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Oakdale’s Ryle Smith Qualifies For NFR

Oakdale is known as "The Cowboy Capital of the World" and resident Ryle Smith is letting it be known on a global level. Smith, an Oakdale High School alum, is currently ranked 13th in the world in tie down competition. So far, 2016 has been a special year for the 29-year-old, as this is the first year he has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, NFR, which will be held in Las Vegas in December.

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


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


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Shaw Family Band Featured In Christmas Gospel Concert

Escalon First Baptist Church is inviting the community to an uplifting family Gospel Christmas concert by the Shaw Family Band on Friday, Dec. 15 at ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Compassionate Friends Plans Annual Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Film Competition Offered

College and high school student filmmakers can save $10 on submission fees by submitting their short films in a local competition by the Friday, Dec ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

Joseph A. Guerrero, a 2015 graduate of Oakdale High School, attended Adams State College, Colorado and joined the United States Coast Guard.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Christmas in Valley Home, a very special time for our Valley Home Community! This Saturday December 9th we will celebrate the Christmas season together here ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Hansen Ready To Compete At 2017 Permit Challenge

On Thursday, Dec.7, 33 contestants will compete in the Permit Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top five Professional ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Call For Photo Entries At Carnegie Arts Center

The Carnegie Arts Center is celebrating the variety of artistic creativity found in and around California's Central Valley. Photographers from throughout Northern and Central ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


‘Ride Or Die’ Tour Hits Bob Hope Theatre

Modern day Country artist Dustin Lynch will roll into Stockton headlining his 'Ride or Die' Tour on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Bob Hope Theatre ...

November 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military Youth Eligible To Receive $10,000

The deadline is fast approaching for youth ages 13 to 18 in military families to get in the running for a $10,000 cash prize ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Photos Offered With Santa At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will be at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 2 for a voucher and adoption event with a special visit from ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Free Program Offers Basic Skating Lessons

Oak Park Ice Arena's Try Skating For Free program is the perfect place to start for young aspiring skaters or hockey players at the ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Hundreds Attend Benefit Hosted By Visit California

Visit California, in partnership with Food Network Chef Tyler Florence and Outstanding in the Field, hosted The Grateful Table, a special Thanksgiving-themed dinner, bringing hundreds ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Bright Night In Stockton

A fun and festive Bright Night is planned at the Stockton Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


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


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