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UC Merced Gets Ag Gift

A contribution from Yara North America will provide the University of California, Merced, with the potential to take agricultural research to a new level of innovation and improve crop yields, particularly in almonds.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Valley’s Student Artists Illustrate District Calendar

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Library Crafts Offered

Mark the calendar for the Teen/Adult Craft at the Oakdale library. Designed for ages 13 and up, the focus will be on "Gift Tag Making." Be sure your presents get to the right people in the best way possible. Use cardstock, stamps, ribbon, and more to personalize these tags in your own unique style. Join in on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. for this imaginative craft. The library will also present its first Evening Story Time and Sing-a-Long on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Church To Home Preview Party Set

An historic church, moved from its former location at the corner of East E and North Third Avenue in Oakdale to a new site along North First Avenue, is being converted to a residence and the progress being made is being showcased for a good cause.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Motorists Paying More At Regional Gas Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Pet Photos Featured With Santa At Petco

Capture the moment with your furry little four-legged love bundles this Christmas in a photo opportunity with Santa at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For the small fee of $9.95 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will provide a framed photo to take home that day. The OSPA will host the "Photo with Santa" event on Saturday and all proceeds will benefit the homeless pets of the Oakdale and Riverbank communities. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier or on a leash.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Veterans First Holiday Giveaway Aids Families

Veterans First has been helping veterans throughout the community since their inception in August. Having a stress free environment or a safe haven for veterans is very important to Duke Cooper of Oakdale, himself a Marine veteran, and Coordinator of the Veterans First organization. This venture has catapulted them into some new ventures as well like the creation of a mobile museum, a coat and blanket drive, and Toys for Tots giveaway.

December 14, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News

Congressional Water Bill Great For The Stanislaus

Two Central California irrigation district general managers say the comprehensive water bill passed Saturday by the U.S. Senate is good news for those who want to increase the salmon population in the Stanislaus River.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale High School FFA sold a record breaking 228 tickets for their recent 10th Annual Bunco Night. The event was hosted as a "Crazy Hat Party," encouraging attendees to done a cover for the dinner and game fun. Here, awarded with Best Hat honors for their unique creations were Susie Garcia, left, and Loretta Davidson. The two women were among many to embrace the "Crazy Hat Party" theme for the annual event.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Small Business Survey Shows Some Optimism

Small business optimism remained flat nationally leading up to Election Day and then rocketed higher as business owners expected much better conditions under new leadership in Washington, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Businesses, NFIB, Index of Small Business Optimism, released on Tuesday.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Collection Effort Continues In Regional Toys For Tots

There's still time to give to the local Toys for Tots collection, with boxes distributed in late November due to be picked up this week.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Local Grocer Offers New Curbside Service

Finding the time to fill one's pantry, cupboards or refrigerator has been made a little easier, thanks to the addition of the eCart service at the Raley's store in Oakdale.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Holiday Singalong Scheduled

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Ortiz Named Finalist In Singing Competition

Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Favorite Holiday Display Tips Sought From Readers

As the holidays draw nearer, residents in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are decking the halls and, in many cases, their front yards and even the roofs over their heads.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

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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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