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City Nets $355K For Trail Project

After the shutdown of a much anticipated outdoor project due to environmental safety concerns, the City of Oakdale, after nearly a year of negotiations, has been awarded $355,000 by the California Natural Resources Agency to get construction of the Valley View Park Trail back on track.

November 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Downtown Businesses Prepare To Usher In Holiday Spirit

The magic of the holiday season has slowly but surely been taking over shops and store front windows in Oakdale's downtown area.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Shoeboxes Bring Gifts To Brighten Holidays

With donations coming in from Oakdale and the surrounding areas, over 680 shoeboxes were collected locally for children across the country and around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The 682 total boxes gathered at The River Christian Community on East G Street, which served as the collection center in town, will now head off on a journey to Southern California. They will go to Irvine for checking and processing, and from there will start the journey to needy children both in the U.S. and abroad.

November 23, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pink Martini Brings Musical Spectacle To Gallo Center

With the recent release of their ninth studio album "Je dis oui," Pink Martini will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing newly recorded tracks along with selections from the band's holiday album.

November 23, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Holiday Singalong Slated

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


USDA Offers Easy Tips For Food Safe Thanksgiving

USDA Offers Easy Tips

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Center Event Hosts Singer-Speaker Lee

Award winning singer and speaker, LouAnn Lee will be featured in an appearance on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Celebration Center Oakdale, located at 522 E. F St.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


SERVICE WITH A SMILE

On Friday, Nov. 11 Hula's in Escalon did over $550 in free meals for military service personnel. "It was a good turnout, people came from all over," said Hula's owner Tony Victorino. "Over 4000 people saw it on Facebook." This was the second year the restaurant offered free meals for veterans, with many from the Escalon and Oakdale areas turning out. Last year they provided did about $300 in meals, with this year's turnout better. Victorino said the local eatery was "pretty packed" after the downtown parade in Escalon on Veterans' Day and the free meal was ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Officer Graduation

Twenty-nine future law enforcement officers took to the stage as the graduating class 38-16 of the San Joaquin Delta College Peace Officer Academy earlier this week. Cadets of all backgrounds started this journey March 20, 2016 and are prepared to be the new era of law enforcement. While some of the cadets are in varying stages in their hiring process with different agencies, currently six of the cadets have been hired with local agencies. One cadet has been hired by the Tracy Police Department, one cadet by Pittsburg Police Department, two cadets with Stockton PD and two cadets with San ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


DEMONSTRATION DAY

A coordinated group of peaceful protestors gathered recently at the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, staging a protest against the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. The 'No DAPL' movement was done on a nationwide basis on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, with the group at Knights Ferry including several church members from Merced, Mariposa, Fresno and Modesto in addition to the Save the Stanislaus River organization.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Maximum Enforcement Effort Planned By CHP

Millions of Californians will travel the roads this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to visit with family and friends. While this time of year is usually full of joy, it can be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Library Music And Math

Late November at the Oakdale Library will feature "Mathematics of Music." Children will explore the connection between music and math as Lynn Sampson presents live music and instruments in this fun and educational setting, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. This is designed for elementary school age, but all ages will enjoy the music.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Local Equestrian Serpa Set To Appear In Rose Parade

A love of horses, a strong commitment to community service and two years of hard work have earned local resident Dennis Serpa a berth in the 2017 Rose Parade. Serpa is a member of Backcountry Horsemen of California, Mid-Valley Unit, a local 400-member strong volunteer organization which directly assists the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and County of Stanislaus in operating backcountry camps and maintaining urban, national forest and wilderness trail systems.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Participants Sought For DYW

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2018 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held March 11, 2017 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


CRUZIN’ CRITTERS

Proving to be good sports, top photo, three student volunteers marvel at the Madagascar Screeching Cockroaches placed on their shirts during Magnolia Elementary School's recent Reptile Show. Cruzin' Critters travels to varying venues including schools, educating and sharing a variety of rescued critters. An alligator was one of many exotic reptiles the students were able to encounter up close and personal during the Reptile Show hosted by the school's Parent Teacher Club. The show was a reward for a couple dozen Jog-a-Thon participants, but opened to the student body and their families for a nominal fee.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


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HOLIDAY STUFFING

Students of Oakdale Junior and Oakdale High schools participated in the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event the week prior to Thanksgiving, utilizing horse trailers to ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Scouts Host Breakfast

Cub Scout Pack #303 will having its Annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, Dec. 3, at St Mary's Hall, across the parking lot from Saint ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Toys For Tots Donations Sought

The Oak Summit Masonic Lodge in Knights Ferry is helping the United States Marine Corps Reserve again this year with their Toys For Tots drive ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


FFA FUNDRAISER

Oakdale High School FFA hosted its annual Game Night fundraiser earlier this month. Students served dinner to over 150 people. The annual event earned close ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Council Hears Reports

A number of staff reports took up the bulk of the meeting time for Oakdale City Council members at their recent session, dealing with items ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Performances Set At Modesto Junior College

Multiple holiday-themed events are on the schedule over the next couple of weeks at Modesto Junior College.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


December Events Slated At The Oakdale Library

Children and teens are invited to take part in free crafts and activities this December, beginning with a DIY window clings program on Tuesday, Dec ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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