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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 10:00 pm

A forum on Monday will discuss the next step in the process to form an ag belt buffer zone between Stockton and Lodi, according to a news release.

The Campaign for Common Ground is sponsoring the meeting and invited landowner Bruce Fry, Lodi Councilwoman Susan Hitchcock, Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston and San Joaquin County Superviser Steve Bestolaride to answer questions on an informal panel.

Also, San Joaquin County Planning Director Kerry Sullivan will be there to answer specific zoning questions.

The forum is at 7 p.m. at the Family Resource and Referral Center, 509 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton.

Galt gas station robbed at gunpoint

Another gas station was robbed at gunpoint in Galt on Thursday night, the latest in a string of such crimes to hit Galt and Lodi.

At 6:22 p.m., police were called to the Quik Stop Market, 602 4th St., where the gunman had just fled, according to Galt police.

A man had entered the store, wielded a gun and demanded money. The clerk complied, and the man fled west on F Street, police said.

The man was described as thin and 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black hat and a black mask covering his face.

That description is almost the same as that given in other recent robberies.

The robbery came exactly two weeks and one hour after a C Street liquor store was robbed at gunpoint by a man with a similar build and clothing.

Galt has had four such robberies since Jan. 6. Lodi has had eight, plus one last weekend that was solved when several young men were arrested in Ripon.

Anyone with information on the latest robbery may call Galt police at 366-7000.

Authorities kill 23 cats found in filthy home

TRACY - A widow holed up in a house full of sick cats, dead cats and floors sticky with animal waste cleaned up her home today under the watchful eye of firefighters after a city inspector found what was described as a room full of guns and ammunition.

Cops and firefighters responded to a report of a "houseful of ammunition" at 1433 Duncan Drive shortly before noon on Thursday and called for a bomb squad to check it out. They cancelled the dispatch shortly after they determined that the guns were kept locked in fireproof safes.

Code Enforcement Officer Ana Contreras said she found three dead cats inside the foreclosed home when she first arrived more than a week ago. She gave the woman notice to clean up or leave.

Police have since taken away the 23 cats and killed them because they were all infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.

Contreras wore plastic bags over her shoes today because the floor inside the home was so filthy. Even from the sidewalk, the smell of cat feces wafted out when the door opened. Friends of the woman strapped on dust masks before going inside.

Neighbors said the woman, in her mid-50s, never let anyone inside her home, and that she plans to move to another house in town, where her pet dog is waiting for her. She'll bring the guns, too, which belonged to her husband, a retired cop who died a year ago, according to Contreras and friends of the woman.

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1 comment:

  • posted at 1:18 am on Sun, Feb 22, 2009.

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    The Tracy cat lady needs a psychiatric evaluation. She could possibly be a danger to herself or others. Come on, State of California. You can make this happen!

     

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