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Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State Route120 in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Round Up Winning Artwork For Rodeo

In less than three weeks the rumblings and rambling of rodeo week will once again take over the town of Oakdale. As is tradition, events kicking off the annual event will begin leading up to the 67th Annual Oakdale Rodeo on April 14 and April 15.

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum scheduled for Saturday, March 24 to introduce the books to the community.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division and Young Farmers. The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded with three separate awards recognizing his work in this area: the Central Valley Health Network's 2018 "Champion Award," National Association of Community Health Centers' "Distinguished Community Health Advocate" award and the Golden Valley Health Center "Champion of Healthcare" award.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will join with the California National Guard's Homeland Response Force (HRF) and 95th Civil Support Team, along with multiple State/Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, CAL FIRE, FBI, the Department of Energy, and several other elite emergency response agencies for a full-scale terrorism and active-shooter response exercise at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena and Sonoma Raceway.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


GIFT OF LIFE

The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives are designed to help bolster the blood supply in the region. Blood donors here stopped by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to make their donations.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists who will engage with the organization in coming years to galvanize more local charitable investments.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the community, Community Hospice has created a "Before I Die Wall" to help friends and neighbors think about what is most important in their lives. The wall challenges people to think about relationships with death and one another, put their lives in perspective and hopefully lead people to be proactive when it comes to end-of-life care decision making.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross are working together to help provide relief and comfort to the families of many in the area who have suffered from the recent fires.

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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