"A soldier never dies – until he is forgotten" – that comment was made several times on a recent Saturday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, as local members of the Stanislaus Civil War Association joined with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2023 to remember "Judge" William A. Griffin and two of his fellow veterans, Daniel "Whit" Carmichael and Thomas Jefferson Ralls.
Music, merriment and sights of pure joy might be found on any one of the four Oakdale Elementary school campuses this Friday, Oct. 9 as the student bodies participate in the District's annual Jog-a-Thon event.
The Cowboy Capital of the World may be a reference to the Old West history of Oakdale, but so far as the shoot-'em up Wild West, not so much, as measured by permits to carry concealed weapons (CCW) in the city of 20,000. Those with a permit can take loaded guns to the store, their workplace, and other public places as long as the firearm is not visible and is not prohibited by private property rules.
As the city seeks ways to conserve water to make its way through an intense drought, one Kimball Street home used an astonishing 816,873 gallons of water the past year, or an average of 2,023 gallons per day – five times the average use in the city.
Due to concerns with a lack of clarity and in an attempt for more transparency, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer asked the city council Monday night, Oct. 5 to consider amending an ordinance covering the Oakdale Tourism Business Improvement District.
Oakdale High School students got Homecoming Week off to a proper start with the traditional window painting hosted at the center of town this past Saturday and Sunday. "Five Days around the World," is the theme that has been chosen by this year's OHS Leadership group for the Homecoming festivities.
As volunteers in the One Purpose Scholarship came together recently to report their fundraising progress for the campaign, Luke Gonzales was among the One Purpose scholars on hand to show his gratitude.
Year in and year out, thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers and even more have been injured. By simply changing your driving habits, you can help stop distracted driving. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching the statewide Adult Distracted Drivers traffic safety grant in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant is a yearlong campaign that combines education and enforcement in order to combat distracted driving. The CHP will complete a minimum of 50 distracted driving enforcement operations and at least 300 traffic safety presentations statewide by the end of September 2016.
Oakdale Police investigators believe a late Tuesday night, Sept. 22, shooting by a Stockton Police officer on Highway 99 in Ripon is possibly tied to the robbery of Valley First Credit Union the previous day.
Julie Bolme is giving back to the music program of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Skills and passion she once learned from OJUSD music teachers, she will now pass on to the next generation of musicians.