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Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

The courts were active with Oakdale Irrigation District legal actions this past week which saw lawyers for both sides busy with briefs for an upcoming hearing, a judge's decision, and one plaintiff filing a complaint with the district attorney alleging malfeasance by certain board members and its general manager.

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

After a week of court actions (see related article below), the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept 21. During the emotionally charged meeting, factions sounded off, including the meeting ending with General Manager Steve Knell defending himself against media accusations, sounding off against Director Linda Santos, which was trailed by Santos defending herself with her own stern retorts back to Knell.

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's a passing of time which visibly stumps the owner of the Oakdale-based business Apparel Graphics, Inc. as he recalls the early days of specializing in screen printing and embroidery.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Work has now started on another street project in town, this one on North Second Avenue between C and E streets. The project will include pavement, water and sewer main replacement and is being funded with a variety of city and tax funds. The work is on the street that normally allows access to the police department; access can be made from North Third.

September 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will be hosted at the ranch just east of Oakdale on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri filed statements with Stanislaus County Superior Court earlier this month explaining their actions from a lawsuit in which they were accused of providing confidential information to plaintiffs suing the water district.

September 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

City Council Plans For Airport Future

In a fast-paced meeting lasting only a half hour on Monday, Sept. 19, the Oakdale City Council heard two reports on the city's plans for South Yosemite Avenue work in front of the new community/skate park and a plan to study the airport for expansion.

September 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Symbiosis This Weekend

Symbiosis 2016 is coming to town; traffic will be heavy during the next several days as festival goers arrive in town; local motorists are advised to use extra caution.

September 21, 2016 | | Local News

Private Land Areas Open To Hunting Opportunities

Now is your chance to hunt on private property usually off-limits to the public in the Fairfield and Merced areas. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is offering public access for wild pig, waterfowl and upland game hunts this fall.

September 21, 2016 | | Local News

Regional Gas Prices Slowly On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/gallon, according to gasoline price website

September 21, 2016 | | Local News

Fire Protection District Final Budget Presented

A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 for final adoption of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

September 21, 2016 | | Local News

Crowd Turns Out For International Festival


September 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

City’s New ‘Western Days’ Fest Kicks Off Sept. 30


September 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Walking With Heart : Local Youth Setting Her Own Pace


September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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OASIS Aims To Strengthen Ties With Police Department

OASIS After School Program Manager Matt Dillon is looking to foster positive relationships for his students and their community.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Residents Relay Bypass Concerns

Monday night's Oakdale City Council meeting brought a standing room only crowd to the council chambers with the overflow of citizens into the lobby ...

October 05, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Gusty Winds Prompt Valley Health Caution

Gusty winds will cause localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10) over the weekend. Local ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local News

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