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Reduce Vehicle Emissions With Kids Back In School

Pollution from back-to-school traffic could cause a spike in ozone. With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling or walking their children to school and to refrain from vehicle idling during school pick-ups and drop-offs. Triple-digit temperatures and multiple wildfires may also impact Valley air quality, and the public's help is crucial in reducing the risk of spikes in ground-level ozone and exceeding federal air quality standards.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


UNITY RALLY

Speaker Alejandro Carrillo, far right, joined community members and leaders to denounce racism at a rally aimed at unity Monday evening, Aug. 21 at the Community Center Plaza. The Oakdale Police Department was a solid presence at the rally as a precaution against any violence but the event went smoothly and without interruption. Oakdale City Mayor Pat Paul placed a resolution condemning racism, bullying, bigotry and hate within the community. The rally was in response to recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia where a man with an Oakdale post office box address was associated with one of the white nationalist ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


New Website Connects Veterans

CalVet has introduced a new website to provide better, faster access to news and information for veterans.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Reporter’s Notebook

I'm going to admit that writing this column is actually pretty hard. I have about four different introductions that I could be using; each time I start I say "Erase everything else. This one has to come from the heart." And yet, here we are. Take from the heart part five.

August 23, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Report Supports California State Rail Plan

Caltrans has released Rail and the California Economy, a research report investigating how the state's vast passenger and freight rail system contributes to California's economy, as well as an overview of opportunities for rail to address the state's needs and challenges in the future.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Dos Reis Park Reopens

Dos Reis Regional Park in Lathrop reopened Monday, Aug. 21 for camping and day-use only. The park's boat launch remains closed due to dock repairs; there is no estimated reopening date.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Public Outreach Meeting Focuses On Wildlife Areas

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host an outreach meeting on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Los Banos regarding Central Region Type A and B wildlife areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on these public lands.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Human West Nile Cases Confirmed In Stanislaus County

A 53-year-old female and a 64-year-old male are the first confirmed human West Nile Virus (WNV) infections in Stanislaus County this year.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Assyrian Festival Offered At The Fairgrounds

Immerse yourself in the culture that started it all at the Third Annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone on Aug. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Recognizing Immunization Awareness Month

During pregnancy, people are often thinking about baby names, nursery colors, and prenatal vitamins, but they should also be thinking about vaccines. Vaccines during pregnancy not only protect against diseases, but can also begin to pass some protection to the baby. This protection for the baby will last the first few months of life, until he or she is old enough to get vaccinated themselves and develop their own protection. Doctors and midwives routinely recommend two vaccines during pregnancy, the pertussis or "whooping cough" vaccine (Tdap) and the flu shot.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

August 23, 2017 | | Local Sports


Scrimmages Fill Saturday Schedule For Local Athletes

This past Saturday literally was known as "Scrimmage Saturday" on the Oakdale High School campus. Parking spaces were at a premium, as a pair of fall sports teams hosted events and the local Oakdale Stampede youth football program filled The Corral.

August 23, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Two Best Balls of foursome – Par Point

August 23, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats. There's really only one brand that I would purchase. The problem I'm having is coming to terms with the price of a new bass boat. For the boat that I want, the cost could be upwards of $70,000 after taxes and licensing. As much as I've been trying to justify such an expense I just can't do it. My last bass boat I purchased used for $20,000. At the time that was a lot. Fast forward to today, I ...

August 23, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Round Robin Youth Football Hosted At Corral

This past weekend the Oakdale Stampede hosted the CenCal Youth Football Round Robin scrimmage. Local teams from the league came to the new field inside The Corral at Oakdale High School. Players at all levels suited up and played one another in the scrimmage action, which lasted throughout the day on Saturday, Aug. 19.

August 23, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Pier 39 plans 39th birthday Bash for Saturday, Oct. 14

Spots in NOR CAL - SAN FRANCISCO

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


History of the cable cars

From the Cable Car Museum

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fall for Lake Tahoe's secret season: Autumn

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Fringed by snow or gleaming cobalt blue under sunny skies, Lake Tahoe is a favorite in summer and winter. But there ...

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


SAN FRANCISCO TREAT Build a day trip to The City around cable car lines

By DENNIS WYATT

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Local Author Fair Due At Modesto Library

The Stanislaus County Library will host its Eighth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Table Setting Benefits Mansion

The 31st annual McHenry Mansion Foundation's Table Setting Event is scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17 at the Seasons Event Center, 945 McHenry Ave ...

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Columbia College Program Receives $20,000 Contribution

Columbia College has announced that AT&T is making a $20,000 contribution to the college's innovative Foster Youth Success Initiative; the news released ...

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tastes Of The Valley Serves Up Regional Favorites

"Come Grow with Us" as Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 15th annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and ...

September 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Two Ways To Get Medicare Benefits

At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


River Effort Sees Quick Clean Up

Volunteers that turned out on Saturday morning to help with the annual river clean up found themselves working a much shorter shift than anticipated.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Community Turns Out To Support Park Opening

From the morning ribbon cutting to music that lasted well into the evening, Saturday was a day of celebration for Oakdale, as the new Oakdale ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Library Foundation Meet

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Service Academy Info Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host a Service Academy Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Gregori High School in Modesto. This event ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Colorful Flair, Tasty Fare At International Fest

Dancers, musicians, and food booths of all types took up residence on the lawn area adjacent to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale on ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Tip For Millennials: Prepare For Retirement

By BILL SPANIEL

September 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


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