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CHP Message: Ring In New Year Responsibly

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to start the New Year on the right path by celebrating responsibly. If the night's events include alcohol, make the smart choice and designate a driver before the celebrating begins. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

December 31, 2014 | | Local News


Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow

One lane of eastbound F Street traffic near South Fourth Avenue was closed down for about 90 minutes on Wednesday, Dec. 24 while Oakdale Police, the city's Public Works department and Reliable Tow of Oakdale worked on clearing the roadway after a solo vehicle rollover accident.

December 31, 2014 | | Local News


Welcome Holiday Benefit Continues For Drivers

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 29, 2014 | | Local News


MURRELL J. CAHOON,

Sept. 16, 1928 – Dec. 20, 2014

December 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Knights Ferry News

There were a lot of people in attendance at the Oakdale Rural Fire Board meeting. The board cleared up the rumor that the Knights Ferry station was being sold, it is not. The survey was commissioned because the LaDonne family said the station was over on their property. No sales were planned in the future. The historical structures in the Ferry were discussed, as they are wooden structures. The Fire Board said all such buildings should be alarmed and monitored for quick response. The Fire Chief is working on staffing both stations but has to work with the union on ...

December 24, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Family and friends were treated to a most special evening this past Friday night! The afterschool program presented a delightful Christmas program filled with magic and holiday spirit. The hard work of Tom Cassinetto, Bonnie Gellerman and their wonderful assistants provided the most spectacular holiday entertainment. The program featured Valley Home school students and every scene brought huge applause! A very special highlight was an appearance by recording artist Rich Price. Mr. Price is the grandfather of Valley Home 1st grader Sarah Gruenig and sister Caroline Gruenig. Mr. Price, dressed in the most beautiful sparkling Western attire, played guitar and ...

December 24, 2014 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence

Brad Greer, an ASE Certified automobile technician from Oakdale, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

December 24, 2014 | | Local News


Pilot Program Considered For Respiratory Care

Modesto Junior College has submitted an application to be one of the 15 California Community Colleges to develop a baccalaureate degree pilot program. MJC's application proposes the creation of a four-year program in respiratory care.

December 24, 2014 | | Local News


United Way Organizations Benefit From RV Sales

Throughout the month of January, Best RV Center in Turlock will donate $100 for every vehicle sold to United Ways serving the Central Valley. United Ways from Sacramento to Fresno will benefit from this drive.

December 24, 2014 | | Local Business


Artwork Submission Sought For Arbor Week Contest

Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme "We Need Trees and Trees Need Us". Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by Feb. 13, 2015. Winners will be featured at the ...

December 20, 2014 | | Local News


CDFW Offers Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has some suggestions.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News


RICHARD ROLAND SORENSEN

December 23, 1928 – December 7, 2014

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


League Recognition Earned By Section Champions

Double digit honors for the Oakdale football team, with the recent announcement of Valley Oak League gridiron selections. The announcement was made just a couple of days after the Mustangs claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III football title with a 27-23 win over Inderkum.

December 17, 2014 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The best thing about rain this time of the year is that it knocks down the fog. The worst thing about it of course is staying dry. When it comes to purchasing rain gear, you get what you pay for. The least expensive gear might hold up for a trip or two but it's definitely not going to be comfortable. Years ago, I purchased a top of the line rain suit that still provides me comfort and dryness to this day. This morning I was awoken to the sound of rain beating down on ground. As always when seeing ...

December 17, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Charles Wong, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Charlie Mynatt, Cathy Murray, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Rob Hoyer, Reba Morgan, Don Diltz, Larry Hayes, Jackson Ault, Joshua Maceira, Linda Morris and David Kouassi.

December 17, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


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ELIZABETH M. (Betty) KAMINSKI

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Kaminski, 84, of Escalon, CA passed away Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 at her Escalon residence.

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


SAMANTHA JANE WATSON

Samantha Jane Watson, 79, was born February 15, 1937 in Soper, Oklahoma. She lost her long struggle with Alzheimer's on January 22, 2017. She ...

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


BEVERLY RUTH BUCK BRUNKER

Beverly Ruth Buck Brunker died quietly at home on Monday, February 13.

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA “Sally” RICHARDS

Patricia "Sally" Richards, a long-time resident of the Oakdale area, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 84. She was at home ...

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


Waterfront helps set Stockton apart

By VINCE REMBULAT

February 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

By DENNIS WYATT

February 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tax Returns: What Could Go Wrong?

By BILL SPANIEL

February 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


Lifeline Health Screenings Slated March 28 In Oakdale

Residents living in and around the Oakdale area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable ...

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Casino Trip On Calendar

On Thursday, March 9 at 8:45 a.m., a Storer bus will leave from the SaveMart parking lot on East F Street to take ...

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Community Hospice Events Scheduled Throughout 2017

Mark the calendar for a number of events coming up this year to benefit Community Hospice; events are open to all in the region interested ...

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Wet Weather Driving Tips

Driving in the rain can be more hazardous than driving in the snow, particularly because drivers fail to realize the dangers wet roads can impose ...

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Science ‘Zombees’ Presentation Offered Friday, Feb. 24 At MJC

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation "Flight of the Living Dead: ZomBees and Citizen Science" by John Hafernik, Ph.D., professor ...

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


West Side Theatre Serves Up Musical Entertainment

Musical group Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen will take the stage on Saturday, March 4 at the West Side Theatre in Newman.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


County Fairgrounds Opens As Storm Shelter

The American Red Cross will relocate its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 ...

February 18, 2017 | | Local News


Weekend Forecast Sees Wet, Windy Weather

A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2017 | | Local News


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