Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:03 am
(NewsUSA) - ChildFund has put Richmond, Va., on the map. All over it, actually. The international child-focused development and protection agency currently serves children in 30 countries. Yet, when you count all the places the organization has worked in the 75 years since its 1938 founding, ChildFund has touched lives in nearly 100 nations across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Lodi native Kate Casey will participate in a marathon in Quito, Ecuador this Saturday.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am
Kate Casey is facing more than a steep, treacherous terrain for a half-marathon. She is trying to conquer a figurative mountain, as well. The 25-year-old philanthropist, a Lodi native and former University of the Pacific water polo player who has finished a year at the university’s law school, is taking part in the Quito Run — a running event in Ecuador this Saturday to raise money for refugees who fled to the country from Colombia.
Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Oscar Leyva spent the first half of his life in Ecuador serving as a missionary with his parents, who are both pastors. It wasn’t until five years ago that the family moved back to the United States. Their son, then in middle school, only spoke Spanish.
Lodi resident Sean McDonald, 26, is in Ecuador working with a school to help children like 5-year-old Terra Rodas with their English-language skills.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am
Santa Ana, Ecuador, and Lodi do not have many things in common. They are a few thousand miles apart, in different hemispheres and different countries. But they share one person: Sean McDonald.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am
The new year began with good news and bad news, both pertaining to the same subject.
Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am
At this time, speech and debate is an extracurricular activity
at Tokay High School, led by John Chapman. I want to encourage LUSD
to make speech and debate a permanent class. This will have many
benefits to the Tokay students.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:00 am
Did you know they have red carpets in Lodi? There will be one
Friday night at Hutchins Street Square — literally — during Film
Night at the Square.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:00 am
Picture this: Lodi having its own international film festival,
with 200 to 300 movies being shown during a three-day period next
August at Hutchins Street Square. There could be six or seven films
shown at a time in different rooms at Hutchins, said Lodi resident
Barry Ware, one of three business partners in the venture.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:04 pm
Way off the coast of Ecuador, past the Galapagos Islands,
spreading along the equator into the South Pacific is a stretch of
deep sea that can make or break wine vintages around the world.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:00 am
Barack Obama is the accidental president. Having little
meaningful political experience is the best and perhaps the only
explanation for Obama's numerous head-first plunges into the cold
and murky water that will turn Congress over to the Republicans in
Monday, July 20, 2009 12:00 am
I have a little quirk that most people seem not to share: My
idea of a perfect day is one where I get to go spend several hours
exploring grocery stores. (Plural; who can shop at just one grocery
From left: General Manager of GEMS Oil Co. Pedro Rarra Matilla; Master Geologist Marco Rivad Eneira; Geologist Alex Carrera; and Doug Munnecke, owner of Environmental BioTechnologies, in Lodi, discuss oil drilling in Ecuador on Tuesday morning at the EBT offices. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:00 pm
Science has brought us everything from vulcanized rubber to
peanut butter and jelly. And now, thanks to a Lodi scientist, it's
bringing us closer to Ecuador. Geophysically speaking, of
Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:00 pm
It seems that Byng Forsberg's match with Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger in 2006 was just the beginning of the 83-year-old
pingpong extraordinaire's political endeavors.
Lodi's Byng Forsberg meets president of Ecuador
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:00 pm
Reid Cerney is being remembered as a Democratic Party activist
in the heavily Republican community of Lodi and as a passionate
advocate for peace and social justice.
Friday, July 25, 2008 10:00 pm
Who went: Stanley and Edith Gruebele
Sunday, June 1, 2008 10:00 pm
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Jim Elliot Christian High
School sent into the world the self-proclaimed "best class ever"
Saturday at Temple Baptist Church.
Friday, March 7, 2008 10:00 pm
So much for change. Hillary Clinton's "3 a.m. response" to the
illegal invasion of Ecuador (an organization of the American states
ally whom we are pledged to defend) was to first condemn the
president of Venezuela (whom the U.S. has many times tried to
Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:00 pm
Ron and Susan Williamson recently had the opportunity to do what
they have wanted their whole life - to help others.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 10:00 pm
Recently on a talk radio program, I listened to a commentator
remark on Sen. Hillary Clinton's announcement to seek the
Democratic nomination for president. He is not the only one giving
opinions on the matter. Sen. Clinton's decision to run for
president sent shockwaves throughout the country. For the first
time in U.S. history, a woman could be the President of the United
States. (This is an extraordinary time in U.S. politics, as it is
also possible for an African-American or a U.S. Latino to be
president as well since Barack Obama has announced he is running
and Governor Bill Richardson is considering a presidential
Wednesday, August 2, 2006 10:00 pm
For Byng Forsberg, he's never met a challenge he couldn't
Monday, July 10, 2006 10:00 pm
Over the past few weeks, the majority of Americans continued to
go about their "normal" business - including the watching of their
"normal" sports. I for one, am happy to report a hearty
participation in what is not the norm in America - a thorough
immersion into World Cup soccer.
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