RTD holiday closures

STOCKTON — In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, San Joaquin Regional Transit District will not operate its regular fixed-routes, Hopper, Dial-A-Ride, and Commuter services. RTD’s administrative offices, Downtown Transit Center, and call center will also be closed.

To accommodate customers during this time, a limited, demand-response service will be available by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. The fare per one-way trip for Americans with Disabilities Act-certified customers is $3 and $5 per one-way trip for non-ADA customers.

For Christmas Day service, reservations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-21. For New Year’s Day service, reservations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24-28. Reservations will be limited to one round trip per passenger and can be made by calling (209) 955-8420.

Greyhound will operate services on both Christmas and New Year’s Day. For assistance on these days, call (800) 231-2222. For Spanish, call (800) 531-5332, or visit greyhound.com.

For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.

Contract talks between Lincoln Unified, teachers continue

STOCKTON — Contract talks between Lincoln Unified School District and the Lincoln Unified Teachers Association continue in an effort to eventually reach an agreement.

The next meeting is set to take place Tuesday with a state mediator and the district. On Oct. 10, LUTA picketed outside Sierra Middle School before a regularly scheduled board meeting.

At the core of contract negotiations between the two sides are health care, support for new teachers, improvements to professional development and more music and physical education for TK to third-grade students.

Both sides already have a tentative agreement on salaries.