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Wheels Start Turning At OJUSD Meeting
Monday evening did not prove to be business as usual for the monthly board meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Though beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. as per usual, it was the Public Comments portion of the meeting which grabbed the board’s attention as members from the OJUSD transp
Modesto’s Prime Shine Car Wash sold to Arizona company which will rebrand sites
Valley residents used to taking their car to Prime Shine for a wash will soon be taking it to a Mister Car Wash instead. Modesto-based Prime Shine Car Wash, which started with a single site in 1991 and grew to be the state’s largest independently owned car wash operator, has been sold. The company h
Water districts were so close to deal. Now, lawsuits will contest ‘water grab’
Some water districts would like to keep negotiating with state officials over river flows. But lawsuits replaced settlements as the most likely path forward, the day after a crucial vote in Sacramento approving the “water grab.”
‘It was a nightmare.’ Modesto couple, on a diving trip to Hawaii, experiences tragedy
During the nearly three decades Kathy Monday has been a scuba diver, she’s heard of ‘nitrogen narcosis’ twice: the first time during her certification classes in 1991 and the second time in April, in the days following her husband’s deadly diving accident.
Teen girl killed by drunk driver near Stanislaus State, according to Turlock Police
A teenage girl was killed and two other female occupants seriously injured when an alleged drunk driver hit their car Friday night near California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, according to police.
Letters To The Editor 12-12-18
The small town of Oakdale, in which we all call home, just seems a little more special during the holidays. This is in part due to the wonderful small town events that take place during this, the happiest of seasons. Downtown Christmas, which celebrated its tenth year this year with great success, h
Man sentenced for death of security guard working at downtown Modesto parking garage
A 34-year-old man has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of a 70-year-old security guard who was assaulted when he tried to stop an argument at a downtown Modesto parking garage.
Oakdale Author Releases Triathlon Training Book
Some might say Matt Fitzgerald is an adrenaline junkie. On any given day he might be found circling his Oakdale neighborhood via bicycle or in sneakers or found at the gym getting in a good workout. Training or maintaining condition, just seems to be what he does.
Police find blood and shell casings, but no victim, in Modesto’s airport district
Officers found evidence of a shooting in the airport district Friday night but could not locate a victim, the Modesto Police Department reported. It responded at about 7:45 p.m. to Bonnie Brae Avenue, just west of Tioga Drive, after several people reported hearing shots fired, Lt. Mark Weiglein said
Pastor who sexually preyed on girl now helps her case against prominent Modesto church
A former youth pastor who sexually abused a girl three decades ago is cooperating now with her attorneys in a lawsuit against Modesto’s CrossPoint Church, formerly First Baptist Church.
Special Council Session Ushers In New Guard
The Gene Bianchi Community Center was packed with well-wishers for the special council meeting hosted Monday evening, Dec. 10 as the City Clerk swore in newly elected Mayor JR McCarty, council members Cherilyn Bairos and Christopher Smith, and said goodbye to outgoing Mayor Pat Paul.
Police investigate shooting that wounds man in College area of Modesto
A man was shot in the arm and leg in the College area on Thursday night, the Modesto Police Department reported. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. in an alley on the west side of the 100 block of College Avenue, just north of Needham Street.
Northern California lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter
SACRAMENTO, — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspape
Man faces charges of trying to kidnap woman from Patterson distribution center
A 19-year-old faces kidnapping and domestic battery charges after trying to forcibly carry his girlfriend away from her workplace, the Kohl’s distribution center in Patterson, on Thursday morning, police say.
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Freeway envisioned north of Modesto draws federal money
Federal highway officials approved a $20 million grant for the North County Corridor, a future expressway skirting Modesto, Riverbank and Oakdale in north Stanislaus County. The road is expected to cost $688 million and will require additional funding. State transportation officials are expected to
Driver faces charges of DUI, battery, resisting arrest after crash into Modesto home
A 25-year-old Modesto man faces several charges after drunkenly driving a car into a north Modesto home and then trying to flee the scene Wednesday afternoon, police said. Kevin Nakhiengchanh was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, battery, resisting a
Traffic Stop Yields Drugs And Weapons
Escalon Police reported the arrest of four subjects following a traffic stop shortly after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 9. According to police, Officer Ryan Smith stopped a vehicle in connection with a minor traffic violation. The driver was identified as Cassie Harris, 26, of Stockton and police said t
Why Stanislaus County declared a shelter crisis
MODESTO, Calif. -- On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared a shelter crisis and they expect most of the cities within their county to follow suit. The board approved this declaration along with a laundry list of other recommendations as a step forward to help solve their home
Car crashes into house in north Modesto; suspects, carrying beer, detained by witness
Passersby detained two men Wednesday afternoon after the car they were in plowed into a house on West Union Avenue in north Modesto. Witness Hugo Romo said the vehicle was northbound on Winegarden Drive at a high speed when it blew through a stop sign and went into the house. The driver tried to bac