Nobody was injured Wednesday evening when a gang-related fight turned into a shooting and rounds struck a home, Lodi police said.
The incident began as a fight around 6:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of South School Street, just south of Kettleman Lane, Sgt. Lance Hayden said.
As one man began to get in the driver's seat of a green Chevrolet Tahoe, he fired about five or six rounds from a medium-caliber revolver, Hayden said.
The intended victims, who were standing in the street, were not hit. At least two rounds passed them and struck a home not related to the incident, one round striking the house just below the living room window and the other round hitting a covered patio. Nobody was home at the time.
Several male suspects, believed to be gang members, fled in the vehicle, which was last seen heading east on Kettleman Lane. There were no immediate arrests.
Coastal Cleanup Day to be held at Lodi Lake
The city of Lodi is looking for volunteers for California Coastal Cleanup Day at Lodi Lake Park. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Lodi Lake Park Discovery Center and help pick up garbage from around the lake.
Volunteers cleaned up 1,333 pounds of garbage from the lake at last year's event.
Leaders are also sought for this year's cleanup. Leaders direct 10- to 12-person teams in a section of the park.
Garbage is sorted and tallied, with a list submitted to The Ocean Conservancy's international database to help researchers identify the sources of marine pollution.
There is also a statewide contest for the most unusual item found. A Lodi student won the $100 contest prize several years ago for finding an unscratched lottery ticket.
All volunteers must sign release liability forms. Parental permission forms must be turned in for volunteers under age 18. Forms are available on the city's Web site, http://www.lodi.gov, and at the Lodi Public Library, as well as at the park on the day of the cleanup.
Workers are advised to dress appropriately with closed-toe shoes, gloves, hats and sunblock. The city of Lodi and its sponsors will provide gloves, bags, grapplers and refreshments.
For more information, contact Kathy Grant at 339-8722 or Frank Beeler at 333-6800, ext. 2443.
Regional water board will meet Friday
The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet Friday to consider Lodi's wastewater treatment plant permit.
The proposed permit includes new effluent limitations on ammonia, nitrate and other materials. The board has recognized that the city might not be able to immediately comply with the new regulations, so the proposed permit gives the city a time schedule by which to comply.
The board will also consider the comments submitted to the proposed permit. Lodi submitted comments as well as the California Sport Fishing Protection Alliance, the Central Valley Clean Water Association and local farmer Ken Hajek.
Lodi needs the permit to continue discharging wastewater into the Delta and on surrounding farmland.
The board meets at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Clovis.
Stockton city council: Dogs must have chips
STOCKTON - Dogs in the city will have to be embedded with microchips and cats will have to be licensed starting next month, following a unanimous ruling by city council members.
The measure, passed Tuesday, intends to cut down the number of animals being euthanized at the city pound, officials said. Stockton's Lincoln Street shelter killed more than 9,000 stray animals last year.
Veterinarians said a microchip about the size of a grain of rice can be implanted in the skin for less than $45, and can include the pet owner's contact information. Under the measure, cats either must have a microchip or a collar.
The ordinance, which goes into effect on Oct. 11, is a "progressive approach" to animal control that includes "an element of humanity," said Councilman Clem Lee.