I'm happy to say the atmosphere at the skate park has improved dramatically in the past year. It's now a place where the focus is on kids bringing their skateboards, scooters and bikes to the park and enjoying the various ramps, boxes, etc.
Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am
Several parents and guardians of young children filled two picnic tables at Lodi’s Hale Park to discuss parenting issues during a weekly program called Parent Cafe.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:00 am
When Ricardo Victoria went to Lodi’s skate park recently, he was shocked to find it closed.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am
The future of Lodi's Kofu Park Skate Park is in limbo after continuing problems with alcohol, drugs, littering and criminal activity.
Jake McGregor, executive director, One-Eighty Teen Center
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
A few weeks ago, an intern named Marc and I walked through the doors of the One-Eighty Teen Center gasping for air, grass stains on our knees, our shirts soaked with sweat. We had just come from an impromptu pick-up football game with about 20 teenage boys from the center and had gotten our tails handed to us. We looked exactly as we felt: like two out-of-shape old dudes.
Members of Leadership Lodi participate in a ground-breaking
ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the One-Eighty Teen Center
where they donated money to build a basketball court. From left:
Wiqar Shaw, Paula Leary, Gary Kettleman, Elizabeth
Youngman-Westphal, Sandy Smith, Susie Klusman, Lisa Kerner, Raychel
Hug, Beth Logue, Tiffany Leon and Jake McGregor (not picutured)
accepted the check on behalf of the center.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:00 am
Leadership Lodi raised $6,200 this year to build a half-court
basketball court with an in-ground hoop at the One-Eighty Teen
Center on Lockeford Street.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:17 pm
An altercation on Lockeford Street resulted in the stabbing of a
boy Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:00 am
Brian Campbell, of Lodi, and Renee Crug, of Woodbridge, were
married in October 2010.
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
Saturday, October 2, 2010 12:00 am
Religious leaders in the Lodi-Galt area disagree on what the
Bible says about the death penalty. The News-Sentinel asked local
pastors their take on the death penalty in response to strong
opposition announced this week by the California Catholic
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am
Here's a list of Lodi-area nonprofit agencies and the help they
Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:00 am
Religious leaders in the Lodi-Galt area generally don't take
much stock in a movie now showing at Lodi Stadium 12 that predicts
the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012.
Friday, July 25, 2008 10:00 pm
Jake McGregor wears a white golf shirt, shorts and sandals as he
sits on a low stool and has what amounts to more of a conversation
rather than a sermon about God and Jesus Christ.
Friday, June 27, 2008 10:00 pm
From last week's sermon to church schedules, the Internet is
bringing busy, Web-connected Lodi-area residents closer to their
Friday, June 15, 2007 10:00 pm
In recent months, several Lodi teens have been found intoxicated
Downtown. Not only have the teenagers been drinking, but a few were
so drunk they had put their lives in danger. News-Sentinel
reporters Amanda Dyer and Layla Bohm asked
parents, police, educators and others about how to address the
issue. Here are their answers:
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:00 pm
We were so saddened and disappointed to see the need for another
Lodi teenager to be featured in the Lodi News-Sentinel this week for her
dangerous abuse of alcohol in the Downtown area.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:00 pm
At the 180 Teen Center, music to a skater's ears isn't just the
Christian punk music blaring through speakers above the Internet
terminals and pool tables.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:00 pm
The Norris Waltz finished its soundcheck. A moment later, the
band's music hit the audience full blast. The lead singer yelled
lyrics and jumped around on stage, flipping his long hair back and
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 10:00 pm
Like many other teens in Lodi on Friday night, Josiah Byars, 17,
was looking forward to having a place to hang out and listen to
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 10:00 pm
Local teenagers pass by the One-Eighty Center every day on
Lockeford Street. The bland-colored concrete building is run-down,
often indistinguishable to passers by.
Friday, May 6, 2005 10:00 pm
Last year on the first Sunday in May, Alison McGregor delivered
her second child.
Friday, March 18, 2005 10:00 pm