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Leon Watson

Leon Watson, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 22 at Kaiser Hospital, Modesto.He lived in Escalon for 38 years.He was active in community service, coordinating the Escalon community dances since 1989 until the last dance was held in 2009. The dances took place every first and third Sunday of the month. He was also involved with the Riverbank and Oakdale community dances.He is survived by his wife, Allene Watson; sons, Troy and Douglas Watson; daughter, Tomé Porter; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at Lakewood Funeral Home - Heritage Chapel.The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader ...

September 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Shelli Thomason

Shelli A. Thomason, 43, died Saturday, Aug. 28.She was born in Patterson and lived there six years. She moved with her family to Urbana, MO, living there for over three years. The family returned to California, and she has lived in Oakdale for over 30 years. She attended Oakdale schools.When she was 18, her father taught her to drive 18-wheelers. She loved driving truck and did so until she was injured in 1992.Ms. Thomason also enjoyed riding horses and having dogs all her life. She loved her Boston terrier dog, Diamond.She loved giving and also taking ...

September 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


John Hannan

John Earl 'Jack' Hannan, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 28 at Oak Valley Care Center.He was born in Santa Rosa and moved to San Francisco, where he was raised. He lived in Oakdale for 21 years.He attended Andrew Jackson and Alvarado grammar schools, Roosevelt Junior High, Lowell High, City College of San Francisco, and Samuel Gompers Trade School. His interests at that time were engines, mostly aircraft engines. He was preparing for service in the Army Air Corps with aspirations to be a crew chief on B-17s. His other studies included navigation, aerodynamics, physics, and radio.Mr. Hannan volunteered ...

September 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Richard Furino

Richard Nicholas Furino, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 21.He was a native of Connecticut. He lived in Oakdale for 10 years.Mr. Furino was a consultant in the printing industry for 49 years.He is survived by his children, Richard Furino of Thousand Oaks, Lisa Catanzano of Fremont, Toni Furino of Georgia; sister, Rita Merrill of Sonoma; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Services were held. Burial was at Oaklawn Memorial Park.Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in charge of arrangements.The Oakdale (Calif.) LeaderSept. 1, 2010

September 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Irene Dooley

Irene (Lafoy) Dooley, 99, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 26 surrounded by family at Bethel Retirement Community, where she lived for the past five years.She was born to Eli and Clara Langford in Meeker, Oklahoma. She moved to Oakdale in 1945 and resided here until 2005.Mrs. Dooley worked as a psychiatric technician for the State of California for 30 years.She was an avid gardener and donated much time to community service. She enjoyed gambling and organizing bus trips to Reno and Tahoe. She traveled a great deal, enjoying adventures in Mexico, Canada, and Hawaii.She was known ...

September 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Hospital Update For Community

Dear Editor,As the newly elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Oak Valley Hospital, one of my major goals is to improve lines of communication with the community, employees and our many health care partners. Because our local community hospital is such a critical part of vibrant health of our citizens, I'm going to try and briefly summarize what occurs at those meetings.At our August 25th meeting, the Citizens Oversight Committee reported on the financial expenditures to date of the new hospital. Board members toured the facility, behind that great white wrap, and were simply astounded ...

September 01, 2010 | | Your Views


Back To School Safety

I always remembered being late on the first day of the new school year.My day would usually start by sleeping through the alarm clock and being awakened by my parents pounding on my door. I would jump out of bed and quickly rummage through my closet for something to wear. If I were lucky I would have enough time to eat a piece of toast, before I was pushed out of the house. I would rush across the street with my backpack in hand, mindless of all the traffic around me, hoping to be in time to catch the ...

September 01, 2010 | OFFICER GARY VANDERHEIDEN Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Taking Care Of Business

Dear Editor,I would like to thank Mayor Farrell Jackson and Chief of Police Marty West for their personal attention to our problem, which was the theft of our "Parts Drop Boxes" twice in Oakdale. We are Holt of California, a Caterpillar Tractor Dealer in Stockton/Modesto/Sacramento/Los Banos. We deliver parts daily to our customers in these areas. It is very important to our business. Twice over the last four years the "Drop Box" in Oakdale was stolen, lock, stock and barrel. I called Mr. Jackson and explained the situation and he had Chief West call me directly ...

September 01, 2010 | | Your Views


Oakdale Cowboy Museum Announces 2010 Honorees

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced the honorees for their 2010 Dinner Auction fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Rocha's Valley Enterprises.Special recognition will go to Leo, Jerold and Reg Camarillo, renowned rodeo champions from Oakdale. Posthumously, the Museum will recognize Dave and Vi Ramont, a rodeo and ranching family also from Oakdale.The Camarillo trio moved to Oakdale in the 1960s as young adults. Brothers Leo and Jerold grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, where roping was a natural part of their childhood. Cousin Reg grew up in the Los Angeles area but ...

September 01, 2010 | | Local News


Weekly Farmers Market Wrapping Up Schedule

The music will stop, all the farm-fresh produce will be gone, and Oakdale residents who are still looking for a taste of summer will have to wait until next year.

August 25, 2010 | | Local News


ROTA Makes Route Adjustments

While the ROTA (Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority) trolley may no longer be in operation, the Dial-A-Ride bus is still tooling around Oakdale and Riverbank, making adjustments that reflect a sign of the current economic times.

August 25, 2010 | | Local Business


Back To Basics

Dear Editor,

August 25, 2010 | | Your Views


What Is A City Manager?

Recent media scrutiny of city managers - or, more specifically, their compensation - has reached a fever pitch in California and across the country. The city management and governmental compensation abuses uncovered last month in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell are deplorable and warrant a full investigation. Such trespasses are rare in a profession known for transparency and populated by talented and dedicated individuals.

August 25, 2010 | Bill Garrett California City Management Foundation | Other Views


Sandra Joy Detmer

Sandra Joy Detmer, 63, of Oakdale died in her sleep on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

August 25, 2010 | | Obituaries


Bob L. Guthrie, Sr.

Bob L. Guthrie, Sr., 82, died Friday, Aug. 20.

August 25, 2010 | | Obituaries


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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


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 ...

August 21, 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


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Mario Arias, Ray ...

August 19, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News


Dollar General Hosts Grand Opening Event

Residents on the west end of town now have yet another place where they can purchase a gallon of milk or even a quart of ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Play Park Revitalization Project

The Oakdale Children's Play Park, in Dorada Park on the corner of East A Street and North Second Avenue, was a vison of Dorene ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Crews Making Headway In Wildfire Battles

Over 12,000 firefighters are battling 18 active wildfires across California.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


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