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Wildfires Prompt Health Caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. In addition, smoke impacts will continue from the Lion Fire (Tulare County) especially in the foothills and mountainous areas of Fresno, Tulare and Valley portion of Kern counties. The health caution will remain in place and smoke impacts will continue until the fires are extinguished.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News

AAUW Slates Fall Fundraiser

Soar like an eagle to raise funds for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch's Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Scholarships and fund programs that tie into AAUW's goals of helping women and girls reach their full potential. Plan to attend AAUW, ORE's Fall Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Oakdale.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News

Small Farm Conference Celebrating 30 Years

All members of the California small farm community are invited to register for the 30th California Small Farm Conference, the state's premier gathering for small-scale farmers, ranchers, farmers' market managers, and those who support them. The conference will be held Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29 and 30 at the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. Attendees can register today at

October 11, 2017 | | Local News

Western Days Attendees Enjoy Entertainment, Grub

Oakdale's Cowboy Capital lived up to its name on Saturday, Oct. 7 as the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau hosted their second annual Western Days event at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. With activities spread throughout the day, the local rodeo grounds became a destination for many to enjoy a bit of Western flair.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News

Crash Impacts Traffic

Oakdale Police have issued an advisory that, due to a traffic accident involving a power pole, traffic at East G Street and South Fifth Avenue, northbound and southbound Sixth Avenue and eastbound G at Grove Street is currently closed due to a traffic accident. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.

October 06, 2017 | | Local News

Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News

Conference Hosted By Local Soroptimist International

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale. The free conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Oakdale High School's library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

Salmon Artwork Sought For 2018 Poster Contest

The 2017 Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Committee is once again hosting an art contest in conjunction with the 2017 Stanislaus River Festival. The Festival is planned for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Stanislaus River Park, Knights Ferry.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

Fall Art Show

Oak Valley Art Society is planning its annual Fall Art Show later this month.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

Center For Human Services Hosts Block Party

Center for Human Services (CHS) Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host the Seventh Annual Community Block Party on Friday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 631 W. F St., Oakdale. This family-friendly event focuses on providing information, connections and fun activities to residents in Oakdale and neighboring communities. Dozens of organizations will share their resources as well as free food, music, a photo booth, giveaways and face painting. CHS - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will also host a free market that will include books, clothing and household items.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

OHS Homecoming Events Soon To Start

Fall is in the air and Oakdale High school leadership is ready to welcome it with a number of activities celebrating the 2017 Homecoming Week. While varying activities have begun, Homecoming week officially begins on the high school campus on Monday, Oct. 9 with a Meme Dress Up day.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Little Oakdale Stampede Mascots Skye Turner and Paizlee Gillmore brought their cute Stampede spirit to the field to help cheer on the varsity boys during a recent contest at The Corral. Both Skye and Paizlee are part of a mascot squad that helps cheer at different levels each home game; the Stampede youth football squads return to The Corral for games this Saturday, Oct. 7.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

Pink Patch Project Comes To Oakdale

Oakdale Police and Blue Line Wives are joining with over 100 other police agencies across the nation this October by participating in the "Pink Patch Project."

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

Western Day Event Gives Nod To Heritage

The second annual Western Day and Chili Cook Off, hosted by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, OTVB, is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on East F Street.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

OID Candidate Forum Scheduled For Oct. 11

The League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Oct. 11 for the Oakdale Irrigation District races, which feature contests for two posts.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News

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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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