Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:25 pm
New state regulations will give Lodi wiggle room in meeting strict renewable energy standards by 2020 without major rate increases, according to city officials who briefed Lodi City Council members on the issue Tuesday.
Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 am
A 100-acre plant south of Flag City, with miles of sewage pipelines and tanks of sludge and waste, is no one’s idea of a tourist destination. But without it, no one in Lodi could take a shower, flush their toilet or even wash the dishes without finding a place for all that wastewater.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am
Woodbridge Sanitary District board members will consider its engineer's recommendation for sewer repairs at tonight's board meeting.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:00 am
The Woodbridge Sanitary District board, meeting Wednesday, will consider purchasing covers with an odor bed at the community’s sewer plant off Benedict Drive and contracting with someone to maintain sewer lines.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00 am
In order to meet a state mandate by 2015, the Galt City Council will be asked to approve spending up to $325,000 to move forward with wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
With the stench of sewage heavy in the air, Lodi City Council member Larry Hansen jokingly asks if anyone noticed the nearby wastewater treatment plant during the dedication ceremony of the Lodi Energy Center on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Kevin Cunningham, of the Lodi Energy Center, holds up a small piece of waste leftover from the filtering and reuse of water supplied by the nearby White Slough sewage water treatment facility, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
A 500,000-gallon water tank, right, stands next to a facility that filters water from the nearby White Slough sewage water treatment plant seven times at the Lodi Energy Center on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00 am
While driving down Interstate 5 during the last two years, Lodi residents have watched a towering structure rise near White Slough wastewater treatment plant.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am
A Sacramento company has been awarded a $4.4 million bid to construct a new replacement pump station and sewer main pipeline in Galt. The work, approved by the city council on Tuesday with a 4-0 vote, is necessary due to an aging system that is nearly at capacity.
Monday, September 19, 2011 12:00 am
When Tom Peterson first began his career as a city hall reporter
in San Diego, he decided he liked what the people in city
government were doing. After working in city government for two
years in San Diego, Peterson relocated to Lodi, where he served two
stints with the city of Lodi. He believes in helping people make
Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:00 am
Progress continues to move along for the city of Galt as the
city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is prepped for the installation
of more than 3,000 solar panels to generate the plant’s
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:00 am
Faced with having to respond to a San Joaquin County Grand Jury
report that alleges major improprieties in its operations,
Woodbridge Sanitary District directors spent Wednesday's board
examining various tasks expected of any public agency.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:00 am
While staring up at the 135-foot-tall wind turbine that is
spinning like clockwork, Lodi resident Bill Swearingen can't stop
smiling as he describes how the turbine's blades are taking the
ocean wind sweeping through the Montezuma Hills and turning it into
Swearingen recently installed two wind turbines at E.B. Stone, a
fertilizer company west of Rio Vista. While describing the project,
large turbines stretch across the hills behind him, all moving even
though it is a relatively slow wind day in the area.
"Wind in Rio Vista is one of those things that is a pretty safe
bet," he said.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:00 am
The city of Stockton will pay more than $60,000 in fines for
releasing thousands of pounds of ammonia per day into the San
Joaquin River from the city’s water treatment plant.
Friday, March 25, 2011 12:00 am
The state has ruled that the Woodbridge Sanitary District has
illegally allowed employees without state certification to operate
the sewer plant north of Benedict Drive.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 am
Bernie Vigil was fed up. The Lodi resident and former
corrections officer was tired of getting obscene gestures from
trespassers and vagrants as they relieved themselves near his
Sickened by the littering, drug use and unsanitary conditions in
the private wetlands near the Mokelumne River and Highway 99 where
he's lived for more than 20 years, the Vietnam veteran decided to
find a solution. A month ago, Vigil purchased the 11 acres of
private wetlands from the development company that built his
subdivision. Then he gathered his neighbors to evict the
Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:00 am
Chlorine has been swapped out for 574 ultraviolet bulbs at the
Galt wastewater plant. The bulbs are the new final cleaning process
before Galt's wastewater is discharged to Skunk Creek and
eventually to the Delta.
Saturday, January 1, 2011 12:00 am
One hundred and one years ago, the first newspapers of 1910 told
of a smallpox scare and gave glimpses of a quiet Lodi that was
slowly emerging as a new modern city.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 am
Seven months ago Larry Hansen held his new baby granddaughter
for the first time. Yesterday, he announced the groundbreaking of
Lodi’s new energy center. The Lodi city councilman was hard-pressed
to decide which moment was more precious.
Monday, May 3, 2010 12:00 am
With all the news about water meters, we might ponder this
e-mail from a relative who recently moved to Malibu:
Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:00 am
Police Chief David Main — a manager with heart
Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:00 am
It's a shame Lodi City Manager Blair King is leaving now.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am
In 1935, a man named Louis Singer started working for the city
of Lodi engineering department.
Friday, June 12, 2009 10:00 pm
What would you pay each year to prevent a citywide epidemic of
typhoid or cholera? To keep our rivers clean so we can fish and
swim in them with minimal risk?