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Judge Grants TRO For OID

As the Oakdale Irrigation District continues to battle leaks of confidential information from closed session agenda items, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger M. Beauchesne granted a tempo...

June 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators in the schools.Noting that a majority of stud...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Why people love or loathe the Tesla/SolarCity deal

Tesla Motors Inc. announced recently on its website its plan to acquire residential solar energy installer SolarCity as part of an effort to make the ultimate sustainable energy company.The automak...

June 30, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business News

Louisiana to mandate cursive education in 3rd through 12th grades

Bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on keyboard skills, Louisiana's governor has announced that he will sign a bill requiring that cursive be taught in the state's public schools from 3rd ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Fire Marshal Urges Safe, Sane Use Of Fireworks

Tuesday began the sale of 'Safe and Sane' fireworks in nearly 300 communities across California, including Oakdale, which has CAL FIRE reminding everyone to do their part to prevent fires caused ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Distracted Driving Remains Major Highway Problem

Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the number of California drivers who use mobile devices while they drive is on the rise. In a study conducted by the California Office of Tr...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Summer Gas Tax Cut Takes Effect

Board of Equalization Member George Runner on Monday announced the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by 2.2 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2016. This lowers the current excise tax rate f...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Coordinated Effort Continues To Remove State’s Dead Trees

As wildfires burn across California, new estimates on the number of dead trees in California were announced, prompting continued concern for California's forest health and wildfire danger. This p...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Big Valley Hosts VBS

Big Valley Grace Community Church will become Pirate Island for Kids Campus, July 10 through 14 in a fun Vacation Bible School program. 'Pirates' kicks off on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Bring the...

June 29, 2016 | | News Briefs

Valley Home News

Happy news in Valley Home ... Darlene and Alvin Nunes are celebrating the birth of Joseph Christian Machado, their adorable grandson! Little Joseph Christian was born on May 13, 2016 to Nicole an...

June 29, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News

Knights Ferry News

Can you believe a half of a year has gone by? Hope everyone is keeping cool in this heat. Remember your pets and potted plants, as they need water also. ***** Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory C...

June 29, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Special State Recognition Honors CASA Non-Profit

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, recently honored Court Appointed Special Advocates, Stanislaus County as Nonprofit of the Year for the 12th Assembly District during a celebration of C...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Saturday Pet Adoption Event Offered At Petco

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. where there will be several pets available for adoption. Thes...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply t...

June 29, 2016 | | Crime

Survey Says: Pump Prices Vary Widely In California

Congratulations, Californians: you are probably paying more than you have to during your fill-ups, according to the "Pump Price Spread Report" issued by GasBuddy. Looking at the 2016 average diff...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

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