Oakdale Academy students showed their support for veterans and active service members by decorating care packages with their artwork, filling them with goodies, and sending them off overseas this past Friday. Kindergarten through third grade teacher Paula Roberts, in her first year at the Academy, has her students participate in a service project each trimester and the one they just completed was the veterans' service project. They began this project in November for Veterans' Day and continued it this month sending off packages.
The first regular meeting of the new year for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board is set for Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. The session will be in the Station 26 meeting room at 3318 Topeka St. and include recognition of outgoing Board of Directors member Shayne Strasser and a badge pinning for threw new firefighter paramedics.
Each year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service, and Lifetime Achievement. The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is scheduled later this month, and this week we profile those in the running for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year 2016 honors.
Flooding and heavy rain is expected over the course of this weekend through next week. Oakdale Public Works will have sandbags available to Oakdale residents at OFD Station 1 at 325 E. G St. in the parking lot facing Yosemite Avenue adjacent to their annex building. There will be sand, bags and shovels for the public to use.
The National Weather Service is showing a number of strong storm systems running through northern California over the next 10 days. There is some important information we would like to share with the public:
Visit the City Web page at www.oakdalegov.com or 'Like' us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.
For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican border, I decided to go across this year, not only to do a little shopping but to also dine at some of their local restaurants. If you've never crossed the border before, the line coming back across to the United States can be several hours long. What I didn't expect to see while waiting in line was a truck trailering a boat. The truck trailering the boat was sent to have a secondary ...
Starting this month, 2017 WiFi service will be expanded to all passenger cars for all four eastbound trains, and all four westbound trains during weekday commuter service on ACE, the Altamont Commuter Express. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited to one passenger car per trainset. Due to an overwhelming request from passengers to expand this train amenity, all ACE riders will be able to stay connected to family and or work while on their ride to their destination using ACE's extended WiFi service.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Oakdale Irrigation District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Ringing in the new year might be about toasting to good fortune and reminiscing with family and friends. But for many people, New Year's Eve also may be spent thinking about New Year's resolutions, many of which may focus on getting healthy and fit in the year ahead.
Sellers of electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and other related products, as of the first of the year, are now required to obtain a Cigarette and Tobacco Products Retailer's License from the California State Board of Equalization. On May 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 5 and Assembly Bill No. 11, requiring electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) be regulated the same as other tobacco products and establishing an annual licensing fee of $265 per location on retailers selling tobacco products.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alternately closing the #1 (left) and #2 (right) lanes on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from the Merced/Stanislaus County line to the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line for paving operations. Due to the New Year's Holiday, there was no scheduled road work on Sunday, Jan. 1 or Monday, Jan. 2.