Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Regional Roundup

Gory or gourd? Suspicious find in a field

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00 am

It's the season for spooks and jack-o-lanterns, but a Lodi woman who called police late Tuesday night likely didn't have that in mind.

She told dispatchers that she'd found what appeared to be a heart in a field near Lower Sacramento Road and Lodi Avenue. It was the organ kind of heart, not a case of someone mistaking Valentine's Day for Halloween.

At 11:54 p.m., dispatchers sent an officer to investigate, according to Lodi police.

In the meantime they asked for the caller for some more information. She said she wasn't sure if the heart belonged to a human or an animal. She hadn't seen anything else nearby, but she said it was dark in the field so she wasn't positive.

In the end, no crime scene tape was needed: The suspicious heart was actually a rotten pumpkin.

Layla Bohm

Youth Energy Summit applications available

High school students in the Lodi Electric Utility district are invited to take part in the second-annual Youth Energy Summit early next year.

The summit, sponsored by a number of municipal utility districts, will teach students about energy issues from experts in fields ranging from wind energy to solar energy to hydrogen fuel. About 75 students will be invited.

Students will use what they learn to create a service learning project and compete for scholarship prizes ranging fro $250 to $1,250.

Those interested in applying should submit a one-page statement identifying two or three of the most important energy-related issues facing California and explain why those issues are important to the state's future. The statement and completed application can be mailed to the LegiSchool Project, 6000 J St., Sacramento, 95819.

Applications are available at www.roseville.ca.us/YES and must be postmarked by Nov. 13.

The YES event will be held Jan. 22-23 at the Sacramento SMUD headquarters.

For more information on the LegiSchool Project, call (916) 278-6906.

— News-Sentinel staff

Special financing meeting canceled

The Galt Joint Union High School District has canceled a special board meeting set for Monday to discuss financing on the yet-to-be-constructed building at Liberty Ranch High School.

The decision was made after Interim Superintendent Audrey Kilpatrick learned some of the money frozen by the state last year for the project may have been freed up by a bond sale over the weekend.

The anticipated $1.8 million in state funding had already been set aside for shop buildings at the new high school. They will house vocational- related programs, including pre-engineering.

In an e-mail sent to trustees, teachers and others Monday afternoon, Kilpatrick said the district may possibly receive funds over the next few months, but she could not get confirmation from the state. She planned to attend a state meeting Wednesday to learn more.

A state bond sale last week reportedly earned $478 million for the state School Facility Program to provide enough cash to fund all school construction projects on the waiting list, since the state treasurer temporarily froze the money last December.

The board had recently discussed borrowing the money to finish the construction project, but a decision had yet to be made.

Jennifer Bonnett

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • posted at 4:30 am on Thu, Oct 22, 2009.

    Posts:

    A rotten Pumpkin? I never even heard of a town so full of paranoid, religious nuts in my life! I really need to write a book on this place! Comedy Hit!

     

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 202

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists