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Archive By Author - Marg Jackson


Concerns, Information Focus Of Corridor Public Hearing

What will the North County Corridor actually mean for the City of Oakdale?

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Summer Swelter

Is it hot enough for you?

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Region’s ‘Record Man’ Still Spinning Jazz Tunes

Elton John sang about a 'Rocket Man' but local resident Harold Peterson is definitely more of a 'Record Man' – and he has a room in his home to prove it.

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OID, Valley Home School Feature November Races

Competition will be featured for two Oakdale Irrigation District seats this fall, including one post that is shared with the Escalon area in San Joaquin County. The seats are for four-year terms.

August 23, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Do Go Chasin’ Waterfalls …

With both an apology and a nod to TLC of 'Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls' music fame, 'Do Go' was definitely the theme of my vacation.

August 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Train Sparks Series Of Brush, Grass Fires

A series of fires along the railroad tracks between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, July 17 saw a coordinated response from multiple units, with five Stanislaus Consolidated stations sending equipment and personnel.

July 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | NEWS


Fires Along Tracks Keep Crews Busy

Fire believed to have been sparked by a passing train ignited in several spots along the tracks running parallel to Patterson Road and Highway 108 between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, July 17.

July 17, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Wrapping Up Rodeo Week

Vanetta Sipe has been going to the Oakdale Rodeo ever since she can remember. She continues to work at the family's concession stand serving ...

April 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cancer Survivors Celebrated At Special Saturday Brunch

Firefighters did the cooking and moved their trucks out of the fire department bay to set up tables and chairs.

April 11, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


A Quarter-Century Of Weekly Issues

Sometimes anniversaries sort of sneak up on you.

April 03, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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