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State, National Gas Prices Still Declining

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


TRAFFIC IMPACT

Oakdale Police issued a Friday afternoon advisory, Oct. 6, that due to a traffic accident involving a power pole the roadway at East G Street and South Fifth Avenue, northbound and southbound Sixth Avenue and eastbound G at Grove Street was closed. Police and emergency services personnel were called to the scene about 1:30 p.m. Friday; PG&E crews also responded to deal with the damaged power pole.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Relocation Along River Road

A project running now through Friday, Oct. 13, will see PG&E crews relocating utilities on River Road as part of the McHenry Avenue improvement project just outside Escalon, near the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County line. This work will take place east of the intersection during the daytime hours.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


DREAM IT CONFERENCE

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale. The free conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Oakdale High School's library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Shown, these former participants created Dream Collages using pictures and quotes that represented their dreams and goals for their future. This year, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman Gaby Ceja will serve as keynote speaker. The conference will provide girls with access to professional role ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AWARENESS MONTH

The Century 21 M&M and Associates team hosted a breast cancer awareness event on Friday, kicking off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fran Krieger Farmers Insurance employees hosted Oakdale's Wandering Barista mobile coffee trailer, offering complimentary beverages to attendees at the kickoff event. Century 21 M&M and Associates partnered with Susan G. Komen Organization for their breast cancer awareness event; a pink mobile breast cancer screening bus was brought on site, offering mammography screenings.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Longevity Award Presented To Amerine Systems Technician

Reinke has recognized Garrett Amerine with Amerine Systems in Oakdale with a five-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Amerine received the award in recognition of his dedication to maintaining a PLUS Program certification for five years.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Cheese, Wine Expo On Tap This Weekend

Billed as 'The Premier Street Festival,' the annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition is scheduled for this weekend.

October 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CLASSICS ON DISPLAY

Some classic cars were among the vehicles on display at the Saturday, Oct. 7 car show hosted at Sierra Foothills Community Church. The event raised funds for a couple of community-based programs and also saw a few vendors come out to show and sell their wares, including a local 4-H group and a collection for the Toys for Tots program. Taking home the first place Sponsorship Award trophy, presented by Pastor Henry Raven, was Rich Blevins of Modesto, showing his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Age Well, Drive Smart Program

California Highway Patrol's Senior Driving Course, Age Well, Drive Smart will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Prevention Week

The second week in October (8-14) marks Fire Prevention Week and this year's theme is "Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!" Take time now to create an escape plan with your family and practice that plan twice a year. Knowing what to do and where to go can save precious seconds, helping you and your family escape safely without tragedy.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


COLOR FUN RUN

Students at Oakdale Junior High School suited up for the second annual Color Run on Friday, raising money for the school and getting doused with a rainbow of colors as they made their way through the course. Here, OASIS After School Program Coordinator, Matt Dillon, far left, gives a good dose of pink color to the head of a Color Run participant.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 school year brought a welcome addition to the campus of Oakdale Junior High School by way of class elective. Beginning this school year, both seventh and eighth grade students were offered the option of Robotics.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Hosts Inaugural Downtown Pour In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A selection of wine or brews at each of the nine participating merchants will be served.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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HOLIDAY STUFFING

Students of Oakdale Junior and Oakdale High schools participated in the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event the week prior to Thanksgiving, utilizing horse trailers to ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Scouts Host Breakfast

Cub Scout Pack #303 will having its Annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, Dec. 3, at St Mary's Hall, across the parking lot from Saint ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Toys For Tots Donations Sought

The Oak Summit Masonic Lodge in Knights Ferry is helping the United States Marine Corps Reserve again this year with their Toys For Tots drive ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


FFA FUNDRAISER

Oakdale High School FFA hosted its annual Game Night fundraiser earlier this month. Students served dinner to over 150 people. The annual event earned close ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Council Hears Reports

A number of staff reports took up the bulk of the meeting time for Oakdale City Council members at their recent session, dealing with items ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Performances Set At Modesto Junior College

Multiple holiday-themed events are on the schedule over the next couple of weeks at Modesto Junior College.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


December Events Slated At The Oakdale Library

Children and teens are invited to take part in free crafts and activities this December, beginning with a DIY window clings program on Tuesday, Dec ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


California Conference Focuses On “Water Strong” Mentality

Keeping "CA Water Strong" through solid water infrastructure, sustainable groundwater systems and forward-thinking water policy will be the focus of the Association of California Water ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Cheer Spread Through Local Events

Many still stuffed from their Thanksgiving celebration the day before, the crowds nonetheless turned out for a couple of special holiday events Friday night, Nov ...

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


COWBOY CHRISTMAS

After arriving in unusual fashion – climbing out of a pick-up truck instead of riding in on horseback as is typical – Cowboy Santa nevertheless enjoyed meeting ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Speiller Named New Superior Court Judge

Oakdale resident Stacy Speiller will be sworn in as a Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge next month.

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Serves Hundreds On Thanksgiving

The turkeys were carved, potatoes mashed and pies sliced as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of close to 200 volunteers once again hosted ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Christmas Slated For This Saturday

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in the city of Oakdale. This Saturday, Dec. 2 downtown businesses will extend their hours and open their ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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