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California Conference Focuses On “Water Strong” Mentality

Keeping "CA Water Strong" through solid water infrastructure, sustainable groundwater systems and forward-thinking water policy will be the focus of the Association of California Water Agencies' (ACWA) 2017 Fall Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, going on through Dec. 1.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Cheer Spread Through Local Events

Many still stuffed from their Thanksgiving celebration the day before, the crowds nonetheless turned out for a couple of special holiday events Friday night, Nov. 24 in downtown Oakdale.

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


COWBOY CHRISTMAS

After arriving in unusual fashion – climbing out of a pick-up truck instead of riding in on horseback as is typical – Cowboy Santa nevertheless enjoyed meeting with kids on Saturday in the Community Center Plaza. Here, the Henry children maintained their tradition of visiting Cowboy Santa to offer their wish lists on Saturday, as young brother Kason found himself a bit distracted by the magical man's beard. Santa indicated he had to hitch a ride on the truck because his horse had inadvertently eaten too much alfalfa and was unable to make the trip. The annual Cowboy Christmas event also ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Speiller Named New Superior Court Judge

Oakdale resident Stacy Speiller will be sworn in as a Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge next month.

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Serves Hundreds On Thanksgiving

The turkeys were carved, potatoes mashed and pies sliced as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of close to 200 volunteers once again hosted the Annual Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner. The 24th annual event was staged this past Thursday – Thanksgiving Day – and was open to all.

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Christmas Slated For This Saturday

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in the city of Oakdale. This Saturday, Dec. 2 downtown businesses will extend their hours and open their doors in support of the Ninth Annual Downtown Christmas. The event will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates and how they apply to their business activities, said officials from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece. Anyone concerned about healthy eating would be wise to learn more about the health benefits of turkey and find ways to include it in their diets throughout the year.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since the slowing of growth is at a more significant rate than in previous years, the Valley economy is displaying signs of plateauing. That's the outlook of Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms Endowed Professor of Business Economics at California State University, Stanislaus, in his biannual Business Forecast Report.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ chicken meal on Nov. 1 that raised over $2,000 to benefit the Westside Ministries' Community Cultivators 4-H program. Westside Ministries has the primary purpose of providing opportunities for low-income children. The funds donated by MJC's Young Farmers Club were used to purchase fair supplies and equipment for the 4-H program.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall to discuss and recognize the near end of the CalGuard bonus repayment ordeal and the favorable resolution of California's 10th district constituents' cases.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices since 2014 as the country prepares for the busiest traveling weekend of the year. Yet the average gas price in four of five U.S. states is lower than a week ago, coming as the number of Americans driving is expected to surge by 20 percent over last Thanksgiving, according to GasBuddy's Annual Holiday Travel Survey.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about how they'll decorate their homes and businesses for the holiday season. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers that while holiday lighting truly adds to the season, it can also significantly increase the potential for fire risk, injury and electric shock if the proper precautions aren't followed while decorating. Adding to possible safety risks, older, non-energy-efficient lighting can severely impact customers' power bills.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays Dec. 1 through 23, at the East Sonora Theatre.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Cowgirl Luncheon Once Again Packs Bianchi Center

Forty cowboys left rodeo week with memories which will sustain them a lifetime and it didn't come by way of accomplishment at the Oakdale ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


April Observed As Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Area Homes Improved Using HERO Financing

Over 340 homes in Oakdale and Riverbank have been made more energy-efficient, or have had renewable energy systems installed since HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Varsity, JV Baseball Squads Split With Manteca

Manteca week is always a big one for the Mustangs and this week featured a couple of battles on the ball diamond. Entering the week ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local News


Rodeo Parade Winds Way Through Oakdale In Style

Rain or shine – and this year, happily, shine – the Oakdale Rodeo Parade goes on each year. The number of participants continues to grow, with local ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Weekend Art Show

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


California Focuses On Mosquito Awareness

There are two different invasive Aedes mosquito species moving their way through California. Aedes aegypti commonly called the yellow fever mosquito and Aedes albopictus, commonly ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Police Plan Distracted Driving Crackdown

Oakdale Police will take part in a special effort to crack down on distracted drivers on Friday, April 13.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


Burglar Caught In Tuesday Night Break-In

Oakdale Police caught a would-be burglar in the act on Tuesday evening, April 10.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


DUI Saturation Patrols For Rodeo Weekend

As the 67th Annual Rodeo competition begins, Oakdale Police Department alongside allied agencies will be out this weekend looking for impaired drivers.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Cancer Survivors Celebrated At Special Saturday Brunch

Firefighters did the cooking and moved their trucks out of the fire department bay to set up tables and chairs.

April 11, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SUN AND SHINE

After a washout on Friday and lingering showers on Saturday morning, the clouds cleared and the sun broke through to shine down on the classic ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Interact Club Has International Plans

Four students of Oakdale High School Interact Club are up to something big. The student affiliate of the Oakdale Rotary Club has taken on a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Volunteers Still Sought For Love Oakdale Event

Love Oakdale is fast approaching and this year is part of a volunteer movement initiated in the Central Valley known as Love Our Cities. The ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


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