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San Joaquin River flooding near Newman

San Joaquin River flooding near Newman

News10 viewer Salvador Sanchez sent in these photos of the swollen San Joaquin River that has flooded over onto land near the town of Newman.

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March Event: Oakdale

Oakdale's Annual Testicle Festival - "You'll Have a Ball!!!" Hey, here's your chance to try something new! It's one of the most bizarre food festivals in all of Northern California - nay, in all of the entire State of California. But to cowboys, it's just part of life on the range - Cowboy Cuisine, so to speak. And since Oakdale has the unofficial title of Cowboy Capitol of the world, a Testicle Festival just seems like a natural fit. Sponsored by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum and the Oakdale Rotary Club as a fundraiser, the festival serves up these little round meatballs that some people refer to as Rocky Mountain Oysters or Prairie Oysters, as the main course. And - given that they're marinated overnight in wine and basil and garlic before being breaded and deep-fried, several hundred people turn out to gobble them up every year! If you're looking for a new experience... Come on out to Oakdale and give the Testicle Festival a try!

4 cars set on fire within 2 hours in Oakdale

OAKDALE, CA - Oakdale police continue to investigate four separate early morning arsons Saturday, where six cars were damaged.

Police and fire crews responded to HB Saloon at 401 East F Street at 2:44 a.m. to a car on fire. When crews arrived at the scene, the Jeep was fully engulfed in flames. Two nearby cars suffered moderate to major damage.

Another report of a car on fire was received at 3:16 a.m. at the 1200 block of East D Street, near the Head Start building. A pickup owned by the school district was fully engulfed in flames when crews got to the scene.

At 4:01 a.m., fire and police crews responded to 1266 East F Street for another car on fire. A pick-up truck behind Pro Line Truck Accessories was fully engulfed.

Crews were dispatched to Oakdale Junior High School, 400 South Maage Avenue, at 4:23 a.m. for a pick-up truck engulfed in flames.

Oakdale police said no one was injured and there are no suspects.

'America' set to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

'America' set to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - Whether you get there by plane, train, automobile or on “A Horse With No Name,” get to the Stanislaus County Fair to hear the classic-rock sounds of America.

The Grammy winning group, America, will perform on Sunday, July 17, at the Stanislaus County Fair. The group will appear on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert is hosted by Sunny 102.3 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

“America has had long-standing success,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “The classic sounds of this group are sure to have fair-goers of all ages swaying in their seats.”

Art imitates history in the creation of America, the band that is, with both band and country having origins in England. The band’s founding members met in high school in London in the late 1960’s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts.

Sheriff deputies to trade in handcuffs for aprons March 26

Sheriff deputies to trade in handcuffs for aprons March 26

RIVERBANK - On Saturday, March 26th, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the national Tip-a-Cop event benefitting the California Special Olympics. They will be trading in their handcuffs for serving trays and aprons.

Deputies and STARS members will be assisting Red Robin staff in serving customers and collecting tips that will be donated to the California Special Olympics during lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Red Robin is also donating .50 cents for every Gourmet Burger and Coke combo that is ordered from Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25. Red Robin restaurant is located 2367 Claribel Road.

Please come out and meet your local members of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and contribute to the California Special Olympics.

Oakdale man facing child sex abuse allegations

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Wednesday that Steven John Ryan, age 45, of Oakdale, was held to answer for two felony counts, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, and Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child, after a preliminary hearing on Feb. 8, 2011.

Both of Ryan’s victims testified at the hearing. One victim is now 18; she was 10 years old when the assault occurred. The second victim is now 10; the time period when she was assaulted was between 2006 and 2009. Deputy District Attorney Annette Rees is prosecuting the case.

Ryan had recurring access to both victims either when they resided in the same home, or when one of the victims would visit other children who lived in the home. The sexual assaults occurred several years apart in homes in Riverbank and Oakdale.

Ryan is currently out on bail. A jury trial date of Nov. 7, 2011 has been set.

Oakdale Soroptimist to host 'Motor Madness' March 26

Oakdale Soroptimist to host 'Motor Madness' March 26

OAKDALE - Get your motor running for Motor Madness, an annual event sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale. Dubbed the city's largest fundraising event, Motor Madness will take place on March 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center.

Tickets cost $100 and admit two adults to an evening of fantastic hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting. The grand door prize is a Harley Davidson "Fat Boy."

For more information about the event, call (209) 848-3523.

'Paint It Forward' volunteers makeover Community Continuum College

'Paint It Forward' volunteers makeover Community Continuum College

TURLOCK - Local company Lancaster Painting helped out a community school in a huge way this past weekend. On Saturday, the company gathered 40 volunteers to paint and fix up $5,000 worth of repairs at Community Continuum College at 1731 Colorado Avenue, all for free! From 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., volunteers young and old, pitched in to give the building a much needed "facelift."

The makeover was part of the company's "Paint It Forward" project that owner Steve Talkington started as a way to give back to the community. After receiving 16 nominations last year and voting on the business or residence that needed the most help, the company chose Continuum College, an adult day training center for developmentally disabled adults, as the winner.

In addition to Lancaster, other community organizations stepped in to make the day a little more easier for everyone.

Turlock faces $3k in MMPs for wastewater treatment plant violations

The City of Turlock faces $3,000 in MMPs for effluent limit violations at its wastewater treatment plant.  Between January 1, 2008 and November 30, 2010, the effluent limit for chlorine was violated one time.

Frozen conditions in foothills

Frozen conditions in foothills

Veronique Rose Brown uploaded these pictures from her cabin in Tamarack.  You can see the snow is pretty deep, and doesn't look to melt for a while.