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Medlen Park Dedication

Bright sunny skies greeted the huge gathering on Monday, July 30, when a crowd of over 300 citizens, relatives, friends, dignitaries and many members of the John Force racing team gathered at Eric Medlen Park for the park's official dedication.

August 01, 2012 | | Local News


Cub Scouts Gather For Day Camp Fun

Practicing Scouting skills, playing games and generally having a great time, more than 50 boys gathered at the Riverbank Community Park over the past week in a Cub Olympics day camp.

August 01, 2012 | John Branch | Local News


First Wastewater Treatment Payment Looms

With the help of a recently obtained federal grant, the City of Oakdale has ensured that it will be able to make its first payment of its debt for the wastewater treatment facility.

August 01, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stanislaus County Fair Enjoys Successful Year

Fair guests passed through the gates in another successful year for the most value-packed ticket of the summer at the 101st Stanislaus County Fair.

July 31, 2012 | | Local News


Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Busted

An Oakdale man was arrested for armed robbery of Walgreen's on West F Street on Monday morning, July 30.

July 30, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Disaster Assistance Available For Small Businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 43 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

July 27, 2012 | | Local News


Arrested Burglar Escapes Police Custody, Later Apprehended

A local parolee, arrested for a residential burglary, escaped police custody Wednesday morning, July 25, and was later apprehended after an hour-long search where he was found hiding in the neighborhood near the Oakdale Police Station.

July 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Manager, Union At Odds

One side says it's a form of censorship preventing them from keeping their jobs. The other side claims they were just cautioning workers on speaking as an unauthorized representative of the city. Nevertheless, the issue of privatization of public works continues to be a hot bed in Oakdale's city government causing rift between affected line-level employees and city leaders.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


National Cowboy Day Celebration

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will celebrate the eighth annual National Day of the American Cowboy, Saturday, July 28 at the Cowboy Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Status Quo - No Changes In Open Meetings Anticipated Locally

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Airport Due To Receive Upgrade Funds

Much needed improvements are coming to the Oakdale Municipal Airport courtesy of a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Scaled Down National Night Out Slated

In years past the Oakdale community has enjoyed a robust National Night Out event with multiple locations throughout the city with police demonstrations, fun, food, and raffle prizes but the budget crunch has put a damper on this popular annual celebration.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Mayotte Takes Reins For Fire Agencies

In the name of efficiency and eliminating redundancy, Stanislaus County Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, Stephen Mayotte, has assumed the role of Fire Chief by Contract for Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, Oakdale City Fire Department as well as Stanislaus Consolidated as of July 1.

July 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Strong Words To Get CalPERS Actuarial

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.

July 24, 2012 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum To Debut New Exhibit

A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...

July 20, 2012 | | Local News


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Women's Club Gathering

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rotary Prepares For Annual Wine Extravaganza

Oakdale Rotary will once again present a one of a kind event as they host the Eighth Annual Wine Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 9 at ...

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


How To Protect Livestock In Extreme Weather

Extreme weather is seldom fun for anyone. Although people often have the means to escape inclement weather, animals are at the mercy of their caregivers.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Adoption Day At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10 a ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Enjoy Music At Club Social

The Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., will be the host site for the next gathering of the Good Time Accordion Club.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Hurricane Impacts Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Removing Potentially Unsafe Trees From Roadside

Caltrans is identifying and marking dead and dying trees that could impact the safety of the traveling public along state highways. The effort is part ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


International Fest At St. Mary’s

The 2017 St. Mary's International Festival is on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 in Oakdale.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Community Unity Gathering

A unity gathering is scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, Aug. 30, with all in the community invited to attend.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Grief Share Course Slated

Escalon Covenant Church will be hosting a 13-week Support Group to help encourage anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse, child, family member ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Hurricane Relief Supported By Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings have developed opportunities for the team, their fans and the greater Sacramento region to help assist and support the communities that have ...

August 30, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Friendship Weekend At Big Valley Grace

Big Valley Grace Church, Modesto, is gearing up for a special Friendship Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10.

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Air District Replacing High-Polluting Locomotives

The Valley Air District will provide $1,812,500 for a clean air project at the Port of Stockton aimed at reducing air pollution and ...

August 30, 2017 | | 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 ...

August 30, 2017 | | Local News


Healthy Ways Kids Can Get To School

Traffic on roadways increases during the morning and afternoon hours during the school year. During the morning and mid-afternoon, millions of students make their way ...

August 30, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


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