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Rural Fire District Laying Off Personnel

The Oakdale Rural Protection District is tightening its belt and making changes that, according to rural chief Lee Winton, have been long overdue.

February 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rotary Clubs Recognize Public Service Standouts

For the seventh year running, a selection of Oakdale's finest public service employees received the red carpet treatment Tuesday evening, Feb. 9 at the awards dinner event held at the community center, hosted by the dual Rotary Clubs of Oakdale.

February 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Mourns Loss Of Antinetti

Longtime Oakdale educator and administrator Pam Antinetti died Friday, Feb. 5 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was 66.

February 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Revisits New Office Location

The Oakdale Irrigation District has grown out of its office space and the issue has been an ongoing topic of discussion for the past few years. The district office currently leases office space at a neighboring property to accommodate the water department staff members for irrigation and domestic water. The district's Board of Directors discussed the district office's need to expand and possibly relocate at the Feb. 2 regular meeting.

February 03, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


School Board Must Cut $1.5M

Trustees for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District met Jan. 25 to discuss how to cut $1.5 million from the 2010-2011 budget during a special budget workshop. District staff said that cutting that amount from the budget will leave the district in good shape for cash, even in declining revenues.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Drinking Water Risk? New Player Surfaces In Pond Mud Saga

A public meeting on Jan. 20 for a new, second permit filed to spread the remainder of Con Agra's byproduct pond mud onto rural Oakdale properties brought out less than a dozen people, including the presenters, but a new player is now in the mix.

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) owns the Woodward Reservoir on the outskirts of Oakdale, which is bordered on the east side by portions of land listed on the permit that shed water to the reservoir.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Promotion Pins: Oakdale Fire Honors Retirees

When retiring Oakdale City Fire Captain Gary Cortes made his farewell speech at the special promotional and retirement ceremony at Station II on Tuesday, Jan. 19, a person would have to have been made of stone not to feel something as the famously stoic man admitted with a tearful glitter that he didn't quite know how to put a cap on 30 years of service.

January 27, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Billboard Reminds Public Of Reward In Ross Case

On July 4, 2006, around midnight, 28-year-old Joseph 'Joey' Ross was stabbed to death while walking home from his business in the City of Oakdale. The Oakdale Police Department has pursued and exhausted all investigative leads and his murder remains unsolved.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Hershey Injury Ruling Announced

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced that a resolution was reached with Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Corporation "Hershey" arising from a March 24, 2007, incident at their Oakdale factory. The 'People' agreed to dismiss the pending criminal case against 'Hershey' in which Hershey was charged with violating Labor Code Section 6425(a), in exchange for a civil resolution pursuant to California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code Sections 17200, et seq.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Six Troop 42 Scouts Earn Eagle

Six young men in Boy Scout Troop 42, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oakdale 2nd ward, were honored and awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently in an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


OID Scrutinizes Fringe Parcels

Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors and OID General Manager Steve Knell held a lengthy discussion about the district's need and plans to limit water availability for out-of-district contracts and the use of OID water on lands outside OID boundaries at the Jan. 19 regular meeting.

January 20, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Record Attendance For Chamber Awards

It was a night of humble tears, joyous laughter, and appreciative smiles on Friday, Jan. 15 as the 64th annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards dinner boasted record ticket sales and the community braved the chilly weather to celebrate and honor the community's best.

January 20, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Blood Drive Aids Two Firefighters

Rain, wind and less than desirable road conditions were not enough to keep people away from, of all things, donating blood.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Service Day: Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden

It was cold and wet, windy and dismal but the weather didn't dissuade a handful of people from participating in the first - and hopefully annual - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of community service on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Oakdale Community Garden and adjoining hiking trail on the north side of the city.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Oakdale Teen Reaching Goals, Dreams

He joined the Cub Scouts when he was eight years old and worked his way up through the ranks, earning merit badges and, according to his mom, maturing and learning to stretch and grow beyond his comfort zone.

January 13, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Massive Hay Fire Impacts Air Quality

A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

A local transient, wanted for the attempted murder of a Sonora woman, was arrested Wednesday night by Sonora Police after a manhunt by at least ...

February 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence ...

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday's blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

There is plenty going on at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., with a variety of programs and services scheduled throughout the month of ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California's 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition showcases the ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Oakdale Library will be hosting its annual used book sale at the Bianchi Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10 ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


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