Three generations of the Osborne family were on hand Saturday, Feb. 4 for the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by Oakdale Lions Club. The local club presented the family with a commemorative quilt made from prior year's race T-shirts. Photographed left to right: Kim Clark, Alex Osborne, Denise Osborne, Orval Osborne and Anneleise Larson
Being denied earlier this month having his matter made into an agenda item for the Monday, Feb. 6 Oakdale City Council meeting, retired Oakdale Fire Captain Rick Ferroni brought forward his concern to the public comment portion of the session instead. Ferroni's item, about retiree medical benefits being cut by the city, brought 45 minutes of discussion between the city manager, the council and other speakers who came in support. The time spent on his concern was longer than spent on the actual agenda items set for the evening.
A former City of Oakdale department head who took a position as a planning manager with Sutter County in March 2012 is facing an array of criminal charges, including two felonies, after an investigation by the Sutter County District Attorney showed numerous incidents of making false statements, providing false information, perjury and voter fraud.
Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a "Why Should You Become a Pharmacy Technician?" information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 137, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting aTeacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2017 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 18 at www.edjoin.org.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The California economy should maintain solid 2.6 percent growth in 2017 with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.4 percent as job growth decelerates to 1.6 percent according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. Beyond 2017, growth is expected to slow as the initial boost from anticipated tax cuts and deficit spending under President Trump fades and reduced federal healthcare spending, reduced immigration and international trade, and a rising dollar and interest rates curb growth.
Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.
Meteorologists rely on electronic equipment and their knowledge of weather patterns to provide forecasts each and every day. But weather can be unpredictable, and even the most reliable weather prognosticator can sometimes get it wrong.
Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it's a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know.