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Fall String Recital

Modesto Junior College will offer a Fall String Recital on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

December Lamplight Tours Coming To Historic Columbia

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Thing That Saved Columbia." Tours will run Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Senior Citizens Encouraged To ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

Driving is how older adults prefer to get around. Most people 65 years and older change how they drive as they age, choosing to drive only during daylight hours, limiting where they drive, or cutting back on how often they drive. It is important to plan ahead and take the necessary steps to ensure older drivers remain safe while behind the wheel. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program to assist older drivers and their families with this issue. The program was designed to provide older drivers with the tools to remain safe on the ...

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Plan Holiday Gift Giving With Environment In Mind

Celebrate this year's holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Didi’s Dogs

Beware The Backyard Breeders

October 23, 2015 | | Didi's Dogs


Bonnie passed away peacefully in her home on October 13, 2015 at the age 92. She was born to Edna Ruth and Henry Blair Andrew of Napoleon, Ohio where she was one of eight children. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Carrie Theal (Miller), her husband, Eugene Miller, her brothers, Ward and Don and sisters, Opal and Vada.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merle passed as he lived, on his own terms. Merle A. Holman passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday Oct. 11 with son Burt at his side. All who knew Merle knew that he was a force of nature. Highly intelligent, strong, respected, work-a-holic, possessing a wicked sense of humor and always thinking in regards to his next invention or project. Merle leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Beverly, (whom he met at a dance when she was 15 & he 17) three sons; Burt, of Jamestown, Dan, of Oakdale, Mike, and his wife, Jeanne, of Escalon. Merle ...

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita passed away on October 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Sill. Juanita is survived by her brother, Paul A. Lewis, many nephews, nieces and family members and numerous friends. A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Hospice.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dr. Alpers was born in Portola, CA on Valentine's Day and died October 8, 2015 in Oakdale. He was raised on a dairy in Valley Home, graduated from Valley Home Elementary School and Oakdale High School. Jack went on to graduate with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. At the time, Dr. Alpers was the youngest student to be accepted into the veterinary program. In college he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

CHP Observing National Teen Safe Driver Week

Traffic collisions are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, ending more young lives every day than cancer, homicide, and suicide combined. To bring awareness of the dangers facing young people when they drive, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is participating in National Teen Safe Driver Week, Oct. 18-24.

October 21, 2015 | | Crime

Oakdale City Attorney Named To Commission

Tom Hallinan has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Law Revision Commission. The Commission is an independent state agency which assists the Legislature and Governor by examining California law and recommending needed reforms.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

California Soaks Up Lower Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Another Impressive Start For Oakdale FFA Teams

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America, had an outstanding evening last week as they were acknowledged at the Stanislaus/Tuolumne Sectional Opening and Closing Contest. The event was hosted Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Gregori High School in Modesto.

October 21, 2015 | | Education

Special Movie Night, DeLorean At Church

Oakdale Church of the Nazarene is hosting the movie, 'Back To The Future II' on Wednesday, Oct. 21 – tonight – at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1700 W. F St., Oakdale.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Local Businesses Come Together To Find A Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and businesses in Oakdale Station are coming together for the first 'Hunt for a Cure' Event. Kristine's Designer Clothing, Papapolloni, Tainted Arts Tattoo, Jayne Hartley, CPA, Xtreme Stitches and Pura Vida have joined forces to help find a cure for the deadly disease.

October 21, 2015 | | Local Business

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Annual Cowboy Christmas And More This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Students Enjoy Hands On Learning Approach

A custom in the Oakdale area, local school children get the chance to take a field trip to Knights Ferry and watch a little slice ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education

Kids Tackle Turkey Time

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few Cloverland Elementary second graders were asked: How do you cook a turkey? Here are their answers.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Fire Safety Tips Listed For Holiday Cooking

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Maximum Enforcement Due For Holiday Travel

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Orange Blossom 4-H Makes Time For Giving


November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Travelers Will Enjoy Lower Gas Prices This Week

Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

American Heritage Scholarship Program Essay Winners Honored

This fall, 137 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest. Nineteen students were honored ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education


November 25, 2015 | | Education



November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

Knights Ferry News

Birthday wishes for November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt ...

November 25, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Forever thankful ... over the years our lives change in many ways. With Thanksgiving upon us, we reflect on the joys and sorrows of years gone ...

November 25, 2015 | | Valley Home News


An end-of-season tournament in Stockton featuring the top rec soccer squads from throughout the area saw two Oakdale teams come home with hardware earlier this ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Allie Brown, winner of this week's NASCAR Pick Your Drivers Challenge. In the season finale of our contest, Brown scored a total ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

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