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Lodi man purchases popular transient property

LODI, CA - Bernie Vigil had been watching transients spoil land near his home for years, but a recent incident pushed him over the edge.

"I see a guy doing his daily duty, and it wasn't brushing his teeth," Vigil said. "I yelled out my window, and he flipped me off."

He lives along the Mokelumne River in north Lodi, along Highway 99.  He was finally so angry at transients trespassing onto that property without penalty, Vigil bought the 11 acres himself, then made a visit to the campers.

"I let them know they had a week to clear out," Vigil said. "I'm not heartless. So, I came back in a week with neighbors and tore the tents out."

It was a Stockton development company that owned the land, but didn't get there to enforce the no trespassing rules. Vigil said he and his neighbors will be fulfilling that responsibility.

"The secret to them not staying there, is us policing with a presence," Vigil said.

Lodi flag still flying high after 18 years

Lodi flag still flying high after 18 years

Lodi flag still flying high after 18 years
Lodi News-Sentinel
The Lodi flag is displayed in the second-floor lobby of City Hall. Lodi resident Patrick O'Connell designed the flag, and the city has flown it around town for the past 18 years. (Maggie Creamer/News-Sentinel) For more than 18 years, bunches of grapes ...

Police dog charms Lodi High School students

Police dog charms Lodi High School students

Pooch power
Lodi News-Sentinel
Deputy Michael Boyd, of the San Joaquin Sheriff's Department, softly slaps Arras to show that the dog will not let go of a suspect while being beaten during a demonstration at Lodi High School on Thursday. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel) Heather Massey ...

Alleged grade-altering probed

Alleged grade-altering probed

Alleged grade-altering probed
Stockton Record
LODI - A Sacramento attorney who has been hired to investigate grade-changing at a Lodi Unified high school is also determining if the student marks were changed to ensure their eligibility for an after-school Humphreys College program ...

San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputy crashes car

San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputy crashes car

THORNTON - A San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputy was involved in solo car crash Thursday while responding to a disturbance call around 12 a.m.

The deputy, whose name was not released, lost control a patrol unit after taking the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp at the Walnut Grove Road exit. The car went off the embankment and rolled on its side. The deputy was not injured in the crash, but was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating what lead up to the crash.

Bus stop consolidation saves $13,000 a year

Bus stop consolidation saves $13,000 a year

Bus stop consolidation saves $13000 a year
Lodi News-Sentinel
Parents of a handful of Lodi Unified School District students living 15 miles from their school say they may be forced to return to Mexico after trustees voted against adding two new bus stops. Tuesday's decision is a fallout from last year's district ...

Community members to help interview finalists for next police chief

Three community members will help interview finalists for job of Lodi's next ...
Lodi News-Sentinel
Three community members will have the opportunity to interview and provide feedback on the seven finalists for Lodi's open police chief position next week. Members of the community panel include Russ Munson, developer and owner of Wine and Roses; ...