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Jewelry Buying Guide: Valentine’s Day Tips

You can't buy love, but on Valentine's Day those in love certainly like to treat the special people in their lives to some lavish tokens of affection. According to the National Retail Federation's Valentine's Day Consumer Spending Survey, Americans spend an estimated $19 billion on gifts, flowers, dinners, and more come Valentine's Day.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


JOSEPH ROCHE

Joe Roche, 70, son of the late Jack (Giacomo) and Helen Roche, passed away with his family by his side after a yearlong battle with Multiple Myeloma on Friday, January 22, 2016. Joe was a lifelong resident of and born in Escalon, California.

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kinsey Collection Debuts At Gallo Center

For over 35 years, Bernard Kinsey and his wife Shirley have amassed a collection of art and history that documents the African American experience from 1595 to the Civil Rights era. As part of Destination Graduation's sharing of best practices, and to celebrate African American History Month, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and Modesto City Schools have invited Bernard Kinsey to discuss "The Kinsey Collection" at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $5 and are available at Galloarts.org or may be purchased at the ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The air was abuzz with the sounds of chainsaws after last Tuesday's terrible storm. Your reporter watched as the wind blew so strong and swirled the rain and leaves so much I couldn't see. The lawn furniture blew and when I went to the other side of the house three almond trees had blown over, one where our pickup had been parked the night before! Of course the power was out and the computer backup beeps and the dog Jack doesn't like beeps so I had him on my lap!

January 27, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


DONALD JOSEPH PHELPS

Don Phelps died on December 21, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Watsonville, CA, he lived most of his life in the Riverbank/Oakdale area, graduating from Oakdale High in 1954. An outstanding athlete, he excelled in football and baseball and continued his baseball career at Modesto Junior College. His real sports passion became golf and he was a member of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club for over 40 years. Though Don was a longtime District Manager for Douglas Oil Co., he finished out his working career with over 20 years of service at Hershey Chocolate Corporation of ...

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Valley Home News

Delicious food in Valley Home! This Saturday, January 30th the delightful ladies of St John's/St Luke's church will once again be selling their delicious homemade enchiladas. The church ladies take great pride in turning out their special tasty enchiladas. All funds benefit the church. You may place your orders with choice of red or green sauce by calling Judy at 847-6647. The enchiladas sell for $15.00 for 1/2 dozen. With Super Bowl right around the corner, why not freeze a couple of dozen for the big game? What a delicious treat for all!

January 27, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Howard Training Center Plans Annual Crab Feed

It's almost time for the annual Howard Training Center Crab Fest, set this year for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6. All seats are reserved, doors open each day at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 .m.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


From Our Readers

Crab Feed Kudos

January 27, 2016 | | From Our Readers


El Niño Program Scheduled Friday

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer the presentation "El Niño: Earth's Climate Heartbeat" by Noah Hughes, professor of Earth Sciences at Modesto Junior College. The free event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Hall 132 on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Devastating State Fires See Insurance Claims Skyrocket

Two of the most destructive fires in California's history, the Valley and Butte Fires, ravaged nearly 150,000 acres in Northern California last fall and caused an estimated $1 billion in insurance losses. The Valley fire pillaged 1,958 structures in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties, resulting in approximately $700 million in insured losses and making it the third most damaging wildfire in state history based on total structures burned. In terms of structures lost, the Butte Fire is the seventh most destructive fire to hit California, damaging 818 structures in Amador and Calaveras counties and causing an estimated ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Preps For Super Bowl Traffic With New Web Site

As preparations continue for the National Football League's biggest event of the season, the Bay Area is bracing for a surge in motor vehicle, foot, and bicycle traffic that comes with it. In an effort to give the public a heads-up before they head out, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) worked with the California Department of Transportation to develop a Super Bowl 50 traffic information website: www.superbowl50traffic.com.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Country Group Parmalee To Perform At County Fair

You won't want to "Close Your Eyes" for this – as Parmalee is set to perform this summer at the Stanislaus County Fair.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


February Programs Offered At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will continue throughout February at the Oakdale library, with a number of other special events also planned.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Students Prepare For Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday with the high school and junior high school Honor Choir. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, the high school and junior high school Honor Orchestra will perform, with the festival concluding Saturday evening with the high school and junior high school Honor Band performing at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

January 27, 2016 | | Education


Galgiani Legislation Offers Foreclosure Tax Forgiveness

Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has introduced a bill that would extend tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt for some homeowners.

January 27, 2016 | | Government


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Newest 209 Arrives In Costco

The latest issue of the 209 Magazine, third row down, second from left, is now on the shelves at area Costco stores, with a variety ...

February 18, 2018 | | Local News


Second Armed Robbery Reported In City

On Thursday, Feb. 15 at about 02:13 a.m., Oakdale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 7-11, 1138 W. F ...

February 15, 2018 | | Crime


OHS Aca Dec Brings In The Brass

Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon Team took back the Championship title at the 38th Annual Stanislaus Academic Decathlon earlier this month. The team has held ...

February 14, 2018 | | Education


Community Briefs

Enjoy Accordion Music

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Crafters Put Heart And Soul Into Projects

Several offerings focused on the Valentine's Day theme were offered over the past couple of weeks at the Oakdale Library.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Art Show Slated This Month

Some things have changed since Matt McDonald last roamed the halls as an Oakdale High School Mustang 20 years ago. The one thing most notable ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul recently delivered the State of the City address to a lunchtime crowd at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, detailing the financial ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

February 14, 2018 | | Crime


New Threat Could Impact Regional Wetlands, Agriculture

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


BADGE BATTLE SUCCESS

It was billed as the 'battle of the badges' and plenty of first responders and emergency personnel took part but it was also the general ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Armed Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are continuing to investigate an early morning robbery at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., Oakdale.

February 14, 2018 | | Crime


Annual Technology Conference Slated

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the 19th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC!2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Documentary Wins International Award

The documentary Halfway Home, directed by Stanislaus State professor Steve Arounsack, has been given a documentary fund award by the Center for Asian American Media ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


YES KIDS Presenting Disney’s “Peter Pan JR”

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS will present Disney's "Peter Pan JR" at the Gallo Center for the Arts ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


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