Former mayor and city councilman Farrell Jackson polled the most votes in the Oakdale City Council election Tuesday, receiving 2,224 in his bid for a shortened two-year term.
Land decisions underscored a series of votes by the Oakdale City Council on Monday evening, Nov. 5. After discussions, the council chose to re-designate 10 acres in the Bridle Ridge housing development from high-density to medium-density residential zoning, voted to purchase three parcels on Yosemite Avenue between H and J streets for the proposed community plaza and skate park, and moved forward for a new perimeter fence around the city-owned airport.
The sun and the fourth annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival brought out the crowd on Saturday, Nov. 3, enjoying a day in Knights Ferry. The weather was just right for the outdoor event.
An Oakdale City Council member's employment with a local alternative energy firm has raised conflict-of-interest concerns for participating in agenda item discussions as the city explores the possibility of an alternative energy project of its own using solar panels in an attempt to offset city energy costs.
Lifelong Oakdale resident Kathy Shepherd set up a Hurricane Sandy Fund at Valley First Credit Union in Oakdale to directly benefit East Coast residents struggling in the super storm's aftermath.
The City of Oakdale took its next step toward privatization of public works services on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when it publicly opened bids on a potential contract for city park maintenance.
There was quite the stir in the parking lot at Drs. Jeff and Jody Sceville's dentist office in Oakdale on Thursday, Nov. 1. The 'dentists Sceville' were hosting the third annual "Candy Buy Back" event for the day after Halloween. Through the program, they give youngsters the opportunity to turn in their candy for cash and then the candy will be shipped to soldiers overseas. They had a thank you card station set up so that anyone could design a card for the troops, which will be shipped to them with the candy. The local dentists buy the candy ...
Incumbent Oakdale City Councilman Tom Dunlop appeared headed for re-election to a four-year term with 1,141 votes as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, with five of 10 Oakdale precincts reporting in. Newcomer Don Petersen was close behind with 1,111 votes and, if the trend held, would be elected to the other four-year term on the council.
The City of Oakdale took its next step toward privatization of public works services on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when it publicly opened bids on a contract for city park maintenance.
The Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Planning Committee is hosting it's fourth annual Salmon Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Knights Ferry recreation area, 12 miles East of Oakdale off Highway 108/120. Fall is the time of year to celebrate the salmon returning to spawn in the Stanislaus River.