Birthday greetings for the month of July go out to: Gordon Griesner, Kathy Mangante, Diane Boyer, Kay Martinelli, Bonnie Witzke, Vira Segni, Beverly Brunker, Tasha Sweet, Shasta Duckworth, Shae Serpa, John Simons, Joey Miller, Riley Miller, Horst Kaiser, Jean Naccarato, Kylea Coston, Christopher Roek, Kaitlin Van Ryn, Maureen McKibban, Michael McKibban, Barbara Shook, Wyatt Sousa, Kyla Ryan, Xavier Olvera, Lupita Pineda and Tom Cassinetto.
Remember tonight is our MAC meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the school. A perfect time to ask questions and get tons of information! Tonight we will also be discussing our Valley Home "National Night Out" celebration. The "Get Rid of Crime" evening encourages us to come out and get to know our neighbors. More information to come!
Somewhat mild temperatures following a temporary heat wave were a welcome surprise for organizers and attendees on Friday, July 10 as the first day for the Stanislaus County Fair. The annual event continues through Sunday, July 19. Carnival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.
Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized skateboards in California was approved by the Senate on Thursday, July 9 on a bipartisan vote.
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 document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.
Happy Anniversary to Valley Home's most famous couple, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn and Laura Burghardt! Glenn & Laura have been married 52 years this week. Both Laura and Glenn are well known throughout the Valley Home community and are much loved by all. Laura and Glenn are a very special couple. We thank you for giving so many years of dedicated community service to making Valley Home a most wonderful place to live! We love you and wish you many blessings and much happiness to come!
Friday night football under the lights may still be several weeks away, but the Oakdale Mustangs got a taste of what is to come when the squad hosted seven-on-seven drills on Wednesday evening, July 1. Oakdale welcomed Waterford and Mountain House football teams to The Corral. All three football teams worked on both offense and defensive drills during the two-hour time frame, having each team rotate in and out after approximately 15 plays each on both sides of the ball.
Navon Violet Neathery passed away on June 26, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Navon had three children: Patty Neathery, Kathy Ashurst, and Bob Neathery. She moved to Modesto CA in 1988 where she joined Bass n' Gals Fishing Club, along with the Lady's Red Hat Club and Modesto PT Cruiser Club.
Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. Capt. Jones is currently serving as the Company Commander for the Chinook Unit in Stockton, Bravo Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment – and is the first woman to serve in this capacity.
As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.
The Oakdale Irrigation District reported on Wednesday, June 24 that state attorneys backed away from curtailment notices directed at more than 200 senior water rights holders in California, now saying they were "courtesy notices" and "advisory" only.