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Runners Toe The Line

The annual Escalon Park Fete Run/Walk is set for Saturday morning, July 15.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Escalon Gearing Up For Annual Community Park Fete

Just a few days away, the weekend will be packed with activity in neighboring Escalon, as that community hosts its annual Park Fete celebration.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Turlock Lake State Rec Area Closure Announced

Turlock Lake operators American Land and Leisure (AL&L) are closing the campground at Turlock Lake, 22600 Lake Road in La Grange. The purpose of this closure is to address concerns raised during campground safety evaluations. Inspections identified many dead trees within the campgrounds that pose an imminent danger to campers. A hazardous tree removal project was delayed due to extensive flooding of the campground and a rise in water levels upon the Tuolumne River. The closure will remain in effect until the hazardous trees have been removed from the campgrounds.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25/gallon, according to gasoline price website

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Miller Filling Firefighting Role Aboard U.S. Destroyer

An Oakdale, California native and 2014 East Stanislaus High School graduate, Fireman Samuel Miller is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS O'Kane.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

OVCB Announcing Hiring Of Commercial Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jeff Hushaw has joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He will be based out of the Oakdale location.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Astoria Staff, Residents Raise Money To Help Senior Center

Astoria Senior Living staff and residents hosted a garage sale recently to raise money for the Oakdale Senior Citizens Foundation which provides support for the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Astoria's Family Advisor, Cynthia Villalovoz, presented a check for $500 to Vice President, Lynne Robinson of the Senior Citizens Foundation.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Star-Crossed Couple In Wild, Wild West

Get ready for a twist on a classic, as "Romeo and Juliet Out West" will take the stage on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

TOPS Open House

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1034 Oakdale Chapter will be hosting an Open House event on Monday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The group meets every Monday at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale. The non-profit, low cost group features: weight loss success through ongoing support, recognition, healthy lifestyle guidance and expert advice. For details and information call Chuck Barber at (650) 279-5310.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

‘Golf Fore Hospice’ Slated

Join Community Hospice Foundation on Sept. 18 at Del Rio Country Club as they host the 16th annual Golf Fore Community Hospice tournament to benefit the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Local Hospitals Join Forces To Educate, Inform Fairgoers

Visitors to this year's Stanislaus County Fair will be able to take a walk through a giant human heart, play a game that tests their skill at performing surgery and learn about potentially life-saving hands-only CPR.

July 12, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News

Food Safety Discovery Zone At The California State Fair

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety Discovery Zone (FSDZ) will continue its national food safety education tour with an exhibition at the California State Fair in Sacramento, July 14 through 30. The FSDZ is a 40-foot long exhibit that provides visitors of all ages with interactive and fun experiences that teach them how to prevent foodborne illness when preparing food at home.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Library Available For Cooling

A reminder to local residents, the Oakdale Public Library, 151 S. First Ave., is a designated Stanislaus County cooling center for the community. With temperatures on Saturday predicted to soar well past 100 degrees – inching up near 110, residents that need a break from the heat are encouraged to come in to the library for some cool air.

July 08, 2017 | | Local News


Swimming instructor Makenzie Phillips finishes up her lesson with her beaming beginners while, in the background, instructor Nicole Groteguth eases her swimmer into kicking with a board. Lessons for all levels and ages of swimmers are a popular summer activity at The Plunge.

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Young Kyndall Henry, 4, of Oakdale, at right, has just had her leg painted by Jaci Kennedy, left, the Children's Ministry Director at Escalon Covenant Church during a July 4 celebration hosted by the church on Sunday, July 2. Looking on is big sister Kinsley, 6, who already had her turn in the chair. The entire Henry family traveled to neighboring Escalon for the family friendly celebration. "We love it," said mom Jennifer Henry. "We're here every year."

July 05, 2017 | | Local News

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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

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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