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Community, Rodeo Fans Gear Up For Week Of Western Festivities

Whether it is hosted in a mud pit because of late spring rains or in an arena so hot and dusty you can feel the grit in your teeth, one thing is sure: fans flock to the Oakdale Saddle Club annual PRCA Rodeo.

March 31, 2017 | | Local News


Practical Money Skills

You're not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they're due a larger refund, most of us fear the worst – an audit.

March 29, 2017 | By NATHANIEL SILLIN | Local Columns


Black Oak Casino Resort Hosts Live Entertainment

Every weekend will be action packed this April as Black Oak Casino Resort continues to host live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. A variety of musical styles and even a famed comedian will take to the Willow Creek Lounge stage throughout the month.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Superior Court Judge Wraps Up Positive Speaker Series

The Honorable Ruben Villalobos, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge, is the final spring presenter for Modesto Junior College's Positive People Speaker Series. The free public presentation is Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Campus parking is $2.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Dennis Quaid Brings Hollywood To 2017 Stanislaus County Fair

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks will be performing Saturday, July 22 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 The Hawk and will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with the price of Fair admission.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


HONORED ARTIST

The Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, recently named its latest "Artist of the Month." Corrie Vanderhelm-Davis took the honor with her painting "American Eagle." The group is currently planning for its annual Spring Art Show, which will be staged Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23 at the Escalon Library. For information, contact Evelyn Cooper at 209-838-3095.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Sourdough Slim And The Saddle Pals Rodeo Concert

Hold on to your hats and get ready for a special Rodeo Round-Up Concert featuring Sourdough Slim and the Saddle Pals on Saturday, April 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown La Grange. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $15. For more information call (209) 853-2128 or email renwah @ sonnet.com.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Start your own fitness evolution

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a week I'm not too sure whether he'd bust out laughing or have a heart attack.

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT | 209 LIVING


Visiting Point Reyes

WHERE: Point Reyes National Seashore is just an hour's drive north of the San Francisco Bay area. It's easy to include in any Northern California vacation itinerary.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Keller’s sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE (AP) - On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry.

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


TURLOCK WOMAN RAISES THE BAR

Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover."

March 29, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | 209 LIVING


Family man’s workout: You make the time

When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe.

March 29, 2017 | By VINCE REMBULAT | 209 LIVING


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT | 209 LIVING


Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center stage.

March 29, 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 names here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

March 29, 2017 | | Crime


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AL FAHEY

Al Fahey, a long-time resident of Oakdale, passed away Monday, April 10 at age 96. Al was the grandson of California pioneers, immigrants from Ireland ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CASWELL STATE PARK AWAKENS Spring returns along the Stanislaus River

By DENNIS WYATT

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


You can still enjoy beauty of Big Sur

BIG SUR - As you cruise down Highway One from the Monterey Peninsula, you can't help but feel the excitement building up inside you. Those ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Practical Money Skills

Flipping Houses – It's Not Like TV

April 19, 2017 | | Local Columns


New Exhibits At Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum features the world's foremost display of California art and is at 216 O St., downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tickets Available Now For “Boots And Bling”

The Humane Society of Stanislaus County is holding its first "Boots and Bling" fundraiser. The event will be held in the rustic and beautiful Durrer ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Music With British Flair Offered Friday At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "The British are Coming! The British are Coming!" choral concert on Friday, April 21 at 7 p ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fair Focuses On Importance Of Agricultural Industry

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Team Splits Foursome In VOL

A busy week saw the Oakdale Mustang tennis team on the court four times in as many days. Oakdale began the week on the road ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


East Union Blanks Oakdale In Varsity Softball Action

It was a disappointing performance by the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball team in their highly anticipated showdown with East Union, as the host Lady ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


LIGHT IT UP

The Corral has always been an eye catcher and now it has a little more aesthetic appeal. This past week Oakdale High School unveiled its ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Golfers Win Sixth Straight Match

The Oakdale Mustangs boy golfers are coming off an outstanding week and sit at 12-1 at the Spring Break. Oakdale knocked off Sierra and Kimball ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


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