In an effort to help veterans maximize their broad skill set off the battlefield, and navigate the tricky field of startups and entrepreneurial opportunities, Congressman Jerry McNerney recently introduced the Strengthening Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training to Unleash the Potential of Veterans (STARTUP Vets) Act of 2016. This legislation would connect veterans aspiring to become business owners with technical and financial resources via incubators and accelerators that commit to creating more veteran-owned and operated businesses.
Nine area Civil Air Patrol members – including one Oakdale – recently completed the 2016 California Wing Encampment, held June 24 through July 1 at Camp San Luis Obispo. Cadets that attended were: Elizabeth Benavente, 13, of Modesto, Nicholas Desomma, 13, of Turlock, Gino Estrella, 13, of Modesto, AnneMarie Fiori, 14, of Modesto, Nicholas Hahn, 15, of Hughson, Lucas Hardy, 13, of Oakdale, Zoe Hines, 14, of Modesto, Austin Kuesthardt, 15, of Modesto, and Domenica Spaner, 17, of Tracy. Hosted by the California Wing, more than 200 cadets and staff came from all across California.
July 20, 2016|
JON DOMKE - CAP Public Affairs Officer
Lead singer and guitarist for Live Again, Alex Lucero, was on stage with his bandmates at multiple locations this weekend, kicking off a trio of appearances for the first of the season Concerts in the Park at Oakdale's Dorada Park, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Estimates were that between 500 and 600 people jammed in to the park to enjoy the show, with the smooth rock band getting the weekly Friday night events started off on a good note. Live Again also performed Saturday at the Escalon Park Fete and played at the Oakdale Sports Bar to ...
Oakdale's VFW Post is gearing up for the next of its monthly hamburger night fundraisers, with Wednesday, Aug. 3 the date for the next event. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m., at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds clubhouse.
The Gene Bianchi Community Center will be the site for a special fundraising dinner dance and auction on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Oakdale K9 Association, which supports the two Oakdale Police Department K9 units, Chevy and Cruze.
Delfa Wolaver unloads some freshly picked produce for the weekly Oakdale Farmers Market, which is offered every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. along North Third Avenue. Along with the fresh, in season fruits and vegetables, there is entertainment, food and beverage booths and some vendors also bring out their wares for the market, a summer staple for the city.
In an ongoing effort to monitor and improve the services provided by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Department is inviting the public to participate in a brief, online community service survey. Using the survey results, the CHP will be able to address the public's concerns, develop solutions to potential problems, and better serve the needs of the community.
Abandoned wastewater ponds near the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant could soon be lined with solar panels, providing the City of Oakdale with substantial savings in its energy costs. This, after the city council approved an action Monday night, July 18 to explore a deal with Borrego Solar Systems of Oakland.