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SEASONAL SOUNDS

Downtown Oakdale was the place to be to ring in some holiday cheer on Saturday. Here, several members of Orange Blossom 4-H sing and pose for a photo with Santa as part of the city's seasonal celebrations. Singing to Santa are Emma Fernandez, Jaylynn Casey, Jesse and Jamie Ruddy. The club also had some members who were ready to wrap gifts for anyone who needed it in front of the Odds and N's Store on North First Avenue

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Mustangs Host Saturday Night Contest

Right on the heels of winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 title – and welcomed back into town with a police escort and cheering fans lining the streets – the Oakdale Mustangs will saddle up for yet another football battle.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Hoops Program Starts Season Strong

Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 the girls won their home game against Grace Davis 40-39. Leading the way was Sarah Bohrer with 11 points. Also scoring double digits was Zoe Gillen, who scored 10 points. Senior Maddy Brewer added nine points. The following night, Oakdale defeated Tokay 63-18. Gillen scored a game high 20 points in the home win. Grace Higle added 15 points for the Lady Mustangs while Brewer scored nine. The Lady Mustangs finished the week with another home blowout win on Friday night. The Lady Mustangs made ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Basketball Boys Split Preseason Games

In his second season as head coach of the Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball team, Coach Hondo Arpoika won the first preseason game of the season with a road victory over Bret Harte 53-42 on Monday, Nov. 28. In the win Drew Legan scored a team high 21 points for the Mustangs. Legan connected on five first half three-pointers to set the tone of the game. Nick Woody added 13 points in the win. On Saturday, Dec. 3 the boys traveled to Escalon to take on the Cougars. In a hard fought game where the Mustangs poured in 20 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Trio Of Oakdale Wrestlers Crowned ‘Rumble’ Champs

Ten Mustang wrestlers traveled to Bakersfield this weekend to compete at the prestigious Rumble For The Rig tournament. Oakdale's Ricky Torres (140), Abel Garcia (172) and Colbey Harlan (184) went undefeated on the day and earned championship honors. Harlan was named Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament for his efforts.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Capture Pitman Tournament Title

The Oakdale Mustang varsity soccer boys are off to a 5-1-0 overall record to start the new season. Three of those wins came at the annual Pitman Tournament in Turlock over the weekend. Prior to the tournament start on Friday, Dec. 2 the boys took on Pitman in a non-league contest that saw Oakdale knock off Pitman 2-1 at Oakdale. Two Mustang seniors helped power Oakdale to that win as Alejandro Gonzalez dished out two assists to Wesley Allen for both of the goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Dubiel made four saves in the win.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


December Calendar Full Of Fish And Game Events

The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of December and beyond, with many special events occurring throughout the state on the weekends.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing. Bass Fishing Hall of Fame member Dee Thomas once said "keep things simple." Taking his advice, I routinely go through my tackle and remove items that haven't been used in a while. I'm often surprised at how much tackle is purchased but never used. Of course, after each passing year, there are new baits that make it into my boat. The usual suspects always seem to remain the same though. There are so many baits ...

December 07, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Searching for that perfect Christmas Tree

By VINCE REMBULAT

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Festive Holiday Decorating Tips That Save On Energy

The holiday season allows people to transform their homes into wonderlands of lights, garlands and poinsettias. Each family has its own holiday traditions, and decorations are a part of many of those traditions.

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


ROBERT EDWARD GILBERT

Robert Edward Gilbert, age 93, with his family nearby, died Sunday, November 20 in Oakdale after a brief illness. Born in Oakdale to Amos L. and Emma (Banks) Gilbert, Bob was affectionately known as Father, Grandpa, Great-grandpa, Uncle Bob, Mr. Gilbert and Loyal Friend. Bob attended UC Berkeley until he was called to active duty in WW II.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY SKINNER

Dorothy Skinner, age 82, passed away on November 24, 2016 at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Modesto, California with her family by her side. Dorothy was born on March 22, 1934 in Pasadena, the daughter of the late Raymond Gorham and Anna Doerrer.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALTA RAY FANNON GATES

Alta Ray Fannon Gates is survived by her children John W. Gates, Cindy D. Gates, Kelly M. Gates, Steve A. Gates, and Tearsa J. Gates, 13 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God located at 3126 Stanislaus St., Riverbank. A celebration of life will immediately follow in the church hall.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO JR.

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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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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