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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 10:00 pm

Lodi

School district to receive $250,000 grant

Lodi Unified School District will receive a $235,137 grant from the federal Department of Education to improve school emergency preparedness, it was announced Friday by Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.

The money will go toward improving the district's preparation for emergencies and strive to ensure students' safety, he said in a prepared statement.

The state department is issuing these grants to help schools improve an strengthen emergency management plans. Recipients are intended to work with community partners such as local law enforcement and public health and safety agencies to provide training for school staff and to set in place emergency procedures.

The funds can be used to conduct vulnerability assessments, provide training, purchase emergency supplies and engage in simulation drills.

- News-Sentinel staff

Lodi Lake Farmer's Market will be every Saturday

The Lodi Lake Farmer's Market will now be every Saturday and is up to six vendors; four produce, one pastry and one flower stand.

The market also has new hours from 8 a.m. to noon.

The hope is with the market every week it will encourage more vendors and shoppers to come, city spokesman Jeff Hood said.

To print a $1 coupon for the market, go to www.lodi.gov and click on "Download the $1 coupon from the Parks & Rec flier."

- Maggie Creamer.

FEMA takes Woodbridge off flood-control map

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has notified developer Jeff Kirst that the agency will remove all of Woodbridge from its flood-control map, eliminating FEMA's requirement for property owners to purchase costly flood insurance.

FEMA regional engineer Kathy Schaefer sent Kirst an e-mail on Monday saying that Woodbridge will be officially removed from the insurance requirement as soon as the map is released on Oct. 16.

- Ross Farrow.

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