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Mustang swimmer Jackson Metcalfe dives into the pool at the Downey Invitational this past weekend, as the Oakdale High School swim team got their competitive season underway.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Rodeo Parade Changes

The annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade is scheduled on the second Saturday in April each year, just before the formal start of the PRCA/Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo on Saturday afternoon. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, April 8 and entries are now being sought for the event.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Drama Club Stages Comedy ‘Clue’

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a lead pipe? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Mr. Green in the hall with the revolver? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Killed In River Road Crash

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March 1 marks the beginning of the 20th annual Smiles For Life Campaign.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at Modesto Junior College (West Campus Science Center). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with the Awards Ceremony at 4:45 p.m. held inside the Agriculture Pavilion; students from Oakdale and Riverbank will be among the competitors. More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in the day-long event. The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You may drop off books to donate for the sale at the Oakdale Library on South First Avenue or call for book pick up at 209-845-2895. The sale itself is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, March 7, 8 and 9 at the Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.; hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to get some great bargains ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


CLASS PROJECT

Members of the OHS Leadership Class collected books all this week for kindergarten through sixth grade students. These books will be distributed next week among the four elementary schools in Oakdale.

March 01, 2017 | | Education


Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be holding an Adoption Event at Petco this Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open your home and your heart to these lovable companions that need homes and meet your new best friend at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday.

March 01, 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 a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

March 01, 2017 | | Crime


Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First

By MARG JACKSON

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Tennis Team Falls Short Against Visiting Orestimba

Taking the court for their first action of the season, Escalon's tennis team took a 7-2 loss to Orestimba on Friday, Feb. 24.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Denham’s Office Slates District Visit In Oakdale

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2017. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to get help with specific casework or ask questions.

March 01, 2017 | | Government


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RAFTING SEASON NEARS Many California rivers are ready in April

By CARL ORDAWAY

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


ALL ABOARD! Dining while riding rails of the Sierra

By DENNIS WYATT

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Medical Care Answers For America

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

March 21, 2017 | | Local Columns


Complaint: File Or Not?

Having practiced pharmacy for many years, I often find myself talking to people about their Medicare prescription drug, or Part D, plans.

March 21, 2017 | | Local Columns


Follow These Planting Guidelines For Arbor Day

Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their ...

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Rolling Stones Tribute Act Performs In Newman

Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones will perform at the West Side Theatre in Newman on Saturday, April 1.

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Avoid Aches And Pains, Enjoy Gardening More

People who have not spent much time in a garden may not consider this rewarding hobby much of a threat to their health. But as ...

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Soroptimists Of Twain Harte Offer Gourmet Food, Wine

Sip wine and enjoy gourmet food under the canopy of mountain skies in downtown Twain Harte at Soroptimist International of Twain Harte's 21st annual ...

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Rodeo Dance In La Grange

The La Grange Rodeo Dance will be this Saturday, March 25 at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd. in downtown La Grange.

March 21, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Oakdale Man Booked On Child Pornography Counts

Oakdale Police Detectives arrested Michael Bidwell, a 60-year-old resident of Oakdale, Thursday morning, March 16, related to a child pornography investigation.

March 17, 2017 | | Local News


Sun Shines Bright On SOS Fun Run

As if made to order, the sun was out shining on close to 275 runners/walkers on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Support Oakdale Schools ...

March 15, 2017 | | Education


OID Director Boundaries May See Adjustments

A proposal to adjust the boundaries of the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors' Divisions will be reviewed next week.

March 15, 2017 | | Government


Chamber Home Show, Saturday Chili Cook Off

It will be a busy couple of days at the city's Gene Bianchi Community Center, with the annual Oakdale Home Show sponsored by the ...

March 15, 2017 | | Local News


Ceja Takes Title As Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Woman

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was held Saturday, March 11, at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High ...

March 15, 2017 | | Local News


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