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Shoeboxes Bring Gifts To Brighten Holidays

With donations coming in from Oakdale and the surrounding areas, over 680 shoeboxes were collected locally for children across the country and around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The 682 total boxes gathered at The River Christian Community on East G Street, which served as the collection center in town, will now head off on a journey to Southern California. They will go to Irvine for checking and processing, and from there will start the journey to needy children both in the U.S. and abroad.

November 23, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Pink Martini Brings Musical Spectacle To Gallo Center

With the recent release of their ninth studio album "Je dis oui," Pink Martini will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing newly recorded tracks along with selections from the band's holiday album.

November 23, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News

Holiday Singalong Slated

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News

USDA Offers Easy Tips For Food Safe Thanksgiving

USDA Offers Easy Tips

November 23, 2016 | | Local News

Celebration Center Event Hosts Singer-Speaker Lee

Award winning singer and speaker, LouAnn Lee will be featured in an appearance on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Celebration Center Oakdale, located at 522 E. F St.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


On Friday, Nov. 11 Hula's in Escalon did over $550 in free meals for military service personnel. "It was a good turnout, people came from all over," said Hula's owner Tony Victorino. "Over 4000 people saw it on Facebook." This was the second year the restaurant offered free meals for veterans, with many from the Escalon and Oakdale areas turning out. Last year they provided did about $300 in meals, with this year's turnout better. Victorino said the local eatery was "pretty packed" after the downtown parade in Escalon on Veterans' Day and the free meal was ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News

San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Officer Graduation

Twenty-nine future law enforcement officers took to the stage as the graduating class 38-16 of the San Joaquin Delta College Peace Officer Academy earlier this week. Cadets of all backgrounds started this journey March 20, 2016 and are prepared to be the new era of law enforcement. While some of the cadets are in varying stages in their hiring process with different agencies, currently six of the cadets have been hired with local agencies. One cadet has been hired by the Tracy Police Department, one cadet by Pittsburg Police Department, two cadets with Stockton PD and two cadets with San ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


A coordinated group of peaceful protestors gathered recently at the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, staging a protest against the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. The 'No DAPL' movement was done on a nationwide basis on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, with the group at Knights Ferry including several church members from Merced, Mariposa, Fresno and Modesto in addition to the Save the Stanislaus River organization.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News

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


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

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Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Discounts Available To The Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Brain-Healthy Habits That Are Easy To Embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News

Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

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