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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2002 10:00 pm | Updated: 12:24 pm, Tue Jan 28, 2014.

New bus service starts this week

GrapeLine buses are now offering new express morning service.

Beginning Monday, buses are picking Woodbridge Middle School students up at Church and Olive streets at 7:30 a.m., Church Street and Eureka Avenue at 7:31 a.m., Turner Road and California Street at 7:33 a.m., Turner Road and Ham Lane at 7:34 a.m., Lodi Lake at 7:36 a.m. and Woodlake Plaza at 7:38 a.m.

Castaneda case postponed a week

The vehicular manslaughter trial of former Lodi resident Kathleen Castaneda was postponed Monday because her attorney, Pat McCarthy, is involved in another trial.

Attorneys will try to again at 8:15 a.m. next Monday to be assigned a courtroom for her trial at the San Joaquin County courthouse in Stockton.

Castaneda, 36, who now lives in Modesto, is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of Melonee Lee Brazil, 34. Castaneda was driving on West Turner Road when she struck and killed Brazil, a 34-year-old mother of two, on July 25, 2000.

Ultralight aircraft crashes in field

The pilot of an ultralight aircraft received minor injuries Sunday after he struck several power lines and crashed onto a field near Twin Cities and Waldo roads, just east of Marengo Road, said Peter Sakaris, assistant chief of the Galt Fire Protection District.

The pilot's identity is not known, Sakaris said. There were no passengers in the crash, which took place about 3 p.m., he said.

Machado won't submit bill on dairy contracts

California Sen. Mike Machado has decided not to submit a bill that would allow cheese and butter makers to negotiate contracts with dairy farmers.

Machado, D-Linden, said he didn't submit Senate Bill 29 to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on Friday because many committee members didn't understand it. The bill was to be reviewed by the committee Monday.

The bill would have allowed dairy farmers to sign a one-year contract to allocate a portion of their milk to cheese processors.

Under California's complex milk pricing system, processors pay a fixed amount into a pool of money that is distributed among milk producers. This method helps give milk producers more reliable payments.

Some dairy farmers supported Machado's measure, saying they would get better prices. Others were concerned that the legislation would undermine the 30-year-old price-setting system.

Bovine tuberculosis outbreak under control

State agricultural officials said this spring's outbreak of bovine tuberculosis appears to be under control, though they are continuing to test San Joaquin Valley cows.

"We really don't have any bad news," state veterinarian Richard Breitmeyer told dairy industry representatives at a briefing in tulare last week. "But we've still got a lot of testing to do." Officials say only 27 of 36,000 cows have tested positive for the disease.

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