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Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Building upon a week of exceptionally poor air quality due to stagnant atmospheric conditions, the San Joaquin Valley may experience gusty winds and localized blowing dust Friday night through Saturday evening, which could compound the region's current poor air quality. Blowing dust can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10), prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement effective Friday evening through Saturday for the entire San Joaquin Valley. Winds will be especially strong in the northern region and west of Highway 99. Air quality conditions may improve Sunday.

December 15, 2017 | | Local News


F Street Sandwich Shop Plans Re-Opening

After closing down for a couple of months, the Mr. Pickle's sandwich shop on East F Street in Oakdale is re-opening under new ownership.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Aquatics Masters hosted a one mile charity swim on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. A wide range of swimmers packed the Oakdale Aquatic Center at Oakdale High School in the effort to raise money for the Fattal Foundation.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Company Reports Tax Installment Payments

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) paid property taxes of more than $230 million this fall to the 50 counties where the energy company owns property and operates gas and electric infrastructure that serves 16 million Californians. The tax payments help support essential public services like education and public safety.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Business


Community Briefs

TOPS Session

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fair Oaks student council members are shown with the donations that were collected by the local elementary school's student body for the "Holiday in a Shoebox" drive that is sponsored by the Center for Human Services in Oakdale.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Sends Agriculture Students To Competition

Modesto Junior College sent a team of six students to compete in the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet contest in Anaheim on Dec. 3, with each contestant giving a 30-second opening statement and a one minute closing statement during the 25 minute committee discussions. This year's competition featured questions about public skepticism of foreign trade, perceptions on family farms with the rise of incorporation, how to combat increasing legal and regulatory obstacles, and how the Farm Bureau can better support first generation farmers.

December 13, 2017 | | Education


U.S Forest Service, CAL FIRE Address Forest Health

U.S. Forest Service officials this week announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres. The dead trees continue to pose a hazard to people and critical infrastructure, mostly centered in the central and southern Sierra Nevada region of the state.

December 13, 2017 | | Government


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.

December 13, 2017 | | Crime


Chanukah Menorah Lightings Scheduled Throughout Valley

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will offer public Menorah lighting events all over the region on each of the eight nights of the Chanukah holiday this year.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Continuing Exhibitions Featured At Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


2018 Healthy Air Living Calendars Have Arrived

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


IN CONCERT

The Shaw siblings, shown here, along with their parents, make up the Shaw Family Band, which will perform a holiday gospel concert at Escalon First Baptist Church on Dec. 15. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the concert; however, an offering will be received for the Shaw Family Band. First Baptist Church is just off McHenry Avenue at 1511 Catherine Way in Escalon.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Families Help Bring Holiday Joy To 8,850 Children Overseas

Volunteers from the Stanislaus County California Area Team are celebrating the collection of 8,850 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The Christmas dinner was well attended on Thursday night at the Community Club. The high school choir sang beautiful songs such as Silver Bells and a solo performance of Santa Baby. President Chris Peterson presented the high school choir with a donation for their spectacular performance. The Community Club provided most of the delicious meal and many attendees brought desserts and side dishes. Every tag representing a local person in need of Christmas gifts was claimed by our gracious community and many of the $25 gift cards for groceries were purchased to help the families purchases their Christmas dinner.

December 13, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


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Forecast Sees Return To Some Wet Weather

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for wet weather to return to the Central Valley area midweek.

January 03, 2018 | | 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 ...

January 03, 2018 | | Crime


Stanislaus County Reports Flu Death

A woman in her 60s is the first influenza (flu) – associated death this flu season in people under 65 years of age in Stanislaus County.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


January Show Offered At Aloft Art Gallery

The Aloft Art Gallery is a co-op Art Gallery featuring the art of 34 different local artists creating and selling paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Of Commerce Highlights Local Leaders

In keeping with tradition, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 72nd Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Lose Weight Sensibly

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy New Year to each of you! Once again, as I do each year I will share a very special tradition in our home. Each ...

January 03, 2018 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Happy New Year! Knights Ferry has so much to look forward to in the New Year; Peddler's Faire, school dinner and auction, Civil War ...

January 03, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News


OFFICER INSTALLATION

Oakdale High School FFA recently hosted its Winter Awards Banquet. During this time Greenhand Officers were installed in the following positions: President, Morgan Gravatt and ...

January 03, 2018 | | Education


Walk/Run In Stockton For Martin Luther King Day

The NAACP of Stockton has announced a new event for the New Year – The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Promotions Announced At Oak Valley Community Bank

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY), announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Senior Vice President, Retail ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Slight Hike At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Wrestlers Take Down Clovis

Friday, Dec. 29 Oakdale's wrestling team traveled to Clovis High School to take on Clovis and Sultana in duals action. Entering the day Oakdale ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Boys Win Consolation Bracket

The 48th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic saw the Oakdale junior varsity boys win the consolation side of the hoops bracket on Friday, Dec. 29 when ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


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