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Saturday 05/20/2017
Letter: Thankful for support of diabetes group
Posted: May 20, 2017

Editor: I am excited to share with your readers the great progress that our Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group has made. In March, we started our third year of holding monthly meetings and providing speakers and educators to address issues and concerns of diabetics and their friends and family members.

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Letter: Students’ dinner to help homeless
Posted: May 20, 2017

Editor: For the past two weeks it’s been my pleasure to work with three senior English classes at Lodi High School who have an interest in helping the homeless in Lodi. They are “project based learning” classes that take on a project, and in the process, learn real life skills.

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Friday 05/19/2017
Letter: People misinformed about Obamacare
Posted: May 19, 2017

Editor: Thank you, Sara Blicharz, for your letter entitled “McNerney Deceived about Obamacare.”

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Letter: Time to rein in the spending
Posted: May 19, 2017

Editor: It’s hard to believe all of the public outcry over something like the “new” recycling rules that have been in effect for 15 years. Where was all of that passion when the elected Democrats passed the largest gas tax in California history? And raised the vehicle registration fee?

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Sunday 05/14/2017
Letter: What’s good about Common Core?
Posted: May 14, 2017

This is in response to the letter from a high school English teacher accusing me of dishonesty in my description of the Common Core course of study.

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Saturday 05/13/2017
Letter: Community involvement is contagious
Posted: May 13, 2017

The Lodi Community Garden Foundation (aka Greening Lodi) came to existence through a collaborative effort between the City of Lodi and the Lodi Chamber of Commerce. Based on the concept of Asset Based Community Development, Greening Lodi is attempting to provide an alternative to funded programs by providing education and resources to the residents of Lodi by developing the assets of the community which are the people and property in the neighborhood.

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Letter: Mother’s Day is not for cows
Posted: May 13, 2017

Editor: Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying extra for “organic” milk that isn’t. The timing, a few days before Mother’s Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, worldwide symbols of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies.

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Friday 05/12/2017
Letter: McNerney deceives about Obamacare
Posted: May 12, 2017

Editor: So Rep. Jerry Mc-Nerney is sad and unhappy that House Republicans have voted to repeal the “pack of lies” health care plan also known as Obamacare.

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Saturday 05/06/2017
Letter: In agreement with Paden’s column
Posted: May 06, 2017

Editor: Would the wire services pick up the column by Gwin Mitchell Paden on April 27 on the Editorial page, “Where is my Country?”

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Letter: President misguided on federal lands
Posted: May 06, 2017

Editor: Remember singing “Home on the Range” in school? Now anyone who wishes to live where the buffalo once roamed may do so. Once more President Donald Trump throws wise actions by prior chief executives into the dustbin of history.

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Friday 05/05/2017
Letter: Medical profession working together
Posted: May 05, 2017

Editor: AMA, Hurray! It is no secret that organized medicine has, for decades, worked hard to discredit, demean and ridicule the chiropractic profession.

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Letter: Thank you to a good Samaritan
Posted: May 05, 2017

Editor: Shortly after arriving home Tuesday from a full morning of shopping, I received a phone call from Costco that an unidentified lady had found my credit card on the ground and returned it to them. I want to thank her and the other honest citizens involved who make life here in Lodi livable and lovable.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
Letter: Gwin Paden is right
Posted: May 04, 2017

Editor: I commend Gwin Mitchell Paden for her op-ed contribution entitled, “Where is my country?”

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Letter: EPA overstaffed, out of control
Posted: May 04, 2017

Editor: This is response to Mr. Lowe’s Letter to the Editor regarding the EPA. While I am sure there is some value to this organization in certain areas, they are totally out of control in others, especially in label and product approval.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Letter: A lesson for President Trump
Posted: May 03, 2017

Editor: Donald Trump tells NRA: “You have a true friend in the White House.”

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Letter: Promoting a cycling community
Posted: May 03, 2017

Editor: May Is National Bike Month and the members of Bike Lodi would like to encourage everyone to ride their bikes. National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; to improve your health or the environment or simply to explore the wonderful routes in the Lodi area; riding your bike is a positive all the way around.

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Letter: Taking back control of our government
Posted: May 03, 2017

Editor: Now that has a familiar ring to it — "Gov. Brown signs tax increase of 12 cents on the gallon on gasoline" — and here I thought that citizens were supposed to vote on any tax increases.

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Tuesday 05/02/2017
Letter: Paden’s column hit the spot
Posted: May 02, 2017

Editor: On April 27, you published a column on the Opinion page by Gwin Paden. It was entitled “Where is My Country?”

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Letter: Free trial offers can be costly
Posted: May 02, 2017

Editor: This letter is to warn everyone of scams on Facebook and the Internet regarding free-trial offers. You are signing up for a month’s supply of that free trial offer.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
Letter: Thank you, Lodi Memorial and Fairmont Rehabilitation
Posted: April 27, 2017

Editor: I wrote a letter to the editor a few weeks ago about the excellent care my wife received at the Lodi Memorial Hospital Acute Rehab Unit. After she left Lodi Memorial she transferred to Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital across the street. It too is an excellent facility.

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Letter: Incident a reminder to be vigilant
Posted: April 27, 2017

Editor: I am a Lodi resident of two years and just finished reviewing the Lodi Police Department page where I discovered that the recent crime committed against me was not listed with all the others.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Letter: What about other people who use your trash cans?
Posted: April 26, 2017

Editor: I recently received a flyer in the mail from Waste Management stating “RECYCLE RIGHT OR LOSE THE RIGHT.”

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Letter: Our past gas tax
Posted: April 26, 2017

Editor: Before Gov. Jerry Brown’s first term as governor, our gas tax money was based on: for every 5 cents the ratio was 1 cent went to the cities for where it was sold; 1 cent went to the county in which it was also sold; 3 cents to the division of highways, with 1 cent going to highway maintenance, 1 cent going to highway construction, and 1 cent going to matching funds for cities and counties into reconstruction of existing streets or new roads.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
Letter: Common Core is not curriculum
Posted: April 25, 2017

Editor: In a recent letter — “What is Common Core?” — the author claims that the Common Core standards were “designed to teach students what to think, not how to think” and then proceeds to confuse standards with curriculum. Educational standards describe in detail what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. Since I currently teach high school English to freshmen and sophomores, let's take a look at a typical English language arts writing standard for 9th /10th graders:

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Letter: What’s happening to this town?
Posted: April 25, 2017

Editor: This town is getting worse by the day. Every day you see more transients walking the streets absolutely lost because they just arrived from another town!

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Monday 04/24/2017
Letter: Check the facts on Valerie Jarrett
Posted: April 24, 2017

Editor: In his latest letter “We need to know more about Susan Rice” the writer insinuates that Valerie Jarrett is Iranian and can't be trusted. That statement is far from the truth. Ms. Jarrett is an African American born to American citizens in Shiraz, Iran in the year 1956 when Iran was an ally of the United States.

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Letter: Gov. Jerry Brown paving a road to ruin
Posted: April 24, 2017

Editor: Gov. Jerry Brown and his cronies have jumped on board his money train and are speeding down the tracks to Nut Town (not to be confused with Modesto). It is not bad enough that Moonbeam sucked us in to his bullet train with no real end to the enormous cost involved; has now increased the gas taxes and registration fees to fix the roads that he should have been fixed years ago with money promised from those same taxes and fees; and now wants to build huge “tunnels” to transport Northern California water south while destroying the Delta and San Francisco Bay.

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Friday 04/21/2017
Letter: EPA is taken for granted
Posted: April 21, 2017

Editor: President Donald Trump and the motley crew of a few hundred Republican politicians want to strip the Environmental Protection Agency naked, defund Planned Parenthood, repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in its new negative agenda. The GOP leadership continues to play to the fanatics in the Republican Party base.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Letter: Wake up, Lodi!
Posted: April 20, 2017

Editor: In a recent paper we had armed robbery at Costco, we had asparagus farmers telling us they are practically extinct, we had children carrying sawed-off guns. We have a sanctuary state, we have people here illegally, we have Stockton criminals working in Lodi.

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Letter: Some additional advice on antennas
Posted: April 20, 2017

Editor: The advice by Minneapolis writer John Ewolt concerning TV antennas (News-Sentinel, April 13) is mostly spot-on, but there are a few caveats. To start, one of his three suggested antennas is a perfect choice for our area, but the others much less so. The determining factors are what frequencies are used by nearby TV broadcasters and where you are in relation to their transmitting antennas.

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Letter: Liberals pushing climate change
Posted: April 19, 2017

Editor: For the love of God, can liberals come up with some other mantra other than Republicans want dirty air and water and want to starve grandma while throwing her off the cliff?

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Letter: What is Common Core?
Posted: April 19, 2017

Editor: What is Common Core? According to Rick Santorum, chairman of Patriot Voices, it’s a scheme to bypass local teachers and parents the right to choose curriculum taught in their public schools.

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Monday 04/17/2017
Letter: Questioning President Trump’s priorities
Posted: April 17, 2017

Editor: While sexual abuse is no laughing matter, President Donald Trump’s defense of Bill O’Reilly is laughable. According to an April 5 article by Yahoo News senior editor Dylan Stableford, instead of dealing with challenging issues affecting the nation and the world, Mr. Trump devoted his attention to a scandal involving a Fox News personality.

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Sunday 04/16/2017
Letter: Spend taxpayer money more wisely
Posted: April 16, 2017

Editor: The recent letter by Orlene Dentone was right on the mark! It seems our politicians feel they are able to do whatever they want, in regard to taxes, without any repercussions. I believe at one point in time the gas tax revenue was held in a separate account until our wise legislators decided to put those funds in with the general tax funds.

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Saturday 04/15/2017
Letter: We need to know more about Susan Rice
Posted: April 15, 2017

Editor: The Susan Rice debacle is a big deal. The mainstream media would have us believe it is business as usual. I disagree.

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Friday 04/14/2017
Letter: Parents need to take responsibility
Posted: April 14, 2017

Editor: Parents, take responsibility for once. I get that parents want to spend time with their children, but from what I’ve been seeing parents are taking things too far then shifting the blame on everyone else, but themselves.

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Wednesday 04/12/2017
Letter: How are our taxes being spent?
Posted: April 12, 2017

Editor: Well, our governor has done it to us again. The gas tax will

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Letter: Experience matters
Posted: April 12, 2017

Editor: The Lodi News-Sentinel published an opinion column from Wade

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Letter: Admiration for local scout
Posted: April 12, 2017

Editor: I just read an article by Christine Cornejo about Juniper

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
Letter: Defending CalPERS’ policy changes
Posted: April 05, 2017

Editor: In response to the recent story titled “Lodi Unified also plagued by rising pension costs,” CalPERS is acutely aware that recent actions to lower our assumed investment rate of return will increase the cost of pensions in the future.

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Letter: Russian influence a false narrative
Posted: April 05, 2017

Editor: So ISIS is celebrating another attack on innocent civilians, this time in Russia. ISIS is like the radical left Democrats in that they think they have the upper hand and are in command.

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Tuesday 04/04/2017
Letter: Equal pay needs to be addressed now
Posted: April 04, 2017

Editor: Today is Equal Pay Day. It would be cause for celebration if it wasn’t such a travesty of justice and fairness.

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Letter: We must protect Earth for future generations
Posted: April 04, 2017

Editor: After President Donald Trump abdicated responsibility for climate change with a March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration’s climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA’s budget and eliminates many climate research programs, my sense is, people of faith cannot stay silent.

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Saturday 04/01/2017
Letter: President Trump needs to work more, play less
Posted: April 01, 2017

Editor: Do the White House grounds include the world’s biggest sand box? Apparently so, when President Donald Trump deigns to be in town.

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Letter: The Democrats are not the ones throwing tantrums
Posted: April 01, 2017

Editor: A recent writer made the claim “that the name of the Democratic Party should be changed to “The Obstreperous Party.”

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Letter: Lodi City Council needs to better invest citizens’ tax dollars
Posted: April 01, 2017

Editor: Who is responsible for billing frustrations? And who is going to fix it and at what cost?

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Letter: Do Republicans enjoy breathing polluted air?
Posted: March 29, 2017

Editor: I’m trying to understand of there’s some physiological difference between Republicans and Democrats where Republicans like breathing dirty air and and drinking polluted water.

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Letter: Congress should get the same health care as we do
Posted: March 29, 2017

Editor: Health care, shmealth care. Warren Buffet recently had a brilliant idea regarding a few things he feels needs to be fixed. He proposes that Congress relinquish their special health plan.

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Letter: Reader is grateful for the staff and services at Lodi Memorial Hospital
Posted: March 29, 2017

Editor: I just wanted to let everyone know how lucky we are in Lodi to have Lodi Memorial Hospital here. My wife had a severe stroke on Feb. 2, and laid on the floor for seven hours before I found her.

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Tuesday 03/28/2017
Letter: Drivers in Lodi need to obey the law
Posted: March 28, 2017

Editor: This past week, I have been passed three times on city streets. I was driving at or a little above the limit on Aspen Grove Drive, Church Street and South Stockton by Pacific Coast Producers. All of these streets are one lane in each direction, no passing lane.

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