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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Letter: How many animals are turned away?

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Editor: This is in regard to the article in the Lodi News-Sentinel published July 19, 2017 with the headline, “Abandoned puppy recovering afte…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letter: Busybodies or concerned citizens?

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Editor: I would like to say that Mr. Silva was correct in his recent letter when he commented on people not having a deep understanding of wha…

Letter: Republican Party has its own issues

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Editor: Props to Mr. Gary Maurer for his response to the increasingly bitter writings of a serial contributor to the LNS.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Letter: Solving the problem of Lodi’s water needs

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Editor: Water! It is essential to human life. And there is not much of it. At least not much good quality potable stuff. I think about this ev…

Letter: Imploring residents to attend council meetings

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Editor: I request the residents of Lodi to please come to the Lodi Council meetings. It helps to talk together with the Lodi City Council abou…

Monday, July 24, 2017

Letter: I don’t recognize today’s liberals

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Editor: Imitation is the greatest form of flattery so I thank Mr. Maurer.

Letter: Standing up for the Historical Society

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Editor: I am not in any way connected to the Lodi Historical Society or to the Hill House, but I take offense to the scandalous articles that …

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Letter: We are busy bees, not busybodies

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Editor: There was a letter on July 14 that I would like to respond to, about one saying that our town is full of busybodies.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Letter: Take pride in your neighborhood

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Editor: I am responding to Jason Silva’s letter to the editor regarding “busybodies.”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Letter: Frustrated with political extremism

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Editor: Much more often than we like we are "treated" to the dark, vitriol of ignorance, anger, and disinformation of the extremist right wing…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Steve Hansen: Passage of Measure L will lead to a safer Lodi

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There is an important ballot initiative on Nov. 6 that will raise the sales tax by one half percent. Approval of Measure L would make Lodi law…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Steve Hansen: Measure L facts and myths

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People often vote based on what they don't know rather than what they do know.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Steve Hansen: Just how much of collected property taxes stays local?

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“We don’t need a stinkin’ sales tax increase," remarked a friend of mine. “I don’t know anybody with two cents in his pocket who’s going to vo…

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cynthia Neely: Freedom of speech, freedom go hand in hand

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A recent poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, a non-partisan survey-based research firm, found that 43 percent of Republicans believe that …

Friday, August 17, 2018

Durlynn Anema: Ice cream and balloons, both special events

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Taking time from my southwest trip to comment on an upcoming event and a recently past one to salute the hard work of volunteers in Lodi and Galt.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Steve Hansen: Understanding a student's free-speech rights

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Lodi High controversy making national news last week. Even the Washington Post, Fox News and Newsweek …

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Steve Hansen: Are you game for a political debate?

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When I was a lad, my dad used to take me aboard the Naval hospital ship, USS Haven.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Steve Hansen: Objectivity vs. emotion

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In today's world, it's the heavyweight bout of objectivity vs. subjective emotion.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Steve Hansen: Common myths about Seventh-day Adventists

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It’s been about three years since Adventist Health took over Lodi Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Steve Hansen: Watching coverage of the Royal Wedding -- now that's torture

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What’s all the hoopla about waterboarding?

Editorials

Friday, May 15, 2015

Editorial: Remembering Tom Peterson

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Tom Peterson, Lodi’s former city manager, passed away recently at age 81.

Editorial: A police chief’s understated successes

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Mark Helms isn’t a flashy or outspoken police chief.

Editorial: Time to pump our fists

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Lodians can take their hands off the bars and pump their fists in victory. Hosting Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California was triumphant from…

Friday, April 3, 2015

Editorial: In praise of ‘Coffee With a Cop’ and ‘The Gift’

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We’re quite impressed by the “Coffee With a Cop” gathering this week at the McDonald’s on Lodi Avenue.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Editorial: Celebrating Lodi’s vintners and a local rescue

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Spring is upon us, the blossoms are bursting, so our items, we hope, reflect the lightness of the season.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Editorial: Moving briskly from talk to action on Lodi’s homeless

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Lodi is moving ahead as a unified force to create a “one-stop shop” serving the area’s homeless.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Editorial: It may be time for Lodi to have a discussion about diversity

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Lodi city government has a good track record — prudent with our money, free of major scandal and generally responsive to citizens.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Editorial: May 11 — day for Lodi to stand up and cheer

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Lodi needs a big crowd for the Tour of California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Editorial: In Sacramento, talk of housing, Brazil and Texas

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With housing prices skyrocketing, especially in coastal communities, how can we provide more affordable housing in California?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Editorial: As Amgen tour rolls our way, the future is now for Lodi

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Wine and Roses operators Russ and Kathryn Munson were honored Thursday night for running the Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year.