The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on the YCCD Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
World Champion husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26th 2015 with his family at his side. Jim was born in 1936 to George and Bonnie Chapralis (Charles) in Coronado, CA. He was raised in El Centro CA. At the age of 17 Jim went to work for stock contractor Andy Juaregui and worked for room and board. In 1956-57 he met Harley May, Bill Martinelli and Bob Eidson. They became traveling partners and lifelong friends competing in rodeos from New York City to the Cow Palace. Jim's rodeo career was filled with ...
Alex Ravetz of Chico, California, died unexpectedly in his home Sunday evening of a sudden cardiac event. Alex spent both his final and formative years in Chico while Oakdale was his home during his teen years and young adulthood. He attended Oakdale High School and excelled in woodworking and golf. Following high school he attended the Golf Academy of America in San Diego. For the past three years Alex had been a custom woodworker. In his spare time, he had also been remodeling the house he grew up in for his new family.
John spent his whole adult life dedicated to loving and taking care of his three children. John's everlasting love has lived on through his friends and family. John is survived by his Mom and Dad Jim and Judy Jackson; his three children Justin, Julianna, and Jocelyn Jackson. His sisters Lori Yanez, Angela Kashyap, and Jeneane Pombo; Brother-in-laws Dominic Yanez, Raji Kashyap, Christopher Pombo, seven nieces, and six nephews.
Laurel Sue Mahaney, 64, passed away on July 9 after battling a reoccurrence of lymphoma for several months. She is preceded in death by her father, Dean "Shorty" Mahaney and survived by her mother, June Mahaney of Oakdale. Laurel leaves behind her daughter, Kira Earhart (Oden) and son-in-law, Nathan Earhart, and two beloved grandchildren, Reilly and Ryder, all of Waterford. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Mahaney of Oakdale, brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Betsy Mahaney of Modesto, and sister, Gail Arnold of Knoxville, TN, in addition to her nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, Scott and ...
The 2015 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, celebrated its fifth anniversary on Thursday, July 23 when 121 food and beverage companies ranging from producers and growers to manufacturers and processors from throughout the eight-county San Joaquin Valley met with 917 pre-qualified regional, national and international foodservice and retail buyers, restaurant chefs and institutions, as well as more than 1,100 members of the public looking to support local business.
Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountainous and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.
Under a brightly shining summer sun, Saturday, July 25 brought the final swim meet of the season for the Oakdale Gators swim team. The event took place at Oakdale High School's Aquatic Center in front of a large amount of swimmers and their fans from five other cities, along with a few hundred Oakdale faithful.
Fred passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2015. He was born in Verden, Oklahoma on October 14, 1926 to John and Sarah Howell. He had one brother John Ed and three sisters Anna Mae, Orpha, and Beth.
With forecasters calling for a heat wave likely reaching the high triple-digit temperatures this week, the American Red Cross is urging residents to use caution when venturing out into the hot weather.
Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,510,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share. This compared to consolidated net income of $1,526,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share, for the prior quarter and $2,537,000, or $0.32 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.