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State Fire Officials Remain On Alert

While recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires in some areas of the State, CAL FIRE continues to have extra firefighter staffing statewide and remains at peak fire season in Central and Southern California. Last week alone CAL FIRE crews responded to nearly 50 new wildfires. Even as CAL FIRE transitions out of peak fire season in Northern California and into its winter preparedness mode, fire officials are still asking residents statewide to be cautious outdoors as 'One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire.'

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Veterans Honored For Service

Veterans Appreciation Day ceremonies were held at the Veterans Monument in William A. Fish Veterans Park on Wednesday, Nov 11 by the local VFW Post 2922. The day of remembrance and appreciation of veterans included speakers, quilt presentations, an official Flag Retirement ceremony by the Boy Scouts and an 'open mic' session.

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


FESTIVAL FUN

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures were the perfect fit to offer up the annual Salmon Festival, put on at the Army Corps of Engineers Park in Knights Ferry. Youngsters take part in one of the many craft activities, making colorful prints of salmon. Lions Club member Ralph Barajas serves up some barbecued salmon for hungry diners while the salmon mascot gathers some kids in for a hug. Many people also took the opportunity to search for the salmon making their way up the Stanislaus River, returning for the spawn.

November 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


“Ineffective” Homeless Meeting Causes Business Owners To Meet

"If you build it, they will come."

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Homeless Dialogue Dominates Meeting

Once again community interests of Oakdale's homeless and its associated problems were brought up to the city council resulting in the majority of the Monday, Nov. 16 meeting spent discussing the issues and the city's response. Included in the talk were some surprising figures on the amount of time officers spend with a select group of individuals.

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Distinguished Young Women Applicants Sought

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2017 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held Feb. 13, 2016 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News


“Autumn Broadway Blast” Debuts On Stage Sunday

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company will stage its first-ever production of "Autumn Broadway Blast," a Broadway music review in a coffeehouse type setting with desserts and warm drinks served. A special project of the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, a limited number of tickets ($7-$10) are available at www.showtix4u.com. The event is scheduled for this Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Mildred Perkins Multipurpose Room, 3920 Bluebird Drive, Modesto.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Soroptimists Offer Pair Of Scholarship Programs

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Scholarship Award and Live Your Dream Award.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Transportation Bill Moving Forward Through Congress

Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted for passage of a six-year highway bill to reauthorize the nation's crucial infrastructure and surface transportation programs.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Refurbished Play Park Re-Opens To New Name

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Oakdale Children's Play Park re-opened with a ribbon cutting and new name: The Alex and Emma Play Park.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Saturday Salmon Fest Slated In Knights Ferry

Now that it's November, the view from the Knights Ferry Bridge is sure to include Chinook salmon during the peak of their migration. To celebrate the salmon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, FISHBIO, and other local partners come together to put on the annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. The sixth annual event will be held in Knights Ferry at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stanislaus River Park on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

November 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Prepares For 22nd Year Of Giving

It's that time of year again and the Spirit of Oakdale Committee is once again gearing up for its annual Oakdale Thanksgiving Dinner so no one in the city can go hungry that day. This will be the 22nd year for the event.

November 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Dump Site Cleanup Adds $80K To Park Project

Environmental concerns by a state agency over the safety of a former dump site has caused the City of Oakdale to spend an unexpected $80,000 from its General Fund for environmental cleanup efforts before it can proceed with a grant-financed river trail.

November 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Holiday Boutiques Usher In November

The first Saturday of November heralded the arrival of the holiday shopping season with a couple of festive boutiques. The annual St. Mary' Catholic Church Craft Fair drew plenty of shoppers and diners both Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast and lunch available. Not far away, the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene played host to another craft fair, with tables set up outside and indoors. Food was also available for purchase there.

November 11, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Challengers Take OID Board Posts

With each taking 60 percent of the votes cast, the challengers to the Oakdale Irrigation District Board positions for Divisions 1 and 4 have defeated two longtime incumbents.

November 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Technology Night

On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cloverland Elementary School will host a Parent Technology Night. Parents will be ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Relay Fundraiser Set

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


LIONS SPEECH CONTEST

Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


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