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Iconic Landon’s Apparel Shop Closing Doors

If you drive down Santa Fe Street into the heart of downtown Riverbank, there is a clothing store that has become an iconic fixture in the Oakdale, Escalon, and Riverbank area for more than 70 years.

July 26, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Celebration For ACE Expansion

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) passenger rail service will be expanding its service to include downtown Modesto. The extension of service will also include Manteca, Turlock, and Merced. Currently, ACE does not have passenger service south of Manteca. The estimated time frame for service to start in these areas is 2023 however, they are optimistic that they will be well ahead of that date.

July 05, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Life Jacket Giveaway Classified As Success

The water dangers in the rivers, lakes and pools should be taken very seriously this summer and with several fatal incidents already occurring in the vicinity, the time for a Water Safety Education and Life Jacket Giveaway could not have come at a better time for families.

June 28, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Rescue Teams Busy As River Dangers Remain

The higher than normal rainfall season that we had this past winter has officially removed us from being in a drought situation; however, it has also created a dangerous situation on our rivers. There have been several rescue incidents on the river this year and the summer has just begun. With temperatures over 100 degrees for a number of days in the forecast there may be more people heading out to cool off in the river. The dangers are real in the river with swift currents, high water levels, and cold water; officials warn that things can take a deadly ...

June 21, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


New Stanislaus Consolidated Chief Takes Oath Of Office

The post has been filled at the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) for Fire Chief by Rick Weigele, who was sworn in at a fire board meeting on Thursday, June 8 by Board President Susan Zanker.

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Annual Information Day Benefits Area Seniors

For the past 16 years the City of Oakdale and the Oak Valley Hospital District (OVHD) have been bringing the community together, providing the annual Oakdale Senior Information Day. The event was staged on Friday, June 9 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. With over 30 vendors set up with information, snacks, and a variety of free giveaways, the resources brought forth were beneficial to all guests, whether or not they were senior citizens.

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Bachman Retires After Serving The Community For 29 Years

After 29 years of service to the Oakdale community, Rick Bachman has hung up his turnout gear for a new chapter – retirement. Battalion Chief Kevin Wise and Deputy Chief Michael Wapnowski of the Stanislaus Consolidated fire Protection District presented Bachman with a plaque to show appreciation for his years of service at the fire board meeting on Thursday, June 8. His official retirement date was May 15, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


American Veterans First Outfits Vet With ‘Wheels’

Waiting for the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at Sylvan Avenue and Coffee Road in Modesto to open, holding on to a walker, was World War II Veteran Bob Berson and his wife Lola. The couple resides in Oakdale and attended the recent grand opening celebration. While waiting for the doors to open, they were approached by Duke Cooper who runs American Veterans First (AVF) in Riverbank.

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


LaPorte Stand-Up Comedy Show For A Good Cause

The Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House Comedy night in Patterson presents Rocky LaPorte, which will benefit people in more ways than one. Not only will the audience be served an evening of laughter and good cheer but the funds raised will also help the less fortunate in the surrounding communities.

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Car Show Success For Vets

The cars began rolling in to the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry early Saturday morning for the third annual Car and Motorcycle show hosted by American Veterans First proprietor, Duke Cooper. The car show began at 10 a.m. and had over 200 guests canvassing the event throughout the day viewing the marvelous treasures from the 30's, 40's, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

May 10, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Open Your Minds To The Clairvoyants

Is it magic or a gift? Does it give you an eerie feeling or do mentalists blow your mind? These questions may be answered after seeing the talents of Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, known as the Clairvoyants, live at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

March 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Throw Down The Gauntlet At Sonora Celtic Faire

In a time that was lawless, chaotic and a bit ominous, there was also the light that gleamed from the sword yielded by a knight in his shining armor during the medieval times. Today things are quite a bit different than the medieval period; however, in celebration of Celtic heritage and the Middle Ages, the 31st annual Sonora Celtic Faire is being staged this month at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, March 10 through 12.

February 27, 2017 | Virginia Still | 209 LIVING


Glow Red Event Celebrates American Heart Month

The month of February is American Heart Month and the first Friday is National Wear Red Day, which was celebrated at the Glow Red event sponsored by Doctors Medical Center (DMC) and the American Heart Association. The Friday, Feb. 3 event was designed to raise awareness about heart disease. The breakfast was held at The Century in Modesto and began with a greeting from DMC's Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Harless.

February 08, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veterans First Holiday Giveaway Aids Families

Veterans First has been helping veterans throughout the community since their inception in August. Having a stress free environment or a safe haven for veterans is very important to Duke Cooper of Oakdale, himself a Marine veteran, and Coordinator of the Veterans First organization. This venture has catapulted them into some new ventures as well like the creation of a mobile museum, a coat and blanket drive, and Toys for Tots giveaway.

December 14, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Pink Martini Brings Musical Spectacle To Gallo Center

With the recent release of their ninth studio album "Je dis oui," Pink Martini will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing newly recorded tracks along with selections from the band's holiday album.

November 23, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


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