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New Deputy Director Named For Caltrans

Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Edmund Brown's announcement earlier this month of Laurie Berman as the new Caltrans Director, who previously held the Chief Deputy Director position. The Governor's appointment puts in place a strong leadership team moving forward.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Civil Air Patrol Welcomes New Squadron Commander

By MAJOR JON DOMKE

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


CalRecycle Joins Food Waste Prevention Week Efforts

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is supporting Food Waste Prevention Week to raise awareness about the environmental and economic costs of food waste and help Californians reduce the amount of food that ends up in the trash.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Libraries, Museums Honored For Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced that California's Pretend City Children's Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are among the 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Gem Faire In Pleasanton

Gem Faire, West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, is set for March 9 through 11, at Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., in Pleasanton.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Drought Impacts Salmon Forecast For 2018

Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news this past week regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California's two largest Chinook salmon populations. While adult returns of both stocks were well below minimum escapement goals in 2017, and projected abundance for both stocks is modest compared to historic averages, state and federal fishery scientists reported an increase in the number of jacks (two-year-old Chinook) that returned to spawn in 2017. Higher jack returns, as seen in 2017, can indicate the potential for increased abundance of adult (three years old or older) Chinook for ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Caltrans Leads Recovery Efforts

In a new episode of 'Caltrans News Flash,' work crews can be seen removing thousands of fire-damaged trees and re-seeding hundreds of acres of fire-scarred hillsides that could threaten multiple mountain highways in a storm.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Club Meets

The Oakdale Women's Club next luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Road, Oakdale.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Mobile Office Visit

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of March 2018, where 10th district residents can get help with specific casework or ask questions.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Area Price Falls At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.50/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Leadership Academy Healthcare Day

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy is slated to meet on Friday, March 2 for Healthcare Day. Students will visit Memorial and Doctor's Medical Centers to learn about careers in the healthcare industry, and will have the opportunity to hear from professionals working in areas such as trauma, labor and delivery, and the operating room.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the event with fundraisers and special activities. Look for information about upcoming events in this regularly scheduled 'Relay Corner' in the weeks leading up to the American Cancer Society signature event.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


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 will find at the upcoming Friends of the Oakdale Library used book sale at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 Central Valley during February, which typically includes cold temperatures with wind and rain. There are many people in need around the region, including those that could use a blanket or a coat and CEO Duke Cooper with American Veterans First (AVF) wanted to help fill that need.

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


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Proposals Being Sought For Restoration Grant Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The Proposal Solicitation ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Siemens Awarded Contract To Build New Locomotives

Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives will power more capacity on the growing Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Will Feel The Burn At Summer Pumps

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Information Guide Being Mailed Out For Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Stanislaus County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Guide will begin mailing on Thursday, May 3 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Radio Control Flyers Gather In Oakdale

A special event hosted by the Radio Control Flyers Unlimited, RCFU, group out of Oakdale, is putting on a two-day "Spring Fling" this weekend.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Burger Fest Raises $$ For Rescue Mission Work

The third annual Burger Fest put on by the Oakdale Rescue Mission was a success on Saturday night, April 28 with organizers reporting a sizeable ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Driver Extricated Following Highway 120 Crash

A two-vehicle accident along Highway 120 just east of Escalon jammed up traffic and resulted in major injuries to one of the drivers about 8 ...

May 01, 2018 | | Local News


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