Westside on Planning Commission's agenda
The Lodi Planning Commission will take a closer look at the Westside at its meeting Wednesday.
Konradt Bartlam, community development director, will present the proposed Westside Facility Master Plan.
The proposal, approved by the city Parks and Recreation Commission last month, includes planning for future storm drainage, an electric substation, new neighborhood park, major collector streets and a possible site for a new school.
Approval of the plan does not constitute approval of a specific development plan or annexation of land, Bartlam said.
Other master plans already approved by Lodi officials include the Storm Drainage Master Plan, and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The Planning Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St.
Galt trustee candidates face off in forum
Candidates for Galt elementary and high school districts will answer questions from community members in a forum which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The forum, sponsored by the Galt District Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Littleton Community Center, 380 Civic Drive in Galt.
Incumbent Lori Heuer and challengers Sue Roberts, Dennis Richardson and Gary Silva are vying for two seats on the high school district board.
Candidates for the elementary school district include incumbents Erv Hatzenbuhler and Bob Ellis and challenger Susan Richardson.
Two arrested for arson
Two people were arrested Monday night on suspicion of setting fire to an open field in the 800 block of Emerald Vista Drive in Galt's Northeast area, according to Galt police and fire.
Michael Williams, 19, whose address was not available, and a 15-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of arson, police said.
A jogger saw Williams and the juvenile set the field on fire at 6 p.m. and reported it to the police, Galt Fire Chief Jim Templeton said.
The fire was a small one and was didn't threaten any homes, Templeton said.
Williams was taken to Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, while the juvenile was cited and released to his grandmother, police said.
Galt fire board to meet
The Galt Fire Protection District board will hear reports on fire hydrant maintenance at its board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the fire station at 229 Fifth St.
Charges reduced for bar brawl suspects
Three men arrested Saturday on suspicion of five counts of assault with a deadly weapon during a large brawl at the Dalton Club were arraigned Tuesday on reduced charges of fighting in a public place, according to San Joaquin County Superior Court records.
Bruce Adam Wakeham, 22 of Clements, Matthew Allen Wakeham, 20, of Stockton and Christopher David Christy, 26, of Lockeford did not enter a plea Tuesday, court records show. Their next court date is Nov. 28.
Christy and the Wakehams were arrested in connection with a barroom brawl involving an estimated 30 people, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
In a separate case, Matthew Wakeham was arraigned Tuesday in a previous drunken driving arrest, court records show. Wakeham did not enter a plea.
Burglary suspect arrested after jumping into Lodi Lake
A Woodbridge man was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a residence in the 18000 block of North Lower Sacramento Road late Monday night, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
Jason Michael Roush, 20, who lives in the 18000 block of Benedict Drive, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest after jumping into Lodi Lake in an effort to evade deputies, a sheriff's report says.
Roush and Lucas Jason Cunnington, 19, who lives in the 900 block of Sylvia Drive in Lodi, tried to escape from the burglary scene in a car when deputies arrived shortly before 11 p.m., the report said.
While Roush jumped into Lodi Lake, Cunnington remained in the vehicle, but he refused to obey officers, the report says.
He was bitten on the right shin and calf by a patrol dog, the report says. Cunnington was cited on suspicion of resisting arrest.
Roush was treated at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp for a cut to his chin before being booked in San Joaquin County Jail, the report says.
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