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Sun, Fun, And Yum - Chocolate Festival A Sweet Success

Thousands of attendees came out to this year's Oakdale Chocolate Festival and were not only greeted by entertaining acts, a classic car show, wandering mascots, and food and treats of every variety, but the weather cooperated for two sun-filled, yet not too warm, beautiful days.

May 25, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Staff Comes Through In Drill

Serious flooding and dam failure has occurred in Oakdale. The power is lost, back-up generators have failed, telephones are out, and traffic jams are occurring citywide due to inaccessible streets and weather conditions.

May 25, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fire Concerns - Knights Ferry ‘Too Vulnerable’

Concerns over the current brown out schedule in effect have Oakdale Rural Protection District Board Director John Bairos concerned.

May 25, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Sewer And Water Rate Hikes Forseen

Members of the Oakdale City Council heard a dreary forecast of the public works department budget and the need for a nearly 33 percent rate increase in water and sewer fees to keep the city solvent at a special meeting regarding all non-general fund budgets on Thursday, May 18.

May 25, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chocolate Festival Brings Fun, Yum To Oakdale

This marks the 19th year for Oakdale's annual Chocolate Festival. The "Cowboys and Chocolate" themed event happens Saturday, May 21 from 9a.m. – 6p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. Folks will be lining up on Chocolate Avenue, which runs through Wood Park on Yosemite Avenue in downtown Oakdale, to sample and purchase their favorite chocolate concoctions.

The forecast for this year's Chocolate Festival calls for sunny weather and mild temperatures with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

May 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Decommissioned - Council Makes Changes

Hearing a final report from an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate violations of Business Improvement District commission members, Oakdale City Council members on Monday night also heard a call for admonishing four members for their actions of holding a private meeting, a violation of the Brown Act.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Commission Examines Ultra-Light Access At Airport

Oakdale Airport Commission members meeting on Thursday, May 12, looked into allowing private vehicle access across the runways for the purpose of operating powered parachutes; also known as "ultra-light vehicles."

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Finds Hospital Violated Meeting Laws

In a report released on May 10, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found that the Oak Valley Hospital District violated Brown Act meeting laws in 2010.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Benefit Luncheon A Sweet Success

Popping champagne corks could be heard as the wait staff passed hors d'oeuvres when over 275 local women entered the Reata Event Center for the third annual Women, Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza benefiting the Oak Valley Hospital Foundation on Friday, May 13.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Goin’ Fishing A Hit With City Kids

A group of disadvantaged youth with the Stanislaus County Police Athletic League traveled to the Horseshoe Recreation area on Orange Blossom Road in Oakdale to participate in the seventh annual Fish Day hosted by the Knights Ferry Army Corp of Engineers on Saturday, May 7.

May 18, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Amgen Tour Whooshes Through Oakdale

The Oakdale community came out Tuesday, May 17 to celebrate the Amgen Tour of California bicycle event as hundreds of riders whooshed through the heart of town in a fast and furious bid to reach the sprint line finish (a special award would be given to the rider who crossed first during this leg of the race). Volunteers spent hours training for this specialized event and were identified by their bright yellow jackets. They helped ensure spectator and rider safety during the event. Hudson Photography was high in the sky to capture the event for next year's phonebook and ...

May 17, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Man Awarded Unusual Honor

Have you ever wondered what it's like to backpack into the high country with nothing more than a pack mule, a compass, and a good sense of direction? Jay Barnes, a man with deep roots in local soil, knows a few things about that and can tell a few stories about growing up on the Mather Saddle and Pack Station in Groveland where his family has operated the station for 82 years. Barnes was recently named Most Honored Packer for the Bishop Mule Days. For more about this man and his family's unusual occupation, don't miss the ...

May 13, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


0-For-Oakdale - Grant Failure

A grant-writing consultant paid $2,500 per month by the City of Oakdale has yet to be successful in obtaining any grants for the city despite being on the payroll for 18 months.

May 11, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Delays Due - 2011 Amgen Traffic Details

The Amgen Tour of California will roll in to Stanislaus County on Tuesday, May 17. The California Highway Patrol will be managing road closures along the racecourse to provide safety and security to the race participants as well as to the public.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News


Shopping Event Success

Mayor Pat Paul admits there was a lot riding on her shoulders when it came to the heavily promoted Shop for Charity event held at the former Blockbuster location at East F and North Maag Avenue April 29-30, but now that the event is over - and it was a huge success - the mayor might be able to catch some lost sleep.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

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May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Mobile Office Visits Oakdale, Escalon

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of May, with stops coming up in Oakdale and Escalon.

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Scheduled Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, May 7 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Local Students Presented Columbia College Degrees

Columbia College hosted its 47th Commencement on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Crews Clearing Passes

Caltrans maintenance crews are busy clearing highways, cutting through steep and narrow mountain passes, including the Sonora pass in Tuolumne County, and the Ebbetts and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Plans Burgerfest Fundraiser

The Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning its inaugural Burgerfest Fundraiser event, set for Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gold Rush History Comes to Life

Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852" – its annual living history event this coming May 19 through May 22. Sponsored by Friends ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Classic Cars Tour Rolls Into Region

Classics will soon be cruising in to the area, with trips to Oakdale and Knights Ferry, as part of the Western Gaslight one- and two-cylinder ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Agencies Recognize Peace Officer Memorial Week

National Police Week, May 15-21 in 2016, is a time to remember and honor those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Future Looking Up For Oakdale Airport

In a swift Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, that saw only three of the council members on the dais, Michael Renfrow, who ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Regional Honor Awarded To Fair Oaks VP Hamby

Janet Hamby has had quite a year … and it's only May.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Revolutionary War Comes To Sierra View Elementary

A little taste of Colonial Williamsburg made a stop at Sierra View Elementary School this past week as approximately 100 fifth graders participated in Revolutionary ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Guest Day - 1 BB, 2 BB, 3BB of 4Some

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


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