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CalFIRE: Too Many Firefighters

Although an email circulated recently by three fire agency chiefs hoping for a CalFIRE Schedule A contract reported that the state agency had declined support for the contract, CalFIRE Unit Chief Brian Kirk clarified the state's position.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Possible Equine Virus Outbreak Causes Ripple In Community

Members of the equine community were concerned by the report of a September outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus discovered at Kennedy Meadows on the heels of a May outbreak in Utah confirmed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) where 400 horses were exposed to the virus, but local veterinarians were quick to dispel any fears that may have erupted over this common, but rarely fatal affliction.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

CalFIRE Declines Contract Offer

CalFIRE recently delivered disappointing news to the three local fire agencies hoping to become a part of the state fire department when they declined the opportunity to support a Schedule A contract with Stanislaus Consolidated, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District and Oakdale City Fire.

October 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Father Richard Morse Returns To California With Post In Oakdale

It has long been said that we should value those we meet for they may pass this way only once in our lives. There has been one exception with me in a very special and magnetic person who keeps returning, with a keen perception of his flock, as a Catholic priest.

October 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl Staff Reporter | Local News

Rotary Introduces Changes For Expo

The street fair and festival combo known as the Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition will return to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9 with a few tweaks made by the sponsoring Riverbank Rotary Club to an event that has proved hugely successful year after year.

October 05, 2011 | John Branch | Local News

Tasting Offers Indoor, Outdoor Experience

Chardonnay, cabernet, riesling, zinfandel, pinot noir, merlot, dessert wines – all your favorites are there. These wines and more will all be making an appearance to satisfy the palates of wine enthusiasts at the 2011 Riverbank Cheese and Wine Festival on Oct. 8-9.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Line Up Aims To Appeal To Families

Family-friendly is the goal and that's exactly the kind of entertainment scheduled for the Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 on Santa Fe and Third streets in the heart of downtown Riverbank.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Voters Consider Raising Taxes

Oakdale voters will be faced with a decision on Nov. 8 that will help determine the city's finances for the next three years. Measure O will ask voters if they want to fund a half-cent sales tax increase on most purchases made within the City of Oakdale. The sales tax increase will go to Oakdale City general funds, which pays most of the city's expenses.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Uneasy Negotiations - ORFD Labor Group Concerns

Upon the heels of Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Chief Lee Winton's two-year term ending, negotiations have begun to bring on Steve Mayotte, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, on a limited, part-time basis as an administrative chief to Oakdale's rural district but the rural fire company's labor group members have been vocal in their concern.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

OID Analyzes Tech Upgrades

A need to further modernize and bring the Oakdale Irrigation District's technical capabilities up to higher standards were on the agenda at the Oct. 4 regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

City Shedding Light On Issues

Oakdale City Council is taking steps to get every streetlight in Oakdale turned back on in the near future. Council voted 5-0 at their Monday night meeting, Oct. 3, to seek loans to replace 810 city-owned streetlights with more energy-efficient magnetic induction fixtures.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Oak Valley Hospital Welcomes New Medical Student

Members of the Oak Valley Hospital District board welcomed Escalon native Vincent Arthur Bacay as their third Rural PRIME medical student at their Sept. 28 board meeting. Bacay will be working on an eight-week primary care rotation with several Oakdale doctors until Oct. 21.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Proposed Expansion Pushes City Boundaries

Oakdale Planning Commission members reviewed a proposed city boundary map at their Sept. 21 meeting that would plan the city's growth for the next 50 years. The map is part of Stanislaus Local Agency Formation Commission's effort to get public input on a 50-year agricultural preservation and city growth plan.

September 28, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Oakdale Prepares For Eye In The Sky

The fight against graffiti is getting an unexpected boost in the form of ROTA (Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority) surveillance cameras funded by a grant issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

September 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

'Net Thieves Breach City Account

A breach in security by Internet hackers resulted in the theft of more than $118,000 from Oak Valley Community Bank that belonged to the City of Oakdale.

September 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

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Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News

Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Doing A Breakeven Analysis


March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Runners Toe The Line To Benefit Education

An overcast morning proved to serve as perfect running weather for over 350 runners and walkers on Saturday, March 10 as they joined in for ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Community Workshop Set On Sign Ordinance

The third in a series of Community Workshops for Oakdale residents focused on the city's sign ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Title Awarded To Yang

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, March 10 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Battles

The American Civil War Association is hosting its annual Knights Ferry Civil War Days this coming weekend.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Races Shaping Up For June 5 Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has announced the candidate filing deadline of Friday, March 9 for the June 5 Statewide Direct ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Garden Club Session

The Oakdale Garden Club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Youth Casting Call Goes Out For Hutton’s Hamlet Season

Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center in Oakdale will celebrate a milestone this summer with its 20th season of youth theater workshops, featuring five exciting ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

County Trash Day

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Gateway Express Project Receives $9M Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program grant for State Road 132, the Gateway ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Corner

Teams are still being sought for the upcoming Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life. The event will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Ag Council Members Gather For Annual Meeting

Agricultural business leaders from throughout the state met in Napa, California this past week for Agricultural Council of California's Annual Meeting, which was held ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Motor Madness Fundraiser Features Emcee Rob Ely

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

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