Area veterans will have a chance to catch up on what the county is doing to help them when Riverbank hosts the monthly Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) meeting on Monday, Oct. 26. Local resident Diane Talbert will be the honored guest and speaker at the event taking place at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverbank City Council Chambers, 6707 Third St., Riverbank.
The day after Halloween, Sunday, Nov. 1, will see the 52nd annual Pumpkin Roll hosted in historic Knights Ferry. It is always held on the first Sunday after Halloween, which this year also happens to be the day after the holiday.
The homeless and vagrancy problem in Oakdale; always something to generate conversation, social media comments, and ideas of what to do, now has created the need for a community meeting titled "Focus on Prevention: Homelessness" on Oct. 26.
Generally when I cover a story I'm rarely a participant in the subject matter but this time was a bit different. Though I am not from Oakdale or live in the city (and there have been a few disgruntled readers who have reminded me of this), I do feel part of this "community" and felt the need to volunteer for the Oakdale Children's Play Park Revitalization Project at Dorada Park when City Manager Bryan Whitemyer made the call for workers at a recent city council meeting.
More than one million children ride school buses in California every day. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the observation of National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-23, to help recognize that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school.
The second annual Modesto Farm to Fork Event is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church Hall, 850 16th St., Modesto, next to the Downtown Certified Farmers Market.
The Oakdale community continues to be served and tended to through the efforts of the staff of its local Center for Human Services. Earlier this month CHS hosted its fifth annual Block Party with much success.
On Sunday, Oct. 11, Governor Jerry Brown rejected SB539 by Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda, which would have banned naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders, saying it's an issue "quintessentially for local decision makers."
A Wednesday evening crash on Oct. 7 between a big rig and a pick-up truck on Albers Road between Warnerville Road and Oakdale-Waterford Highway resulted in a fatality and the big rig crashing into a residence on Albers Road.