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Motorcyclist Flees, Crashes, Goes To Jail

A motorcyclist was injured – and arrested – on Friday, March 24.

March 28, 2018 | | Crime


VIP TOUR

Congressman Jeff Denham, who represents this area in the 10th Congressional District, made a brief stop in Oakdale on Friday afternoon, March 23 for a special tour of the new Oakdale School Farm. A student got in some practical 'hands on' work using the tractor to plow a field behind the barn while Denham listened to Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone describe the unique setting and teaching aspects of the farm. Along with the tour in Oakdale, the congressman toured the new bridge being built over the Stanislaus River on McHenry Avenue south of Escalon and also ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


EGG HUNTING TIME

This familiar scene will play out again on Saturday, March 31 at Kerr Park, at the end of North Stearns Road, as the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale host the 12th annual Kids Spring Fest. There will be an egg hunt, games, face painting and more, with hot dogs served up as part of the festivities as well. Hunts begin at 10:30 a.m. for the youngest group, up to 2-years-old, followed by 3 to 5 at 10:50 a.m., 6 to 8-year-olds at 11:10 a.m.; and 9 to 12-year-olds at 11 ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch Gets Ready For Rodeo

Lloyd Stueve loves sharing his passion for wagons. Horse drawn wagons, to be a little more specific.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Club Slates Session

The Oakdale Women's Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 from noon to 2 p.m., promises to be a 'Hop-pening good time' following on the heels of both Easter Sunday and April Fool's Day.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Artwork Sought For Show

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Author Captures Family History In Books

Andrew Rico wrote the books for his grandchildren.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Wins At County Occupational Olympics

The 33rd Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition were held March 22 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Approximately 662 students from Stanislaus County high schools.

March 28, 2018 | | Education


Foothill Horizons Hosts April 7 Open House

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host an Open House on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Sonora site. There is no fee to participate.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Relay Corner

Survivor Brunch

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


New Student Days Coming Up At MJC

Modesto Junior College will host its annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturday, April 14 and Thursday, June 14 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students meet at 8 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Howard Training Center Taking New Direction

Howard Training Center (HTC) will be charting new courses of training for its 246 clients and 111 staff in Stanislaus County. The non-profit agency with three campuses in the county is responding to the new demands of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act of 2016. Executive Director Carla Strong said "that the traditional sheltered-workshop for training adults with disabilities will go away throughout our industry nationally" and be replaced by innovative programs that aim squarely for "Competitive-integrated-employment" for adults with disabilities.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Moorhouse Wins Soroptimist’s Motor Madness Top Prize

Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Over 275 guests enjoyed a delicious variety of hors d'oeuvres and desserts as well as beer and wine tasting. Craig Moorhouse of Oakdale won the Grand Door Prize and will select from either a new Harley Davidson motorcycle or $10,000 cash.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


HONORED STUDENTS

Cloverland Elementary School recently kicked off the "Cloverland Kid" recognition program. This twice yearly program acknowledges students selected by their teachers for demonstrating campus valued character traits. Photographed are: Jacob Torres, Arabella Foster, Marissa Lee, Chloe Warren, Timmy Murphy, Clara Anderson, Zaida Gaspar Zavala, Vanessa Padilla, Carmyn Costello, Cash Jones, John Duty, Andre Garcia, Richard Flores, Evie Carlson, Noah Gausling, Jesus Zamaro, Will Huberty and Gabriel McDonald. Not pictured: Jenna Sanders and Guadalupe Abrego.

March 28, 2018 | | Education


Dirkse Earns Key Endorsements

Stanislaus County's current sheriff, Adam Christianson, and the man he succeeded, Les Weidman, on Monday released a letter endorsing Jeff Dirkse to become the county's 22nd sheriff.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


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Volunteers Being Sought For College Mentoring Program

Interested in mentoring a high school student as he or she transitions to college? The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is currently looking for ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Fishing Report

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


FERRY’S FAIRE

Knights Ferry will be the scene on Sunday, April 29 for the annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire. Hours for the event are 8 a ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Track And Field Teams Slow Down The Lancers

Action on Thursday, April 19 saw Oakdale High School hosting East Union in track and field events inside The Corral. The highly anticipated Valley Oak ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Racer Does The Texas Two-Step

Oakdale's Richard Townsend and his popular "Nitroholic" Funny Car Team made the trip to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to compete in the ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Community Hospice Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Luncheon

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, celebrated and recognized its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing

The public is invited to a hymn sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 29 at Escalon First Baptist Church. Many churches do ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto’s Music In Plaza Kicks Off Friday, May 4

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza in ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The 28th Annual Peddler's Faire is Sunday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are over 100 spaces sold and ...

April 25, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

We send a big Thank You to all those who supported our Valley Home School Dinner Dance! The evening was a wonderful success. It was ...

April 25, 2018 | | Valley Home News


BRETT LOUIS PATTERSON

Brett Louis Patterson, 27, of Escalon, passed away April 17, 2018. Born on July 27, 1990, Brett's creativity and passion compelled him toward music ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


ANNETTE S. VAN NORMAN

Visitation will be May 6, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 W. F Street, Oakdale, CA 95361.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARCUS COX

Born into poverty in 1937 as the only child of a single mother living in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Marcus ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


Bringing to life old stories of the Bay Area

The San Francisco Dungeon is the first attraction of its kind in North America and brings to life the stories of the old Bay Area ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Where To See Or Not To See Shakespeare

By DENNIS WYATT

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


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