Lego Day is now a monthly program at the Oakdale Library thanks to a generous donation from the Oakdale Rotary Club and the Friends of the Oakdale Library.
December 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Oakdale Junior High was recognized earlier this month by Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Board of Supervisors for its Red Ribbon Week decorating efforts. The school was awarded First Place in the Middle School/Junior High Division. A total of 30 schools from the varying grade level categories participated.
December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education
Oakdale High School senior Logan Eaton was called to the office last week to take a phone call he will not soon forget. Eaton was one of 16 Central Valley high school seniors to receive a phone call from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). The nature of the phone call was to inform the senior he was one of the nominees named for the United States Naval Academy.
December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News
As the city recovers financially, along with the recent passage of Measure Y – the continuation of the half-cent sales tax – Oakdale city officials moved to bolster the ranks of its condensed police force by adding two police officer positions to the department.
December 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Keeping the game close early, Oakdale's varsity football Mustangs finally ran out of steam and couldn't hold off an undefeated Clayton Valley Charter School squad, falling 28-7 in the CIF NorCal Regional Division II championship game on Saturday.
December 17, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports
Double digit honors for the Oakdale football team, with the recent announcement of Valley Oak League gridiron selections. The announcement was made just a couple of days after the Mustangs claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III football title with a 27-23 win over Inderkum.
December 17, 2014 | | Local Sports
The best thing about rain this time of the year is that it knocks down the fog. The worst thing about it of course is staying dry. When it comes to purchasing rain gear, you get what you pay for. The least expensive gear might hold up for a trip or two but it's definitely not going to be comfortable. Years ago, I purchased a top of the line rain suit that still provides me comfort and dryness to this day. This morning I was awoken to the sound of rain beating down on ground. As always when seeing ...
December 17, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports
Much has been said and covered by the news media in regard to the recent decisions from a St. Louis County and New York grand juries not to indict police officers in the separate deaths of two subjects by the police officers involved.
December 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Charles Wong, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Charlie Mynatt, Cathy Murray, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Rob Hoyer, Reba Morgan, Don Diltz, Larry Hayes, Jackson Ault, Joshua Maceira, Linda Morris and David Kouassi.
December 17, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News
Star power ... Our entire family gathered around the T.V. eagerly waiting for "Toy Story that Time Forgot," to begin! Grandson Cody had just given us the big news! His good friend R.C. Cope was the voice of "Mason" or the "video game playing kid" in the show. We were all so excited to have the opportunity to enjoy R.C. on the big screen! The show was just a few minutes from airtime, we scrabbled to get our popcorn and get settled in, we did not want to miss a single second. Sure enough "Toy Story that Time ...
December 17, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News
My mother hails from a large family. Twelve children large to be precise. A five boys and seven girls journey which began for my grandparents in their teens with the last being born when my grandmother was in her early forties. My mother is the youngest of the girls and second youngest of the 12.
December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings
December 23, 1928 – December 7, 2014
December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries
A mid-morning stop by police of a suspicious person followed with some additional investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakdale resident for possessing stolen property from an earlier theft from Medlen's House of Beef.
December 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
December 15, 2014 | | Local News
Police are investigating an early morning Dec. 10 shooting they believe is a continuation of an earlier assault from Quik Stop Market.
December 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
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