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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


Region’s ‘Record Man’ Still Spinning Jazz Tunes

Elton John sang about a 'Rocket Man' but local resident Harold Peterson is definitely more of a 'Record Man' – and he has a room in his home to prove it.

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OID, Valley Home School Feature November Races

Competition will be featured for two Oakdale Irrigation District seats this fall, including one post that is shared with the Escalon area in San Joaquin County. The seats are for four-year terms.

August 23, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Do Go Chasin’ Waterfalls …

With both an apology and a nod to TLC of 'Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls' music fame, 'Do Go' was definitely the theme of my vacation.

August 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Train Sparks Series Of Brush, Grass Fires

A series of fires along the railroad tracks between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, July 17 saw a coordinated response from multiple units, with five Stanislaus Consolidated stations sending equipment and personnel.

July 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | NEWS


Fires Along Tracks Keep Crews Busy

Fire believed to have been sparked by a passing train ignited in several spots along the tracks running parallel to Patterson Road and Highway 108 between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, July 17.

July 17, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Happy To Follow The ‘Write’ Path

The first of July is sort of my anniversary. It was many, many years ago and in a place far, far away (no, not the Star Wars galaxy, New York State) that I had my first foray into the news business. It was during my final semester at college (second year) when my English professor told me about a radio station that was opening up in the same town as the college. He recommended that I show up and ask for a job. At that point, I was still a teenager, eager to learn and ready to do what I ...

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


River Drowning, Rescues Highlight Continued Danger

The Sunday rescue of nine people thrown out of rafts along the Stanislaus River east of Oakdale ended well, with no serious injuries.

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Float Trip Down Stanislaus Turns Deadly On Wednesday

Another drowning death in the Stanislaus River occurred Wednesday, as a woman in her 20s could not be revived after being pulled from the water.

June 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Crews Battle To Contain Ferry Blaze

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the blaze at 65 acres. It was a good outcome for what could have been a much more serious situation, said officials, as the triple digit heat and breezy conditions on June 21 set the stage for a lengthy and much more destructive fire.

June 28, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Total Of 65 Acres Burned In Ferry Fire

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the blaze at 65 acres.

June 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Knights Ferry Acreage Blackened

Fire crews from multiple agencies were attacking a fast-moving multi-acre fire near Knights Ferry on Wednesday afternoon, June 21.

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Woodward Drowning Claims Modesto Man

A 51-year-old Modesto man, identified by Stanislaus County officials as John Nelson, drowned at Woodward Reservoir on Monday afternoon. Several 9-1-1 calls were received at the sheriff's department about 1:45 p.m. Monday, June 19 reporting a possible drowning at Woodward, in Area BB on the east side of the reservoir.

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


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


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


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