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Drowning Claims Lathrop Man At Woodward

Drowning Claims Lathrop Man At Woodward

 

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed reports and updated a previous story that a person drowned during Memorial Day weekend at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park outside of Oakdale on Saturday, May 23.

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Posted: May. 28, 2015 1:13 p.m. | Drowning Claims Lathrop Man At Woodward Comments 0 Comments
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Plunge In To Fun At Community Pool

 

 

Just in time for the arrival of some hot weather this weekend, the Royse Memorial Plunge will open for the season.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Plunge In To Fun At Community Pool Comments 0 Comments
Ceremony Marks Service, Sacrifice Of Veterans

Ceremony Marks Service, Sacrifice Of Veterans

 

A respectful crowd, many having brought lawn chairs and others choosing to sit on tailgates or simply stand, gathered Monday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Romain Schell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 11:50 a.m. | Ceremony Marks Service, Sacrifice Of Veterans Comments 0 Comments
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Class Of 2015 Turns The Tassels

Class Of 2015 Turns The Tassels

Balloons were bought, flowers delivered and tears shed as over 700 students of Oakdale Joint Unified Schools celebrated with commencement ceremonies over the past week. Students of Oakdale Alternative Education, Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School each turned tassels as they now begin the next chapter of their lives.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 11:43 a.m. | Class Of 2015 Turns The Tassels Comments 1 Comment
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Late Spring Drop Seen In Gas Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: May. 26, 2015 11:16 a.m. | Late Spring Drop Seen In Gas Prices Comments 0 Comments

Micke Grove Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

 

A Memorial Day celebration welcomes the community to honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces, enjoy a free-admission day at Micke Grove Regional Park and Museum, followed by a complimentary dinner on the grounds of the Historical Museum.

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Posted: May. 22, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Updated: May. 24, 2015 10:00 a.m. | Micke Grove Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony Comments 0 Comments

Seatbelt Use Monitored During Holiday Weekend

 

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is joining the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement agencies nationwide to promote the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which focuses on seat belt use, during this year’s Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

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Posted: May. 22, 2015 4:27 p.m. | Updated: May. 23, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Seatbelt Use Monitored During Holiday Weekend Comments 0 Comments

Boaters Can Help Fight Spread Of Invasive Species

 

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain vigilant over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

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Posted: May. 22, 2015 4:25 p.m. | Boaters Can Help Fight Spread Of Invasive Species Comments 0 Comments
D.A. Dismisses Case Of Jura’s Pizza Owner

D.A. Dismisses Case Of Jura’s Pizza Owner

 

The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced on May 19 that it would not prosecute the sexual assault case against Jura Aghassi, the former owner of Jura’s Pizza formerly located on North Yosemite Avenue which closed last year.

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Posted: May. 21, 2015 3:37 p.m. | D.A. Dismisses Case Of Jura’s Pizza Owner Comments 0 Comments
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Safety Precautions Urged For Holiday Weekend

 

With great weather expected across most of the Golden State this holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to use caution as fire danger remains higher than normal due to the drought. Memorial Day weekend is often said to be the official start of summer with everyone enjoying outdoor activities and recreation during the three-day break.

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Council Studies Shelter Placement Zoning

Council Studies Shelter Placement Zoning

 

With the required state obligation for a “Housing Element” within the city’s General Plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, May 18 debated areas within the six-square mile town appropriate for various housing needs including in which zones a homeless shelter could be located.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 12:14 p.m. | Council Studies Shelter Placement Zoning Comments 0 Comments
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Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

 

If there was a common reaction among the Third Avenue merchants Thursday afternoon, May 14, it was one of frustration as to why the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau moved the weekly farmers market from the downtown area to the Oakdale Community Center Plaza.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move Comments 0 Comments
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Guzman, Crossman Top Two At OHS

Guzman, Crossman Top Two At OHS

 

Thirteen years of primary education will officially come to a close for the Class of 2015 this Friday night at the Oakdale High Corral. The 7 p.m. graduation ceremony will be their final moments on the field as Mustangs, only to then become alumni of the school.

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Chocoholics Celebrate At Festival

Chocoholics Celebrate At Festival

 

Great weather and high attendance combined to make this year’s Oakdale Chocolate Festival a triumph on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.

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Passions Rise At OID

Passions Rise At OID

 

With the irony of rain and stormy skies outside, the Oakdale Irrigation District held a water committee meeting to discuss this year’s continuing drought from lack of rain and how the 106-year-old district was allocating its water to customers.

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Music Download Aids Nepal Earthquake Victims

 

Two local independent record labels – Ronald Records (owned/operated by Jonathan Jennings of Turlock) and Way Grimace Records (owned/operated by Sean Duncan of Oakdale) – are spearheading an effort to raise money and awareness for the recent events that took place in Nepal.

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Posted: May. 18, 2015 1:48 p.m. | Music Download Aids Nepal Earthquake Victims Comments 0 Comments
Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

 

If there was a common reaction among the Third Avenue merchants Thursday afternoon, May 14, it was one of frustration to why the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau moved the weekly farmers market from the downtown area to the Oakdale Community Center Plaza.

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Posted: May. 15, 2015 2:31 p.m. | Updated: May. 16, 2015 6:26 a.m. | Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move Comments 0 Comments
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California Observes Endangered Species Day

 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will recognize the 10th National Endangered Species Day on May 15 with a focused environmental concern. The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend to prevent extinction.

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Posted: May. 14, 2015 1:49 p.m. | California Observes Endangered Species Day Comments 0 Comments

Escalon Golf Celebrates 35 Years In Business

 

Escalon Golf, in commemoration of its 35th Anniversary, is presenting a $50,000 Hole-In-One Shoot-Out on Sunday, May 17.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:07 p.m. | Escalon Golf Celebrates 35 Years In Business  Comments 0 Comments
Accolades, Farewells At School Board

Accolades, Farewells At School Board

 

It was a night of acknowledgements, general business and a fond farewell as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District hosted its final school board meeting of the traditional school year.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Accolades, Farewells At School Board Comments 0 Comments
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Bicyclist Injured In Collision

 

A Friday night accident left one woman with major injuries and saw traffic along a bus stretch of North Yosemite shut down for a brief time while traffic was detoured around the scene.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:05 p.m. | Bicyclist Injured In Collision Comments 0 Comments
Pabalan Captures Volz Scholarship

Pabalan Captures Volz Scholarship

 

The newspaper business will be minus one well spoken, mature-beyond-her-years teen as Oakdale High School senior Rachelle Pabalan turns her sights elsewhere heading into her collegiate future.

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Crowds Come To Market

Crowds Come To Market

It didn’t appear to be the largest opening night crowd in history – but it was also a little difficult to tell.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:01 p.m. | Crowds Come To Market Comments 0 Comments
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Savvy Theft Victim Helps Trap Suspect

Savvy Theft Victim Helps Trap Suspect

 

 

A citizen who thought she was helping a family friend became the victim of a large theft of personal items but turned things around in getting one of the thief’s accomplices arrested when they tried to sell the stolen items back to her.

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Posted: May. 11, 2015 1:53 p.m. | Savvy Theft Victim Helps Trap Suspect Comments 0 Comments
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Probation Search Nets Drugs, Two Arrested

Probation Search Nets Drugs, Two Arrested

 

A mid-day probation search in a quiet upscale neighborhood resulted in the seizure of narcotics, paraphernalia, and two subjects from the house taken to jail on drug charges.

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Posted: May. 08, 2015 3:35 p.m. | Updated: May. 09, 2015 8:31 a.m. | Probation Search Nets Drugs, Two Arrested Comments 0 Comments
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OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

Blake Morgan and Augusta O’Ferrall are now Mustangs. The graduating Oakdale Junior High School Rams spent their final days as students on the campus this past week, along with 320 other graduates.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m. | OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Grad Acknowledged For Perfect Attendance

OHS Grad Acknowledged For Perfect Attendance

Staying in bed, tucked under covers and moaning about a sniffle or bellyache would not be behavior of Oakdale High School graduating senior Jaycee Harden. The 2015 OHS graduate was recognized earlier this month at the school board meeting for an educational career of Perfect Attendance.

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Posted: May. 20, 2015 12:19 p.m. | OHS Grad Acknowledged For Perfect Attendance  Comments 0 Comments
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OJUSD Looks To Future Technology Roll Out

 

 

It is little secret that we are living in a day and age of rapid technological advances. Gone are the day of chalkboards in classrooms and dry erase boards are slowly finding their way into classroom extinction.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:18 p.m. | OJUSD Looks To Future Technology Roll Out Comments 0 Comments
Elementary Schools Celebrate Agriculture

Elementary Schools Celebrate Agriculture

 

Like their counterparts at Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools did at the beginning of the school year, students at Sierra View and Magnolia got an up close look at the wonderful world of agriculture recently. Both campuses had special Ag Day programs, allowing kids the opportunity to learn more about livestock, food production, jobs in the industry and more. Presenters brought a variety of information with them, and students had the opportunity to visit several stations set up at their schools for the fun, educational day.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:16 p.m. | Elementary Schools Celebrate Agriculture Comments 0 Comments
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OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair

OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair

Oakdale students from kindergarten through eighth grade dusted off their beakers, pulled out their scales and searched the Web to gather ideas to submit for the 32nd Annual Science Fair. Students from all four elementary schools, as well as Oakdale Junior High School, were represented in this year’s event.

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Teachers Settle Contract

 

It was once again a standing room only start to the monthly meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, April 20. This time however, the Technology and Staff Development Center was not filled with teachers, but rather parents of accomplished students.

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Posted: Apr. 21, 2015 5:48 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Teachers Settle Contract Comments 0 Comments

Youth Pastor Sentenced To Five Years

The Oakdale youth pastor that was arrested for possession of child pornography in February 2014 was sentenced to serve five years in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release once he is out of prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 11:56 a.m. | Youth Pastor Sentenced To Five Years Comments 0 Comments
Police Bust Island Spa

Police Bust Island Spa

 

Oakdale Police arrested a 54-year-old Asian masseuse for solicitation for prostitution on Thursday, May 14, after conducting an undercover operation at Island Spa located at 730 East F St.

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Posted: May. 15, 2015 2:22 p.m. | Police Bust Island Spa Comments 0 Comments
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Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and will be able to make police reports.

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Posted: Nov. 26, 2014 11:30 a.m. | Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity Comments 0 Comments
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Knights Ferry News 4-22-15

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!

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Posted: Apr. 21, 2015 1:34 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-22-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 4-15-15

 

Birthday greeting for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim Mc McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Barbara Hudelson, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Gayle Diltz, Michelle Sturtevant, Pat Johnson, Maya Camara, Charlee Birdsong, Weston Sundberg and Julian Arias.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:38 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-15-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 4-08-15

The first rattlesnake has been reported. Jill McPhee got one on her patio. Be cautious when outside!

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 1:13 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-08-15 Comments 2 Comments

Knights Ferry News 4-01-15

Here it is another month already! There are a lot of things happening in the Ferry this month. April 2nd is the Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. April 4th is the Car Show with over 160 cars entered. The cars will all be around town, none on the other side of the river. There will be live entertainment, food, and T-shirts available. April 5th is Easter with sunrise services at the cross on Frymire’s hill. April 8th the Garden Club is meeting at the cemetery at 10:00 a.m ...

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-01-15 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News 4-22-15

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.

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Posted: Apr. 21, 2015 1:32 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News 4-22-15 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News 4-15-15

 

This week we remember fondly the man who was a friend to all! Mark Dickens was born and raised in Valley Home and in the years since his passing he is missed each and every day by all who knew and loved him.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:40 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News 4-15-15 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News 4-8-15

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to one of Valley Home’s most special people ... Cody Fleischer! Cody was in a bad accident this past weekend and we all wish him a quick recovery. Cody is well known and very well liked in our community, he is a fun loving kid who is great fun to be around. Get better soon, Cody!

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News 4-8-15 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News 4-1-15

We hope everyone will take the opportunity to honor a local hero on Tuesday, April 7 when Gene Benedix receives the Purple Heart medal. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. This is such an amazing honor for someone very deserving!

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 2:17 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News 4-1-15 Comments 0 Comments
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