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MJC Presents Music After Taxes

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."

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Councilman Questions Commission Appointment

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.

April 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Approves Trinitas Contract

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.

April 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sunny Spring Fest Draws Large Crowd

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.

April 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Budget Review Highlights Loss Of Revenue

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.

April 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Looking For Prospective Jurors

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is beginning its selection process for its 2013 to 2014 session.

March 29, 2013 | | Local News


Coco’s Heart Fundraiser Slated

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.

March 28, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Exports Highlight Annual Ag Week Lunch

With homage of "Oakdale Feeds the World" being paid to this year's Ag Week in Oakdale, over 210 people attended the 40th annual Oakdale Ag Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, March 21.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Visitors Pack Hall For Testicle Festival

For Oakdale's most distinctive and exclusive event to which many travel from far to attend – no, not the Chocolate Festival or annual Saddle Club Rodeo –the only event where you're guaranteed to have a ball, better known as Oakdale's annual Testicle Festival, sponsors prepare early to have things in order for the hundreds that attend.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Saturday Spring Fest, Safety Day Set

It's time for the annual Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and City of Oakdale Kids Spring Fest and Safety Day, set for Saturday, March 30.

March 27, 2013 | | Local News


District Elections Being Forced On City

In a move it is referring to as an "advisement," but taken as "extortion" by one city official, a Modesto Latino organization is recommending that the smaller-sized six-square-mile town of Oakdale implement district elections for its city council and school board elected offices.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated: New Interim Fire Chief

A veteran with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim Fire Chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Measure O Spending Just Under Budget

With just one area operating above budget, the overall figures from the initial six months of city funds gathered from the Measure O sales tax initiative are spent below budgeted expectations, according to figures presented by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at a Measure O Oversight Committee meeting on March 21.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Dedicated Team Of 'Animal Angels' Saving Lives

Basically bursting at the seams, the Oakdale Animal Shelter will be the subject of an upcoming needs assessment to determine what size of building they should have to meet future needs and what kind of costs would be incurred. Animal experts at the A.S.T.R.O. Foundation will be doing the assessment.

March 27, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


Civil War Comes Alive In Knights Ferry

History came to life in Knights Ferry on March 23-24 as American Civil War enthusiasts re-enacted battles and daily life in the Union and Confederate camps during Civil War Days put on by the American Civil War Association.

March 27, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Members of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

August 27, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale Mayor and City Council claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city's May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

August 01, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration San Francisco Airports District Office has informed the City of Oakdale it has received complaints that the Laughlin Road airport may be violating portions of its grants assurances sections as it applies to the condition and operation of the facility.

July 30, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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