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Cowboys And Chocolate

It started off as a spark of an idea tying in the city's largest commodity - Hershey Chocolate – in an attempt to create a fun festival. Twenty years later the festival has blossomed into an event that last year lured 80 bajillion people to Oakdale with the promise of chocolate.

May 16, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Chocolate Festival 2012


Big Trees, Big Adventure! - Students Enjoy Learning In Nature’s Classroom

The Fair Oaks Elementary School first graders received a special treat Wednesday, May 9 when they traveled by bus to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Calaveras County.

May 16, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Education


Lions Club Lights Up Kerr Park

People often say that Oakdale is a community that looks after its own, whether it's a rallying cry for someone who is sick or injured, or a school program in desperate need of saving.

May 09, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rodeo Busting Stereotypes

"True cowboys are there to watch the rodeo, not get rowdy."

May 02, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rene’s Boutique Offers Bargain Do-Dads

Rene Limirande, owner of Rene's Boutique on North Fifth Avenue, knows how to appeal to a girl on a budget.

May 02, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Rene’s Boutique Offers Bargain Do-Dads

Rene Limirande, owner of Rene's Boutique on North Fifth Avenue, knows how to appeal to a girl on a budget.

April 27, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Stuff N' Nonsense - A Time For Reflection

Call it fate or coincidence but it seems, at the very least thought-provoking, that two weeks before the Oakdale Relay For Life event April 28, I would be going through my own personal cancer scare.

April 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Columns


Mud Masters! - Wild Weather, Mild Patrons

There were a few notable arrests during the Oakdale Rodeo weekend, April 13-15 but on the whole arrests and DUIs were down from the previous year, making for an enjoyable time for locals and out-of-towners alike.

April 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Shelter Benefits From Alternative Work Program

The Oakdale Animal Shelter has found an unlikely source of manpower within the Alternative Work Program (AWP) to help bridge the gap between budget cuts and community need without costing the city a dime.

April 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Nabs $4M Grant

The City of Oakdale announced the awarding of a $4 million grant issued through Prop 84 with the California Parks and Recreation Department that will fund the building of a brand new skate park plaza located on South Yosemite Avenue.

April 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Solutions Sought - Council Talks Banning Alcohol From Parks

A hot topic discussion item drove citizens to the Monday, April 2 Oakdale City Council meeting to voice their opinions, both for and against, the proposed action to ban all alcohol from city parks.

April 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Changing With The Times - Steves Chevrolet Undergoing Major Remodel

Steves Chevrolet is one of many GM Chevrolet dealerships undergoing a major remodel as part of a new corporate sponsored program that will unify the dealerships with a highly visible corporate brand, much like that of Starbucks.

April 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Butterfield Jewelers: A Step Back In Time

Don Butterfield, owner of Butterfield Jewelers, is a man who knows quite a lot about how things used to run when Oakdale was a 'two-horse town' but he knows even more about repairing clocks, which is his specialty.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Expansion Project Equals Success For Mid Valley Foods, Inc.

If there ever was a testament to the power of hard work, determination and a belief that everything happens for a reason, Mid Valley Foods is that example.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Reigning Royalty - Escalon Native Enjoys Life As The Scottish Queen

You'd never know it to look at her, but Escalon native Jerri Levers is living a double life.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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