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State Duck Stamp Dollars Support Waterfowl Population

It might seem incongruous for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund a habitat restoration project located somewhere outside of California. Yet ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Fishing Report

Recently I was both humbled and honored to be invited to fish a local tournament with someone that I introduced to the sport of bass ...

October 26, 2016 | Jason Ballardo | Local Sports

25th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion Is Bartone’s Last Hurrah

In what has been announced as his final year competing in the NHRA Heritage Series Top Fuel category, Tony Bartone closed out the season with ...

October 26, 2016 | Mike Burghardt | SPORTS

State Gas Price Falls Faster Than Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Wildlife Activities Scheduled At Various Spots In November

Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12, plan to make time to enjoy the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Fall Art Show Winners Announced By Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, which includes residents from Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond, hosted its Fall Art Show on Oct. 15 and ...

October 26, 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 ...

October 26, 2016 | | Crime

Red Ribbon Observance Urged By Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Substitute Teacher Sentenced To 180-Day Term

An Oakdale substitute teacher, arrested in 2013, was sentenced on Monday, Oct. 17, to 180 days in jail by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge.

October 26, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Halftime Honors 1996 Champs And Troops

A larger than usual crowd flocked to The Corral this past Friday night. Not only did the fans witness a varsity Mustangs 39-14 home win ...

October 26, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Junior High Rams Ready For Red Ribbon Week

Oakdale schools are in the midst of observing Red Ribbon Week and the junior high had its kickoff celebration on Monday. Here are a few ...

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The City of Oakdale has once again partnered with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale for the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival. The event will be held ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Young Coyotes Support Troops

Approximately 80 Sierra View first graders gathered in the Coyote Café this past Friday, as participants in Operation Gratitude, sponsored by BJ's Restaurants.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Dickens Brothers Spotlight The ‘Mustang Way’ Of Life

It began as a simple idea. An idea described by Oakdale High School Class of 2013 alum Eriksen Dickens as a "hype video" highlighting Oakdale ...

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Soccer League Grapples With Charity Status Loss

After the scandal of one of its volunteers getting arrested on suspicion of embezzlement earlier this year, the Oakdale Youth Soccer League faces another financial ...

October 26, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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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.

September 14, 2016 | | Crime

Vanderheiden Is Named OPD’s Newest Sergeant

With recent retirements and new hires, the Oakdale Police Department continues to fill its upper ranks with the recent promotion of veteran patrol officer Gary Vanderheiden to the rank of sergeant within the department.

September 14, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department reported that on Saturday, Sept. 10, sheriff's deputies arrested an Oakdale man in connection to a pair of campsite burglaries that occurred over the weekend.

September 14, 2016 | | Crime

MJC Presentation Focuses On Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer the presentation "Mountain lions and bighorn sheep: risks, rewards, or range abandonment?" by Jeff Villepique, Ph.D., a wildlife biologist with California Fish & Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region. The free event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on Modesto Junior College's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

CHP Schedules Brake Safety Week Activities

For the safety of everyone traveling on California roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is focusing on brake inspections and education for commercial vehicles during Brake Safety Week, Sept. 11-17, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Astoria Senior Living resident Donna Wilkens recently checked a box on her bucket list. The 88-year-old took a first time motorcycle ride with a friend to Knights Ferry for lunch at the River's Edge. She also shared that she thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to do it again.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

Making The Most Of It

I'm getting older.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Offer A School Lunch That Kids Will Devour

Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale FFA Members Continue To Shine

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America was acknowledged for its past few months of accomplishments by the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board on Monday night.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

Set aside some time this evening, Sept. 14, and join in with The Good Time Accordion Club, having its second Wednesday of the month musical and social gathering at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave. Admission is $5 at the door; meetings are at 7 p.m. and the rest of the club's meetings for 2016 are scheduled on Wednesdays, Oct. 12; Nov. l9 and Dec. 14. Accordion players of all ages and levels are welcome, in addition to listening enthusiasts. The club also accepts donated accordions. For more information, contact Gayle Certini at 209-526-3627.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

Put Fall Improvement Projects On ‘To-Do’ List

Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect their real estate investments should try to stay two steps ahead to ensure their homes do not succumb to the elements or become outdated and unappealing to prospective buyers.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch will host A Taste of Stanislaus County for its upcoming Farm to Table dinner. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Stanislaus Grown Project and a raffle will be conducted with proceeds benefitting the Oakdale Farmers Market. Tickets are available from Bloomingcamp Ranch online at

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of her art work. The Fair Oaks sixth grader submitted the winning art piece, right, for this year's Oakdale Elementary School Jog-a-thon T-shirts. Kick-offs for the Oct. 14 event were hosted at elementary schools this past week and students will now be seeking sponsorships. Kenadee's art will grace over 2500 shirts worn throughout the district.

September 14, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson, Secretary; Jennifer Blanco, Rally Commissioner; Kate Wessling, Rally Commissioner; Mason Sekona, Public Relations and JJ Novotny, Sergeant at Arms.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education

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