After the success of Love Modesto in 2007, the volunteer cleanup effort expanded into 30 cities. This year will put Lodi on the list of those cities as volunteers participate in the first-ever Love Lodi event on Saturday.
Capt. Martin Ross of the Lodi Salvation Army first brought the idea to former Lodi Mayor Alan Nakanishi in June 2013. After noticing the separation between the Eastside and west Lodi, Ross wanted to do something to ease the problems between the Lodi neighborhoods.