: August 21, 2014

On Aug. 11, I found out the home my father designed and built in 1950, the home I was born in and lived in until I was married, then moved back into for 17 more years with my husband and son to take care of my mother after my father passed away, has burned.

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Letter: We should be concerned for children’s safety
Posted: August 21, 2014

I attended the scrimmage games of my three grandsons on the evening of Aug. 11 and I could not believe what I had seen. The cheerleaders for the teams were wearing red shorts and black tee-shirts. On the shirts was the team name and the number “14.”

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