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Cop Corner - “Pedestrian XING”

Regardless of the time of day that I am on patrol, there is one traffic infraction I am sure to see: pedestrians crossing F Street outside the confines of a clearly marked crosswalk. You've seen it, too. Referred to as "jaywalking," it is clearly unsafe. Everyone has jaywalked at some point in their life. Many think of this as a "victimless" crime. However, in 2009 there were 17 pedestrians injured in traffic accidents in Oakdale, two of which I personally investigated. Just last month, a man lost his life crossing the highway near downtown Oakdale. "Victimless?" I don't ...

May 05, 2010 | Officer Paul Katuszonek Oakdale Police Department | Other Views

Two School Bell Winners Recognized

Two Oakdale Joint Unified School District employees, Penny Muniain and Shelly Crist, will be honored at a dinner on Friday, May 7 as recipients of the School Bell Award. Oakdale Teachers Association President Linda Kraus described the School Bell as an award that is "given to educators and/or community members who exemplify service to the community through their contributions toward the enhancement and improvement of education and the enrichment of the lives of children."

May 05, 2010 | | Education

Stamp Out Hunger On May 8

On Saturday, May 8, Oakdale letter carriers will again help 'Stamp Out Hunger!' across America with the community's help in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

May 05, 2010 | | Local News

Blue Max Runs In Funny Car Fever

With spring rains pelting the Northern California Central Valley area throughout the week, it was time for the sun to come out. And come out it did, just in time to allow another great weekend of drag racing at Sacramento Raceway for the annual "Funny Car Fever" event.

April 28, 2010 | Mike and Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | Local Sports

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry lost another long time resident, Jim Porter. His wife, Pat and 7 children, including Mary-Ann Largent of Knights Ferry, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, survive him. Services were held last Saturday.


April 28, 2010 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

The following news item arrived after the column had been sent off last week and we are including it now. We are always happy to share the activities of our 4-H members. Jenna Heaton and Gunther Brisi did quite well, representing Valley Home at the recent Valley Classic Goat Show held at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Jenna also exhibited at the Junior Grand Nationals at the Cow Palace. Her heavyweight goat won market champion and her lightweight goat won overall FFA Reserve Champion! Congratulations to both on their wins!

April 28, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

Delbert Charles Benedix

Delbert Charles Benedix, 65, died Sunday, April 25 at Doctors Medical Center.

April 28, 2010 | | Obituaries

Eva C. Ewing,

Eva C. Ewing, 93, of Henderson, TX died Sunday, April 18 at her residence.

April 28, 2010 | | Obituaries

Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson, 81, died Friday, April 16 in Modesto.

April 28, 2010 | | Obituaries

Dorothy Marie Sundling

Dorothy Marie Sundling, 94, died Wednesday, April 21 at her Oakdale home.

April 28, 2010 | | Obituaries

Focus On The Basics

Dear Editor,

April 28, 2010 | | From Our Readers

PG&E Corporation Monopoly

Dear Editor,

April 28, 2010 | | From Our Readers

OHS Drama Club Goes To Broadway For Spring Break

After a six-hour red eye flight on April 9 from San Francisco to New York City, 50 students of the Oakdale High School Drama club and chaperones, under the direction of OHS drama teacher Bryan Mills, explored the Big Apple for five days during their spring break.

April 28, 2010 | | Education

Sierra View Wins Science Olympiad

Sierra View Elementary School brought home the championship trophy from the 13th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad held on April 24. The event took place at Hickman Elementary School and hosted approximately 300 competing elementary school children from 21 schools throughout the region.

April 28, 2010 | | Education


The regular meeting of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) is tonight (April 21) at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Pope School library at 4600 Texas Ave. All residents are encouraged to attend, as this is a meeting especially for residents of the Valley Home area who are interested in what is happening in the community and/or interested in doing something for the community. The agenda for tonight's meeting includes reports from representatives from the county Animal Services, Public Works and Sheriff departments, from Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District and California Highway Patrol and a ...

April 21, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

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Annual Cowboy Christmas And More This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Students Enjoy Hands On Learning Approach

A custom in the Oakdale area, local school children get the chance to take a field trip to Knights Ferry and watch a little slice ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education

Kids Tackle Turkey Time

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few Cloverland Elementary second graders were asked: How do you cook a turkey? Here are their answers.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Fire Safety Tips Listed For Holiday Cooking

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Maximum Enforcement Due For Holiday Travel

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Orange Blossom 4-H Makes Time For Giving


November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Travelers Will Enjoy Lower Gas Prices This Week

Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

American Heritage Scholarship Program Essay Winners Honored

This fall, 137 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest. Nineteen students were honored ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education


November 25, 2015 | | Education



November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

Knights Ferry News

Birthday wishes for November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt ...

November 25, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Forever thankful ... over the years our lives change in many ways. With Thanksgiving upon us, we reflect on the joys and sorrows of years gone ...

November 25, 2015 | | Valley Home News


An end-of-season tournament in Stockton featuring the top rec soccer squads from throughout the area saw two Oakdale teams come home with hardware earlier this ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Allie Brown, winner of this week's NASCAR Pick Your Drivers Challenge. In the season finale of our contest, Brown scored a total ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

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