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Toast Valentine's Day with the family at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Toast Valentine's Day with the family at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

OAKDALE - Valentine's Day isn't just about couples! Bring the family to Oakdale Golf & Country Club, located at 243 North Stearns Road, on Sunday, Feb. 13 to celebrate the holiday of love. Reservations are available from 5 - 9 p.m.

The club's restaurant wioll host a "Parents Getaway Night" every Sunday in February starting the night before Valentine's Day. Take the opportunity to have a peaceful dinner for two or a family night out. For those who would like to dine without the kids, Child Care Services will be available in the Members Lounge, for no extra charge, but tips are greatly appreciated! The kids will be entertained with plenty of games and activities.

Dinner from the regular menu will be served as well as some great features from Chef Dan.

Call ahead to make reservations or to secure child care arrangement. Contact Christina at (209) 847-2984 ext.

Oakdale mayor to deliver State of the City

OAKDALE - Mayor Pat Paul will deliver her State of the City Address on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Community Center on South 2nd Avenue.

The event starts with lunch at 11:45 a.m. and the program begins at 12:30 p.m. Lunch costs $13 per person. The event is open to Oakdale Chamber of Commerce members and city residents.

Table reservations can be made by contacting the Oakdale Chamber, with the number of people attending from your organization, at dora@oakdalechamber.com.

Turlock man, 21, sentenced for grand theft

MODESTO - Turlock resident Thomas Eddie Brummitt, 21, was convicted on Jan. 10 of auto theft and grand theft and later sentenced to three years in state prison, announced Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager.

On April 18, 2010 around 6 a.m., the owner of a 1996 tan Toyota Avalon parked the car in front of Walgreen's on Geer Road in Turlock, left it running outside, and entered the store to make a quick purchase. When he came back outside, he saw Brummitt driving off in his car and called police to report it stolen.

Later that morning, around 9:30 a.m., Brummitt was walking through Donnelly Park on Pedras Road in Turlock when he saw a 16-year-old boy sitting on a bench texting on his Apple iPhone. Brummitt walked over and took the phone from the boy then ran to a nearby apartment complex. After the boy reported his phone stolen, an officer found Brummitt in of the apartment units with the stolen iPhone.

Welcome Home parade in Oakdale

January 22, in Oakdale  there will be a "WELCOME HOME PARADE" for a local member of the community who was stationed in Iraq & is coming home today.   

This soldier lost many in his batallion.  We are requesting the community come out to "F" St. at 3PM in support of our troops.  Bring a flag or 'welcome home' sign if sposible. 

CAPS (division of the Oakdale Police) will be escorting the parade.  

Hope to see you there!!

Day 3 of Amber Alert brings no new leads

PATTERSON - The third day in the abduction and subsequent disappearance of four-year old, Juliani Cardenas, has not yielded any credible leads or clues to his whereabouts, according to Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.

"It's frustrating. There hasn't been any sign of the victim or suspect in three days," said Raj Singh, of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.

Juliani Cardenas was abducted Tuesday afternoon allegedly by his mother's ex-boyfriend, Jose Esteban Rodriguez. Juliani's grandmother told deputies she saw Rodriguez pull up to the house. She says she quickly pulled Juliani inside the home,but Rodriguez forced his way in and grabbed Juliani from his grandmother's hands.

"I thought if I held on to him and fell, that I would hurt him. So I let go. Now he could be anywhere," said Amparo Cardenas, Juliani's grandmother said.

State water project allocation increases to 60 percent

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Friday increased its projected 2011 deliveries of State Water Project (SWP) water to 60 percent of contractors' requests, up 10 percent from the December forecast.

The SWP delivers water to more than 25 million Californians and nearly a million acres of farmland.

Last year, the SWP delivered 50 percent of a requested 4,172, 126-acre feet, up from a record-low initial projection of 5 percent, due to lingering effects of the 2007-2009 drought.

"(Friday's) allocation increase reflects robust early winter precipitation and an impressive Sierra snowpack," said DWR Director Mark Cowin. "But prudent water planning dictates caution as we monitor the rest of California's rainy season."

Championship parade for Escalon Cougars football team

ESCALON, CA - The entire town of Escalon shutdown to honor the Escalon Cougars high school football team who won the CIF D-III State Bowl championships.

"It is just unbelievable how this community has embraced this championships," Cougars Head Coach Loureiro told News10. "In a small town you always fight for recognition, and this is a great thing that is going to be large in our community."

The Cougars defeated Madison 30-14 on a rain soaked field at the Home Depot Center in Carson on December 18th of last year. Gino Franceschetti led the team running for 103 yards and a touchdown, and throwin for a score.

During the parade, the team recieved a plaque from the city of Escalon and a Proclamation from the California State Assembly.

The Sacramento Kings will honor the Escalon Cougars on Saturday, January 29th when New Orleans comes to town.


Abducted boy's family prays for good news

PATTERSON, CA - Tabitha Cardenas has been trying to stay strong since her 4-year-old son was abducted on Tuesday.

"I'm doing worse today," Tabitha said. "This morning I got up and I broke down."

Juliani Cardenas was taken forcibly from his grandmother by Tabitha's ex-boyfriend Jose Esteban Rodriguez on the 300 block of Barros Street in Patterson at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chief Tori Hughes with the Stanislaus County Sheriff Department.

Going through a few old toys in the garage, Grandmother Amparo Cardenas said she did everything she could to stop Rodriguez from ripping Juliani from her arms.

"I was holding my baby, pulling him up," Amparo said.

Amparo said when Rodriguez got Juliani, he laughed at Amparo and flipped her off. Rodriguez then took off in his, which he left running.

Rodriguez isn't Juliani's biological father, but the family said Juliani calls Rodriguez dad.

Patterson neighborhood prays for boy's safe return

STANISLAUS COUNTY - Investigators have resumed the search of at the Delta-Mendota Canal near Patterson for any sign of 4-year-old JulianI Cardenas and a car used in his kidnapping.

Two days passed with no sign of the child, the man who allegedly abducted him, or his silver Toyota Corolla.

Friends and neighbors prayed with the family in a candlelight vigil, which began when the search of the Delta-Mendota Canal was suspended at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

"I believe he is safe. I don't think Jose is going to hurt him," said Juliani's mother Tabitha Cardenas.

Jose Esteban Rodriguez, 27, is suspected of forcibly taking Juliani Tuesday afternoon from his grandmother's home at the 300 block of Barros Street. Rodriguez is not the boy's father, but Cardenas said Rodriguez believes he is and Juliani calls him "daddy."

Denair flag boy returns from Washington, D.C. trip

DENAIR, CA -- Cody Alicea said he was only trying to get attention for his fishing pole fundraiser when he became a national symbol for American patriotism.

"I put the American flag on my bike to show people that I was selling raffle tickets for handmade fishing poles to pay for my class trip to Washington, DC," said Alicea.

The 14-year-old's dream of a Capitol visit came true even before the May trip. He was the special guest of newly elected Congressman Jeff Denham two weeks ago for Denham's inauguration.

"My grandfather and I got a free trip to see Denham's inauguration and we got to see DC for three days," said Alicea.

Alicea's trip included sightseeing around the National Mall, Capitol Building, White House and a concert by LeAnn Rimes.

"It was really cool. When we go, I'll probably be able to show my classmates things."