Throngs of students and parents descended on Oakdale's schools this past week for the official start of school on Wednesday, Aug. 11. As of that day, the district had 5,345 total students enrolled, according to the district's Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marc Malone.
A 43-year-old Modesto man was killed Friday, Aug. 13 when the vehicle he was ejected from landed on top of him in a solo vehicle accident that occurred around 7 p.m. on Orange Blossom Road, west of Lancaster Road between Oakdale and Knights Ferry, said officials with the California Highway Patrol.
As part of a group of friends, gathered with our families, at a home on Orange Blossom Road for a Friday evening of riding horses and BBQing, I was among the unfortunate witnesses to a horrific accident. The sickening sound of screeching tires and rolling metal on the concrete is something I won't soon forget.
In last week's column I stated that Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson would be at tonight's meeting of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council meeting and I wish to make that announcement again. Yes, Sheriff Christianson is scheduled to attend tonight's meeting of the Valley Home MAC. You do not want to miss this meeting as there has been some unwanted activity such as gang tagging of buildings, trespassing and theft in the Valley Home area this past few weeks and the sheriff will be discussing what has happened and how we can be prepared for what ...
August 18, 2010|
|Valley Home News
Hannah Holland and mom Megan Peterson have returned from Moline, Illinois where Hannah's fast pitch softball team played in the Nationals. Megan said the weather was crazy, thunderstorms, rain, humidity and good weather. Her team (California Breeze) won two and lost two with 151 teams playing for the championship. Hannah would like to thank the community for its support.
August 18, 2010|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
A girl, Noriah Marie Castillo, was born July 22, 2010 to expectant parents Robert Castillo and Angel Torres of Modesto. The newborn weighed six pounds, eight ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Anneliese "Shorty" Davis pulled out all the stops in a complete tournament shut out this month in four games of work at the Tracy United Girls Invitational. She earns Athlete of the Week honors from The Leader for her performance.