OPEN MEETINGS -- The Sacramento Bee reports that the Lodi City Council's go-ahead for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter on December 10 will be rescinded in response to complaints that the session violated California's open-meeting law.

During the meeting, dozens of people remained outside in the cold after being kept out of the packed Carnegie Forum. The doors were locked to comply with a fire marshal's mandate that the 150-person capacity not be exceeded.
    The meeting lasted until after midnight and produced 3-2 approval of an environmental impact report for the Wal-Mart project.
    Citizens for Open Government failed that night in a bid to have the meeting delayed so everyone could attend. Last week, the group sent a demand letter declaring the Ralph M. Brown Act had been violated.
    Members of the group threatened to file suit if the city failed to remedy the problem.