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Variety Of February Events Offered At Oakdale Library

The Oakdale Library will offer free crafts, activities, and informational programs this February, beginning with a Valentine's craft party on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Using a variety of craft supplies, children can make their own Valentine's Day cards. All ages are welcome.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


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Damaging The Delta

January 25, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Knights Ferry News

Not much storm damage on our place but saw a lot of debris on the roads. One old almond tree in the pasture is leaning and the llama is nibbling on it. Our place has had 17 inches of rain this season.

January 25, 2017 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


NHRA Readies For Thundering Start To 2017 Campaign

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season is just a few weeks off and there are quite a few changes in order. First, and foremost, the championship points earned at the season ending event has been increased. The winner of the Auto Club NHRA Finals in each of the professional classes will now claim 150 points (each round is worth 30 points instead of 20). With the additional points also awarded during the qualifying rounds and final qualifying positions, it now possible for a driver to earn as much as 190 points at the event (130-points at all other ...

January 25, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | SPORTS


STORM STORIES

A variety of photos show just some of the damage that last week's wet and windy storms brought to the region. A historic tree was toppled by the wind and came down on the roof and porch of the City of Oakdale Museum and History Center, causing some damage. Another tree was uprooted behind the Oakdale Library took some sidewalk with it and an afternoon collision near the intersection of East G Street and South Third Avenue had one motorist complaining of pain. After several straight days of rain, skies cleared on Tuesday with a mix of clouds and ...

January 25, 2017 | | 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 that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Women’s Club Meets

Oakdale Women's Club will gather for their next luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at noon at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

January 25, 2017 | | News Briefs


Exhibitors Now Being Sought For Elementary “Maker Hoopla”

Calling all artists, builders, creators, designers, engineers, inventors, makers and tinkerers: Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will hold its first ever "Maker Hoopla" in Modesto this May and is currently seeking submissions to exhibit from the community. Would-be exhibitors are encouraged to design an exhibit that is interactive, exciting, hands-on, and appropriate for students in grades K-6. Students can also apply to exhibit (as long as there will be an adult sponsor present). Any adults can submit to exhibit as well.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


City And Garden Club Partner In Adopt-A-Pot

The cold and much-needed rainy weather has brought a few dreary days to Oakdale in this New Year of 2017. But the colorless days of winter are being brightened by the Downtown Oakdale Adopt-A-Pot Project, a partnership involving merchants on F Street between Yosemite Avenue and First Street, the City of Oakdale and the Oakdale Garden Club.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Olive Oil Competition Entries Being Sought

The third annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC) is now accepting entries from all olive oil producers in the State of California. To qualify for the opportunity to showcase their flavorful products, olive oil must be made from the most recent olive harvest; deadline to enter is March 24, 2017.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

"We are the Champions!" Last week our Oakdale High Football teams received much deserved awards and accolades in a standing room only ceremony! Families and friends crowded into the OHS gym to witness their favorite players receive the recognition they had worked so hard for. All players were introduced along with their hard working coaches. Oakdale coaches are well known for their wisdom, dedication and motivation. It shows every season in the Mustang football program. Starting with Freshman football all the way through the Varsity level. This past week when these talented young men received their awards and recognition, the ...

January 25, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Long Term Trend Shows Gas Prices On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.30/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Open House Set At Astoria Center

After more than a year of construction and renovation, Astoria Senior Living can now accommodate 45 seniors who need assisted living or memory care in the Oakdale area. Located at 700 Laurel Avenue, Astoria Senior Living remained open and served as many as 18 residents throughout the process.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Council To Hold Hearing On Water-Sewer Increase

The Oakdale City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 17 was told by city staff that a water and sewer rate increase was necessary due to increased water conservation efforts which resulted in significant water consumption reduction by Oakdale households and businesses.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Local Students In County Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday with the high school and junior high school Honor Choir. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, the high school and junior high school Honor Orchestra will perform, with the festival concluding Saturday evening with the high school and junior high school Honor Band performing at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


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Fatal Accident Investigated Along River Road

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

February 26, 2017 | | Local News


Tune In And Tune Up Event Slated Saturday

Free smog repairs are possible for those attending the Saturday, Feb. 25 Car Clean-Up Event in Stockton, with $500 vouchers available for repairs.

February 22, 2017 | | 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 ...

February 22, 2017 | | Crime


Focus On Safety For Night Driving

Though fewer cars are on the road at night than during the daytime, driving at night is still dangerous. In fact, the National Safety Council ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Modesto Junior College Presents Screening Of Resilience Documentary

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film 'Resilience' on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Milnes Road Crash Claims Two Lives

An early morning crash involving two vehicles on Milnes Road, east of Albers Road, resulted in the deaths of both drivers. They were the only ...

February 22, 2017 | | Crime


Child Cruelty, Drug Charges Filed Against Oakdale Woman

An Oakdale woman remains jailed on $25,000 bail and faces a court hearing on Friday, Feb. 24 on drug and child cruelty charges.

February 22, 2017 | | Crime


Valley Home News

It's so nice to see the almond blossoms! For many this is a sneezing situation, but after the winter we have all had it ...

February 22, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Congratulations Cameron Chitwood, former Knights Ferry student, on your recent engagement. Cameron proposed to Danyelle Kaiser at the beach. Proud mom is Leslie Chitwood and ...

February 22, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


STUDENT HONORS

February 22, 2017 | | Education


Square Dance Workshop Set

Calling all square dancers: Even if you haven't danced in some time, all are welcome to come and visit the Skirts 'n Flirts group ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Program Honors Students Succeeding Despite Challenges

For the 12th consecutive year, the Stanislaus Association of School Administrators (ACSA) Charter, along with the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Mocse Credit Union ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community-Supported Ag Day Highlights Resolutions

If your New Year's resolutions about healthy eating are already in the rearview mirror, you're not alone, but you still have time to ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Schedules Specialized Programs For Dementia Support

A Virtual Dementia Tour and an Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting are both planned on a regular basis at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

I'm beginning to see an increase in boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving. Obviously ...

February 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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