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 Lolly Bianchi. He lived on Horseshoe Road and attended Oakdale schools before entering the US Navy in 1945. Ed worked for Pohl Sheet Metal, Hunt's and Simpson Paper in Ripon where he retired after 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was an avid mechanic; building hot rods, restoring old cars and building championship race cars.
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 Hallert, three children: Scott, Kimberly (Robert) and Steven Matthew (Kristie), six grandchildren: Sean, Sara Bennett, Cody (Cheyenne), April, Tanner and Emily Bennett, one great-granddaughter, Kyra Hallert, brothers, Richard (Kathleen) and David (Jane) and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Steven resided in San Lorenzo for 24 years before relocating to Oakdale upon his retirement from the Oakland Fire Department in 1993. He enjoyed working for and supporting the Oakland Athletics, traveling, Disneyland and most of ...
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 by her husband Lucien Frederick Corbett and her son Lawrence Corbett. She was the daughter of Roy O. Spencer and Rella Spencer Coop. Her siblings were Evan Spencer, Lillie Oliver, and Doris Shepherdson, all deceased.
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 Modesto Broncos, Livingston Timberwolves, Turlock Pride and Turlock Bulldogs to town for a day long youth football extravaganza.
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 generosity and caring spirit ensure that our little community park will be well maintained ... a family fun place ... a lovely meeting place ... and truly a place all us can be proud of and enjoy! Your donations will go 100 percent for park maintenance (PG&E, taxes, insurance, etc.) Thank you all!
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 shovel and pinned it to the ground just short of the porch and called (more like screamed) for Lee. He cut its head off with the pruning shears. It was about 2 feet long and was very fat! Came from the same place as last year's rattler. I am sewing now, not working in the yard!
A man yelling and throwing items, damaging things inside his home caused police to shut down the area of East A Street near Cloverland Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 4 while officers tried to determine the safety of anyone else inside.
To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As the home to Oakdale Joint Unified School District's seventh and eighth grade classes, it is the only campus within the district that transitions its student body by roughly 50 percent each school year.
A group of new home buyers in the JKB Homes Belmont division of Bridle Ridge are perplexed and in the dark when it comes to tax assessment fees for homes they've put down payments on, but have yet to close costs with the builder.