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Modesto Woman Killed In Friday Highway Crash

Just as the traffic was ramping up with an influx of visitors for the weekend Oakdale Rodeo, a late afternoon accident at the city's east end resulted in one fatality. The Friday, April 7 accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. and claimed the life of Christene Busser, 47, of Modesto, according to police.

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


One Fatality In Multiple Vehicle Accident

A late afternoon accident on Friday, April 7 claimed the life of one motorist and caused massive traffic back-ups in the east end of Oakdale.

April 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Wait Just A Minute

As this column gets written on Friday afternoon – the deadline for it to appear in the Wednesday, April 5 edition – the long range forecast calls for a slight chance of rain on Saturday, April 8. It doesn't look like much and of course, could change between now as I write and when the column appears in the paper, but hopefully it will be a small amount, if any.

April 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Lions Pancake Breakfast Continues To Hit The Spot

On a sunny but brisk Sunday morning, members of the Oakdale Lions Club got the coffee brewing by 4 a.m., started setting up tables around 5 a.m. and the pancake batter was hitting the grill by 6:30 a.m.

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SPRING SHOW BUNNIES

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Home Show was staged at the Bianchi Community Center on Friday and Saturday, bringing together a variety of home, garden and improvement-themed businesses, all in one location. Here, Stephane Blakeley at the Sunlectric business booth, offers young visitor Rawlin Richter, 3, the chance to pet a fluffy bunny. Blakeley was offering free bunnies as part of a package deal; Rawlin was more interested in the critter than the business deal. Also shown are dad Aaron Richter and Rawlin's younger sibling, Bowen, 10 months. Mom Rina was also in attendance at the Home Show.

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Single Engine Challenger Crash Claims Modesto Pilot

The mid-morning crash of a single engine Challenger II CWS aircraft at the Oakdale Airport on Saturday, March 11 claimed the life of a 78-year-old Modesto pilot.

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Civil War Battles Staged In Knights Ferry

The annual reenactment of the Civil War was staged over the weekend in Knights Ferry, with a pair of battles on Saturday and two more on Sunday. The realistic fire fights saw cannons booming across the valley, soldiers making their way through the bright green grassy hillsides of the Ferry and camps set up on both sides of the Stanislaus River.

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


One Fatality In Saturday Plane Crash

A mid-morning crash at the Oakdale Airport had one confirmed fatality and emergency crews and law enforcement personnel on scene.

March 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the fire already impacting multiple areas of the house at 7130 River Road in Oakdale.

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Outside The Box

How fast time flies.

February 27, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Just Another Day In The Newsroom

How do you explain the inner workings of a small weekly newspaper to a student who can ask Google anything and get the answer in a heartbeat? You do your best, injecting the human aspect into it.

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Violent Storm System Impacts Roads, Homes

Tree limbs came crashing down, power outages were reported, fences were damaged … the latest storm system to blow through the region left quite a mess in its wake.

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Sunday Night Crash Claims Motorcyclist

An Oakdale man died Sunday evening of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash along Highway 108 between Riverbank and Oakdale, the incident occurring shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 12.

February 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Oakdale Men Found Dead At Claribel Road Home

The investigation continues into a double homicide between Oakdale and Riverbank, with the discovery of two bodies on property in the 5900 block of Claribel ...

October 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Four Hopefuls Meet In OID Candidate Forum

Hosted by the League of Women Voters and staged in the Oakdale City Council Chambers, four candidates vying for two Oakdale Irrigation District Division posts ...

October 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Deputies Investigating Suspicious Deaths

Two Oakdale men have been identified as the victims found on property in the 5900 block of Claribel Road, off Langworth, on the outskirts of ...

October 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cheese, Wine Expo On Tap This Weekend

Billed as 'The Premier Street Festival,' the annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition is scheduled for this weekend.

October 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Let’s Get Poppin’

Oh, October. It is the month when dreams are made (well, not this year if you're an SF Giants fan like me) and hope ...

October 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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