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Seatbelt Awareness Campaign Proves Effective

Getting in your car and putting on your seat belt should be second nature, whether you are a driver or a passenger. Take a second of your time and always buckle up before heading out on the highway.

November 22, 2011 | | Local News


Cops Catch Beer Thief

Police caught a wanted thief who'd attempted to run from Raley's with a 12 pack of Bud Light but was thwarted by the manager before he could pedal away with his stolen suds, Thursday, Nov. 17.

November 18, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rodeo Grounds Capping Well, Going To City Water

It's the end of an era for the Oakdale rodeo grounds as they finally cap the well that has historically provided the arena with water, and install the necessary piping to hook into the City of Oakdale's supply.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Comes Together For Veteran’s Day

The gray and somber skies and accompanying drizzle didn't deter community members determined to pay tribute to the nation's veterans at a special ceremony held at William A. Fish Veterans Park on Pontiac Street in Oakdale on Friday, Nov. 11. They came armed with portable tents and umbrellas along with their patriotic spirit in spite of the dreary weather.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Voters Approve Measure O

Measure O, a ballot initiative to increase sales tax by .5 percent within Oakdale City limits, has passed in the preliminary election results. Just over 56 percent of voters approved the sales tax increase, which will add one half cent to every $1 purchase made in Oakdale. This tax will go into effect on April 1, 2012 and will end March 31, 2015. Revenue from the tax will go directly to Oakdale's general fund.

November 16, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


National Retriever Championship Hosted Locally

Oakdale is hosting a unique pack of athletes this week for the National Retriever Championship. Eight-nine of the country's top retrieving dogs and around 300 owners, handlers and event coordinators are in Oakdale for the national championship event, which is held on the West Coast every four years.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Daytime Burglaries Up, Say Police

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November 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


People's Tree Wows Community

The People's Tree made its pitstop in Oakdale Tuesday, Nov. 8 as part of its journey to the US Capitol in Washington amid a fanfare fit for a king, much less a 65-feet tree.

November 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Measure O Passes

Measure O, a half-cent sales tax increase, was passed by Oakdale voters on Tuesday. 56% of the voting public approved the measure, which will raise sales tax on items purchased in Oakdale by one half of one percent. The tax will be collected starting April 1, 2012 and expires March 31, 2015. The Oakdale City Council, City Manager and financial advisors met on Wednesday to set goals for the year and discuss the impact that the sales tax will have on the City of Oakdale's budget and spending. For the full story see the Nov. 16 issue of the ...

November 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Local Election Results

The Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder's office released the following results for the Nov. 8 election:

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Annual Salmon Fest Draws Visitors To Ferry

The salmon are spawning and people lined up along the Knights Ferry bridge to watch the activity in the Stanislaus River below while tent booths lined the shores of the riverbank and the parking area for the 2011 Salmon Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5.

November 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Donations Make New Kennels A Reality

The collective love for animals has enabled the Shelter Pet Alliance to make amazing things happen for the abused, forgotten and discarded animals brought into the Oakdale Animal Shelter on Liberini Road.

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


TAG Crew Cleans Parks

It started with a church youth group looking for a good community service project and turned into a solid and determined movement to take a stand against the graffiti that is quickly marring the beauty of Oakdale's parks.

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Wastewater Project Hits $13 Million

Upgrades and repairs to the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant are almost complete, but Oakdale City Council members would like some assurance that the engineering and construction meets industry standards. Final costs for the entire upgrade are estimated between $12 million and $13 million. The peer review process will cost an additional $30,000 to the sewer enterprise funds.

November 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Reminder: Change Clocks, Batteries

This Sunday, Californians will be rolling back their clocks as daylight saving comes to an end on Nov. 6. CAL FIRE and fire departments across the state are reminding residents to replace the batteries in all smoke alarms as well as their carbon monoxide (CO) alarm when they change their clocks.

November 04, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday supported two bills to combat human trafficking in the international community. The pair of bills builds upon ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Valentine's Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


ACS Discovery Shop Sale Slated

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is having its annual jewelry event. Included in the sale is jewelry in 14K, sterling silver, amazing vintage and ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sonora Writers Group Meets

The Sonora Writers Group meets every second Saturday of each month. The Feb. 13 meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in Sonora.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Residents Invited To Bunko Event

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Getting An Early Start On Spring

As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


UOP Research Study Predicts Continued California Recovery

The California economy will maintain steady growth according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Tree Mortality Focus Of Area Grant Awards

With massive tree mortality across California, CAL FIRE announced Monday it has awarded 19 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants in six counties that ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Area Gas Prices Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


American Pickers To Film In California

California is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series American ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Several Californians Named To Air Quality Task Force

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the selection of its members for ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Nemmers Named As New Oak Valley Ag Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jim Nemmers has joined the Bank as Senior Vice ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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