In 2011, Center for Human Services (CHS) – Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center introduced Angel Trees to assist families in need during the holiday season. Last year, CHS – Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center hosted Angel Trees at nine different sites and were able to provide gifts for over 400 Angels (local children). This year, Angel Trees are at eight sites and plan to serve over 300 Angels. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting an Angel (local child) this holiday season, Angel Trees can be found at the following locations:
Oakdale's own Cowboy Santa offered visitors a unique opportunity to pet and visit with his trusty companion as he made his way into the plaza area of Gene Bianchi Community Center on Saturday. Young and old alike waited along the parking lot entrance to spy the horseback arrival of the treasured attendee. It was part of the annual Cowboy Christmas celebration for the community, which included a vendor faire, music and visits and photos with Santa himself.
The wait is almost over. Friday night, Dec. 4 the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Champion Oakdale Mustangs get their second chance at the Central Catholic Raiders. The much anticipated rematch between the top Valley Oak League teams will come when they square off at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Football Championship at Lincoln High School in Stockton with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Oakdale Police detectives arrested a 65-year-old man for solicitation of sex acts with a child on Wednesday, Nov. 25 after anonymous sexually explicit letters were brought to the department's attention in September.
An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community – its 23rd consecutive year. Hosted by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, the event starts with a special evening of holiday vendors with a Christmas Gift and Craft Show at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the City web page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.
Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices are showing up just in time for millions of motorists that are heading out, saving them $1.5 billion over the five days that GasBuddy's recent survey found most motorists will be travelling.
The River Christian Community Church is serving as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child-the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan's Purse project is a favorite of many Oakdale residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.