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Workshop Slated On Social Security

A program designed to help you understand your Social Security Benefits will be offered on two Thursdays in February.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

Bank Announces Three Promotions

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced the promotion of Russell Stahl to Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Stahl started working for Oak Valley in 1998, managing the bank's network and electronic channels as the company grew. He had previously held the SVP, Information Technology title since 2012.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Several Oakdale residents took advantage of the free sand and bags offered outside the East G Street fire station on Friday, loading up bags in preparation for the series of wet winter storms rolling through the region. Some four inches of rain fell between Friday and Monday, with more rain forecast for Wednesday and Thursday before clearing skies on Friday.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

Surf And Turf Event Benefits Swim Team

While the weather right now would make for less than desirable swimming conditions, board members of the Oakdale Swim Team are preparing for the start of yet another memorable season.

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Veterans First Service Project Staged At Oakdale Academy

Oakdale Academy students showed their support for veterans and active service members by decorating care packages with their artwork, filling them with goodies, and sending them off overseas this past Friday. Kindergarten through third grade teacher Paula Roberts, in her first year at the Academy, has her students participate in a service project each trimester and the one they just completed was the veterans' service project. They began this project in November for Veterans' Day and continued it this month sending off packages.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

Fire Protection Board Sets Thursday Session

The first regular meeting of the new year for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board is set for Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. The session will be in the Station 26 meeting room at 3318 Topeka St. and include recognition of outgoing Board of Directors member Shayne Strasser and a badge pinning for threw new firefighter paramedics.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

Citizen, Business Nominees Listed

Each year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service, and Lifetime Achievement. The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is scheduled later this month, and this week we profile those in the running for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year 2016 honors.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

Sandbags Available At Fire Station

Flooding and heavy rain is expected over the course of this weekend through next week. Oakdale Public Works will have sandbags available to Oakdale residents at OFD Station 1 at 325 E. G St. in the parking lot facing Yosemite Avenue adjacent to their annex building. There will be sand, bags and shovels for the public to use.

January 06, 2017 | | Local News

Storm Information For Stanislaus County

The National Weather Service is showing a number of strong storm systems running through northern California over the next 10 days. There is some important information we would like to share with the public:

January 06, 2017 | | Local News

Region Set For Storms To Roll In This Week

The first week of 2017 could prove to be quite a rainy one for the Cowboy Capital of the World.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web page at 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.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican border, I decided to go across this year, not only to do a little shopping but to also dine at some of their local restaurants. If you've never crossed the border before, the line coming back across to the United States can be several hours long. What I didn't expect to see while waiting in line was a truck trailering a boat. The truck trailering the boat was sent to have a secondary ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

Altamont Commuter Train Expands WiFi Services

Starting this month, 2017 WiFi service will be expanded to all passenger cars for all four eastbound trains, and all four westbound trains during weekday commuter service on ACE, the Altamont Commuter Express. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited to one passenger car per trainset. Due to an overwhelming request from passengers to expand this train amenity, all ACE riders will be able to stay connected to family and or work while on their ride to their destination using ACE's extended WiFi service.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

OID Earns Recognition For Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Oakdale Irrigation District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

Maximizing Your Gym Workout And Membership

Ringing in the new year might be about toasting to good fortune and reminiscing with family and friends. But for many people, New Year's Eve also may be spent thinking about New Year's resolutions, many of which may focus on getting healthy and fit in the year ahead.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News

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OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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