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Valley’s Food Expo Introduces Buyers To Fresh Products, Ideas

The 2015 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, celebrated its fifth anniversary on Thursday, July 23 when 121 food and beverage companies ranging from producers and growers to manufacturers and processors from throughout the eight-county San Joaquin Valley met with 917 pre-qualified regional, national and international foodservice and retail buyers, restaurant chefs and institutions, as well as more than 1,100 members of the public looking to support local business.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


Wildfires Prompt Smoke Impact Warning

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountainous and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


Gators Swim Finale Draws Crowd To Aquatic Center

Under a brightly shining summer sun, Saturday, July 25 brought the final swim meet of the season for the Oakdale Gators swim team. The event took place at Oakdale High School's Aquatic Center in front of a large amount of swimmers and their fans from five other cities, along with a few hundred Oakdale faithful.

July 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


One Arrested In Homicide

One woman is dead and a man under arrest in connection with what authorities are terming a homicide that occurred just outside Oakdale on Monday night, July 27.

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


DENA MAE NELSON

Dena Nelson passed away peacefully into the Lord's arms on July 21, 2015 at Doctors Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


FREDRICK HOWELL

Fred passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2015. He was born in Verden, Oklahoma on October 14, 1926 to John and Sarah Howell. He had one brother John Ed and three sisters Anna Mae, Orpha, and Beth.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


CALVIN K. CHU

Calvin K. Chu, 82, of Waterford, CA, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with family by his side. He died of pancreatic cancer.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


MERLENE CHASTEEN

Merlene Marie Chasteen – born March 1, 1926 – went to be with the Lord and celebrate her Heavenly home on July 24, 2015.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


American Red Cross Urges Safety During Heat Wave

With forecasters calling for a heat wave likely reaching the high triple-digit temperatures this week, the American Red Cross is urging residents to use caution when venturing out into the hot weather.

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


Oak Valley Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results

Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,510,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share. This compared to consolidated net income of $1,526,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share, for the prior quarter and $2,537,000, or $0.32 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn't understand.

July 25, 2015 | | Local News


Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn't understand.

July 24, 2015 | | Local News


Air District Training Workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air District will hold a free training workshop on Tuesday, July 28 for enterprising individuals interested in being placed on the District's list of Registered Wood Burning Heater Professionals (RWBHP).

July 23, 2015 | | Local News


Valley Home News

The Heart of Valley Home ... a very special thank you goes to those who have called with donations of items for our community park sale! (Saturday August 8th) Not only have folks donated items for the sale, some such as Valley Home's Mr. T, are sending cash donations, which will go directly towards park maintenance. Valley Home residents, Chance and Jessica offered to come very early on Saturday the 8th to help set up ... the caring spirit of our community is alive and well! Several of our Valley Home young people will be up early helping put out road ...

July 22, 2015 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Vogel Earns Farm Bureau Endorsement For Assembly

Earlier this month, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation (SJFBF) announced its endorsement of farmer and former County Supervisor Ken Vogel for the 12th Assembly District that covers portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. The seat is currently held by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Modesto.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


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Area Motorists Pleased With Pump Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.17/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Raley’s Drive Raises Over $600,000

Raley's Food For Families Summer Fresh Drive raised an unprecedented $601,950, a full 30 percent increase over last year's total. The campaign ...

August 13, 2015 | | Local News


HARRIET CAROLINE WUCHERER

Harriet Wucherer, 89, of Oakdale passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9.

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


EDWARD J. BIANCHI

Ed passed away Aug. 3, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Oakdale on Sept. 26, 1926 to James and ...

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


STEVEN HALLERT

Steven passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 75. Steven leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Susan Diestsch ...

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


LUCILLE CORBETT

Lucille Corbett passed away on Aug. 8, 2015 at the age of 97. Born in Oakdale, on June 29, 1918, she was preceded in death ...

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stampede Youth Football Plans August Round Robin

The Oakdale Stampede youth football 2015 season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 22 with the team's annual Round Robin event. Oakdale will welcome the ...

August 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Valley Home News

Thank You!! To each and every one of you who donated and helped make our Valley Home Park yard sale such a wonderful success! Your ...

August 12, 2015 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Your reporter had a rattlesnake experience! Walking to the back door, a rattler was slithering from the flowerbed to the back door also! Grabbed a ...

August 12, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News


State Still Seeing Gas Prices Drop

Continuing the trend of up and down fluctuations, average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week ...

August 11, 2015 | | Local News


Denham Concludes Bipartisan Bakken Tour

Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) this week returned from leading a bipartisan tour of the Bakken, North Dakota region which ...

August 08, 2015 | | Local News


JIM CHARLES

World Champion husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26th 2015 with his family at his side. Jim was ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


ALEXANDER RAVETZ

Alex Ravetz of Chico, California, died unexpectedly in his home Sunday evening of a sudden cardiac event. Alex spent both his final and formative years ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


JOHN CHARLES JACKSON

John spent his whole adult life dedicated to loving and taking care of his three children. John's everlasting love has lived on through his ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


LAUREL SUE MAHANEY

Laurel Sue Mahaney, 64, passed away on July 9 after battling a reoccurrence of lymphoma for several months. She is preceded in death by her ...

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


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