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STOCKTON — San Joaquin County Public Health Services on Wednesday announced that it has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in the county this year.

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STOCKTON — Stating that showing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is a violation of privacy and choice, and will hurt local businesses, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved prohibiting vaccine passport mandates in the county on Tuesday by a vote of 4-0.

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The Gateway development continues to grow, and the city’s Site Plan and Architectural Review Committee will get its first look at the latest addition during a special meeting on Friday.

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Wind gusts as strong as 45 mph kicked up dust and caused tree branches — and in some cases entire trees — to fall across Lodi on Monday, which in turn caused two large power outages and a handful of smaller service calls.

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Whoa, we’ve seen this show before. Phones and computers were down for several days last week at Lodi Unified. In response, the district threw up the information firewall. No one was saying anything, except for the bare minimum.

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(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct statements made by local property owner Dave Kirsten in last Saturday’s print edition of the News-Sentinel.)

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Nearly a dozen parents and teachers on Tuesday threatened to pull their children from Lodi Unified School District, as well as vote board of education members out of office, if the latter chose to follow vaccine mandates for students.

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Although the Lodi City Council had made it clear two weeks ago that the 712 N. Sacramento St. property eyed for an access center would be purchased, several residents and business owners still voiced their opposition this week.

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Lodi Unified School District on Wednesday morning took to social media to announce it experienced a computer network disruption on Oct. 3, which rendered staff unable to access certain files and systems.

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Final statistics from the 2020 Census were released on Sept. 20, and according to consultants helping San Joaquin County redraw its supervisorial boundaries, District 4, which currently includes Lodi, is the smallest of the county’s five districts. Chris Chaffee, founder of the Chaffee Group…

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More than half of the state's students are reading below grade level, including students in the Lodi and Galt districts, according to a survey that assessed third-grade reading performance in nearly 300 school districts

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The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown forced the Lodi Community Concert Association to cancel its final show of its 2019-2020 season, as well as all performances for the following 74th year.

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When Lodi resident Craig Troxclair came home Thursday night, he had to make a phone call to AT&T. During the phone call, another call came through.

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Last month, the city’s Site Plan and Architectural Review Committee supported a local philanthropist’s plan to provide affordable housing in the Heritage District, but said the structure did not consist with the neighborhood.

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Last week, the Lodi Unified School District announced that each of its substitute teachers would receive a bonus equal to 30% of their daily pay for each full day in an assignment through June.

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STOCKTON — San Joaquin County’s new COVID case rate has declined by about seven points over the last week, and health officials are optimistic the steady drop can continue through the upcoming cold and flu season.