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Fishing Report

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements, and new inventions that have changed the way we fish. If you were to examine the basic tackle that's been used to catch fish for thousands of years, hook, line, and pole. Two of the three have had significant changes over the years, while the other hasn't changed much in 40,000 years when it was first carved out of bone. If you guessed the "hook," you're right. That's all about to change thanks to Trapper Tackles "Trapper Hook." Former Bassmaster Elite Pro, and local angler Vince ...

July 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NEAL ARLEN MUNCILL

Neal Arlen Muncill, 81, of Oakdale, was born in El Centro CA to J.D. Muncill and Velma Muncill (McMullen). They moved to Modesto when he was a young boy. In his high school years at Modesto High he was involved in Track and Shot Put and held many records in these sports. He also played Varsity Football beginning his sophomore year. Neal was a Korean War Veteran. He enjoyed many activities throughout his life including car racing at the 99 speedway in Stockton. He taught his son Rick how to work on the race cars, motorcycles and eventually the ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


GIULIANA SARGENTI

Giuliana Sargenti, 89, peacefully entered into rest on July 14, 2016. She was born on April 3, 1927 in Italy to her late parents Serafino and Ida Paoli and spent over 50 years living in Escalon. Giuliana leaves behind her loving son, William Sargenti, her grandchildren Julie McCoy, Sonja Spiller, Matthew Sargenti, Shelly Poyorena, August Sargenti and Reanna Sargenti, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Giuliana was an immigrant war bride at the age of 19. She spent most of her years in San Joaquin County. She will be remembered most for her cooking and a good "Dego Backhand ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


THOMAS C. HOEK

Thomas C. Hoek, 87, entered into rest on July 5, 2016 in Modesto. He was born on April 9, 1929 in Alameda. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Anna Lee Hoek, his children Steven Hoek of Idaho, Gregory Hoek of Turlock, Brian Hoek of Escalon, Eric Hoek of Escalon, 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his siblings Dirk Hoek of Modesto, Babs Zandstra of Indiana and Bill Hoek of Idaho. Thomas will be sincerely missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any hospice charity of your choice. For condolences to the family, please visit his ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


STOCKTON & LODI There’s a lot to enjoy about these two cities

By VINCE REMBULAT

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


MODESTO Sights and stops around the city

BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


RIPON It’s charms are the simple things in life

By MONICA CANE

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


TURLOCK Small town featuring big entertainment

BY ANGELINA MARTIN

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Beware Of Backyard Dangers

DEAR DIDI: We have a beautiful 10-week-old Rottweiler puppy. She is so good and hasn't caused any problems, which just amazes us. We have a large landscaped backyard where she plays all day while we are at work. Last week we came home to a lethargic dog. We thought she was just tired but by 9 o'clock at night she was drooling nonstop and just not acting right. After rushing her into an emergency vet and spending over $1000 our little baby managed to survive a poisoning. Please remind people that some of our pretty backyard plants can ...

July 19, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Sierra Rep’s Musical ‘Beehive’ Serves Up Shake And Shimmy

Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation returns to Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage this month, with six rockin' women, 40 outrageous costumes, a couple cases of hairspray and a decade worth of hot, high energy hits. The action-packed trip through the '60s plays Friday, July 22 through Sunday, Aug. 28.

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Safety First When Swapping Stories Around The Campfire

Camping is a popular and fun way to enjoy the great outdoors. For families vacationing on a budget, camping provides an affordable alternative to costly resorts and hotels.

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Utilizing Trees And Shrubs Improves Energy Efficiency

If you have ever escaped from blazing hot sun in a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable. A mature shade tree can block up to 90 percent of solar radiation, which could translate to a significant reduction in your home cooling cost. A Pennsylvania study found that air conditioning needs could be reduced by up to 75 percent by shading a house with trees.

July 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Stanislaus National Forest Receives State Grant Funds

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded $1.1 million in grants for big game conservation projects in Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Law Enforcement Teams Heighten Efforts For Fair

The Stanislaus County "Avoid The 12" law enforcement partners will team up for the 2016 Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock through July 17, deploying officers focused on enforcing impaired driving crimes. The team will consist of members from each of the Stanislaus County police and sheriff departments, and the California Highway Patrol.

July 13, 2016 | | Crime


Denham’s ‘Save Our Salmon’ Act Passes Through Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4582, the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act, introduced by area Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


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JOHN DUNCAN EDMUNSON

Services to be held at Acacia Memorial Park Modesto, CA 12 p.m. Friday, August 26th. Celebration of life following service at Oakdale Sportsman's ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PADILLA

Tony was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a resident of Oakdale for 21 years. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BETTE LEE (COPPETTI) MILAM

Bette Lee (Coppetti) Milam, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with Jesus on August 9, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. DUNN

George E Dunn passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016 at the age of 73 while camping in the Sierras. He was born on October ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARLENE J. CARPENTER

Arlene J. Carpenter passed away Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Oak Valley Care Center surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Patterson ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES TITCHENAL

James Merlyn Titchenal passed on August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family one week prior to his 88th birthday. He was born on August 21 ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bond Earns UNL Degree

Megan Catherine Bond of Oakdale was among nearly 800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer all-university commencement ceremony Aug ...

August 24, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Contributions Made Night Out A Success

August 24, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School got off to a great start with 120 enrolled. New Kindergarteners and TKs are: Malia Olivo, Everett Holtsman, Xochili Lau-Vargas, Sophia Leslie ...

August 24, 2016 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Our Valley Home students are excited as August 31st approaches. On Monday August 31st the students will visit the school library and the PTC scholastic ...

August 24, 2016 | By Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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