In the News

March 19, 2013

By Zachary K. Johnson
Record Staff Writer
March 02, 2013 12:00 AM  STOCKTON - The number of people riding regional Amtrak rail service in the past 15 years has grown by more than 67 percent in San Joaquin County, outpacing similar metropolitan areas on short-distance Amtrak routes across the country, according to a recently released report.

February 11, 2013

California drivers are already banned from using their smart phones behind the wheel, even with a hands-free device.  But new legislation introduced in the State Senate last week would expand those rules to include the use of new smart car technology while driving.  Continue reading...

February 05, 2013

Cathleen Galgiani, who became state senator for the Lodi-Galt area in December, describes herself as more moderate than most Democrats at the State Capitol. Continue reading...


February 05, 2013

State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani says that convicted murderer Wesley Shermantine Jr. writes to her a couple of times a week to tell her where remains of murder victims are located. Continue reading...


January 25, 2013

The water hyacinth problem that has devastated Delta businesses for the last two years culminated over the past few months with the worst infestation in many Delta residents memory. Continue reading . . .


December 09, 2012

Galt organizations feed homeless, seniors

Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 8:59 pm | Updated: 7:17 am, Mon Dec 10, 2012.

August 01, 2010

A convicted killer will soon go free, and there seems to be little anyone can do to stop it. Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani is bound and determined to make sure, at the very least, Loren Herzog doesn't walk among us. Continue reading...

July 23, 2010

Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to reverse the decision to parole convicted killer Loren Herzog. Continue reading...

July 23, 2010

FRENCH CAMP — A coalition of law enforcement officials, politicians and citizens is trying to keep a man once convicted of murdering three people from being released in Tracy. Continue reading...

April 23, 2009

Customers must use lenders' title companies at higher cost.

In a way, the real estate market is burning as hot as it was three years ago.

Five hundred and forty-four homes were sold last month, according to figures by real estate analyst DataQuick. In March 2005, 589 homes were sold, the beginning of that autumn's crest.

Today's market, nonetheless, is dramatically different. Homes sold are almost always foreclosures. The median price has fallen to $105,000, almost a fourth of what it was during the market's peak.