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RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by as Turlock.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


YES Company Auditions For Summer Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 21 through 30. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided. Students should plan to attend only one of the following open auditions:

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Book Sale Success

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March 22, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


HOOPS BATTLE

March 22, 2017 | | Education


CAR CRUNCHES

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Police Arrest Local Man In Pornography Case

An Oakdale man is expected to face further court action following his arrest on child pornography charges.

March 22, 2017 | | Crime


Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 22, 2017 | | Government


Volunteer Tutors Needed To Teach Adults To Read

Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take place April 6 and 8 at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., downtown Modesto.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


MJC Hosts New Student Days To Enroll First Time Attendees

Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 8 and May 20 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


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Swiss Echoes Concert

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Traffic Work In City

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 at Lee Avenue for curb, gutter and ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


SUNDAY SHOPPERS

Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers will host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Excited youngsters gathered eagerly at our little community park early last Saturday morning! They soon noticed the tell-tale signs that the Easter Bunny had visited ...

April 19, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

The sun rose from behind a small cloud Easter morning, shining on the faithful gathered at the Frymire cross. Pastor Curt Willems led the songs ...

April 19, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


OFFICER VISIT

Elizabeth Thompson, right, recently hosted a visit by Oakdale Police Officer Dan Taylor with her Special Day Class. The Fair Oaks Elementary School kindergarten through ...

April 19, 2017 | | Education


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE – The names and incidents printed in the Police Beat are obtained from public documents provided by the Oakdale Police Department. The listing of names ...

April 19, 2017 | | Crime


Area Pump Prices Climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Schedules Statewide Litter Pickup Day Thursday

Caltrans is hosting its annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 20. This activity is designed to increase public awareness of the ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans, Public Invited To Center Grand Opening

The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County is inviting honored veterans and the general public to the Grand Opening of the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Earth Day Festival Adds March For Science Event

Come celebrate the 29th Stockton Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park behind Haggin ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Downtown Pleasanton lives up its name

By DENNIS WYATT

April 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


THE OAKLAND ZOO

By VINCE REMBULAT

April 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Omelet Dinner Set April 29

It's almost time for the annual 'Build Your Own' omelet dinner, put on by the Escalon United Methodist Church.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Omelet Dinner Set April 29

It's almost time for the annual 'Build Your Own' omelet dinner, put on by the Escalon United Methodist Church.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


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