Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, Nov. 20 late in the evening.
Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.
The Oakdale 12 and Under Galaxy Soccer team recently competed in the Cal North-California Youth Soccer Association District VIII tournament. The girls went 4-0 scoring a total of 28 points to finish second in the large two day tournament held at Mary Grogan Soccer Complex in Modesto. The championship was decided by a points system, with the first place team recording a total of 29 points.
At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and the local community. The state funds for all these projects come from bond measures approved by ...
The state's economy may be doing well, but the prosperity hasn't touched everyone. According to the California Association of Food Banks, an average of one in eight residents still doesn't know where his or her next meal will come from. Out of those 5.4 million experiencing food insecurity in the state, nearly half of those are children.
Last Saturday the weather was perfect for the annual Salmon Festival. The bridge was full of people looking at the salmon in the Stanislaus River. At the counting station in the river near Riverbank they counted 10,000 currently. J.D. Wikert, Fish Biologist was on hand to answer questions about salmon. Many of the festivalgoers had notebooks and pens; schools gave extra credit for attending. It was a big turnout and a gorgeous day.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want to help you keep it that way and not have an unwanted memory that involves a medical emergency.
Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving.
Caltrans this week announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans' continued efforts to shift and align its policies and practices to improve the environment, the economy and social equity for all Californians.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 6316, the Veterans Earned Their Bonuses Act (VET Bonus Act) – to address the issue of veterans being forced to repay bonuses that were granted by California National Guard (CalGuard) recruiters from 2004 to 2010.
The timing was just right for the very first Veterans Standing For American Patriotism movement led by organizer Duke Cooper of Veterans First in Riverbank. The gathering coincided with the United States Marine Corp' 241st birthday, Thursday, Nov. 10 and was hosted at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto.
Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale recently hosted 18 seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the library at Oakdale High School. Annalise VanderVeen, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, served as keynote speaker and encouraged the girls to always talk to their family, friends, and teachers about things that are bothering them rather than stress about their worries or problems. She also encouraged the girls to consider participating in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program in their junior year for the fun experience and chance to earn college scholarships. Oakdale ...
Riverbank City staff, especially members of the Parks and Recreation Department, are mourning the loss of their friend and fellow employee, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Tim Dowdy. Though he worked in Riverbank, he lived in the Oakdale area. Dowdy was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident near Waterford early Thursday morning, Nov. 10.