A crash just before noon on North Yosemite Avenue, near the main intersection with F Street, saw traffic tied up while crews tended to one person who went to the hospital and cleaned up debris from the accident.
A life well lived ... this past Saturday morning Valley Home lost a very special member of our community. Long time rancher, Tony Taro passed away peacefully at home on the ranch he loved so dearly. Tony is survived by daughter Vickie and son Donnie; he was preceded in death by his loving wife Claire. Tony was well known throughout Northern California, having served on several boards throughout the region. Locally, Tony was among the handful of people who organized the very first Oakdale Rodeo ... a fact he was extremely proud of! Another of Tony's local contributions was his years ...
Welcome to Knights Ferry School Kindergarteners: Paislee Barlow, Wyatt Birdsong, Alexa Bonson, Katee Conde, James Davis, Jasper Davis, Chase Dugo, Hadley Gardner, Gabriella Gonzalez, Brooke Kersten, Savanna McCarthy, Ulyzes Palafox, Jett Thompson and Transitional Kindergarteners Pablo Martinez, Bowen Sundberg and Sydney Turner. Have a great year!
Helmets on, shoulder pads strapped down, the youngest boys of fall, future Mustangs, returned to the field on Saturday, Aug. 22 for the Oakdale Stampede Youth Football Round Robin event. Oakdale played host to four local youth football teams in an all-day five-way gridiron battle. The Corral at Oakdale High School welcomed the Modesto Broncos, Livingston Timberwolves, Turlock Pride and Turlock Bulldogs in a unique scrimmage. The scrimmage featured each of the teams from Rookies to Varsity squads clashing with each other in two 12-minute halves, where each team got to work on both sides of the ball, spending one ...
After a tough, winless opening to their season in three games at the Dublin Tournament earlier this month, the 2015 edition of the Oakdale United Insanity girls travel soccer team came back in a big way this past weekend.
School is back in session, fall is almost upon us and many of the OHS Mustangs teams are gearing up for the 2015 season. Oakdale's football, volleyball, cross country, tennis and soccer teams were all involved in scrimmages and tournament play this past week.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Big Valley Christian High School in Modesto and give students interested in applying to one of the United States military academies an overview of the nomination process.
Recognizing that we need to look at different approaches and partnerships to respond to California's historic drought, including advancing crucial technological, scientific, and energy solutions, Congressman Jerry McNerney will host a California Drought Solutions Forum in Stockton. Open to the public, the forum will feature experts and voices that include farmers, water technology innovators, policy makers, federal and state government, academia, and others.
The California State Board of Fire Services has unanimously approved the accreditation of the Columbia College Fire Academy. Shane Warner, Fire Technology Program Coordinator at Columbia College, with the support of Columbia College´s administration, industry advisors, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Office of the State Fire Marshal, CAL FIRE, and other local and state fire agencies played a major role in helping the Fire Academy to obtain this prestigious accreditation.
The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on the YCCD Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
Assemblymember Adam Gray, who serves as the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, will be hosting a special public hearing on the existing passenger rail services in the San Joaquin Valley on Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Modesto City Council/Stanislaus County Chambers (1010 10th St., Basement Chambers) in downtown Modesto. The focus of this Assembly Select Committee on Rail hearing will be on promoting the near-term improvement and expansion of the successful San Joaquin and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) rail services.
Valley Home School board met last Tuesday … it was an exciting time for students and parents at Valley Home. The board and superintendent Price welcomed new second grade teacher Mrs. Nabors. Mrs. Nabors fits right in at Valley Home School, she is positive, very happy, well educated, who we are sure will bring a wonderful learning experience to our Valley Home second graders.
Birthday greetings for the month of August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Mario Arias, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Tyden Baker, Brandi Cardi, Eden Cassinetto, Austin Santillo, Eron Roan, Taylor Hobbs, Brendt Noon Jr., Nancy Simons, Aubrey Mendonca, Marina Braaton, Hayden Cassaretto, Tate Cassaretto, Grace Harden, Destiny Machado, Dakota Voortman, Braden Souza, Trexler Porter and Jayme Braaton.