The saying around here has been pretty much the same from everyone. What?! How did it become December?
Three weeks to the day - and almost to the minute - that she suffered a near fatal head injury in a gymnastics accident, 11-year-old Hailee Cunha got out of the family car and walked in to a crowd of well wishers at her Oakdale home, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Among the myriad of things that pass across my desk on any given day, one of them led me to the idea for this column. Actually a few things did but as I was tossing ideas around in my head regarding what to write about, a slip of the fingers sealed the deal.
Players for the U16 boys and U14 girls headed to Fresno to battle it out for the Oakdale United competitive soccer program over the weekend.
You're probably thinking what that title could possibly mean, since there really are a lot of topics we could cover with that type of blanket statement.
He ran to the House of Beef, enjoyed some local pastries, interviewed lots of jobseekers, and generally showcased the Oakdale community.
September already. It just is not possible. School has started, summer (at least on the calendar, if not by the weather) is waning and there's a feeling of rejuvenation in the air.
Quick thinking and a crucial decision helped save a landmark Oakdale business from likely going up in flames … and limited the damage caused by a Thursday evening fire in the heart of the city.
Three years after his murder, a $50,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the stabbing death of Joseph 'Joey' Ross.
How nice of California to heat up to triple digits just as soon as I returned from a vacation to lush, green, rainy and non-humid upstate New York. What a welcome back.
The good news is my 13-year-old is not cut out to be a mother. The bad news is, if she was; I would most likely fail as a grandmother.
So we have finally, officially, caught up to the rest of the online world and we now have a few certified bloggers on staff at The Oakdale Leader.
Tough economic conditions notwithstanding, Oakdale and the surrounding communities came though once again when it counted, raising $200,000 in the fight against cancer in the eighth annual Oakdale Relay for Life.
So I am not sure if acrophobia – the fear of heights – or vertigo – a feeling of sudden onset dizziness – are exactly what I experienced, but both seemed to play a role in my recent overnight trip to San Fran.
From the unexpected death of a Magnolia Elementary School sixth grader to a pair of deaths in violent auto accidents, the Oakdale community was reeling this week from the recent losses.
Take a deep breath, the Super Bowl is over.
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