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OBSA Sign-Ups

Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) is currently accepting sign-ups for the upcoming 2018 season. The recreational league is for youths, ages 4-15 years old. Competitive team play opportunities at the end of the recreation season will be offered as well. Registration can be filled out online on their website www.Oakdalebsa.com or in person. OBSA offers T-Ball to fast pitch.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Kjeldgaard Signs To Play Football For Fresno State

Oakdale High School senior Matt Kjeldgaard recently made his post-high school destination known: he will be playing football at Fresno State this fall. For the six-foot, three inch 275-pound Kjeldgaard, Fresno State was the top choice out of several.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Basketball Team Splits Games

It was a week of mixed reviews for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


FINISHING TOUCHES

Crews from Collins Electrical Company out of Modesto wrapped up their portion of a project to install a lighted crosswalk at Yosemite and West H Street this past week, helping provide safer access across Yosemite for those headed for the Oakdale Community Park. Traffic along South Yosemite was restricted due to lane closures while the work was done over a several day period last week.

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Varsity Lady Mustang Soccer Falls In Second Half

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs returned to soccer action on Thursday night, Jan. 4. In their first game since Dec. 21, Oakdale traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra. Oakdale gave up five second half goals in the 7-1 road loss to the Timberwolves.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


New 2018 California State Laws On Books

The start of the New Year brought with it several new laws for California, ranging from marijuana legalization to firearms to the minimum wage. Following is a brief review of some of the more notable laws that went into effect on Jan. 1.

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Learn Golf, Life Skills Through First Tee Program

The First Tee of Central Valley has announced its 2018 Program Schedule. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set to begin on Monday, March 19 at eight golf facilities in four counties. Participating locations include Modesto Municipal, St. Stanislaus, River Oaks (Ceres), Rancho Del Rey (Atwater), Merced Country Club, Phoenix Lake (Sonora) as well as Dryden Park and Creekside. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of golf as well as The First Tee Healthy Habits and Nine Core Values.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


County Projects Outlined In Series Of Meetings

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, StanCOG, is serving as the lead agency for preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and a Sustainable Communities Strategy. The project will address all transportation modes including motor vehicles, transit (commuter and local), rail, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, aviation systems, goods movement by rail and freight, and more. To aid in preparing the project, StanCOG has scheduled an EIR Scoping Meeting to get input on the scope and content of the environmental analysis that will be included in the draft EIR. Those interested are encouraged to attend the scoping session ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The 2017-2018 Oakdale boys basketball league season is off to a shaky start for the varsity team. Oakdale (5-9, 0-2) began Valley Oak League play on the road against Kimball (8-7, 1-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with a 66-53 loss and followed up with a 74-38 home loss to Weston Ranch (10-3, 2-0) on Friday, Jan. 5.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I've fished team tournaments. This year I'll be fishing a circuit that starts this month and ends in October. In preparing for the upcoming season, I've had to update some of my cold weather clothing. The one thing I don't want to be is cold. Our first two tournaments are at Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta. Learning from my past mistakes, I cut no corners in purchasing cold weather fishing clothing. What I've learned from being out in the cold is that I'd rather spend more money ...

January 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Veteran Golden Globes producer reflects on history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Well, I don't go back 75 years. Let's make that clear," says veteran TV producer Barry Adelman.

January 09, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Most famous Alcatraz escape try

Some national parks are reminders of America's more lawless past. Though it served as the first lighthouse on the West Coast, as a Civil War fortress, and most recently, as the birthplace of the American Indian Red Power movement, Alcatraz Island is best known as the site of the infamous federal prison.

January 09, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


ESCAPE TO ALCATRAZ The Rock’s reputation lures tourists from afar

By DENNIS WYATT

January 09, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


2018 – Look In The Mirror

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

January 08, 2018 | | Local Columns


What Does It Mean When Pets Yawn?

DEAR DIDI: I have a border collie mix named, Cupcake. She is a rescue. We got her when she was two years old and she is super sweet. She is always yawning though. We have taken her to the vet and she is perfectly healthy and has a balanced thyroid. The doctor suggested that it is a behavioral issue. Any insights? – Dog Mom in Manteca

January 08, 2018 | | Didi's Dogs


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Second Armed Robbery Reported In City

On Thursday, Feb. 15 at about 02:13 a.m., Oakdale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 7-11, 1138 W. F ...

February 15, 2018 | | Crime


OHS Aca Dec Brings In The Brass

Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon Team took back the Championship title at the 38th Annual Stanislaus Academic Decathlon earlier this month. The team has held ...

February 14, 2018 | | Education


Community Briefs

Enjoy Accordion Music

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Crafters Put Heart And Soul Into Projects

Several offerings focused on the Valentine's Day theme were offered over the past couple of weeks at the Oakdale Library.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Art Show Slated This Month

Some things have changed since Matt McDonald last roamed the halls as an Oakdale High School Mustang 20 years ago. The one thing most notable ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul recently delivered the State of the City address to a lunchtime crowd at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, detailing the financial ...

February 14, 2018 | | 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 14, 2018 | | Crime


New Threat Could Impact Regional Wetlands, Agriculture

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


BADGE BATTLE SUCCESS

It was billed as the 'battle of the badges' and plenty of first responders and emergency personnel took part but it was also the general ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Armed Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are continuing to investigate an early morning robbery at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., Oakdale.

February 14, 2018 | | Crime


Annual Technology Conference Slated

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the 19th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC!2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Documentary Wins International Award

The documentary Halfway Home, directed by Stanislaus State professor Steve Arounsack, has been given a documentary fund award by the Center for Asian American Media ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


YES KIDS Presenting Disney’s “Peter Pan JR”

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS will present Disney's "Peter Pan JR" at the Gallo Center for the Arts ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


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