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Tickets Available For Fete Drawings

Escalon Historical Society will have three paintings available in their annual Park Fete drawing. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will take place at the museum at 2 p.m. on Park Fete Saturday, July 16. Paintings offered include a pair of water colors painted by Nora Lee Vest and donated by surviving members of her family. One is titled 'Ducks Take Off' and the other is 'Marsh Ducks Arrive.' The third painting is by Ethel Kalbach and depicts a country homestead with a barn and grassy fields. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on Main Street.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Escalon’s Annual Park Fete Celebration Serves Up Fun

From musical entertainment to a downtown parade, food booths, rides and games, the Escalon Park Fete is gearing up for another successful year.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Community Service Winner Oversees Annual Park Fete

The Escalon Lions Club, winner of the Community Organization category in the 2016 Readers' Choice program, was chartered from Lions Clubs International in 1946. Lions are an international organization whose purpose is to help the less fortunate and improve communities throughout the world through volunteer efforts. The Lions motto is "We Serve."

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Enjoying Mosquito-Free Patio Parties This Summer

Outdoor gatherings are a summertime staple for many families and groups of friends for whom summer simply would not be complete without backyard barbecues or lazy evenings on the patio. While outdoor party hosts often invite as many friends and family members as possible to such gatherings, they also can count on some uninvited and particularly bothersome guests: mosquitoes.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Swimming Is More Than Just Recreational Activity

Many people view swimming as a purely recreational activity, but the health benefits of swimming should not be overlooked.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected In County

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture are conducting an extensive survey program in response to the detection of one Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in a lemon tree on a residential property within the City of Modesto in Stanislaus County. This is the fourth detection of ACP in the County, two psyllids were found in Turlock in October 2015 and a single psyllid was found in Oakdale in December 2015.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Help Plants Survive Sizzling Summer Heat

Many people consider summer the most enjoyable time of year, as the summer sun and warm breezes make the season perfect for rest and relaxation. But the months of July and August, characterized by rising temperatures in the Central Valley, can be tough to endure as well.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Chaka Khan Cancels July Tour Appearances

Fair officials have been notified that Chaka Khan has cancelled her show at the Stanislaus County Fair which was set for tonight, Wednesday, July 13. It was announced on Feb. 4 that she was set to perform.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Women’s Commission Gathers To Elect Officers

Election of Officers and a special presentation: Teens In Justice – Panel discussion is scheduled at the next meeting of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Holiday Traffic Sees Gas Price Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/gallon Sunday, July 10 according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.23/gallon, according to gasoline price website

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

City Preps For 2016 National Night Out

National Night Out will be observed on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2 this year in Oakdale and across the country.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


The Delta Blood Bank Bloodmobile out of Stockton made the trip to Oakdale on Saturday, July 9 and set up shop for a few hours at the National Guard Armory on South Yosemite Avenue. Registrar Kim Huynh, left, gets donor Specialist Durwinder Singh of Modesto signed in and provides information about the blood donation while others wait their turn in the background. On the actual bloodmobile itself, Oakdale resident Jan Ballard smiles as she prepares to donate a unit of blood, with Delta's Sarah Fountain prepping her for the procedure. Officials said most of the donors came from the ...

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Creativity, Magic, Olympics Take Stage At Local Library

LEGO Days will be held on Thursdays, July 14 and 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., and the finished LEGO creations will be displayed at the library. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to participate, however they must have direct parental supervision at all times.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News

Hutton’s Hamlet Summer Theater Workshops

Annette Hutton is passionate about her life's work. With the help of her husband Richard and a small team of fellow visionaries, the Hutton's are hosting their Youth Theater Workshops for the 18th season. Many area youth have taken advantage of the opportunity for hands-on learning and stage production experience this summer.

July 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


From regularly scheduled pig races to the high-diving Pirate-themed thrill show, at side, there will be plenty to see and do this week at the Stanislaus County Fair. Along with these activities, there are the midway rides and games, food, beverages, music and more. The fair runs through Sunday, July 17 at the fairgrounds in Turlock. Danielle Veenstra of the Modesto-based Almond Board of California informs fair visitors of the connection between bees and almonds, pointing out the major impact the almond industry has on the region.

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | 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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