The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.
Lynne Podesta didn't set out to be a hero that Monday, June 18, when she went to Costless Market for a few items but that's exactly what happened when she rescued a distressed Chihuahua from the confines of a locked car.
Parents with students enrolled at the Oakdale High School were alerted to the possiblity of a man seen videotaping a young high school girl Wednesday, June 27. In light of the recent report of a 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped Wednesday, June 13 as she was walking home from summer school and later raped before being returned to campus, the school thought it prudent to inform parents.
Questionnaires sent by Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) to the residents in the Division 1 North response area were returned with 86 percent voting "No" that they did not want to be annexed into the rural district for fire protection service.
Oakdale City Council recently approved the purchase of a new digital video recorder and surveillance video system, which will replace the outdated and malfunctioning system and correct several issues the officers were facing when using the video in court as evidence.
A few weeks ago I shared something incredibly personal with the community through my column. I hoped that in sharing my experience, it might resonate with as well as encourage others in their own personal journey.
When Ron Bordona, owner of Bordona's Oakdale Home Furnishings and Appliance realized his business was losing a significant number of big-ticket sales when customers couldn't qualify for credit, he knew he had to think outside of the box.
As the final stop in the Graffiti '12 Park & Shines week-long event, Performance Dyno Tuning (PDT) and Al's Furniture teamed up to offer a free lunch during PDT's open house, Friday, June 8 in Oakdale.
Although the actual summer season has gotten off to a bi-polar start - one minute it's hot, the next it's raining - the Oakdale City pool, The Plunge, opened officially Saturday, June 2 to eager swimmers.
Independent candidate Chad Condit visited Oakdale Wednesday, May 30 for a meet-and-greet event at Cafe Bravo in the hopes of reaching out to voters before the upcoming Tuesday, June 5 primary election.
If you've always been fascinated by the unknown, have an open mind, and enjoy sitting in darkness waiting for something otherworldly to happen, the Oakdale Paranormal Society may be the right fit for you.
It's a huge responsibility - one that the whole family has to agree upon - but three local Oakdale kids are shouldering that responsibility without reservation as they serve as official puppy raisers for the Guide Dogs For The Blind program.
If there ever was a general sense of confusion and frustration over what to do and how to do it, the situation facing Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District regarding area known as Division 1 North would qualify.