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Runners Toe The Line To Benefit Education

An overcast morning proved to serve as perfect running weather for over 350 runners and walkers on Saturday, March 10 as they joined in for the ninth annual SOS (Support Oakdale Schools) Fun Run. The event was hosted at Cloverland Elementary School, attracting city officials, school district employees, as well as community members showing up to cheer on the participants.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Community Workshop Set On Sign Ordinance

The third in a series of Community Workshops for Oakdale residents focused on the city's sign ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Distinguished Title Awarded To Yang

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, March 10 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High School senior and reigning Distinguished Young Woman Gabrielle Ceja passed her title to Shannen Yang, a junior at Oakdale High School.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Battles

The American Civil War Association is hosting its annual Knights Ferry Civil War Days this coming weekend.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Races Shaping Up For June 5 Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has announced the candidate filing deadline of Friday, March 9 for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election has passed. Under California law, filing is now closed except in Stanislaus Board of Supervisors (BOS) District 4, Sheriff, County Clerk/Recorder, Treasurer/Tax Collector, Auditor, and Superintendent of Schools in which the incumbent did not file with the county elections official. In the race in which the incumbent did not file for candidacy, the filing period extends for non-incumbents to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Garden Club Session

The Oakdale Garden Club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. This month's program, as presented by Judy Walters, is about how participants can create the popular Fairy Gardens. These whimsical miniature gardens can be placed in either your indoor or outdoor spaces, and are sure to bring smiles to all who view them.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Youth Casting Call Goes Out For Hutton’s Hamlet Season

Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center in Oakdale will celebrate a milestone this summer with its 20th season of youth theater workshops, featuring five exciting and high-paced productions in only 10 weeks under director Annette Hutton.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

County Trash Day

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Gateway Express Project Receives $9M Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program grant for State Road 132, the Gateway Express Project in Modesto. The grant was issued as a result of persistent support from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Relay Corner

Teams are still being sought for the upcoming Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life. The event will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields, bringing together teams from the communities for one centralized 24-hour American Cancer Society fundraising event. Teams are gearing up for with fundraisers and special activities; look for information about those activities in this regularly scheduled 'Relay Corner' in preparation for the main event.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Ag Council Members Gather For Annual Meeting

Agricultural business leaders from throughout the state met in Napa, California this past week for Agricultural Council of California's Annual Meeting, which was held March 7 and 8 in conjunction with CoBank's Pacific West Customer meeting.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Motor Madness Fundraiser Features Emcee Rob Ely

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Guests will be entertained by Rob Ely who will emcee and present "A Little Bit Country" and are encouraged to dress in country attire for the Best Dressed Rhinestone Cowboy and Rhinestone Cowgirl costume contest.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Grant Fund Awards Support Regional Fishing Programs

Six California non-profit organizations have been awarded funds to provide fishing programs for Hispanic youth and families.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


BEST OVERALL

American Veterans First, headquartered in Riverbank, hosted its annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 10 with the tasting sessions and voting offered at the New Life Community Church on Estelle Avenue. Here, the winning team, voted to have the "Best Overall" chili entry, gather for a photo. From left, Diane Talbert with medal, Butch Teague, Susan Teague and Vickie Mantie. Other team members not shown were Ben Talbert and Carl Mantie.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Dordt College Concert Choir Performs In Ripon

The Dordt College Concert Choir from Sioux Center, Iowa, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Dr. in Ripon.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


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Stream Flow Enhancement Projects Grants Awarded

At a March 22 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $33.1 million in grants for 22 projects to enhance stream flows to ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Daffodill Hill Closed For The 2018 Season

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Blood Drives Upcoming In Oakdale

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Conservancy Provides $12.5M To Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting

Oakdale Police responded to a late night shooting on Thursday, March 22 in the 200 block of West North Street.

March 23, 2018 | | Local News


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