A girl, Athena Ranae Gomez, was born Jan. 2, 2012 to expectant parents Jose G. Gomez and Maxine Hernandez of Riverbank. The newborn weighed seven pounds, five ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
James Kristopher Williamson and Courtney Ramirez of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Darrick Kristopher Williamson, on Jan. 2, 2012. The newborn weighed six pounds, eight ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A lot of people that I've been talking to are concerned about the lack of rain we've had so far this season. Through writing this column, I've learned that there's a definite pattern in the weather from year to year. It seems like every fourth year we have a similar dry spell and then all of sudden, we are hit by a series of big storms that just about make up for all the lack of rain. Four years ago the delta along with other surrounding waterways had to be shut down as they were unsafe ...
The departure of longtime varsity standout Jake Martinez was a big blow to the Oakdale High School boys basketball program. But while players stepped in to fill his role in the post, Oakdale senior Vince Fauria blossomed into a key role in Oakdale's frontcourt.
Curious about the Oakdale Saddle Club? Find out interesting tidbits about Saddle Club history and its operations in a three-part series that kicks off in the Jan. 18 issue of The Oakdale Leader as a B-1 feature.
The lanky figure of Justin Martinez doesn't just help him get that can of beans from the top shelf. Oakdale's imposing center on the varsity basketball team has emerged into a serious and dynamic role on the prep court this season.