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Rural Fire Talks Continue

Action was tabled but discussions are ongoing with the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board (ORFD) in regards to the current brown out schedule affecting the outlying posts of Valley Home and Knights Ferry with differing opinions on which station should receive the lion's share of summer staffing.

June 15, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Criticism Follows Lengthy Meetings

After a series marathon council meetings, some of which contained hot topic items lasting nearly until midnight, the common question heard within the audience before the start of many Oakdale council meetings nowadays is not about posted agenda items, but, "How long will this one last?"

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sidewalk Project Riddled With Bureaucracy

The mayor, public works personnel, and the senior citizen advisory commission all want to put in a reasonably priced sidewalk at the northwest corner of A Street and Yosemite Avenue. The only hold-up seems to be what is described as "bureaucratic red tape" if the city is involved.

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


All Church Picnic And Concert

The Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene will hold a fundraiser picnic and concert Sunday, June 12 to raise funds to send 12 Oakdale youths to the Nazarene Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from July 5-10 for fellowship and to learn of the transformational power of God. Thousands of students from all over the United States and Canada will be attending.

June 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Joplin Journey - Group Lends Helping Hand

A contingent of Oakdale citizens has been in Joplin, Missouri for the past week, helping the town recover from a devastating tornado that happened just over two weeks ago.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Initiative Prepped For Ballot

Meeting late into the night on Monday, June 6, Oakdale City Council members were part of a session that included several hours of discussion, finger pointing, and pleading over the possibility of the city going forward with a special sales tax measure. In the end, whether "begrudgingly" or "cautiously," the council unanimously approved going forward with the initiative and will ask the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to place on the November 2011 ballot a vote for a half-cent sales tax increase over a three-year period.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Banking On Jail Booking Payments

As Gov. Jerry Brown continues pushing his tax plan toward the end of the fiscal year, Oakdale bean counters are closely watching the status of the state's vehicle license fee extensions as they are finalizing city budgets.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weather Cooperates For Farmers Market Opening

After several days of unstable weather, the sun did its June duty and came out to kick off the first evening of the Oakdale Certified Farmers Market on Thursday, June 2.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Big Draw - Annual Senior Information Day Meets With Success

The 11th annual Senior Information Day, held at the community center, Friday, June 3 drew a respectable crowd of senior citizens interested in learning about the newest services available and topics affecting their age group.

June 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Has Clean Audit

The Oakdale Irrigation District got a clean bill of health from the independent auditor Brian Nash of Richardson and Company. The OID Board of Directors heard Nash's report at its June 7 meeting and then unanimously approved the district's 2010 comprehensive annual financial report. The board also approved the 2010 annual financial report for OID improvement districts.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Tight Lines - City Critters Come To The Country

During the past week, three separate incidents popped up that focused my attention on wild critters right in the middle of a city environment. First, I happened to be perusing the newspaper and came across an article about a rattlesnake being killed in someone's garage right in the middle of town. Rattlers in town? The State Capitol maybe, but a small town in central California? Hooda thunk it?

June 08, 2011 | Don Moyer | Local News


Oakdale Group Helps Joplin Residents

Dozens of Oakdale residents recently caravanned to Joplin, Missouri taking supplies and their helping hands to make a contribution toward tornado relief efforts. Members of the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene and Gilton Solid Waste Management employees have been in Joplin since June 2. Find out more about what they've been doing in Joplin in the June 8 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

June 07, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Survey Results On Council Agenda

The results of an ad hoc committee's sales tax study is set to be presented at the June 6 Oakdale City Council Meeting.

In May, the council commissioned Godbe Research of San Mateo County to perform a survey on the viability of the tax initiative that would raise the sales tax in Oakdale.

June 02, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Robbery, Assault Mar Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day holiday weekend was busy with the usual traffic logjam heading up and from the Sonora pass through the heart of Oakdale and while there were no serious traffic accidents with only two minor crashes with property damage, and only two DUI arrests, there was plenty to keep officers on their toes.

June 01, 2011 | | Local News


ORFD Questions Division 1 Coverage

When hard times hit, budget scrutiny is the norm so it was no surprise when Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board members brought up the troubling confusion that surrounds the area known as Division 1 North and exactly, who is paying for their fire service coverage.

June 01, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Horseshoe Artisan Features Work at Café Bliss

Gary Cooksey is not horsing around when it comes to welding and his artwork.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Classic Car Show

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Local Eastern Star Chapter Joins Statewide Initiative

California Eastern Star, including the local Escallonia Chapter, has formulated a Vision Statement.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile App Keeps Info At Fairgoers’ Fingertips

The Stanislaus County Fair Mobile App is the best way to keep up with all the events and concerts during the Fair's 10-day run.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Main Street Stage Line-Up

Entertainment will be front and center at Escalon's Park Fete this weekend, with two groups taking the stage on Friday, July 14 and a ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Runners Toe The Line

The annual Escalon Park Fete Run/Walk is set for Saturday morning, July 15.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Escalon Gearing Up For Annual Community Park Fete

Just a few days away, the weekend will be packed with activity in neighboring Escalon, as that community hosts its annual Park Fete celebration.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Turlock Lake State Rec Area Closure Announced

Turlock Lake operators American Land and Leisure (AL&L) are closing the campground at Turlock Lake, 22600 Lake Road in La Grange. The purpose of ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Miller Filling Firefighting Role Aboard U.S. Destroyer

An Oakdale, California native and 2014 East Stanislaus High School graduate, Fireman Samuel Miller is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OVCB Announcing Hiring Of Commercial Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jeff Hushaw has joined the Bank as Vice President ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Staff, Residents Raise Money To Help Senior Center

Astoria Senior Living staff and residents hosted a garage sale recently to raise money for the Oakdale Senior Citizens Foundation which provides support for the ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Star-Crossed Couple In Wild, Wild West

Get ready for a twist on a classic, as "Romeo and Juliet Out West" will take the stage on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


TOPS Open House

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1034 Oakdale Chapter will be hosting an Open House event on Monday, July 17 from 8:30 a ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


‘Golf Fore Hospice’ Slated

Join Community Hospice Foundation on Sept. 18 at Del Rio Country Club as they host the 16th annual Golf Fore Community Hospice tournament to benefit ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


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