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OHS Alum Plays Sydney Opera House

OHS Alum Plays Sydney Opera House

In her early years at Fair Oaks Elementary School, Julie Bolme just wanted to play violin. There was just one small problem; no strings program. Read More
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Posted: Jul. 29, 2015 11:57

Rescue Mission Leads Discussion On Homeless

Rescue Mission Leads Discussion On Homeless

Nearly 100 residents came out to the Community United Methodist Church Thursday night, July 23 to hear representatives of the Oakdale Rescue Mission lead a ...

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Competitive Fun For Cowboys

Competitive Fun For Cowboys

Always up for a good challenge, local cowboys made their way to the familiar confines of the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, ready ...

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One Arrested In Homicide

One Arrested In Homicide

One woman is dead and a man under arrest in connection with what authorities are terming a homicide that occurred just outside Oakdale on Monday ...

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American Red Cross Urges Safety During Heat Wave

 

With forecasters calling for a heat wave likely reaching the high triple-digit temperatures this week, the American Red Cross is urging residents to use caution ...

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 Gas Station Robbed Over Weekend

Gas Station Robbed Over Weekend

Oakdale Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Valero gasoline station, 1590 East F St. from early Saturday, July 25.

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Oak Valley Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results

 

Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For ...

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Posted: Jul. 24, 2015 5:56 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 26, 2015 8:00 a.m. | Oak Valley Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results Comments 0 Comments

Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

 

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way ...

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Posted: Jul. 24, 2015 5:55 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 25, 2015 5:55 p.m. | Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary Comments 0 Comments

Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

 

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way ...

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Air District Training Workshop

 

The San Joaquin Valley Air District will hold a free training workshop on Tuesday, July 28 for enterprising individuals interested in being placed on the ...

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Tip Leads To Illegal Weapon And Marijuana

Tip Leads To Illegal Weapon And Marijuana

 

On Tuesday, July 21, Oakdale Police Detectives seized over 100 marijuana plants and a number of assault weapons after conducting a surveillance of a building ...

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Successful Run For Fair

Successful Run For Fair

 

Butterflies, midway lights, and daily concert nights were just a few of the many highlights as the Stanislaus County Fair celebrated its 104th year.

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Senate Bill Could Affect Street Names

Senate Bill Could Affect Street Names

 

Fresh on the heels of the anti-Confederate hysteria that has swept the country following the heinous June 17 attack on a church in Charleston that ...

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Celebrate National Day Of American Cowboy

Celebrate National Day Of American Cowboy

 

Oakdale is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World, so this weekend’s observance of National Day of the America Cowboy should rope in ...

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Concert Series Returns To River Oak Grace

Concert Series Returns To River Oak Grace

 

The River Oak Grace Amphitheater will once again be alive with music from visiting musicians. On Friday, July 31 River Oak Grace Community Church will ...

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Council Approves Business Incentives

Council Approves Business Incentives

In an effort to attract new business in town, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 20 approved a program to provide grants to new ...

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Vogel Earns Farm Bureau Endorsement For Assembly

 

 

Earlier this month, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation (SJFBF) announced its endorsement of farmer and former County Supervisor Ken Vogel for the 12th Assembly ...

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Community Forum On Homeless

 

 

An informational meeting regarding the homeless in Oakdale is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 and everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

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Posted: Jul. 17, 2015 3:02 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. | Community Forum On Homeless Comments 0 Comments
OID Leader Blasts State Water Board

OID Leader Blasts State Water Board

Steve Knell, General Manager of the Oakdale Irrigation District called the state water board’s attempt to restrict century-old water rights “a complete waste of ...

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Locals Show Promise At County Fair

Locals Show Promise At County Fair

Somewhat mild temperatures following a temporary heat wave were a welcome surprise for organizers and attendees on Friday, July 10 as the first day for ...

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FAA Notes Airport Violations

FAA Notes Airport Violations

 

After receiving kudos by the Stanislaus Grand Jury weeks ago for its operation of the Oakdale Airport, the city is now being denounced by the ...

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Posted: Jul. 10, 2015 1:46 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 15, 2015 11:57 a.m. | FAA Notes Airport Violations Comments 0 Comments
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State Halts Park Trail Project

State Halts Park Trail Project

 

The City of Oakdale has received a directive from a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency to halt further construction to the Valley View ...

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Father-Cop Grieves Teen Son’s Death

Father-Cop Grieves Teen Son’s Death

 

The devastating story follows the plot of a modern-day Greek tragedy.

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McBride Concert Highlights Tuesday Fair Events

McBride Concert Highlights Tuesday Fair Events

Tuesday, July 14 will be 7UP Night at the Fair. $4 off one adult admission ticket and/or $2 off one carnival wristband. Coupon available ...

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Oakdale BID Violating Brown Act

Oakdale BID Violating Brown Act

Across the state, city established business improvement districts (BID) use public money to support the economic growth of small business communities, playing a significant role ...

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Skateboard Bill Clears Hurdle

 

 

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized skateboards in California was approved by the Senate on Thursday ...

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Oakdale Man Named To Civil Grand Jury

Oakdale Man Named To Civil Grand Jury

 

An Oakdale man is among those selected for the latest civil grand jury.

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Oakdale Man Named To Civil Grand Jury Comments 0 Comments
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Couple Focuses On Freshness

Couple Focuses On Freshness

Matthew and Courtney Smith subscribe to the notion that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. This may ...

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Veteran Officer Says Goodbye

Veteran Officer Says Goodbye

After more than 31 years of law enforcement service to the City of Oakdale, Officer Nick McKinnon is finally unpinning his shield and hanging up ...

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Council Bans Dumpster Diving

Council Bans Dumpster Diving

With the transient population growing in the city and the associated problems becoming more noticeable, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 6 proposed a ...

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Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year

 

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly ...

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 4:50 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 03, 2015 6:00 p.m. | Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year Comments 0 Comments

Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint

 

As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health ...

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 4:49 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 02, 2015 6:00 p.m. | Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint Comments 0 Comments
Park Rape Investigated

Park Rape Investigated

 

Oakdale Police were on site at a crime-scene tape cordoned off William Meyer Park on East G Street Wednesday morning, July 1, investigating an early ...

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Record Crowd Flocks To Annual Carnival

Record Crowd Flocks To Annual Carnival

It was a made to order day, as the Kjeldgaard family opened their property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival ...

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Posted: Jul. 01, 2015 12:12 p.m. | Record Crowd Flocks To Annual Carnival Comments 0 Comments
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State Backtracks On H20 Curtailment

State Backtracks On H20 Curtailment

The Oakdale Irrigation District reported on Wednesday, June 24 that state attorneys backed away from curtailment notices directed at more than 200 senior water rights ...

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Charter Student Propels Forward

Charter Student Propels Forward

Oakdale resident and Valley Charter School graduate Matthew Gery is spending some time this summer taking final steps toward his future as he attends orientation ...

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Grand Jury Says No Flaws Found

Grand Jury Says No Flaws Found

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception ...

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Pump Price Relief Prompts

 

There’s good news and bad news. First, the good news: We’re still saving money on gasoline. The bad news? Your government wants more ...

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Grand Jury Finds No Flaw With Airport Operations

Grand Jury Finds No Flaw With Airport Operations

 

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception ...

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Fresh From The Farm

Fresh From The Farm

It was a setting befitting a fine Home and Garden magazine as guests arrived for the inaugural Farm to Table dining experience hosted Friday night ...

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Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gallon on Sunday, according to ...

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Posted: Jun. 22, 2015 1:27 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 23, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon Comments 0 Comments
Council Moves Forward With Vacant Properties

Council Moves Forward With Vacant Properties

With three city properties standing vacant, some for years, the Oakdale City Council decided to resolve their statuses, one of which consisted of having a ...

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Posted: Jun. 19, 2015 1:00 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 20, 2015 7:56 a.m. | Council Moves Forward With Vacant Properties Comments 0 Comments
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Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

 

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge ...

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Oakdale Woman $5 Million Lotto Winner

Oakdale Woman $5 Million Lotto Winner

 

Jennifer Daniel is $5 million richer after hitting the maximum jackpot on a $20 California Lottery Scratch-off ticket.

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Posted: Jun. 18, 2015 10:35 a.m. | Oakdale Woman $5 Million Lotto Winner Comments 0 Comments
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Carnival Continues For Eighth Annual Event

Carnival Continues For Eighth Annual Event

In just a little over a week Riverbend Ranch will be transformed from the everyday chaos and homestead of Eric and Lisa Kjeldgaard and their ...

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Council Hears Budget Plan

Council Hears Budget Plan

 

With the 2015-2016 fiscal year set to take begin in a few weeks, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer presented the preliminary city budget for approval ...

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Super Summer Camp Continues

Super Summer Camp Continues

Local children need not go far for the feel and experience of Summer Camp as Oakdale Joint Unified School District is once again offering Oakdale ...

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School District, City Consider Return Of Resource Officers

School District, City Consider Return Of Resource Officers

For a few years in Oakdale, school resource officers (SROs) were as much a part of campus life as hall passes and cafeteria food.

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State Wrong To Restrict Senior Water Rights

State Wrong To Restrict Senior Water Rights

With the State of California curtailing water rights for senior users, the Oakdale Irrigation District is speaking out, calling the move by the State Water ...

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Up And Down Week For Gas Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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