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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

Local Real Estate Snapshot

A snapshot of the economy can often be judged by the nature of the real estate market. If the market is booming, generally, it's because people have jobs, the banks are lending, and money is flowing.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Round Up Winning Artwork For Rodeo

In less than three weeks the rumblings and rambling of rodeo week will once again take over the town of Oakdale. As is tradition, events ...

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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