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Volunteers Offer Helping Hands

Volunteers Offer Helping Hands
Oakdale Leader
... their time and effort, making their part of the world a better place. Read the April 20 issue of The Oakdale Leader to see the first in what will become a regular feature series and get inspired about volunteers who are making difference in Oakdale.

Cardoza hires Turlock man as deputy district director

Cardoza hires Turlock man as deputy district director
Merced Sun-Star
Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) has hired Turlock native Steven Nascimento as deputy district director. Nascimento had previously served as a field representative in Cardoza's Merced office. Lisa Mantarro Moore will continue to serve as Cardoza's ...

Santos dedication: Good times, good games

Santos Dedication - Good Times, Good Games
Oakdale Leader
The former Oakdale Baseball Association president, current major division announcer, commissioner and expert statistician has been the voice, pen and heart of the OBA for five full seasons. His charismatic bellowings on the microphone, canny recordings ...

CSU Stanislaus professor to show innovative media tools for teaching

CSU Stanislaus professor to show innovative media tools for teaching

TURLOCK - On Thursday, April 7, California State University (CSU) Stanislaus Professor of Geology Horacio Ferriz will be demonstrating his innovative use of media in instruction. The presentation will take place in the South Dining Hall from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In this presentation, Ferriz will discuss a variety of exciting technologies that he uses to enhance student learning and ADA accessibility in his courses and to reach students in a 21st century university environment.

Turlock woman arrested for mail, workers' comp fraud

Turlock woman arrested for mail, workers' comp fraud

TURLOCK - U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Karina Beard, 44, of Turlock, was arrested Friday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging her with 30 counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal workers’ compensation fraud.

The indictment alleges that from October 2006 through January 2009, Beard received federal workers’ compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury she sustained in 2000 while working for the Postal Service. Because of her claimed injuries, restrictions were placed on Beard’s physical activities. Over a period of time, as alleged in the indictment, Beard performed various physical tasks, such as horseback riding, using the purportedly injured part of her body. Because of claims provided in Beard’s questionnaire, she continued to receive workers’ compensation benefits, all while not entitled to such benefits.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to perform at Stanislaus County Fair July 22

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to perform at Stanislaus County Fair July 22

TURLOCK - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will bring their "Bad Reputation" to the stage at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair. The punk-rock group will perform on Friday, July 22 on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 THE HAWK and is free with the price of fair admission.

"Veteran punk-rock lovers won’t want to miss this amazing show," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are sure to bring some great energy the Fair’s Budweiser Variety Free Stage."

As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Crimson and Clover." Jett was one of only two women named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time.

Family, friends search for missing woman

Family, friends search for missing woman

TURLOCK - Family and friends of 55-year-old Kim Berry are asking for the community's help in finding her. Berry was last seen on Monday, Feb. 28, by a co-worker after having lunch at El Rosal restaurant on Monte Vista in Turlock. She has not been heard from since.

Berry's brother-in-law Bill Treshler said she was very distraught after her father and husband died within a week of each other. Family members have been posting flyers in the Turlock, Modesto and Westside areas with hopes someone has seen her.

Treshler said a missing person report has been filed with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, as well.

Berry is described as a white adult, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, about 150 pounds with thin brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a purple hooded sweatshirt, black tennis shoes and a blue carcoat.