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Veterans First Holiday Giveaway Aids Families

Veterans First has been helping veterans throughout the community since their inception in August. Having a stress free environment or a safe haven for veterans is very important to Duke Cooper of Oakdale, himself a Marine veteran, and Coordinator of the Veterans First organization. This venture has catapulted them into some new ventures as well like the creation of a mobile museum, a coat and blanket drive, and Toys for Tots giveaway.

December 14, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Congressional Water Bill Great For The Stanislaus

Two Central California irrigation district general managers say the comprehensive water bill passed Saturday by the U.S. Senate is good news for those who want to increase the salmon population in the Stanislaus River.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


CRAZY HATS FUN

Oakdale High School FFA sold a record breaking 228 tickets for their recent 10th Annual Bunco Night. The event was hosted as a "Crazy Hat Party," encouraging attendees to done a cover for the dinner and game fun. Here, awarded with Best Hat honors for their unique creations were Susie Garcia, left, and Loretta Davidson. The two women were among many to embrace the "Crazy Hat Party" theme for the annual event.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Small Business Survey Shows Some Optimism

Small business optimism remained flat nationally leading up to Election Day and then rocketed higher as business owners expected much better conditions under new leadership in Washington, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Businesses, NFIB, Index of Small Business Optimism, released on Tuesday.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Collection Effort Continues In Regional Toys For Tots

There's still time to give to the local Toys for Tots collection, with boxes distributed in late November due to be picked up this week.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Local Grocer Offers New Curbside Service

Finding the time to fill one's pantry, cupboards or refrigerator has been made a little easier, thanks to the addition of the eCart service at the Raley's store in Oakdale.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holiday Singalong Scheduled

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Ortiz Named Finalist In Singing Competition

Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Favorite Holiday Display Tips Sought From Readers

As the holidays draw nearer, residents in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are decking the halls and, in many cases, their front yards and even the roofs over their heads.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Sportsmen Give Gift Of Reading To Center

Christmas came a little early for the Center for Human Services staff and their clients, by way of a generous book donation made by the Oakdale Sportsmen's Club.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale-Based Team Returns From Christmas Child Duty

After spending a few days at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Irvine, in Southern California, a local team has returned safely. But, said leader Elizabeth Greenlee, they hope to have the chance to do it again.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


State Hearing On Stanislaus River Water Fate This Friday

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River – the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state – have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


Waterfowl Hunting Offered Through Fish, Wildlife Department

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Residents Urged To Focus On Safely Heating Homes

With temperatures expected to drop in Northern and Central California this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to be cautious when heating their homes.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Costa’s Wild Game Feed

Coming up this week, Manteca Trailer and Motorhome LLC presents Costa's Wild Game Feed, set for Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


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Comment Period Extended On State’s Watershed Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see an amicable solution reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


Community Briefs

Last Chance To Skate

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


FLAG PROJECT PREP

In advance of placing American flags throughout the community for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance on Monday, Jan. 16, Oakdale Lions Club members ...

January 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cambodian Lions Visit Counterparts In 95361

The motto of Lions International is about as simple as it can come: "We Serve." Their Mission Statement is a bit more in depth: "To ...

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports First Flu Death Of 2017

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency officials are reporting the first influenza (flu) associated death for the 2016-2017 flu season. The deceased, a 59 year-old man ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Study Casts Doubt On State’s Strategy

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Bob, Linda Meyer

The Meyer family of Oakdale dates back to 1867, with even a city park – William Meyer Park – on East G Street at the corner of ...

January 18, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Variety Of Entertainment This Month At Black Oak

Black Oak Casino Resort will maintain its reputation as the ultimate destination for entertainment in 2017. This January, the property will welcome a wide variety ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Valentine’s Day Mansion Marriages

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Wounded Warrior Joins Denham Staff

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday welcomed retired Staff Sgt. Peter Butler of Turlock as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in his Modesto office ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Appoints New Strategic Chief

Caltrans recently announced the appointment of Blair Thompson to be its first Chief of Innovation, Risk and Strategic Management. Thompson will oversee a newly created ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Players Meet

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Small Hike Seen In Local Gas Price

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Association Of University Women Gather For First Session Of 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its first membership meeting for 2017, on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Special Package Delivery Brightens Soldiers’ Holiday

A former Oakdale resident now serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of the recipients of a care package sent out by a ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


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