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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


'Net Thieves Breach City Account

A breach in security by Internet hackers resulted in the theft of more than $118,000 from Oak Valley Community Bank that belonged to the City of Oakdale.

September 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Drowning Victim Recovered

The body of the 31-year-old man suspected of drowning at Woodward Reservoir last week was recovered by divers during the day on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

September 21, 2011 | | Local News


New Teen Center Starts Taking Shape

Janelle Scheper looked all over the Central Valley for the perfect location for a new youth center, and she found her ideal spot in downtown Oakdale. The Zone, scheduled to open in October, will offer entertainment for children and youth from toddlers to teens at its South Second Avenue location.

September 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


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Memorial Day Holiday Means Long Weekend

The unofficial start of summer, the long three-day holiday weekend for Memorial Day, will be a busy one around the region. It is graduation week ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


One Way Traffic Control On McHenry

Work scheduled for the coming week will see one way traffic control on a portion of McHenry Avenue in Escalon as part of the ongoing ...

May 19, 2018 | | Local News


Markel Named 2018 Leo Volz Recipient

There are many things that Oakdale High School senior Jude Markel will need to think about this fall. How he covers his tuition for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Officials Warn: River Running Fast And Cold

With one river rescue conducted already on the Stanislaus River near Knights Ferry this season – those involved pulled from the water safely last week – residents ...

May 16, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fastest Guns In The West Meet, Compete In Oakdale

The cowboys were out with their six shooters, holsters and hats this past weekend, showing their skills at the 2018 California State Cowboy Fast Draw ...

May 16, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


SNEAKING SWEETNESS

Young Victoria Valenzuela, 3, tries to sneak a few ripe cherries from the bin at her family's DePalma Farms booth at opening night of ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Pabalan Brings Board Service To A Close

The mood was both light and airy as Oakdale Joint Unified School District board members gathered on the evening of Monday, May 14 for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


May Observed As National Bicycle Safety Month

With the California weather warming up, the Oakdale Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are highlighting how bicycling is a great ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Brace For Surge In Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Celebration At Grinding Rock

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites the community to join them for the Fifth Annual Chaw'se Day event on Saturday, May 26 ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Hunger Memorial

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Comedy Jam Takes State Theatre Stage

Coming to the State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto, it's the World of Laughs Comedy Jam, set for Friday, May 18. Shows are scheduled ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Turns Out To Support Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers and team members gathered over the weekend in Oakdale for the 24-hour Relay For Life. Hosted on the soccer fields at Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto Man Booked On Homicide Charge

Police on May 3 arrested a Modesto man in connection with a May 1 homicide in Oakdale – the same man involved in a head-on crash ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Drugstore Project Shows Consequence Of Choices

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, that was a message conveyed through theatrics as well as discussion on Tuesday, May 8 ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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