After spending the 2015 season playing baseball in Mexico, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo, 37, is back pursuing a slot in Major League Baseball and has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2016 season.
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death and impacts more than 24 million people in the United States, yet many people with the disease are unaware they may have it. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe and can cause serious, long-term disability. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD in the United States and experts estimate that just as many are undiagnosed. COPD goes by other names including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should. Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish because it's a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies' and children's IQs. Unfortunately ...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, showing an increase of more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015. There is a 30- to 90-day waiting period for new policies to be reported to FEMA and the latest available data, released Feb. 16, shows an increase of more than 55,500 new flood insurance policies purchased in California from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, 2015.
Under the direction of drama teacher Bryan Mills, the Oakdale High School Drama Club will present a Neil Simon comedy, Rumors. This full length comedy will be presented on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the OHS Theater. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in advance in the business office of the school or at the door.
No child should have to go through chemotherapy. But the sad reality is cancer does not care how old you are. For 4-year-old Oakdale resident, Jasslynn Diaz, the fight is very real. Diaz has optical cancer and is currently involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation trying to get her wish granted.
Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.
Stanislaus County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting with Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan. All interested are encouraged to come and learn how you can get involved on Election Day. The meeting will at the Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Sierra Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 Gala performance of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. For information on Gala reservations, contact Development Director Beverly Handelman at 209-532-0502 ext. 111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County and northeastern Stanislaus County until the fire is extinguished. While measures were taken to contain the fire, smoke is impacting parts of Oakdale and Riverbank, and may reach other area communities into Saturday.