Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) strongly supported the passage of H.R. 5325, which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs' planned community based outpatient clinic in French Camp, which was signed into law by President Obama on Thursday.
After consideration of names and a public hearing, Oakdale Community Park will be the name of the city's new park along South Yosemite Avenue. However, there will also be a nod given to several local community figures, with certain portions of the park named in their honor, in an action approved by the Oakdale City Council.
Rivi's Wine Bar patio area was filled to capacity last week as the first Paint Night was hosted to a crowd of 30 eager painters. Serendipity Paint and Sip nights hosted by Lisa McDaniel-Norris will be a regular monthly occurrence at the Oakdale hot spot. The next one will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m., as well as one slated for Oct. 24 and 25 at 6 p.m. Space is limited so reservations are recommended. To secure a spot contact McDaniel-Norris by phone at 209-701-9644 or via private message on her Facebook page ...
Pacific Project Heroes is planning its sixth annual Western themed dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Oakdale.
The first Western Days festival, sponsored by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, was hosted Friday evening, Sept. 30 featuring a concert by The Dave Russell Band and on Saturday, Oct. 1, with an International Chili Cook Off and a variety of entertaining acts all around the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.
Oakdale High School Leadership students hosted their annual Sweater and Coat drive the last week of September. Items collected during the weeklong event will now be donated to Oakdale's Center for Human Services, benefitting families in need as the cooler weather sets in.
In a move that will bring $2 million to Oakdale Irrigation District coffers, district board members, by a 3-2 vote, approved a deal in a special meeting on Sept. 26 to release 8,000 acre-feet of water to neighboring districts. The transfer and sale would also fulfill wildlife official and environmentalist concerns by swelling the river that would assist in fish migration.
Oakdale Airport will welcome in the community for its Open House, being offered this Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the airport, 8191 Laughlin Road. The event is designed to bring the community a full day of family fun with a variety of festivities including the Wings of Rescue fundraiser and pet adoption event and free Young Eagles flights for the youth.
Monday night's Oakdale City Council meeting brought a standing room only crowd to the council chambers with the overflow of citizens into the lobby area as city officials decided on a resolution to recommend a route alternative for the planned North County Corridor.
Gusty winds will cause localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10) over the weekend. Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 3 throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), who serves on both the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced legislation on Monday to increase broadband internet access for veterans. The Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016 (H.R. 6165) directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initiate a Notice of Inquiry examining veterans' current access to broadband internet service and what can be done to increase access, with a focus on low-income veterans and veterans residing in rural areas.
Join in the festivities in nearby Tuolumne County for the 40th year of celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries as they feature period music performed by guests and locals. Concerts are planned in colorful locations throughout historical and picturesque Tuolumne County. With a variety of performances and fine music there is something for all ages. Tickets for these upcoming shows are available on the Webpage: http://www.sonorabach.org/.