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Early Morning Fatality On Highway 108

A two vehicle accident resulted in one confirmed fatality at Highway 120 and Kennedy Road in the Knights Ferry area early Thursday morning.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News

Cannabis Dispensary Candidates Announced

Following the lengthy holiday break, Oakdale City Council reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a full schedule, which included the announcement of two cannabis businesses that'd been selected as candidates going forward in the city's pilot program.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Slight Hike At Local Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52/gallon, according to gasoline price website

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Welcome Home Veterans Bike And Car Show

Registration is now open for the Welcome Home Veterans Bike and Car Show, scheduled for April 14, 2018. All makes, models and years are welcome. The show will be held at the Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse Grounds, Rawhide Road, Jamestown. Entry is $30 in advance, $35 after April 6, includes commemorative pin (first 300) and People's Choice judging. Custom trophies will be awarded for Best of Show Bike and Car. Open to the public, $5 parking.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s March Modesto Gears Up For 2018

Women's March Modesto has announced their local march, rally and unity gathering "Hear Our Vote" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Make plans to join and activate the community. Since the historic national Women's March in 2017, Women's March Modesto has been working toward getting out the vote in 2018.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Chamber Dinner Includes Large Business Of Year Honors

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 19 will include recognition of three large businesses that serve the community. Nominated for the Large Business of the Year honor are Bordona's Furniture, Gilton Solid Waste Management and Mid Valley Agricultural Services.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Trio Of Small Businesses Recognized For Service

American AgCredit, Last Call Brewing Company and Mountain Mike's Pizza are the Small Business of the Year nominees for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with the winner to be announced Friday night, Jan. 19.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Monthly Veterans Advisory Commission Meeting Set

The Veterans Advisory Commission for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will host its monthly meeting in Knights Ferry on Monday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Knights Ferry Community Center, 17601 Main St.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Acoustic Rock

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Community Club Schedules Paint Nite

Knights Ferry Community Club is offering the community the opportunity to take a bit of the Ferry home with them.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The American Red Cross bloodmobile made its way to Oakdale on Tuesday morning, Jan. 16. The large bus was parked at Ball Corporation on West Greger Street, where employees and citizens made donations. "We are a partner with American Red Cross and we wanted to give back," said Plant Manager Matt Harris. Ball Corporation and American Red Cross plan on having a blood drive every quarter in 2018 and this blood drive was designed to help meet a critical shortage right now in the local blood supply. Shown is a Ball Corporation employee being monitored by an American Red Cross ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Friday Night Spotlight Shines On Top Citizens, Achievement

The wait is almost over for a number of nominees, in the running for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards, with the Annual Awards Dinner set for this Friday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Foursome Of Cities Join Together For Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off its new fundraising season on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H St., Oakdale, with a meeting set for 6:30 p.m.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Community Workshop Focuses On City Signs

Local residents will have the chance to get information and offer their input on the city's sign ordnance at a special workshop.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

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OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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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