THE WATER SLIDE KINGDOM — Summer may be in its final months, but that hasn't stopped the sun from beating down on us with 90-plus degree weather. It also hasn't stopped us from flocking to water parks and swimming pools like vultures to a waiting carcass.
To hear the daughter and good friend of murder suspect Roque Palomino, 53, murdering his wife of 27 years, Cynthia D. Palomino, 49, would be one of the last things they thought would have ever occurred.
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.
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.
"National Night Out!" Tuesday, August 4th! This very special event encourages all of us to step outside, meet our neighbors and get to know each other. Law enforcement believes one of the biggest deterrents to crime is for neighbors to know who belongs in their neighborhoods and communities. In Valley Home we do look out for each other ... it is our way of life! This Tuesday, August 4th please gather with us at our community park to celebrate "National Night Out." Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share ... drinks, plates and silverware will be provided. Law enforcement officers, county ...