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Special Package Delivery Brightens Soldiers’ Holiday

A former Oakdale resident now serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of the recipients of a care package sent out by a local school, helping make the holiday season brighter for servicemen and women overseas.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News

New Boutique Owner Offers Elegance, Seamstress Services

Community members in need of seamstress skills or an evening gown for a special occasion need not travel out of the 95361 any longer. Some might find the recent addition of Claudia's Boutique and Alterations to be exactly what Oakdale was missing and owner/seamstress Claudia Isaac is eager to prove them right.

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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

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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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