Three out of three massage businesses checked Thursday are following city codes, Lodi police said.
Officers made unannounced visits to three establishments, some of which have had employees arrested on suspicion of prostitution or failing to follow city rules.
The businesses visited Thursday were Royal Day Spa, 220 W. Lodi Ave.; Aah-Spa, 20 N. Cherokee Lane; and Green Spa, 523 W. Harney Lane (formerly Moonlight Spa).
All employees were wearing badges and had massage licenses, and the businesses were following other city rules, such as displaying permits, said Detective Tim Fritz.
The city has tightened laws for massage businesses after years of rumors, and occasional arrests for prostitution.
An employee at Royal Day Spa was arrested in May after an Iraq veteran accused her of soliciting him for a sex act and then throwing rocks at his vehicle when he refused. The employee's misdemeanor charges are pending.
- Layla Bohm.
Alyson Huber named to state water committee
Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, has been appointed to the Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Addressing the State's Water Crisis.
Huber recalls growing up on the Delta, living as a child at Tower Park Marina on Potato Slough. She says that having the Delta in her backyard as a child makes her especially protective of its future for generations to come.
"There is no question our state is in a water crisis which must be addressed, but we must find fair and balanced solutions for each region of the state," Huber said in a prepared statement.
"I am particularly concerned about Delta residents having a voice in the water negotiations process and will be that voice on this committee," Huber said. "I will continue to fight for my local communities and ensure the interests of those that depend on the Delta will be heard."
The Delta is critical asset to California because it is the source of drinking water for 25 million Californians, helps fuel a $37 billion agricultural industry and serves as an important habitat to more than 750 known animal and plant species, Huber said.
- Ross Farrow.