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Fishing For Healthy Food? Seafood Is Smart Choice

When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should. Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish because it's a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies' and children's IQs. Unfortunately ...

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Fire Chief Search Starts To Heat Up


February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

State’s Increased Flood Risk Being Reviewed By FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, showing an increase of more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015. There is a 30- to 90-day waiting period for new policies to be reported to FEMA and the latest available data, released Feb. 16, shows an increase of more than 55,500 new flood insurance policies purchased in California from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, 2015.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

OHS Drama Club Presents “Rumors

Under the direction of drama teacher Bryan Mills, the Oakdale High School Drama Club will present a Neil Simon comedy, Rumors. This full length comedy will be presented on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the OHS Theater. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in advance in the business office of the school or at the door.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Chamber Hosts Business-Youth Job Shadow


February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

MMA Hosts Make-A-Wish

No child should have to go through chemotherapy. But the sad reality is cancer does not care how old you are. For 4-year-old Oakdale resident, Jasslynn Diaz, the fight is very real. Diaz has optical cancer and is currently involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation trying to get her wish granted.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

VanderVeen Named Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Woman

VanderVeen Named Oakdale's

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Art Competition

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

State Starts Formulating New California Rail Plan

Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Tea Party Hosts Lundrigan

Stanislaus County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting with Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan. All interested are encouraged to come and learn how you can get involved on Election Day. The meeting will at the Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

First Production Of 2016 Takes Stage At Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 Gala performance of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. For information on Gala reservations, contact Development Director Beverly Handelman at 209-532-0502 ext. 111 or at

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News

Massive Hay Fire Impacts Air Quality

A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County and northeastern Stanislaus County until the fire is extinguished. While measures were taken to contain the fire, smoke is impacting parts of Oakdale and Riverbank, and may reach other area communities into Saturday.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News

Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News

New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or style preference.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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Weekend Western Days Celebrate City Heritage

The Symbiosis Festival has come and gone … and this weekend features an event a little more in line with the 'Cowboy Capital' – as the city ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News

Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

The courts were active with Oakdale Irrigation District legal actions this past week which saw lawyers for both sides busy with briefs for an upcoming ...

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

After a week of court actions (see related article below), the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept 21. During the emotionally ...

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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