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Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting

Oakdale Police responded to a late night shooting on Thursday, March 22 in the 200 block of West North Street.

March 23, 2018 | | Local News


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


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State’s Trout Management Efforts Under Review

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of ...

April 11, 2018 | | Government


Twain Harte Dog Parade

If you love dogs, you might want to bring your pooch to the Twain Harte Dog Parade on Saturday, April 28. It's a dog ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Weight Loss Group Open To Community

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy Birthday "Month" To Valley Home students Emma Wucherer and Cody Soares. Both Emma and Cody are excellent students! Cody is a sixth grader and ...

April 11, 2018 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Once again, the weather was a factor in the town events but only for a short time. The rain poured in the early morning hours ...

April 11, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News


Transient Man Found Deceased

Oakdale police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male early Monday morning and found the subject to be deceased.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Voucher Awards Program Designed To Aid Veterans

In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Riverbank Mayor Featured In Thank-A-Vet Video

A new 'Thank-a-Vet Thursday' (#TVT) video released through the office of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham features Riverbank Mayor Richard O'Brien, a U.S ...

April 11, 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 ...

April 11, 2018 | | Crime


Five Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It's also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Letters To The Editor

Embrace Our Rodeo Tradition

April 11, 2018 | | From Our Readers


Natural Alternatives Offers Free Seminar

Mark the calendar for Thursday, April 19 and plan to attend a free health seminar, being staged at Natural Alternatives, 1455 E. G St., Oakdale.

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Led Zepplin II performed by Classics Albums Live April 21

LIVERMORE – One of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" will come to life on the Bankhead Theater stage when "Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin ...

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Solitude awaits at Henry Coe State Park

By DENNIS WYATT

April 10, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Socialization Is A Must For Dogs

DEAR DIDI: We have a 13 month old Shih Tzu with biting issues. Seems like the issue is with hands and feet. Wondering if you ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Columns


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