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Shelter Adoptee Sniffs Her Way To Top Honors

Dazzle, a six-and-a-half year-old cattle dog adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, sniffed her way to first place and a NW3 title at a NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) K9 Nose Work competition in Pacific Palisades earlier this month. Dazzle competed with 29 other dogs of various breeds from Border Collies to Pomeranians and several mixed breeds. She had the fastest combined time of all the dogs entered in the trial as well as finding all the hides in four different searches.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Blues And Food In Tuolumne

Welcome Home Heroes Foundation is hosting a special Patriots Day Blues and Food Truck Festival in Tuolumne on Sunday, Sept. 10.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Talent Project Performers Take Stage

The eighth annual edition of the talent show that dazzles the community each year while supporting the non-profit Gallo Center will take center stage this Friday and Saturday night.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


SOLAR EVENT

The solar eclipse on Monday blocked out about 75 percent of the sun's light in the Central Valley for a brief period in the morning; viewers needed special glasses to safely view the sun being covered by the moon. On the ground, there were many ways to see the phenomenon, including here, as the crescent shapes of what remained of the sun were projected through the leaves of a tree at the Escalon Times-Oakdale Leader-Riverbank News office shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 21. Also shown, a view of the solar event, with glasses covering the camera lens ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Central Valley Veterans History Project Launched

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently published the first in a series of short video clips from interviews he conducted for the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. The video, shared on Rep. Denham's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, is also the inaugural post in his Thank-A-Vet Thursday social media initiative.

August 23, 2017 | | Education


California Day Of Preparedness Slated

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hosting the 12th annual California Day of Preparedness on Saturday, Aug. 26. The day encourages Californians to take steps to prepare for emergencies or disasters in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. This free, family-friendly event is powered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


TASTY CREATION

Oakdale High School sophomore Mateo Chavez is the artist responsible for the newly displayed colorful ice cream/hamburger art atop Gillman's Classic Drive-In. The hamburger hang out at 763 W. F St., Oakdale, has served as a great lunch stop for OHS students as well as community members for decades.

August 23, 2017 | | Local Business


Transportation Commission Authorizes SB1 Project Funds

Caltrans announced on Thursday, Aug. 17 that 32 major "fix-it-first" transportation projects can be accelerated a year earlier than planned thanks to anticipated funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The advancement is possible due to nearly $690 million in funding authorized by the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Early Morning Crash Leads To Arrest

Oakdale Police arrested a man on two separate counts following an early morning crash on Thursday, Aug. 17.

August 23, 2017 | | Crime


Community Briefs

Final Summer Concert

August 23, 2017 | | 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.

August 23, 2017 | | Crime


Community Band Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

Two special concerts in September and October are planned at the Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 and Oct. 17 are the dates; concerts feature the Oakdale Community Band and the Singing Seniors, starting at 6:30 p.m.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Community Park Celebration

Not all the finishing touches have been put on yet, but the City of Oakdale is gearing up for a special grand opening celebration of the new Oakdale Community Park next month.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

At the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection Board meeting held in town, the board voted to man the Knights Ferry station full time for the duration of the 2017 fire season. The Fire Chief-recommended decision is positive for our town but it wasn't an easy decision for the board. For quite some time, the Knights Ferry and Valley Home's fire departments have been manned only part time. The change will temporarily close the Valley Home station in order to keep the Knights Ferry station open full time. Dolly Haskell said, "It is important for Valley Home and Knights Ferry ...

August 23, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

With September 11th just weeks away we remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day, our devoted first responders. Our country is changed forever because of September 11th, 2001. As we approach 9/11 our thoughts turn to the brave men and women who each day risk their lives keeping our community safe! A day in the life of a first responder is filled with a wide range of emotions, devotion to their loved ones, pride for their chosen profession, anticipation for what they may face, each day is a different day in the life of a first ...

August 23, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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Take Charge; Make Your Own Luck

By BRYAN GOLDEN

August 28, 2017 | | Local Columns


Sporting Events On A Budget

Season ticket holder or first timer, watching your team take the field or visiting new teams in a different venue, gripping your seat tightly during ...

August 28, 2017 | | Local Columns


Richard Diebenkorn Exhibit Offered At Crocker Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, from Oct. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018. Organized by ...

August 28, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Annual Coulterville Coyotefest

If you've never been to Coulterville, the gold rush town too tough to die, now's the time.

August 28, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Children’s Authors, Superheroes Due At Park’s Family Day

The 20th Anniversary of Family Day at the Park will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at University Park in Stockton,

August 28, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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