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Connector Ramp Closure On I-5 This Weekend

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the connector ramp from northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) to eastbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway for highway construction. Wo...

September 18, 2014 | | Local News

William J. Cooper

William J. Cooper, 37, passed away early morning, Sept. 7, 2014 after a two-and-a-half year battle with thyroid cancer. He was born May 26, 1977. Survivors include his wife Michelle; sons Ike and...

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries

Rob Vedder

Rob Vedder, 48, of Escalon passed away at home on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was born on Aug. 7, 1966 to Donald and Marie Vedder in Novato, California. He had been a resident of Stanislaus and San ...

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries

Wesley L. Michener

Wesley L. Michener, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 14 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Valley Home to Lawrence and Alwine (Wedegaertner) Michen...

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries

Sandra Darlene Fraga

Sandra Darlene Fraga, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Manteca. She was born on May 18, 1939 in Los Angeles. Sandra was an eight year resident of Oakdale and made her home in Mantec...

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries

Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Offered

On Aug. 26, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program to assist domestic/residential well owners that are experiencing "dry well" conditions. Loans will be offered on a f...

September 12, 2014 | | Local News

Rosmond Doratta ‘Rose’ Williams

Rosmond Doratta 'Rose' Williams, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 16, 1919 in Arthur, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph William Harto, a farmer fr...

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries

Maxine Katherine Smith

Maxine Katherine Smith, 96, of Tranquility Living in Oakdale passed away peacefully at Community Hospice of Hughson. Maxine and her husband James Smith owned and operated the Oakdale Soda Works ...

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries

Julia Elizabeth Josephson (Betty)

Julia Elizabeth Josephson (Betty), 97, died on Sept. 3, 2014. She was born May 13, 1917 to parents Dora Hamilton and Robert E Lee Wertz in Saluda, South Carolina. She lived in Florida, San Franc...

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries

Matilde E. Freitas

Matilde E. Freitas, 93, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Riverbank. She was born on April 3, 1921, in the Acorez, Flores. She met her husband while they were neighbors in the...

September 03, 2014 | | Obituaries

Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs

Oakdale's largest employer's decision to contract to a foreign company has affected the jobs of the third largest employer, who as a result, will be cutting over half of its workforce this fa...

August 28, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Ten-Year Milestone For UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone this week with the start of the 2014-15 academic year - its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 ye...

August 28, 2014 | | Local News

Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty

Dirt trails, rustic cabins, ropes courses and 20 acres of possibility were home to 254 campers this summer as guests of Camp Jack Hazard, celebrating its 90th anniversary year. Nestled among...

August 27, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Dr. David L. Bristow

Dr. David L. Bristow, D.V.M., 93, of Riverbank passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14. He was a long time resident of Riverbank. Born on April 10, 1921 in San Jose, he was the son of Lowell and May Loui...

August 27, 2014 | | Obituaries

Patrick Shawn Brennan

Patrick Shawn Brennan, 50, of Escalon passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 following a series of long-term major infections and complications due to diabetes. Born on Feb. 13, ...

August 27, 2014 | | Obituaries

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