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Asbestos Found In City Water Tank

Demolition of a city water tank has been halted due to city engineers discovering asbestos inside the 100-year-old concrete storage tower.

November 22, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Council Says ‘No’ To Fire Study Payment

A consent agenda item by the city manager requesting the city pay over $8,300 for a joint fire study sparked discussion at the Monday, Nov. 18 Oakdale City Council meeting. The item had some council members questioning the intent of asking the city to pay for something they were told was being taken care of by the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District.

November 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Leader Serves As Collection Site

The Oakdale Leader, 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale will serve as a collection site for food and other needed items this holiday season.

November 20, 2013 | | Local News

Holiday Cards For Heroes

Oakdale High School Leadership students started a new event at OHS for the holidays. Students and staff who are interested are making cards, which will be mailed to men and woman in the U.S. Armed Services as part of the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

November 20, 2013 | | Local News

OVH Director Calls Foul On Mayor’s Ambulance Ride

An Oak Valley Hospital District board member is criticizing the city for violating policies with its use of an Oak Valley ambulance the police department summoned for the mayor last month.

November 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OID Discussion - Groundwater Draws Crowd

The topic of groundwater brought a standing-room-only crowd to the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors Nov. 19 regular meeting. OID Water Operations Manager Eric Thorburn presented on groundwater specific to the OID service area where he covered a basic overview of groundwater, its management in OID, and OID's future plans.

November 20, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

4-H Makes Holiday Plans

Orange Blossom 4-H Club is gearing up for a year of learning, leadership, new friends, and community service. At their November meeting, members brought their homemade Thanksgiving centerpieces. Some made traditional candle and flower arrangements, while others made fun fall themed ones. A favorite was a basket ready for the hot rolls that looked like a turkey.

November 19, 2013 | | Local News

EPA Move Applauded By Assemblymember Olsen

On Friday, Nov. 15, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed easing the annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement for ethanol in gasoline, acknowledging that mandated levels specified in a 2007 law are difficult, if not impossible, to meet.

November 18, 2013 | | Local News

California Joins National Disaster Coordination Program

California recently became the 40th state to join the national Silver Jackets disaster coordination program. The program is designed to improve coordination, collaboration and communication among disaster-response agencies at all levels of government before a disaster strikes to hasten recovery.

November 15, 2013 | | Local News

Conviction In Teen Rape Case

An Oakdale resident pleaded no contest to the December 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl as part of a plea agreement on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

November 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Suspected Car Thief Picks Wrong House

A Modesto man, out on bail for drug charges, who police say led them on a high speed chase in a stolen car, was shot by a homeowner in the early a.m. hours of Nov. 13 after attempting to break in to the residence even despite being warned to halt.

November 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

$8.5 Million - Settlement In Officer’s Death

On the one-year anniversary of the death of off-duty Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, the attorney representing the family of the officer announced that Gold Star Foods Inc., a food distribution and long haul trucking company based in Ontario, CA, agreed to pay $8.5 million to Katuszonek's family to settle claims that its truck driver employee caused his death.

November 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Veteran Shares Experiences

Each year in honor of Veterans' Day, Linda Kraus, a second grade teacher at Sierra View Elementary School, has hosted a military veteran as a speaker in her classroom.

November 13, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Shook, House, Gilbert Win Election

Unofficial results are in for the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election. While the final numbers haven't yet been tallied, it's pretty clear who the local race winners are by viewing the recent Stanislaus County elections update released by Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters and Clerk-Recorder.

November 13, 2013 | | Local News

Holiday Train, Santa Visits Scheduled In Jamestown

Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.

November 11, 2013 | | Local News

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Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Discounts Available To The Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Brain-Healthy Habits That Are Easy To Embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News

Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

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