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California Awarded Health Insurance Enforcement Grant

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $1,844,585 to California to use for enforcement and oversight of issuer compliance with select Affordable Care Act (ACA) key consumer protections. In total, CMS awarded approximately $25.5 million to 22 states and the District of Columbia. These awards allow California to use the funding for activities related to planning and implementing selected Federal market reforms and consumer protections that may include: essential health benefits, preventive services, parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, appeals processes, and bringing down the cost of health care coverage (also ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


November Programs Slated For Kids, Adults At Library

Story Time Sessions will continue through November at the Oakdale Library.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Time To Fall Back

The summertime and warmer weather practice of Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


California Producers Earn USDA Grants

USDA Rural Development California State Director Janice Waddell recently announced and congratulated 15 recipients of Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program funds. The nearly $2 million in grants awarded will help California cooperatives, farmers, ranchers and other small businesses develop and expand new value-added products.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


House Speaker Ryan Rallies In Valley For Denham

With a hotly contested race for the Valley's 10th Congressional District, Republicans are banding together as House Speaker Paul Ryan came to Modesto on Thursday, Oct. 27 to spur local campaign staff and supporters for incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.

November 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook lists upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Everybody Loves A (Halloween) Parade

It was the traditional Halloween Parade and Festival for Oakdale on Monday, Oct. 31 as the city, in cooperation with the Oakdale Kiwanis Club and several other community and business supporters, put on the festivities. Along with a parade along G Street, there was food, games, music, candy and fun for the young trick-or-treaters in the early afternoon, before they hit the streets to go door-to-door for some more sweet treats. Following are some photos from the festive event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MUSIC IN MOTION

Oakdale High School band members as well as the color guard maintained the tradition of leading the way for ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses alike during the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival on Monday evening, Oct. 31. The annual event is hosted by the City of Oakdale in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll Sunday

This year marks the 53rd annual Pumpkin Roll to be held in historic Knights Ferry on Sunday, Nov. 6. It is always held on the first Sunday after Halloween.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Cruz Saluted For 50 Years Of SIO Service

The year 1966 may feel like a lifetime ago to some. The past 50 years much has changed about the world. While the political climate still leaves many to ponder, there is no disputing many of the changes and their effects on the world at large.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Election Day Looms With Few Local Races

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Presidential General Election, with a few local races of note as well.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Heller Set At Helm Of Police Department

In his first week at the Oakdale Police Department, newly appointed Police Chief Scott Heller hit the ground running, meeting with city officials, department staff, and members of the Oakdale community in his first few days on the job.

November 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Crosstown Big Fix Postponed

The weekend closure of the eastbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather.

October 28, 2016 | | Local News


State Duck Stamp Dollars Support Waterfowl Population

It might seem incongruous for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund a habitat restoration project located somewhere outside of California. Yet, doing so is a very important part of biologists' efforts to protect and manage the approximately five million waterfowl that winter in California annually – and is a very important use of the conservation dollars provided by waterfowl hunters.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


State Gas Price Falls Faster Than Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


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Community-Supported Ag Day Highlights Resolutions

If your New Year's resolutions about healthy eating are already in the rearview mirror, you're not alone, but you still have time to ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Schedules Specialized Programs For Dementia Support

A Virtual Dementia Tour and an Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting are both planned on a regular basis at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

College Recital

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Recognition Program Honors UPS Drivers For Safety

UPS, United Parcel Service, recently announced that 172 elite drivers from California are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


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