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City Begins General Plan Update

An estimated four dozen residents turned out for a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, hosed by the City of Oakdale to discuss the updating of Oakdale's general plan.

November 18, 2009 | Corey Rogers | Local News


Doornenbal Wins OID, Gilbert Unseats Jones

San Joaquin County voters swung the vote in favor of Herman Doornenbal of Escalon to take the Oakdale Irrigation District Division 2 seat.

November 18, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Teachers Spearhead Safety Petitions

Oakdale High School science teacher Cameron Nickerson and French teacher Jessica Lawrence have taken up a cause for student safety. The two are circulating petitions on the high school campus, one for staff and one for students, to enhance the safety at the Bryan Avenue and F Street intersection crosswalk.

November 18, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Salmon Festival Spawns Knowledge

In what they hope will be an annual event, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported about 1,500 people attended the 2009 Salmon Festival in Knights Ferry on Saturday, Nov. 7.

November 11, 2009 | | Local News


Oakdale Races Close, Results Unofficial

Election Day is over but the counting of votes still continues for the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election canvass process.

November 11, 2009 | | Local News


Two New Tanks Due For City

Looking to meet future needs, members of the Oakdale City Council approved a plan to construct two new 600,000-gallon water tanks at the Nov. 4 council meeting.

November 11, 2009 | | Local News


Teen Hit By Vehicle

A 16-year-old girl sustained major injuries Monday evening, Nov. 9 when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing near the intersection of F Street and Bryan Avenue. No fault has been determined, though the 20-year-old male westbound driver from Oakdale was not found to be under the influence of alcohol.

November 11, 2009 | | Local News


CHANCE OF CHOCOLATE

Oakdale Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bolin, top photo, gets ready to roll the dice at the Craps table during the 19th annual Chocolate Ball hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Nov. 4. The Roaring '20s-themed event featured the usual spread of delectable chocolate treats from local and out-of-town bakeries but as an added bonus the community center was transformed into a mini casino for the night and attendees gambled with play money but had lots of real fun. At side, Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson, left, and Jerry Jones tried their hand at the Blackjack tables ...

November 10, 2009 | | Local News


Election Brings New Leadership

With a light turnout on Election Day, voters appeared to bring some new leadership on board, though the results will remain unofficial until all absentees are in and all votes are certified by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters. Turnout was just under 16 percent.

Initial results show Oakdale voters electing newcomer Diane Gilbert to the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board, with 2,011 votes - for 26 percent - the leading vote getter of four people running for three available seats. All others were incumbents, with Mke House, 1962 votes, and William Dyer, 1882, poised to reclaim their seats. Incumbent ...

November 04, 2009 | | Local News


OID Concerned About Riverbank

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors expressed concern for the district and farmers in the Ag Improvement District 48 during a lengthy discussion about issues regarding the "Reinvestment Project Area" (RPA) in Riverbank at the Nov. 3 regular meeting.

November 04, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Cops Rally For Christmas Toy Drive

For Ann Farmer, Senior Outreach Coordinator for the Oakdale Police Department, when she heard that the annual Spirit Tree wasn't going to happen this year, she went through a range of emotions. First and foremost, she was sad for all those children who would go without this Christmas, then she got motivated.

November 04, 2009 | | Local News


Big Changes Slated For Plaza

A major facelift is scheduled for the plaza on the north end of town that houses the Costless Market, Sears, Oakdale Cinema and Ultimate Furniture, to name a few of the business currently taking up residence, and according to project facilitator and developer Richard Murdoch, the changes are going to bring a much-needed overhaul to the aging plaza.

October 28, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Dives Into Aquatic Center

Students at Oakdale High School are going to be in deep water. Well, about seven feet of it, as ground has been broken for the new OHS Aquatic Center.

October 21, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Peabody Champions Senior Issues

Activist, volunteer extraordinaire, and overall go-getter Mickey Peabody is Oakdale's version of the Unsinkable Molly Brown and currently, she has her sights set on the Capitol to make positive change for senior citizens.

October 21, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Police Add Spy Camera To Arsenal

Big Brother is watching - and hoping to catch vandals - thanks to the recent purchase of a special mobile surveillance camera manufactured by Q-Star Technology that will not only capture high-quality images but is triggered by motion.

October 21, 2009 | | Local News


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Pair Of Easter Egg Hunts Scheduled On Saturday

With Easter Sunday coming up this weekend, it's time for the annual Kids Spring Fest, hosted each year at Kerr Park, at the end ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Elementary School Pint Sized Scientists Bring Home Hardware

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 8 at the 20th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Modesto Woman Killed In Friday Highway Crash

Just as the traffic was ramping up with an influx of visitors for the weekend Oakdale Rodeo, a late afternoon accident at the city's ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OID Fallowing Faulted By Judge

The fallowing program proposed by the Oakdale Irrigation District last year has been criticized and the district itself taken to task by Stanislaus Superior Court ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Swiss Echoes Yodeling Club Offers Annual Spring Concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon since 1947, is having its annual spring concert and dance on Saturday ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Writers Gather In Sonora

The first in a series of writing workshops will be hosted by the Sonora Writers Group on Saturday, April 15 at the Tuolumne County Library ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


One Fatality In Multiple Vehicle Accident

A late afternoon accident on Friday, April 7 claimed the life of one motorist and caused massive traffic back-ups in the east end of Oakdale.

April 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Taps Interim Director For Public Services Position

Members of the Oakdale City Council appointed Jeff Gravel to serve as Public Services Director at the regular April 3 council meeting. Mr. Gravel has ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Board Seeks Chief

With the recent acceptance of the resignation from Chief Matt Daly, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors had a special session on ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Student Artist Rounds Up Rodeo Poster Contest Win

The red carpet has been rolled out and the town is abuzz, as Oakdale Saddle Club presents the 66th Annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo. As the ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Police Ready For Busy Rodeo Week

As Oakdale's beloved rodeo week activities hit full stride, local law enforcement professionals are stepping up their coverage in an effort to insure those ...

April 05, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Area Growers Raise Funds For Agricultural Education

By RAYMOND GIBSON

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


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