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Union Pacific train derails in Galt; no injuries


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GALT - A Union Pacific train carrying consumer goods derailed Wednesday afternoon near Galt.

Union Pacific said the 75-car derailed around 3:30 p.m. near South Kost Road while it was headed north from Lathrop to Proviso, Ill. Fourteen cars carrying wine, wine bottles, hardware, canned goods and more tipped over and onto their side.

No injuries have been reported. Officials said the derailment is not considered a hazardous situation.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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Family of wandering girl in Lodi located


Lodi police said they have reunited a young girl and her brother after a search Wednesday morning for her parents.

She was found wandering near Church and Lockeford streets Wednesday morning. Police posted her picture to their Facebook page around 8 a.m. asking the public for help finding her parents.

About an hour later, police said they found the child's father.

There are no charges, and the investigation is ongoing.


Shigella becoming a problem in San Joaquin County

STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Public Health Services has seen an increase in the number of cases of Shigella in the county this year. So far, 66 people have come down with the bacteria-caused disease. Historically, the county only sees about 10 case of the disease per year.

Shigellosis is a highly infectious disease that causes stomach cramping, mild or severe diarrhea and fever. Symptoms often occur within a week after exposure, but usually within three days and usually lasts four to seven days.

The disease is the result of a bacteria that passes from improperly washed hands of one person to the mouth of another person, often through handling contaminated objects or food. The disease is especially easily passed among childcare professionals and food preparers... Read More

Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table

Builders Showcase / Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table

I modified the Design Confidential's plans to accomodate larger cushions and made a fire table to match. The plans are easy to follow and the Kreg jig made assembly a cinch.

Originally, I planned to use readily available Sunbrella cushions from Lowe's that were 25" square and around $90 for the sofas and chair. Unfortunately, they were back ordered so I found a guy on Etsy who custom manufactures cushions near me and only cost a bit more. Overall the dimensions of the sofas are 82" wide and 32" deep and 28" tall. I made the arms a bit taller as I am 6'5" and wanted the back cushions to have a little more support. The fire table is 50" by 30" with a 30" by 10" fire pan and burner inside. ... Read More

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Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

Alliant acquires Lodi insurance agency

Alliant acquires Lodi insurance agency

LODI – Alliant Insurance Services announced it has acquired Todd Garibaldi Insurance Agency (TGI).  Alliant is the nations largest specialty insurance brokerage firm. The transaction continues the company’s growth plan and focus on specialty industries such as agribusiness, construction, public entity, energy, and employee benefits.

With TGI’s acquisition, Alliant will now have 10 offices in California dedicated to farmers and growers. Six of their offices are in the Central Valley.

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California leads country for most expensive gas

California leads country for most expensive gas

STOCKTON – Area gas prices rose slightly over the last week, increasing by 6 cents to $3.39 in the Stockton-Lodi area. Modesto also saw a 6-cent increase, bringing prices for drivers there to $3.34. Merced drivers saw a slightly smaller increase as their prices rose $.04 to $3.46.

Nationwide, gas prices have stayed relatively stable during the last 30 days. The average price on Monday stood at $2.76 per gallon, the lowest average for this date since 2010. That price is down nearly a nickel per gallon compared to the 2015 peak price reached on June 15 ($2.80).

California has the most expensive gas in the country, with an average price $3.87, up from $3.71 per gallon last week. Alaska ($3.47) Hawaii ($3.34), Nevada ($3.26) and Washington ($3.19) round out the top 5. ... Read More