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City Initiates New Police Chief Search

With the upcoming July 30 retirement of Chief Lester Jenkins, the City of Oakdale took steps to recruit a new police chief with its announcement for the position this past Thursday, July 7. Former Modesto Police Chief Michael Harden is currently serving as interim police chief and will assist in the recruitment while the city searches for someone to lead the 23-sworn member department.

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fishing Report

I'm sure we've all heard of the old saying "killing two birds with one stone." Well that's what I plan on doing this upcoming fishing trip. My son loves trains. He wants nothing to do with model trains or train sets, he likes the real thing. Fishing on the other hand is something that he enjoys to do, but he's not nearly as passionate for fishing as he is for trains. Last year I remembered a place on the Delta that was near a mile long section of train tracks, so I took him there to ...

July 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Accreditation Process Begins For California Highway Patrol

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement and public safety services, will visit the California Highway Patrol (CHP) starting Monday, July 11. During their four-day visit, the CALEA assessors will verify the CHP's overall compliance with a set of standards designed to ensure the agency's policies and procedures are consistent with law enforcement industry best practices.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


County Assessor’s Office Releases Assessment Roll

Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle on July 1 announced that the 2016-17 Regular Assessment Roll totaled a record $44,276,415,460. This is an increase of more than $2,457,891,581 or 5.88 percent over the 2015-16 year's roll total and exceeds the pre- recession record set in 2007-08 by $1,307,745,479.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


California Women Veterans Leadership Council Established

As the country celebrates its 240th year of independence, Americans remember our men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to protect and secure the very freedoms our founders sought in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Tea Party, Fashion Show Fundraiser Slated July 16

A special Relay For Life of Oakdale fundraiser, a Tea Party and Fashion Show, is scheduled for this Saturday, July 16.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Food For Families Drive Supplements Food Banks

Raley's Food For Families has launched its Summer Fresh Drive, designed to raise funds and increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at food banks throughout Northern California and Nevada.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


ACE, Amtrak Trains Key To Transportation Future

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute's Northern California Megaregion study identified Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Amtrak San Joaquins services as key to helping ease congestion in the San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area. The NorCal megaregion features 21 counties and 164 cities, and has over 12 million residents, almost one third of California's population – encompassing the Bay Area, Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties), and the Monterey Bay Area.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


July Events Scheduled At The Oakdale Library

Community members are invited to take advantage of the variety of free programs offered at the Oakdale Library this July, beginning with free computer classes. Computer Basics classes will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at 19 at 10:30 a.m.; Internet Basics will be offered on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Fowler Receives Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine

Matthew J. Fowler received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Bradenton on June 5 at the Bradenton (Florida) Area Convention Center.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


New Flow Standards Threaten OID Storage

With a history of turbulence of outside issues such as litigations and board quarrels overshadowing Oakdale Irrigation District meetings, the Tuesday, July 5 meeting mainly focused on just water issues.

July 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


ADOPTION EVENT

The Petco Foundation is sponsoring a "Be a Life Saver" animal adoption event on Saturday, July 9. This event is to help bring awareness to the many loving pets waiting in shelters for new homes. Oakdale Animal Shelter volunteers will have pets available at the Riverbank Petco from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday for the adoption opportunity. Biscuit, shown here, is an adorable, very friendly and playful two-year-old Chihuahua mix; great animals like this will be up for adoption at the event.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Concerts Return

Oakdale Chamber Commerce will once again present its Annual Concerts in the Park event. Concerts in the Park are hosted each Friday evening beginning July 15 through Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Dorada Park. The concerts are free to the community.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


COLD AS ICE

Temperatures didn't quite hit the century mark on Wednesday, June 29 – topping out at 97 in Oakdale – but that still was hot enough to make the shaved ice booth at the downtown Farmer's Market a welcome stop for shoppers. Here, booth co-owner Samuel Walker, left, watches as assistant Tiffany Thompson adds some flavoring to the ice he has just shaved off the block. The Wednesday evening market, on North Third Avenue, features food vendors, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, informational booths and more.

July 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Delta Blood Bank Appeal For Donors

An emergency appeal has gone out from Delta Blood Bank for blood and platelet donations.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


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Oakdale Lions History, Part II: 1950 To 1959

By DAMON WOODS

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Leadership Students Participate In ‘Managing Your Life’ Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, May 4 for Managing Your Life Day.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


“Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit Scheduled May 17

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) will host Valley Made: The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, May ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Proposals Being Sought For Restoration Grant Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The Proposal Solicitation ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Siemens Awarded Contract To Build New Locomotives

Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives will power more capacity on the growing Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Will Feel The Burn At Summer Pumps

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Information Guide Being Mailed Out For Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Stanislaus County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Guide will begin mailing on Thursday, May 3 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Radio Control Flyers Gather In Oakdale

A special event hosted by the Radio Control Flyers Unlimited, RCFU, group out of Oakdale, is putting on a two-day "Spring Fling" this weekend.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Burger Fest Raises $$ For Rescue Mission Work

The third annual Burger Fest put on by the Oakdale Rescue Mission was a success on Saturday night, April 28 with organizers reporting a sizeable ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Driver Extricated Following Highway 120 Crash

A two-vehicle accident along Highway 120 just east of Escalon jammed up traffic and resulted in major injuries to one of the drivers about 8 ...

May 01, 2018 | | Local News


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