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City Sets Sights On Fire Grant

City Sets Sights On Fire Grant

Over the last seven years the City of Oakdale has made budgetary reductions including dropping fire department staffing from six on-duty firefighters – three at each of its two stations – to four, with the two city fire stations no...Read More
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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:43 | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00

Tulloch Lake Lowering Dominates OID Session

With each passing week without a significant storm, the grip of the four-year California drought squeezes more tightly on water agencies up and down the state. And members of the Oakdale Irrigation District board are feeling the pressure.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:37 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Tulloch Lake Lowering Dominates OID Session Comments 0 Comments

Season Ends For Winter Burn Check Program

 

The first winter of the amended residential wood-burning program ended Feb. 28 with more days that newer, cleaner wood-burning devices could be used compared to past winters.

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Posted: Mar. 02, 2015 1:38 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 02, 2015 1:38 p.m. | Season Ends For Winter Burn Check Program Comments 0 Comments
Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS

Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS

 

An 18-year-old man was arrested by Oakdale Police for possessing a loaded handgun near the high school campus on Friday, Feb. 27 while students were out for the lunch break.

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Posted: Feb. 27, 2015 4:17 p.m. | Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS Comments 0 Comments
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Symbiosis Gathering To Return To Woodward Reservoir This September

Symbiosis Gathering To Return To Woodward Reservoir This September

 

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, CA on September 17 - 20, 2015 … and they’re celebrating their 10 year anniversary! The Super Early-Bird tickets go on sale on March 3rd and the people behind Symbiosis want the local community to have first dibs on these. Producer Kevin KoChen promises, "This event will draw from the best of years past and look to the future in a production worthy of the decade of decadence."

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Posted: Feb. 27, 2015 1:51 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 27, 2015 1:51 p.m. | Symbiosis Gathering To Return To Woodward Reservoir This September Comments 0 Comments
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Analysts Warn Of Huge Spike In Gas Prices

 

The transition from ‘winter blend’ to ‘summer blend’ gasoline always brings increases in retail gasoline prices, but nothing you’ve seen over the past year is likely to match what GasBuddy anticipates over the next two to three weeks.

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Posted: Feb. 26, 2015 2:05 p.m. | Analysts Warn Of Huge Spike In Gas Prices Comments 0 Comments
Trio Of Deaths Impact Community

Trio Of Deaths Impact Community

From the unexpected death of a Magnolia Elementary School sixth grader to a pair of deaths in violent auto accidents, the Oakdale community was reeling this week from the recent losses.

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Posted: Feb. 25, 2015 11:18 a.m. | Trio Of Deaths Impact Community Comments 0 Comments
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Local Support For Those Living Through Loss

Local Support For Those Living Through Loss

Fay Jacobsohn and Dorothy Villines are making lemonade from lemons, in the way of helping others. The two-woman team will facilitate the GriefShare Support Group as a service to the community.

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 6:25 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Local Support For Those Living Through Loss Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Property Transfers

Members of the Oakdale City Council are still sorting out and finalizing property issues associated with the now-defunct Oakdale Redevelopment Agency.

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 6:32 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Council Approves Property Transfers Comments 0 Comments

Pedestrian Killed, Driver Arrested

 

A pedestrian was killed while crossing F Street in Oakdale on Sunday evening and the driver that struck him was arrested a short time later.

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Posted: Feb. 23, 2015 2:46 p.m. | Pedestrian Killed, Driver Arrested Comments 0 Comments

Sixth Grade Student Succumbs To Illness

 

An ‘all call’ that went out to all parents in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District on Friday, Feb. 20 announced the death of a sixth grade student.

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Posted: Feb. 20, 2015 2:59 p.m. | Sixth Grade Student Succumbs To Illness Comments 0 Comments
Local Pooch Takes Best Of Breed At Westminster Show

Local Pooch Takes Best Of Breed At Westminster Show

 

True to his breed, “Stitch,” is a lively spirited 7-year-old Standard Manchester Terrier that has game he loves to show.

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Posted: Feb. 20, 2015 11:54 a.m. | Local Pooch Takes Best Of Breed At Westminster Show Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Property Transfers

Council Approves Property Transfers

The Oakdale City Council is still sorting out and finalizing property issues associated with the now-defunct Oakdale Redevelopment Agency.

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Posted: Feb. 19, 2015 2:09 p.m. | Council Approves Property Transfers Comments 0 Comments
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Facelift For Playground

Facelift For Playground

A two-week long mystery was brought to a close Tuesday morning as Fair Oaks students were treated to a ceremonial ribbon cutting of their newest playground.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 6:21 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Facelift For Playground Comments 0 Comments
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City Considers Body Cameras

Body cameras could be coming to the Oakdale Police Department, outfitting officers with the new hardware.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 6:52 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Considers Body Cameras Comments 0 Comments

Influenza Death Reported In Stanislaus County

 

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency officials are reporting the first influenza (flu) associated death of a county resident less than 65 years old for the 2014-2015 flu season. The decedent, a 43-year-old female, had underlying medical conditions, and died on Feb. 8, 2015.

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Posted: Feb. 12, 2015 3:02 p.m. | Influenza Death Reported In Stanislaus County Comments 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day Going To The Dogs

Valentine’s Day Going To The Dogs

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, California has been ranked the number one most “Puppy Loving” U.S. state, according to new national data.

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Posted: Feb. 11, 2015 10:48 a.m. | Valentine’s Day Going To The Dogs Comments 0 Comments
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Code Enforcement Void In City

Code Enforcement Void In City

Throughout various Oakdale neighborhoods, there are those houses that tend to stand out and detract from the overall splendor and magnificence this quaint town of 20,000 typically has to offer.

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Posted: Feb. 11, 2015 10:41 a.m. | Code Enforcement Void In City Comments 0 Comments
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City Accepts Hershey Building Offer

City Accepts Hershey Building Offer

 

After sitting vacant for nearly three years, the City of Oakdale announced Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had accepted an offer for the former Hershey Building at 120 S. Sierra Ave.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 7:05 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Accepts Hershey Building Offer Comments 0 Comments
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Body Found Outside City Limits

Body Found Outside City Limits

 

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives were investigating a suspicious death at an address in the rural area of Oakdale on the 9500 block of Pioneer Avenue on Monday morning, Feb. 9.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:23 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 10, 2015 1:27 p.m. | Body Found Outside City Limits Comments 0 Comments
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First Spike In Weeks Seen In Pump Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 20.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: Feb. 09, 2015 3:58 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 09, 2015 4:00 p.m. | First Spike In Weeks Seen In Pump Prices Comments 0 Comments
City Accepts $515K Offer For Hershey Building

City Accepts $515K Offer For Hershey Building

 

After sitting vacant for nearly three years, the City of Oakdale announced Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had accepted an offer for the former Hershey Building at 120 S. Sierra Ave.

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Posted: Feb. 05, 2015 2:03 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 05, 2015 2:06 p.m. | City Accepts $515K Offer For Hershey Building Comments 0 Comments
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Council Agrees To Appoint

Council Agrees To Appoint

 

Faced with the possibility of financing a $20,000 special election as well as having to wait until the end of the year, the Oakdale City Council unanimously approved moving forward with the decision to appoint someone to fill Don Petersen’s upcoming vacant seat.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 6:19 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Council Agrees To Appoint Comments 0 Comments
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Drought Concerns Linger For Region

Drought Concerns Linger For Region

After a historically dry January, Oakdale Irrigation District officials are bracing for a fourth year of drought and all its implications.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Drought Concerns Linger For Region Comments 0 Comments
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Police Trio Honored For Heroic Actions

Police Trio Honored For Heroic Actions

 

Three members of the Oakdale Police Department were recognized for heroic action on Monday night, Feb. 2 stemming from a 2014 incident where a man threatened his family with a knife and who attempted to take his own life in the process.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 6:31 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Police Trio Honored For Heroic Actions Comments 0 Comments
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No Charges Filed Against Restaurateur Accused Of Sexual Assault

No Charges Filed Against Restaurateur Accused Of Sexual Assault

 

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

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Posted: Feb. 02, 2015 4:09 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 03, 2015 7:01 a.m. | No Charges Filed Against Restaurateur Accused Of Sexual Assault Comments 0 Comments
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Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail

Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail

Mayor Pat Paul announced that 2014 was a pivotal year for the City of Oakdale in her annual State of the City address on Wednesday at the Bianchi Community Center.

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Posted: Jan. 29, 2015 12:32 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 12:34 p.m. | Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail Comments 0 Comments
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City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless

City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless

 

The homeless problem in Oakdale is continuing to be an issue as Neighborhood Watch groups in the city are starting to speak out requesting action as city officials search for an answer.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:36 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless Comments 0 Comments
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Petersen Resigns From Council

Petersen Resigns From Council

 

Tuesday night’s Oakdale City Council meeting, Jan. 20, came to a surprising end when Councilman Don Petersen announced that he would be resigning his position effective Feb. 28.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Petersen Resigns From Council Comments 0 Comments
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Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Get your “Two Tickets to Paradise” when rock and roll icon, Eddie Money, performs at the Stanislaus County Fair this summer.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:19 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money Comments 0 Comments
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A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

 

A record crowd of over 300 persons turned out for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 16.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars Comments 0 Comments
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Firefighters Train Before Demolition

Firefighters Train Before Demolition

 

Motorists trying to turn in to the East F Street McDonald’s in Oakdale to get their French fry or Big Mac fix will have to wait a while to place that order.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Firefighters Train Before Demolition Comments 0 Comments
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Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative

A year from now, if all goes as planned, some 3,250 acres within the Oakdale Irrigation District will use water much more efficiently.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative Comments 0 Comments

Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill on Wednesday, Jan. 14 to lessen the burden on disabled veterans by extending military commissary and exchange store privileges to former service members and their families.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 12:51 p.m. | Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans Comments 0 Comments

Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 69th Annual Awards on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., staged at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos Comments 0 Comments
Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour  and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 5:21 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Comments 0 Comments
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Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

 

Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School’s Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 4:10 p.m. | Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll Comments 0 Comments
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Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

 

Life is not being wasted on Bill and Joanne Parker. At the ages of 85 (Bill) and 84 (Joanne), this couple did not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution or begin a new health plan. On Jan. 2, 2015 the couple could be found in the same place they were on Dec. 31, 2014 … putting in some time at Fitness Plus in Oakdale.

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2015 3:19 p.m. | Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym Comments 0 Comments
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Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

The adage ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ was well portrayed in a recent Stanislaus River homeless camp clean up on Wednesday, Dec 31.

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2015 10:25 a.m. | Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate Comments 0 Comments
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Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Like many families do, the ‘family’ of kids, parents and teachers at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale recently completed their holiday ‘Gingerbread House’ craft making activity, with the children able to take home their sweet treats to display (or eat) over the holidays. Following are some photos from the special craft day.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:07 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts Comments 0 Comments
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Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide

Law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide Comments 0 Comments
Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), issued a statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 5:

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address Comments 0 Comments
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Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are now under way.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:18 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Highway Improvements Slated In Region Comments 0 Comments

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