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Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Riise


January 31, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Oakdale Mustangs Set Sights On Reclaiming Aca Dec Title

It's a new day and a bit of a new beginning for Oakdale High's 2018 Academic Decathlon Team. For the first time in 17 years the team will approach the 38th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon minus the pressure of "the streak." A 16-year long winning streak came to an end in 2017 when the team was defeated by the Hughson Huskies.

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Don Osborne Memorial Run Slated For Saturday

With both a 5k and a one-mile run/walk event, the Oakdale Lions Club is presenting its annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Homecoming Candidates Selected At Oakdale High School

This week is being observed as the Winter Homecoming at Oakdale High School, with special dress up days and fun activities leading up to Friday night's Homecoming basketball contest. The Mustangs will host Lathrop, looking for a Valley Oak League win. The new royals will also be crowned as part of the evening's festivities.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Hispanic Chamber Honors Community Hospice Organization

Community Hospice was named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's Annual Installation and Awards Dinner earlier this month.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Ultra Violet Light To Battle Aliens

Aliens are among us and they have invaded our waterways. Not aliens from outer space but aquatic invasive weeds, specifically Eurasian watermilfoil, which have been introduced into our lakes and other waterways by boats, trailers, aquariums and other means. But, a local company, Inventive Resources Inc., is working to eradicate these pests.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Spring Science Series Features FishBio Program

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium continues on Jan. 31 with the program "From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish" by Erin Loury, a fish biologist at FishBio, Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Conservation.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Leadership Academy Hosts Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 2 for Media Day. Students will learn what media is from a local business, Never Boring Design, as well as the dangers of social media from the Modesto Police Department. The day will conclude with information about Digital Citizenship and The Art of Messaging.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Pet Vouchers Offered At Riverbank Petco

Several pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter have been going to out of state rescues so there have not been as many adoptable dogs as they have had in the past. The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance may have pets available for adoption at the Petco on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; however, whether or not they get adopted prior to the event, volunteers will have pet vouchers on hand at Petco.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Webb Honored For Service On Irrigation District Board

After 32 years of service on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors, Board member Steven A. Webb decided to step down and did not seek re‐ election this past November. He termed out in December, noting that after so much time of giving to OID, he finally decided to devote time to his family's needs and to being a grandparent.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

No Change In Area Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.99/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Modesto Nuts Win Small Business Award

The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through February.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Art Show

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


A brief rainstorm, followed by sunny skies, produced a double rainbow over Oakdale around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 with residents treated to the colorful show. Weather service forecasters indicated rainfall should end by 7 p.m. Thursday with just a few hundredths of an inch falling in scattered showers throughout the region.

January 25, 2018 | | 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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