City works to keep cars off yards, homeless out of vacant buildings
Lodi Community Improvement ManagerJoseph Wood comes across a used campsite with no one home Friday afternoon while inspecting the backyard of an abandoned house at the 400 block of Railroad Avenue in Lodi. (Angelina Gervasi/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2005 10:00 pm
Plywood covers the doors and windows, knee-high grass grows
thick in the front yard and broken glass glints through the blades
of grass as a breeze sways it back and forth.
Dirty, discarded clothes and other refuse litters the rest of
the yard of the house in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue. With
peeling paint and stained walls, the house looks discarded.
Friday, March 18, 2005 10:00 pm.