The Lodi Boys and Girls Club on Poplar Street, which was in danger of closing temporarily due to a lack of funds, will remain open, Boys and Girls Club President Richard Jones said Tuesday.
The temporary closure of the club was to start June 1 and last 6 weeks. The Lodi Boys and Girls Club offers a place for between 500 and 600 children to play games, watch movies and socialize with each other on a daily basis.
"I want to thank the community for its support, donations and pledges," said Jones.
The club needed to raise $60,000, but he said that the club has raised close to $70,000.
"We're open," he said.
Doctor on probation due to relationship
A Lodi doctor began three years of probation Friday for having a sexual relationship with a patient.
Thomas Sorbera will keep his medical license and may continue his practice as a urologist, according to an agreement with the Medical Board of California. It was made official April 29 and went into effect Friday.
Sorbera runs a Lodi office and also has privileges at Lodi Memorial Hospital, where he serves on the board of directors.
He took a leave of absence from the hospital board last year while the state was investigating him. The board reinstated him May 7, according to hospital spokeswoman Carol Farron.
The state's 18-page document outlines a 4-month relationship Sorbera had with a female patient in 2006, whom he had begun treating in 2002. He prescribed her pain medication, though the state did not find any evidence that the prescriptions were inappropriate.
— News-Sentinel staff
Cosumnes firefighters to hold training exercise
The Cosumnes Community Service District's firefighters will conduct controlled burns during training exercises Thursday and Friday in Galt.
The training exercises will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a 20-acre parcel at 10278 Kost Road, just south of Meadowview Park.
The controlled burns will reduce fire danger on the property by burning vegetation that could become fuel for a fire later in the year, and wil train firefighters to combat wildland fires, district spokesman Steve Capps said.
San Joaquin County pays settlement to injured women
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement to three women who say they were injured when a county employee rear-ended them.
The board approved a $12,500 settlement to Michelle Cruz-Martinez, $10,000 to Mary Ann Cruz and $9,000 to Veronica Cruz-Martinez.
Richard Pombo endorses Brad Goehring for Congress
Former San Joaquin County Rep. Richard Pombo has endorsed Clements vintner Brad Goehring for the 11th Congressional District seat held by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.
McNerney defeated Pombo in 2006 and was re-elected two years later. Pombo, a Republican from Tracy, is running in the 19th Congressional District, which goes south to the Fresno area.
Goehring is running against Tony Amador, of Lodi, Elizabeth Emken, of Danville, and David Harmer, of San Ramon, for the Republican nomination in the 11th District. The winner in next Tuesday's primary will face McNerney in November's general election.
Two groups endorse Ami Bera for Congress
The California Teachers Association and California Nurses Association have endorsed Ami Bera for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River. The district includes Galt and Herald.
Bera is unopposed for the Democratic nomination in next week's primary. He will face Lungren, who is also unopposed, in the November election.