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Oakdale Police Prepare For Officer’s Memorial Service

Funeral services are Friday morning, Nov. 16 for Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, killed in an auto accident last week.

November 15, 2012 | | Local News


Former Waterford City Administrator Hired For Oakdale

Interim City Manager Stan Feathers announced on Nov. 5 that retired Waterford City Administrator Chuck Deschenes has joined the city's management team as an interim operations manager. Deschenes replaces retired Merced County CEO Demetrios "Dee" Tatum, who leaves the position due to state regulations on the limited number of hours he can work after retirement.

November 14, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Citizens Cast Votes, Council Members Seated

Oakdale voters have spoken on the structure they want to see for its city council and the direction they will take the city for the next few years. One newcomer will join a re-elected councilman for full terms and a former mayor will fill the two-year remainder of a vacant seat.

November 14, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Denham Re-Elected, Has Oakdale Issues On Radar

Congressman Jeff Denham has a list of local matters to take on as he prepares to take over the newly drawn 10th Congressional District. On Tuesday, Nov 6, Denham defeated Democratic challenger Jose Hernandez by taking 54 percent of votes cast.

November 14, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Police Officer Dies In Modesto Crash

Black bands covered the badges of Oakdale Police personnel on Friday as the department mourned the loss of their colleague and friend.

November 14, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Ballot Tabulation Update

Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan recently released this update on the Nov. 6 Presidential Election.

November 13, 2012 | | Local News


Sunday Night Shooting Leaves Two Dead

Two people were killed in a Sunday night shooting in the 300 block of East I Street in Oakdale.

November 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Police Officer Killed In Traffic Accident

Black bands covered the badges of Oakdale Police personnel on Friday as the department mourned the loss of their colleague and friend.

November 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Jackson Garners Top Vote For Oakdale Council

Former mayor and city councilman Farrell Jackson polled the most votes in the Oakdale City Council election Tuesday, receiving 2,224 in his bid for a shortened two-year term.

November 07, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Solar Participation Raises Concerns

An Oakdale City Council member's employment with a local alternative energy firm has raised conflict-of-interest concerns for participating in agenda item discussions as the city explores the possibility of an alternative energy project of its own using solar panels in an attempt to offset city energy costs.

November 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hurricane Sandy Fund Set Up For Victims

Lifelong Oakdale resident Kathy Shepherd set up a Hurricane Sandy Fund at Valley First Credit Union in Oakdale to directly benefit East Coast residents struggling in the super storm's aftermath.

November 07, 2012 | | Local News


City Receives Bids For Services

The City of Oakdale took its next step toward privatization of public works services on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when it publicly opened bids on a potential contract for city park maintenance.

November 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Moves Forward On Multiple Projects

Land decisions underscored a series of votes by the Oakdale City Council on Monday evening, Nov. 5. After discussions, the council chose to re-designate 10 acres in the Bridle Ridge housing development from high-density to medium-density residential zoning, voted to purchase three parcels on Yosemite Avenue between H and J streets for the proposed community plaza and skate park, and moved forward for a new perimeter fence around the city-owned airport.

November 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Dunlop, Jackson Take Lead In Oakdale Council Race

Incumbent Oakdale City Councilman Tom Dunlop appeared headed for re-election to a four-year term with 1,141 votes as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, with five of 10 Oakdale precincts reporting in. Newcomer Don Petersen was close behind with 1,111 votes and, if the trend held, would be elected to the other four-year term on the council.

November 06, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Receives Bids For Public Works Services

The City of Oakdale took its next step toward privatization of public works services on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when it publicly opened bids on a contract for city park maintenance.

November 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Open House Scheduled At Oakdale FES Hall

The Oakdale FES Hall, at 190 N. Lee Ave., will host an Open House on Sunday, Feb. 25 from noon to 5 p.m.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Artist Honors Listed In Delicato Showcase

More than 80 pieces of fine art are currently on display in the Delicto Wine Tasting Room until Saturday, Feb. 17. Over 160 entries submitted ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Connection

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Warm Weather Drives Gas Prices Upward

Local gas prices are slowly rising, with a double digit jump seen in the Bay area.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Burchell Hill Neighborhood Watch Marks Anniversary

The first meeting for 2018 was hosted recently by the Burchell Hill Neighborhood Watch group.

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Arbor Day Foundation Seeking New Members

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2018 ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrols

The California Office of Traffic Safety, Police, Sheriff and the CHP are huddling up for a special designated driver reminder to urge football fans across ...

February 03, 2018 | | Local News


River Avenue Closure Extended

The current road closure/detour on River Avenue in Oakdale has been extended through Thursday, Feb. 8. Originally, the closure was to impact the traffic ...

February 02, 2018 | | Local News


Road Closure In Effect Friday

City of Oakdale Public Works officials are reminding motorists of road work going on Friday, Feb. 2 through 5 p.m. on River Avenue between ...

February 02, 2018 | | Local News


How Outdoor Enthusiasts Can Protect The Environment

Recreational activities can be made even more enjoyable by incorporating the great outdoors into the proceedings. Fresh air and sunshine can increase energy levels, and ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


No Change In Area Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.99/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Fundraising Professional Group Awards Diversity Scholarships

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Yosemite Chapter began 2018 by naming awardees for the chapter's annual Diversity Scholarship and its 2018 Board Members.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Battle Of The Badges Upcoming

It's being billed as the 'Battle of the Badges' – a blood drive being sponsored by the Oakdale Police Department and scheduled for Thursday, Feb ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Riise

By MARG JACKSON

January 31, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Mustangs Set Sights On Reclaiming Aca Dec Title

It's a new day and a bit of a new beginning for Oakdale High's 2018 Academic Decathlon Team. For the first time in ...

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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