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February 17, 2016 | | Local News

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February 17, 2016 | | Local News

State Starts Formulating New California Rail Plan

Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Tea Party Hosts Lundrigan

Stanislaus County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting with Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan. All interested are encouraged to come and learn how you can get involved on Election Day. The meeting will at the Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

First Production Of 2016 Takes Stage At Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 Gala performance of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. For information on Gala reservations, contact Development Director Beverly Handelman at 209-532-0502 ext. 111 or at

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Massive Hay Fire Impacts Air Quality

A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County and northeastern Stanislaus County until the fire is extinguished. While measures were taken to contain the fire, smoke is impacting parts of Oakdale and Riverbank, and may reach other area communities into Saturday.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or style preference.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They've surpassed baby boomers in number and are poised to exceed that generation's financial impact on the country. So it's concerning news that a new Bank of America/USA Today Better Money Habits Report found that while 84 percent of millennials are confident in their ability to manage their finances, 41 percent report feeling "chronically stressed" about money and more than half say anxiety about money affects their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later, on Feb. 20, the couple will celebrate their 77th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus Community Foundation, on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. This foundation offers 100 unique charitable funds under one umbrella. These funds are set up by individuals, families, corporations, as well as public and nonprofit agencies – anyone with a charitable goal can achieve it by utilizing the services of this community foundation. Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has provided over $9 million in grants and scholarships within this region. The AAUW, ORE Branch utilizes their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74/gallon, according to gasoline price website

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

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Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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