Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am
It sounded like an explosion. And it rocked the Lodi Health Urgent Care Clinic. The first lifesavers on scene of the fatal multi-vehicle crash at Vine Street and Ham Lane last month weren’t even dispatched.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:29 pm
Five people, including a young child, a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, died in a horrific crash at the intersection of Ham Lane and Vine Street in Lodi early Tuesday evening, police said.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am
In April, I traveled to Washington, D.C. As is my practice, while in town I made an appointment to see my Congressman. The aide who confirmed my visit warned me to allow extra time because sequestration had resulted in laying off several security guards.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:00 am
A Lodi man is in intensive care after he was attacked outside a Downtown bar this past weekend.
Tim Ergonis, 24, is at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after undergoing emergency brain surgery.
Ergonis was with friends at Vintage Sports Grill on Sacramento Street on Saturday night when he stepped outside to get some air.
Some kind of commotion started, and Ergonis was struck and then kicked. Officers responded and found Ergonis on the sidewalk, critically injured.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00 am
A man was airlifted to a trauma center in South Sacramento after a hard parachute landing Monday at the Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 am
In a critical situation, paramedics are required to perform
life-saving techniques intelligently and quickly to try and ensure
that anyone in distress has a chance to not only live through the
night, but to go on and live healthily for years to come.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am
REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight, two
privately-held companies, announced Monday that they have merged in
order to provide a stronger network of service as well as to meet
the needs of a growing health care system.
Firefighters and paramedics load a 7-year old boy into the REACH
air ambulance after he was struck by a vehicle and pinned under the
car on Stockton Street near Vine Street in Lodi on Monday, Dec. 5,
Firefighters and paramedics stabilize a 7-year-old boy after he
was struck by a vehicle and pinned under the car on Stockton Street
near Vine Street in Lodi on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. The boy was taken
by REACH air ambulance to UC Davis for treatment.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:00 am
It was just after 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Bruce Aschenbrenner, Jim
Sanders and retired Lodi fire marshal Verne Person were partnered
with Lodi resident Elwood Frates, 91, for the Men’s Club
Championship Golf Tournament at Micke Grove Regional Park.
Firefighters and paramedics transport a young girl to a REACH
air ambulance on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
Firefighters and paramedics stabilize a young girl after the car
she was a passenger in was struck by a train on Pine Street on
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. The girls was transported to the parking lot
between Lawrence School and the Grape Bowl and taken by Reach air
Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:57 am
The driver of a semi-truck suffered major injuries when his
vehicle collided with a pickup truck and veered off the freeway on
Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Friday, September 9, 2011 1:49 pm
Corey Daniel sifts through a cardboard box from the dining room
table in his Lodi home. He extracts a pair of brown, size 12 penny
Monday, August 1, 2011 1:21 pm
A 6-year-old boy died as a result of head trauma sustained when
he collided with a vehicle on his bicycle Sunday evening at Micke
Grove Park, said Sgt. Barbara Butler, of the California Highway
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:00 am
A man, believed by Lodi firefighters to be in his early 40s,
fell from a height of about 60 feet from a work truck’s extension
ladder onto a building on South Church Street around 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:00 am
Seconds are precious when a life is at risk. To make sure
everyone knows their role in the case of an emergency, Lodi
firefighters and REACH Air Medical Services responders met at
Hutchins Street Square on Tuesday to complete a series of training
exercises that began earlier this month.
As pedestrians stopped briefly to observe the drills and snap
pictures, firefighters talked REACH pilot Craig Korte into an easy
landing on a lawn outside the entertainment center shortly after 11
a.m. Some witnesses plugged their ears as the helicopter’s rotors
pierced the air around it and firefighters got into position.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:00 am
Since 8 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department received 1,041
calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:47 pm
About 15 acres of remote grassland were scorched when a
helicopter made a hard landing northwest of Galt on Tuesday
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:19 pm
The shooting of a Hispanic male juvenile Tuesday on Lodi’s
Eastside is likely the latest event in a rash of gang-related
attacks in the area this week, Lodi Police officers said.
Sunday night in Lodi saw separate evening shootings about three
miles from each other in less than two hours. Both assaults sent
victims with alleged Norteño affiliations to local hospitals.
In Thornton — an area with a strong Sureño influence — a
30-year-old man was shot Monday evening as he walked down the
street with his uncle. He was transported by REACH air ambulance to
a Sacramento hospital for a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.
Monday, May 23, 2011 11:40 am
Lodi police on Monday continued the search for suspects in
separate shootings that sent two alleged Norteño gang members to
One of the victims remains in a Sacramento hospital with
critical injuries. The other was treated and released for lesser
injuries at Lodi Memorial Hospital.
Police are looking for a white, four-door passenger vehicle and
a full-size brown Ford Ranger pickup truck with a covered bed in
connection with one of the shootings and a white minivan used in
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:00 pm
A man was airlifted from Century Park to a Sacramento hospital
after he was seriously injured in a solo motorcycle accident
Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 am
One of the blessings I fell heir to from my mother's side of the
family is a love of music. You can't actually call everything one
hears over the radio and TV music, per se. Much of it sounds like a
The CALSTAR MD Explorer helicopter rests outside of CALSTAR’s Concord base at Buchanan Field, after just returning from an emergency call. The recently purchased MD Explorer is capable of speeds in excess of 150 mph, and weighs about 6,000 pounds.
An aerial view of John Muir Medical Center in Concord from the cockpit of a CALSTAR MD Explorer helicopter. Many patients transported by the flight crew end up at John Muir, just a few miles from CALSTAR’s Concord base.