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To Trim Or Not To Trim

DEAR DIDI: I know where my greyhound, Sasha, is at all times. Her nails echo through the house on my hardwood floors. I am terrified to trim them and hurt her. Is it bad in some way for her if I don't trim them? - Curious Mom

April 04, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Central Valley Brewfest Adds New VIP Option

Nominated for a MAMA award for best large event in 2015, the fourth annual Central Valley Brewfest is bringing more breweries, beers and entertainment to make the event grander than ever. The festival promises to be an amazing experience in taste, art, and music with over 125 brews to sample.

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


MJC Pow Wow Shares Native American Culture

Modesto Junior College will host the 17th annual Intertribal Pow Wow on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on MJC's East Campus Quad, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The Pow Wow brings together and shares the culture and traditions of Native American people with the community and campus. The event is open to the public and admission is free. (In the event of rain the Pow Wow will be held in the pavilion of the Agriculture Center for Education on West Campus.)

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Area Farm-Fresh Produce Offered Up At Fairgrounds

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market has found a new home at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds where the community can support their local farmers and vendors.

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Sweet boating lake, wilderness trail just 50 minutes away

By DENNIS WYATT

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


LIVELY LIVERMORE

Just over the hill awaits wine, shopping, dining & fun

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Knights Ferry News

Easter Sunrise Service was beautiful, clear and bright. The sun rose and shone its light on the faithful that assembled.

March 30, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

The blessings of family ... As with most of you, on Easter we gathered with our families. For most it was a day of bright colorful egg hunts and visits with those we hold dear. For my family the holiday held many blessings. Strong family ties, including friends that care and share those family ties. Although this Easter had some bittersweet moments throughout the day, those family ties were strong and together we enjoyed a truly blessed Easter Day.

March 30, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Slow, Steady Rise Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Charters New State Innovation Group

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently signed a charter establishing the California State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), which will serve as a forum for advocating and overseeing the rapid deployment of innovations in the transportation sector.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Voucher Program Plans Stop In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be offering vouchers at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Transportation Commission Appoints Executive Director

Chair Bob Alvarado has announced the appointment of Susan Bransen as Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission, effective April 1, 2016.

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs


Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Ag Day Provides Info, Insight For Students

From learning the products of California to getting a chance for an up close look at some farm animals, the students at Valley Home School (kindergarten through eighth grade) were busy all day Thursday, with presentations from two different groups of FFA students.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Teacher Fair Upcoming In Neighboring Modesto

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2016 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 30 at www.edjoin.org. Admission is free. (Candidates who do not pre-register will be admitted into the fair at 10 a.m.)

March 30, 2016 | | Education


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Oakdale Varsity Girls Swim Away With Win

The Oakdale Aquatic Center welcomed Sierra to town on Tuesday, April 5 in a Valley Oak League showdown. Oakdale's varsity girls dominated the visitors ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Drops Two Of Three

The varsity girls soccer team's high-powered offense seemed to run out of gas this past week. Oakdale played three games and failed to score ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Proposed Management Plan Unveiled For New Melones

The State Water Resources Control Board held a workshop April 5 in Sacramento on the 2016 operations plan for the Stanislaus River, which includes a ...

April 13, 2016 | | Government


Springtime Hunting And Spear Guns

Bow Hunting for Spring Turkeys?

April 13, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


OHS Girls Basketball Coaches Offer Clinics

Coaches from all three Oakdale High School girls' basketball levels have joined together to help out the younger kids in Oakdale who are interested in ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador. Lake Amador is the place that I used to dream about when I was ...

April 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Executive Director Appointed For State’s Fire Safe Council

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has announced the appointment of Ruben Grijalva to the position of Executive Director, effective April 15.

April 13, 2016 | | Government


On Patrol

April 13, 2016 | | 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 ...

April 13, 2016 | | Crime


Public Safety Dispatchers In Spotlight This Week

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women who serve as call-takers and dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16 ...

April 13, 2016 | | Government


MJC Schedules April 14 Screening Of “The Burden”

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "The Burden" on Thursday, April 14 at 7 ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


Spring Art Show Set, Artist Of Month Tapped

Wanda Hendrickson was awarded Artist of the Month for Oak Valley Art Society with her oil painting of horses on a black plate.

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


NOAA Administrator Lauds Pacific Fishery Council Work

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), visited the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting in Vancouver, Washington on ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


ALBERT JOHN ROEN III

ALBERT JOHN ROEN III

April 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


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