Editor's note: A Regional Roundup item in Wednesday's News-Sentinel had outdated information about the Fourth of July celebration at Lodi Lake. Below is the correct information.
The city of Lodi will have its annual free fireworks show on July 4. Lodi Lake Park on Turner Road will open at 7 a.m., with the fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
There will be free admission to activities on the north side of the lake, including bounce houses, reptile shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., sno-cones from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., crafts and face-painting. There will also be food, beer and drink booths throughout the park.
Swimming at the beach and boat rentals begins at 10 a.m. Admission to the swimming area is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children 17 and under, and free for children aged 3 and under. The beach closes at 7 p.m.
Paddle boat rentals cost $5 per half-hour, single kayaks are $4 per half-hour, and two-person kayaks cost $5 per half-hour. Boat rentals close at 5 p.m.
Vehicles will not be allowed in the park, and Turner Road will be closed to traffic between Mills Avenue and Ham Lane. People with disabilities will be able to park on Laurel Avenue, just east of the park.
Also, the Lodi Lake Nature Area will be closed, and the city is not allowing the following items in the park: skates, scooters, fishing equipment, pets, alcoholic beverages, personal barbecues, glass bottles or weapons.
In the morning, there will be the 41st Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will cost $6 for adults or $4 for children under 12, and children under 5 are free.
— News-Sentinel staff
Lodi Unified School District trustee position filing period open
The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters' official filing period for one of five Lodi Unified School District board of trustees positions opens July 12.
Trustee areas 1, 3, 4 and 5 are open for four-year terms of office, from 2010 to 2014.
The board also decided to fill the seat vacated by Harvey Bills through an election. That is for a two-year term ending in 2012, thus completing Bills' original term.
Individuals must be registered voters of the district, and must reside within the boundaries of the area they are seeking to fill. For a map, visit www.lodiusd.net.
Declarations of Candidacy may be obtained at the county registrar's office, 44 N. San Joaquin St. Suite 350, in Stockton. For more information call 468-2885.
The open filing period begins July 12 and ends at 5 p.m., Aug. 6.
Three candidates have already publicly come forward and stated their intentions to run. They are Ron Heberle, George Neely and David Schindler, who hope to unseat trustee Bonnie Cassel.
At least one of the finalist candidates, John Carvana, who interviewed to be appointed to former trustee Harvey Bills' position, has said he plans to run for that seat. Current board president Richard Jones decided to have voters choose Bills' replacement after public pressure.
There are seven elected seats on the board.
At a recent school board meeting, outgoing trustee Jeff Thompson challenged several candidates to come forward for each open seat. Neither he nor Cassel has decided whether they will run for re-election.
Heberle plans to run for Thompson's seat, while Neely is looking to unseat Jones. He, too, has not yet gone public with his intent to run again.
California School Employees Association files labor complaint
Lodi Unified School District's classified union has filed a labor complaint with the state's Public Employment Relations Board, claiming district negotiators acted in bad faith to reach a settlment agreement.
The local California School Employees Association chapter is currently in the mediation process after the parties failed to come to an agreement.
Union members say the district failed to bargain in good faith and has declared impasse with a proposal that CSEA believes violates the Educational Employment Relations Act, according to the complaint filed last Friday.