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Election Lowdown Slated

Candidates are gearing up for the Nov. 8 consolidated election. The Oakdale Leader will have pre- and post-election coverage on Oakdale area candidates in contested races.

October 18, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Bloomingcamp To Host Octoberfest

A fall favorite is returning this year to Bloomingcamp Ranch with Octoberfest, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16.

October 14, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Looking Ahead: Plan Goes To 2030

Oakdale's General Plan update process is ready to move forward after the Oakdale Planning Commission and the Oakdale City Council hosted their last public study session on Monday night, Oct. 10. The joint meeting was the last in a series of public workshops to draft the language of the updated general plan.

October 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Hospital Preps For Tours

After two years of construction, $90 million dollars, and thousands of man-hours spent, the new Oak Valley Hospital will be open to the public on Dec. 10 for community tours. The pre-opening will be a one-day only event, and the new hospital building will not be in use until early 2012.

October 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


CalFIRE: Too Many Firefighters

Although an email circulated recently by three fire agency chiefs hoping for a CalFIRE Schedule A contract reported that the state agency had declined support for the contract, CalFIRE Unit Chief Brian Kirk clarified the state's position.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Possible Equine Virus Outbreak Causes Ripple In Community

Members of the equine community were concerned by the report of a September outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus discovered at Kennedy Meadows on the heels of a May outbreak in Utah confirmed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) where 400 horses were exposed to the virus, but local veterinarians were quick to dispel any fears that may have erupted over this common, but rarely fatal affliction.

October 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


CalFIRE Declines Contract Offer

CalFIRE recently delivered disappointing news to the three local fire agencies hoping to become a part of the state fire department when they declined the opportunity to support a Schedule A contract with Stanislaus Consolidated, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District and Oakdale City Fire.

October 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Father Richard Morse Returns To California With Post In Oakdale

It has long been said that we should value those we meet for they may pass this way only once in our lives. There has been one exception with me in a very special and magnetic person who keeps returning, with a keen perception of his flock, as a Catholic priest.

October 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl Staff Reporter | Local News


Rotary Introduces Changes For Expo

The street fair and festival combo known as the Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition will return to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9 with a few tweaks made by the sponsoring Riverbank Rotary Club to an event that has proved hugely successful year after year.

October 05, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Tasting Offers Indoor, Outdoor Experience

Chardonnay, cabernet, riesling, zinfandel, pinot noir, merlot, dessert wines – all your favorites are there. These wines and more will all be making an appearance to satisfy the palates of wine enthusiasts at the 2011 Riverbank Cheese and Wine Festival on Oct. 8-9.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Line Up Aims To Appeal To Families

Family-friendly is the goal and that's exactly the kind of entertainment scheduled for the Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 on Santa Fe and Third streets in the heart of downtown Riverbank.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Voters Consider Raising Taxes

Oakdale voters will be faced with a decision on Nov. 8 that will help determine the city's finances for the next three years. Measure O will ask voters if they want to fund a half-cent sales tax increase on most purchases made within the City of Oakdale. The sales tax increase will go to Oakdale City general funds, which pays most of the city's expenses.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Uneasy Negotiations - ORFD Labor Group Concerns

Upon the heels of Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Chief Lee Winton's two-year term ending, negotiations have begun to bring on Steve Mayotte, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, on a limited, part-time basis as an administrative chief to Oakdale's rural district but the rural fire company's labor group members have been vocal in their concern.

October 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Analyzes Tech Upgrades

A need to further modernize and bring the Oakdale Irrigation District's technical capabilities up to higher standards were on the agenda at the Oct. 4 regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


City Shedding Light On Issues

Oakdale City Council is taking steps to get every streetlight in Oakdale turned back on in the near future. Council voted 5-0 at their Monday night meeting, Oct. 3, to seek loans to replace 810 city-owned streetlights with more energy-efficient magnetic induction fixtures.

October 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


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School Farm Taking Shape

Ground is being moved, an easement has been widened and an almond orchard is planned. Oakdale Joint Unified School Farm is well on its way ...

September 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Steady Prices At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.46/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Fall Membership Brunch Offered By Local AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch will host its annual Fall Membership Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


September 2016 Programs At The Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in September.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Celebrate Working Men, Women For Labor Day

Labor Day is a bit of a misnomer. While it may seem like a day devoted to work, many workers in the United States and ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Fish And Game Warden Cadet Applications Sought

Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently accepting applications for ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Information Sought On Tracking Devices And Fishing Contests

Tracking Wounded Game with an Electronic Device?

August 31, 2016 | By Carrie Wilson California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local News


California State Sheriffs Back Denham Reelection

Law enforcement continues to overwhelmingly support the reelection of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham to the 10th Congressional District. The latest law enforcement endorsement came ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Maximum Enforcement Effort Over Holiday Weekend

Although the summer season will soon be coming to a close, many Californians will continue to take advantage of the warm weather into the Labor ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Offered At Crossroads This Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. until ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Hamburger Night Benefit

Oakdale's VFW Post is gearing up for the next of its monthly hamburger night fundraisers, with Wednesday, Sept. 7 the date for the next ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


SPIRIT OF OAKDALE

Vickie Thompson accepts a check for payment from one of many who attended a Spirit of Oakdale mixer on this past week at the H-B ...

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Connection

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Hydrant Painting Project Helps Duo Achieve Eagle

One weekend earlier this month, Curtis and Howard Kemp completed their Eagle Scout project which included scraping (wire brush), solvent cleaning, and painting more than ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


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