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Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican border, I decided to go across this year, not only to do a little shopping but to also dine at some of their local restaurants. If you've never crossed the border before, the line coming back across to the United States can be several hours long. What I didn't expect to see while waiting in line was a truck trailering a boat. The truck trailering the boat was sent to have a secondary ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Altamont Commuter Train Expands WiFi Services

Starting this month, 2017 WiFi service will be expanded to all passenger cars for all four eastbound trains, and all four westbound trains during weekday commuter service on ACE, the Altamont Commuter Express. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited to one passenger car per trainset. Due to an overwhelming request from passengers to expand this train amenity, all ACE riders will be able to stay connected to family and or work while on their ride to their destination using ACE's extended WiFi service.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


OID Earns Recognition For Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Oakdale Irrigation District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Maximizing Your Gym Workout And Membership

Ringing in the new year might be about toasting to good fortune and reminiscing with family and friends. But for many people, New Year's Eve also may be spent thinking about New Year's resolutions, many of which may focus on getting healthy and fit in the year ahead.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


2017 Brings Changes For Tobacco Business

Sellers of electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and other related products, as of the first of the year, are now required to obtain a Cigarette and Tobacco Products Retailer's License from the California State Board of Equalization. On May 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 5 and Assembly Bill No. 11, requiring electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) be regulated the same as other tobacco products and establishing an annual licensing fee of $265 per location on retailers selling tobacco products.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Local Traffic Advisory

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alternately closing the #1 (left) and #2 (right) lanes on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from the Merced/Stanislaus County line to the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line for paving operations. Due to the New Year's Holiday, there was no scheduled road work on Sunday, Jan. 1 or Monday, Jan. 2.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Tax Volunteers Sought

With tax time fast approaching, there is still time to become a Tax-Aide volunteer.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a highly recognized high school exchange program, is seeking volunteer local host families for International high school students, ages 15 to 18 years of age who are coming to this area for the 2017-2018 school year or semester. These personable and academically select students are conversant in English, bright, curious, and anxious to learn about the country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Show At Delicato

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


New Year Sees Higher Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Customer Storm Safety Tips Offered

With weather forecasters calling for plenty of rain over the next week, officials at Pacific Gas & Electric are issuing some storm safety tips.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Wonderland Business Enjoys Dual City Success

The magic and wonder of Oakdale in Wonderland has branched out to a second location.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

At the Oakdale Annual Awards Banquet each year the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service, Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. The purpose is to honor individuals, organizations and businesses who have worked unselfishly to improve our Oakdale community and help others.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Vouchers, Pet Adoptions Available Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting an adoption event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan 7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with adoptable pets from the Oakdale Animal Shelter.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Anniversary Celebration At First Baptist

First Missionary Baptist church will be celebrating 70 years in Oakdale with a special event on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


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Just Another Day In The Newsroom

How do you explain the inner workings of a small weekly newspaper to a student who can ask Google anything and get the answer in ...

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


New Group Of Mustangs Get Down To Business

The future looks promising for students of Oakdale High School's Future Business Leaders of America as they recently competed in the FBLA Leadership Competition ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Cheer Takes Turn In Spotlight

Oakdale as a community has had many accomplishments in sports over the years. Just this past winter the Oakdale High School football team claimed the ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Violent Storm System Impacts Roads, Homes

Tree limbs came crashing down, power outages were reported, fences were damaged … the latest storm system to blow through the region left quite a mess ...

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Artists Display Talents At Local Event

Valley art enthusiasts were treated to a break from bad weather over the weekend, as Valley Art Association hosted its Annual 'Fall Carriage Art Show.'

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Tune In And Tune Up Event Slated Saturday

Free smog repairs are possible for those attending the Saturday, Feb. 25 Car Clean-Up Event in Stockton, with $500 vouchers available for repairs.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Focus On Safety For Night Driving

Though fewer cars are on the road at night than during the daytime, driving at night is still dangerous. In fact, the National Safety Council ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Modesto Junior College Presents Screening Of Resilience Documentary

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film 'Resilience' on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Skinnovations Establishes Business Presence In Oakdale

Thirty minute commutes are now a thing of the past for Nikki Chiverrell. Chiverrell, a Licensed Cosmetology Esthetician (LCE), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Holistic ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Square Dance Workshop Set

Calling all square dancers: Even if you haven't danced in some time, all are welcome to come and visit the Skirts 'n Flirts group ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Program Honors Students Succeeding Despite Challenges

For the 12th consecutive year, the Stanislaus Association of School Administrators (ACSA) Charter, along with the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Mocse Credit Union ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community-Supported Ag Day Highlights Resolutions

If your New Year's resolutions about healthy eating are already in the rearview mirror, you're not alone, but you still have time to ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Schedules Specialized Programs For Dementia Support

A Virtual Dementia Tour and an Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting are both planned on a regular basis at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

College Recital

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Recognition Program Honors UPS Drivers For Safety

UPS, United Parcel Service, recently announced that 172 elite drivers from California are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


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