With the Fourth of July just a week away, fireworks booths have popped up all over town to provide patriotic snaps, crackles, and pops in celebration of our nation's independence.
Colleen Hawks can remember vividly the moment she got bit by the acting bug.
Questionnaires sent by Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) to the residents in the Division 1 North response area were returned with 86 percent voting "No" that they did not want to be annexed into the rural district for fire protection service.
Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions. Here are some tips from the National Interagency Fire Center.
After a series of split votes on Thursday night, June 21, the Oakdale City Council selected Retail Grocer J.R. McCarty to be appointed City Treasurer until the November election.
The California Highway Patrol in partnership with the National Park Service, recently conducted a surprise bus inspection at Yosemite National Park.
The state's Water Use Efficiency Senate Bill 7, known as SBx7-7, is a regulation on agricultural water measurement and the Oakdale Irrigation District is among the water suppliers that will be affected. The OID Board of Directors discussed what's going to be expected of the district to comply with the law and the impacts it will have on OID water rates at the June 19 regular meeting.
Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority directors have decided to merge their system with Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) and have the county take over administration of the public bus program that has served the two cities since 1993.
After not being able to pass the first presented financial plan for the upcoming year over concerns about reserves, Oakdale city officials on Monday reluctantly accepted the city's budget but only with the acknowledgement that it would be revisited in October for another approval.
A two-day sportsman's show that fills city lodges and brings in over 600 customers of Infinity Sports of Oakdale, an outdoor sports and recreational wholesaler, will be moving to larger surroundings – the Sacramento Convention Center – next year due to needing more space and lodging accommodations because of its success.
Oakdale City Council recently approved the purchase of a new digital video recorder and surveillance video system, which will replace the outdated and malfunctioning system and correct several issues the officers were facing when using the video in court as evidence.
The Oakdale Irrigation District will be affected by state's Water Use Efficiency Senate Bill 7, known as SBx7-7, which puts regulations on agricultural water measurement. The OID Board of Directors discussed the impacts the law will have on OID water rates at the June 19 regular meeting.
Police have released updated, detailed information regarding the vehicle involved in a kidnapping and rape case involving a 16-year-old Oakdale girl, Wednesday, June 13 on West J Street.
The Oakdale City Council will discuss the possibility of making Interim Police Chief Lester Jenkins the department's permanent police chief in closed session for Monday's June 18, council meeting.
A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped Wednesday afternoon, June 13 around 1 p.m. by a man described as a 40-something male adult driving an older black, beat-up truck with damage to the passenger side, said police.
A special program on 'Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be presented through the Alzheimer's Association on Monday, Sept. 23.
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Modesto Junior College has scheduled an emergency response exercise for staff this Friday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The event will not disrupt classes or campus operations.
Oakdale City Council members breezed through a concise agenda in an hour-long meeting on Monday night, Sept. 16.
It's called the "Symbiosis Gathering" and for the Oakdale area, the name couldn't be more fitting. By definition, symbiosis is described as a merging together of two dissimilar organisms for a mutually beneficial relationship. Such beneficial merging is at the heart of this special gathering, as we see brought together, a small cowboy town and an explosion of art and culture from all over the world.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Monday, Sept. 23 in Modesto. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Joseph A. Gregori High School and will provide extensive information about the various U.S. military academies. It will also provide information on how students can be nominated to attend the academies.
When you see a commercial truck on the roadway, whether it is a large, 18-wheeler or two-axle delivery truck, take comfort in the fact that the drivers seated at the wheel are some of the safest and most highly trained drivers on the road. In honor of these professional men and women, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the trucking industry in observing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sunday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 21.
As globalization across the entertainment industry broadens and months after a trip to South Korea, a local woman is actively taking steps to make her dream of creating a Korean Drama become a reality.
Seeing no other viable alternative, the Oakdale City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting voted unanimously, some members voicing their hesitations, to proceed with a two-year reviewable ordinance banning alcohol in city parks.
Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.
It's almost here, but there's still time to get tickets for one of the area's most anticipated musical events; the Sierra View Music Festival. The gathering is set for this Saturday, Sept. 14.
Sign-ups are on now for a 10-week Essentials of Business Management course being hosted at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce office, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale.
Modesto Junior College Veterans Services and MJC Health Services will present speaker Jeremiah Pauley, a participant in the Wounded Warrior Project's "Warrior Speaks" program on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6p.m. on the East Campus Quad, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is open to the public and on campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
Caltrans has announced State Route 120 (SR-120) from Groveland into Yosemite National Park is now open.
After a month long investigation, a former Boy Scout troop leader and Oakdale business owner was arrested by Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 5 for engaging in sexual acts with a minor and showing the minor pornography.