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Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

 

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

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Operation Lifesaver Marks September As Rail Safety Month

 

There are 5,352 miles of railroad in California and 10,285 grade crossings. Last year there were 72 trespasser fatalities and 41 highway-rail crossing fatalities, all of which could have been avoided if trespassers and drivers were obeying the laws. California ranks #1 in the nation in both Trespassing and Grade Crossing Deaths. Last year in California there were a total of 146 highway grade-crossing incidents.

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Duo Arrested For Theft of Dead Man’s Assets

Duo Arrested For Theft of Dead Man’s Assets

 

 

A coroner’s investigation into the next of kin for a deceased homeless man led detectives to discover that $18,000 had been taken from the dead man’s bank account the day after his death.

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Care Center Welcomes New Resident Cat

Care Center Welcomes New Resident Cat

Amid plenty of pomp and circumstance, Oak Valley Care Center welcomed a new resident on Friday.

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Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs

Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs

 

 

Oakdale’s largest employer’s decision to contract to a foreign company has affected the jobs of the third largest employer, who as a result, will be cutting over half of its workforce this fall.

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Ten-Year Milestone For UC Merced

 

The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone this week with the start of the 2014-15 academic year — its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 years.

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Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty

Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty

 

 

Dirt trails, rustic cabins, ropes courses and 20 acres of possibility were home to 254 campers this summer as guests of Camp Jack Hazard, celebrating its 90th anniversary year.

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Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted

 

 

An Oakdale woman claims her family has been “traumatized and falsely labeled” after a hostage incident requiring a police response involving her husband last month. She believes the whole ordeal could have been prevented had hospital mental health officials handled his admissions properly on two separate occasions over a four-day period, including the day of the incident.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted Comments 0 Comments

Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Members of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:44 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Chamber Endorses Measure Y Comments 0 Comments

Fatal Accident On Highway 108

Emergency personnel responded to a fatal injury accident midafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 26 along Highway 108 near Lover’s Leap. Initial reports from the scene indicated at least one confirmed fatality in the crash that occurred about 2:30 p.m., with the Stanislaus County Coroner called to the scene, and two others listed as ‘critical’ when transported out. At least one victim was flown out via air ambulance and authorities reported victims had serious burns due to the crash and a vehicle fire, which also started an adjacent field fire.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fatal Accident On Highway 108 Comments 0 Comments
Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Chamber Endorses Measure Y

 

 

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

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Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

 

A variety of artists will be hitting the stage at J-H Ranch in Oakdale for the sixth annual Sierra View Music Festival as local resident and business owner, Jim Brunk, brings big name bands and sounds to town on Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music will start at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted: Aug. 21, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. | Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest Comments 0 Comments
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Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

 

In March, SMART Exemplary Educators were invited to attend the 2014 SMART Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 20-26. There was a written, as well as video portion to the application. The 2 minute video was on the applicant’s “SMART Breakthrough Moment” and was posted on social media sites for public voting. In mid Spring the two educators were among the 76 notified from 17 countries that they were selected for the all expense paid, week long trip. Among those 76 were Amanda Hensley, sixth grade teacher of Sierra View Elementary and Danessa Menge, Seventh ...

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Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

The 2014 year is proving to be one ‘winning’ year for Danessa Menge. The Oakdale Junior High English teacher was featured in The Leader pages on Aug. 13 as one of 70-plus selectees for a recent SMART summit, a once described ‘dream’ experience for an educator.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 9:16 a.m. | Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Fire Service Transfer

 

 

After putting finishing touches on a fire contract to have the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District assume fire service for the City of Oakdale and transfer its existing fire personnel to become employees of the district, the Oakdale City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the handover, which is expected to become effective Sept. 1.

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OID Rate Hike Study A ‘Go’

Oakdale Irrigation District directors moved a step closer Tuesday morning to raising agricultural water rates for the first time in three decades. Next, it will be up to the district’s 2,900 customers to vote on whether they agree to pay significantly more for their water.

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 8:57 a.m. | OID Rate Hike  Study A ‘Go’ Comments 0 Comments
Fresh Made Fun

Fresh Made Fun

Just a couple more weeks remain for the city’s Farmers’ Market, offered each Wednesday night in the downtown area.

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ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses

All local business owners are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, set for Thursday, Aug. 14 in Escalon. A second session is scheduled in Manteca.

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Fire Raging In Riverbank

Fire Raging In Riverbank

An early morning multi-alarm fire in Riverbank has caused extensive damage to a couple of businesses along the main corridor through town.

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Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office

Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office

 

Residents of Oakdale will be voting for mayor and to fill two City Council seats during the November 2014 election. Since the filing period to run for office opened on July 14, only three individuals announced their intentions to run for elected office. 

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Suspect From Oakdale Shooting Tied To Waterford Fatal Hit and Run

Suspect From Oakdale Shooting Tied To Waterford Fatal Hit and Run

 

A gang member wanted in connection with a July 14 shooting in Oakdale was arrested by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Authorities say he is also suspected in the hit-and-run death of Oakdale resident Blake Barry, 20, in Waterford from December of last year.

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Posted: Aug. 08, 2014 3:34 p.m. | Suspect From Oakdale Shooting Tied To Waterford Fatal Hit and Run Comments 0 Comments
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Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area

Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area

 

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the homicide of a 59-year-old man who was found dead in the front yard of a house in the 3700 block of Texas Avenue in Riverbank on Tuesday night, Aug. 5.

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Oakdale's Measure Y Argument Unopposed On November Ballot

 

 

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira’s office advised the ‘Yes on Measure Y Committee’ that no arguments in opposition were filed with her office by the July 17 deadline. In addition, no rebuttals to the argument for the measure were filed by the July 29 deadline.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale's Measure Y Argument Unopposed On November Ballot Comments 0 Comments
Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint

Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint

 

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale mayor and city council members claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city’s May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:00 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint Comments 0 Comments
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Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint

Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint

 

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale Mayor and City Council claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city’s May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

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FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport

FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport

 

The Federal Aviation Administration San Francisco Airports District Office has informed the City of Oakdale it has received complaints that the Laughlin Road airport may be violating portions of its grants assurances sections as it applies to the condition and operation of the facility.

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Posted: Jul. 28, 2014 2:48 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 30, 2014 12:27 p.m. | FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport Comments 0 Comments
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Coyotes Howl Over Birthday

Coyotes Howl Over Birthday

It was a decade ago that the Oakdale Joint Unified School District welcomed its newest campus in over 50 years. In August 2005 Sierra View Elementary School greeted its first 700-plus students.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Coyotes Howl Over Birthday Comments 0 Comments
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The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase

The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase

The 2014-15 school year marks a critical turning point for Oakdale Joint Unified School District administrators, teachers and most importantly, students. Effective this school year all school sites will be adopting a new math curriculum in keeping with the national Common Core State Standards.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:31 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase Comments 0 Comments
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Sierra View - Musical Entertainment For The Masses

A variety of artists will be hitting the stage at J-H Ranch in Oakdale for the sixth annual Sierra View Music Festival as local resident and business owner, Jim Brunk, brings big name bands and sounds to this small town on Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music will start at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 3:58 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sierra View - Musical Entertainment For The Masses Comments 0 Comments
Backpacks And Lunch Sacks – Back To School

Backpacks And Lunch Sacks – Back To School

 

There is indeed no rest for the weary in the way of education. Today marks the final ‘official’ day of Summer Break 2014 as students, teachers and administrators throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District prepare for the first day of school.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Backpacks And Lunch Sacks – Back To School Comments 0 Comments
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Round ‘Em Up

 

 

There is just barely a week of summer break left for students in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The first day of school districtwide is set for Thursday, Aug. 7. While the elementary age students may fill this final week with backpack shopping or playdates, the upper grades are busy at their respective campuses.

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Posted: Jul. 30, 2014 9:49 a.m. | Round ‘Em Up Comments 0 Comments
Day Camp Wraps Action Packed Summer

Day Camp Wraps Action Packed Summer

This week marks the final week of Oakdale’s Super Summer Camp program offered through the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Camp is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade and campers can attend any or all of the weeklong summer sessions.

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Posted: Jul. 22, 2014 2:47 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Day Camp Wraps Action Packed Summer Comments 0 Comments
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Care Closet: Donations Needed For Students

School supplies are being collected now, as Oakdale Joint Unified School District officials look toward the fast approaching start of the new school year.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:30 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 16, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Care Closet: Donations Needed For Students Comments 0 Comments

Summer Sessions Focus On Homeschooling Options

Homeschooling is a rewarding educational alternative. It is especially valuable for those families wanting to pass on their religious heritage, family values or personal beliefs to their children. Special needs or high achieving children who do not fit into a typical campus classroom benefit greatly from the one on one work at an individual pace.

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Shooting Suspect Tied To Waterford Fatal

Shooting Suspect Tied To Waterford Fatal

A gang member wanted in connection with a July 14 shooting in Oakdale was arrested by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Authorities say he is also suspected in the hit-and-run death of Oakdale resident Blake Barry, 20, in Waterford in a case from December of last year.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Shooting Suspect Tied To Waterford Fatal Comments 0 Comments
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Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area

Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the homicide of a 59-year-old man who was found dead in the front yard of a house in the 3700 block of Texas Avenue in Riverbank on Tuesday night, Aug. 5.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area Comments 0 Comments
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Swift Follow Up Leads To Arrest

Swift Follow Up Leads To Arrest

The man wanted in connection with the rape of a teenaged girl was spotted and arrested on the grounds of Oakdale High School on Tuesday night, July 15.

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Domestic Dispute Turns Into Barricaded Subject

Domestic Dispute Turns Into Barricaded Subject

 

Oakdale Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance where the wanted suspect from earlier in the day returned to Old Bluff Court on Thursday night, July 10 at 5 p.m. The incident resulted in the eventual arrest of one of the suspects for kidnapping and false imprisonment in addition to the previous domestic violence charges.

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City Sees High Crime Weekend

City Sees High Crime Weekend

A depleted Oakdale Police Force was busy over the weekend in gang related incidents that started with Friday afternoon gunshots and then greater problems of a stabbing outside the Battered Beaver Bar in the early morning hours on Saturday, a person shot outside 7-11 on West F Street at midnight Saturday night, and a forcible assault reported early Sunday morning.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:22 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 16, 2014 1:00 a.m. | City Sees High Crime Weekend Comments 0 Comments
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Holiday Hopping For Police, Fire

Holiday Hopping For Police, Fire

 

Oakdale Police reported that units were kept busy responding to numerous call-to-call complaints about fireworks during the long Independence Day Holiday weekend, Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. Police also were tied up providing traffic control assistance for a brush fire near the Oakdale Airport.

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2014 3:05 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 09, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Holiday Hopping For Police, Fire Comments 0 Comments
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Knights Ferry News Week of August 27, 2014

Knights Ferry School got off to an interesting start - two days without school because of the water main break in town. The pipe was by the new bridge and the Community Service District helped dig up the pipe and replace it. County health officials put a boil your tap water before drinking in place for two days. All the town restaurants had to close until the water passed the health department’s tests. By Friday all was back to normal.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of August 27, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School started the new year with 87 students. Things are moving fast. The 6th Graders will be going to Outdoor Education on September 29-Oct. 3rd. Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 28th with each teacher giving a 25 minute presentation in their classrooms, starting with Kindergarten at 5:30 p.m. then progressing through the grades. The teachers will present their daily routines, rules and information on Common Core. The Knights Ferry School Band will begin September 2nd. An informational meeting for new band members will be Thursday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. in ...

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Knights Ferry News Week of August 13, 2014

At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting a note from former member Maize Brown was read thanking the club for the sendoff cake and card and she missed all – but not enough to come back! The Car Show was discussed with a tentative date of April 4th of next year.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 4:21 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of August 13, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of August 6, 2014

Birthday greetings for August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Monica Brockman, Dustin Holcomb, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Jasmine Derrick, Mario Arias, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Tyden Baker, Brandi Cardey, Eden Cassinetto, Austin Santillo, Eron Roen, Taylor Hobbs, Brendt Noon Jr, Nancy Simons, Sara Harris, Elijah Van Brunt, Aubrey Mendonca, Marina Braaton, Hayden Cassaretto, Tate Cassaretto, Elmer Raphael, Grace Harden, Dakota Voortman, Braden Sousa, Destiny Machado, Alondra Machado and Trexler Porter.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:04 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of August 6, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News July 30, 2014

When your reporter started writing the Knights Ferry News in August of 1999, it had to be typed (on a typewriter) on 8 by 6 inch newsprint supplied by the Leader and put through the mail slot on Sunday evenings. Now it is all computerized and so much easier!

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Knights Ferry News Week of July 23, 2014

There is a new sign up on the highway, a gateway sign for Knights Ferry. It points to the town and tells that there is food and recreation there. Sponsors for the sign so far are: River’s Edge, 50’s Roadhouse, River Journey, Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates and the Ice Cream and Sweets Shop. It looks really nice.

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Posted: Jul. 22, 2014 3:21 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of July 23, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of July 16, 2014

The streets of Knights Ferry look good after the slurry seal. As of Saturday the lines had not yet been repainted.

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Knights Ferry News Week of July 9, 2014

Kaeli Sweet flew to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to visit her Uncle Adam and Aunt Tiffany. Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the season, went up the Atlantic seaboard also. We have to wait until Kaeli is home to find out how that experience was.

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Knights Ferry News July 2, 2014

Stanislaus of Public Works has CHANGED THE DATES of the slurry seal on the town’s streets. New dates are July 7-8-9. The streets are to be sealed in the order as before, Monday-Dent past Vantine and Vantine and Main Street. Tuesday-Lynde, Shurl, Dean and the rest of Dent, Wednesday-Ellen and by the Plaza to Cemetery road. No cars or pedestrians are to be on the sealing job for two hours afterwards. Plan your day accordingly.

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Valley Home News Week of August 27, 2014

Don’t forget that St. John’s/St. Luke’s Church will be having a yard sale, bake sale, and enchilada sale on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 at the Church, 8 a.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a limited number of frozen pies, and enchiladas sell for 1/2 dozen for $15.00. Come and support their well fund and take advantage of this opportunity to support the Valley Home community!

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Week of August 27, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

Special Birthday wishes go out to long time Valley Home resident, Russ Carpenter. Russ is well known in Valley Home as a caring friend, a man you can trust completely, a devoted family man, and a man with a great sense of humor! Russ is very genuine, and it is always a pleasure when he comes by for a visit. You always feel better after a visit with Russ. Russ, we hope your birthday was the best ever, thank you for being the kind of man you are. Many returns of this special day to you!

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Valley Home News Week of August 13, 2014

A night so special...National Night Out was celebrated across the entire nation last Tuesday, and here in Valley Home it was truly a special night! Neighbor after neighbor came bearing special dishes to share. As the delicious community meal was set out for all to enjoy, the aroma of tasty food beckoned everyone to gather. During dinner shrieks of joy could be heard as children found their favorite foods and loaded their plates high. The night held special meaning in Valley Home as young folks who would soon be departing back to college and those folks who would remain ...

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 4:18 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Week of August 13, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News Week of August 6, 2014

Valley Home Community Park yard sale...this Saturday, August 9th from 7:00 a.m. until it’s all gone! Please come support our beautiful little park. All proceeds will go toward maintaining the park. There will be something for everyone...

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Valley Home News Week of July 30, 2014

Exciting events coming to Valley Home next week! On Tuesday, August 5th, the fine citizens of Valley Home will meet at the park to celebrate living in this beautiful place called Valley Home! Across the nation the first Tuesday in August is celebrated as “National Night Out.” Folks meet outside their homes with friends and neighbors to visit, make new acquaintances, and renew old friendships. It’s a really important time that we can all meet and share together. We are so blessed to live in such a relatively crime free community. Let’s all meet and celebrate together! CHP ...

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Valley Home News Week of July 16, 2014

It’s fair time again! Many of us have special memories of attending the county fair in our youth. What great times were had at the fair! The brightly colored Ferris wheel was always my favorite as I was never brave enough for the faster rides. For others it was the tilt-a-whirl...spinning faster and faster until before you knew it, it was spinning you rather than you spinning it. It is wildly fun and for some they can’t get enough of it. Whatever your ride of choice the county fair is always a fun time for all! Remember ...

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Valley Home News Week of July 9, 2014

This week we highlight a very important person who is active in both Valley Home and Escalon. This young man is Bryce McKenzie! Bryce attends Valley Home School and is a very busy guy. He carries a high grade point average and attends school basketball and football games as the Hawk. The Hawk is the school mascot and Bryce loves to create school spirit. His school pride is contagious and the crowd is always delighted to see Bryce show up as the Hawk. Way to go Bryce! This summer Bryce will be attending the Stanislaus County Fair and will be ...

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Valley Home News Week of July 2, 2014

Fourth of July ... Sparklers, firecrackers, homemade ice cream, hot dogs and tall cold glasses of frosty lemonade! This special holiday is a reason to celebrate! We celebrate this great country, with the silvery outline of Lady Liberty etched in our minds, we gather to watch the dazzling explosions of color high in the evening sky. Whether your family celebrates big or celebrates small this special holiday always does your heart good! Old Glory with all her beauty waves proudly in the summer time breeze, children run and play on fresh mowed lawns, old folks sit and rock gently on front ...

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Dr. David L. Bristow

Dr. David L. Bristow, D.V.M., 93, of Riverbank passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14. He was a long time resident of Riverbank.

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Patrick Shawn Brennan

Patrick Shawn Brennan

Patrick Shawn Brennan, 50, of Escalon passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 following a series of long-term major infections and complications due to diabetes.

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Lucille Oliveira

Lucille Oliveira

Lucille Marie Oliveira, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

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Roberta Humphrey

Roberta Marie (Coon) Humphrey, 63, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

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Nancy Griffin

Nancy I. Griffin, 64, of Modesto died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

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Sandra Neri-Reynolds

Sandra Neri-Reynolds

Sandra Neri-Reynolds, 73, died Friday, July 11, 2014.

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William “Bill” Bloomingcamp

William “Bill” Bloomingcamp

William “Bill” Bloomingcamp, 88, of Oakdale, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, surrounded by the family, following a long illness.

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Mark Steven Butcher

Mark Steven Butcher

Mark Steven Butcher, 55, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Hughson.

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Manuel Machado Couto

Manuel Machado Couto

Manuel Machado Couto, 65, of Modesto passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 4:14 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Manuel Machado Couto Comments 0 Comments
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Donnie McCormick

Donnie McCormick

Donnie McCormick, 85, of Oakdale died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 in Modesto surrounded by family and friends.

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2014 4:15 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Donnie McCormick Comments 0 Comments
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Anna Mae Mathies

Anna Mae Mathies

Anna Mae Mathies, 91, died Tuesday, July 14.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:09 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Anna Mae Mathies Comments 0 Comments
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Bernice Evelyn Ramsey

Bernice Evelyn Ramsey

Bernice Evelyn Ramsey, 92, died Thursday, July 17 at The Stratford at Beyer Park in Modesto.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Bernice Evelyn Ramsey Comments 0 Comments
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Phillip G. Burch

Phillip G. Burch

Phillip G. Burch, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:08 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Phillip G. Burch Comments 0 Comments
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Christene (Clark) Houk

Christene (Clark) Houk

Christene (Clark) Houk, 56, of Oakdale died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:08 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Christene (Clark) Houk Comments 0 Comments
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