Three games in three days made for a busy stretch of basketball for Oakdale's varsity boys but coach Jeremy Fields says the more games, the better.
Taking the holiday theme of giving to the next level, Oakdale students and teachers helped a Sonora elementary school impacted by fire get back on firm educational ground.
Weatherwise, it was a cold and nearly blustery night, with the decided chill in the air making you believe it could snow.
November is such a busy month, leading right up to an equally hectic December, that it literally feels like a lifetime ago I wrote my last column.
Timewise, we have fallen back, hopefully taking advantage of that extra hour of sleep over the weekend. Daylight Saving Time has ended and we have, incredibly, entered the final two months of the year with major holiday celebrations fast approaching. Halloween is over; recent windy days have kicked up swirls of leaves and the possibility of rain has returned to the forecast.
Now that fall has officially arrived, we are in my favorite season of the year.
It wasn't exactly the way they planned it, but the Oakdale Youth Soccer League kicked off its fall schedule with a full slate of contests on Saturday, Sept. 7.
If you look at the date on this paper, it likely touches off a flurry of memories. Images, perhaps, seared in your memory.
One by one, readers, you have helped us make a huge difference in dealing with a devastating situation.
Looking at what he termed a 'disproportionate number of mental health cases coming through Pathways clinic near Oak Valley Hospital, physician's assistant intern Zach Greenlee has partnered with some fellow interns in hopes of making a difference.
Taking home their second medal in as many tournaments, members of the Oakdale United Insanity Under 19 girls team battled to a second place finish at the Dublin Shamrock Tournament.
Getting on the field for their first games of the season, the Oakdale United Insanity Under 19 girls competitive team played solid soccer all weekend, nailing down second place honors in the Solano Summer Blast Tournament.
There were five Wednesdays in July this year and that just makes it seem like it was months ago that my last column appeared.
Covering about 100 miles altogether, a spike strip put down by the California Highway Patrol at the main intersection in Escalon didn't stop a stolen AC Transit bus there … but it did enough damage to the tires to force the driver to go off the roadway just before reaching Oakdale.
A 29-year-old San Francisco man, identified by CHP as Justin Moss, was booked at San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, evading an officer and receipt of stolen property in connection with the theft of an AC Transit bus on Friday.
Four games over two days and a battle for top honors added up to an exciting weekend of soccer.
School supplies are being collected now, as Oakdale Joint Unified School District officials look toward the fast approaching start of the new school year.
When Emmy McDaniel's son Clayton joined the Navy after graduating from Oakdale High School in 2013, she became one of many parents who are part of a special group, facing uncertainty as she waits to find out where his career takes him.
By definition, 'vacation' means an 'extended period of recreation' either at home or in travel. The word has also gained the reputation of meaning you get some rest while you are on vacation but that particular four-letter word did not seem to be on the itinerary for this trip.
Sometimes writing a monthly column seems like putting together my life, chapter by chapter. I have even had more than one person suggest all the columns be put together into a book but who knows if that will ever happen.
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