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The City of Lodi has projected $1.35 million being collected in Measure L funding from when the half-cent sales tax hike takes effect in April to June, and will use those funds to hire police officers, firefighters and purchase new equipment for both departments.

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When Gary Xavier last visited Lodi in October 2018, the motivational speaker issued two challenges to the students of Lois E. Borchardt Elementary School: Perform 6,000 acts of kindness, and collect bags of coffee to donate to members of the U.S. military stationed away from home.

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After fighting in Vietnam as a young man in 1968, Lodi native Mel Potter returned in 1998 to serve the country he once fought through charity work aimed at helping children with congenital heart failure get access to medical care.

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Students, parents and teachers filled the stands in Lodi High School’s gym on a rainy Thursday morning to watch two basketball games between special needs students from high schools throughout Lodi Unified School District.

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The Community Development Block Grant recommendations for funding allocations were made by the Lodi Improvement Committee during a meeting Tuesday evening.

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Increased rainfall and high wind speeds caused by a recent storm prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch and wind advisory on Wednesday for the San Joaquin Valley — including Lodi — and the surrounding area that will remain in effect until this evening.

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After much dismay felt by homeowners in Sunwest, the Lodi Planning Commission voted in favor of an in-fill subdivision project to replace the Twin Arbors Athletic Club on Cochran Road at a meeting Wednesday night at Carnegie Forum.

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The threat of protest from local business A.M. Stephens Construction Company Inc., led to a shorthanded Lodi City Council rejecting all bids received for a multi-million dollar pavement project on Lockeford Street during Tuesday’s shirtsleeve session.

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In recognition of her decades of service to Lodi, Bonita “Bonnie” Cassel will be inducted into the Lodi Community Hall of Fame by the Lodi Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors in March.

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As Astrida Trupovnieks settles into her new role as Lodi’s business development manager, she is excited to immerse herself in the culture that the community has to offer. Trupovnieks, who is originally from the Midwest, never thought she would end up in California, but she is looking forward…

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Why doesn’t the Lodi Fire Department use volunteers? Why aren’t police officers and firefighters trained to perform each other’s jobs? Why don’t the smaller rural fire districts consolidate with a larger fire department such as Lodi’s?

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The City of Lodi is awaiting the close of escrow following the sale of a former fire station on Lodi Avenue, which has been purchased by commercial real estate firm Cushing and Wakefield.

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A nearly year-long dispute over who should be responsible for millions of dollars in development fees and whether or not the fees have been properly assessed led to a heated debate during Wednesday’s Lodi City Council meeting.

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ACAMPO — A suspect is still at large after the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a search warrant in Acampo on Thursday, which led to Houston School being placed on temporary lockdown.

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Business owner Sam Shi is bringing a touch of China to Lodi’s downtown scene through the art of tea tasting.

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The Lodi Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors on Wednesday announced the five people who will be inducted into the Lodi Community Hall of Fame in March, including three who will be honored posthumously.

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The Lodi Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday reviewed schematic designs that Leonard Kahn, the district’s chief business officer, said were part of a project to modernize and renovate the Tokay High School campus.

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Parent and teachers from Joe Serna Jr. Charter School and Houston School filled the multipurpose room at Julia Morgan Elementary School in Stockton on Tuesday night for the Lodi Unified School District Board of Education meeting.

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Past projects approved by the Lodi Planning Commission are finally off and rolling, including the initial construction phases of a new bowling alley. Two new hotels could be completed by year’s end and a Black Bear Diner will add to Lodi’s dining options.

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For the past 16 years the Lodi Muslim community has hosted a meal service on the first Sunday of every month at the Salvation Army on North Sacramento Street.

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Although Lodi Unified School District has been considering relocating Joe Serna, Jr. Charter School from its current Lodi campus and have it share Houston School’s Acampo campus for some time, Houston’s middle-schoolers may also find themselves relocated next school year.

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Although most of the animals were asleep early Friday afternoon, Misty Gray still beamed with excitement as she walked the grounds of Micke Grove Zoo, where she was hired as the new zoo and interpretive services manager late last year.

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When the Golden Sierra High School boys soccer team stopped at Carl’s, Jr. in Flag City for a late dinner after a Thursday night game, the El Dorado County team returned to their bus to find that it had been broken into.

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Over the past week, winter has walloped North America hard. In much of the U.S. and Canada, temperatures were below freezing. In some cases, the mercury was higher at the North Pole.

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Navigating his way around the broken glass, pieces of drywall and other debris that covered the floor of his family’s East Oak Street home on Wednesday afternoon, Robert Biegler examined the damage caused when a tree fell through their roof during a storm on Jan. 16.

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Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, detectives from the Lodi Police Department on Monday arrested a man suspected of possession child pornography as well as a loaded handgun.

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The Lodi Police Department shared its new Apex Officer Virtual Reality Police Training Simulator system at a Lodi City Council shirtsleeve meeting on Tuesday morning.