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Bond Oversight Committee Seeks Members

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).

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


JIM CHARLES

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 ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


ALEXANDER RAVETZ

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.

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


JOHN CHARLES JACKSON

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.

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


LAUREL SUE MAHANEY

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 ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Valley’s Food Expo Introduces Buyers To Fresh Products, Ideas

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.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


Wildfires Prompt Smoke Impact Warning

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.

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


Gators Swim Finale Draws Crowd To Aquatic Center

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.

July 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


One Arrested In Homicide

One woman is dead and a man under arrest in connection with what authorities are terming a homicide that occurred just outside Oakdale on Monday night, July 27.

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


DENA MAE NELSON

Dena Nelson passed away peacefully into the Lord's arms on July 21, 2015 at Doctors Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


FREDRICK HOWELL

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.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


CALVIN K. CHU

Calvin K. Chu, 82, of Waterford, CA, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with family by his side. He died of pancreatic cancer.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


MERLENE CHASTEEN

Merlene Marie Chasteen – born March 1, 1926 – went to be with the Lord and celebrate her Heavenly home on July 24, 2015.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


American Red Cross Urges Safety During Heat Wave

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.

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


Oak Valley Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results

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.

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


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Midday Crash Snarls Traffic

A crash just before noon on North Yosemite Avenue, near the main intersection with F Street, saw traffic tied up while crews tended to one ...

September 03, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Soccer Competes Well In Pitman Tournament

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion boys soccer team wrapped up a busy week on the field. The boys played a pair of road scrimmage games ...

September 02, 2015 | | High School Sports


Mustangs Of Fall Wrap Up Scrimmage Play

Numerous Oakdale Mustang teams suited up for final tune-up games before entering league play. The girl's tennis team took on Enochs and Turlock in ...

September 02, 2015 | | High School Sports


Valley Home News

We mourn the loss of a dear member of our Valley Home community ... the world definitely was a much better place with Mrs. Lois Hofmann ...

September 02, 2015 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Orange Blossom Road was the scene of an accident, on the turn by the Shook and Dias homes. Seems a truck hauling two trailers of ...

September 02, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

A life well lived ... this past Saturday morning Valley Home lost a very special member of our community. Long time rancher, Tony Taro passed away ...

August 26, 2015 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Welcome to Knights Ferry School Kindergarteners: Paislee Barlow, Wyatt Birdsong, Alexa Bonson, Katee Conde, James Davis, Jasper Davis, Chase Dugo, Hadley Gardner, Gabriella Gonzalez, Brooke ...

August 26, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News


Youth Football Players Learn Through Scrimmage

Helmets on, shoulder pads strapped down, the youngest boys of fall, future Mustangs, returned to the field on Saturday, Aug. 22 for the Oakdale Stampede ...

August 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Travel Soccer Girls Claim Top Honors

After a tough, winless opening to their season in three games at the Dublin Tournament earlier this month, the 2015 edition of the Oakdale United ...

August 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mustang Scrimmages Kick Off Campaign

School is back in session, fall is almost upon us and many of the OHS Mustangs teams are gearing up for the 2015 season. Oakdale ...

August 26, 2015 | | High School Sports


Denham Hosts Military Academy Info Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The event will take place from ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local News


McNerney Hosts California Drought Forum

Recognizing that we need to look at different approaches and partnerships to respond to California's historic drought, including advancing crucial technological, scientific, and energy ...

August 24, 2015 | | Local News


Columbia College Earns Fire Academy Accreditation

The California State Board of Fire Services has unanimously approved the accreditation of the Columbia College Fire Academy. Shane Warner, Fire Technology Program Coordinator at ...

August 22, 2015 | | Local News


Public Hearing For ACE, Amtrak Expansion

Assemblymember Adam Gray, who serves as the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, will be hosting a special public hearing on the existing ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Valley Home School board met last Tuesday … it was an exciting time for students and parents at Valley Home. The board and superintendent Price welcomed ...

August 19, 2015 | | Valley Home News


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