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Local Woman Offers Personal Chef Services

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If the idea of a personal chef makes you weak in the knees with envy but the imagined cost of such a luxury sends your checkbook running for cover, there's a new chef on the scene that is ready to assure people that her services won't break the bank and her dishes are delish.

September 22, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Police Station Remodel Finally Under Way

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After four years of delays, the long-anticipated police station remodel is under way with big changes and improvements on tap for the local department, which will be paid for through redevelopment funds for $605,000 and should be completed within four months.

September 15, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Fire, Rural District Extend Partnership

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It's one big, happy fire service family between Oakdale City Fire and Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District - judging by the Oakdale City Council's decision to extend the partnership agreement by three years as requested by the two agencies.

September 15, 2010 | | Local News


Good Eats - Taste Of Oakdale Packs Venue

Attendance jumped for the second annual Taste of Oakdale event sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, proving that Oakdale residents are always interested in sampling good food and beverages in a social setting.

September 08, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Longtime Pastor Hears Calling To New Church

After 20 years in ministry at Oakdale's River Oak Grace Community Church, Pastor Chad Allen and his family are pulling up their small town roots, embarking on a journey to a new home and to lead a new church in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

September 08, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Investigation Into Aqua Pool, Spa Expands

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has expanded its investigation of Ripon-based Aqua Pool and Spa. To date, CSLB has received and is investigating 77 complaints against the company from consumers and material suppliers. On Aug. 19, the company shut its high-profile store just off Highway 99 in Manteca. Company officer Richard Townsend told the media the company would be filing for bankruptcy.

September 08, 2010 | | Local News


Remembering Antwan - Organ Recipient Recalls Getting Gift Of Life

David Morales of El Sobrante owes his life to the late Antwan Moore of Oakdale, who died suddenly three years ago. Desperately ill, Morales got his liver and a new lease on life because Moore had marked his driver's license card with a dot donating his organs.

September 08, 2010 | John Branch | Local News


Oakdale Cowboy Museum Announces 2010 Honorees

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced the honorees for their 2010 Dinner Auction fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Rocha's Valley Enterprises.Special recognition will go to Leo, Jerold and Reg Camarillo, renowned rodeo champions from Oakdale. Posthumously, the Museum will recognize Dave and Vi Ramont, a rodeo and ranching family also from Oakdale.The Camarillo trio moved to Oakdale in the 1960s as young adults. Brothers Leo and Jerold grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, where roping was a natural part of their childhood. Cousin Reg grew up in the Los Angeles area but ...

September 01, 2010 | | Local News


Volunteer Program Assists Seniors

Janis Paredes, 75, of Oakdale, likely never imagined that when she hit her golden years she might not be able to function by herself. It's likely she never thought her grown children might become so caught up in their own lives that they might overlook her needs. And most certainly, Paredes likely never imagined that her final years might be shadowed by the pervasive presence of Alzheimer's disease.But that's her reality.With the help of the Senior Outreach program, currently operating through the Oakdale Police Department, seniors such as Paredes are afforded the ability to remain ...

September 01, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Moving On - OPD's Eggener Ready To Retire

Oakdale Police Department's loss will be another's gain as Patrol Sgt. Michael Eggener, a 23-year law enforcement veteran, turns in his badge as of Aug. 31 and prepares for a career change in the private sector.

August 25, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Weekly Farmers Market Wrapping Up Schedule

The music will stop, all the farm-fresh produce will be gone, and Oakdale residents who are still looking for a taste of summer will have to wait until next year.

August 25, 2010 | | Local News


Powerhouse Failure - OID Board Eyes Recouping Losses

The Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors participated in discussion about recovering insurance funds for a Tri-Dam Project powerhouse failure at the Aug. 17 regular meeting.

August 18, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Fatal Wreck Claims Modesto Man

A 43-year-old Modesto man was killed Friday, Aug. 13 when the vehicle he was ejected from landed on top of him in a solo vehicle accident that occurred around 7 p.m. on Orange Blossom Road, west of Lancaster Road between Oakdale and Knights Ferry, said officials with the California Highway Patrol.

August 18, 2010 | | Local News


National Night Out Brings Neighbors Together

The annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 3 brought neighbors together in an atmosphere of family-friendly fun and camaraderie that included food, games, animals, and cars - depending on where you ended up. as there were multiple block parties throughout the city from The Estates on Atlas Road to Bridle Ridge on the west end of town.

Brea DeRespini, Community Volunteer Coordinator, called the night a "huge success" with 850 hot dogs served, both fire and police personnel making appearances at The Estates, Burchell Hill, and Bridle Ridge events.

August 11, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Weekly Farmers Market Slowly Winding Down

Only a few more Thursdays are left for Oakdale residents to enjoy fresh produce, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy a warm summer evening in downtown Oakdale as the city's Certified Farmers Market ends its season at the end of August.

August 11, 2010 | | Local News


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Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News


Four Vying For Open Council Seat

The Oakdale City Clerk's office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

March 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

The glass appears to be half full as the Oakdale High School Aca Dec Team now heads to the state championships. As a result of winning the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, the team will represent Stanislaus County at the state level. The event will be hosted in Sacramento March 19 through 22.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects

Caltrans has published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed.

March 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been "rumored" that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of "Pioneer Perfect" and embrace the city's original motto "Cowboy Capital of the World."

March 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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