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Program Honors Students Succeeding Despite Challenges

For the 12th consecutive year, the Stanislaus Association of School Administrators (ACSA) Charter, along with the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Mocse Credit Union and E. & J. Gallo Winery, will be honoring students who have succeeded despite challenges. They will be recognized at a special gathering on March 7 at 7 a.m. at the Petersen Event Center in Modesto, 720 12th St., Modesto.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News

Community-Supported Ag Day Highlights Resolutions

If your New Year's resolutions about healthy eating are already in the rearview mirror, you're not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. Rancho Piccolo in Atwater is pleased to join other farms from around the country for the third annual CSA, Community-Supported Agriculture, Day on Friday, Feb. 24, when you can join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families; supporting their local farmer; being kind to our planet; learning something new; and being adventurous in the kitchen.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News

Astoria Schedules Specialized Programs For Dementia Support

A Virtual Dementia Tour and an Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting are both planned on a regular basis at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel Ave., Oakdale.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

College Recital

February 22, 2017 | | Local News

Recognition Program Honors UPS Drivers For Safety

UPS, United Parcel Service, recently announced that 172 elite drivers from California are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News

County Fairgrounds Opens As Storm Shelter

The American Red Cross will relocate its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another storm approaches Stanislaus County.

February 18, 2017 | | Local News

Weekend Forecast Sees Wet, Windy Weather

A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2017 | | Local News

Woman Facing Child Cruelty, Drug Charges

An Oakdale woman remains jailed on $50,000 bail after a trip to the emergency room on Wednesday, Feb. 15 resulted in her arrest. Tenessa Michelle Price, 28, of Oakdale was arrested after her one-year-old son was believed to have methamphetamine in system.

February 16, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale's Ricky Torres made short work of all opponents he faced at the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships at Central Catholic High School on Saturday. The 132-pounder claimed first place in his weight division and the Mustangs as a team repeated as VOL champs.

February 15, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Stanislaus County CEO Announces Retirement

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his intent to retire. His plan is to retire in August 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Interiors, Inc. Team Marks Milestone Anniversary

Whether he knew it or not, a simple stop into a Bay Area shop over 54 years ago set the course for Jim Tyson's career.

February 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

OHS AcaDec Team Earns Nod For State

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has not ended its season … yet.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News

Sunday Night Crash Claims Motorcyclist

An Oakdale man died Sunday evening of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash along Highway 108 between Riverbank and Oakdale, the incident occurring shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 12.

February 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

OHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

It was a festive night on the court in the Oakdale High School gym on Friday, Feb. 10. Not only was it Senior Night for the boys basketball program, it was also Winter Homecoming. Seniors were recognized for their contributions and the new Queen, King, Princess and Prince were crowned before a big, loud crowd on hand for the festivities. Here are photos from the royal crowning ceremonies.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News

Area Art Galleries Seek Show Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Central California Art Showcase taking place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto. The exhibition is a unique collaboration between the region's two premier visual arts galleries celebrating artistic excellence. Both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News

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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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