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Technology Night

On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cloverland Elementary School will host a Parent Technology Night. Parents will be provided with information about cyber safety, how technology is used in the classroom, and programs that can be used at home to support their child's success in school.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Relay Fundraiser Set

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8. This year's topic was "Integrity and Civility play what role in Today's Society?" Pictured are, from left, Marnelle Salie, Stash Perry, Andrea York and Olivia Mondragon. The winner was Andrea York, who will advance to the zone level.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort started and appoint committees.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at Modesto Junior College (West Campus Science Center). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with the Awards Ceremony at 4:30 p.m., held inside the Agriculture Pavilion. More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in the day-long event. The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Mustang Dozen Advance To Wrestling Masters

This past weekend Oakdale traveled to River Valley High School to compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section DIII Championships. With high expectations, the Mustangs did not disappoint and have qualified 12 wrestlers to compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at the Stockton Arena on Feb. 23 and 24.

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mendoza Signs To Play For Stanislaus State

Oakdale High School senior Jake Mendoza has thought long and hard about his future. The former Mustang soccer standout made his decision on Friday, Feb. 16 with his friends, family and former teammates on hand at Ferrarese's Deli Restaurant in Oakdale. The senior signed with California State University Stanislaus to be a member of the school's soccer program.

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Boys Basketball Season Comes To Close

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball season came to an end this past week as the boys wrapped up their season on the road. Valentine's Day saw the Mustangs (10-18, 3-11) go to Sierra to play the Timberwolves (13-14, 8-6). Unfortunately the Wolves showed no love to the Mustangs and defeated the visitors 62-51.

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

One of the nice things about tournament fishing is that you get to fish different places. For someone like myself who lives so close to the Delta, the thought of driving five hours away to fish doesn't come up too often. Fishing a tournament circuit changes that, unless of course, I was to choose one that only stays on the Delta. My next tournament is on Lake Shasta. I haven't been there since the early '90s. I'm going to be relying on my partner's familiarity with the lake and fish my strengths from the back of ...

February 21, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub Scout Pack 43 of Oakdale and Steves Chevrolet Buick of Oakdale.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of your mouse or a stroke of your pen can help the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) protect – or even save – California's native sea otters and other rare, threatened and endangered animal and plant species.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


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.

February 21, 2018 | | Crime

Two Armed Robberies During Past Week

Oakdale Police continue to investigate a pair of armed robberies, with each one taking place in the early morning hours at local convenience stores.

February 21, 2018 | | Crime

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Hector Nicolai (Nicky, Nick) Eriksen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Nicky was born on May 1, 1938 in the ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


John passed away suddenly, but peaceful at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


Steven (Steve) Echelberger passed away February 24, 2018 peacefully with family and friends at his side. Steve was born in Placerville, CA and spent most ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries

Good things brewing in downtown Stockton


February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

PACHECO STATE PARK: Solitude & beauty just a little over an hour away


February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Billy Graham: Shaking His Hand

I never had the opportunity to shake hands with Billy Graham.

February 27, 2018 | | Local Columns

What Do You Say To Your Children?


February 27, 2018 | | Local Columns

Brass Ensemble In Concert

The St. James Concert Series is proud to present local artists, Lucky CuZn, a New Orleans style Brass Band comprised of Tuolumne County public school ...

February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Pair Of Master Sommeliers Present Portfolio Of Wines

Set aside the evening of Thursday, March 8, for an event sure to surprise and delight as you speak with Master Sommeliers Fred Dame and ...

February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Most Popular Ethnic Cuisines Across The Country

What constitutes 'ethnic' food differs from person to person. Someone of Italian descent may dine regularly on garlic-infused pasta dishes, while a person from another ...

February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Culinary Event Series Scheduled In Napa

The CIA at Copia, The Culinary Institute of America's newest venture in downtown Napa, will present Innovation: Technology and Taste, as the third event ...

February 27, 2018 | | 209 LIVING

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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