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OID Turns On The Water

The start of the 2012 irrigation season will be today, Wednesday, March 7, which was decided in a unanimous action by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the March 6 regular meeting.

March 07, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Pontiac Lift Station Maintenance

Public Works employees were slowing traffic on Pontiac Street during the course of the past week to undertake some general maintenance of the Pontiac sewage lift station to address some issues, said Public Works Director Joe Leach.

March 07, 2012 | | Local News

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

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Young Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Apply For NFIB Scholarships

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Crosstown Big Fix Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the eastbound direction of SR-4/Crosstown Freeway for highway construction.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Take Your Pick Of Apple History And Trivial Facts

Though apples are enjoyed across the globe, many people associate apples with the United States of America. That's in spite of the fact that ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home Students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Bryce Eskew, Derek Silva, Jamie ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Spooky Trekkers Walk

The Delta Tule Trekkers are hosting a fun "Spooky Walk" at Caswell Memorial State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon, this coming Halloween weekend. Walks will ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

MJC Opens San Joaquin Blues Production On Stage This Week

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents San Joaquin Blues, an award winning original play about life in the mid-1960's in the Central Valley ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in John Muir ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Animal Shelter Seeking More Volunteers

The Oakdale Animal Shelter, 9800 Liberini Avenue, serves Oakdale and Riverbank and they are in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


Sierra View Elementary school librarian Gwen Schmitt, left was recently joined by Kiwanis Club President Nanci Tougaw and Principal David Kindred in the school library ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

School Bus Safety Week

The school year is in full swing and so is the increase of school buses on our roadways. Over one million children in California ride ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Annual Jog-A-Thon Continues Strides Of Success

Weather proved to be the number one topic throughout Oakdale Joint Unified School District Elementary schools last week, as parents, administrators and teachers were faced ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Homecoming Powder Puff Battle Ends In Tie

The annual Homecoming week Juniors vs. Seniors powder puff flag football game took place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the ...

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Don’t Rain On Our Parade

Rainy weather arrived just prior to the start of the annual Oakdale High School Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, with the parade stepping off a ...

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Chosen as the 2016 football Homecoming royalty were Homecoming Queen Deonna Osmundson, left, and Princess Grace Verdegaal, the two taking a moment to smile for ...

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Capital Projects, Budget Scrutinized At Session

As the city recovers its financial health, it will begin moving forward with some major street, water, and sewer projects, some of which had been ...

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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