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Some say Cherokee Lane's plethora of liquor stores a problem for area

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  • posted at 6:34 pm on Fri, Dec 14, 2007.


    Mr. Yadav and the other small business owners knew what their customer base was when they purchased the business. If they didn't, don't blame anybody else for your lack of due diligence. Cherokee Lane has been the same for a long time. Stop accepting the customers money if you don't like who they are or what they do and stop complaining.

  • posted at 9:52 am on Thu, Dec 13, 2007.


    Wake up? What do I need to wake up?

  • posted at 5:25 pm on Wed, Dec 12, 2007.


    Snob, i'm a white trash punk from lockeford that works hard to provide for mine. Wake up

  • posted at 4:12 am on Wed, Dec 12, 2007.


    To: "to: i am disappointed": You are the worst kind of snob.

  • posted at 9:33 am on Tue, Dec 11, 2007.


    I do have respect, Respect for my family to keep them as safe as possible and the east side is not as safe as the west and the schools are all mexican kids so they dont get a good education. There is good people on the east but there is more bad. I know it happens on both sides but there are more crimes on the east. My Choice

  • posted at 9:39 am on Mon, Dec 10, 2007.


    Yea, whatever Chip...

  • posted at 3:18 pm on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    its Bush`s fault !!

  • posted at 1:21 pm on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    You want it cleaned up? Make panhandling against the law. They could be arrested, and you could be fined for feeding their habbits. Then they would all move on to where it would still be legal to panhandle. Give your change to the shelters, and programs to help the true homeless where it will do some good.

  • posted at 1:15 pm on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    I was born right over there on Walnut St., and grew up there. Bum's rode the rails, and would get off by the old Union Ice House. Then set up in the fields on the other side of Cherokee Lane. All looking for a hand out. When the people stopped giving they moved on. Leaving stacks of cans, bottles of cheap booze and trash. At times the Police would pick them up to take them out of town. Problem solved. At least for Lodi.

  • posted at 1:08 pm on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    It's not the stores fault. It's all the bum's fault that moved into the area. Don't even call them homeless. They are persons working to get back on their feet. These are bums your giving your change to so they can feed their habbit. Every time you give change means the longer they will stay. If you want to help the homeless there are many programs you can give to.

  • posted at 9:55 am on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    To: "to i am disappointed": Have some respect. There are a lot of good people, living on the eastside of town, doing the best they can to make ends meet.

  • posted at 8:25 am on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    Because we work two jobs to live on the west so our kids have a better life makes us bad. wow get a clue thats why your over there. Life is yours do what you want with it.

  • posted at 4:23 am on Sun, Dec 9, 2007.


    Wanna keep the homeless out of Lodi? Round up the shopping carts! The stores won't do it, so LPD does. It prevents blight, prevents the homeless from using them, and also prevents them from being traffic hazards. Quit laying on the LPD for rounding them up. BACK THE BADGE!!!

  • posted at 7:42 pm on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    Lodi a once great town. People get a bad impression they think the whole town is like that," said Sunil Yadav. Dude the whole town IS like that the east side of it that is. I live over here and gangs drugs and homeless are taking OVER IM NOT PLAYING!!! west lodi is like a totaly diferent place but the problem will only spread HA HA rich people California is doomed. RON PAUL FOR PRES.

  • posted at 6:44 pm on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    Dogg, you're sick.

    Stop the Panhandling - I agree with you. There's one homeless guy who camps out at the entrance of the K-Mart Shopping Center all the time. People who stop to turn on Cherokee Ln. give him money. If standing on that curb didn't pay well, he'd move on.

    I'm not against helping the homeless, but enabling panhandlers doesn't help them.

  • posted at 10:28 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    Have you seen the inside of these disgusting stores with all the illegal pot pipes fake nfl hats gang color cloths you name it. It starts with making the middle eastern store owners clean up there act.

  • posted at 9:24 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    "Cont... Transients have no rent to pay, no bills, therefore they are free to get high, get drunk, smoke, eat and sleep where they can! While some do get arrested for being "Stupid" and getting caught doing something, they know the jails are over capacity and will be released early if not on "Personal Recognizance"! Drug activity and prostitution thrives on Cherokee in part due to the gangs, and sadly, those in America illegally! If and when ICE agents work hand in hand with LPD, then you will see a TRUE DROP IN CRIME!

  • posted at 9:22 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    A MAJOR avenue of DISTRIBUTING drugs,from one location and Delivering them to Another location is to for the transients and homeless to use Bicycles!Haven't you ever wondered why so many homeless ride bicycles and carry cel-phones? The "Family plan" is a cheap way to network between supply and demand! Those on biclyces are near impossible to follow! Business is one can deny it! I don't see a way to slow drug sales down! Neither does LPD! Cont.....

  • posted at 9:10 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    The issue or cocern here is regarding NEW ALCOHOL BUSINESS LICENSES! The real ISSUE is so many alcohol businesses in a small area CATERING to drug addicts, alcoholics and homeless transients, the panhandling and going to the bathroom in PUBLIC! Sadly, if there were porta potty units here and there, these same people who would be glad they are available would also vandalize them. Someone would have to regularly (Every Day) Keep toilet paper in them! And who would pay the cost?

  • posted at 7:30 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    just load them all up in the patty wagon and sure theyd appreciate it

  • posted at 6:43 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    To say "Booze Equals Blight" is like saying "Motels along Cherkoee Ln. Equals Transients". Yes, let's blame it on the booze, the motels and we can blame Lodi's out of control students on the teachers by lableling them "white racists". Similarly, calling illegal aliens "undocumented workers" is like calling drug dealers, "unlicensed pharmacists". Whatever happened to accountability and truth. Socialism is where America is heading!

  • posted at 6:10 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    wake up lpd and city council there is a sprialing effect going on here if you do not see it resing you positions

  • posted at 5:40 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    I dont care what part of Lodi you live in. Drunks, Illegals, Homeless are all around us. And Lodi police really do not care about enforceing Immigration. Lodi has so many illegals in it, just look all around you the Drunks & Illegals takeing over this town. If i could afford to move out of this town i would. But this is now the way we live, very sad. You can complain about it, But nothing will happen.

  • posted at 4:22 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    If we don't stop them now, it will end up to be just like Stockton...hookers, drunks, drug addicts everywhere. HA it already is like that all over Lodi. Come on LPD, get rid of the trash instead picking up shopping carts.

  • posted at 3:47 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    However that said, the millions in redev. money will buy a lot of porta- potties. I hope they have a plan to deal with the animals before they blow a lot of money only to see it go back like it was. You know, all the money to plant tress and such.

  • posted at 3:44 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    Animals defecate in public. This a public health concern as well as everything else. Why does this town need so many liquor outlets? They seem to be as common as a dog or cat license,you pays your money you gets your license. There are any number of diseases and parasites in human waste. Cherokee Lane has become the old Sac. St. in it's heyday. cont'd

  • posted at 3:19 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    you notice they said they wouldn't use PUBLICeminent domain, but they won't hesitate to use PRIVATEeminent domain to get rid of those eyesore motels on cherokee. the sad thing is those two car dealerships make the blight in that area not those motels. just how rich do the rich need to be? two names connected with many of these land and housing development deals are nearly involved. do snider and geweke broker all these deals? of course we know who the lapdog is that professes to have a san joaquin land dealership and is the gofer of these deals.

  • posted at 3:13 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    How do the transients get the money for booze? They pan-handle, raid recyclable cans, and might be engaged in theft. Please note the word "might".

    The transients do also hang out on the west side of town, and there are drug houses on the west side too! LPD knows where they are!!!!!!! They just seem to be unable to catch them red-handed.

    Any suggestions to help them in a positive manner, that being the transients or LPD?

  • posted at 3:10 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    cherokee lane is and always will be nothing other than a frontage road on the west side of hwy 99. The two car dealerships are now the biggest blight on cherokee and have positioned themselves to make some big bucks from our redevelopment money that was earmarked to clean up the residential areas, not to reward them handsomely for moving. Fixing up the gobs rental investments on the eastside will cost us more than plenty.

  • posted at 3:06 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    If people would QUIT giving the drunks money, thinking they are "Helping them"...less booze means less problems and less crime! It's a "No brainer"; but still, soft hearted people give out of the thought they are helping someone have a good meal! The reality is they are gettig high or drunk!

  • posted at 3:05 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    You, city leaders, and your jolly little elves have brought these illegal and legal immigrants here, stuffed them into their own poor, rundown part of town, use them and even exploit them for your own profit and now it's finally time to realize that you might just be responsible for caring for and taking care of these same persons lives and neighborhood. When the government does this for you, it's nothing but plain old Lodi Welfare.

  • posted at 3:00 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    You hypocrites could clean up the eastside and cherokee lane with one serious phone call to ICE(IMMIGRATION) to work with LPD to clean up and deport ALL illegals. but then that'd take your blight designation and your precious government dollars away. I don't understand why you would spend money REDOING cherokee when it was already done once not too long ago. Seems to me like maybe getting those water meters would be a more critical issue than cherokee. You'll try to use PRIVATE eminant domain on those rundown motels.

  • posted at 2:59 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    To ANYONE walking down the street, driving down the street, riding the bus or looking out their window that the "Alcohol businesses" are keeping the "Transients" on Cherokee! The public and the police must put up with their drunk behavior while those who SELL them booze make "Profits"!

  • posted at 2:51 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    What a lovely area for that new "affordable" housing project for the underprivileged and elderly. And Lodi calls this planning? Mayor Mounce, when you throw this redevelopment thing on us, please appoint an oversight committee of REGULAR citizens and not gob's that'll distribute those funds amongst their own little scam businesses under different names. I thought this "blight" was supposed to be the actual eastside residential areas? Now, it's Cherokee and land owned by Geweke. Connect the dots.

  • posted at 2:44 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    ex-chief Hansen if it's not a conspiracy then why did you let Cherokee and the eastside become slum and blighted all those years you were chief? Geweke owns much of that land and us taxpayers are going TO PAY him to move his car dealership and his duaghters motel? The east side was run down by you and your lack of stopping crime in that area. Why don't you ask Mayor Mounce about that?

  • posted at 2:38 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    Oh forgot to mention those elements along with your drug addicts, drunks, and prostitutes, but that IS the first thing many people see when they come up Cherokee. A 3rd world, socialist, mentality will bring you 3rd world Socialism. Deport the illegals, and enact gang injunctions

  • posted at 2:37 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    So, the 20 year old mom with the 2 year old child thinks there is a problem? So do I? Too many irresponsible people, including many teenagers having babies that taxpayers are paying for. There is also a big drug problem in the area that is pushed by the illegal aliens and Nortenos. .

  • posted at 2:13 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    And this is a problem nation wide. Confusing correlation with causality. If the two were related the problems on Cherokee would manifest themselves on Kettleman and downtown. There will be a lot of hand wringing over correlation, but there may be nothing you can do about it other than turn communist and shut down businesses. Oh that's right this town is good for doing that.

  • posted at 2:02 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2007.


    I know the city is serious about this issue. We tried to permit a new Propane Dispenser at one of the mini marts in question and they were quite frank in telling us that it didn't fit into their plans for the area.



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