A Public Safety Awareness Forum is being hosted by the City of Oakdale on Thursday, May 9 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Slated from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the 'Awareness Matters' forum is designed to help attendees learn about safeguarding home, family and community; preparing for an emergency in case of fire or other disaster; and decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by criminals.
The Columbia College Symphony of the Sierra will perform its spring 2013 concert on Saturday, May 4 at 3p.m. in the Dogwood Forum Building on the Columbia College campus. Admission is free. Doors open at 2:30p.m.
After taking public criticism for shutting down its popular maternity ward a few months ago, Oak Valley Hospital officials are considering another controversial decision – disassociation with the well-liked and admired Oak Valley Foundation.
Democrat Michael Eggman, a local farmer and beekeeper, has announced his bid for Congress in the 10th Congressional District. Eggman promised to bring his real-world experience and common sense approach to solving problems in Washington.
Citing that the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is an unelected and unaccountable body that the council has "abdicated" its powers to, Oakdale resident Charles Shetron and Jan Ethridge of Salida have been vocal and asked the Oakdale City Council to secede from the organization.
Complaints about the handling of discipline of a student at Sierra View Elementary School was addressed by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the regular meeting on April 22.
In honor of National Arbor Day, the Oakdale Garden Club will plant a Blue Oak Tree in memory of Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek on Friday, April 26, at 2 pm. The tree will be planted in the northwest corner of Valley View Park overlooking the Stanislaus River.
Minutes after Oakdale distance runner Tom Burchell crossed the Boston Marathon finish line and was greeting his wife Julie at the family waiting area, the couple felt a blast that shook the ground and caused chaos in the area.
Since taking over as city manager in February, Bryan Whitemyer has been conducting a "global financial review," scrutinizing the city's books looking for ways of cost savings for the economically struggling budget.