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The American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County. Disaster responders are needed to respond to home fires, which occur every eight hours in this region. In addition, Fire Prevention volunteers are needed to install smoke detectors in 700 homes in the next six months.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Gets Ag Gift

A contribution from Yara North America will provide the University of California, Merced, with the potential to take agricultural research to a new level of innovation and improve crop yields, particularly in almonds.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Valley’s Student Artists Illustrate District Calendar

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Library Crafts Offered

Mark the calendar for the Teen/Adult Craft at the Oakdale library. Designed for ages 13 and up, the focus will be on "Gift Tag Making." Be sure your presents get to the right people in the best way possible. Use cardstock, stamps, ribbon, and more to personalize these tags in your own unique style. Join in on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. for this imaginative craft. The library will also present its first Evening Story Time and Sing-a-Long on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Church To Home Preview Party Set

An historic church, moved from its former location at the corner of East E and North Third Avenue in Oakdale to a new site along North First Avenue, is being converted to a residence and the progress being made is being showcased for a good cause.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Correction from last week - Kinsley Faith Simons was born to Kody and Jordyn. John Simons is the grandfather and Laura is the grandmother.

December 14, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

A special time for family, friends, neighbors and community. This Saturday we will enjoy a very special Christmas in Valley Home! Community members have worked hours and hours to ensure a Christmas celebration with many special memories! Our Community Lighted Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. The best viewing area is in front of the Texas Avenue K-3rd campus. Our 2016 Grand Marshal is Ag Teacher Kristi Short. Jeff Chrisman will drive Kristi's tractor "Pink" while pulling a beautiful peacock themed Grand Marshal float! The iridescent colors of the peacock will thrill onlookers as our Grand entry ...

December 14, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Motorists Paying More At Regional Gas Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Photos Featured With Santa At Petco

Capture the moment with your furry little four-legged love bundles this Christmas in a photo opportunity with Santa at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For the small fee of $9.95 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will provide a framed photo to take home that day. The OSPA will host the "Photo with Santa" event on Saturday and all proceeds will benefit the homeless pets of the Oakdale and Riverbank communities. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier or on a leash.

December 14, 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 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.

December 14, 2016 | | Crime


Congressional Water Bill Great For The Stanislaus

Two Central California irrigation district general managers say the comprehensive water bill passed Saturday by the U.S. Senate is good news for those who want to increase the salmon population in the Stanislaus River.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


CRAZY HATS FUN

Oakdale High School FFA sold a record breaking 228 tickets for their recent 10th Annual Bunco Night. The event was hosted as a "Crazy Hat Party," encouraging attendees to done a cover for the dinner and game fun. Here, awarded with Best Hat honors for their unique creations were Susie Garcia, left, and Loretta Davidson. The two women were among many to embrace the "Crazy Hat Party" theme for the annual event.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Small Business Survey Shows Some Optimism

Small business optimism remained flat nationally leading up to Election Day and then rocketed higher as business owners expected much better conditions under new leadership in Washington, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Businesses, NFIB, Index of Small Business Optimism, released on Tuesday.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


GENEROUS DONATION

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone, center, was presented with a check for $50,000 last week for the Oakdale School Farm. The check presentation was made by Oakdale Educational Foundation during their annual OEF Grant Awards Reception. The volunteer not for profit supports Oakdale schools at the classroom as well as district level via grants and donations.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Collection Effort Continues In Regional Toys For Tots

There's still time to give to the local Toys for Tots collection, with boxes distributed in late November due to be picked up this week.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


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Caltrans Prepares For Winter Storm Systems

Caltrans' crews statewide are preparing for the next round of winter storms and will be working 24/7 monitoring state routes and keeping roadways open ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Learning To Prevent DIY Project Injuries

Thousands of people try their hands at do-it-yourself home improvement projects every year. Whether working indoors or outdoors, wearing safety gear and exercising caution is ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Heart disease can affect just about anyone. While it was once widely and mistakenly considered a man's disease, since 1984, more women than men ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


How To Improve Alertness During The Workday

A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding than office ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Foods To Boost Energy Levels

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Public Information Meeting On San Joaquin River Bridge

Members of the public are invited to a Public Information Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26 to visit exhibits and discuss the retrofit planned for the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Contractors License Board Offers Flood Repair Advice

As property owners look to make repairs after a series of severe storms pounded northern California, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is offering advice ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Advisory Commission

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Car Clean-Up Event Set

Are you a San Joaquin Valley resident? Have you owned your car for six months? Does your car fail emissions testing? If so, join Valley ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Nationwide Pump Prices Seeing Downward Trend

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.64/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

A beautiful smile, a beautiful soul, a teacher so loved, a life ended too soon.

January 18, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

At the meeting of the History and Museum Associates they announced the heat and air is in and working in the Museum. The front deck ...

January 18, 2017 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Storm Water Collection Effort Sought By Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently re-introduced H.R. 434, the "New Water Available To Every Reclamation State Act" (New WATER Act) to authorize ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


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