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Alive In Spirit

On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving, Vickie Thompson spent her time similar to many, as she prepared for a holiday feast. Her kitchen, however, was somewhat different and the number of turkeys being prepped indicated something larger than a 'typical' family meal.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holiday Concerts Offered Throughout Region

"Voices For the King" will be presenting their fifth annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 13. This holiday event will be held in Ripon at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., starting at 7 p.m. The "Voices For the King" group is a Christian men's choral group. The 29-voice group represents nine different local churches, and throughout the year they sing at various church worship services and fundraisers for ministries. All are invited to come and enjoy a night of great music, singing, and fellowship, making this a part of your Christmas celebration. For more information, call ...

December 02, 2014 | | Local News


Olsen, Gray Introduce ADA Reform Legislation

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced their first bills for the 2015-16 Legislative Session on Monday, which seek to curb frivolous lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that businesses in the Central Valley and across California can keep their doors open while they work to comply with access laws.

December 01, 2014 | | Local News


Community Joins In Operation Christmas Child

'Tis the season.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Cowboy Christmas This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this weekend for the community.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Serves Up Thanksgiving

All are invited to join in for fellowship and feasting this Thanksgiving Day, as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its traditional community dinner at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Gas Prices Fall Ahead Of Turkey Day Travel

With the U.S. average price of gasoline at $2.80 as of Monday, Nov. 24, the national average is at its lowest level since December 2010. Especially this week, Americans should be grateful that 80 percent of the nation's gas stations are reporting prices under $3/gallon, compared to just 22 percent at this time in 2013.

November 24, 2014 | | Local News


Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

At least 125 construction jobs and 80 full-time health care positions are at risk if a local developer pulls the pin on an anticipated 110-room assisted living facility for seniors planned for the west side of town. The reason: fees assessed by the city for the project.

November 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

November 20, 2014 | | Local News


Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

In just barely one week, the kitchen area of the Gene Bianchi Community Center will once again be clanking and moving. Twenty one years later, the Spirit of Oakdale community meal is more than an institution; it is a fine oiled machine. On Thursday, Nov. 27 the small army and committee will once again open the doors at 11 a.m. and serve up a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who stops by.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

With the City of Oakdale required to do a self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and develop a formal transition plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Nov. 17 unanimously approved an item for the city to address the changes necessary to implement accessibility in its buildings, parks and public rights-of-way.

November 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

November 17, 2014 | | Local News


Denham Votes For Pipeline Construction

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted with the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, creating 42,100 jobs and moving the country towards greater energy independence.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation

While Central Valley residents are being urged to use water wisely during the drought, a new report shows that residents of Oakdale are coming through in their conservation efforts.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Early Morning Stabbing Behind Quik Stop

Oakdale Police are investigating an early morning stabbing and are on the lookout for possible suspects.

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Host Families Being Sought

Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA), a non-profit high school organization, is currently looking for volunteer Host Families to host incoming students participating in their ...

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October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

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October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Area Gasoline Prices Show Slight Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Draft Rail Plan Supports Amtrak, ACE Expansion

Caltrans has released its Draft 2018 State Rail Plan, which features near-term improvements for the two services managed by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


PARK IN PERIL

With the annual Veterans' Day services fast approaching, one Oakdale resident is concerned about the deterioration she is seeking at Fish Memorial Park in the ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Officials Confirm Dates For 2018 Stanislaus Fair

Stanislaus County Fair officials have confirmed the dates for the 107th Fair in 2018.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Closure Of South Yosemite Sees Major Traffic Impact

City of Oakdale Public Services crews have been out in force the past couple of days getting started on a major improvement project along South ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Four Hopefuls Meet In OID Candidate Forum

Hosted by the League of Women Voters and staged in the Oakdale City Council Chambers, four candidates vying for two Oakdale Irrigation District Division posts ...

October 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


YOUNG ROYALS

Chosen as royalty for the 2017 Oakdale High School Homecoming, Grace Green, left, was named Queen and Alisha Martinho, Princess. The coronation was held during ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Community Reaches Out To Support Fire Victims

It could be said that the community of Oakdale has long arms when it comes to reaching out to help those in need. Known as ...

October 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Homecoming Fun For All Hits Community

From the big wins for the football teams on the gridiron to the annual Powder Puff game and crowning of new royalty, it was a ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Offers Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Oakdale High School Drama students under the direction of drama instructor Bryan Mills plan to stage Disney's Beauty and The Beast. The musical is ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


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