In the dark underground world of sex trafficking, acts of prostitution and its victims, the women forced to work in the sex trade, are often concealed in a single business: brothels posing as massage parlors.
The California State Legislature has declared the week of April 19 as "West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week." Stanislaus County health officials have announced mosquito surveillance and control activities have been initiated by Eastside Mosquito Abatement District and Turlock Mosquito Abatement District. Residents are urged to play their part by eliminating standing water on their property and informing their local mosquito abatement district if they are being bitten by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has already been detected within California this year, most notably in neighboring Alameda and Santa Clara counties, along with Los Angeles County.
Head coach Larry Loger and his varsity softball girls are reminding teams why they're the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions. The Lady Mustangs improved to 15-7 overall and more importantly 7-1 in league play after an 8-5 road victory over Kimball and an 18-0 shellacking of winless Weston Ranch on Thursday, April 16 at home.
April 22, 2015|
|High School Sports
Homemade pie, delicious ice cream and a heartwarming silent cowboy movie will welcome everyone this Saturday, April 25th at St John's/St Luke's Church. The fun will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is an ongoing fundraiser for the "church well fund." We hope everyone will attend and enjoy this very special day! St John's/St Luke's church is located at 4606 Michigan Avenue in Valley Home. All are welcome, your presence would be very much appreciated.
Knights Ferry School went to Gratton School for a Spelling Bee. Those attending were: 2nd grade-Lily Sturtevant and Jenna O'Neil, 3rd grade-Trent Esteves, Carson Sundberg and Gracie Anderson, 4th grade-River McCarthy, Mason O'Neil and Grace Harden, 5th grade-Luke Dickens, Dakota Voortman and Hayden Cassaretto, 6th grade-Dean Dodge, Olivia Doshas and Jude Krick, 7th grade-Braden Sousa and Matthew Wolf, 8th grade-Tyden Baker, Wyatt Dickens and Dayne Sturtevant. Congratulations go out to River McCarthy on placing third!
April 22, 2015|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
A recent newsroom conversation about the passing of legendary Giants and A's broadcaster Lon Simmons earlier this month sparked a conversation about baseball on the radio and some of those memorable voices that trademark a baseball game with their ability to speak.
A girl, Paisley Bernice Perruquet, was born Jan. 1, 2015 to expectant parents Jason Perruquet and Jennifer Pritchard of Escalon. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 11½ ounces upon arrival at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto.
A boy, Christopher Ruben Chavez Jr., was born Aug 18, 2010 to expectant parents Christopher Chavez and Sabrina Solis of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, 14 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A girl, Audrey Rosemarie Favalora, was born Aug 25, 2010 to expectant parents Gus Favalora III and Nicole Muller of San Diego. The newborn weighed five pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A boy, Bentlei Joseph Saso-Shatswell, was born Sept 1, 2010 to expectant parents Justin Shatswell and Brittanie Saso of Oakdale. The newborn weighed seven pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Attendance jumped for the second annual Taste of Oakdale event sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, proving that Oakdale residents are always interested in sampling good food and beverages in a social setting.
After 20 years in ministry at Oakdale's River Oak Grace Community Church, Pastor Chad Allen and his family are pulling up their small town roots, embarking on a journey to a new home and to lead a new church in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has expanded its investigation of Ripon-based Aqua Pool and Spa. To date, CSLB has received and is investigating 77 complaints against the company from consumers and material suppliers. On Aug. 19, the company shut its high-profile store just off Highway 99 in Manteca. Company officer Richard Townsend told the media the company would be filing for bankruptcy.
David Morales of El Sobrante owes his life to the late Antwan Moore of Oakdale, who died suddenly three years ago. Desperately ill, Morales got his liver and a new lease on life because Moore had marked his driver's license card with a dot donating his organs.
The newsroom at our office is what my colleagues and I call our "classroom." We sit with our desks lined up facing the "teacher" – our editor, Marg, who is in an office – and we do our "homework," a.k.a. producing material for the newspaper.