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Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters' summer vacations.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Getting An Early Start On Spring

As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as you wait for the ground to thaw so you can start planting. A good green thumb knows early starts in the garden or yard ensure lush, healthy plants, especially if you're planting trees.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


UOP Research Study Predicts Continued California Recovery

The California economy will maintain steady growth according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. California is experiencing substantially faster job growth than the rest of the U.S., and the State's economy is expected to maintain steady 3 percent growth for the next several years even as the pace of job growth slows from 3 percent to a still solid 2 percent in 2016. After 2016, job growth is forecast to remain positive but slowly decelerate towards 1 percent as the unemployment rate stabilizes around a 5 ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Tree Mortality Focus Of Area Grant Awards

With massive tree mortality across California, CAL FIRE announced Monday it has awarded 19 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants in six counties that have been greatly affected by tree mortality. Over $1.7 million was approved for local projects focused on the removal of dead and dying trees in order to reduce the wildfire threat around homes within the counties of Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare and Tuolumne.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Area Gas Prices Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.80/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


American Pickers To Film In California

California is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series American Pickers throughout California, including the Central Valley region. Filming is scheduled for early March.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Several Californians Named To Air Quality Task Force

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the selection of its members for the 2016-2018 term on Monday, Feb. 1. The task force is composed of representatives from agriculture, industry, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other agricultural and environmental experts.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Nemmers Named As New Oak Valley Ag Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jim Nemmers has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Agricultural Loans. He will be based out of the 12th and I branch in downtown Modesto.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Woman Of The Year Honor Goes To Olsen

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, was honored as California Women Lead's Woman of the Year during its 2016 Reception in Sacramento on Jan. 27.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Three Valley Hospitals Join In AHA Campaign

During American Heart Month in February, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will join with the American Heart Association in a comprehensive month-long campaign designed to educate the community about cardiovascular disease, including a free online risk assessment.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


International Groundwater Expert To Speak At Columbia College

A leading international expert in groundwater research, Dr. Ty Ferré of the University of Arizona, will be a featured speaker at Columbia College on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Forum.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Search For Suicidal Teen Turns Tragic

Oakdale Police confirmed Friday afternoon, Jan 29 that the individual found with a gunshot wound to the head and later died was the 19-year-old teen they were looking for earlier in the day.

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eleven Vie For Distinguished Young Woman Honor - main

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International of Oakdale has sponsored the program, formerly known as Junior Miss, for the past 28 years. Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program which recognizes, rewards, and encourages excellence in young women. The program's mission is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and individual talents. Oakdale High School senior Amy Craig currently holds the title of Oakdale's Distinguished Young ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Backyard Citrus Owners Cautioned

Due to the threat posed by the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program urges citrus tree owners to obey pest and disease quarantines, and take extra caution when gifting citrus fruit from backyard trees.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


River Clean Up Efforts Kick Off

The call for volunteers has gone out, as an effort through the Department of Fish and Game is designed to clean up and create a healthy environment on the Stanislaus River.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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County Fairgrounds Opens As Storm Shelter

The American Red Cross will relocate its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 ...

February 18, 2017 | | Local News


Weekend Forecast Sees Wet, Windy Weather

A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2017 | | Local News


Woman Facing Child Cruelty, Drug Charges

An Oakdale woman remains jailed on $50,000 bail after a trip to the emergency room on Wednesday, Feb. 15 resulted in her arrest. Tenessa ...

February 16, 2017 | | Local News


PIN IT DOWN

Oakdale's Ricky Torres made short work of all opponents he faced at the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships at Central Catholic High School on ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Stanislaus County CEO Announces Retirement

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Interiors, Inc. Team Marks Milestone Anniversary

Whether he knew it or not, a simple stop into a Bay Area shop over 54 years ago set the course for Jim Tyson's ...

February 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS AcaDec Team Earns Nod For State

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has not ended its season … yet.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Sunday Night Crash Claims Motorcyclist

An Oakdale man died Sunday evening of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash along Highway 108 between Riverbank and Oakdale, the incident occurring shortly after ...

February 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

It was a festive night on the court in the Oakdale High School gym on Friday, Feb. 10. Not only was it Senior Night for ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Area Art Galleries Seek Show Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Central California Art Showcase taking place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Donut Drive-Through

Astoria Senior Living in Oakdale is hosting a 'Spreading the Love' event with a Drive-Through Donut Drive on Friday, Feb. 17. Hours are 8 a ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


District Agriculture Report Released By Rep. Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday released a report featuring a snapshot of the agro-economy in California's 10th congressional district (CA-10) and ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Crews Rescue Stranded Sheep Out Of A ‘Baaaaad’ Situation

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 15, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Issues Take Stage

All interested are encouraged and welcome to attend the inaugural meeting of a new group, Protecting North Valley Watersheds. The meeting will be Wednesday, Feb ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Applications Being Sought For Rural Business Grants

USDA Rural Development California State Acting Director Rich Brassfield has announced the agency is seeking applications for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program. RBDG ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


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