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Hospital Preps For Tours

After two years of construction, $90 million dollars, and thousands of man-hours spent, the new Oak Valley Hospital will be open to the public on Dec. 10 for community tours. The pre-opening will be a one-day only event, and the new hospital building will not be in use until early 2012.

October 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


CalFIRE: Too Many Firefighters

Although an email circulated recently by three fire agency chiefs hoping for a CalFIRE Schedule A contract reported that the state agency had declined support for the contract, CalFIRE Unit Chief Brian Kirk clarified the state's position.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Possible Equine Virus Outbreak Causes Ripple In Community

Members of the equine community were concerned by the report of a September outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus discovered at Kennedy Meadows on the heels of a May outbreak in Utah confirmed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) where 400 horses were exposed to the virus, but local veterinarians were quick to dispel any fears that may have erupted over this common, but rarely fatal affliction.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


CalFIRE Declines Contract Offer

CalFIRE recently delivered disappointing news to the three local fire agencies hoping to become a part of the state fire department when they declined the opportunity to support a Schedule A contract with Stanislaus Consolidated, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District and Oakdale City Fire.

October 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Father Richard Morse Returns To California With Post In Oakdale

It has long been said that we should value those we meet for they may pass this way only once in our lives. There has been one exception with me in a very special and magnetic person who keeps returning, with a keen perception of his flock, as a Catholic priest.

October 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl Staff Reporter | Local News


Rotary Introduces Changes For Expo

The street fair and festival combo known as the Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition will return to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9 with a few tweaks made by the sponsoring Riverbank Rotary Club to an event that has proved hugely successful year after year.

October 05, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Tasting Offers Indoor, Outdoor Experience

Chardonnay, cabernet, riesling, zinfandel, pinot noir, merlot, dessert wines – all your favorites are there. These wines and more will all be making an appearance to satisfy the palates of wine enthusiasts at the 2011 Riverbank Cheese and Wine Festival on Oct. 8-9.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Line Up Aims To Appeal To Families

Family-friendly is the goal and that's exactly the kind of entertainment scheduled for the Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 on Santa Fe and Third streets in the heart of downtown Riverbank.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Voters Consider Raising Taxes

Oakdale voters will be faced with a decision on Nov. 8 that will help determine the city's finances for the next three years. Measure O will ask voters if they want to fund a half-cent sales tax increase on most purchases made within the City of Oakdale. The sales tax increase will go to Oakdale City general funds, which pays most of the city's expenses.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Uneasy Negotiations - ORFD Labor Group Concerns

Upon the heels of Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Chief Lee Winton's two-year term ending, negotiations have begun to bring on Steve Mayotte, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, on a limited, part-time basis as an administrative chief to Oakdale's rural district but the rural fire company's labor group members have been vocal in their concern.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Analyzes Tech Upgrades

A need to further modernize and bring the Oakdale Irrigation District's technical capabilities up to higher standards were on the agenda at the Oct. 4 regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


City Shedding Light On Issues

Oakdale City Council is taking steps to get every streetlight in Oakdale turned back on in the near future. Council voted 5-0 at their Monday night meeting, Oct. 3, to seek loans to replace 810 city-owned streetlights with more energy-efficient magnetic induction fixtures.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Oak Valley Hospital Welcomes New Medical Student

Members of the Oak Valley Hospital District board welcomed Escalon native Vincent Arthur Bacay as their third Rural PRIME medical student at their Sept. 28 board meeting. Bacay will be working on an eight-week primary care rotation with several Oakdale doctors until Oct. 21.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Proposed Expansion Pushes City Boundaries

Oakdale Planning Commission members reviewed a proposed city boundary map at their Sept. 21 meeting that would plan the city's growth for the next 50 years. The map is part of Stanislaus Local Agency Formation Commission's effort to get public input on a 50-year agricultural preservation and city growth plan.

September 28, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Oakdale Prepares For Eye In The Sky

The fight against graffiti is getting an unexpected boost in the form of ROTA (Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority) surveillance cameras funded by a grant issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

September 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Volunteers Being Sought For College Mentoring Program

Interested in mentoring a high school student as he or she transitions to college? The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is currently looking for ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


FERRY’S FAIRE

Knights Ferry will be the scene on Sunday, April 29 for the annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire. Hours for the event are 8 a ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Track And Field Teams Slow Down The Lancers

Action on Thursday, April 19 saw Oakdale High School hosting East Union in track and field events inside The Corral. The highly anticipated Valley Oak ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Luncheon

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, celebrated and recognized its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing

The public is invited to a hymn sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 29 at Escalon First Baptist Church. Many churches do ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto’s Music In Plaza Kicks Off Friday, May 4

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza in ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


River Road Closure Tuesday

In preparation for the upcoming traffic shift onto the eastern half of the new bridge over the Stanislaus River, construction crews will be paving and ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local News


FEEL THE LOVE

This year's Love Oakdale is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather for a kickoff rally at the Oakdale Community Park on South ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Women Set Sail For Unity At Special Event

Skies were clear, a light wind was blowing and the sun was out, all of which provided the perfect setting for the Women in the ...

April 18, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Wrapping Up Rodeo Week

Vanetta Sipe has been going to the Oakdale Rodeo ever since she can remember. She continues to work at the family's concession stand serving ...

April 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Consolidated Fire Offers Weed Abatement Tips

After the spring rains and with the warmer weather starting to take hold, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials remind residents to focus on weed ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Community Park Hosts First Music Festival

The amphitheater of Oakdale Community Park will soon be filled with music.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Peddler’s Faire Slated

Mark the calendar for the Sunday, April 29 annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire, coming to Knights Ferry.

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Boat Expo Scheduled At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing a Boat Expo to the main boat ramp of Woodward Reservoir from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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