A vision which to some might seem simple, spawned from an unusual inspiration – the LA riots of 1992. A tragic time for Southern California, which ultimately would prove positive for this small Central Valley town.
The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County is sponsoring a forum for candidates running for the office of Board of Directors of the Oakdale Irrigation District. The Forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. All candidates who will be listed on the November ballot, have been invited to attend. Those candidates are:
Oakdale's Glenn Bacigalupi, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 87 Saturday, Sept. 26 in the late afternoon, his son Michael reported.
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State of Emergency because of the threat presented by the increasing numbers of dead and dying trees in rural areas.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) issued the following statement after His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See's address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday morning, Sept. 24:
The Animal Shelter To Riverbank and Oakdale, more commonly known as the ASTRO Foundation, is set to go mobile. Just two years shy since securing its 501(c)3 status the group located a mobile unit earlier this year, for a fraction of the $150,000 cost they initially believed they would face.
Bloomingcamp Ranch will host its Annual Harvest Festival this weekend, with activities scheduled on both Saturday Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. The two-day celebration honoring California's family farming traditions through connection with food, agriculture and community will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Two regional fires are being considered among the most destructive in California history. As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Valley Fire and Butte Fire have claimed over 800 homes, disrupting the lives of thousands in the community.