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Friendship Weekend At Big Valley Grace

Big Valley Grace Church, Modesto, is gearing up for a special Friendship Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Air District Replacing High-Polluting Locomotives

The Valley Air District will provide $1,812,500 for a clean air project at the Port of Stockton aimed at reducing air pollution and improving public health in communities near the port. The funding provided by the Valley Air District will help pay for replacing two old locomotives with the newer Tier 4 engines that are 90 percent cleaner and will reduce 218 tons of emissions. The Valley Air District was also able to secure an additional $3,067,657 from a number of partners including $392,657 from the City of Stockton's Terminal and Eastern Tax and ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Healthy Ways Kids Can Get To School

Traffic on roadways increases during the morning and afternoon hours during the school year. During the morning and mid-afternoon, millions of students make their way to and from school. Safe Routes to School National Partnership estimates that as much as 20 to 30 percent of all morning traffic is generated by parents driving their children to school.

August 30, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News

Community Briefs

Women's Club Gathering

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Oakdale's 12u Sandlot team won their third consecutive season championship game. Sandlot Baseball beat the Central Valley Renegades 4-2 to claim the title. Pictured are coaches Anthony Eberhardt, Daniel Krause, and Chris Pereira. Directly next to them are players Dustin Hoekstra, Jacob Guignard, and Cooper Pitney. In the middle row are Grant Edwards, Glen Weber, Donovan Johnson, Ryan Krause, Jace Eberhardt, and Erik Robles. On the bottom row is Ryder Pereira.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


The stands at Sonora High School were full as the Oakdale faithful made the trip up the hill in their red and gold Mustang attire on Friday, Aug. 25. The fans carried signs, chanted and were energetic throughout the non-league football contest, with the defending state champion Mustangs nailing down a decisive 47-13 victory in the season opener.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Waterline Work Reaches Third Phase

Phase 3 in the City of Oakdale's East "C" Street Waterline Project has begun, and that once again means closure of some roads and detours around the area.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Holiday Closures Slated For Labor Day Weekend

While the temperatures for the weekend will signal anything but the end of summer, the approaching Labor Day holiday is often considered the unofficial final weekend of the summer season before calendars and thoughts turn to fall.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Keaton Thalman, 6, of Oakdale was out early Saturday morning, Aug. 26 with members of Boy Scout Troop No. 47, painting curbs as part of Stephen Badger's Eagle Scout Project. Badger's project was sponsored by the Oakdale LDS Church and represents one of six Eagle Scout projects Troop No. 47 has slated within the next eight weeks.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Triple-Digit Heat, Wildfires Impact Valley’s Air Quality

Smoke from the South Fork Fire and Empire Fire, both burning in Mariposa County, and emissions from the recent Flat Fire and Hill Fire in Fresno County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Triple-digit temperatures coupled with stagnant air are conducive for the formation of ozone. Elevated particulate matter and ozone levels throughout the Valley are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News

Action Packed Weekend At Stockton Arena

Superheroes, monsters and wizards; oh my! That was the scene at Stockton Arena this past weekend for the sixth annual Stockton Con. Vendors from around the country packed the arena floor, while celebrities were offering meet and greet opportunities with their fans on the second floor.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Shelter Adoptee Sniffs Her Way To Top Honors

Dazzle, a six-and-a-half year-old cattle dog adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, sniffed her way to first place and a NW3 title at a NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) K9 Nose Work competition in Pacific Palisades earlier this month. Dazzle competed with 29 other dogs of various breeds from Border Collies to Pomeranians and several mixed breeds. She had the fastest combined time of all the dogs entered in the trial as well as finding all the hides in four different searches.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News

Blues And Food In Tuolumne

Welcome Home Heroes Foundation is hosting a special Patriots Day Blues and Food Truck Festival in Tuolumne on Sunday, Sept. 10.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News

Valley Talent Project Performers Take Stage

The eighth annual edition of the talent show that dazzles the community each year while supporting the non-profit Gallo Center will take center stage this Friday and Saturday night.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News

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Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Newest 209 Arrives In Costco

The latest issue of the 209 Magazine, third row down, second from left, is now on the shelves at area Costco stores, with a variety ...

February 18, 2018 | | Local News

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