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Voters Approve Measure O

Measure O, a ballot initiative to increase sales tax by .5 percent within Oakdale City limits, has passed in the preliminary election results. Just over 56 percent of voters approved the sales tax increase, which will add one half cent to every $1 purchase made in Oakdale. This tax will go into effect on April 1, 2012 and will end March 31, 2015. Revenue from the tax will go directly to Oakdale's general fund.

November 16, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


National Retriever Championship Hosted Locally

Oakdale is hosting a unique pack of athletes this week for the National Retriever Championship. Eight-nine of the country's top retrieving dogs and around 300 owners, handlers and event coordinators are in Oakdale for the national championship event, which is held on the West Coast every four years.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Daytime Burglaries Up, Say Police

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November 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


People's Tree Wows Community

The People's Tree made its pitstop in Oakdale Tuesday, Nov. 8 as part of its journey to the US Capitol in Washington amid a fanfare fit for a king, much less a 65-feet tree.

November 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Measure O Passes

Measure O, a half-cent sales tax increase, was passed by Oakdale voters on Tuesday. 56% of the voting public approved the measure, which will raise sales tax on items purchased in Oakdale by one half of one percent. The tax will be collected starting April 1, 2012 and expires March 31, 2015. The Oakdale City Council, City Manager and financial advisors met on Wednesday to set goals for the year and discuss the impact that the sales tax will have on the City of Oakdale's budget and spending. For the full story see the Nov. 16 issue of the ...

November 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Local Election Results

The Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder's office released the following results for the Nov. 8 election:

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Annual Salmon Fest Draws Visitors To Ferry

The salmon are spawning and people lined up along the Knights Ferry bridge to watch the activity in the Stanislaus River below while tent booths lined the shores of the riverbank and the parking area for the 2011 Salmon Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5.

November 09, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Donations Make New Kennels A Reality

The collective love for animals has enabled the Shelter Pet Alliance to make amazing things happen for the abused, forgotten and discarded animals brought into the Oakdale Animal Shelter on Liberini Road.

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


TAG Crew Cleans Parks

It started with a church youth group looking for a good community service project and turned into a solid and determined movement to take a stand against the graffiti that is quickly marring the beauty of Oakdale's parks.

November 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Wastewater Project Hits $13 Million

Upgrades and repairs to the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant are almost complete, but Oakdale City Council members would like some assurance that the engineering and construction meets industry standards. Final costs for the entire upgrade are estimated between $12 million and $13 million. The peer review process will cost an additional $30,000 to the sewer enterprise funds.

November 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Reminder: Change Clocks, Batteries

This Sunday, Californians will be rolling back their clocks as daylight saving comes to an end on Nov. 6. CAL FIRE and fire departments across the state are reminding residents to replace the batteries in all smoke alarms as well as their carbon monoxide (CO) alarm when they change their clocks.

November 04, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Administrative Changes At Oak Valley Hospital

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Oak Valley Hospital District Board of Directors announced this week that CEO John Friel will be placed on administrative leave until the end of his contract in February 2012. Current Chief Financial Officer John McCormick will take over as interim CEO.

November 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree To Be Cut In Sonora

When the sun rises over the chilly peaks of the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, a tribal elder from the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians will bless the giant Sierra white fir that will eventually be erected in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. as the nation's Christmas tree.

November 02, 2011 | | Local News


Mobile Lab Brings Hands On Science

A 53-foot trailer with 20 lab stations, microscopes, and all the necessary tools for seventh graders in Fred Yerzy's and Linda Metcalf's science classes to do a DNA extraction showed up recently on the Oakdale Junior High School campus.

November 02, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Polls Open Tuesday

The Tuesday, Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election will see three local area school districts with contested elections as well as the City of Oakdale's Measure O sales tax initiative on the ballot. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

November 02, 2011 | | Local News


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Speechtrain Session Slated

Join in each week with the local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a ...

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Oakdale VFW Post Hosts Memorial Day Observance

Dan Vigil, Oakdale VFW Post 2922 Commander, will be conducting the Memorial Day Celebration for all in the community.

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Rams Represent At Relays

Oakdale Junior High School Rams represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District earlier this month at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays.

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One Month Left To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

District Director Mark Quinn of the U.S. Small Business Administration's San Francisco District Office has reminded California businesses and residents of the June ...

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various road construction activities on State Route 99 (SR-99) from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


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LaPorte Stand-Up Comedy Show For A Good Cause

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May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veggie Fest Helps Local Families “Refresh Better”

Stanislaus County residents joined together to kick the sugary-drink habit, and instead, refresh better with water during a special celebration created by the Stanislaus County ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center Schedules Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. Come see some of their educational animals up close and personal. Baby ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Excitement at our Valley Home School! Our Valley Home School and our entire Valley Home community would like to send a HUGE thank you to ...

May 17, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Comedy Night Appearance Set By Rocky LaPorte In Patterson

From NBC's Last Comic Standing, Chicago comedian Rocky LaPorte is slated to bring his everyman, streetwise style of comedy to the third installment of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Drama Club Stages ‘Les Miserables’ At OHS Theater

Oakdale High School Drama Club, under the direction of drama director Bryan Mills, will present the musical drama 'Les Miserables' on Thursday, May 11; Friday ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Concert In Ripon May 20

An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Denham Names Congressional Artwork Competition Winners

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the winner of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition as well as the winner of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


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