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Oakdale Students Return To School

On Wednesday, Aug. 10 Oakdale Joint Unified officially began the 2016-17 school year. As school bells began ringing at 7:40 a.m. at Oakdale High and East Stanislaus, one without school aged children may have pondered where all the traffic had come from.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fundraising Efforts Underway For Annual Community Meal

It's never too early for Vickie Thompson to start planning when it comes to the Spirit of Oakdale community Thanksgiving meal.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Golf and Country Club

Low Net - Blind Draw

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Weekend, Special Day Events Slated Through Fish, Wildlife

August activities scheduled through the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife offer up some fun and educational activities. Here is a listing of some of those upcoming events.

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Saturday Ports Game Benefits ACS

The Stockton Ports are hosting a special American Cancer Society Night at their Banner Island Ballpark on Saturday, Aug. 13.

August 12, 2016 | | Local News


State Competition Experience For Oakdale DYW VanderVeen

Annalise VanderVeen, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2017 State Finals along with 27 other accomplished high school seniors in Bakersfield on July 22 and 23.

August 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Board For Soroptimists

Soroptimist International of Oakdale recently installed their new President, Nancy Lilly and her Board of Directors for 2016-2017. Along with Lilly, those installed included President Elect Marcia Speiller,

August 10, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Cadets Honor Officers

One hundred cadets are preparing to graduate from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy later this week. Before they do, they will run from the CHP Academy in West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers' Memorial monument across from the State Capitol. The approximate five-mile run is a tradition on the Wednesday before each graduation.

August 10, 2016 | | Local News


GRAND OPENING

Willie Podesto, left, owner of the Rear End Shop in Riverbank donated the shop next door to Duke Cooper, a Marine Corps veteran that is opening a privately run Veterans First program in nearby Riverbank, a new retreat for veterans and first responders. The Grand Opening is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at the location, 2372 Patterson Road. The event is free to the community and everyone is invited to celebrate veterans and first responders, shake their hand and say "thank you" for their service. Active duty and retired veterans will participate in a 25-mile bicycle ...

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Local Hair Stylist Picks Up New Brush For Art

Some might describe Barbara Findlay as a gifted artist in her professional field. She has spent over 30 years relying on a keen eye and precision of her hands to earn a living as a reputable hair stylist. Well known throughout the community for her gift of singing, easy going spirit and giving heart, Findlay has found a new passion … painting.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


National Night Out Attracts A Crowd

Burchell Hill Park in Oakdale was full of life on Tuesday, Aug. 2 as members of the community came out for National Night Out to gather for an evening featuring a variety of booths, activities, food and fun. The annual community event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help keep neighborhoods safer and make them a better place to live. The relationship between neighbors and Oakdale Police brings back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring local law enforcement and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

August 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Fire Horn: Tradition Or Unnecessary Irritant?

There's a signature sound that has – in recent weeks – reemerged in the city to go off thrice daily from the city's fire station, only to be silenced again over the weekend. And now, an 11th hour decision could have that fire horn blaring once more but the question for many at this point is: Why? Is it to ring out danger, ring out warning, alert fire department staff, sound to mark certain times of day, and why are so many alerts per day needed?

August 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sheriff’s Elite Dive Team Aims To Provide Closure

Waterways have been busy during the summer in this area, including Woodward Reservoir and nearby Jacob Myers Park packed with rafters, boaters, and swimmers. With the increase in visitors to the reservoirs and the rivers during the summer months, people are sometimes more focused on fun instead of water safety. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Dive Team has been very busy this summer. They hold monthly trainings at the reservoirs and have been out several times on rescues and recovery missions. Their most recent training was at Woodward Reservoir on Aug. 4.

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Caliendo Brings Cast Of Characters To The Gallo

With all the political rhetoric that is going around and the negativity that can surround us, sometimes we just need to laugh. Frank Caliendo will soon be entertaining residents in the Central Valley, bringing his unique blend of comedy to the Gallo Center for the Arts. His show, Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., will include impressions of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, politicians like George W. Bush, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and broadcasters John Madden, Jon Gruden and Charles Barkley as well as talk show hosts, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Many ...

August 04, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


August Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Public Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


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New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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