Friday, November 8, 2013 9:35 am
Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Mayor Alan Nakanishi described Oct. 22, the day when six were killed and several others injured in a tragic six-car crash, “a black day.” Even more than 2,500 miles away in Pittsburgh, I share the pain and horror of my former friends and neighbors.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
When the state Legislature passed a realignment plan in 2011, they hoped to reduce overcrowding in California’s prisons. But since its adoption, there has been an alarming unintended consequence: Violence in county jails throughout the state has soared.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am
The massive prison hospital in southern San Joaquin County is almost complete, its staff is being hired and the first of its inmates will arrive in early July.
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 am
Galt police, firefighters, schools, churches and businesses are asking residents to buy toys this Christmas for needy children in the community.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Five candidates square off for the two available seats on the Galt City Council.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:00 am
The Galt Police Department and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have developed a youth program called JAIL, an acronym for Juvenile Awareness, Interactive Learning. It was started about six month ago and is being held at the CDCR Correctional Training Facility off Twin Cities Road in Galt.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 am
A retired private detective from Galt was arrested Tuesday by Woodland police on suspicion of impersonating an officer from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Woodland police.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 am
Perhaps the waiting game is finally over. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow convicted killer Wesley Shermantine Jr. to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims, Brown's office announced Tuesday.
Friday, July 6, 2012 6:57 am
A convicted serial killer could be temporarily freed from death row to help search for the remains of long-dead victims under a bill state lawmakers approved Thursday.
The measure is aimed at getting direct help from Wesley Shermantine, who is awaiting execution for four murders. The bill proposes temporarily releasing him into investigators' custody under heavy guard.
Authorities say Shermantine and his childhood buddy, Loren Herzog, engaged in a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree in the 1980s and 90s.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 am
Although the 13th Assembly District doesn't cover a large population of the Lodi area, voters in Morada and rural areas west of Lodi will find the four candidates on their ballot in the June primary election.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Foot chases, a meth lab and an assault rifle were all part of a second sweep law enforcement officials conducted Wednesday, nabbing over a dozen probation and parole violators in addition to the arrests made in last week's sweep.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi resident Stacy Lee Knutson sat in the grass of his front yard, handcuffed, with his young, smiling son wiggling in his lap. His daughter played with her pink bouncy ball, weaving in and out of a circle of roughly 10 police officers and detectives from Lodi, Stockton and San Joaquin County.
Knutson’s home was just one of 220 places named and visited in a citywide sweep conducted by the Lodi Police Department with the help of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, San Joaquin County Probation, Stockton Police Department, Lodi Police Department, California State Parole and Delta RATT.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
A man whose sister was brutally raped and murdered in a Lodi vineyard 30 years ago has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to move forward the execution of his sister's convicted killer.
Monday, January 30, 2012 4:44 pm
San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore said on Monday there are
no immediate plans to conduct further searches for the remains of
Cyndi Vanderheiden and other victims of the same killers.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:00 am
The remains of Cyndi Vanderheiden lie on property in the San
Andreas area, less than a quarter-mile from those of another murder
victim, Chevelle “Chevy” Wheeler, according to Sacramento bounty
hunter Leonard Padilla.
Friday, January 20, 2012 4:11 pm
Loren Herzog's last words to his family were scribbled on a note
that was left on a table in his trailer prior to his apparent
suicide Monday night.
Friday, January 20, 2012 12:00 pm
A meeting Friday morning between local, state and national law
enforcement resulted in an unprecedented move in San Joaquin County
— to allow a convicted killer on death row to return to the area
and point out the locations of the bodies of his victims that he
buried over a decade ago.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:42 pm
More details are emerging surrounding the death of convicted
killer Loren Herzog, including the discovery of a note he
apparently left behind for family members.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Cyndi Vanderheiden's remains are likely located in Calaveras
County, said nationally known bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who
added that he's willing to pay convicted killer Wesley Shermantine
Jr. $15,000 to show where her body is located.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:37 am
Loren Herzog, convicted in the killing of Cyndi Vanderheiden of
Clements, committed suicide by hanging Monday night, according to
Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:00 am
There will be a job fair to give area residents information
about local construction jobs on Friday.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:00 am
Inmates in California prisons are behind bars for a number of
reasons, be it grand theft, fraud or murder. But today, criminals
will have something special to be thankful for — a hot Thanksgiving
Of the 365 days a year that the California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation has to feed the inmates in all 33
state prisons, only four of those days are reserved for special
holiday meals. Thanksgiving just happens to be one of those
Friday, August 26, 2011 4:09 pm
The woman accused of poisoning her Woodbridge boss a decade ago
was released early Friday morning from the Central California
Women's Facility in Chowchilla.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 6:11 am
A former Sacramento legal secretary convicted of poisoning her
boss in 2001 in a case that grabbed headlines and inspired two
true-crime books is set to be released from prison after serving
most of her sentence.