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Oak Valley CEO Still Presses Obstetrics Closure

Despite two heated public forums on the matter where citizens and employees alike opposed closing Oak Valley Hospital's Obstetrics Unit, CEO John McCormick will be recommending shutting the department at the board of directors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

February 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Off-Duty Officer

The family of the late Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, who was tragically killed on Nov. 8, 2012 when his Honda Accord was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 132 in Modesto, has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful death, negligence, and "survivor actions."

February 22, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fire Chief On Administrative Leave

The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District placed embattled Fire Chief Steve Mayotte on paid administrative leave pending an investigation on Friday, Feb. 15.

February 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Approves Annexation List

A revised list of parcels for agricultural annexation was approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at its Feb. 19 regular meeting. The approval was for a total of 812.1 acres, owned by seven applicants, to be annexed. This item had been tabled at the prior OID meeting.

February 20, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Tempers Flare, Accusations Fly At Hospital Forum

What started as an orderly public hearing on Wednesday night, Feb. 13, turned into shouting, arguing, accusations, and name calling from the audience as the Oak Valley Hospital board hosted its first forum on the proposed closing of the hospital's obstetrics department.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Congressman Responds To State Of The Union Address

Residents reacted with a blend of optimism and uncertainty after President Barack Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Feb 12.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Rotary Club Eyes Gazebo Revamp

After putting in a gazebo at C.E. Wood Park at a cost of $30,000 for the City of Oakdale in 1990, the Oakdale Rotary Club is looking at overhauling the wood marquee in favor of wrought iron or some other substance due to the neglect and vandalism it has had to endure.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Arrest Made In Infant Death

Oakdale Police announced that they arrested Nichole Todd-Smith, 31, in connection with the death of her 44-day-old daughter from December 11.

February 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Arrest Warrant For Mom Of Meth OD Baby

Oakdale police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for the mother of a 44-day-old girl that died in December. Toxicology results returned in January showed the infant had a high level of methamphetamine in its system at the time of its death.

February 18, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Fundraisers Aim To Aid Local Youngsters

On Saturday, Feb. 19 at Karate For Kids, 3342 Santa Fe in Riverbank, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a car wash and bake sale to raise funds for one of the Karate For Kids students who is in need of heart surgery. They are accepting donations in any amount for the car wash. While the supporters' cars or trucks are being washed they can enjoy some food and beverages that will be available, again for an unspecified donation amount. On the menu, they will have hot dogs, chips, cookies, baked goods and beverages. Everyone ...

February 15, 2013 | | Local News


Oak Valley Forum On Obstetrics Closure Impassioned

What started as an orderly public hearing on Wednesday night, Feb. 13, turned into shouting, arguing, accusations, and name calling from the audience as the Oak Valley Hospital board held its first forum on the proposed closing of the hospital's obstetrics department.

February 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Merchants Battling Blight

Hours after the Oakdale City Council on Monday night, Feb. 4 approved Police Chief Lester Jenkins' recommendation to remove the downtown benches in an effort to combat loitering by vagrants, city crews were out on North Third Avenue Tuesday morning unbolting and hauling away the benches for "refurbishing." With the benches now gone, downtown merchants await to see if the result is positive.

February 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID To Revisit Select Parcel Annexation

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors chose to table an action item regarding the list of selected parcels for annexation at its Feb. 5 regular meeting. The item will come back before the board at the Feb. 19 regular meeting. OID General Manager Steve Knell said the board wants to make refinements to the selection criteria for the annexation, possibly by implementing a variance to increase the available water for annexed lands.

February 13, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Franciosa Takes Distinguished Young Woman Title

Oakdale High School junior Sabrina Franciosa was chosen the recipient of the title of Distinguished Young Woman, passed on to her from OHS senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Janki Mistry. The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program was hosted Saturday, Feb. 9 at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 13, 2013 | | Local News


Thunder Team, Air Force Band Honor Military

Military Appreciation Weekend with the Stockton Thunder is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, with doors at the arena in Stockton opening at 6:30 p.m. each night and the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2013 | | Local News


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FEEL THE LOVE

This year's Love Oakdale is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather for a kickoff rally at the Oakdale Community Park on South ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Women Set Sail For Unity At Special Event

Skies were clear, a light wind was blowing and the sun was out, all of which provided the perfect setting for the Women in the ...

April 18, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Wrapping Up Rodeo Week

Vanetta Sipe has been going to the Oakdale Rodeo ever since she can remember. She continues to work at the family's concession stand serving ...

April 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Consolidated Fire Offers Weed Abatement Tips

After the spring rains and with the warmer weather starting to take hold, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials remind residents to focus on weed ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Community Park Hosts First Music Festival

The amphitheater of Oakdale Community Park will soon be filled with music.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Peddler’s Faire Slated

Mark the calendar for the Sunday, April 29 annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire, coming to Knights Ferry.

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Boat Expo Scheduled At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing a Boat Expo to the main boat ramp of Woodward Reservoir from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Cowgirl Luncheon Once Again Packs Bianchi Center

Forty cowboys left rodeo week with memories which will sustain them a lifetime and it didn't come by way of accomplishment at the Oakdale ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


April Observed As Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Area Homes Improved Using HERO Financing

Over 340 homes in Oakdale and Riverbank have been made more energy-efficient, or have had renewable energy systems installed since HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Varsity, JV Baseball Squads Split With Manteca

Manteca week is always a big one for the Mustangs and this week featured a couple of battles on the ball diamond. Entering the week ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local News


Rodeo Parade Winds Way Through Oakdale In Style

Rain or shine – and this year, happily, shine – the Oakdale Rodeo Parade goes on each year. The number of participants continues to grow, with local ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Weekend Art Show

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


California Focuses On Mosquito Awareness

There are two different invasive Aedes mosquito species moving their way through California. Aedes aegypti commonly called the yellow fever mosquito and Aedes albopictus, commonly ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


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