Mayor to reflect on past, look toward future
Mayor Susan Hitchcock said she will use her state of the city speech to look back on Lodi's last 100 years. She said she is planning to give a presentation on the city's centennial celebration and encourage citizens to become involved in the future of Lodi.
"Hopefully, the speech will make people reflect on the past and get them thinking about what they want to see in Lodi's future," she said.
She said she will discuss preperations for drafting Lodi's new General Plan.
The event, hosted by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce, will include a presentation by Joe Harrington about the upcoming expansion of Lodi Memorial Hospital. Mark Chandler of the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission will share his thoughts on Lodi's future in wine marketing.
This year's annual address will take place on Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Hutchins Street Square's Crete Hall. The $20 tickets include a catered lunch and are available through the Chamber of Commerce until Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.
O'Grady movie postponed a week
The movie about a former Lodi priest who has confessed to sexually abusing children and adults will debut at Lodi Stadium 12 a week later than originally announced. attention
"Deliver Us From Evil," which features Oliver O'Grady, a priest at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi during the 1970s, and Cardinal Roger Mahony, bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, will be shown in Lodi for the first time on Nov. 3, according to Deirdre Kennedy, publicist for Lionsgate, the film distributor.
The movie will be shown earlier at three locations in Northern California before coming to Lodi. This weekend, it will be shown at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sequoia Theater, 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, at at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Christopher B. Smith San Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. For tickets, call (415) 383-5256.
"Deliver Us From Evil" will also be shown beginning Oct. 27 at the Tower Theater in Sacramento.
O'Grady served at St. Anne's from 1971 to 1978 before being assigned to parishes in Stockton, Turlock, Hughson and San Andreas. He was arrested for sexual abuse in Calaveras County in 1993. He served seven years in prison before being paroled. A short time later, he was deported to his native Ireland.
First published: Tuesday, October 10, 2006