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National Night Out Attracts A Crowd

Burchell Hill Park in Oakdale was full of life on Tuesday, Aug. 2 as members of the community came out for National Night Out to gather for an evening featuring a variety of booths, activities, food and fun. The annual community event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help keep neighborhoods safer and make them a better place to live. The relationship between neighbors and Oakdale Police brings back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring local law enforcement and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

August 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Fire Horn: Tradition Or Unnecessary Irritant?

There's a signature sound that has – in recent weeks – reemerged in the city to go off thrice daily from the city's fire station, only to be silenced again over the weekend. And now, an 11th hour decision could have that fire horn blaring once more but the question for many at this point is: Why? Is it to ring out danger, ring out warning, alert fire department staff, sound to mark certain times of day, and why are so many alerts per day needed?

August 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sheriff’s Elite Dive Team Aims To Provide Closure

Waterways have been busy during the summer in this area, including Woodward Reservoir and nearby Jacob Myers Park packed with rafters, boaters, and swimmers. With the increase in visitors to the reservoirs and the rivers during the summer months, people are sometimes more focused on fun instead of water safety. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Dive Team has been very busy this summer. They hold monthly trainings at the reservoirs and have been out several times on rescues and recovery missions. Their most recent training was at Woodward Reservoir on Aug. 4.

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Caliendo Brings Cast Of Characters To The Gallo

With all the political rhetoric that is going around and the negativity that can surround us, sometimes we just need to laugh. Frank Caliendo will soon be entertaining residents in the Central Valley, bringing his unique blend of comedy to the Gallo Center for the Arts. His show, Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., will include impressions of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, politicians like George W. Bush, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and broadcasters John Madden, Jon Gruden and Charles Barkley as well as talk show hosts, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Many ...

August 04, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


August Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Public Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Foreverland Group Performs At Summer Concert Series

Ripon's Lucca Winery continues the big-time fun with their stellar Summer Concert Series.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Love, Shelter Pets Soar With Wings Of Rescue

During July, an organization called 'Wings of Rescue' picked up several dogs from the Oakdale Animal Shelter and transported them to Washington. They were flown in a plane with a logo stating "love is in the air" on it to find permanent homes for these furry four legged pets.

August 03, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Delta Gold Diggers Group Schedules Outdoor Festival

The Delta Gold Diggers will present the Gold and Outdoor Festival, sponsored by the Gold Prospectors Association of America, in the heart of California's famed Mother Lode country near Woods Creek at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course Set

An AARP, American Association of Retired Persons, four-hour refresher course is scheduled at the Oak Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1425 W. H St., on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Hours for the event are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and attendees must have completed a previous eight-hour course.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Running Company Already Lacing Up For Races -

Novice runner Matt Terry has taken his newly acquired passion and quite literally, he's run with it.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


State’s Dairy Farmers Seek Financial Relief

California Dairy Campaign (CDC) President Joe Augusto commended members of Congress on Thursday for signing onto a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide relief to dairy farmers who have been struggling due to low milk prices.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


RIVER WATCH

Volunteers gather once a month at the Stanislaus River bridge on North Yosemite Avenue for a clean-up effort and here are shown loading up some debris and garbage cleared away on a previous outing. The next river clean-up will be this Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Phil McKay will bring his boat for any volunteers who are willing to get in the water and clean debris off the river bottom. Be sure to bring attire to get wet and shoes for the river bottom. Coordinator Annette Halverson said they now have a ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Revitalized River’s Edge Offers Refreshing Setting

As Central Valley temperatures continue to stay around the century mark, locals may choose to cool off in the Stanislaus River or keep their kitchen cool by opting to eat out.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Enjoys Fair Success

For Orange Blossom 4-H members, summer time is fair time! Several members in the club participated in the California State Fair as well as the Stanislaus County Fair. Projects ranged from livestock raised throughout the spring and summer to still exhibits where members showcased their talents.

August 03, 2016 | By MOLLY TERPSTRA 4-H Club Reporter | Local News


Fast Moving Fire Hits Knights Ferry

A rapidly moving grass fire threatened Knights Ferry homes on Saturday, July 30, reported after an assisting unit on an unrelated incident spotted the blaze on Frymire Road along the Stanislaus River near the Tuolumne and Stanislaus County line.

August 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Blood Drive Rescheduled

A Wednesday afternoon blood drive scheduled in Oakdale on Wednesday, Aug. 2 has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 14.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Ag Continues To Thrive

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America organization doesn't seem to be letting up in the excellence department, and doesn't plan to, at ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Sierra View Music Fest Returns To Rock The Valley

Jim Brunk is not one known to be frightened by challenge. That became not just known but established during the summer of 2008 after the ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Merchant Concerns Prompt Department Response

In light of ongoing concerns in the downtown business area, Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to those challenges.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Blood Donations Needed

The American Red Cross called an "emergency blood shortage" in early July. Officials are urging eligible donors of all blood types to give blood or ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


School District Implements Technology Time Saver

It is a return to school pastime which has been commonly known as "Parent Homework." A task dreaded by many each year as their children ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A Furry Friend At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Slated

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of August have been announced for Congressman Jeff Denham, where 10th district residents can get help with ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Software Application Creation Competition Seeking Entries

California's 10th District Congressional App Challenge is now open.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oak Letters

Angels On The Highway

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross, Wells Fargo Team Up For Fire Assistance Relief

In response to the devastating Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and other wildfires throughout California, Wells Fargo & Company recently announced it will donate $100,000 ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraiser Pick-Up Thursday

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Stages Production Of Peter Pan

For the final play of the summer season, local theater Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale will debut the beloved children's tale of Peter Pan ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Back To The Books

The main thoroughfare of F Street, as well as side streets will once again be all abuzz as over 5,000 Oakdale Joint Unified students ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Area Youth Enjoy Solid Showings In Fair Arena

Whether it was at the recent Stanislaus County Fair or the State Fair in Sacrmanto, local youths had plenty to keep them busy this summer ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


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