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Nowhere to run for Lodi High cross country team

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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:00 pm

On the Lodi High School cross country team's original 2008 schedule, the Flames were slated to host Bear Creek on Thursday at Lodi Lake. But no runners were out there on Thursday; instead, there was just a bunch of construction equipment working on renovations around the lake.

The construction has caused a major change in the Flames' schedule this season as no meets will be able to be held there. Steve Dutra, Lodi's parks superintendent, said that liability issues and safety concerns make it impossible while it is under construction. He also said the work will ultimately make it safer for teams to run there.

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  • posted at 4:22 am on Mon, Sep 15, 2008.


    Lodian: If you're really from Lodi, you would know that Micke Grove is a COUNTY park! The City has nothing to do with it. Should they have closed the Lake down in the summer, cancelling swimming and picnics to make the improvements? The work has to be done before it starts raining, so it can't be done in the winter and spring.

  • posted at 4:35 am on Fri, Sep 12, 2008.


    What the heck is wrong with these people? DUTRA, GET OFF YOUR HANDS AND DO SOMETHING!!! Why in the world can you not allow these kids the use of Micke Grove? What kind of local program, that is there to benefit the kids of Lodi, sends their student/athletes out of town for HOME MEETS? Geez, who the hell is in charge over there? Can you not just do this construction any other time except the FALL? OMG, this is shameful.

  • posted at 2:44 am on Fri, Sep 12, 2008.


    Parks and Rec wins again. One less event they have to deal with. This is just another example of how they treat the citizens (and kids) of this city. Try renting a field from them. Try renting a hall or picnic area from them. Try getting them to make the baseball field at Blakely Park or the turf at the Grape Bowl playable. They throw so many roadblocks in front of people they finally give up, just like the LHS cross country team did.



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