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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:00 am

Little rain in store for this weekend

After a good dousing Tuesday, Lodi should escape major rain for the rest of this week and this weekend.

Aside from a chance of light rain on Friday, the weekend should be partly cloudy with mild temperatures, said Andy Mussolini, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service.

He expects a high of 62 degrees for Saturday and 63 on Sunday, with partly cloudy skies.

This will occur because storms will be pushed to the Pacific Northwest, sparing California from rain.

"We're not looking at any major rain events for you in the near future," Mussolini said.

The Lodi Fire Department recorded 0.56 inches of rain Tuesday as a storm system brought drizzles throughout the day.

It has rained 6.25 inches in Lodi so far this year and 12.04 inches since the start of the rainy season. That marks a sharp increase from last winter, when only 7.70 inches had fallen at this point in the rainy season.

— News-Sentinel staff

Woodbridge Irrigation District to consider fees, hear hydrology report

The Woodbridge Irrigation District board will consider standby and groundwater recharge fees at Thursday's meeting.

The board will also hear a hydrology report from the East Bay Municipal Utility District and consider hiring the engineering firm Baumbach and Piazza to develop plans to build a new district office.

Thursday's board meeting, open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. at the district office, 18777 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Woodbridge.

Ross Farrow

Woodbridge Sanitary District meeting postponed

The Woodbridge Sanitary District board meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until 7 p.m. Feb. 22. The meeting will be at the Woodbridge fire station, 400 E. Augusta St.

Ross Farrow

Therapeutic riding volunteers needed

Community members are invited to attend an orientation session to volunteer for the Galt Horse Assisted Learning and Enrichment Program.

The meetings are scheduled for Feb. 18 or Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District conference room, 1018 C St., Suite 210.

Contact Superintendent Karen Schauer at kschauer@galt.k12.ca.us or 744-4545, ext. 310 or Gina Stilfield at rstilfield@galt.k12.ca.us or 745-2641 to confirm attendance.

— News-Sentinel staff

Lockeford Community Services District meeting canceled

The Lockeford Community Services District board meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for March 11.

Ross Farrow

Members sought for Thornton Community Center Advisory Board

San Joaquin County is seeking six people to serve on the Thornton Community Center Advisory Board, which evaluates proposals and makes recommendations on poverty in Thornton and part of Acampo.

The county is looking for four low-income, one community service organization and one at-large representative. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and live in Thornton or the portion of Acampo west of Highway 99 between Peltier Road and the Sacramento County line.

Applications are available online at www.sjgov.org/board/

BoardsCommss.aspx or at the clerk of the board's office, 44 N. San Joaquin St., sixth floor, Stockton. Filing deadline is March 5.

Ross Farrow

David Harmer announces endorsements

Reps. Wally Herger, R-Chico, and Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, have endorsed David Harmer for the 11th Congressional District seat held by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, according to Harmer's campaign.

Harmer, who lives in San Ramon, is one of six Republican candidates for McNerney's seat. The others are Tony Amador and Robert Beadles, both of Lodi, Brad Goehring, of Clements, Jeff Takada, of Manteca, and Elizabeth Emken, of Danville.

Ross Farrow

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