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Stanislaus County Students Head To Youth Quest Rally

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department will travel to Sacramento with more than 50 students on Monday, March 13 to rally against the tobacco industry and promote local tobacco use prevention efforts.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News

Valley Saw Fewer Burn Restrictions This Season

The 14th winter of the Valley's residential wood-burning program ended with record improvement in air quality.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Mustang swimmer Jackson Metcalfe dives into the pool at the Downey Invitational this past weekend, as the Oakdale High School swim team got their competitive season underway.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Rodeo Parade Changes

The annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade is scheduled on the second Saturday in April each year, just before the formal start of the PRCA/Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo on Saturday afternoon. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, April 8 and entries are now being sought for the event.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

OHS Drama Club Stages Comedy ‘Clue’

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a lead pipe? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Mr. Green in the hall with the revolver? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Man Killed In River Road Crash

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting for board members as they learned about the Oakdale High School Career Center.

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the fire already impacting multiple areas of the house at 7130 River Road in Oakdale.

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March 1 marks the beginning of the 20th annual Smiles For Life Campaign.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at Modesto Junior College (West Campus Science Center). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with the Awards Ceremony at 4:45 p.m. held inside the Agriculture Pavilion; students from Oakdale and Riverbank will be among the competitors. More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in the day-long event. The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You may drop off books to donate for the sale at the Oakdale Library on South First Avenue or call for book pick up at 209-845-2895. The sale itself is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, March 7, 8 and 9 at the Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.; hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to get some great bargains ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be holding an Adoption Event at Petco this Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open your home and your heart to these lovable companions that need homes and meet your new best friend at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First


March 01, 2017 | | Local News

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Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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