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CHP Plans Special Enforcement Period

As motorists prepare to head out onto the highway for some summer fun this Independence Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is doing its part to help keep the fireworks where they belong … in the sky. And with some advance planning, the CHP hopes this can be a safe celebration for everyone.

July 01, 2009 | | Local News


Concerns Linger Over Corridor

Plenty of people turned out at the neighboring Riverbank Community Center on June 15 for a meeting on the North County Corridor State Route 108 East Route Adoption. At an estimated several hundred, there were probably more than the California Department of Transportation expected and they were without microphones, so it was virtually impossible for the organizers to direct the confused gathering.

June 24, 2009 | John Branch | Local News


OID Discusses 10-Day Rotations

The Oakdale Irrigation District is considering going to 10-day rotations in July. Water Operations Manager Kevin King told the Board of Directors that it's expected for temperatures to be high this week and the district may provide one or two 10-day rotations, then will go back to 12-day rotations.

June 24, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


City Budget Hearing Continued

The public hearing regarding Oakdale's 2009-2010 budget has been continued until Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.

June 19, 2009 | | Local News


Pointe Of Dance 7th Annual Recital Slated

The Pointe of Dance 7th annual dance recital featuring the talents of 140 dancers, ranging in age from 3 to 17, will be held at the River Oak Grace amphitheater Saturday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

June 16, 2009 | | Local News


Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health officials have received confirmation from the State laboratory of a positive novel H1N1 (swine flu) case in the county. The affected county resident is a 22-year-old woman who did not require hospitalization. The test results were provided to the Stanislaus County Public Health laboratory Friday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | | Local News


Dedication of Dorada Park Gazebo

Join the City of Oakdale and the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Friday, June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. for a dedication concert with JMZ Band for the Con Agra Gazebo in Dorada Park, at Second Avenue and A Street. Bring your family and picnic for a fun concert and pre-kick off to the summer concert series, which will start Friday, July 17 6:30 p.m.

June 16, 2009 | | Local News


Families Join In Sunday Fun Day

From its beginnings on the lawn area outside Oak Valley Hospital many years ago to the current location at the Bianchi Community Center and adjoining plaza, the annual Family Fun Day just keeps growing and getting better.

June 09, 2009 | | Local News


North County Corridor Meeting June 15

Local residents are invited to attend a public information meeting to solicit public comment on planning for a Route Adoption for a New State Route 108 within Stanislaus County on Monday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 09, 2009 | | Local News


Local 4-Hers Compete At State Fashion Revue

Several members of Oakdale's Sierra, Valley Home, and Orange Blossom 4-H Clubs recently competed at the State 4-H Fashion Revue held in Davis at the State 4-H Field Day.

June 09, 2009 | | Local News


OID Raises Annexation Fees

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously at the June 2 regular meeting to raise annexation fees in the district by using a Book Value formula that amounts to $2,677.32 per acre. The annexation fee is currently $360 per acre, which General Manager Steve Knell called "fully inadequate."

June 02, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


ORFD Hires Firm For Fee Recovery

Oakdale Rural Fire District (ORFD) Board members recently approved the hiring of Fire Recovery USA to provide billing services for Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs).

June 02, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Stanislaus County Unveils Proposed Budget

The Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office has released the county's proposed budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The proposed budget will serve as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a final budget for 2009-2010 is adopted in September. A public hearing on the 2009-2010 proposed budget has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9 to be continued if necessary on June 10 and 11 at 9 a.m. for the Board of Supervisors to adopt a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

June 02, 2009 | | Local News


Graduations Celebrate Student Accomplishments

Thousands of people packed the stadium at Oakdale High School on Friday night, May 22, to celebrate the graduation of 311 high school students and four exchange students at the 115th Annual Commencement.

May 27, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Museum Group Continues Membership Drive

The Friends of Oakdale Heritage (FOH) organization is continuing its membership drive after handing out numerous applications for membership and docents at the Oakdale Chocolate Festival on May 16 and 17.

May 19, 2009 | | Local News


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Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


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


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