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Pop-Culture Convention Planned At Modesto Centre Plaza In July

The group of comic and pop-culture loving geeks who hosted the NorCal Cosies Red Carpet Cosplay Awards, and the first National Cosplay Day Celebration, is now planning an 'all things geekery' convention. The festivities are scheduled for July 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening For Bountiful Harvest

Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of intensive planting, along with some low maintenance techniques.

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Freedom’s Heroes Memorial Returns For Special Program

The Freedom's Heroes War on Terror outdoor memorial honoring American heroes who died serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, is returning to Yuba City for an eight-day showing at Calvary Christian Center. The memorial's 21 panels bear the 6,842 names of all who have died from the beginning of this war through May 3, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Symphony Schedules Concert Featuring Iconic Disney Songs

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by music director David Lockington, will present Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time, Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. It is the third concert in the MSO's Hilmar Cheese Company Pops Series and final concert of the MSO's 85th Season. The concert features the Modesto Symphony Orchestra with guest vocalists Andrew Johnson, Lisa Livesay, Whitney Claire Kaufman and Aaron Phillips performing many of Disney's most well-known songs from their animated movies ...

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


La Fiesta Due This Summer At Fairgrounds In Turlock

It'll be la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer) with a fantastic lineup of international Hispanic entertainers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair. The Fair welcomes Noel Torres Sunday, July 10 and Bronco Sunday, July 17. They will be performing on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. Both concerts will be hosted by La Favorita and are free with the price of Fair admission.

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Vacation Bible School Starts June 6 At CRC

A summer kids' event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Oakdale's Community Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Oakdale from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus' love, and play teamwork-building games. Plus, kids will be encouraged to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs


Weekly Session

Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko's Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 1. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs


Knights Ferry News

It is an exciting time - the end of another school year. Students from Kindergarten up are planning on the next adventure.

May 25, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Today is a very special day in Valley Home. Our Valley Home graduates will take a big step into the tomorrow of their lives. What a wonderful and special day it is! This year 2016 will always be special in our young people's hearts. They grew up in a most special community. They were surrounded by people who cared for them and every neighbor looked out for them. They were blessed with the very best school and the most devoted staff. They were blessed with a most special school bus driver who not only got them to school and ...

May 25, 2016 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


KIWANIS HONORS

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Magnolia Elementary School students with the Hope of America award. Fifth grader Molly Terpstra, left, and sixth grader Lydia Stueve were the 2016 Magnolia recipients.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Study Shows Trees Moving To Higher, Cooler Elevations

Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according to new research by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This study foreshadows how climate warming may significantly alter entire habitats for multiple species.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


POLICE LOG

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.

May 25, 2016 | | Crime


Seat Belt Use Campaign Highlights Safety Issues

From May 23 to June 5, local law enforcement personnel are participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Legislation Passage Effort Supported By Rep. Denham

Passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, were supported this week by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Movie Under The Stars

Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (OFRC) will host Inside Out for the first Movie Under the Stars event in Cottles Woods Park at dusk on Saturday, June 18. This is the first of three Movie Under the Stars events, the next two taking place July 16 and Aug. 20. The July movie will be a showing of Minions and the August feature will be a showing of Norm of the North. All three events will be in Cottles Woods Park with the show beginning at dusk. All summer long, the OFRC will be holding a backpack supplies drive. Donations ...

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs


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Woodward Fireworks Celebration Scheduled

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors presents the 21st annual Fireworks Celebration, in cooperation with the Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation, at Woodward Reservoir on Monday ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Reasons To Include More Dairy In Your Daily Diet

A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person's risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Health Centers In California Expand Oral Health Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on June 16 announced $24,127,657 in funding to support 65 health centers in California ...

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Health Experts Urge Caution During Summer Months

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be a real problem. A recent ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

With vacations and summer getaways in full force, it is important that we are aware of any suspicious activity within our community. Our Valley Home ...

June 22, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Carl Schafer, Rawlin ...

June 22, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Two-Day Conference Focuses On Parenting

Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto will be the site for an upcoming conference on parenting, July 8 and 9.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Statewide Caltrans Survey: Motorists Guilty Of Littering

Caltrans released new survey data this week that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state's highways. Nearly ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Federal Survey Will Help Shape Transportation Plans

This year, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are asking thousands of Californians how they get around. Surveys are being distributed now through April ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Motorists Enjoy Sub-$3 Pump Prices Nationwide

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Special Shopping Spree

This past April at the Oakdale Cowgirl Luncheon, Carl and Kathy La Force, owners of the Oakdale Grocery Outlet, donated a two-minute shopping spree as ...

June 22, 2016 | | 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 ...

June 22, 2016 | | Crime


CHP Safety Tips Offered For Hot Summer Travel

California summers are an exciting time to enjoy traveling, vacations, and road trips. Many people consider the summer months a perfect opportunity to spend time ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Vote Aims To Strengthen U.S. Security, Preparedness

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on June 16 supported the passage of H.R. 5293, appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Delicato’s Photo Show Wraps Up With Awards

The 20th annual Delicato Photography Show is in full swing at the winery's Tasting Room, off Highway 99 four miles north of Manteca. Off ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


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