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Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 11:00 pm | Updated: 9:35 am, Wed Sep 5, 2012.

In today's paper, I wrote a brief blurb about the city signing a new contract with the United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Amador and Calveras Counties.

The organization provides jobs for those with a wide range of disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They receive minimum wage and work in crews cleaning or doing landscape work.

I wrote about the program in detail 2009 and really enjoyed talking with all of the employees as they worked.

I also wanted to provide a little more information on John Slaughterback, who spoke at the council meeting on Wednesday. While covering Galt, I have watched Slaughterback question the council on a whole slew of topics. He often criticized the management of Galt's waste water treatment plant and was a vocal opponent of a proposed senior housing project in Galt off of Twin Cities Road.

He recently moved to Lodi and said he will be attending the council meeting.

In other news, I'm heading out Thursday morning to watch a guy jump out of an airplane in a flying wing suit that was used in Transformers III. So stay tuned for that.

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