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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible shooting to take place at Oakdale High School. Police were able to obtain the actual Instagram post and determined it did not contain threats of a shooting or violence. Oakdale High School administrators were contacted regarding the report and were notified no confirmed threat exists at this time.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the college's West Forum. The film tells the story of a young man who fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States 20 years ago, returning later as a transgender woman and healthcare advocate. The Delta Pride Center will welcome Alejandra, who is portrayed in the film, and film director Brenda Avila-Hanna for a question and answer session as part of the presentation.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates for the show are Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Show hours are Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., followed by a reception where awards will be given. The artists will also be on hand for the reception, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a special youth competition and all forms of artwork are welcome, open to ages 7-17. For ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the third in a series of Community Workshops dealing with the ordinance.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


CAN TREE CONTRIBUTION

The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month, the Realtors group presented a check for $13,000 to the local food cupboard representatives Ken Narita and Fred Rich. They also provided some information about the need that Community Sharing fills for those less fortunate in the area. Shown, from left, Rebecca Montgomery, Rhonda Waddell, Allison Carroll, Tracy Weatheral, Jerry Jones, Ken Narita, Fred Rich.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American Civil War Association bringing the battles to life in the hills surrounding Knights Ferry.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


TOP HONORS

Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt, Zoey Buchanan, Brianna Clinkenbeard, Linzi Fondse, Lynn Godfry, Serena Graham, Kathryn Hinkley, Teryn Holcomb, Tiffany Keeney, Angel Milina, Isabella Padilla, Brianna Perry, Aaliyah Ruiz, Lainey Speegle and Holly Wadell. Not pictured: Ruby Martinez.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 H St., Oakdale. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour; the Event Leadership Team, ELT, provides much needed information about the Relay For Life at these sessions and anyone interested in learning more is welcome to attend.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive all the same.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


FLIPPIN’ GOOD

Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning, March 18, flipping the pancakes as hungry diners wait to fill their plates. The annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast served several hundred attendees, with pancakes, eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, coffee and juice all on the menu.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State Route120 in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum scheduled for Saturday, March 24 to introduce the books to the community.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


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Health Boosters Most People Already Have At Home

Many people desire to be healthier, and sales of nutritional supplements reflect such desires. In addition to an increase in supplement use, gym memberships also ...

April 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Gardening Is Great Exercise

If you think that the only way to exercise and burn calories involves gym equipment, think again. Yard work can be just as challenging as ...

April 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


How To Help Kids Get Into Golf

Golf is a game of skill that can take years, if not decades, to master. Many golfers find their time on the golf course both ...

April 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


School Involvement Program Focuses On Agriculture

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local pre-school through fifth-grade classes, as well as after school programs to teach students about the importance of ...

April 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Police Plan Distracted Driving Crackdown

Oakdale Police will take part in a special effort to crack down on distracted drivers on Friday, April 13.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


Burglar Caught In Tuesday Night Break-In

Oakdale Police caught a would-be burglar in the act on Tuesday evening, April 10.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


DUI Saturation Patrols For Rodeo Weekend

As the 67th Annual Rodeo competition begins, Oakdale Police Department alongside allied agencies will be out this weekend looking for impaired drivers.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


SUN AND SHINE

After a washout on Friday and lingering showers on Saturday morning, the clouds cleared and the sun broke through to shine down on the classic ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Volunteers Still Sought For Love Oakdale Event

Love Oakdale is fast approaching and this year is part of a volunteer movement initiated in the Central Valley known as Love Our Cities. The ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Sipe Is Grand Marshal

The Oakdale Saddle Club is proud to announce Vanetta Sipe as the 2018 Oakdale Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal. Lovingly known to many as "the corn ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Run League Mark To 11-0

Oakdale High School's varsity softball team remains unbeaten after defeating Sierra 6-0 on the road. In the Valley Oak League showdown, the Lady Mustangs ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Foundation Walk Benefits Great Valley Museum

The Great Valley Museum Foundation at Modesto Junior College invites the community to "Walk for the Animals" on Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Young Area Scientists Compete At Olympiad

Approximately 400 elementary school children from throughout the region are gearing up for the 21st Annual Elementary Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, April 21 from ...

April 11, 2018 | | Education


Congressional Candidates Meet In April 25 Forum

There will be a forum for candidates running for Representative to Congress, District 10, later this month. All candidates, Republican, Independent and Democrat have been ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


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