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Council Spends Big $$ At Year’s Final Meeting

After giving a congratulatory acknowledgement to the Oakdale High School Mustang varsity football team on their days-earlier State Championship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Dec. 18 got busy approving end of year capital improvement purchases totaling over $450,000.

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Atlas Court Light Display Shines For The Holidays

One woman called it 'The best kept secret in Oakdale.' But based on the number of cars flowing through Atlas Court on a recent weekend evening, the secret is out.

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Oakdale Lions, Volunteers Spread Holiday Spirit

Anyone with hope of escaping the rain to do a little carefree shopping at Kmart last Thursday night, Dec. 15, were quickly greeted with the Spirit of Saint Nick. Oakdale Lions hosted the Annual Oakdale Lion's Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Dickens Film Debuts

Eriksen and Soren Dickens are pleased to present "His Legacy: The Rise, Ride & Last Stand of the Oakdale Colts," a 90-minute documentary focusing on their father, Mark Dickens. The late Mark Dickens worked for five years developing young baseball player's skills with the goal of transitioning these players into high school athletes ready to play under Coach Hondo Arpoika in the Oakdale High School Baseball program. Come join OHS baseball fans and the public for a free premiere on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Bianchi Center in downtown Oakdale. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the premiere beginning ...

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Though the weather was, literally, freezing, the annual Holiday Light Parade went off as scheduled Saturday evening in Valley Home. Scott Sachau, left, 5; Audie Beltrami, 1; and 18-month-old Emmit Caudle wheeled their wagon in to bring hot chocolate and candy canes to warm the hearts of parade watchers. Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd from their spot in the parade. The evening also featured a potluck dinner, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols in front of a live Nativity scene in the community park

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Oakdale’s ‘Santa Cop’ Spreading Christmas Joy

♫ You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why; Santa Cop is patrolling this town. ♫

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Home Preview Event Benefits Children’s Guardian Home

This Wednesday evening could best be described as one Elsie Martin never saw coming.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

OID Recall Election Authorized To Proceed

Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14 that OID Director Linda Santos will face a special recall election tentatively slated for April 25.

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

City Welcomes State Champions

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 hundreds of members of the Oakdale community flooded the streets to welcome back their State Champion varsity Mustangs football team. As the team buses entered town along Yosemite Avenue, members of the Oakdale Police Department and Oakdale Fire Department escorted the team through downtown Oakdale to a warm and welcoming ovation on the otherwise chilly night.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Mustangs Crowned State Champions

In their final game of the year, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs got their biggest win ever – claiming the Division 3A State Championship in a 47-0 thrashing of Bishop's of La Jolla.

December 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Fan Bus Heading To State Game

A fan bus will be available for Mustang supporters to cheer on the team at the State Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 17 in La Jolla. Seats on the bus are $75 and the bus will leave Saturday morning from Oakdale High School at 8 a.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Mustangs Hoop Squads Off To Competitive Start

As the weather outside is cold and damp, inside the Oakdale Main Gym things are starting to heat up. Oakdale Mustang basketball season is underway and all three boys teams are off to early season success. Second year varsity head coach Hondo Arpoika has his team playing inspired basketball early on as the boys earned their second win of the season with a 46-38 road win over Summerville on Thursday, Dec. 8. The boys went up the hill to take on the Bears and clawed their way to the road win. Oakdale scored 34 first half points to take a ...

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Ice Skating In Modesto

Businesses are offering special deals and discounts on Tuesdays during the Modesto on Ice season to encourage more people to shop, dine and play in the downtown Modesto area.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Cowboy Toffee Co. Due At Richmond Craft Fair

The premier Bay Area craft fair benefiting KPFA 94.1 FM Public Radio is a juried selection of affordable art, crafts and gifts created and presented by over 200 exhibitors. All will be on display and for sale at the 46th Annual KPFA Winter Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

Give The Gift Of Time This Holiday Season

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County. Disaster responders are needed to respond to home fires, which occur every eight hours in this region. In addition, Fire Prevention volunteers are needed to install smoke detectors in 700 homes in the next six months.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News

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OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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