Man killed in alleged DUI-related accident
A 28-year-old Lodi man died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash, south of Harney Lane.
He was identified as Jason Dale Kenyon by the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.
The driver of the vehicle, a 1998 Ford Mustang, sustained minor injuries, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Ted Montez.
John Matthew Bradford, 19, of Sacramento, was driving north at 12:20 a.m. Saturday on the Highway 99 frontage road, south of Harney Lane at reported speeds of 85 mph when he failed to negotiate a sharp curve in the road. He failed to slow down and couldn't make it, Montez said.
The vehicle jumped the curb before crashing into a sign and then a large tree. The passenger door took the brunt of the accident, according to the CHP report.
Kenyon died on scene, according to the coroner.
Alcohol allegedly played a role in the accident.
Both men were wearing their seatbelts, according to the report.
Bradford was arrested and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence, Montez said.
Planning Commission to meet Wednesday
Lodi Planning Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a series of requests to split various parcels throughout the city at their meeting this week.
They will also be asked to approve an 87-lot, medium-density housing development at 449 E. Harney Lane, near Highway 99.
In other action, commissioners will make a presentation to outgoing city planner, J.D. Hightower who has taken a position in Riverbank.
The Planning Commission meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St. For more information, call the city Planning Department at 333-6711.
Services district mission statement topic tonight
The Morada Municipal Advisory Council, meeting jointly tonight with the Morada Area Association, will discuss a mission statement for a proposed community services district to give more local control over water, sewer and storm drainage issues.
An attorney hired by the association will give a report on the feasibility for Morada forming a community services district to give the community more clout with developers.
Today's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Waterloo-Morada fire station, 6925 E. Foppiano Lane at Ashley Lane.
Galt fire board to discuss incoming chief's goals
Galt Fire Protection District directors will conduct a workshop Wednesday to discuss incoming Fire Chief Tim Mrozinski's goals for training, buildings, apparatus, job descriptions and volunteerism.
Mrozinski, who recently left the Rocklin Fire Department, will become chief on Feb. 1, when Fire Chief Jim Templeton retires.
The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the main fire station, 229 Fifth St.
Lockeford MAC to debate options for Highway 88 bypass
The Lockeford Municipal Advisory Council is scheduled to debate options for a Highway 88 bypass and possibly take a position on the project at Thursday's meeting.
Options include converting the existing Highway 88 in downtown Lockeford into a one-way westbound street and making Hammond Street one way eastbound, widening Brandt Road to four lanes and meeting up with Highway 88 east of Lockeford and to widen Brandt east to Clements Road and then go north to the Highway 12/88 junction east of Clements.
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider formally accepting a county feasibility study in late January or early February, said Timothy Fowler, chairman of the Lockeford council.
It will be 10 years or more before a bypass is constructed, consultant Jeff Olson said at the Dec. 4 county Planning Commission meeting.
In other action Thursday, the MAC will discuss appointing two people to a Highway 12/88 ad-hoc committee to review speed limits in and near Lockeford. Bob Stern is the only member of the committee thus far.
Thursday's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lockeford Community Center's McDonald Building, 19456 N. Jack Tone Road.
Supervisors aim to settle delinquent hospital bills
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is expected to go after more delinquent accounts today.
Last month, the county collected on more than $50,000 from county residents who were delinquent in paying their San Joaquin General Hospital bills. Some of the services added up to more than $39,000.
It was only after months of receiving letters that county residents agreed to a settlement - often much smaller than their original bills - and the county collected.
Today, the board will go after more delinquent hospital accounts that are in arrears, starting with a letter telling the account holder that they are 90 days past due on their bill.
The board is also expected to accept a report from the California Secretary of State's office that will make some changes in how the county runs its elections.
While some of the changes are procedural only, some will cost the county money. Others are still in the concept stages and don't yet have a price tag.
One such change is random on-site testing, also called parallel monitoring, which requires the registrar's office to take some touch-screen voting machines out of service on Election Day. Because it will create a shortage of voting machines, the registrar is asking that the county buy additional voting machines. Each machine costs $3,200, according to the registrar's office.
The board will meet at 9 a.m. today at 222 E. Weber Ave., in Stockton.