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Police Seek Scam Victims

An investigation into reports of identity theft and credit card fraud resulted in the serving of search warrants and confiscation of property in Escalon this week, and police are looking for possible victims of the scam. The warrants were served at a business, All City Automotive at 1910 Main St., Escalon, and a residence in the 1800 Block of Baker Avenue in that city.

March 03, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Recycle Rate Increases

Starting March 1, California consumers who redeem their (CRV) beverage container deposits will receive an increase in the per pound redemption rate. 
"Recycling beverage containers makes more 'cents' than ever before," said Matt Millhiser, rePLANET's Marketing Director. "The State's new redemption rates, combined with our innovations in automated technology, make recycling more financially rewarding and convenient than any time in California history." 


March 02, 2012 | | Local News


Check Before You Burn Wraps Up

The ninth season of a critical air quality program concluded on Wednesday, Feb. 29. This year's 'Check Before You Burn' program – which minimizes dangerous airborne particle pollution by restricting burning - featured an unusually high number of wood-burning curtailment days because of historically poor conditions this winter, said San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials.

March 01, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Incident Prompts Rehab For Councilman

Embattled Riverbank City Councilmember Jesse James White failed to appear at the Feb. 27 council meeting after his arrest in Oakdale a week before on charges of felony driving under the influence and child endangerment and renewed calls for his resignation from the council.

February 29, 2012 | John Branch | Local News


Task Force Seeks Volunteers

In an attempt to fight against the rising tide of vandalism and graffiti that is washing over the City of Oakdale and leaving behind an undesirable eyesore, a newly formed task force is seeking volunteers to put their heads together to find workable solutions.

February 29, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


A Servant’s Heart - Cantrell Keeps His Corner Clean

With his small pushcart and his well-worn bristle-challenged broom, Oakdale resident Amos Cantrell sweeps leaves and other rubbish away from a grate atop a drain gutter on South Oak Avenue.

February 29, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Stockton Targeted - USPS Study Completed

As a result of studies begun five months ago, the Postal Service has made the decision to move all mail processing operations at eight California facilities to other locations, including closure of the nearby Stockton site. The changes will be as follows:

February 29, 2012 | | Local News


Oakdale Community Blood Drive Slated

Joint the Oakdale community and Delta Blood Bank as they host a blood drive on Saturday, March 10 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at 1425 West H St. For more information, contact Melissa Tozzi at (209) 848-4102.

February 28, 2012 | | Local News


SCOE Announces Return of 'Friend to Friend' Conference

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department announces the return of the annual "Friend to Friend" Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the Modesto Centre Plaza (1000 L Street in Modesto) from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

February 24, 2012 | | Local News


Tourism Board Gets One-Year Reprieve

By a 4-1 vote, with councilman Tom Dunlop opposed, the Oakdale Tourism Board will continue to operate for a year, utilizing a hotel tax to promote the city in an effort to attract visitors.

February 23, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Planning Commission Eyes Big Box Ordinance

At the direction of the current city council, the Oakdale City Planning Commission will reopen discussions on the 2004 city ordinance governing "Big Box" commercial building in preparation for the upcoming General Plan workshops.

February 22, 2012 | | Local News


OID Irrigation Talks Start

A discussion about the start of the 2012 water season held at the Feb. 21 regular meeting of the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors resulted in the board unanimously voting to hold off on starting the first irrigation until at least March 6. Director Steve Webb moved that the district get the OID water system ready to deliver water now and then to decide at the March 6 board meeting when to start the irrigation rotations.

February 22, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Council To Visit Tourism Board Dispute

The Oakdale City Council is meeting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 21, instead of Monday due to the Presidents' Day holiday. Among other items on the agenda, there is an item regarding a dispute surrounding the tourism board, which was formerly overseen by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.

February 21, 2012 | | Local News


Cops Bust Two Possible Thieves

Police arrested two Oakdale men with outstanding warrants Wednesday, Feb. 15 after a patrol officer found the two men in a verbal confrontation on First Avenue and J Street near their illegally parked vehicle.

February 17, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Traffic Advisory For Sisk And Dale Road

On Friday, Feb. 17, State Route 219 (Kiernan Avenue) between Sisk Road and Dale Road will be closed for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 8:45 a.m. Traffic going eastbound will be detoured south on Sisk Road and Pelandale Avenue will be the alternate route. Traffic going westbound will be detoured south on Dale Road with Pelandale Avenue being the alternate route. The roadway is expected to reopen at approximately 9:15 a.m.

February 16, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Late Spring Drop Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

May 26, 2015 | | Local News


Micke Grove Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

A Memorial Day celebration welcomes the community to honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces, enjoy a free-admission day at Micke Grove Regional Park and Museum, followed by a complimentary dinner on the grounds of the Historical Museum.

May 24, 2015 | | Local News


Seatbelt Use Monitored During Holiday Weekend

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is joining the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement agencies nationwide to promote the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which focuses on seat belt use, during this year's Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Boaters Can Help Fight Spread Of Invasive Species

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain vigilant over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2015 | | Local News


D.A. Dismisses Case Of Jura’s Pizza Owner

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced on May 19 that it would not prosecute the sexual assault case against Jura Aghassi, the former owner of Jura's Pizza formerly located on North Yosemite Avenue which closed last year.

May 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Safety Precautions Urged For Holiday Weekend

With great weather expected across most of the Golden State this holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to use caution as fire danger remains higher than normal due to the drought. Memorial Day weekend is often said to be the official start of summer with everyone enjoying outdoor activities and recreation during the three-day break.

May 21, 2015 | | Local News


Council Studies Shelter Placement Zoning

With the required state obligation for a "Housing Element" within the city's General Plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, May 18 debated areas within the six-square mile town appropriate for various housing needs including in which zones a homeless shelter could be located.

May 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

If there was a common reaction among the Third Avenue merchants Thursday afternoon, May 14, it was one of frustration as to why the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau moved the weekly farmers market from the downtown area to the Oakdale Community Center Plaza.

May 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Guzman, Crossman Top Two At OHS

Thirteen years of primary education will officially come to a close for the Class of 2015 this Friday night at the Oakdale High Corral. The 7 p.m. graduation ceremony will be their final moments on the field as Mustangs, only to then become alumni of the school.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chocoholics Celebrate At Festival

Great weather and high attendance combined to make this year's Oakdale Chocolate Festival a triumph on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.

May 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Passions Rise At OID

With the irony of rain and stormy skies outside, the Oakdale Irrigation District held a water committee meeting to discuss this year's continuing drought from lack of rain and how the 106-year-old district was allocating its water to customers.

May 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Music Download Aids Nepal Earthquake Victims

Two local independent record labels – Ronald Records (owned/operated by Jonathan Jennings of Turlock) and Way Grimace Records (owned/operated by Sean Duncan of Oakdale) – are spearheading an effort to raise money and awareness for the recent events that took place in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | | Local News


Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

If there was a common reaction among the Third Avenue merchants Thursday afternoon, May 14, it was one of frustration to why the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau moved the weekly farmers market from the downtown area to the Oakdale Community Center Plaza.

May 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


California Observes Endangered Species Day

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will recognize the 10th National Endangered Species Day on May 15 with a focused environmental concern. The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend to prevent extinction.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Escalon Golf Celebrates 35 Years In Business

Escalon Golf, in commemoration of its 35th Anniversary, is presenting a $50,000 Hole-In-One Shoot-Out on Sunday, May 17.

May 13, 2015 | | Local News


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