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Train Sparks Series Of Brush, Grass Fires

Train Sparks Series Of Brush, Grass Fires

A series of fires along the railroad tracks between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, July 17 saw a coordinated response from multiple units, with ...

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Annual Taste Of Oakdale Showcase Arrives Aug. 29

Annual Taste Of Oakdale Showcase Arrives Aug. 29

A highlight of summer, and the chance for local businesses to showcase their food and beverages, the annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale ...

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Filing Deadlines Extended  For November Elections

Filing Deadlines Extended For November Elections

Deadlines are looming today, Aug. 16, for a number of races in the November election where no incumbent filed for the position.

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Sutter’s Fort Offers Hands On History

Sutter’s Fort Offers Hands On History

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter ...

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Caltrans Career Fairs Aim To Fill Vacancies

Caltrans Career Fairs Aim To Fill Vacancies

Caltrans is hiring, looking to fill more than 1,100 open positions, and is hosting career fairs statewide to attract potential employees.

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Pump Prices Move Higher

Pump Prices Move Higher

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Education Office Plans Livestream Of Solar Eclipse

A view from a solar telescope will provide live footage of the upcoming eclipse from the San Joaquin County Office of Education Campus in Stockton.

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Biblical Historical Tour To Israel And Jordan

A Biblical and historical study tour to Israel and Jordan is scheduled to depart from San Francisco on Nov. 25, 2017. The 14-day Biblical journey ...

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Videos For Sea Safety: A Girl Scout’s Project

Videos For Sea Safety: A Girl Scout’s Project

It’s fairly common to hear about young men’s efforts in their Eagle Scout projects. It is, however, less common to hear about Girl ...

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Community Briefs

Community Briefs

Summer Concert Series

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Sheriff’s Department Identifies Suspect, Deputy In Shooting

Sheriff’s Department Identifies Suspect, Deputy In Shooting

Detectives continue to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 6 in Knights Ferry. The deputy involved in the shooting has been ...

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AND THE BAND PLAYED …

AND THE BAND PLAYED …

Members of the Oakdale Community Band came out for National Night Out and played familiar tunes, much akin to those heard in Disneyland and at ...

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StanCOG’S “Big-Picture Look” At Transportation In The Valley

StanCOG’S “Big-Picture Look” At Transportation In The Valley

Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is looking to improve the quality of life valley-wide.

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Last Call: Local Business Is Brewing

Last Call: Local Business Is Brewing

There’s something big brewing on the south end of town and it’s not coffee.

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City Faces Permanent Water Chlorination

City Faces Permanent Water Chlorination

If you live within the city limits and you think there’s something stinky coming out of the tap — your nose isn’t lying.

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Officers Spearheading Drive

Officers Spearheading Drive

Members of the Oakdale Police Officer’s Association are hosting Operation “Fill the Cruiser” in the community.

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Knights Ferry Church Welcomes Arrival Of New Pastor

Knights Ferry Church Welcomes Arrival Of New Pastor

Knights Ferry Community Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Henry Raven and his wife Jean to their church family. Pastor Raven has served as the ...

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St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected

The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have received confirmation that a mosquito sample from Stanislaus County has tested positive for St. Louis ...

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Oakdale Soroptimist Club Installs Board Of Directors

Oakdale Soroptimist Club Installs Board Of Directors

Soroptimist International of Oakdale installed its 2017-2018 President Marcia Speiller and Board of Directors at a recent luncheon hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

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Local Authors Sought For Annual Library Fair

Local Authors Sought For Annual Library Fair

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors to take part in the Eighth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from ...

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Library Corner

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September, 2017.

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Denham, Valadao Bill Expands Teaching Hospital Residencies

Denham, Valadao Bill Expands Teaching Hospital Residencies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), joined by U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (CA-21), have introduced H.R. 3451, the Creating Additional Residency Expansion ...

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National Night Out Classified A Big Success

National Night Out Classified A Big Success

A sweltering Wednesday, with temperatures at 106 degrees in Oakdale, Aug. 1 nonetheless saw residents come together in the muggy weather and befriend one another.

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Sail To Recovery Offered

Sail To Recovery Offered

Take a veteran sailing on Saturday, Sept. 23 with the Sail to Recovery program of the local American Veterans First organization.

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StocktonCon Flies Into Stockton Arena

StocktonCon Flies Into Stockton Arena

Celebrating six years of comic and pop culture fun, StocktonCon 2017 arrives later this month for two days of adventure. Fans will pack the Stockton ...

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School Boards Welcome FOCUS

School Boards Welcome FOCUS

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Tuesday that she and representatives from her office, the Stanislaus County Probation Department and Scott Kuykendall, the Assistant ...

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New Student Member Joins OJUSD Board

New Student Member Joins OJUSD Board

Russell Pabalan is prepared to have a busy senior year with his extensive involvement in athletics, academics, leadership, music, and most recently, his newfound position ...

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School District Gains Focus To Aid At-Risk Students

School District Gains Focus To Aid At-Risk Students

As is customary, the first school board meeting of Oakdale Joint Unified for the 2017-2018 school year was short, yet information packed. Schools were back ...

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Oakdale School Farm To Be Open By Fall

Oakdale School Farm To Be Open By Fall

By TERESA HAMMOND

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Round-Ups The Order Of The (School) Day

Round-Ups The Order Of The (School) Day

Amidst the excitement of greeting friends, students getting ready to head back to school this week at Oakdale junior and senior high schools were busy ...

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Summer Session Wraps Up Just Before School Year

Summer Session Wraps Up Just Before School Year

Though school is just on the horizon for most local students, a few went above and beyond to participate in an extra learning program these ...

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Careers In Education Session Scheduled

Careers In Education Session Scheduled

Educational employment opportunities are soaring in Stanislaus County and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Careers in Education Day and Substitute ...

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Get On-Line

Get On-Line

In efforts to stream line paperwork for parents as well as staff, Oakdale Joint Unified has extended the Aeries Student Information System to all grade ...

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POLICE BEAT

POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Knights Ferry Shooting Under Investigation

Knights Ferry Shooting Under Investigation

A late night shooting Sunday in Knights Ferry left a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy with minor injuries following an altercation, and the man he ...

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Heroin Confiscated During Afternoon Traffic Stop

Heroin Confiscated During Afternoon Traffic Stop

A traffic stop for a violation resulted in the arrest of a man on Friday afternoon after police found a package of heroin in his ...

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Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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POLICE BEAT

POLICE BEAT

 

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Man Suffers Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Man Suffers Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Oakdale Police responded to an apparent suicide attempt that occurred in the 300 block of S. Sierra Avenue on Sunday, July 23.

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Man Arrested after Hitting Bicyclist with Pickup Truck

Man Arrested after Hitting Bicyclist with Pickup Truck

On Sunday, July 23 at approximately 4 p.m., Oakdale Police responded to the 8000 block of North Crane Road in regards to a reported ...

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Lifesaving medals awarded to OPD Personnel

Lifesaving medals awarded to OPD Personnel

Several personnel from the Oakdale Police Department were formally recognized and awarded the Department’s Lifesaving Medal by Police Chief Scott Heller at Monday evening ...

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POLICE BEAT

POLICE BEAT

THURSDAY, JULY 20

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Deputies Arrest Riverbank Man In Business Burglary

Deputies Arrest Riverbank Man In Business Burglary

 

An investigation into an early morning burglary on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Riverbank man.

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CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on Tuesday announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local ...

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Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff

Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff

By SABRA STAFFORD

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Many residents heard shots fired around 11:30 p.m. Sunday before last but very little information was released until late morning the next day ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

The Community Club meetings are home to one of my favorite small-town customs, potlucks. Everyone brings a dish to share, some bought and some homemade ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

 

It has been a pleasure to write about the Ferry, covering births, deaths, weddings, birthdays, school activities, MAC meetings, rattlesnakes, mountain lion sightings, Pumpkin Roll ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

With the fire danger so high here are some California Division of Forestry uses of equipment rules: While operating mobile gas powered tools a person ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

We start our column this week with a huge thank you to our fire service and our law enforcement, with a special thank you to ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Our fire board held a very important special fire board meeting on Monday, July 31. The meeting was well attended by our Valley Home community ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

 

Happy birthday to the Queen of Valley Home, Laura Berghardt. Best wishes and many returns on your special day!

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A heartfelt message to a very special Valley Home family, the Smith Family Tammie, Ronnie, Lainey, and Halley. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of ...

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MARYANN PRICE

MARYANN PRICE

MaryAnne Price, 82 years, of Oakdale passed away peacefully August 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 13, 1934 ...

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Wallace Victor Sward Jr.

Wallace Victor Sward Jr.

Vic Sward was born March 6, 1939 in Turlock, CA. A resident of Oakdale, he always thought of Turlock as his home.

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RHONDA LYNNE BOESE

RHONDA LYNNE BOESE

Rhonda, age 60, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 3, 2017 at her home in Oakdale, CA. In October 2016, Rhonda was ...

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NANCY LEE LANDES (MARRS)

NANCY LEE LANDES (MARRS)

Nancy Lee Landes (Marrs), 78 years, passed away on July 17, 2017 in her home in Stockton, with her family. She was born April 19 ...

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ROBERT CANDELARIA

ROBERT CANDELARIA

A celebration of life will be held:

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ROSS WOLGAMOT

ROSS WOLGAMOT

Ross Wolgamot passed away on August 3. Ross was born in Kenton, Ohio, in 1959, but spent his youth in Salem, OR where he was ...

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JACKIE DUBACH MERRITT GONZALES

JACKIE DUBACH MERRITT GONZALES

A Celebration of Life for Jackie will take place Sunday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at: Oakdale Sportsman’s Club

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JACK LEROY FLIEGER

JACK LEROY FLIEGER

Jack passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23.

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HAROLD CONKLIN

HAROLD CONKLIN

Harold was born in Mitchell, SD but was raised and attended school in San Francisco, CA. He was stationed with the US Army in Alaska ...

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KENNETH HUGH BURGESS

KENNETH HUGH BURGESS

Kenneth Hugh Burgess of Oakdale passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the age of 59. He was born February 6, 1958, in Petaluma ...

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JO ANNE REIMERS

JO ANNE REIMERS

Jo Anne Reimers, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born and raised in Oakdale, California the daughter of Earl and Helen Haslam ...

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VICTOR “JIM” GOMES

VICTOR “JIM” GOMES

Jim Gomes of Oakdale passed away into the arms of God, Thursday July 6, 2017. Jim passed at UCSF surrounded by his loving family, he ...

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MARJORIE ELLEN ZUMWALT

MARJORIE ELLEN ZUMWALT

Marjorie passed away, with her loving daughters by her side, on June 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with stage IV cancer. She was born ...

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SHARON VISS

SHARON VISS

Sharon Viss passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7. She was a committed Christian woman, wife, daughter, and stepmother who will be greatly missed by ...

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