Ken Owen, a high-profile Christian activist in Lodi who founded an organization called Christian Community Concerns, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at age 76.
Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:21 pm
Ken Owen, who spent 25 years trying to add a Christian influence to local government and public schools, died Wednesday. He was 76.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am
Ronald Franklin Dameron, a former superintendent of the Galt Joint Union High School District who was active in Galt after his retirement, died July 12 after fighting Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:00 am
Our society has become extremely politically correct, and the political correctness watchdogs are everywhere making sure no one says anything to offend anyone.
Monday, January 21, 2013 5:50 pm
Andre Phillips was watching TV with his parents and siblings in 1968 when a newscaster announced that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had been shot and killed.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:52 pm
Pastor Larry Bradford had a Christmas message ready for Sunday’s service at Woodbridge Community Church, but once he heard about the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., he decided to ditch his original sermon.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:00 am
On Nov. 6, we will vote for 12 propositions. Of those 12, six concern social issues, which, as per our policy, we avoid comment upon because they are divisive. But how do the remaining six stack up against the Tea Party Patriot tenets of promoting "government fiscal responsibility," "constitutionally-limited government" and "support of free markets"?
Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:05 am
Lynn Beck, dean of the School of Education for University of the Pacific, spoke at the American Association of University Women Lodi branch’s monthly meeting held at the United Christian Congregational Church on Sept. 18.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:00 am
Jason McEachron has lived in the Lodi area for most of his life,
but he says there’s a side of Lodi that most residents don’t
realize is there.
Friday, December 30, 2011 12:00 am
“It’s life, and life is messy.” — Assemblywoman Alyson
Huber, about her major financial and domestic issues
Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:00 am
Once a Catholic, Robert Smith returned to church on Oct. 30 for
several reasons — he says he wanted to enjoy a Mass while praying
for his family and friends. He attended Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic
Church that day because his mother wanted to renew ties to
Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:00 am
As I read about and study the culture in which we live, I can't
help but see a very uncertain, and perhaps dismal, future.
Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:00 am
Each year, Americans celebrate Labor Day as a national holiday
to honor working people. This year, however, is less a time for
celebration and more a time for reflection and action on current
economic turmoil and hardships experienced by workers and their
Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:06 pm
To foster greater understanding among cultures, Lodi's
Breakthrough Project will present a free movie, "My Name is Khan,"
at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lodi Public Library community room, 201
W. Locust St.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:00 am
California Street Pub owner Christian Cole withdrew an
application to expand his bar to a patio in the back after
neighbors wrote letters and showed up at Wednesday night’s Lodi
Planning Commission meeting to complain about noise and
Ken Owen, president of Christian Community Concerns, a conservative organization focused on moral issues, is retiring from the group he founded 25 years ago.
Friday, April 1, 2011 12:00 am
The man who has led an effort to spread Christian influence in
public schools and city government for 25 years is calling it a
Ken Owen, 74, said that God told him last year it's time to
retire as president of Christian Community Concerns, an
organization that has fought such efforts as gay marriage, adult
bookstores in Lodi and the opening of the city's cardroom.
Monday, March 21, 2011 12:00 am
Lustre-Cal visiting Lodi Unified School District classrooms to
tell industrial arts high school students where some of the signs
the company has manufactured have ended up.
Lodi firefighters in full uniform speaking to a group of
second-graders about how communication is important in their job to
A Lodi Memorial Hospital nurse distributing anti-bacterial gel
to middle-schoolers and talking about how math and science play
into her daily job.
These are among the scenarios the Lodi Chamber of Commerce would
like to see in local schools through a new Partnership in Education
with Lodi schools. Some are already happening.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:00 am
Due to health issues involving himself and his wife, Bill Fields
has resigned from the Morada Municipal Advisory Council after 14
years as the unofficial mayor of the community.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:00 am
The shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and 18
others really hit home to for Father Harold Clinehens of St. John's
Monday, November 22, 2010 12:00 am
Lodi has many civic organizations, but one of the lower-profile
ones is the Lodi Hellenic Society, which dedicates its activities
to Greek values and ideals and advancing the Lodi community's
Friday, November 5, 2010 12:00 am
Last week, someone donated a 15-passenger van to Emanuel
Lutheran Church to transport people who can no longer drive to
services and other church activities.
Monday, November 1, 2010 12:00 am
When Lisa Hillstrom's first child was 3 years old, a friend
introduced her to MOPS, which is a support group for mothers of
Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:00 am
Jon Winkelman is the new pastor of a small church, Grace Church
of Lockeford. He started on Aug. 1.