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Newest 209 Arrives In Costco

The latest issue of the 209 Magazine, third row down, second from left, is now on the shelves at area Costco stores, with a variety of travel and dining features, interviews with local authors, a tour of an area 'dream home' and more. Pick up your copy today.

February 18, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale FES Hosts Wedding-Themed Event

It is fair to say there are few people in the community of Oakdale who have not stepped foot inside the Oakdale FES Hall, located at 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. From the annual Oakdale Joint Unified School District Science Fair, to crab feeds and fundraisers, the FES Hall has long served the community and its youth.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Community Briefs

Enjoy Accordion Music

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Crafters Put Heart And Soul Into Projects

Several offerings focused on the Valentine's Day theme were offered over the past couple of weeks at the Oakdale Library.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Regional Relay Event Slowly Taking Shape

Just a little less than three months away, a combined Relay For Life for the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and Waterford is seeing the pieces fall into place.

February 14, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

OHS Art Show Slated This Month

Some things have changed since Matt McDonald last roamed the halls as an Oakdale High School Mustang 20 years ago. The one thing most notable and most recent would be his recent addition as a staff member at his alma mater.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale Equine Rescue Living Up To Its Name

One truly never knows what any given day will hold for the board members and volunteers of Oakdale Equine Rescue. One thing, however, is for certain: when a call is received by one of their partnered Animal Control organizations, the team jumps into place to respond whenever possible.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul recently delivered the State of the City address to a lunchtime crowd at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, detailing the financial health and prospective growth of the city as it currently stands and going forward in 2018.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

New Threat Could Impact Regional Wetlands, Agriculture

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley. Given the severity of potential impacts and the impacts realized in other infested states, CDFW believes early intervention actions could be successful in eradicating nutria from the area and is asking the public's help in looking for and reporting nutria sightings in order to determine the extent of the infestation.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


It was billed as the 'battle of the badges' and plenty of first responders and emergency personnel took part but it was also the general public heeding the call for blood donations that helped the American Red Cross far surpass its goal of two dozen units in a drive on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Here, Oakdale Police Lt. Joe Carrillo does what is called a 'Power Red' donation, providing two units of blood in one visit. The process takes longer because the donor has to be rehydrated as part of the donation. With bad weather ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Annual Technology Conference Slated

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the 19th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC!2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at California State University Stanislaus (CSUS) One University Circle, Turlock.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Documentary Wins International Award

The documentary Halfway Home, directed by Stanislaus State professor Steve Arounsack, has been given a documentary fund award by the Center for Asian American Media. Arounsack is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab. In 2012 he won the Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

YES KIDS Presenting Disney’s “Peter Pan JR”

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS will present Disney's "Peter Pan JR" at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto next month. Performance dates are Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that customers suffer from outages caused by unsecured metallic balloons drifting into power lines. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers as they celebrate their sweethearts to make sure balloons are always tied to a weight – as required by California law – and to never release them outdoors.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment employees, who work every day on fleet automobiles and equipment, channeled their passion refurbishing old cars into restored classics.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

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More Life At School Farm

Rain proved not to be a deterrent as a small army of students and community members descended on the Oakdale School Farm this past Friday ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Vote For Top Chili

Mark the calendar for Saturday, March 10, as American Veterans First is hosting its second annual fundraising chili cook-off for another year. For those that ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

ASTRO Fundraiser Sets Sights On New Heights

Saint Patrick's Day has taken on a new spin for the Oakdale/Riverbank area thanks in part to the ASTRO Foundation.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Local AAUW Hosts Career Development Grant Recipient

Members, guests and prospective members of the American Association of University Women, Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch won't want to miss the chance to meet one of ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Civil Rights Icon Launches Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta could only stay for a few minutes, but the message she delivered to an audience of 650 people at San Joaquin Delta College ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Saturday Features Distinguished Young Women Competition

Coming up on Saturday, March 10, the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program hosted by Soroptimist International of Oakdale will be held at 7 ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

World Ag Expo Sees Success In Tulare

The 2018 World Ag Expo came to a close after seeing large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and gorgeous weather all three days of the show. Celebrating ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

New Deputy Director Named For Caltrans

Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The announcement comes on the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Civil Air Patrol Welcomes New Squadron Commander


March 07, 2018 | | Local News

CalRecycle Joins Food Waste Prevention Week Efforts

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is supporting Food Waste Prevention Week to raise awareness about the environmental and economic costs of food ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Libraries, Museums Honored For Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced that California's Pretend City Children's Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Gem Faire In Pleasanton

Gem Faire, West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, is set for March 9 through 11, at Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., in ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Drought Impacts Salmon Forecast For 2018

Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news this past week regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California's ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

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