It isn't called Rodeo Week for nothing.
It's time to people-watch in Oakdale, and what better place than to watch them march down the middle of F Street to the beat of their own drums – or to the clip clop of horses' hooves – than at the 62nd Annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade?
Winning an All-Around Title at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is like helping a little old lady cross the street.
Beer, wine lovers, food connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts alike will find something to please their palate at this year's Celebrate Modesto Junior College Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting on Saturday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on East Campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 21 intercollegiate sports in the MJC Athletics Program.
When Jana Quitiquit began working at Rookies Pub and Grill as a cocktail waitress, she had the luxury of a slow learning curve.
As the City of Oakdale moves forward with developing the Valley View River Access Trail, city officials have retained the services of an outside consultant to complete an assessment needed to move forward.
The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed release of Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin River Irrigation District water rights water from New Melones Reservoir into the Stanislaus River to determine effects on environmental resources.
An event to meet local, traditionally-published and self-published authors, have them sign books, and hear about creative writing process is planned for the second year.
April 15th is more than just tax day this year. It's also the day of Modesto Junior College's Spring Jazz Concert. So, after your taxes are filed, why not swing by the MJC Auditorium on East Campus at 7:30 p.m. for some swing? Are you a last minute filer? The concert may put you "In the Mood" to finish those pesky IRS forms. Are you dreaming of vacation? Listeners will be musically transported to Malaga in southern Spain where you can dance the "Malaguena."
With the steady loss of tax revenues since 2007, Oakdale has experienced continued economic downturn to where it has been operating at an over $1 million deficit each year.
Six-thousand eggs, 1,200 hot dogs, and about 1,000 children and their families all came together for Spring Fest on March 30 at Kerr Park east of Oakdale.
The terms and conditions of the contract for the Trinitas annexation of 7,500 acres to the Oakdale Irrigation District was unanimously approved by the OID Board of Directors at the April 2 regular meeting.
Monday night's announcement regarding the appointment of four citizens to two different city commissions at the April 1 Oakdale City Council meeting caused one councilman to question the choice of one of the appointees.
The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is beginning its selection process for its 2013 to 2014 session.
Coco, now a 2-year-old dog, was rescued several months ago in 100-degree temperatures, tied to a tree with no food or water, suffering from a variety of health issues. She was initially stabilized by local veterinarian Dr. Sergio Iniguez and later went to see a cardiologist at UC Davis, where she was diagnosed with a repairable genetic heart defect.
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.