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President Lincoln Pays Sierra View A Visit

Sierra View Elementary School Principal David Kindred always likes a good challenge.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Holiday Singalong Scheduled

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Magnolia Elementary Hosts Native American Museum

Magnolia Elementary's fourth grade students recently hosted their inaugural California Native American Museum. The museum displays were student made replicas of artifacts as part of their social studies unit on California's Native American tribes.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Favorite Holiday Display Tips Sought From Readers

As the holidays draw nearer, residents in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are decking the halls and, in many cases, their front yards and even the roofs over their heads.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Sportsmen Give Gift Of Reading To Center

Christmas came a little early for the Center for Human Services staff and their clients, by way of a generous book donation made by the Oakdale Sportsmen's Club.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale-Based Team Returns From Christmas Child Duty

After spending a few days at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Irvine, in Southern California, a local team has returned safely. But, said leader Elizabeth Greenlee, they hope to have the chance to do it again.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


State Hearing On Stanislaus River Water Fate This Friday

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River – the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state – have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


SHIRLEY SERPA

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hayward, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind two ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICK RANDALL SIMMONS

Patrick Randall Simmons was born on March 3rd, 1949 and he returned to his Heavenly Father on December 5th, 2016. He was born in Illinois and grew up in Oakdale, CA. He attended Oakdale High School. Patrick enjoyed fishing, art, music, and his family. He was a lifetime member of The North American Fishing Club. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Russell Simmons, two children - Michelle Faulk (Gregory), of Modesto, CA and Jeremy Simmons (Jill) of Sacramento, CA, five siblings - Vivian Thrower ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf. He is survived by his two sons (Troy and Tory Ledo), two granddaughters (Jennifer Ledo Uribe and Nikki Ledo Steward), and one great-grandson (Lucas Uribe).

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


EARL L. MADDOX

Earl L. Maddox passed away on his birthday, December 4, after a short battle with Cancer. Born in Modesto on December 4, 1935 to Clara Gammons Maddox and Tilford Maddox, Earl attended elementary school in Waterford, High School in Oakdale and college at UC Davis. He served in the US Army after college where he made false teeth and played volleyball. Earl married Dorothy Zaro in 1960, and they spent 56 years together. Fifty year residents, Earl and Dorothy moved to Pleasanton in 1966 where Earl owned Pleasanton Shell for many years. His favorite past time was playing poker. He ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Non-Profit Organization Seeks Area Host Families For Students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

December 13, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Sourdough Slim Brings Unique Entertainment To Region

Hold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song.

December 13, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Shirley Serpa

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hawyard, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind 2 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


Waterfowl Hunting Offered Through Fish, Wildlife Department

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


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DIANA LYNN CAMPIOTTI

Diana Lynn Campiotti, a beautiful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away after a lengthy illness. Diana loved her family with all of her ...

January 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


SCORING IN TURLOCK Turlock restaurants, bars ready for game day

BY ALYSSON AREDAS

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


3 super places to catch the games in Manteca

By JASON CAMPBELL

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


COLUMBIA Restored Gold Rush community is a real town

'Gem of the

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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January 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Survey Reveals Top U.S. Nuisance Calls Of 2016

Almost nine out of ten people (89 percent) in America receive nuisance calls each month, according to a recent survey which has also revealed the ...

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Simple Tips To Stay Fit The Whole Year Through

Many people find it easier to maintain their beach bodies during summer than they do throughout the rest of the year. Summer weather encourages people ...

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Different Ways To Help Resolutions Stick In ‘17

In the heat of the New Year's Eve countdown, fueled by enthusiasm and possibly a few glasses of champagne, resolutions may roll off of ...

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Foundation Ready To Send Free Trees To Californians

Residents in California can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017.

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Civil Rights Activist Due At MLK Commemoration

The keynote speaker for the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is Andrew Young, civil rights activist and former United States ambassador to the ...

January 17, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Authentic Japanese experience in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to many different cultures; however, one notable community located just one mile west of Union Square is Japantown, which has served ...

January 11, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | 209 LIVING


Variety Of Entertainment This Month At Black Oak

Black Oak Casino Resort will maintain its reputation as the ultimate destination for entertainment in 2017. This January, the property will welcome a wide variety ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Fun ... and more fun in Valley Home! At their January community meeting our Valley Home 4-Hers made big plans for the February Box Social. The ...

January 11, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Alexis Arias, Logan Martinelli, Kaeli Sweet, Madison Page, Ric ...

January 11, 2017 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valentine’s Day Mansion Marriages

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


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