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Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since the slowing of growth is at a more significant rate than in previous years, the Valley economy is displaying signs of plateauing. That's the outlook of Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms Endowed Professor of Business Economics at California State University, Stanislaus, in his biannual Business Forecast Report.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ chicken meal on Nov. 1 that raised over $2,000 to benefit the Westside Ministries' Community Cultivators 4-H program. Westside Ministries has the primary purpose of providing opportunities for low-income children. The funds donated by MJC's Young Farmers Club were used to purchase fair supplies and equipment for the 4-H program.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall to discuss and recognize the near end of the CalGuard bonus repayment ordeal and the favorable resolution of California's 10th district constituents' cases.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices since 2014 as the country prepares for the busiest traveling weekend of the year. Yet the average gas price in four of five U.S. states is lower than a week ago, coming as the number of Americans driving is expected to surge by 20 percent over last Thanksgiving, according to GasBuddy's Annual Holiday Travel Survey.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about how they'll decorate their homes and businesses for the holiday season. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers that while holiday lighting truly adds to the season, it can also significantly increase the potential for fire risk, injury and electric shock if the proper precautions aren't followed while decorating. Adding to possible safety risks, older, non-energy-efficient lighting can severely impact customers' power bills.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays Dec. 1 through 23, at the East Sonora Theatre.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 23 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the Oakdale High School library on a recent Saturday. Gaby Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman and senior at Oakdale High School, served as keynote speaker relating personal experiences and providing advice and encouragement to the girls as they navigate school, activities, and life. She also stressed the importance of getting an education advising the girls to look to the future with excitement and curiosity because they have the potential for endless amounts of success. In ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, beverages and more. Shown, Waylon Mederos and Trinity Miranda work on their turkey day-themed lunches while young Ryder Richardson gets a little help from dad Tyler in enjoying another bite of food.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

Coordinator for the local effort of Operation Christmas Child, Liz Greenlee, smiles after counting up the packed shoeboxes that will help make the holidays brighter for youngsters around the globe. The total collection in the Oakdale area this year through the Samaritan's Purse program was 743, up from 686 last year. About 15 volunteers were involved in the collection and packing of the boxes for shipping out to Calvary Chapel in Modesto, then on to Corona to await further distribution.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 7, 2017 Consolidated District Election canvass of the vote was completed on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Stanislaus County certified its election results which can be found posted on the election website, www.stanvote.com.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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Wildfire Prevention Activities Increasing Across California

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) and CAL FIRE have increased efforts to address wildfire prevention activities across the state. The organizations have ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Gassy Grinch Pumps Up Christmas Prices

GasBuddy has projected that average Christmas Day gas prices will be their highest since 2013. However, there is some good news – average gas prices have ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Emergency Physicians Offer Tips For Safe, Healthy Holiday Season

Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation's emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Why Make Resolutions To Start The New Year?

The dawn of a new year is a time when many people take inventory of the previous 12 months and begin thinking about ways they ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Report Highlights New Recycling Efforts

The Mattress Recycling Council's Bye Bye Mattress Program has announced that its recyclers collected over 955,000 mattress and box spring units for recycling ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Donors Urged To Give Blood, Platelets This Holiday Season

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the New Year by giving blood or platelets.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


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