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Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by as Turlock.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Home Show was staged at the Bianchi Community Center on Friday and Saturday, bringing together a variety of home, garden and improvement-themed businesses, all in one location. Here, Stephane Blakeley at the Sunlectric business booth, offers young visitor Rawlin Richter, 3, the chance to pet a fluffy bunny. Blakeley was offering free bunnies as part of a package deal; Rawlin was more interested in the critter than the business deal. Also shown are dad Aaron Richter and Rawlin's younger sibling, Bowen, 10 months. Mom Rina was also in attendance at the Home Show.

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

OHS Senior Paulus Attains Eagle Scout Status

Oakdale High School senior Garrett Paulus cites perseverance as one of his greatest lessons learned since becoming a Boy Scout when he was in the fifth grade.

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Residents Can Sign Up For Life Line Screenings

Residents living in and around the Oakdale area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale, will host this community event on Tuesday, March 28.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Families And Friends Use Hearts, Feet To Fight Cancer

In its 17th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale/Riverbank.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Young 4-H Club Members Compete In Speech Contest


March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Women’s Club Gathers

Come join in the fun at the April 4 meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club. It is going to be April in Paris. Wear your hat and gloves. This will promise to be a delightful meeting. Election of officers is slated for this meeting. The club has been helping the community since 1907. So come wearing your favorite spring hat. Deadline for RSVP is Tuesday, March 28; luncheon is $16. Club will meet at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, North Stearns Road. RSVP to Linda Rossi at 606-7727 or

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Man Booked On Child Pornography Counts

Oakdale Police Detectives arrested Michael Bidwell, a 60-year-old resident of Oakdale, Thursday morning, March 16, related to a child pornography investigation.

March 17, 2017 | | Local News

Single Engine Challenger Crash Claims Modesto Pilot

The mid-morning crash of a single engine Challenger II CWS aircraft at the Oakdale Airport on Saturday, March 11 claimed the life of a 78-year-old Modesto pilot.

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Civil War Battles Staged In Knights Ferry

The annual reenactment of the Civil War was staged over the weekend in Knights Ferry, with a pair of battles on Saturday and two more on Sunday. The realistic fire fights saw cannons booming across the valley, soldiers making their way through the bright green grassy hillsides of the Ferry and camps set up on both sides of the Stanislaus River.

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

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Leadership Academy Healthcare Day

Stanislaus County Leadership Academy is slated to meet on Friday, March 2 for Healthcare Day. Students will visit Memorial and Doctor's Medical Centers to ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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