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Denham Votes For Pipeline Construction

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted with the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, creating 42,100 jobs and moving the country towards greater energy independence.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Costumes, jack-'o-lanterns, haunted houses and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren't taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started by a candle.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News


$5K Reward For Construction Device

The owner of a Sacramento construction company performing work in Oakdale is offering a $5,000 reward for a piece of equipment that was stolen from one of its work trucks during the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 17 at Motel 6.

October 24, 2014 | | Local News


William R. “Bill” Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack Alfred McAllister

Jack Alfred McAllister of Copperopolis, CA, died suddenly at his home early Monday morning October 13, 2014, from complications relating to a recent illness. He was 79. Jack is survived by his three sons: Steven and Bill of Copperopolis and Jim in Seattle. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jayme who also lives in Seattle. His older brother Bob resides in Clearlake.

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anita Joy Consoli

December 27, 1937-October 17, 2014

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bobbi Hansen Torres

Nov. 11, 1935 – October 19, 2014

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Irmgard Hertlein Divine

At the age of 95, Irmgard Hertlein Divine passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. Irm had soft blue eyes and an inquisitive mind and she will be missed by all those she touched in her long and productive life. She was an excellent listener and generous with her encouragement and support. With a true spirt of service to others, she was active in boy scouts, girl scouts, PTA, her church, civil and social groups in addition to the years she worked as a nurse for the Army, for Headstart, and for Hospice. She was instrumental in ...

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sheila (Ayers) Arellano

Sheila (Ayers) Arellano passed of natural causes on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Modesto, CA at the age of 85 years.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie)

Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie) was born in San Francisco to the late Glenn & Delores Cullum.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gerald M. Armstrong

Gerald M. Armstrong was born in Williston, North Dakota on December 11, 1939, he passed away on September 30, 2014. He lived in Oakdale for 73 years. Gerald, worked for Hershey Foods for 33 years, retired in 1999. He then park hosted at Jacob Meyers Park in Riverbank, Ca.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rim Fire Program Focuses On Recovery

The new Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Jeanne Higgins will be a special guest featured at a free community lecture on Rim Fire recovery efforts Thursday, Oct. 16.

October 09, 2014 | | Local News


Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom

7/11/1923-9/30/2014

October 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Barbara Jean Clipper

Barbara passed away on September 27th at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, California after a short illness, surrounded by family.

October 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Open House Oct. 7 In Oakdale

Fire Prevention Week is being observed Oct. 5 through the 11 in Oakdale and part of the celebration will allow the community to get to know their local firefighters.

October 07, 2014 | | Local News


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Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

November 20, 2014 | | Local News


Fishing Report

It's been a long time since I've actually planned a fishing trip. Usually, I decide the night before, or the morning of, and am in a mad scramble to get everything ready for a day of fishing. Consequently, that leaves me a lot of times, making last minute phone calls to friends and family searching for someone to fish with. When I realized Veterans' Day was going to be celebrated on a Tuesday this year, I immediately decided that I was going to go fishing that day. The day couldn't have worked out better for me, I ...

November 19, 2014 | Jarod Ballardo | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News Week of November 19, 2014

Birthday greetings for November go out to: Bob Brunker, Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt Dickens, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Tristan McCarthy, Megan Willis, Taylor Witzke, Alexa Boyajian, Alyssa Sisco, Dayne Sturtevant, Jenna O'Neil, Gage Perry and Ashlynn Henry.

November 19, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News Week of November 19, 2014

A life well lived ... The passing of Bonnie Gellerman's "Aunt Mary" has left a definite void within our community. The following are Bonnie's words of thanks and reflection in honor of her Aunt Mary Duncan:

November 19, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Elliott James Murray

A son, Elliott James Murray, was born Oct. 8 to expectant parents Michael and Heather Murray of Oakdale.

November 19, 2014 | | Birth Announcements


Tribute Well Deserved

Dear Editor,

November 19, 2014 | | Your Views


David Nathaniel Sondeno

Oct. 1925 - Nov. 2014

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dixie DiCarlo

Dixie DiCarlo, age 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014 after a brief illness. Dixie DiCarlo had lived with her son, Joe DiCarlo, for the past 13 years in El Dorado, CA and Rancho Cordova, CA. Dixie DiCarlo was one of five daughters born to Wade Rickets of Minnesota and Della Hancock of California. She was born in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from John Brown University in Alabama. She worked 19 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Riverbank, CA and volunteered in many civic programs such as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Dixie married ...

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Helen Evans

Helen Evans, 98, born in Helmer, Indiana passed away Nov. 17, 2014 of natural causes in Oakdale, CA. Helen resided at the Oak Valley Care Center for four years.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

November 17, 2014 | | Local News


Fishing Report

If you're waiting for the weather to cool down a little bit before getting out fishing you're likely to miss out on some of the best fishing of the year. What a lot of anglers don't understand is that the temperature outside is not as important as the temperature of the water. Our day time temperatures may not seem like much of a seasonal change but our days have been getting shorter and our nights longer resulting in less sunlight on the water combined with cooler night time temperatures. Our lake and river temperatures continue to drop ...

November 12, 2014 | Jarod Ballardo | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News Week of November 12, 2014

There was a touching memorial service for Sara Harris last Saturday. She will be missed in this community!

November 12, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News Week of November 12, 2014

What fun our Valley Home students had during Red Ribbon Week! Pajamas, moustaches, etc. were the order of the week as the kids showed their pride for Valley Home School! The focus now is on school attendance, the students are encouraged to make every effort to be at school each day. Special prizes will be awarded during the year.

November 12, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Museum Friends Offer Thanks For Support

Dear Editor,

November 12, 2014 | | Your Views


Gale Stapel

Gale Stapel passed away at the age of 85, on the morning of Nov. 3 from complications incurred after breaking his hip. Gale, the son of Justin and Jean Stapel, left Wisconsin as a toddler with younger brother Leighton and sister Donna during the Depression Era. His youth was spent in Valley Home where his father ran an automotive repair service. Gale attended Oakdale High School and worked alongside his father. That training allowed him to serve as a mechanic for the U.S. Army when he was drafted. He endured the hardships of the Korean Conflict, afterward returning to ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


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