Friday, September 16, 2011 7:49 am
Who: Lap and Yee Wong, Sharon Lin, of Lodi;
Anna Wong, of Scarborough; Philip Kong, of Stockton.
Saturday, May 7, 2011 12:00 am
George Barber will be deeply missed. The longtime San Joaquin
County supervisor was a politician from another era. Genial, a good
listener, with a depth of knowledge.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am
A funeral for George L. Barber, 75, of Thornton, who died April
29, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Fairmont Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 730 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi. Committal will be
private at Lodi Memorial Cemetery.
Former San Joaquin County Supervisor George Barber is seen at his Thornton ranch in May 2008. Barber died Friday, April 30, 2011, at the age of 75.
George Barber stands on his property near the Mokelumne River on his ranch in 2006. Barber, who died Friday, April 30, 2011, was concerned that Sacramento County was looking to connect a sewer pipeline from Walnut Grove to Elk Grove.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:43 pm
George Barber, who served on the San Joaquin County Board of
Supervisors for 24 years until leaving in 1998, died Friday
morning. He was 75.
Monday, February 21, 2011 12:00 am
Throughout his life in Lodi, Dan Randall engaged heavily in
alcohol and drugs. Perhaps the darkest part of his life was when he
was convicted of kidnapping in the 1990s.
While sitting in a cell at Folsom State Prison in 1999, Randall
was "rescued," as he put it. He listened to a Christian cellmate
and has been serving the Lord ever since.
Since December, Randall has run UPtown Thrift, a shop on
Sacramento Street that helps the homeless in Lodi. Through donated
items, he and his staff contribute clothing to homeless people,
provide lunch six days a week and even offer free weekly haircuts
Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:00 am
In February 1896, the talk around town was that Lodi was finally
going to have its own cemetery. Lodi was growing prosperous, but
needed to attract more industry. The Spot Kash Dry Goods Store was
about to open, and wallpaper was on sale at Pope's Furniture.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:00 am
Tom Flinn will turn 66 years old in February, but he hasn't
taken more than a week's vacation since he was in high school.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:01 am
San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel will meet with
interested residents at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss a proposal to
turn over management of the Stockton-San Joaquin County library
system to a private firm from Maryland.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:00 am
Monday, June 14, 2010 12:00 am
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 am
Violet Pearl Shoemaker, 88, of Lodi, died May 30. She was born
March 18, 1922, in Imperial, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Friday, April 9, 2010 12:00 am
Adorned with a stylish sunburst embedded in the street and an
array of lights above, the block of Elm Street east of the Downtown
theater was supposed to be a haven for shoppers and diners.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:00 am
Denise Warmerdam has served as legislative assistant for two
county supervisors — Jack Sieglock and Ken Vogel — for almost 12
years, and she's a fixture at community meetings throughout
Woodbridge, Lockeford, Clements, Thornton, Morada and elsewhere in
the Fourth District.
Saturday, January 9, 2010 12:00 am
Although Ken Vogel represents the Lodi area on the San Joaquin
County Board of Supervisors, a Stockton supervisor may have as many
ties to Lodi as Vogel.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am
Monday, September 7, 2009 10:00 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Thornton Branch Library is in need of brain power, financial
support, voice power and board support.
Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:00 pm
As president of the Grape Festival Board of Directors, it is my
pleasure to welcome you to this year's festival.
Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:00 pm
George Barber, 73, remembers marching and playing the clarinet
in the Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair Parade when he was in
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:00 pm
U.S. discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton of Galt is
keeping a journal about her Olympic experience. (Brown-Trafton won
her event on Monday, becoming just the second American woman to
capture gold in the discus and the first since 1932.) The following
is her latest entry.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Lodi is fortunate to have a bounty of places that give visitors
a vintage flavor of the region's heritage. Here are the Lodi area's
top 10 sites that should be on any history buff's must-see
Catching up with … George Barber
Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:00 pm
Editor's note: The News-Sentinel plans to catch up with a number
of former local public figures who are no longer in the public eye.
We'll find out what's happened to them since they retired from
either public office or other leadership positions. Today's we'll
catch up with former San Joaquin County Supervisor George