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Volunteers Being Sought For College Mentoring Program

Interested in mentoring a high school student as he or she transitions to college? The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is currently looking for mentors for its '6 Cups to College' Mentor Program. This program is designed to help high school students as they transition to college and early college students as they prepare for careers. Community members are paired with students who would most benefit from assistance with college and career guidance. Mentors and mentees are matched by gender, and when possible, by college major/career interest.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Fishing Report

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that one of my favorite anglers was advertising. Through my internet searches, I came across someone who was selling one for a fraction of the cost. I decided to give it a try and to my amazement, the rod and reel were delivered to my doorstep without any sign of wear or abuse. I was really expecting the worst. My initial impression was that the rod and reel felt just like any other rod and reel ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Knights Ferry will be the scene on Sunday, April 29 for the annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire. Hours for the event are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Peddler's Faire is hosted, rain or shine. Featuring antiques, collectibles and crafts, there is no admission fee for those coming to find some treasures, like these folks perusing a variety of items at the 2017 event. Over 100 dealers are featured, located by the covered bridge and at the Army Corp Park along the Stanislaus River. This annual faire is presented by the Knights Ferry History and ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Track And Field Teams Slow Down The Lancers

Action on Thursday, April 19 saw Oakdale High School hosting East Union in track and field events inside The Corral. The highly anticipated Valley Oak League showdown saw both the boys and girls Mustang teams win with ease. The varsity boys won 100-30 and the girls crafted a 91-37 victory.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale Racer Does The Texas Two-Step

Oakdale's Richard Townsend and his popular "Nitroholic" Funny Car Team made the trip to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to compete in the NHRA Spring Nationals. This is the fourth of 24 scheduled events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports

Community Hospice Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Luncheon

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, celebrated and recognized its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony on April 18. All volunteers received a special certificate of recognition. Several volunteers were recognized for outstanding service and dedication to the mission of Community Hospice and four dedicated volunteers were awarded the 2017 Mary Jean Coeur-Barron Volunteer of the Year Award.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing

The public is invited to a hymn sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 29 at Escalon First Baptist Church. Many churches do not currently sing the traditional well known hymns, yet many people still love to hear and sing them. This hymn sing is for all who fit in that category.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Modesto’s Music In Plaza Kicks Off Friday, May 4

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza in downtown Modesto.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News

Knights Ferry News

The 28th Annual Peddler's Faire is Sunday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are over 100 spaces sold and there will be hundreds if not thousands of shoppers flocking to town!

April 25, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

We send a big Thank You to all those who supported our Valley Home School Dinner Dance! The evening was a wonderful success. It was such a special event in so many ways. I was amazed at the bidding on the auction items. Folks were definitely there to support the students of Valley Home School! I learned that if you wanted to bid on an item you had better get your hand up quick. The bidding was fast and furious with very hefty prices being paid by the generous crowd. Dinner was served right on time and was absolutely amazing ...

April 25, 2018 | | Valley Home News


Brett Louis Patterson, 27, of Escalon, passed away April 17, 2018. Born on July 27, 1990, Brett's creativity and passion compelled him toward music, art, and activism. Brett was one of a kind. He lived his life with courage, humor, and style. With Brett, you never ran out of things to talk and laugh about. He always knew what to wear; always dared to say the things no one else would. Brett had a way of turning strangers into friends and his engaging spirit and kind soul will be deeply missed by all who crossed his path.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


Visitation will be May 6, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 W. F Street, Oakdale, CA 95361.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


Born into poverty in 1937 as the only child of a single mother living in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Marcus was a natural industrious "free range" boy.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries

Bringing to life old stories of the Bay Area

The San Francisco Dungeon is the first attraction of its kind in North America and brings to life the stories of the old Bay Area with a full theatrical cast, special effects, gripping storytelling, 360- degree sets, an underground boat ride and the brand-new drop ride, Escape Alcatraz.

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Where To See Or Not To See Shakespeare


April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

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Proposals Being Sought For Restoration Grant Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The Proposal Solicitation ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Siemens Awarded Contract To Build New Locomotives

Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives will power more capacity on the growing Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Motorists Will Feel The Burn At Summer Pumps

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Information Guide Being Mailed Out For Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Stanislaus County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Guide will begin mailing on Thursday, May 3 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Radio Control Flyers Gather In Oakdale

A special event hosted by the Radio Control Flyers Unlimited, RCFU, group out of Oakdale, is putting on a two-day "Spring Fling" this weekend.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Burger Fest Raises $$ For Rescue Mission Work

The third annual Burger Fest put on by the Oakdale Rescue Mission was a success on Saturday night, April 28 with organizers reporting a sizeable ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News

Sports Slate


May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports

Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Saturday

Students of Oakdale Junior High School will be among some of the young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools competing at the ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports

Youth Basketball Hosts Tournament

Oakdale's youth basketball program took a big leap this past weekend. Oakdale Stangs youth basketball hosted a two day tournament that featured over a ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports

Applications For Deer, Pig Hunts Accepted

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Boys, Girls Defeat Central Catholic

The 2018 regular season is winding down for the Oakdale High School track and field team. This past week, both the Oakdale boys and girls ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports

Solari Dominates Competition At Stockton 99 Speedway

"Slammin" Sam Solari, of Escalon, picked up his second straight win of the young season by taking the checkered flag in Saturday's Stockton Late ...

May 02, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Local Sports

Fishing Report

Fishing on the Delta is often a fishing experience unlike any other. I used to joke around with friends, telling them that anything that they ...

May 02, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Driver Extricated Following Highway 120 Crash

A two-vehicle accident along Highway 120 just east of Escalon jammed up traffic and resulted in major injuries to one of the drivers about 8 ...

May 01, 2018 | | Local News

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