Four years ago this month, a beautiful voice was silenced, a radiant smile lost before its time.
So I'm feeling a little out of the loop.
Summer is in full swing and I was able to cash in a few hours of vacation time recently. Half of it was spent getting to and from the destination, but regardless it was an enjoyable break.
The first of Oakdale's weekly Farmer's Market nights was a big hit, based on the crowd turning out and the number of vendors coming in for the June 7 market.
It's almost here – and chocolate lovers can't wait.
Members of the San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force served search warrants at two rural Escalon locations on Wednesday, May 9 confiscating several hundred marijuana plants and several thousand dollars in cash.
Except for a strange early afternoon wind that acted like a mini twister and uprooted a handful of tents in a corner of the soccer field, the 2012 Oakdale edition of Relay For Life can go down as a success.
Everywhere you turned, there were stories of hope. Stories of triumph. And unfortunately, occasionally, the stories of loss.
Teams will take to the track set up around the Oakdale High School soccer fields this weekend, but they won't be looking to put any goals in the net.
Authorities as of Monday morning had not yet released the identity of a bicyclist killed along Rodden Road early Sunday afternoon, the Oakdale man struck by a truck as he was turning his bicycle into a driveway shortly after noon.
The Oakdale Rodeo grounds was the scene for a team roping competition, Tuesday, April 10. There was plenty of action going on and good competition for attendees and spectators. For more roping action, check out the Oakdale Rodeo slated for April 13-15.
With some of the toughest rodeo animals in the west and cowboys of the same caliber, the 61st annual Oakdale Rodeo promises competition, thrills, and a showcase for some of the top rodeo riders.
Despite the predictions of rainy weather over the next several days, the Cowboy Capital of the World is in the midst of a hectic, fast-paced and fun Rodeo Week.
Oakdale Police are investigating an early morning crash on Sunday, April 8 that damaged a home and caused it to catch on fire.
If there's one thing I've learned over the years in this business, it's that the 'story behind the story' is often the more interesting to tell.
So I am not sure if acrophobia – the fear of heights – or vertigo – a feeling of sudden onset dizziness – are exactly what I experienced, but both seemed to play a role in my recent overnight trip to San Fran.
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.
Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.
Settle In For 2015
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