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.
A summer staple for more than 20 years, the popular Concerts in the Park hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce return to the city's Dorada Park this Friday.
Oakdale resident Barbara Findlay nearly had a front row seat to the tragic crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.
If you don't know by now that I am deeply involved in Relay For Life, you just haven't read my column, in about, 10 years.
At 25 cents a game, a dollar to try and win at the cake walk and just a few dollars for a plate of food, it took a lot of people to raise $11,000.
So there's no way to deny it, I am definitely a sports fan(atic).
A sure sign of stepping into young adulthood, the nearly 350 Oakdale Junior High School eighth grade graduates received their diplomas and crossed that threshold into high school. They will be freshmen at OHS in August and celebrated the closing chapter of junior high in front of family and friends at a packed Corral on Thursday night, May 23.
So it is that exciting time of year when baseball is in the air, basketball (March Madness, specifically) is just about in the rearview mirror and, for those with teams still in it, the Stanley Cup playoffs loom just around the corner.
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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