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Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that customers suffer from outages caused by unsecured metallic balloons drifting into power lines. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers as they celebrate their sweethearts to make sure balloons are always tied to a weight – as required by California law – and to never release them outdoors.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment employees, who work every day on fleet automobiles and equipment, channeled their passion refurbishing old cars into restored classics.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Modesto Nuts Announce Silver Sluggers Program

The Modesto Nuts have joined forces with The Park at Modesto to introduce the Silver Sluggers Program for the 2018 season. This program allows fans ages 55 and older to hold membership which will provide admission to all Wednesday Modesto Nuts home games throughout the 2018 season.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Yosemite Conservancy Offers Park Volunteer Opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural and educational activities.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Business Outlook Study Presented Through UOP

The California economy continues to perform well and should maintain strong growth despite an uncertain policy environment and financial market volatility according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The recent tax cut and spending deal in Washington provide federal fiscal stimulus that will provide a modest boost to growth in 2018 and 2019, but create long-term challenges and add considerable risk and uncertainty to the forecast for 2020 and beyond.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Two Denham Bills Signed Into Law

Action on Friday, Feb. 9 saw the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which sets discretionary spending levels and funds the government though March 23. Included in the bill were key provisions originally introduced by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham to help increase access to healthcare in the Valley and encourage mitigation for wildfires and other natural disasters.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Wine By The Bottle At Stockton Arena

Wine aficionados or even those that just savor the occasional glass will be pleased to know that there is a new area at the Stockton Arena called the Ironstone Vineyards Wine Cave. This is not an actual cave but is true to the Ironstone brand that is known to have a few wine caves at their winery in Murphys. Not only is this a cozy place for those that may indulge in some wine to enjoy with an event at the Arena, but perhaps for those that would like to peruse through the options. For the first time the Arena ...

February 14, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Fire Board Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board on Thursday, Feb. 8 set for 6 p.m. at the Station 26 meeting room, 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank has been cancelled.

February 08, 2018 | | Local News

Artwork Sought For Show

An Art Show, sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Valley Art Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center at 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Oakdale Lions Club Don Osborne Memorial Run was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 3. Here, dad Alex McKeon and daughter Eliza hold hands as they approach the finish line during the one-mile run. Capturing the moment with her cell phone is wife and mom Lia McKeon. The annual run was hosted under picture perfect conditions with sunny skies and a light breeze, plus plenty of runners lining up for both the one-mile and the 5k competitions.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


The 2018 Winter Homecoming royalty named at the Oakdale High School basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2 included, from left: Prince Jude Krick, King Wyatt Waterworth, Queen Chloe Liekhus and Princess Jordyn Elting.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News

Care Packages Sent To Military Overseas

American Veterans First (AVF) recently shipped out another 81 packages that will go to men and women serving our country overseas. AVF Founder Duke Cooper of Oakdale expressed how important it is to send care packages to military men and women, with the packages serving to brighten their day, as receiving something from home typically lifts their spirits. The ability for the AVF organization to ship the care packages came through the generosity from community members throughout the 209, Cooper noted. The group of volunteers raised funds throughout the holidays.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News

Rotary Clubs Planning Law Enforcement Day

The two Oakdale Rotary clubs – Oakdale Noontime Rotary and Oakdale Sunrise Rotary – are joining forces to plan and put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Fire Protection District Board Meeting Scheduled

A meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Station 26 meeting room, 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News

New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Round Up Winning Artwork For Rodeo

In less than three weeks the rumblings and rambling of rodeo week will once again take over the town of Oakdale. As is tradition, events ...

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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