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OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News


Four Vying For Open Council Seat

The Oakdale City Clerk's office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

March 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

The glass appears to be half full as the Oakdale High School Aca Dec Team now heads to the state championships. As a result of winning the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, the team will represent Stanislaus County at the state level. The event will be hosted in Sacramento March 19 through 22.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects

Caltrans has published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed.

March 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been "rumored" that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of "Pioneer Perfect" and embrace the city's original motto "Cowboy Capital of the World."

March 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chilled Response To Annexation Proposal

As Oakdale city leaders proposed annexing a portion of Crane Crossing and expanding its sphere of influence, some property owners spoke out causing the Oakdale City Council to delay the item until more information could be heard.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

The driver involved in a late summer fiery Knights Ferry crash that claimed the life of a Modesto man was arrested on Friday, March 6 and now faces murder charges for causing the collision.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Chamber Hosts Pours In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Candidate Forums Slated For Primary

The League of Women Voters Stanislaus County is planning a series of candidate forums for the coming June primary elections. The public is invited to ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Teachers College Hosts Preview Day April 14

The Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) is hosting a Preview Day on Saturday, April 14, for prospective students interested in learning about the college ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Yes Company Summer Show Auditions Set

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking area students in grades 7-12 to be actors, singers, dancers and crew for Disney's "Beauty and the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Climate Change Activist Challenges Local AAUW

Engaged knowledgeable individuals want to reduce their carbon footprint. And even though a majority of Americans support taking action to address the threat of climate ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Scheduled For April

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of April 2018 have been scheduled, providing an opportunity for 10th Congressional district residents to get help ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Care Center Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. They will have BBQ tri tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Members Bring Home The Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions Club Shares History In Anniversary Year

By DAMON WOODS

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May, 2018.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Corral Would-Be Horse Thieves

Two men were arrested on Saturday morning, March 31, caught in the act of stealing horses.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Foster Farms Prevails In Fraud Court Case

Carlos Maldonado Romero, 49, alleged an industrial injury to his mid and low back while working as a dairy milker for Foster Dairy Farms dba ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Vouchers Available At Petco

Striving to find forever homes for furry friends and preventing unplanned litters in Riverbank and Oakdale is the goal for the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


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