A Ceres Police Officer driving in Oakdale on his way to work in a marked K-9 unit was involved in a solo-vehicle crash with a power pole early Thursday morning, Aug. 18, causing thousands of residents in the area to temporarily lose power.
A man convicted in 1994 for a series of kidnappings and attempted sexual assaults in Oakdale from 1993 was denied parole on Aug. 18 after a hearing of the State Board of Parole held at Susanville State Prison. Steven Eugene Rice, of Oakdale, was arrested in 1993 for a number of felonies and has been in custody since then.
NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.
Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 34 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $12.1 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.
The music of Remedy filled the air on Friday night, as the Concerts in the Park series continued at Oakdale's Dorada Park, offered through the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with local sponsors. In the photos, the band croons a tune while, their drummer keeps the beat and, below, people packed in food, beverages and even plenty of family pets to enjoy the Friday night summer sounds. The final concert in the series is coming up this week, Aug. 26, with The Lodge Pole Pickers performing starting at 6:30 p.m.
Stanislaus County's Public Works Transit Division, which manages the Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), has just implemented service changes on bus routes throughout Stanislaus County. The changes, which took effect Monday, Aug. 22, include a brand new 45-foot commuter bus that will transport riders from the western part of the county to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved these service changes along with approval of the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 annual Transportation Development Act Claims at a board meeting earlier this summer.
With only the incumbents seeking reelection to two city council seats and the city clerk's office, and with no one opposing them on the ballot, the City of Oakdale will have a special city council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 for the purpose of appointing the candidates rather than hold an election. Officials expect the move to save the city thousands of dollars in election costs.
Despite some concerns over mosquitoes ruining the party, the more than 650 youngsters ready to play soccer in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League this season were happy to get on the field Saturday, Aug. 20. A group of Under 6 Boys smile at the crowd as they run onto the field after being announced, while Lorin Odom, 12, provided a stellar rendition of the National Anthem before the team introductions. See related story in Sports