Imagine peering in your waiting room and seeing the Lone Ranger sitting there. When he was a young optometrist working in the L.A. area, Dr. Floyd Zastrow had a very special patient: actor Clayton Moore. The horse-riding hero played alongside his sidekick Tonto in the 1950s-era television se…

Keep your eye on state senate bill SB-7, “The Homeless Housing Obligation Act.” It could bankrupt the city, says an official. The bill would require “each city and county to provide housing opportunities for homeless individuals within its jurisdiction, based on their most recent point-in-ti…

Oak Valley Bank is the proud new owner of the former Bank of America building on School Street. Escrow closed about two weeks ago, according to Rob Thompson, who was part owner of the building. Oak Valley opened its doors in 1990 in Oakdale. Today, the bank has 18 branches, not including Lod…

Even though mortgage rates are higher than a cat’s back, it’s still a seller’s market here in Lodi. Local Realtor Larry Underhill says there are currently only 34 active listings in Lodi right now, about 50% fewer than a year ago. There have only been 12 closed escrows so far this month, as …

Market Tavern restaurant is going in where Rosewood used to be, on the corner of School and Oak, according to a poster plastered in the glass door. Their menu includes unique hors d’oeuvres such as roasted olives and Furikake fries with “bulldog” sauce, typical soups and salads, sandwiches, …

A new low-income housing development may be built on Century Boulevard, just east of the tracks, adjacent to Salas Park. While it’s currently in the concept phase, city officials say it will be known as the Salas Park Supportive Housing Project. If it comes to pass it will be a clone of the …

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