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National Cowboy Day Celebration

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will celebrate the eighth annual National Day of the American Cowboy, Saturday, July 28 at the Cowboy Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Status Quo - No Changes In Open Meetings Anticipated Locally

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Airport Due To Receive Upgrade Funds

Much needed improvements are coming to the Oakdale Municipal Airport courtesy of a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Scaled Down National Night Out Slated

In years past the Oakdale community has enjoyed a robust National Night Out event with multiple locations throughout the city with police demonstrations, fun, food, and raffle prizes but the budget crunch has put a damper on this popular annual celebration.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Mayotte Takes Reins For Fire Agencies

In the name of efficiency and eliminating redundancy, Stanislaus County Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, Stephen Mayotte, has assumed the role of Fire Chief by Contract for Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, Oakdale City Fire Department as well as Stanislaus Consolidated as of July 1.

July 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Strong Words To Get CalPERS Actuarial

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.

July 24, 2012 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum To Debut New Exhibit

A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...

July 20, 2012 | | Local News


Open Meeting Reporting Threatened

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 13 - sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community - has recanted her story, said police.

July 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Protests SSJID Breach Of Protocol

A formal letter of protest to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District regarding breach of Tri-Dam board meeting protocol was unanimously approved to be sent by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the July 17 regular meeting.

July 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Senior Center Refurbishing

After 12 years of constant use, the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center is getting a much-needed freshening up in the form of new furnishings.

July 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Restricted City $$? - Enterprise Funds Use Questioned

As city residents await word on a sewer and water rate hike, questions are being raised on the City of Oakdale's use of its sewer sanitation and water enterprise funds to finance non-related areas of the operation of the city government. A review of the 2012-2013 Oakdale city budget raises uncertainties regarding billings being in compliance with Proposition 218.

July 18, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Moves Forward On Skate Park

Some speakers referred to it as a state funded "gift" that shouldn't be turned away. Two council members recognized it as the potential to be "a jewel in the city's tarnished crown." After the discussion on its agenda item, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to move forward with the first phase of the South Yosemite Avenue Community Park.

July 18, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Plans Protest Letter To Partner

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously agreed to send a letter of protest to its Tri-Dam Project partner, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, charging a breach of Tri-Dam board meeting protocol in an action at the July 17 OID regular meeting.

July 17, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Enterprise Fund Allocations Questioned

As city residents await word on a sewer and water rate hike, questions are being raised on the City of Oakdale's use of its sewer sanitation and water enterprise funds to finance non-related areas of the operation of the city government. A review of the 2012-2013 Oakdale city budget raises uncertainties regarding billings being in compliance with Proposition 218.

July 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Seniors Reign Supreme In Powder Puff Action

After last year's "tie" during the Homecoming Week Powder Puff game, this year's senior group wanted to make sure there was not any ...

October 18, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival A Hit

Valley weather proved made to order last Saturday and Sunday, as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosted its Annual Harvest Festival. Foot traffic stayed steady between the hours ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Community Health Fair Set

The Kyle MacFarlane Foundation is hosting a Community Health Fair at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale later this month.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Lifeline Screening In Oakdale

Stay stroke free – plan to attend the Life Line Screening in Oakdale at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Monday, Oct. 16.

October 15, 2017 | | Local News


South Yosemite Closure Due Between F And J Streets

The City of Oakdale (Public Services) will be performing Surface Improvement construction activities on South Yosemite Avenue from F Street to J Street over the ...

October 14, 2017 | | Local News


Deputies Investigating Suspicious Deaths

Two Oakdale men have been identified as the victims found on property in the 5900 block of Claribel Road, off Langworth, on the outskirts of ...

October 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


State, National Gas Prices Still Declining

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


TRAFFIC IMPACT

Oakdale Police issued a Friday afternoon advisory, Oct. 6, that due to a traffic accident involving a power pole the roadway at East G Street ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Relocation Along River Road

A project running now through Friday, Oct. 13, will see PG&E crews relocating utilities on River Road as part of the McHenry Avenue improvement ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


DREAM IT CONFERENCE

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AWARENESS MONTH

The Century 21 M&M and Associates team hosted a breast cancer awareness event on Friday, kicking off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fran ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Longevity Award Presented To Amerine Systems Technician

Reinke has recognized Garrett Amerine with Amerine Systems in Oakdale with a five-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Amerine received the award in recognition of his ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Cheese, Wine Expo On Tap This Weekend

Billed as 'The Premier Street Festival,' the annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition is scheduled for this weekend.

October 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CLASSICS ON DISPLAY

Some classic cars were among the vehicles on display at the Saturday, Oct. 7 car show hosted at Sierra Foothills Community Church. The event raised ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


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