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Community Efforts Make Season Bright

Oak Summit Masonic Lodge #112 of Knights Ferry is supporting the annual 2015 Toys for Tots holiday toy drive. A number of collection barrels and boxes have been placed in Oakdale. They include Ace Hardware, SaveMart, Oak Valley Jewelry, Steves Chevrolet, Haidlen Ford, Suzy Belens, Pizza Hut, Saras Dry Cleaner, Kmart, Tractor Supply and Wells Fargo Bank. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will help the Toys for Tots campaign get holiday gifts to those in need.

December 09, 2015 | | Local News


Sheriff Christianson Travels For Counter Terrorism Training

With the awareness and threat of global terrorism on the forefront, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has just returned from a best practices counter-terrorism program in Israel. As part of the course which ran from Nov. 15-24, he met with his Israeli counterparts on how to make Stanislaus County and America safer. With the rise of ISIS and other fanatic organizations – as was most recently seen in Paris – this type of program is more important than ever, according to sheriff's department officials.

December 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Aims To Feed Families

This year marks the sixth Holiday season that the halls of Oakdale High School will not be brightened by the smile of Veronica Patron.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Code-Water Enforcer Approved By Council

With code enforcement in the city basically dormant over the past few years, and the State of California requiring cities to enforce water conservation rules, the Oakdale City Council approved a combined code enforcement/water conservation officer position at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 7.

December 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Firefighter Seeking Marrow Match

After 11 years on the job, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wise has battled countless fires and done his part to save lives. Now, after being diagnosed with leukemia in September, the decorated fire veteran and two-time City of Oakdale Firefighter of the Year is looking for his own hero to match him for a bone marrow donation as he contends with his biggest battle yet.

December 04, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


First Ever Chanukah Menorah Lighting In Downtown Oakdale!

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will host a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Oakdale on Sunday night, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center Plaza. The event is free, for all ages, rain or shine, and will feature the lighting of a five-foot tall Menorah, holiday songs and distributing holiday treats.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News


Wet Winter Weather Forecasts Prompt Red Cross Warnings

The forecast for a strong El Niño is making news with an El Niño weather pattern that could be one of the strongest on record. While there are no guarantees, there is the potential for a significant wet winter. As a result, American Red Cross is encouraging residents to prepare their homes and property for the coming wet weather and to arm themselves with safety tips – before significant storms arrive.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Community Holiday Activities Scheduled

Oakdale's Family Support Network (FSN) will host its Third Annual Coats and Cookies Event on Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 10 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FSN is located at 1405 West F St., Suite A, Oakdale.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Lamplight Tours This Weekend In Columbia

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Surprise That Saved Columbia." Tours will run Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


December Features Pet Adoption Promotion

A mirth-filled holiday season is yours for the low price of saving the life of a rescued pet: a mere $25 adoption fee will give you the not-to-be missed experience of opening your heart and home to a new furry family member or two from the Oakdale Animal Shelter.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Hospital Auxiliary Offers Craft Fair

Oak Valley Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers will host their annual Craft Fair and Boutique on Friday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza Building, 1425 W. H St., Oakdale.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Tree Lot Takes On New Mission

The spirit of giving is alive and well at 7712 Rodden Road in Oakdale, as River Oak Grace Community Church opens the gates of its annual Christmas Tree lot. The annual tree lot hosted on the hill of the north end church has taken on a new mission for the 2015 Christmas season. A tree lot which once utilized its profits to go toward camp for its youth ministries is now reaching beyond the church's Rodden Road location.

December 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Spirit Alive And Well

They were lined up outside the Gene Bianchi Community Center well ahead of the scheduled opening time for the doors on Thursday, as members of the community came to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving dinner. Offered to all free of charge, the menu included all the traditional holiday favorites, from turkey and mashed potatoes to salad and cranberry sauce, topped off with a variety of choices for dessert.

December 02, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Center For Human Services Places Holiday Angel Trees

In 2011, Center for Human Services (CHS) – Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center introduced Angel Trees to assist families in need during the holiday season. Last year, CHS – Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center hosted Angel Trees at nine different sites and were able to provide gifts for over 400 Angels (local children). This year, Angel Trees are at eight sites and plan to serve over 300 Angels. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting an Angel (local child) this holiday season, Angel Trees can be found at the following locations:

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Congressman Plans Visit For Mobile Office Hours

This Friday, Dec. 4 is the date for the next stop in Oakdale for Congressman Jeff Denham.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


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Spring Fishing Classic Set At Bass Pro Shops

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February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Flood Preparedness Safety Tips For Multiple Situations

With evacuations ordered in Oroville, Marysville and Yuba City earlier this week due to flooding, and more rain in the forecast, additional areas of the ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Additional Orientations Slated For Come Back Kids Program

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold informational orientations for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Carriage Art Show Slated For Bianchi Center

The Valley Art Association, VAA, 2017 Carriage Art Show will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

February 15, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Drive-Thru Robbery Suspects Arrested At Disturbance Call

Oakdale Police caught up with Friday night robbery suspects later in the evening at a disturbance call and two people were arrested as a result.

February 11, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Planting Is Near: Join Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


New Board Members Welcomed At Hospice

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, recently announced its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 27 at the State ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Valentine's Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


How Chocolate Became Tied To Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it's ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


California Sees Slight Drop In Price At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Installing Innovative Pedestrian Signal On Highway

Caltrans is preparing for an innovative project to upgrade pedestrian crossings at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue. This intersection is heavily used by businesses ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


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