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Stream Flow Enhancement Projects Grants Awarded

At a March 22 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $33.1 million in grants for 22 projects to enhance stream flows to benefit fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. The Legislature appropriated funding for these projects as authorized by the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). A total of $200 million was allocated to the WCB for projects that enhance stream flow.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Daffodill Hill Closed For The 2018 Season

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Blood Drives Upcoming In Oakdale

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Conservancy Provides $12.5M To Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, among 36 projects funded in 2018.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting

Oakdale Police responded to a late night shooting on Thursday, March 22 in the 200 block of West North Street.

March 23, 2018 | | Local News


Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible shooting to take place at Oakdale High School. Police were able to obtain the actual Instagram post and determined it did not contain threats of a shooting or violence. Oakdale High School administrators were contacted regarding the report and were notified no confirmed threat exists at this time.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the college's West Forum. The film tells the story of a young man who fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States 20 years ago, returning later as a transgender woman and healthcare advocate. The Delta Pride Center will welcome Alejandra, who is portrayed in the film, and film director Brenda Avila-Hanna for a question and answer session as part of the presentation.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates for the show are Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Show hours are Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., followed by a reception where awards will be given. The artists will also be on hand for the reception, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a special youth competition and all forms of artwork are welcome, open to ages 7-17. For ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the third in a series of Community Workshops dealing with the ordinance.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


CAN TREE CONTRIBUTION

The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month, the Realtors group presented a check for $13,000 to the local food cupboard representatives Ken Narita and Fred Rich. They also provided some information about the need that Community Sharing fills for those less fortunate in the area. Shown, from left, Rebecca Montgomery, Rhonda Waddell, Allison Carroll, Tracy Weatheral, Jerry Jones, Ken Narita, Fred Rich.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American Civil War Association bringing the battles to life in the hills surrounding Knights Ferry.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 H St., Oakdale. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour; the Event Leadership Team, ELT, provides much needed information about the Relay For Life at these sessions and anyone interested in learning more is welcome to attend.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive all the same.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


FLIPPIN’ GOOD

Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning, March 18, flipping the pancakes as hungry diners wait to fill their plates. The annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast served several hundred attendees, with pancakes, eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, coffee and juice all on the menu.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


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Leadership Students Participate In ‘Managing Your Life’ Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, May 4 for Managing Your Life Day.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


“Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit Scheduled May 17

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) will host Valley Made: The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, May ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Proposals Being Sought For Restoration Grant Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The Proposal Solicitation ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Siemens Awarded Contract To Build New Locomotives

Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives will power more capacity on the growing Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Will Feel The Burn At Summer Pumps

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Information Guide Being Mailed Out For Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Stanislaus County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Guide will begin mailing on Thursday, May 3 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Radio Control Flyers Gather In Oakdale

A special event hosted by the Radio Control Flyers Unlimited, RCFU, group out of Oakdale, is putting on a two-day "Spring Fling" this weekend.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Burger Fest Raises $$ For Rescue Mission Work

The third annual Burger Fest put on by the Oakdale Rescue Mission was a success on Saturday night, April 28 with organizers reporting a sizeable ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Driver Extricated Following Highway 120 Crash

A two-vehicle accident along Highway 120 just east of Escalon jammed up traffic and resulted in major injuries to one of the drivers about 8 ...

May 01, 2018 | | Local News


Annual Drug Drop Effort Saturday At Courthouse

The 2018 edition of the 'Drop the Drugs' event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 1100 I St., Modesto. Hours ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Love Oakdale Leaves Impact On Projects Throughout City

A small army of close to 250 people embarked on multiple projects throughout the City of Oakdale on Saturday, April 21. Their weapons of choice ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Grassroots Effort Takes Aim At Rough Crossing

Concern over the roughness of the railroad crossing that dissects East F Street in downtown Oakdale has prompted some citizens to get involved in hopes ...

April 25, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


School Site Improvements Continue Moving Forward

Oakdale Junior High School will be receiving much needed improvements for the school's multi-purpose room/cafeteria, thanks to developer fees and a unanimous vote ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ROLLING BILLBOARD

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures made it a perfect day for a little driving around town – as Lloyd Stueve did with his familiar ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Subdivision Landscaping Tasks Taken On By City

The City of Oakdale will assume landscape maintenance responsibilities in the Bridle Ridge and Vineyard subdivisions starting Monday, April, 30. City staff will be on ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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