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Lockeford board to discuss new park

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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 am

The Lockeford Community Services District board will hear an update on Thursday on developing plans for a four-acre park south of the Lockeford Community Center on Jack Tone Road.

The board will also hear an update on replacing a well in downtown Lockeford that is out of commission and consider giving the general manager the authority to respond during a major emergency.

Thursday's meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Old Lockeford Schoolhouse, 19456 N. Jack Tone Road.

Ross Farrow

Kristine Lagoda elected new Thornton Muncipal Advisory Council president

Kristine Lagoda was elected president of the Thornton Muncipal Advisory Council last week. She replaces Robert Jones, who chaired the MAC in 2009.

Jones was elected vice president by his fellow MAC members, and Shelley Lopes was chosen as secretary.

Ross Farrow

San Joaquin County women's center to add positions

The San Joaquin Women's Center in Stockton received $238,000 in federal funding to create four jobs and increase sexual assault prevention and crisis intervention services for the community, according to the office of Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.

The funds will be used to hire two new counselors and two sexual assault prevention specialists. Three of the four positions have been filled, and the new employees started work at the Women's Center this week.

Ross Farrow

Several projects to receive federal funding

Several transportation and public safety projects will receive federal funding, according to Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.

They include:

— $300,000 to improve the Altamont Commuter Express service, which provides train service between the Central Valley and Silicon Valley.

— $500,000 to acquire property, design and construct a regional operations center in Stockton for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.

— $800,000 toward connecting the Interstate 5-French Camp Road interchange with Performance Drive and the Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

Ross Farrow

Two supervisors endorse Jack Sieglock

San Joaquin County Supervisors Steve Bestolarides and Larry Ruhstaller have endorsed Republican Jack Sieglock for the 10th Assembly District seat held by Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills.

Ross Farrow

Brad Goehring announces four new endorsements

Brad Goehring, of Clements, seeking the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District, has announced the endorsements of Stockton City Councilman Dale Fritchen, Manteca City Councilman Steve DeBrum, Escalon Mayor Pro Tem Danny Fox and Escalon Councilman Ed Alves.

Ross Farrow

Stanislaus County supervisors endorse Tom Berryhill

Four of the five members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors have endorsed Republican Tom Berryhill, of Oakdale, for the 14th Senate District seat being vacated by Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, according to Berryhill's campaign.

Berryhill, brother of 26th District Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, of Ceres, was endorsed by Supervisors Jim DeMartini, Jeff Grover, Vito Chisea and Bill O'Brien.

Ross Farrow

Chili recipes sought

Looking for a way to get rid of the winter chill? A bowl of hot, steaming chili can take away the bitter cold of winter and warm the soul.

Have a great chili recipe you would like to share? If so, you can send it to Pam Bauserman at pamelab@lodinews.com or by mail at P.O. Box 1360, Lodi, CA 95241.

Pam Bauserman

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