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Maximum Enforcement Effort Planned By CHP

Millions of Californians will travel the roads this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to visit with family and friends. While this time of year is usually full of joy, it can be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Library Music And Math

Late November at the Oakdale Library will feature "Mathematics of Music." Children will explore the connection between music and math as Lynn Sampson presents live music and instruments in this fun and educational setting, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. This is designed for elementary school age, but all ages will enjoy the music.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Local Equestrian Serpa Set To Appear In Rose Parade

A love of horses, a strong commitment to community service and two years of hard work have earned local resident Dennis Serpa a berth in the 2017 Rose Parade. Serpa is a member of Backcountry Horsemen of California, Mid-Valley Unit, a local 400-member strong volunteer organization which directly assists the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and County of Stanislaus in operating backcountry camps and maintaining urban, national forest and wilderness trail systems.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Participants Sought For DYW

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2018 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held March 11, 2017 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


CRUZIN’ CRITTERS

Proving to be good sports, top photo, three student volunteers marvel at the Madagascar Screeching Cockroaches placed on their shirts during Magnolia Elementary School's recent Reptile Show. Cruzin' Critters travels to varying venues including schools, educating and sharing a variety of rescued critters. An alligator was one of many exotic reptiles the students were able to encounter up close and personal during the Reptile Show hosted by the school's Parent Teacher Club. The show was a reward for a couple dozen Jog-a-Thon participants, but opened to the student body and their families for a nominal fee.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Open House

The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, 730 E. F St., Suite G, Oakdale, will be hosting a Holiday Festival and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will receive free mini neck and shoulder massages, shiatsu therapy sessions, herbal teas, refreshments, and more. Also available will be skin care samples and discounted gift certificates for holiday gift-giving. There will be handcrafted jewelry and holiday gift booths for unique holiday shopping. Stop by and receive free de-stressing pampering while browsing for your holiday gift-giving. For more information, visit www ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Club Donates

Local Sara Sperry, from Farm to Kids, spoke at the November Oakdale Women's Club meeting about donating a pound of almonds to kids in need for every pound sold. The club donated $100 to Farm to Kids to support their efforts.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


COWBOY SANTA

The 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas event will once again return to the Gene Bianchi Community Center to kick off the holiday season. The event will be hosted beginning Friday, Nov. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors both inside and the center and outside in the plaza. Cowboy Santa will make his customary visit, riding into the plaza Saturday at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Shop Small Businesses To Boost The Economy

Americans who are planning to hit the malls after Thanksgiving should also remember to visit local merchants for their holiday shopping, officials from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Winter Driving Tips From CHP

The California Highway Patrol encourages motorists to prepare for fog and winter driving conditions. The fog season in the Central Valley typically begins during the month of November and continues through February.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Authorizes Wastewater Funds

With just enough members on the dais to make a quorum, the Oakdale City Council authorized nearly $200,000 for the purchase of a new lawnmower and needed equipment for the city's wastewater treatment plant to keep it functioning.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bob Gilbert Passes At 93

Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, Nov. 20 late in the evening.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Second Place Finish For U12 Galaxy Girls

The Oakdale 12 and Under Galaxy Soccer team recently competed in the Cal North-California Youth Soccer Association District VIII tournament. The girls went 4-0 scoring a total of 28 points to finish second in the large two day tournament held at Mary Grogan Soccer Complex in Modesto. The championship was decided by a points system, with the first place team recording a total of 29 points.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Projects

At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and the local community. The state funds for all these projects come from bond measures approved by ...

November 23, 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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