Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:17 am
Larry Rooney, 51, who currently serves as the deputy chief of
the Peoria Fire Department in Arizona, has been selected as Lodi’s
new fire chief.
Kevin Donnelly is the new chief for the Redmond Fire Department. The California transplant was sworn in on Tuesday evening at City Hall.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:26 pm
We reported earlier this month that Kevin Donnelly resigned as fire chief on May 1 because he was
moving to Washington to be closer to his family.
Monday, May 9, 2011 12:00 am
Plenty to cover. Let's rock this page with a combo column.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:00 am
The city of Lodi is one step closer to hiring an interim fire
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:00 am
Firefighters shared stories, traded friendly barbs and fought
back tears at a retirement party for Lodi Fire Chief Kevin Donnelly
on Thursday morning. Coworkers gathered to wish Donnelly luck,
offer a going-away present and thank him for his two decades of
service with the department. A gathering of about 20 firefighters,
administrators and battalion chiefs sat in a circle around Donnelly
for the brief ceremony. Flashing a wide smile, Donnelly joked that
the assembly had something more sinister in store for him than just
Retiring fire chief Kevin Donnelly jokingly swings the fire axe stand of a commemorative fire helmet presented to him by Paul Alvarez, left, and the Lodi Fire Department during a ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
From left: Jon Pittman, Craig Mintz and Ryan Walker of the Lodi Fire Department are promoted to engineer Wednesday morning at Carnegie Forum in Lodi, as Fire Chief Kevin Donnelly pins a new badge on Walker. Gene Stoddart was also promoted to batallion chief during the ceremony.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:00 am
Three Lodi firefighters earned a promotion to engineer and Gene
Stoddart was moved up from captain to battalion chief on Wednesday
morning at Carnegie Forum.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 12:00 am
The city of Lodi has had trouble finding a permanent police
chief lately. Now it will be looking for a new fire chief, too.
Monday, March 7, 2011 5:50 pm
Lodi Fire Chief Kevin Donnelly is becoming chief with the city
of Redmond, Wash. after nearly 20 years with Lodi.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 am
Three members of the Lodi City Council voiced support Tuesday
for drafting an ordinance allowing state-approved fireworks to be
used and sold within city limits.
The council members said they would like to discuss and vote on
an ordinance in time for fireworks to be sold this Fourth of
About 40 people attended Tuesday morning’s shirtsleeve meeting,
including many leaders in the nonprofit community.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 12:00 am
Residents might be able to set off fireworks during an upcoming
Fourth of July if the Lodi City Council decides to allow the sale
and use of state-approved fireworks.
Stockton lifted its ban in May of last year and started allowing
nonprofits to sell fireworks. Then TNT Fireworks, a private
company, asked Lodi several months ago to review its ban, Lodi Fire
Chief Kevin Donnelly said.
Currently, fireworks that produce a spark or flame are outlawed
in Lodi. This leaves only novelty items like caps or party poppers,
Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:00 am
The holidays are a time of giving and family gatherings. But
they can also be a time of serious fire danger.
From left: Susan Osborn, Kevin Donnelly, Kathy Donnelly and Kelly Brown erupt in cheers at the Lodi Beer Co. as the final out is made and the San Francisco Giants win the World Series on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 12:00 am
They hooted and hollered, they cheered every out, but most
importantly for the fans across Lodi on Monday night, they
celebrated a long-awaited championship. After 56 years of futility;
after a seventh-inning collapse just eight outs away from a
championship in 2002; after the years of Barry Bonds’ homers
amounting to nothing more than footnotes in baseball history; these
San Francisco Giants fans finally got to celebrate a World Series
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:00 am
Lodi firefighters stationed in the city's Eastside will have to
endure black mold, an overheated air conditioning system and water
leaks until at least the first of the year, interim City Manager
Rad Bartlam told the City Council on Tuesday.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:00 am
You live in the Lodi area, but work or shop in Stockton, or your
child attends St. Mary's High School. If you're involved in an auto
accident and need emergency medical care, will you get the care you
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:00 am
Black mold in the corners of rooms. An air-conditioning system
that overheats when outside temperatures reach 95 degrees. Leaks
that cause water to pool on the dormitory floor between beds.
Friday, July 2, 2010 12:00 am
If Independence Day is near, the weather is warm and kids are
out of school, then it must be time for fireworks.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:00 am
City staff continued presenting individual budgets at the Lodi
City Council meeting Wednesday night.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am
Favorite place to eat: "In town, I would have to say Rosewood.
It's conveniently located in beautiful downtown, and we love
walking down there. A little-known secret is that they've got some
great pizza." "In the area, another stiff competitor is Breadfruit
Tree on Eight Mile Road. It has great Caribbean food and it's on
Kevin Donnelly, left, has a badge pinned to his jacket by his mother, Janice Donnelly, before being sworn in as Lodi's fire chief on Thursday at Carnegie Forum. Donnelly, a Lodi firefighter for 19 years, was selected in January after seven months as interim chief. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel) Watch the city of Lodi's video of the ceremony.