Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
A new pilot project, based after a successful West Virginia program that assisted children of traumatic incidents, is being implemented in Stanislaus County with three cities – Oakdale, Patterson, and Newman – stepping forward to be the first to put it in place.
Oakdale residents will see a gradual rise in their garbage bills for the next five years after the Oakdale City Council voted to allow Gilton Solid Waste Management a 2.5 percent increase to cover the cost of providing solid waste services for the city.
A larger than average crowd came out for the Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, June 7 regular meeting, causing the venue to be changed to a larger on-site building. Public comments saw many of the attendees speaking out against Directors Linda Santos and Gail Altieri for their actions related to a lawsuit stopping the water district's On-Farm Conservation Program that had been approved earlier in the year.
A former USClub Competitive Program Director and Past-President of the Oakdale Youth Soccer League was arrested by Oakdale Police on June 1 after a two- month investigation into over $18,000 of embezzled league funds.
Oakdale Police responded to several emergency calls that a dog had been shot in a crowded shopping center on Thursday, May 26 close to 7 p.m. The end result saw the shooter going to jail for his actions and the dog's owner also arrested on drug charges.
In obtained public records, The Leader has discovered that Michael Eggman, a current candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, is possibly involved in the Ami Bera campaign contribution scandal that is seeing Bera's father, Babulal Bera, possibly serve up to a five-year prison sentence for election fraud involving the finances of his son's campaign.
Emergency crews spent the better part of the Memorial Day weekend at Woodward Reservoir looking for two Oakland teenagers that had jumped out of a boat on Saturday afternoon, May 28 and were missing. On Tuesday, May 31, one of the teen's bodies was found.
In AAA minor league baseball, the typical age range is 23-24, maybe 25, over 26 is considered "old." At age 37, as starting catcher for the Sacramento River Cats, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo is far beyond that 26-year-old threshold as he carries on his quest to make it back to the Major Leagues.
With an April litigation regarding water sales against the Oakdale Irrigation District going through various motions in Stanislaus County Superior Court, two sitting OID directors who cast March 15 dissenting votes for the sale, have voluntarily provided the plaintiffs' attorney with declarations containing emails they had with OID General Manager Steve Knell. After the information was supplied, the court reversed its decision from allowing the program to putting a halt until environmental concerns could be addressed.
Drivers heading south on Yosemite Avenue or coming into town from Patterson Road found an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning, May 11 with the closure of the main artery through town. With "unforeseen circumstances" arising from construction, the city was forced to close South Yosemite Avenue between G Street and J Street. The shutting down of the thoroughfare was scheduled to last, according to the City of Oakdale, through Tuesday, May 17.