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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the California Department of Transportation from maintaining its properties along major highways and intestates, but a year later, the agency is ramping up its efforts to deter the homeless from making embankments, overpasses and bridges their res…

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Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are teaming up to open a free mass vaccination site in Lodi, and just in time. On Thursday, the state of California will open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older.

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If the city’s facility department can retrofit several areas of the Lodi Public Library this week, the building will be open to the public by the end of the month on a limited basis.

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One of the largest spaces in the Sunwest Plaza has remained vacant for the last four years, but it will soon be home to an off-price retailer with nearly 800 locations nationwide.

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The majority of Lodi Unified School District students will return to full-time, in-person instruction Monday, and superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer this week said staff, parents and children should not expect the school day to be what it was in 2019.

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A handful of residents demanded the Lodi City Council remove several green bars that were recently installed on benches in downtown, claiming it was the wrong way to address the city’s homeless issue.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, friends Aiden Burt and Darien Cox had been spending their days at Lodi Lake as a way to get out of the house and escape the confinements of quarantine.

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An early morning fire on Easter Sunday gutted four units -- including a church and preschool -- at the business plaza located at Cherokee and Pioneer. Firefighters responded around 5 a.m. and were still extinguishing the fire at 9 a.m. A man who said his father owns the plaza noted that anot…

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Two months after the Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on indoor services, many churches in Lodi are preparing to host Easter Sunday events, either in-person or online.

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WOODBRIDGE — A Woodbridge family is hoping an ordeal their son endured as a result of a 2018 hit-and-run will convince state lawmakers to change the criteria for violent offenders, and change policy with regard to sentencing and release from prison.

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STOCKTON — In an effort to move into the California Department of Public Health’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy’s red tier sooner rather than later, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors wants to incentivize residents to continue getting tested for COVID-19.

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Although a San Diego judge issued a temporary restraining order against the State of California last week that would allow students in all grade levels to return to campus immediately, Lodi Unified School District students will return in a phased, yet very short approach.

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STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will discuss whether limiting the public’s ability to provide comment at a future meeting was appropriate, after several residents and an elected official called the move into question Tuesday.

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About 15 years ago, at a wetland science conference, Vanessa Tobias presented early results from her Ph.D. research into the leaf-tissue chemistry of wetland grasses. Tobias’ data, displayed on a poster next to her as she took questions in a conference hall, identified markers that could hel…

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Youngsters at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club were treated to a small educational and interactive performance Friday that not only exposed them to a genre of music with which they were not familiar, but showcased the dynamics of teamwork.

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ACAMPO — Jorge Barron was the first in line for his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an event held LangeTwins Winery Thursday.