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Simoncini Takes Home Citizen Of Year Honors

In a festive night, awards were bestowed upon Oakdale citizens, businesses, outstanding youths and community service organizations.

January 24, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Authorities Investigate Multiple Crashes

The third serious auto accident in less than 24 hours tied up traffic and saw an air ambulance land at the scene north of Oakdale, near the Valley Home Road/Highway 120 intersection.

January 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Memories Made In The Year Gone By

There's just no way to keep up.

January 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Editor's Notebook

It's pretty standard fare for this time of year – festive gatherings, toy giveaways, adopt-a-(fill in the blank)-for-the-holidays – all throughout the Central Valley there are efforts to help make sure everyone has some joy and a reason to smile.

December 20, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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 it was a day I truly enjoyed and sharing some 'good will' with folks put me into the holiday mood.

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. 24 in downtown Oakdale.

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 Oakdale Irrigation District Board.

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


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


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Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Regional Relay Event Slowly Taking Shape

Just a little less than three months away, a combined Relay For Life for the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and Waterford is seeing the ...

February 14, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Rotary Clubs Planning Law Enforcement Day

The two Oakdale Rotary clubs – Oakdale Noontime Rotary and Oakdale Sunrise Rotary – are joining forces to plan and put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


It’s All In The Wrist

So maybe I don't have a smart phone.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Riise

By MARG JACKSON

January 31, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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