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Freitas Retires After 30 Years In Business

If there's one thing Sarah Freitas, long-time Oakdale resident and owner of Sarah's Dry Cleaning, knows it's cleaning, stitching, and altering clothes.

April 28, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


South Main Canal, Tunnels - OID’s Rehab Projects Completed

The Oakdale Irrigation District has recently completed work on the South Main Canal and Tunnels capital improvement project. Ron Skaggs of Condor Earth Technologies delivered a presentation to the OID Board of Directors at the April 20 regular meeting.

April 21, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Paranormal Research –Oakdale Leader Building Investigated

For years the Oakdale Leader building on South Third Avenue has been rumored to host more than just the employees on the payroll. Stories of mysterious happenings, odd sounds, and even an apparition sighting or two have abounded, shared among the community from past and present employees but now it's official - The Leader office is a hot bed of paranormal activity, at least according to the investigators with the Western Region Paranormal Research (WRPR) group following an evening spent in the building.

April 21, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Loses Pioneer Donnelly

Longtime Oakdale resident Dan Donnelly died Saturday, April 17 at his Oakdale home. He was 94.

April 21, 2010 | | Local News


Pets Put Best Paws Forward

Hosted this year by the Believing For A Cure team, the first - of what will likely become an annual event - Bark For Life in Oakdale has been declared a huge success.

April 21, 2010 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Good Time To Be A Cowgirl At Annual Fundraising Luncheon

If it weren't for cowgirls, there wouldn't be any cowboys.

April 14, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Weekend Busy For Authorities

Rodeo prep in Oakdale takes on all forms from within different factions in the community but when the second week of April hits the calendar, law enforcement has always kept a wary eye on what the weather is planning to do.

April 14, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Clark Honored

Five senior citizens in Stanislaus County, including Oakdale's Frank Clark, were recently announced as the 2010 Senior Award winners from the Stanislaus County Commission on Aging.

April 14, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Kiwanis, City Put On ‘Egg-cellent’ Event

Not even the brisk temperature could keep people away as attendance soared at the fourth annual Kids Spring Fest and Safety Day, Saturday, April 4 at Kerr Park.

April 07, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Before OID With Financial Request

Oakdale's city manager, and chiefs of the rural and city fire departments appeared before the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the April 6 regular meeting to ask for funding.

April 07, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Improvement Projects May Impact Traffic

Work continues on a number of road improvement projects around the city, with some started already and others due to begin soon.

April 07, 2010 | | Local News


Team Raises Funds For Relay For Life

Magnolia Elementary School Principal Julie Minabe recently did her best impression of a farmer by dressing up in overalls and a straw hat. Putting on a show for her students on March 26, she then put on lipstick and prepared herself to kiss a pig in the school courtyard for a cause.

A group of Magnolia staff members formed a Relay for Life team, called Antinetti's All Stars, in memory of former Magnolia Principal, the late Pam Antinetti, and in honor of her granddaughter, who is a Kindergartner at Magnolia. The school held the fundraiser from March 22-25 to ...

March 31, 2010 | | Local News


Woodshop An Outlet For Creative Students

In a room where the common sounds are the whirring buzz of saws, the snapping of nail guns, and the clopping of wood boards as they slap together, the distractions seem endless.

March 31, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Girl Brutalized After School

(Editor's note: Names* have been changed for the protection of the juvenile)

March 31, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Chef Named Culinary Clash King

Oakdale High graduate and resident Bryan Ehrenholm took home the distinction of Culinary Clash King on Thursday, March 25 after competing against three top-notch kitchen competitors in an Iron Chef-style contest sponsored by the DMC Foundation for the prize.

March 31, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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OHS Celebrates Winter Homecoming

Oakdale High School plays Sonora in basketball at the OHS gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 14 for Winter Homecoming. The game is also Senior Night and marks the final time the longstanding rivals will face each other as Valley Oak League opponents, as Sonora will move into a different league next season.

February 12, 2014 | | Local News


Best Valentine’s Gift: Be A Sober Driver

Valentine's Day is one of the most feel-good holidays of the year, full of love, roses, and candy hearts everywhere you look. No matter what you choose to do on that special day, from a group date with friends to a romantic dinner with your significant other, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) encourages you to keep the memories pleasant. Nothing can ruin an evening like getting a DUI or causing a crash. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver, or better yet, spread the love by being the designated sober driver for others.

February 11, 2014 | | Local News


Neighborhood Evacuated After Car Collides With House

Oakdale emergency crews were busy Friday night, Feb. 7 around 8:30 p.m. when police and fire units were called out to the 400 block of S. Wood Avenue after a car crashed into a house.

February 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council 180s On Fire Study Payment

Despite an earlier decision less than three months ago where council members publicly criticized the premise, the Oakdale City Council reversed its position about paying a third of a Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District study on a fire department merger.

February 07, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Olsen Requests Audit At Board Of Registered Nursing

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, has asked the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to complete an audit before the end of this year on the policies and procedures of adopting, updating and installing new electronic processing systems within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

February 06, 2014 | | Local News


OID Increases Water Theft Fines

A significant increase in fines for water theft was unanimously approved at the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors regular meeting on Feb. 4.

February 05, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Museum Honors Yosemite Connection

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum was filled with people Wednesday, Jan. 29 as the crowd came for the official opening of the museum's newest exhibit, "The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle & Pack Station, operated by the Barnes Family since 1929" in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act.

February 05, 2014 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Lions Club Library Run

The Oakdale Lions Club will host the annual Don Osborne Memorial Run for the Library on Saturday, Feb. 8, rain or shine, beginning at the library, corner of G Street and South First Avenue.

February 05, 2014 | | Local News


Marriage Ceremonies Scheduled Valentine’s Day

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder & Registrar of Voters reports her staff will perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine's Day at the main City / County Building located at 1010 Tenth Street in Modesto.

January 30, 2014 | | Local News


OID Directors Rescind Action

In a 4-1 vote at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved rescinding their action from the Jan. 23 special meeting where they had originally voted to send out a mailer to OID landowners to see about their interest in voluntarily fallowing land in order to make water available for a transfer to the Westlands Water District. Director Jack Alpers was the dissenting vote. To clarify, OID won't send out fliers.

January 29, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Wastewater Usage Study Between City, OID

With water becoming more of a valuable resource this dry season, Oakdale city officials are contemplating the idea of finding a way to utilize treated wastewater for irrigation purposes or to possibly recharge the city's eight deep ground water wells.

January 29, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Of The City

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul will deliver the State of the City address today, Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

January 29, 2014 | | Local News


City And OID To Study Wastewater Usage

With water becoming more of a valuable resource this dry season, Oakdale city officials are contemplating the idea of finding a way to utilize treated wastewater for irrigation purposes or to possibly recharge the city's eight deep groundwater wells.

January 24, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Constituents Give Board Earful

A full parking lot and a standing room only crowd that spilled into the hallway of the Oakdale Irrigation District offices was the scene at a special meeting of the OID Board of Directors on Jan. 23. On the agenda was a single closed session item of a potential water sale to the "federal and state export contractors" on the agenda.

January 23, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner Festive, Eventful

More than 200 people came out to the Gene Bianchi Community Center for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 68th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan 17.

January 22, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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