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Rotary Clubs Recognize Public Service Standouts

For the seventh year running, a selection of Oakdale's finest public service employees received the red carpet treatment Tuesday evening, Feb. 9 at the awards dinner event held at the community center, hosted by the dual Rotary Clubs of Oakdale.

February 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Mourns Loss Of Antinetti

Longtime Oakdale educator and administrator Pam Antinetti died Friday, Feb. 5 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was 66.

February 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Revisits New Office Location

The Oakdale Irrigation District has grown out of its office space and the issue has been an ongoing topic of discussion for the past few years. The district office currently leases office space at a neighboring property to accommodate the water department staff members for irrigation and domestic water. The district's Board of Directors discussed the district office's need to expand and possibly relocate at the Feb. 2 regular meeting.

February 03, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


School Board Must Cut $1.5M

Trustees for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District met Jan. 25 to discuss how to cut $1.5 million from the 2010-2011 budget during a special budget workshop. District staff said that cutting that amount from the budget will leave the district in good shape for cash, even in declining revenues.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Drinking Water Risk? New Player Surfaces In Pond Mud Saga

A public meeting on Jan. 20 for a new, second permit filed to spread the remainder of Con Agra's byproduct pond mud onto rural Oakdale properties brought out less than a dozen people, including the presenters, but a new player is now in the mix.

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) owns the Woodward Reservoir on the outskirts of Oakdale, which is bordered on the east side by portions of land listed on the permit that shed water to the reservoir.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Promotion Pins: Oakdale Fire Honors Retirees

When retiring Oakdale City Fire Captain Gary Cortes made his farewell speech at the special promotional and retirement ceremony at Station II on Tuesday, Jan. 19, a person would have to have been made of stone not to feel something as the famously stoic man admitted with a tearful glitter that he didn't quite know how to put a cap on 30 years of service.

January 27, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Billboard Reminds Public Of Reward In Ross Case

On July 4, 2006, around midnight, 28-year-old Joseph 'Joey' Ross was stabbed to death while walking home from his business in the City of Oakdale. The Oakdale Police Department has pursued and exhausted all investigative leads and his murder remains unsolved.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Hershey Injury Ruling Announced

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced that a resolution was reached with Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Corporation "Hershey" arising from a March 24, 2007, incident at their Oakdale factory. The 'People' agreed to dismiss the pending criminal case against 'Hershey' in which Hershey was charged with violating Labor Code Section 6425(a), in exchange for a civil resolution pursuant to California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code Sections 17200, et seq.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Six Troop 42 Scouts Earn Eagle

Six young men in Boy Scout Troop 42, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oakdale 2nd ward, were honored and awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently in an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


OID Scrutinizes Fringe Parcels

Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors and OID General Manager Steve Knell held a lengthy discussion about the district's need and plans to limit water availability for out-of-district contracts and the use of OID water on lands outside OID boundaries at the Jan. 19 regular meeting.

January 20, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Record Attendance For Chamber Awards

It was a night of humble tears, joyous laughter, and appreciative smiles on Friday, Jan. 15 as the 64th annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards dinner boasted record ticket sales and the community braved the chilly weather to celebrate and honor the community's best.

January 20, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Blood Drive Aids Two Firefighters

Rain, wind and less than desirable road conditions were not enough to keep people away from, of all things, donating blood.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Service Day: Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden

It was cold and wet, windy and dismal but the weather didn't dissuade a handful of people from participating in the first - and hopefully annual - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of community service on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Oakdale Community Garden and adjoining hiking trail on the north side of the city.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Oakdale Teen Reaching Goals, Dreams

He joined the Cub Scouts when he was eight years old and worked his way up through the ranks, earning merit badges and, according to his mom, maturing and learning to stretch and grow beyond his comfort zone.

January 13, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Piece Of Cake: 107 Just Another Number For Piccetti

Monday, January 4 was not just another Monday at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. It was a day, which marked the 107th birthday of Oakdale resident Vera Piccetti.

January 13, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Friday Night Spotlight Shines On Top Citizens, Achievement

The wait is almost over for a number of nominees, in the running for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards, with the Annual Awards Dinner ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Foursome Of Cities Join Together For Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off its new fundraising season on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Community Workshop Focuses On City Signs

Local residents will have the chance to get information and offer their input on the city's sign ordnance at a special workshop.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Mustang Varsity Soccer Ties Weston Ranch

In a week where Oakdale High School's varsity boys soccer team was supposed to have two games, their schedule was reduced to one. Thanks ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Freestyle Skier Torin Yater-Wallace Has Sights Set On Winter Olympics

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) - Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Fishing Report

This weekend I'll be coming out of "tournament fishing retirement," as my buddy calls it. I've fished at least one tournament a year ...

January 17, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Birthday Celebration For MLK Day

All are invited to attend the Motherlode Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sonora High ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Junior Achievers Take The Spotlight

Four outstanding young students have been nominated for Junior Achievement Honors through the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. The award will be presented at the annual ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


New Feature For 2018

A new feature will be offered beginning in 2018 by The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times.

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Acoustic Performance Features 3 Doors Down At Gallo

BY VIRGINIA STILL

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Square Dancing

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Fest Scheduled

Howard Training Center's 24th Annual Crab Fest 2018 will be held on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 5:30 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


World Peace Rose Garden Hosts Pruning Demonstration

Join the International World Peace Rose Gardens organization for a rose pruning demonstration at the University Park World Peace Rose Garden on Saturday, Jan. 13 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Price Hike At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.91/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Columbia College Receives Fire Science Initiative Grant

Columbia College has received formal notification of the intent to award, pending Board of Governor's approval and available funds commencing on Jan. 18, 2018 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


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