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Vote For Top Chili

Mark the calendar for Saturday, March 10, as American Veterans First is hosting its second annual fundraising chili cook-off for another year. For those that want to taste, tickets will be available for $5 for unlimited tasting. The cook-off and tasting will be done at New Life Community Church, 6443 Estelle Ave., Riverbank. The cook-off is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented to first, second and third places as well as for the 'best overall' chili. All proceeds support American Veterans First programs and activities for veterans.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


ASTRO Fundraiser Sets Sights On New Heights

Saint Patrick's Day has taken on a new spin for the Oakdale/Riverbank area thanks in part to the ASTRO Foundation.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local AAUW Hosts Career Development Grant Recipient

Members, guests and prospective members of the American Association of University Women, Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch won't want to miss the chance to meet one of AAUW's 2017-2018 Career Development Grant recipients at the upcoming March 10 brunch. The brunch meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and will be held in a member's home. Prospective members interested in attending may call (209) 847-0271 for information and directions.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the event with fundraisers and special activities. Look for information about upcoming events in this regularly scheduled 'Relay Corner' in the weeks leading up to the American Cancer Society signature event.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Civil Rights Icon Launches Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta could only stay for a few minutes, but the message she delivered to an audience of 650 people at San Joaquin Delta College is likely to resonate for a long time.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Saturday Features Distinguished Young Women Competition

Coming up on Saturday, March 10, the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program hosted by Soroptimist International of Oakdale will be held at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. The local Soroptimist group has sponsored the program for the past 30 years.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


World Ag Expo Sees Success In Tulare

The 2018 World Ag Expo came to a close after seeing large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and gorgeous weather all three days of the show. Celebrating its 51st year, the world's largest annual agricultural exposition was held at the International Agri-Center and featured 1,480 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The three-day show hosted 106,700 attendees representing 49 states and 63 countries.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


New Deputy Director Named For Caltrans

Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Edmund Brown's announcement earlier this month of Laurie Berman as the new Caltrans Director, who previously held the Chief Deputy Director position. The Governor's appointment puts in place a strong leadership team moving forward.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Civil Air Patrol Welcomes New Squadron Commander

By MAJOR JON DOMKE

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


CalRecycle Joins Food Waste Prevention Week Efforts

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is supporting Food Waste Prevention Week to raise awareness about the environmental and economic costs of food waste and help Californians reduce the amount of food that ends up in the trash.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Libraries, Museums Honored For Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced that California's Pretend City Children's Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are among the 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Gem Faire In Pleasanton

Gem Faire, West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, is set for March 9 through 11, at Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., in Pleasanton.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Drought Impacts Salmon Forecast For 2018

Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news this past week regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California's two largest Chinook salmon populations. While adult returns of both stocks were well below minimum escapement goals in 2017, and projected abundance for both stocks is modest compared to historic averages, state and federal fishery scientists reported an increase in the number of jacks (two-year-old Chinook) that returned to spawn in 2017. Higher jack returns, as seen in 2017, can indicate the potential for increased abundance of adult (three years old or older) Chinook for ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Caltrans Leads Recovery Efforts

In a new episode of 'Caltrans News Flash,' work crews can be seen removing thousands of fire-damaged trees and re-seeding hundreds of acres of fire-scarred hillsides that could threaten multiple mountain highways in a storm.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


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Modesto’s Music In Plaza Kicks Off Friday, May 4

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza in ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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