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Couples invited to Valentine's safety clinic

LODI - Robinson's Taekwondo will host its annual Valentine's Couples Safety and Self Defense Clinic on Friday, Feb. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The 60-minute clinic aims to help couples learn conflict avoidance, personal safety and individual sef defense. Lodi is one of 19 locations where black belt instructors will teach couples simple self defense techniques and escape strategies through discussion and role-playing.

Robinson's Taekwondo is located at 412 West Lodi Avenue. For more information, call (209) 333-2001.

 

Californians honor World War II internment defier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians are observing the first official statewide day set aside to honor Fred Korematsu, who fought the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.

State lawmakers last year voted unanimously to designate Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. The measure encourages Californians to recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties.

Korematsu was arrested in Oakland in 1942 after refusing to enter an internment camp. His case led the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans was legal. The high court ruled against him in 1944.

A San Francisco federal court judge formally vacated Korematsu's conviction 40 years later. President Bill Clinton presented him with the Medal of Freedom in 1998. Korematsu died in 2005.

Two arrested in Lodi attempted homicide

LODI, CA - Lodi police arrested a man and a juvenile for attempted homicide Saturday morning.

Royer Delgado, 18, of Sacramento and a juvenile were arrested after witnesses said Delgado intentionally tried to hit a 16-year-old on a bike with his car, said Lodi Police Spokesman Corpl. Dale Eubanks.

The 16-year-old victim, a gang member, was riding his bike near the intersection of Tokay and Garfield when Delgado allegedly hit the victim and dragged him 465 feet before the victim was dislodged from the car, said Eubanks.

A Crime Stoppers tip lead police to the 7200 block of Kayllie Kay Lane where Delgado and his juvenile passenger were arrested.

Delgado was booked into Lodi Police Department Jail and the juvenile was booked into Peterson Juvenile Hall in French Camp. Both suspects are charged with attempted homicide, said Eubanks.

The 16-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital.

Lodi detectives believe the incident is gang related.

San Joaquin replaces trucks that pollute air, receives more funds

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA - San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District replaced 548 high polluting diesel trucks with trucks that have reduced or no diesel emissions.

It took the air district a year to go through 2,900 applications for diesel emission-reduction grants. The city then worked to get state and federal grants to fund clean air projects.

This year, the city received another $62 million to fund more diesel replacement and retrofitting projects.

"These funds are critical to not only the health of the Valley's residents through cleaner air, but also to the economic vitality of the Valley," Air Pollution District Executive Director Seyed Sadredin said. "Strategic use of these funds will expedite clean air efforts in the Valley while providing a helping hand to the Valley residents and businesses."

Trucks, passenger car and buses produce 56.8 percent of the total nitrogen oxides emissions in the air in the San Joaquin Valley.

Recipe: Blood orange/ginger semolina pudding

Recipe: Blood orange/ginger semolina pudding

Recently I was blog hopping and came across this dessert. I had never heard of semolina pudding before and the combination of blood orange and ginger intrigued me. In fact, I highly recommend you read the blog I got it from because she goes into how she got this combo of flavors together and has tried it in different recipes. It's blood orange season right now, so I figured I should do it before they were gone. I also happened to have a small amount of extra semolina lying around.

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Winter Bird Festival - January 29

Come rain or shine, dig out those binoculars and jump aboard our bus for amazing viewing opportunities of all the resident and migratory birds that call Galt their home in the winter months.  The festival will offer the community a chance to spend time discovering, learning, and educating themselves on the importance of these feathered creatures as well as the wetlands, agriculture, and open space of which are all crucial to their survival.

Silent Movie Night scheduled at Harmony Wynelands

Silent Movie Night scheduled at Harmony Wynelands

LODI - Harmony Wynelands will host a Silent Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the winery located at 9291 East Harney Lane.

The featured movies are "Leave 'em Laughing" (1927) and "That's My Wife" (1929). The event will include the famous duo Laurel and Hardy and a performance by vintage vocalist Rebecca Kane. Wine and tasty snacks will be served.

Tickets are limited and cost $12 per person or $10 for wine club members. For more information, contact Linda at (209) 369-4184.

 

Wine, food tasting at Califas Bistro

LODI - Come join Chef Julio and Califas Bistro winemaker at a wine and food tasting class on Wednesday, Jan. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at 480 Cherokee Lane, Suite E.

Learn about types of wine that complement certain types of food. Featured wines will include the company's Exclusive Morada Vineyards label, Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the cuisine of Califas Bistro.

Admission is $40 per person. For more information, contact Julio or Aracely at (209) 367-9866.

Wine, food tasting at Califas Bistro

LODI - Come join Chef Julio and Califas Bistro winemaker at a wine and food tasting class on Wednesday, Jan. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at 480 Cherokee Lane, Suite E.

Learn about types of wine that complement certain types of food. Featured wines will include the company's Exclusive Morada Vineyards label, Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the cuisine of Califas Bistro.

Admission is $40 per person. For more information, contact Julio or Aracely at (209) 367-9866.

Wine, food tasting at Califas Bistro

LODI - Come join Chef Julio and Califas Bistro winemaker at a wine and food tasting class on Wednesday, Jan. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at 480 Cherokee Lane, Suite E.

Learn about types of wine that complement certain types of food. Featured wines will include the company's Exclusive Morada Vineyards label, Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the cuisine of Califas Bistro.

Admission is $40 per person. For more information, contact Julio or Aracely at (209) 367-9866.