LOVE LODI: April 13 is two weeks away! Have you signed up to help in this year’s fun? If not, go to and register. It’s always a great event. A LOT gets done, and you get to work alongside other likeminded people.

For Love Lodi, our little church, Horizon Lodi at Garfield and Elm, hosts a neighborhood kid’s party with bounce house, food and karaoke. Last year we had a great turnout of kids. This year we expect even more, including many of the second- and third-graders who attend Care Lodi’s after-school tutoring program at the church. Big fun! Our Campus Pastor, Jared Huntsinger, is also a deejay. He brings his gear and plays requests for the kids. Last year he was rockin’ out to top-40 tunes (Some Hindi, some Hispanic) with the local kids. Smiles all around! They don’t call it LOVE Lodi for nothing.

CONGRATULATIONS to Don and Kathy Strachan on the SALE of their country home! Always a pleasure, folks! Let’s do this again real soon.

JUST LISTED! Grandma’s House. (Grandpa’s too. Check out his workshop!). 1025 Mason Street is a charming three-bedroom home in a very desirable westside neighborhood. Walk to Lodi Lake! Secluded, yet close to shopping and schools. Come by and say Hi to John DuBois today! And have a happy week.