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Fire Concerns - Knights Ferry ‘Too Vulnerable’

Concerns over the current brown out schedule in effect have Oakdale Rural Protection District Board Director John Bairos concerned.

May 25, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Sewer And Water Rate Hikes Forseen

Members of the Oakdale City Council heard a dreary forecast of the public works department budget and the need for a nearly 33 percent rate increase in water and sewer fees to keep the city solvent at a special meeting regarding all non-general fund budgets on Thursday, May 18.

May 25, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chocolate Festival Brings Fun, Yum To Oakdale

This marks the 19th year for Oakdale's annual Chocolate Festival. The "Cowboys and Chocolate" themed event happens Saturday, May 21 from 9a.m. – 6p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. Folks will be lining up on Chocolate Avenue, which runs through Wood Park on Yosemite Avenue in downtown Oakdale, to sample and purchase their favorite chocolate concoctions.

The forecast for this year's Chocolate Festival calls for sunny weather and mild temperatures with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

May 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Decommissioned - Council Makes Changes

Hearing a final report from an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate violations of Business Improvement District commission members, Oakdale City Council members on Monday night also heard a call for admonishing four members for their actions of holding a private meeting, a violation of the Brown Act.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Commission Examines Ultra-Light Access At Airport

Oakdale Airport Commission members meeting on Thursday, May 12, looked into allowing private vehicle access across the runways for the purpose of operating powered parachutes; also known as "ultra-light vehicles."

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Finds Hospital Violated Meeting Laws

In a report released on May 10, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found that the Oak Valley Hospital District violated Brown Act meeting laws in 2010.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Benefit Luncheon A Sweet Success

Popping champagne corks could be heard as the wait staff passed hors d'oeuvres when over 275 local women entered the Reata Event Center for the third annual Women, Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza benefiting the Oak Valley Hospital Foundation on Friday, May 13.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Goin’ Fishing A Hit With City Kids

A group of disadvantaged youth with the Stanislaus County Police Athletic League traveled to the Horseshoe Recreation area on Orange Blossom Road in Oakdale to participate in the seventh annual Fish Day hosted by the Knights Ferry Army Corp of Engineers on Saturday, May 7.

May 18, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Amgen Tour Whooshes Through Oakdale

The Oakdale community came out Tuesday, May 17 to celebrate the Amgen Tour of California bicycle event as hundreds of riders whooshed through the heart of town in a fast and furious bid to reach the sprint line finish (a special award would be given to the rider who crossed first during this leg of the race). Volunteers spent hours training for this specialized event and were identified by their bright yellow jackets. They helped ensure spectator and rider safety during the event. Hudson Photography was high in the sky to capture the event for next year's phonebook and ...

May 17, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Man Awarded Unusual Honor

Have you ever wondered what it's like to backpack into the high country with nothing more than a pack mule, a compass, and a good sense of direction? Jay Barnes, a man with deep roots in local soil, knows a few things about that and can tell a few stories about growing up on the Mather Saddle and Pack Station in Groveland where his family has operated the station for 82 years. Barnes was recently named Most Honored Packer for the Bishop Mule Days. For more about this man and his family's unusual occupation, don't miss the ...

May 13, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


0-For-Oakdale - Grant Failure

A grant-writing consultant paid $2,500 per month by the City of Oakdale has yet to be successful in obtaining any grants for the city despite being on the payroll for 18 months.

May 11, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Delays Due - 2011 Amgen Traffic Details

The Amgen Tour of California will roll in to Stanislaus County on Tuesday, May 17. The California Highway Patrol will be managing road closures along the racecourse to provide safety and security to the race participants as well as to the public.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News


Shopping Event Success

Mayor Pat Paul admits there was a lot riding on her shoulders when it came to the heavily promoted Shop for Charity event held at the former Blockbuster location at East F and North Maag Avenue April 29-30, but now that the event is over - and it was a huge success - the mayor might be able to catch some lost sleep.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Real Estate Snapshot

A snapshot of the economy can often be judged by the nature of the real estate market. If the market is booming, generally, it's because people have jobs, the banks are lending, and money is flowing.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Council Approves $10K For Sales Tax Survey

With the assistance of $5,000 in joint contributions from the Oakdale police and firefighters unions, the Oakdale City Council authorized $10,000 for the hiring of Godbe Research to conduct a poll regarding voter opinion regarding a sales tax initiative for this year's November ballot.

May 11, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Luncheon Served Up Cowgirl Style

BY VIRGINIA STILL

April 13, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Car Show Benefits Shelter

The South Bay Challengers Dyno Day & Show is coming up on Saturday, April 23 at PDT Motorsports in Oakdale, 430 S. Fifth Ave.

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


On Patrol

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Schedules April 14 Screening Of “The Burden”

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "The Burden" on Thursday, April 14 at 7 ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


Rocking The Gallo With Ann Wilson

BY VIRGINIA STILL

April 13, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Spring Art Show Set, Artist Of Month Tapped

Wanda Hendrickson was awarded Artist of the Month for Oak Valley Art Society with her oil painting of horses on a black plate.

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


NOAA Administrator Lauds Pacific Fishery Council Work

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), visited the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting in Vancouver, Washington on ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


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April 13, 2016 | | Local News


Final Meeting Of Season Slated For Women’s Club

Tuesday, May 3 will mark the date for the gathering of members and friends for Oakdale Women's Club. If you are not yet a ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


Silver Anniversary Peddler’s Faire Coming To Knights Ferry

The Knights Ferry History and Museum Association will host the 25th Annual Peddler's Faire on Sunday, April 24. Event hours will be from 8 ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


Family Files Lawsuit For Wrongful Death

The family of a teen shot and killed by police last July has filed a Wrongful Death Civil Rights lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department ...

April 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Summit Rainbow Girls Attend Annual Convention

Oak Summit Assembly #128, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, in Knights Ferry, recently attended its annual convention in Fresno, March 19 through 22 ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


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