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Enjoying Mosquito-Free Patio Parties This Summer

Outdoor gatherings are a summertime staple for many families and groups of friends for whom summer simply would not be complete without backyard barbecues or lazy evenings on the patio. While outdoor party hosts often invite as many friends and family members as possible to such gatherings, they also can count on some uninvited and particularly bothersome guests: mosquitoes.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Swimming Is More Than Just Recreational Activity

Many people view swimming as a purely recreational activity, but the health benefits of swimming should not be overlooked.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected In County

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture are conducting an extensive survey program in response to the detection of one Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in a lemon tree on a residential property within the City of Modesto in Stanislaus County. This is the fourth detection of ACP in the County, two psyllids were found in Turlock in October 2015 and a single psyllid was found in Oakdale in December 2015.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Help Plants Survive Sizzling Summer Heat

Many people consider summer the most enjoyable time of year, as the summer sun and warm breezes make the season perfect for rest and relaxation. But the months of July and August, characterized by rising temperatures in the Central Valley, can be tough to endure as well.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Chaka Khan Cancels July Tour Appearances

Fair officials have been notified that Chaka Khan has cancelled her show at the Stanislaus County Fair which was set for tonight, Wednesday, July 13. It was announced on Feb. 4 that she was set to perform.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Commission Gathers To Elect Officers

Election of Officers and a special presentation: Teens In Justice – Panel discussion is scheduled at the next meeting of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Traffic Sees Gas Price Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/gallon Sunday, July 10 according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.23/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


City Preps For 2016 National Night Out

National Night Out will be observed on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2 this year in Oakdale and across the country.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


TIME TO GIVE

The Delta Blood Bank Bloodmobile out of Stockton made the trip to Oakdale on Saturday, July 9 and set up shop for a few hours at the National Guard Armory on South Yosemite Avenue. Registrar Kim Huynh, left, gets donor Specialist Durwinder Singh of Modesto signed in and provides information about the blood donation while others wait their turn in the background. On the actual bloodmobile itself, Oakdale resident Jan Ballard smiles as she prepares to donate a unit of blood, with Delta's Sarah Fountain prepping her for the procedure. Officials said most of the donors came from the ...

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Creativity, Magic, Olympics Take Stage At Local Library

LEGO Days will be held on Thursdays, July 14 and 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., and the finished LEGO creations will be displayed at the library. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to participate, however they must have direct parental supervision at all times.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Summer Theater Workshops

Annette Hutton is passionate about her life's work. With the help of her husband Richard and a small team of fellow visionaries, the Hutton's are hosting their Youth Theater Workshops for the 18th season. Many area youth have taken advantage of the opportunity for hands-on learning and stage production experience this summer.

July 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


FUN AT THE FAIR

From regularly scheduled pig races to the high-diving Pirate-themed thrill show, at side, there will be plenty to see and do this week at the Stanislaus County Fair. Along with these activities, there are the midway rides and games, food, beverages, music and more. The fair runs through Sunday, July 17 at the fairgrounds in Turlock. Danielle Veenstra of the Modesto-based Almond Board of California informs fair visitors of the connection between bees and almonds, pointing out the major impact the almond industry has on the region.

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Business Yields Wide-Ranging Global Impact

Justin Ribeiro began coding at the age of seven.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Of Commerce Summer Concerts Begin

Temperatures will be close to the century mark on Friday, but Oakdale Chamber Commerce will nonetheless start its annual summer series, Concerts in the Park.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


City Initiates New Police Chief Search

With the upcoming July 30 retirement of Chief Lester Jenkins, the City of Oakdale took steps to recruit a new police chief with its announcement for the position this past Thursday, July 7. Former Modesto Police Chief Michael Harden is currently serving as interim police chief and will assist in the recruitment while the city searches for someone to lead the 23-sworn member department.

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Ceres Police Officer Crashes In Oakdale

A Ceres Police Officer driving in Oakdale on his way to work in a marked K-9 unit was involved in a solo-vehicle crash with a ...

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Parole Denied In 1993 Kidnap Case

A man convicted in 1994 for a series of kidnappings and attempted sexual assaults in Oakdale from 1993 was denied parole on Aug. 18 after ...

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School District’s Mutoza Turns In Locksmith Keys

Mark Mutoza has witnessed a lot of change during his tenure with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Church Hosts Event

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


New Transportation Funding Benefits Regional Projects

Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


TOE TAPPIN’ TIME

The music of Remedy filled the air on Friday night, as the Concerts in the Park series continued at Oakdale's Dorada Park, offered through ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Foothill Horizons Hosts September Open House

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Sonora site ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Countywide Transit System Implements Service Changes

Stanislaus County's Public Works Transit Division, which manages the Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), has just implemented service changes on bus routes throughout Stanislaus County ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Council Seeks To Bypass Election

With only the incumbents seeking reelection to two city council seats and the city clerk's office, and with no one opposing them on the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Final Stretch Looms For Local Shoe Drive

Joe and Jennifer Brown are doing their best to make a difference in the life of those in need.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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