With homage of "Oakdale Feeds the World" being paid to this year's Ag Week in Oakdale, over 210 people attended the 40th annual Oakdale Ag Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, March 21.
For Oakdale's most distinctive and exclusive event to which many travel from far to attend – no, not the Chocolate Festival or annual Saddle Club Rodeo –the only event where you're guaranteed to have a ball, better known as Oakdale's annual Testicle Festival, sponsors prepare early to have things in order for the hundreds that attend.
History came to life in Knights Ferry on March 23-24 as American Civil War enthusiasts re-enacted battles and daily life in the Union and Confederate camps during Civil War Days put on by the American Civil War Association.
Basically bursting at the seams, the Oakdale Animal Shelter will be the subject of an upcoming needs assessment to determine what size of building they should have to meet future needs and what kind of costs would be incurred. Animal experts at the A.S.T.R.O. Foundation will be doing the assessment.
With just one area operating above budget, the overall figures from the initial six months of city funds gathered from the Measure O sales tax initiative are spent below budgeted expectations, according to figures presented by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at a Measure O Oversight Committee meeting on March 21.
A veteran with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim Fire Chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.
In a move it is referring to as an "advisement," but taken as "extortion" by one city official, a Modesto Latino organization is recommending that the smaller-sized six-square-mile town of Oakdale implement district elections for its city council and school board elected offices.
It's time for the annual Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and City of Oakdale Kids Spring Fest and Safety Day, set for Saturday, March 30.
Work crews have been out in force around Oakdale the last couple of weeks as part of a wide-ranging water line replacement project. Monday morning, the crews had part of West G Street blocked off as they continued the work, prompting a detour around the project area. The brief road closures have been scattered all around the downtown area and motorists are advised to be prepared for the occasional detours and traffic tie ups as the water line work continues.
Nicole Todd-Smith, the mother accused of overdosing her 44-day-old baby with methamphetamine, pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment and causing great bodily injury or death on Friday, March 22.
In a move it is referring to as an "advisement," but taken as "extortion" by some city officials, a Latino organization is recommending that the pint-sized six square mile town of Oakdale implement district elections for its city council and school board elected offices.
The Center For Human Services' Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center is holding its "Project Prom: Don't Stress the Dress" event on Friday, March 22 from 2p.m. to 5p.m.
A veteran Fire Chief with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim fire chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.
The Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team captured a second place spot in Division II and were ranked 11th overall, with a team score of 46,680.6 points, at the California Academic Decathlon State Finals in Sacramento, March 14-17.
The project boards have been removed, as the annual Oakdale Joint Unified School District Science Fair recently finished, but now some projects are ready to move on to the county level.
The actions of a former embattled Stanislaus Consolidated fire chief, who himself was the plaintiff of his own lawsuit last year, has resulted in the approval of settlements in three separate actions filed by subordinate employees in 2011 and 2012.
The cost-saving move to contract with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District for fire department services moved to its final step with a presentation by Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Chief Randall Bradley at the Monday June 16 Oakdale City Council Meeting.
Lizards, snakes, a big, hairy spider, and an extra-large cockroach were found in the front room of the Oakdale Library on June 5 – much to the delight of library visitors.
The financial condition of the Oakdale Irrigation District is in "very good" shape, according to the district's auditor Brian Nash of Richardson and Company.
Learning of the city's move to go with Prudential Commercial Real Estate of Modesto to list the Downtown Hershey Building caused Oakdale real estate agents to voice their ire towards city officials at a monthly Realtors meeting at the Oakdale Country Club on Thursday, June 12. In return, the city has reversed its decision to contract with Prudential Commercial Real Estate and will now reintroduce the item at Monday's June 16 city council meeting.
(Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part piece. Part 1 was featured last week)
Oakdale Leader reporter, Richard Paloma, will be appearing on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM on the Dave Bowman Show today at 4:00 pm. Paloma will be discussing his article from today's Leader on firearm seizures by the DOJ.
With the goal of taking the weekly farmer's market and making it into an area known public market, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) along with Roger Brooks of Brooks International, recently completed a day-and-a-half community workshop at the Gene Bianchi Community Center to improve tourism to the city.
Because the Measure O sales tax enhancement carries the city through March 2015, the preliminary 2014-2015 budget presented by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at the Monday, June 2 city council meeting didn't foresee any service cuts.
(Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part special series.)
"In light of drought and continuing water conditions," the Oakdale Irrigation District will forgo 10-day irrigation rotations for the 2014 water season, which will also leave some water in the district's "conservation account" at New Melones Reservoir, said OID General Manager Steve Knell at the June 3 regular meeting of the OID Board of Directors.