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CYCLE OF EDUCATION

Kyle MacFarlane poses with the new digestive motorcycle that will soon be in service in area schools, helping teach youngsters about digestive health and how difference foods impact your body. The motorcycle made its debut at Saturday's health fair put on by the Kyle MacFarlane Foundation at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, bringing together a wide range of health and wellness providers and businesses.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pumpkin Roll Returns To Knights Ferry

Going strong for more than 50 years, the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll brings competitors from around the region and even as far away as the Bay Area to try their hand at rolling a gourd along Main Street. Closest to the line wins; the event is always staged the first Sunday after Halloween and, this year, is set for Nov. 5. Remember to 'fall back' – turn your clocks back an hour Saturday night – so you don't get there too early.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Voters To Decide On Races, Ballot Measure

Voters going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 – or sending in their vote-by-mail ballots before that time – will decide on just a couple of local races this Election Day.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SCFPD Controversy Swirls Around Chief

Another special meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board called for Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, ended with "no reportable action" out of a closed session … but the Fire Chief said he was 'dismissed' later that night.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


A Time Of Renewal

November has arrived. Not sure how that happened so fast. And I don't even want to calculate how many shopping days 'til Christmas. Although there are already a few presents in hiding; at least I have gotten started.

October 31, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Residents, Artists Take In Award Winning Show

More than two dozen artists were featured in the recent Oak Valley Art Society Fall Art Show, staged at the Escalon Library on Oct. 20 and 21.

October 25, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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 Road on Thursday morning, Oct. 12.

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 had the chance to voice their positions on a number of issues at a recent candidate forum.

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 Riverbank on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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 springs eternal for those football and hockey teams just getting their seasons underway.

October 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Council Makes Choice: Prefers Alternative 1B

Oakdale's City Council on Monday night voted 4-0 in favor of their preferred alternative for the North County Corridor Project.

September 20, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Valley Home Station Staffing Levels Remain

A 'Meet Your Chiefs' session at the Valley Home Fire Station – Station 30 in the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District system – was also expected to include an announcement that the station might be 'browned out'. At least during the remainder of the current summer fire season, in favor of moving personnel to cover Knights Ferry, Station 29, on a full time basis.

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

Thanksgiving really got the holiday season kicked into gear for me. Yes, I know that turkey day was already a couple of weeks ago but ...

December 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Holiday Cheer Spread Through Local Events

Many still stuffed from their Thanksgiving celebration the day before, the crowds nonetheless turned out for a couple of special holiday events Friday night, Nov ...

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Speiller Named New Superior Court Judge

Oakdale resident Stacy Speiller will be sworn in as a Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge next month.

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


DeBoer, Doornenbal Lead In OID Election

Unofficial results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office show Brad DeBoer and Herman Doornenbal leading in their bids for a spot on the ...

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Ceremony Recognizes Service, Sacrifices Of Local Veterans

William A. Fish was the first soldier from Oakdale to be killed in Vietnam.

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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