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Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled for Monday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Oakdale City Council Chambers, 277 N. Second Ave.

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo circuit and both have been highly successful, including some standout recent action.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

When I think about the month of April, I'm reminded about the first time I ever caught a bass over 10 pounds. It was all the way back in 2002 at New Hogan Lake during a club tournament. I had seen the fish swimming under my boat the day before but never expected that I would have a chance to catch it the next day. When the fish was finally weighed, it weighed 11.3 lbs. Up to that point, I had caught numerous fish that weighed nine lbs. but had been unable to catch one over 10 lbs ...

April 19, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Community Rallying Around Injured Coach

A Friday night fundraiser in Oakdale, set for April 28, will help raise money to offset medical expenses for local youth and high school soccer coach Hector Padilla, seriously injured in a car accident earlier this month.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


ON THE HUNT

There was plenty of fun to go around at Oakdale's Kerr Park on Saturday, with the 11th annual Oakdale Kiwanis-City of Oakdale Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fest. Top photo, proving you're never too old to get in the spirit, the nine- to 12-year-old group was off and running Saturday as they sought out treat filled Easter eggs. Below, from left to right, 21-month-old Gavin McDaniel made his way around the law hunting eggs left by the Easter Bunny; bubbles filled the air and lawn as nearby youth waved wands full of suds-filled liquid, much to the joy ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Vote Looming April 25

Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos is the focus of a recall election that will be staged next week, with 'election day' on Tuesday, April 25.

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SBA Tops $5 Million In Disaster Assistance

Acting Regional Administrator Robert Blaney of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region IX Office announced Monday that SBA has approved more than $5.6 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1 through 5, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Save Mart Supermarkets Aid Valley Children’s Healthcare

Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children's Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. From Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April 30, shoppers can tear off $2, $3 or $5 coupons at checkout. Once scanned, the donation will be added to their grocery bill. All proceeds will benefit this premiere pediatric facility. The fundraising drive will be held at 44 Save Mart stores throughout the Central Valley, from Sonora to Porterville, including the local stores in Oakdale and Riverbank.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Pays Cities, Counties Property Taxes, Franchise Fees

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties and 243 cities where the energy company owns and operates gas and electric infrastructure that serves 16 million Californians.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Spring Show Slated By Oak Valley Art Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, with members from Escalon, Oakdale, Riverbank and beyond, will showcase their work in the annual Spring Art Show this month.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


RILEY ON THE ROAD

Oakdale moms, from left: Heather Murray, Tiffany Trunnell, Erin Pearson and Shanna Oliveri at one of their many stops with KHOP disc jockey Ian Riley's cut out as participants of Team Riley. The local foursome is among the final two contending teams for a grand prize trip to Las Vegas to see Britney Spears at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. Winner will be announced Thursday, April 20. To vote Team Riley and push the locals on a trip of a lifetime visit www.khop.com.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Swiss Echoes Concert

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Traffic Work In City

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 at Lee Avenue for curb, gutter and sidewalk work.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


SUNDAY SHOPPERS

Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers will host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday, April 23. The event will be hosted at the Stanislaus River Park, on Covered Bridge Road, Knights Ferry, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A large selection of antiques, collectibles, handmade crafts and art, as well as food booths will be on hand. The event is held, rain or shine, and features more than 100 dealers; admission is free.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Area Pump Prices Climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.40/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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Discounted Fair Tickets On Sale Saturday

It's a fair deal on the last Saturday of April when discounted admission tickets, carnival ride wristbands and arena event tickets go on sale ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Foursome Earn KHOP Kudos

Heather Murray has found herself a bit busy the past few months. The past 10 days however, might best be described as a whirlwind of ...

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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