An Oak Valley Hospital consultant's recommendation to dissolve the Oak Valley Foundation's current executive board in favor of allowing a newly-appointed director hired by the hospital's CEO to choose the agency's executive committee has raised the ire of the charity organization's members. The Foundation has been in existence for 32 years.
The City of Oakdale Certified Farmers Market begins Thursday, June 7 and will run weekly through Aug. 30. The Farmers Market will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at North Third Avenue and has been expanded this year to run between D and F streets.
Oakdale city officials revealed several options for the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget on Wednesday evening, May 30, at a public workshop in the council chambers.
For individuals who feel like its time to "kick the butts," a free program is available to help people get on the road to better health. The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) Prevention Programs Department is providing a series of classes designed to help people stop smoking. This eight-session course is free and open to everyone. The next Freedom From Smoking class will begin with an orientation meeting today, Tuesday, June ...
Independent candidate Chad Condit visited Oakdale Wednesday, May 30 for a meet-and-greet event at Cafe Bravo in the hopes of reaching out to voters before the upcoming Tuesday, June 5 primary election.
The regularly scheduled Monday, June 4 Oakdale City Council meeting has been moved back a day to Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. due to a lack of a quorum. Likely to be on the agenda will be continued discussion on the city's budget troubles. Wednesday night, May 30, city officials revealed several options for the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget at a public workshop in the council chambers. Over the ...
Moody's Investors Service has slightly downgraded Oakdale's Sewer Enterprise Revenue bond rating affecting $1.6 million in debt, citing concerns about the city's lagging economy and uncertainty of future financial performance.
Oakdale City Councilman Tom Dunlop is adamant that the city can't continue doing business as it has in the past.
The City of Oakdale has denied an Oakdale Leader Public Information Act request filed on May 10 seeking a city paid report regarding a possible conflict of interest investigation into named city officials last year.
The Oak Valley Hospital Board of Directors announced on Wednesday night that Acting Hospital CEO John McCormick will be placed as the permanent CEO with a pending three-year contract.
If you've always been fascinated by the unknown, have an open mind, and enjoy sitting in darkness waiting for something otherworldly to happen, the Oakdale Paranormal Society may be the right fit for you.
The Bureau of Reclamation's Central California Area Office announced the summer 2012 Interpretive Activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County. All activities are at the Amphitheater at the Glory Hole Recreation Area and are free of charge and suitable for all ages, and most do not require reservations. Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. ...
The Memorial Day holiday traditionally marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, when many Californians head out to picnics, barbecues, and outdoor events. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds those headed out on the road to buckle up, designate a driver, and eliminate distractions. Memorial Day weekend is a Maximum Enforcement Period for the ...
Moody's Investors Service has slightly downgraded Oakdale's Sewer Enterprise Revenue bond rating, citing concerns about the city's lagging economy and uncertainty of future financial performance. The bond rating of A3 rating was dropped to Baa1on Wednesday, May 23. According to Moody's, the action reflects the sewer enterprises financial performance which has performed below expectations. The rating also takes into account state loans which will begin to create pressure on operations and ...
Tens of thousands of chocolate lovers came out for this year's Oakdale Chocolate Festival over the weekend with Mother Nature especially cooperative, bringing sunny skies with temperatures in the mid to upper-80s and a slight breeze to keep everyone comfortable.
Named as the January 2013 Artist of the Month by the Oak Valley Art Society, Peggy Clark is a Missouri native who lives with her husband, Bob, in Modesto. They have three children. After her retirement seven years ago, Peggy started taking classes at Artels on McHenry Avenue in Modesto for the socialization, but soon found that she had natural artistic talents. She prefers the oil media for her ...
A dropping occupancy rate in Oak Valley Hospital's surgical and medical ward to only two patients caused the closing of the unit earlier this month until the number of in-house care patients was able to rise at the 35-bed facility. The two remaining patients were transferred to the hospital's intensive care unit for their care.
Oakdale Police arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday, Jan. 27 after responding to the Quik Stop Market on East F Street regarding a call at 4:22 a.m. of a suspicious male dressed in camouflage clothing and carrying a knife.
The Oakdale Animal Shelter has been contracted with the City of Riverbank for animal control services since 2008. The animal shelter is at 9800 Liberini Ave., Oakdale. The shelter is 800 square feet and was built in 1974. Sue Fitzpatrick, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Riverbank brought the Oakdale Animal Shelter issue up at a recent Riverbank council meeting and shared the following details. The building was designed ...
Two men fired shots at an Oakdale police officer on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29 which resulted in a multi-agency dragnet and the eventual arrest of one suspect. No officers were hurt or struck by the gunfire and one suspect remains at large.
Citing the financial well-being of the hospital district, Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick announced that he will be looking into shutting down obstetrics treatment and child birthing at the Oakdale hospital.
Oakdale emergency crews responded to a motorcycle crash on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, and requested a helicopter to transport the driver to a Modesto hospital due to a partially severed foot. Oakdale Police Lieutenant Keri Redd said police and fire units responded at 3:45 p.m. to a reported solo roll-over accident in the 700 block of Branding Iron Street. When officers arrived, the driver, a 25-year-old man, was under the motorcycle and conscious. ...
The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oakdale will host its annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.
Cases of Influenza A have been identified in Stanislaus County. Health officials remain concerned because of low vaccination during the fall. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. Check with your primary care provider or your local pharmacy for vaccine availability. You can also find a vaccine provider in your area by visiting www.flushot.healthmap.org.
On Oct. 11, 2012, the Postal Service announced new prices and product features for the following domestic and international mailing services, effective Jan. 27:
An event that geologists refer to as a "rock tumbler" sent a swath of rocks about the size of a half a football field spilling into the main canal just 1,000 feet downstream from Goodwin Dam at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
City leaders, governmental figures, business owners, and well-versed citizens turned out on Friday night, Jan. 18, as the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce hosted its 67th Annual Awards Dinner.