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Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday, Dec. 2.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.46/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural disasters by helping states and communities plan ahead and rebuild smarter. The legislation was introduced recently by 10th Congressional District representative Jeff Denham of Turlock.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Jacob Myers Park Welcomes Waterways Tour

California Department of Parks and Recreation Boating and Waterways Commission member Virginia Madueño invited several community members to participate in a tour of local waterways recently that also included State staff and commissioners throughout California. The purpose of the tour was to view potential sites for future funding through the Boating and Waterways Commission.

December 06, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Shaw Family Band Featured In Christmas Gospel Concert

Escalon First Baptist Church is inviting the community to an uplifting family Gospel Christmas concert by the Shaw Family Band on Friday, Dec. 15 at Escalon First Baptist Church.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Compassionate Friends Plans Annual Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of the Modesto-Riverbank Area will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The Chapter is joining in Sunday, Dec. 10 with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 21st annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Film Competition Offered

College and high school student filmmakers can save $10 on submission fees by submitting their short films in a local competition by the Friday, Dec. 15, earlybird deadline. The Student Film Festival will be held March 17, 2018, at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy. For submission rules go to grandfoundation.org/events/film. The final deadline for film submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. The Grand Foundation will present $6,750 in awards for the best student films.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

Joseph A. Guerrero, a 2015 graduate of Oakdale High School, attended Adams State College, Colorado and joined the United States Coast Guard.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Christmas in Valley Home, a very special time for our Valley Home Community! This Saturday December 9th we will celebrate the Christmas season together here in Valley Home. Our Old Fashioned Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will circle the block three times, entries should be safe and in good taste, all are welcome! There are no signups, just come line up near the community park or school gym before 5:30 p.m. This is a community sponsored event. Each year our community comes together and enjoys this very special evening! Immediately after the ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Hansen Ready To Compete At 2017 Permit Challenge

On Thursday, Dec.7, 33 contestants will compete in the Permit Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top five Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Permit holders in each rodeo event are invited to compete for $21,000.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Call For Photo Entries At Carnegie Arts Center

The Carnegie Arts Center is celebrating the variety of artistic creativity found in and around California's Central Valley. Photographers from throughout Northern and Central California are invited to submit work. Subject matter does not need to be in the Central Valley if the photographer resides in the region. If photographers live outside the valley (Bay Area, Napa region, Coast, Mountain communities, or beyond), subjects or views should represent something of the Valley. Many artists come here for inspiration; many artists live here and take that inspiration with them everywhere. More than 60 photographs may be included in the exhibition ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


‘Ride Or Die’ Tour Hits Bob Hope Theatre

Modern day Country artist Dustin Lynch will roll into Stockton headlining his 'Ride or Die' Tour on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Bob Hope Theatre at 6:30 p.m. with special guest Ryan Hurd. His third studio album Current Mood was released in September and the Ride or Die Tour kicked off earlier this month. Before the album was released "Seein' Red" and "Small Town Boy" were both certified Gold.

November 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military Youth Eligible To Receive $10,000

The deadline is fast approaching for youth ages 13 to 18 in military families to get in the running for a $10,000 cash prize, a trip to Washington, D.C., and other donated gifts in the Military Child of the Year Awards competition. Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit with the mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families, will accept nominations for the 2018 Military Child of the Year Awards as well as applications for the 2018 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation through Monday, Dec. 4.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Photos Offered With Santa At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will be at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 2 for a voucher and adoption event with a special visit from Santa. Capture the moment with a photo of your pet and Santa from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Petco will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Oakdale Animal Shelter, which services both Oakdale and Riverbank. The OSPA will have vouchers on hand for those interested along with a couple of furry friends available for adoption from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


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January Show Offered At Aloft Art Gallery

The Aloft Art Gallery is a co-op Art Gallery featuring the art of 34 different local artists creating and selling paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Of Commerce Highlights Local Leaders

In keeping with tradition, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 72nd Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Lose Weight Sensibly

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Walk/Run In Stockton For Martin Luther King Day

The NAACP of Stockton has announced a new event for the New Year – The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Promotions Announced At Oak Valley Community Bank

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY), announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Senior Vice President, Retail ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Slight Hike At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Department Out In Force For New Year’s Weekend

While alcohol-impaired driving remains the most serious problem on our roadways, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with other impairing substances in their system ...

December 30, 2017 | | Local News


Be Mindful Of Air Quality Over The Holiday Weekend

A persistent and strong high-pressure system influencing the Valley this week has caused stagnant conditions and led to unhealthy air quality. Officials at the Air ...

December 29, 2017 | | Local News


Setting Healthy Resolutions For The New Year Ahead

Many people see the dawn of a new year as the perfect time to implement changes that they hope will have positive impacts on their ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Continued Learning

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Merrily Musical Oakdale Student Body

The month of December was one of music and merriment for students and families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. From choir to band, concert ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


LEADING THE WAY

Oakdale High School leadership students, thanks to some generous donations, were able to deliver close to 150 toys and 26 teen-themed shoebox gifts to Oakdale ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Preps For Inaugural Father-Daughter Boots, Bows

The Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is planning a brand new community-wide event for 2018. It's called "Boots and Bows," and is billed as a Father-Daughter ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Closes Books On Eventful Year In 2017

New faces in city government, the end of an era for Oakdale High School academic decathletes, plenty of rain … those were just a few of ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Denham’s Office Sets First 2018 MDO Hours

Friday, Jan. 5 is the date for Oakdale residents to have a chance to meet with Congressman Jeff Denham in the local area.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


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