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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 of travel and dining features, interviews with local authors, a tour of an area 'dream home' and more. Pick up your copy today.

February 18, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale FES Hosts Wedding-Themed Event

It is fair to say there are few people in the community of Oakdale who have not stepped foot inside the Oakdale FES Hall, located at 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. From the annual Oakdale Joint Unified School District Science Fair, to crab feeds and fundraisers, the FES Hall has long served the community and its youth.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Community Briefs

Enjoy Accordion Music

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Crafters Put Heart And Soul Into Projects

Several offerings focused on the Valentine's Day theme were offered over the past couple of weeks at the Oakdale Library.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Regional Relay Event Slowly Taking Shape

Just a little less than three months away, a combined Relay For Life for the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and Waterford is seeing the pieces fall into place.

February 14, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

OHS Art Show Slated This Month

Some things have changed since Matt McDonald last roamed the halls as an Oakdale High School Mustang 20 years ago. The one thing most notable and most recent would be his recent addition as a staff member at his alma mater.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale Equine Rescue Living Up To Its Name

One truly never knows what any given day will hold for the board members and volunteers of Oakdale Equine Rescue. One thing, however, is for certain: when a call is received by one of their partnered Animal Control organizations, the team jumps into place to respond whenever possible.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul recently delivered the State of the City address to a lunchtime crowd at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, detailing the financial health and prospective growth of the city as it currently stands and going forward in 2018.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

New Threat Could Impact Regional Wetlands, Agriculture

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley. Given the severity of potential impacts and the impacts realized in other infested states, CDFW believes early intervention actions could be successful in eradicating nutria from the area and is asking the public's help in looking for and reporting nutria sightings in order to determine the extent of the infestation.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


It was billed as the 'battle of the badges' and plenty of first responders and emergency personnel took part but it was also the general public heeding the call for blood donations that helped the American Red Cross far surpass its goal of two dozen units in a drive on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Here, Oakdale Police Lt. Joe Carrillo does what is called a 'Power Red' donation, providing two units of blood in one visit. The process takes longer because the donor has to be rehydrated as part of the donation. With bad weather ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Annual Technology Conference Slated

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the 19th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC!2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at California State University Stanislaus (CSUS) One University Circle, Turlock.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Documentary Wins International Award

The documentary Halfway Home, directed by Stanislaus State professor Steve Arounsack, has been given a documentary fund award by the Center for Asian American Media. Arounsack is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab. In 2012 he won the Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

YES KIDS Presenting Disney’s “Peter Pan JR”

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS will present Disney's "Peter Pan JR" at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto next month. Performance dates are Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that customers suffer from outages caused by unsecured metallic balloons drifting into power lines. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers as they celebrate their sweethearts to make sure balloons are always tied to a weight – as required by California law – and to never release them outdoors.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment employees, who work every day on fleet automobiles and equipment, channeled their passion refurbishing old cars into restored classics.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News

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OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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

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