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Keith Reid

Keith Reid has been a Record reporter since 2005. He currently covers education in Stockton. Contact him at (209) 546-8257 or

Lodi 911

A couple arrests reported by the Lodi Police Department on its Facebook page: 01/06/14 @ 1028 hours Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Walnut Street on a report of a male yelling and acting strange. Officers arrived on scene and recognized the male as Donald Stilley (45, of Lodi). Stilley admitted to possessing […]

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Top Lodi stories of 2013

Today’s paper features the region’s No. 2 story of 2013 as judged by Record readers: The horrific Lodi crash that killed five members of the Miranda family and an unborn child. Lone survivor Eden Miranda, 9, is now an orphan. This is undoubtedly the biggest Lodi story of 2013 – not just the crash and […]

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Video of McAuliffe’s lobby during class change

Today, I wrote about Lodi Unified’s hotly debated route to relieve overcrowding at McAuliffe Middle School in north Stockton. I’m setting aside the political wranglings for a second here to post a video of what McAuliffe looks like when students are moving from one class to another after a bell rings. Take a look.

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Would you use a Portland Loo in downtown Lodi

Here’s a photo: I also got an email this morning from the co-founder of the Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human group, Carol McCreary. She says: “Our experience is that addressing the problem takes combined efforts of journalists, the business community, and citizen advocates.  You might be interested in the resources on our page Protect Your […]

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The end of a (video) era

I wrote in September about the closure of Lodi’s Blockbuster video store, and how it was the last of the brick-and-mortar video rental options in town (except for a store that specializes in Spanish films). Similar stories can now be told nationwide. Blockbuster is closing all of its remaining 300 stores.

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Bully prevention week in Lodi

Lodi Unified has declared Thursday as Bully Prevention day and schools from around the district will be marking the occasion with various events, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Catherine Pennington said. Ansel Adams got a jump start Monday by bringing in country music singer Lizzie Sider, a 15-year-old who is making a name for herself […]

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Omalu featured in “Frontline” documentary

San Joaquin County medical examiner Bennet Omalu, who works in Lodi, was a key interview in the PBS “Frontline” documentary titled “League of Denial” which aired last night. The documentary follows the NFL’s history of concussions, and alleges that the league has covered up much of the evidence that shows a long career of head […]

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LodiUSD not worried about federal shutdown

It is true that Lodi Unified receives federal funding for key programs, however, the recent government shutdown will likely have no impact on the district at all. Associate Superintendent Tim Hern said federal school money is paid out of previous year budgets, so the money is already allocated and isn’t being threatened. The only possible […]

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Would you drive to the country for technology?

An 11th hour proposal to transform Tokay Colony Elementary School into a technology-themed magnet school could be the school’s last shot at survival. Tokay Colony has declining enrollment, and it’s the type of decline that does not indicate the tide can change. There are only six kindergartners and seven first graders enrolled and there’s very […]

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If you missed out on Foghat Saturday…

…just CLICK HERE, and let YouTube take it away (from screenname  SeriousJuJuFoot).  

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