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Stanislaus County Leadership Academy Slates First Meeting

The new 2016-17 Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will be having its first class meeting at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto on Friday, Sept. 9. This first class will bring together 30 students representing 18 individual high schools throughout Stanislaus County who were chosen after a rigorous interview process. Matt Emerzian will present the Every Monday Matters movement and students will learn valuable communication skills while learning about and dealing with other personality traits.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Skirts 'n Flirts

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Honors Awarded To Oakdale Officers For Heroic Actions

Six Oakdale police officers and two Senior Outreach volunteers were recently honored with department meritorious medals for life-saving actions in the course of duty. One officer, Dan Taylor, received recognition for two separate incidents. Following is a brief recap of the actions that resulted in the honors.

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Brussow Earns Recognition As Cowbelle Of The Year

Recognized recently with the 2016 Mid Valley Cowbelle of the Year honor was Victoria Brussow of Turlock.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Pet Alliance Leashes Up For Strut Your Mutt Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance Strut Your Mutt Team is leashing up and heading to San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 18 to strut their stuff to help the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. Thanks to support from animal loving friends and supporters, last year's event resulted in a lot of wagging tails and money raised for Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance. OSPA raised over $20,000 and was the top fundraising team at the San Francisco event.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Rotary Wine Extravaganza Fundraiser Slated This Saturday

The Seventh Annual Wine Extravaganza, hosted by the Oakdale Rotary Club in conjunction with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the OGCC grounds.

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Make time to stop by the Oakdale Farmers Market this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 7 as it completes its summer run. Fresh fruits and vegetables, music, vendors and food are all featured at the North Third Avenue market, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

September 07, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Rec Commission Seeking Input On Name For Park

On Aug. 29, the City of Oakdale Parks and Recreation Commission met to begin the process of selecting a name for the new community park that will be constructed on South Yosemite Avenue.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Tasty Treats And Refreshing Drinks

If you like food and beverages then the place to be this past Tuesday was at the Eighth Annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

September 07, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Selects New District Chief

After a nationwide recruitment and selection process that began earlier this year, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors has named its new fire chief. Board President Shayne Strasser made the announcement this past week.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

OID To Receive Automation Grant

The Oakdale Irrigation District is in line to get a $3 million grant courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board, which the district anticipates applying toward automation and improvements of over 17 miles of lateral canals.

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

School Farm Taking Shape

Ground is being moved, an easement has been widened and an almond orchard is planned. Oakdale Joint Unified School Farm is well on its way from concept to creation.

September 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Steady Prices At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.46/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Fall Membership Brunch Offered By Local AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch will host its annual Fall Membership Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in Oakdale. AAUW is the nation's leading organization advocating equity for women and girls. Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

September 2016 Programs At The Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in September.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

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Altieri and Santos Vindicated By Superior Court Ruling

Two Oakdale Irrigation District directors that had been barred from discussing certain closed-door lawsuit discussions, due to a temporary order filed by the district, have ...

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Sierra View Elementary School recently hosted its Annual Spelling Bee. Photographed are the top three winners accompanied by Principal David Kindred, left, and Jeff Aprile ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


The word whizzes of Fair Oaks recently paired off in the Annual Spelling Bee. Top three honors went to, from left: Jessica Birchall, First Place ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Comedy-Drama ‘Album’ Set At Stage 3 Theatre Company

Album, a comedy drama by David Rimmer and directed by Rocky Rhoades, opens Friday, Oct. 14 and plays for only three weekends until Oct. 30 ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Several Sierra 4-H members spent the evening recently with customers at Tractor Supply Company in Oakdale promoting National 4-H Week. The 4-H members sold green ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Pair Of Annual Scholarships Available Through Soroptimists

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award and Scholarship Award.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Sunday Film, Festivities Benefit AAUW Programs

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its Annual Fall Scholarship Fundraiser this Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Safety, Security In Focus For Month Of October

More than 60 percent of convicted burglars said they would avoid a potential target home if they see an alarm system is present, according to ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

New CHP, OTS Campaign Focuses On Seat Belt Usage

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is continuing its efforts to ensure drivers, passengers, and children are properly restrained while traveling California's roadways. The CHP ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Fair Oaks Students Rustle Up Ag Day Fun

Getting a chance to learn about the cowboy life and their Western/agricultural heritage here in the Central Valley, students at Fair Oaks Elementary recently ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Accordion Session

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

City To Create Interim Managers

With the September retirement of former Oakdale Public Services Director Thom Clark, and the subsequent appointment of Jeff Gravel as the interim director, the city ...

October 12, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Funky Flea Market Partners With Bloomingcamp’s

Shoppers looking for unique home décor or holiday treats won't need to travel far as the Funky Flea Market teams with Bloomingcamp Ranch ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Electric Charging Stations Coming To Bianchi Center

Stanislaus County, in partnership with the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, are working together on a project to install two electric vehicle charging stations in ...

October 12, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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