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Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting

Oakdale Police responded to a late night shooting on Thursday, March 22 in the 200 block of West North Street.

March 23, 2018 | | Local News


Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible shooting to take place at Oakdale High School. Police were able to obtain the actual Instagram post and determined it did not contain threats of a shooting or violence. Oakdale High School administrators were contacted regarding the report and were notified no confirmed threat exists at this time.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the college's West Forum. The film tells the story of a young man who fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States 20 years ago, returning later as a transgender woman and healthcare advocate. The Delta Pride Center will welcome Alejandra, who is portrayed in the film, and film director Brenda Avila-Hanna for a question and answer session as part of the presentation.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates for the show are Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Show hours are Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., followed by a reception where awards will be given. The artists will also be on hand for the reception, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a special youth competition and all forms of artwork are welcome, open to ages 7-17. For ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the third in a series of Community Workshops dealing with the ordinance.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


CAN TREE CONTRIBUTION

The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month, the Realtors group presented a check for $13,000 to the local food cupboard representatives Ken Narita and Fred Rich. They also provided some information about the need that Community Sharing fills for those less fortunate in the area. Shown, from left, Rebecca Montgomery, Rhonda Waddell, Allison Carroll, Tracy Weatheral, Jerry Jones, Ken Narita, Fred Rich.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American Civil War Association bringing the battles to life in the hills surrounding Knights Ferry.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


TOP HONORS

Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt, Zoey Buchanan, Brianna Clinkenbeard, Linzi Fondse, Lynn Godfry, Serena Graham, Kathryn Hinkley, Teryn Holcomb, Tiffany Keeney, Angel Milina, Isabella Padilla, Brianna Perry, Aaliyah Ruiz, Lainey Speegle and Holly Wadell. Not pictured: Ruby Martinez.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 H St., Oakdale. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour; the Event Leadership Team, ELT, provides much needed information about the Relay For Life at these sessions and anyone interested in learning more is welcome to attend.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive all the same.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


FLIPPIN’ GOOD

Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning, March 18, flipping the pancakes as hungry diners wait to fill their plates. The annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast served several hundred attendees, with pancakes, eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, coffee and juice all on the menu.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State Route120 in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


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FEEL THE LOVE

This year's Love Oakdale is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather for a kickoff rally at the Oakdale Community Park on South ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Invasive Species Artwork Sought By Fish And Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites young artists and future biologists to enter the 2018 California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Consolidated Fire Offers Weed Abatement Tips

After the spring rains and with the warmer weather starting to take hold, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials remind residents to focus on weed ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Track Runs Away From Lathrop In Home Meet

Oakdale High School's boys and girls track and field teams dominated visiting Lathrop on Thursday, April 12. The boys team defeated Lathrop 101-26 and ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Ecological Tours Offered On April Weekends

Going on throughout the month of April, weekends will feature Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough, scheduled through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Peddler’s Faire Slated

Mark the calendar for the Sunday, April 29 annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire, coming to Knights Ferry.

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Boat Expo Scheduled At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing a Boat Expo to the main boat ramp of Woodward Reservoir from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Swim Team Wins On The Road

Oakdale High School swim teams earned a road win over Sierra on Friday, April 13. The girls team won 132-41 and the boys battled it ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Stay On Par For VOL Title

The Oakdale High School boys golf team continues to dominate the Valley Oak League. The Mustangs completed the season sweep over East Union this past ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Hardware Handed Out

Oakdale High School honored its 2017-2018 boys basketball players on Monday night, April 9 with the annual awards ceremony. Coaches, players, families and fans gathered ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


HIGH FASHION

Oakdale High School senior Josh Jacobson dips sophomore Kylea Coston during the Prom Fashion Show presented by the OHS Leadership Class this past week. Men ...

April 18, 2018 | | Education


April Observed As Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Area Homes Improved Using HERO Financing

Over 340 homes in Oakdale and Riverbank have been made more energy-efficient, or have had renewable energy systems installed since HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Fishing Report

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 18, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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