Water ‑ and how to protect it in the face of worsening drought conditions ‑ is now a hot topic across America.
The Dublin Shamrock Tournament hosted a bounty of soccer teams from across the state of various age divisions, and Oakdale's Under 19 Insanity girls and Under 15 Red Bulls boys made the most of their trips to the Aug. 11 and 12 competition.
For many Central Valley and foothills residents, there is "No Business Like Show Business." And whether you love the 'smell of the greasepaint' or hearing the 'roar of the crowd' as a performer or as an audience member, there is an exciting multitude of choices within a short driving distance from your home. This week, we look at several of those venues, with another handful due for review in next week's issue. Here is a rundown of four of those venues. Each offers quality entertainment at affordable prices.
Ronald Morrow, 67, died Thursday, Aug. 16 in Oakdale.
The poem, "Sense of Direction," written by Sandi McGinnis set to music composed by Ross McGinnis, inspired a dance called "Ashes" to be performed by Tami Stark McQueen at the 19th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco.
The Valley air basin's first seasonal Air Alert will begin Monday, Aug. 20 and continue through Tuesday, Aug. 21, with the possibility of being extended. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern.
The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will hold a business mixer Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse, located at 1624 E. F Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7 was a night of fun for several Stanislaus County communities, including Valley Home and Oakdale, with both locations participating in the event. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
David W. Peixoto, 80, died July 31.
A daughter, Brooklynn Rose Beeman, was born on June 17, 2012 (Father's Day) to expectant parents Kevin and Kelsey Beeman.
Taking some inspiration from the Olympic Games, a pair of Oakdale United competitive soccer teams came home with gold this weekend.
The Oakdale 12-and-under all-star baseball team concluded summer play with two tournaments in July. A young team from the start of the All-star season, they matured over the two months that they played and practiced together. After winning the Oakdale Come As You Are tournament (4-0) and then finishing a disappointing third in the District 1 tournament (1-2), the team started to really come together in post-season tournament play.
Dr. James E. "Jim" Laughlin, 68, of Mountain View died Friday, Aug. 3 after a 10-year battle with cancer.
Gerald William 'Jerry' Dickens, 66, of Knights Ferry died Saturday, Aug. 11 with his wife and children by his side.
The pools, fields, tracks and courses surrounding Oakdale High are awash with action these days as dedicated athletes put forth the work to provide stellar competition in the always tough Valley Oak League in the prep season that looms just around the corner.
Community Hospice announced this week they were awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation. Community Hospice was one of 20 bereavement service providers that received the funding as part of an effort to help expand grief support services to diverse and disadvantaged youth across the country.
As trees across the state begin to blossom for spring, California's Arbor Week is emphasizing the importance trees have on communities and their residents. Officials from CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf, an organization working to preserve, protect and enhance California's urban forests, have announced the winners of the statewide Arbor Week poster contest.
Ripon Police announced that on Wednesday, March 5 they arrested a registered sex offender from Oakdale in possession of child pornography on a computer.
An early Saturday morning accident left an Oakdale man facing felony driving under the influence and hit and run counts, after police found his vehicle a short distance from the incident.
Harriet May Chittenden, 91, died in Turlock, California, on Jan. 28, 2014.
Jacklyn Libby, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Stanley R. Lowry, 89, of Oakdale died Saturday, Feb. 22 at Oak Valley Care Center.
Gilbert A. Reynolds, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 25 at home surrounded by his family.
Ann Marie Perusa Unruh, 98, died Thursday, Feb. 20.
The Oakdale Joint Unified School District's 31st Annual Science Fair is slated for March 10-13, at the Oakdale FES Hall on North Lee Avenue, across from Fair Oaks Elementary School.
The Cat in the Hat was back to celebrate the 17th annual Read Across America Day, held on March 3. Read Across America is a program that focuses on bringing awareness and motivating children to read. The event is always held on or near the March 2 birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.
Former Knights Ferry residents Joe and Jeanette Evans are first time grandparents! On December 31st little Felix Lee Evans was born to Joe and Sue in Sacramento. Welcome to the world Felix!
It made for an exciting game of basketball when good friends Tom Cassinetto and Randy Russell met up this past Thursday at Valley Home School. Randy coaches Knights Ferry basketball and Tom coaches Valley Home. Before being hired to teach at Knights Ferry Randy taught at Valley Home School. Randy was a favorite at Valley Home and it is great to see his success and happiness at Knights Ferry School. Both gentlemen have strong ties to both Valley Home and Knights Ferry and no doubt having their teams come together on Thursday was a special day indeed! Our thanks to ...
The Oakdale Police Department is advising that residents can obtain sand bags to assist in protecting against potential flooding from the Oakdale Fire Department.