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Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

At least 125 construction jobs and 80 full-time health care positions are at risk if a local developer pulls the pin on an anticipated 110-room assisted living facility for seniors planned for the west side of town. The reason: fees assessed by the city for the project.

November 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

November 20, 2014 | | Local News


Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

In just barely one week, the kitchen area of the Gene Bianchi Community Center will once again be clanking and moving. Twenty one years later, the Spirit of Oakdale community meal is more than an institution; it is a fine oiled machine. On Thursday, Nov. 27 the small army and committee will once again open the doors at 11 a.m. and serve up a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who stops by.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

With the City of Oakdale required to do a self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and develop a formal transition plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Nov. 17 unanimously approved an item for the city to address the changes necessary to implement accessibility in its buildings, parks and public rights-of-way.

November 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

November 17, 2014 | | Local News


Denham Votes For Pipeline Construction

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted with the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, creating 42,100 jobs and moving the country towards greater energy independence.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation

While Central Valley residents are being urged to use water wisely during the drought, a new report shows that residents of Oakdale are coming through in their conservation efforts.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blue Star Moms Lead Donation Efforts

Veterans' Day now looks a bit different to Oakdale mothers Emmy McDaniel and Alicia London than it did two years ago. Both are now parents to sons who are on active duty in the military. That's a fact which prompted them both to become pro-active with Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms, a congressionally chartered Veteran Service Organization.

November 12, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Measure Y Wins Easily

Oakdale voters sent a message on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with a resounding "Yes" in approving Measure Y, the continuation of a local half-cent sales tax, passing it by a 70 to 30 percent margin.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Thanksgiving Day - OHS Freshman Earns Spot In Macy’s Parade

The 2014 Thanksgiving Break is going to start just a bit early for Oakdale High School freshman Hope Kindred. The 14-year-old will be boarding a plane on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 20, but she will not be headed for a tropical family vacation. Hope will be boarding a red eye flight out of Sacramento with a final destination of New York City.

November 12, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Operation Christmas Child Comes To Oakdale

Oakdale's The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., is a collection location this year for Operation Christmas Child.

November 12, 2014 | | Local News


Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Abnormal Conditions Create High Levels Of Pollution

Extreme weather conditions have led to abnormally high pollution conditions rarely seen in the Valley this time of year.

November 07, 2014 | | Local News


Bushwacker Bucks Legendary Career Into Retirement

The most prominent figure in sports to retire this year not named Derek Jeter lives right here in Oakdale.

November 05, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Special Fire Board Meeting Set

The regular Board of Directors meeting of Thursday, Sept. 14 for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has been cancelled. Originally set for 6 p ...

September 14, 2017 | | Local News


Volunteers Prepare For Saturday River Cleanup

The Stanislaus River near the Cost Less shopping center in Oakdale will be one of two local sites for a cleanup of the river this ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Hospice Appoints Associate Medical Directors

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency serving the Central Valley, announced the appointment of two new Associate Medical Directors, Dr. Ann Marie ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Heart Walk Hits College Campus On Saturday

Thousands of walkers will descend on the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the American Heart Association's annual Stanislaus Heart ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Square Dance Classes

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


International Fest Offered

The 2017 St. Mary's International Festival is on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 in Oakdale. The festival is designed ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Library Programs Aimed At All Ages

The Teen/Adult Craft for September at the Oakdale Library will be "Guitar Pick Art." Crafters will use a guitar pick punch to cut out ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home Joint School District Generates Taxpayer Savings

The Valley Home Joint School District priced refunding bonds on Sept. 6, locking in property taxpayer savings of $1,033,976 over time. Interest rates ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Inaugural Season Kicks Off For New Oakdale Soccer Club

The recently formed Oakdale Soccer Club had its opening ceremonies this past Saturday at T.L. Davis Sports Complex. With over 650 excited and enthusiastic ...

September 13, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


MJC Students, Graduates Invited To Job Fair

Modesto Junior College students and graduates are invited to join the Career Development and Transfer Center for the Fall 2017 Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Nonprofit Tax Seminar In Stockton

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration will host a free seminar for nonprofit and exempt organizations on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Stockton. Local ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Crews continue work all along the East C Street corridor, here on the far eastern end of the project, off North Sixth Avenue, where new ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Capitalizes On Proposition 39 Funds

Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency was the name of the game Monday night as Oakdale Joint Unified School District moved forward in taking advantage of ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Park Opening

Oakdale will cut the ribbon and let the masses in to the new Oakdale Community Park on Saturday.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home Station Staffing Levels Remain

A 'Meet Your Chiefs' session at the Valley Home Fire Station – Station 30 in the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District system – was also expected to ...

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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