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Joyce Manker Cooper, a resident of Oakdale since 1964, passed away on Friday, March 23, at the age of 90, after a brief illness.

March 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


Jean was born November 6, 1930 to Irvin and Fern Carey in San Diego, California. Her father was a Naval Commander during WWII. Jean and her brother Irvin moved often. Once on a ship to Hawaii she met Shirley Temple. Jean spent her teen years living in Oakdale where she attended Oakdale High School and met her husband of 70 years Kenneth Gregg. Jean was a homemaker until they bought the Oakdale Garage from Kenny's dad. She then took over the bookkeeping duties. She had numerous side jobs including working at the Oakdale Library, Hunt's Cannery as a ...

March 27, 2018 | | Obituaries

MT. HAMILTON Bay Area’s longest running star act


March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

SF EXPLORATORIUM ‘One of 10 coolest museums in the world’


March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Call For Improved Safety At Ski Resorts


March 27, 2018 | | Local Columns

The Lowdown On Dog Bowls

DEAR DIDI: There are so many types of dog bowls available. Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, raised on stands ... what do you recommend? I have a Great Dane and a Chihuahua. -Stumped in Manteca

March 27, 2018 | | Local Columns

Join Arbor Day Foundation To Receive 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.

March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Home Security For The Do-It-Yourselfer

Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security systems can be savvy investments.

March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Experiment With Growing Edibles Indoors

Foodies find it hard to beat vine-ripened tomatoes plucked right out of a garden. Other edibles, such as fresh lettuce for a small luncheon salad or a handful of fresh parsley right out of a pot to add to a marinade, also add a lot to meals.

March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

John Michael Montgomery Due At Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair will have John Michael Montgomery kick off this year's run as the first headliner on Friday, July 13. The performance will take place on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by KAT Country 103 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

March 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting

Oakdale Police responded to a late night shooting on Thursday, March 22 in the 200 block of West North Street.

March 23, 2018 | | Local News

Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible shooting to take place at Oakdale High School. Police were able to obtain the actual Instagram post and determined it did not contain threats of a shooting or violence. Oakdale High School administrators were contacted regarding the report and were notified no confirmed threat exists at this time.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the college's West Forum. The film tells the story of a young man who fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States 20 years ago, returning later as a transgender woman and healthcare advocate. The Delta Pride Center will welcome Alejandra, who is portrayed in the film, and film director Brenda Avila-Hanna for a question and answer session as part of the presentation.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates for the show are Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Show hours are Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., followed by a reception where awards will be given. The artists will also be on hand for the reception, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a special youth competition and all forms of artwork are welcome, open to ages 7-17. For ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the third in a series of Community Workshops dealing with the ordinance.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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Led Zepplin II performed by Classics Albums Live April 21

LIVERMORE – One of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" will come to life on the Bankhead Theater stage when "Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin ...

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Solitude awaits at Henry Coe State Park


April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Socialization Is A Must For Dogs

DEAR DIDI: We have a 13 month old Shih Tzu with biting issues. Seems like the issue is with hands and feet. Wondering if you ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Columns

Planning Ahead With IRAs


April 10, 2018 | | Local Columns

Redwood Students Host Greenhouse Plant Sale

The public is invited to shop for succulents in planters, spring flowers and other plants while helping students at Redwood School learn valuable vocational skills ...

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

MJC Community Orchestra, Band Present Spring Concerts

A pair of musical performances are on the schedule at Modesto Junior College this month.

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Woodblock Printing Demo At Aloft Art Gallery

The Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora is offering a couple of special features.

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Yodeling Club Welcomes Brogli To Annual Concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon since 1947, is having its annual spring concert and dance on Saturday ...

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Tennis Boys Sweep Lathrop

In a doubleheader against Lathrop, the Oakdale High School boys tennis team was flawless. Over spring break the Mustangs went to Lathrop to take on ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Escalon’s Solari Takes Win At 99 Speedway Opener

After four aborted attempts due to rain, the Stockton 99 Speedway successfully launched its 2018 season under clear blue skies on Sunday afternoon, April 8.

April 10, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Junior Varsity Tournament Halted By Spring Rains

The Oakdale High School junior varsity baseball team hosted its annual Rotary Club Spring Tournament this past week. Oakdale went 2-0 but the championship round ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

NHRA Does The Four-Step In Las Vegas

If you ever thought 10,000 plus horsepower, fire breathing race cars, racing side by side at speeds well over 300 mph was extreme – try ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Beauty and the Beast - 1 Best Ball + One Worst Ball

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Junior Olympics Boxing Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale High School will welcome in some exciting young boxers on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

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