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Parks and Recreation to meet today
The Lodi Parks and Recreation Commission will be updated on the current status of Lodi Unified School District's Bridge program and the City of Lodi's After School Program at its monthly meeting today. The commission will also discuss proposed green space improvements on private property owned by Thule Hitch Systems at 1313 S. Stockton.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St.
MAC to hear sheriff's report
The Thornton Municipal Advisory Council will review the San Joaquin County sheriff's report for the Thornton area on Thursday.
The MAC will also discuss council officers and whether to have fewer meetings. Currently, the council meets monthly.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Thornton Community Hall, the blue building next to New Hope School, 26675 N. Sacramento Blvd.
New captain promoted to assistant San Joaquin sheriff
Two weeks after he was promoted from San Joaquin County Sheriff's lieutenant to captain, Ruben Orozco on Monday was named assistant sheriff.
Orozco, a 21-year member of the department, started as a correctional officer and then, after more than three years, worked patrol in east Stockton for several years.
In 1993, Orozco became a detective and handled sexual assault cases, as well as homicides, and also joined the SWAT team. Three years later he was promoted to sergeant and soon began working in internal affairs.
In 2001 he became a lieutenant in personnel and then managed the detective division, his third time in that unit. In April 2005 he became a watch commander.
Orozco was promoted to captain on March 17, working with retiring Assistant Sheriff Jess DuBois.
Orozco, who lives in Stockton with his wife and their two daughters, started his law enforcement career with the California Youth Authority. He will graduate in June from Union Institute with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
PG&E sending apologies and checks to customers
SAN FRANCISCO - PG&E is sending apologies and checks of up to $100 to Northern California customers who were left in the dark during power outages early in January.
The utility company is hoping to regain the confidence of frustrated customers who endured power outages for up to four days during a series of storms in January.
During a major storm on Jan. 4, PG&E estimated that 3,600 of its customers in the Lodi area had lost power because of 35 separate outages.
Checks will be sent to those who went without power for at least two days, with the biggest payout going to those who weathered all four days without electricity.
The company started mailing out the checks this month to about 104,000 customers. The total payout will be around $5 million.