Donald W. Clark, a Salinas resident, passed away on September 17, 2015. Don was born in Vinta, OK on January 17, 1933. He was raised in Modesto, CA. Don received degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from San Jose State University and California State University Sacramento, respectively. Following college he moved to Sonora, CA. He bravely married a woman with three adolescent children in 1971.
Dianne entered peacefully into rest on Saturday October 10, 2015 at home. She was 67 years old and a native of California, growing up in Oakdale and currently living in Modesto. Dianne was employed for a number of years in the jewelry industry. She is survived by her husband John Hudson, her daughters Julie and Joni Brown, Julie's husband Danny, her stepsons Greg and Chris Hudson, and Chris' wife Victoria.
Mrs. Anita Gonzales was born on January 2, 1919 in Cotton City, Maricopa, Arizona. Anita has been a blessing to all she has come in contact with over the past 95 years. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14th 3-6pm followed immediately by a rosary, St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) will receive $30,000 from AT&T to support its new Student Engineering & Robotics Project. The program will help underserved high school students learn about STEM concepts and propose and complete their own robotics project.
The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents "The Good Woman of Setzuan" by Bertolt Brecht and directed by MJC Theater Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. Performances are Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.
St. John's/St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4606 Michigan Ave., Valley Home will be having its second annual Craft Faire, bake sale and soup luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7. Hours for the event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This special event is part of an ongoing fund drive for the new well at the church. All are encouraged to come and support the church, find some unique gift items for the holidays and enjoy lunch and sweets.
A group of young local individuals have banned together to create an event called the Phoenix Festival, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 at Ironstone Amphitheatre. This will be a day long family oriented event with a full lineup of local bands, vendors and resources. All proceeds from the Phoenix Festival will go directly to the Calaveras Community Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund.
Works like this one by Ben Jackson are part of the Modesto Junior College Art Gallery exhibition "Indispensable: Works from MJC Art Adjunct Faculty" that continues through Thursday, Oct. 29. The MJC Art Gallery is on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto, and is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The display is open to the public and admission is free. The show features painting, photography, sculpture and other works. A free public reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from ...
Friends of Columbia State Historic Park along with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Columbia State Historic Park will sponsor Boo Boulevard-Halloween in Columbia from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. A variety of activities will be available for children and adults.
The Oakdale community continues to be served and tended to through the efforts of the staff of its local Center for Human Services. Earlier this month CHS hosted its fifth annual Block Party with much success.
On Sunday, Oct. 11, Governor Jerry Brown rejected SB539 by Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda, which would have banned naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders, saying it's an issue "quintessentially for local decision makers."