Lodi's Master Sweep-N-Clean and Stockton's Heavenly Spa & Stove, Inc. are two more local organizations participating in San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's incentive program aimed at getting residents to rid themselves of their free-standing wood stove or open fireplace for a cleaner burning wood, pellet or gas stove or insert.
The incentive program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who qualify can earn vouchers of $100 to $500. Extra incentives are available for low-income residents as well.
Applications can be obtained on the district's Web site, www.valleyair.org, or by calling them at (559) 230-5800. Click on the "Grants and Incentives" tab on the left side of the home page.
Heavenly Spa & Stove, Inc.'s is located at 1810 W. Fremont St. in Stockton; contact them at 467-7727. Master Sweep-N-Clean is located at 15296 N. Highway 88 in Lodi; contact them at 367-0443.
Roundtable on jobs, future to be held in Galt
In order to address the dire economic time rural America finds itself, the U.S. Department of Agricultural and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation will host a roundtable discussion Friday at 2 p.m. at the Galt City Council chambers, located at 380 Civic Drive.
The roundtable will bring together state and local officials, residents, business owners, community leaders and economists to discuss ways to rebuild the economy and put people to work.
According to a press release, promoting local businesses, rebuilding the nation's infrastructure and preparing workers for 21st century jobs are some of the main topics.
San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors renews agreement for job training
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to extend the county's agreement with Northern California Construction and Training through the end of September to provide classroom instruction and hands-on job training.
The firm provides vocational training to qualified welfare-to-work participants.
"There are many people who are currently on welfare, but do want to work," board chairman Carlos Villapudua said in a news release. "This program offers them an opportunity to achieve that goal by acquiring employable skills."
Anyone interested in the program may call the county Human Services Agency at 468-1000.
Stockton Metropolitan Airport plan approved
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved the capital improvement program for Stockton Metropolitan Airport for 2010 through 2016 on Tuesday. The county will submit several proposals for funding by the Federal Aviation Commission.
Projects range from reconstructing the taxiways and upgrading airfield signs to acquiring an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.
The projects would cost a combined $29 million, with the county required to pay almost $1.5 million in matching funds, which would come from rentals, leases and concessions at the airport.
Sacramento sheriffs endorse Alyson Huber
The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association has endorsed the re-election of Democrat Alyson Huber to her 10th Assembly District seat.
Huber, who grew up in Lodi and Terminous, will face Republican Jack Sieglock of Lodi in the November election. She now lives in El Dorado Hills.