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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 Route120 in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

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 kicking off the annual event will begin leading up to the 67th Annual Oakdale Rodeo on April 14 and April 15.

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 scheduled for Saturday, March 24 to introduce the books to the community.

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 America Field Day hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division and Young Farmers. The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded with three separate awards recognizing his work in this area: the Central Valley Health Network's 2018 "Champion Award," National Association of Community Health Centers' "Distinguished Community Health Advocate" award and the Golden Valley Health Center "Champion of Healthcare" award.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will join with the California National Guard's Homeland Response Force (HRF) and 95th Civil Support Team, along with multiple State/Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, CAL FIRE, FBI, the Department of Energy, and several other elite emergency response agencies for a full-scale terrorism and active-shooter response exercise at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena and Sonoma Raceway.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


GIFT OF LIFE

The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives are designed to help bolster the blood supply in the region. Blood donors here stopped by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to make their donations.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists who will engage with the organization in coming years to galvanize more local charitable investments.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the community, Community Hospice has created a "Before I Die Wall" to help friends and neighbors think about what is most important in their lives. The wall challenges people to think about relationships with death and one another, put their lives in perspective and hopefully lead people to be proactive when it comes to end-of-life care decision making.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross are working together to help provide relief and comfort to the families of many in the area who have suffered from the recent fires.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


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One Way Traffic Control On McHenry

Work scheduled for the coming week will see one way traffic control on a portion of McHenry Avenue in Escalon as part of the ongoing ...

May 19, 2018 | | Local News


Markel Named 2018 Leo Volz Recipient

There are many things that Oakdale High School senior Jude Markel will need to think about this fall. How he covers his tuition for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Officials Warn: River Running Fast And Cold

With one river rescue conducted already on the Stanislaus River near Knights Ferry this season – those involved pulled from the water safely last week – residents ...

May 16, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fastest Guns In The West Meet, Compete In Oakdale

The cowboys were out with their six shooters, holsters and hats this past weekend, showing their skills at the 2018 California State Cowboy Fast Draw ...

May 16, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


SNEAKING SWEETNESS

Young Victoria Valenzuela, 3, tries to sneak a few ripe cherries from the bin at her family's DePalma Farms booth at opening night of ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Pabalan Brings Board Service To A Close

The mood was both light and airy as Oakdale Joint Unified School District board members gathered on the evening of Monday, May 14 for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


May Observed As National Bicycle Safety Month

With the California weather warming up, the Oakdale Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are highlighting how bicycling is a great ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Brace For Surge In Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Celebration At Grinding Rock

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites the community to join them for the Fifth Annual Chaw'se Day event on Saturday, May 26 ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Hunger Memorial

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Comedy Jam Takes State Theatre Stage

Coming to the State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto, it's the World of Laughs Comedy Jam, set for Friday, May 18. Shows are scheduled ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Turns Out To Support Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers and team members gathered over the weekend in Oakdale for the 24-hour Relay For Life. Hosted on the soccer fields at Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto Man Booked On Homicide Charge

Police on May 3 arrested a Modesto man in connection with a May 1 homicide in Oakdale – the same man involved in a head-on crash ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Drugstore Project Shows Consequence Of Choices

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, that was a message conveyed through theatrics as well as discussion on Tuesday, May 8 ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Relay For Life Effort Nears $74,000 Mark

In an effort to unite the area in the fight against cancer, the 2018 Relay For Life brought together teams from four communities in Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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