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Lodi Isn’t White Bread Anymore
When I was growing up in Lodi, there were five residents who weren’t white. There were no issues with racism or prejudice, it was just very apparent that Lodi was “very white” and those who weren’t stood out. “Old Man Newton” and his wife were among the best of us–but they stood out amidst the pale Germans and Norwegians.
Today? Lodi is a spectrum. The number of cultures and ethnicities that our small town houses and embraces is amazing. And every one is a Lodian. I am amazed and impressed at how our tiny town has become so global.
English Isn’t Enough
The Chronicle has the ability to publish articles in hundreds of languages. That, however, requires that we have people who are fluent in those languages and willing to do the translations. For free1It’s our hope that we can get donations to pay translators, but for now there is no money.
If you live in Lodi and your native language isn’t English, I am asking you for your help. Please help me to translate the news. Please help me to inform all of Lodi.
I can’t pay you (I run at a loss), but I can offer free advertising to your company, the company you work for, or a company you recommend.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.
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