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Happy To Follow The ‘Write’ Path

The first of July is sort of my anniversary. It was many, many years ago and in a place far, far away (no, not the Star Wars galaxy, New York State) that I had my first foray into the news business. It was during my final semester at college (second year) when my English professor told me about a radio station that was opening up in the same town as the college. He recommended that I show up and ask for a job. At that point, I was still a teenager, eager to learn and ready to do what I ...

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


River Drowning, Rescues Highlight Continued Danger

The Sunday rescue of nine people thrown out of rafts along the Stanislaus River east of Oakdale ended well, with no serious injuries.

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Float Trip Down Stanislaus Turns Deadly On Wednesday

Another drowning death in the Stanislaus River occurred Wednesday, as a woman in her 20s could not be revived after being pulled from the water.

June 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Crews Battle To Contain Ferry Blaze

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the blaze at 65 acres. It was a good outcome for what could have been a much more serious situation, said officials, as the triple digit heat and breezy conditions on June 21 set the stage for a lengthy and much more destructive fire.

June 28, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Total Of 65 Acres Burned In Ferry Fire

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the blaze at 65 acres.

June 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Knights Ferry Acreage Blackened

Fire crews from multiple agencies were attacking a fast-moving multi-acre fire near Knights Ferry on Wednesday afternoon, June 21.

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Woodward Drowning Claims Modesto Man

A 51-year-old Modesto man, identified by Stanislaus County officials as John Nelson, drowned at Woodward Reservoir on Monday afternoon. Several 9-1-1 calls were received at the sheriff's department about 1:45 p.m. Monday, June 19 reporting a possible drowning at Woodward, in Area BB on the east side of the reservoir.

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Crazy, Definitely Not Lazy Days Of Summer

Wouldn't you know it – just as soon as I was able to take a breath, the cold and flu bug bit me.

June 14, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins

Let me just admit first off that we news people, in general, are a unique breed.

June 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Proposed City Budget Reviewed By Council

In a special Oakdale City Council session on Thursday night, June 1, members of the council met with the public and outlined the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

June 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Crews Urge Caution For Memorial Day

This weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, and it is a three-day holiday weekend for many, with Memorial Day being observed on Monday, May 29.

May 24, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Combined Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Raises Nearly $90,000

Residents from both Oakdale and Riverbank, in addition to those from other surrounding communities, joined forces for the weekend's Relay For Life, the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.

May 10, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Recall Election Results Still Await Confirmation

A total of 81 vote by mail ballots, 13 provisionally voted ballots and a handful waiting for voter signatures on the ballot envelope remain to still be counted in the Oakdale Irrigation District recall election.

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Friday Night Fundraiser Scores Big For Padilla

Setting what they felt was an achievable $2,000 goal, organizers of the Hector Padilla soccer fundraiser more than tripled their expectations.

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Whales, Dolphins And Siri, Oh My!

Any question we are making good headway out of the drought was put to rest when my daughter Ally and I took her birthday trip to Monterey. Lush, green vegetation was prominent all along the route we drove to get there. The O'Neill Forebay, the San Luis Reservoir – just gorgeous to see all that water.

May 02, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


DeBoer, Doornenbal Lead In OID Election

Unofficial results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office show Brad DeBoer and Herman Doornenbal leading in their bids for a spot on the ...

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Ceremony Recognizes Service, Sacrifices Of Local Veterans

William A. Fish was the first soldier from Oakdale to be killed in Vietnam.

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CYCLE OF EDUCATION

Kyle MacFarlane poses with the new digestive motorcycle that will soon be in service in area schools, helping teach youngsters about digestive health and how ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pumpkin Roll Returns To Knights Ferry

Going strong for more than 50 years, the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll brings competitors from around the region and even as far away as the ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Voters To Decide On Races, Ballot Measure

Voters going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 – or sending in their vote-by-mail ballots before that time – will decide on just a couple of ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SCFPD Controversy Swirls Around Chief

Another special meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board called for Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, ended with "no reportable action" out of a ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


A Time Of Renewal

November has arrived. Not sure how that happened so fast. And I don't even want to calculate how many shopping days 'til Christmas. Although ...

October 31, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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