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Fugitive Taken Into Custody

An Escalon man wanted in connection with a stabbing earlier this month was apprehended outside Oakdale on Thursday morning. Read More
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Posted: Jan. 29, 2015 4:17 | Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 4:19

Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail

Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail

Mayor Pat Paul announced that 2014 was a pivotal year for the City of Oakdale in her annual State of the City address on Wednesday at the Bianchi Community Center.

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Posted: Jan. 29, 2015 12:32 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 12:34 p.m. | Mayor Touts City, Calls For More Retail Comments 0 Comments
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City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless

City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless

 

The homeless problem in Oakdale is continuing to be an issue as Neighborhood Watch groups in the city are starting to speak out requesting action as city officials search for an answer.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:36 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Concerns Linger: Vagrancy Vs. Homeless Comments 0 Comments
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Petersen Resigns From Council

Petersen Resigns From Council

 

Tuesday night’s Oakdale City Council meeting, Jan. 20, came to a surprising end when Councilman Don Petersen announced that he would be resigning his position effective Feb. 28.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Petersen Resigns From Council Comments 0 Comments
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Veteran Records Bill Introduced By Denham

 

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to clear a key bureaucratic hurdle for veterans across the country by ensuring access to electronic DD-214s at Vet Centers.

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Posted: Jan. 26, 2015 1:52 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 26, 2015 1:54 p.m. | Veteran Records Bill Introduced By Denham Comments 0 Comments

Transportation Commission Leaders Tapped For 2015

 

At its Thursday, Jan. 22 meeting, the California Transportation Commission unanimously approved the appointments of Lucy Dunn as the Chair and Robert Alvarado as the Vice Chair, effective March 1, 2015. Ms. Dunn and Mr. Alvarado will serve in their respective positions for one year.

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Posted: Jan. 23, 2015 2:51 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 23, 2015 2:53 p.m. | Transportation Commission Leaders Tapped For 2015 Comments 0 Comments
Petersen Resigns From Council

Petersen Resigns From Council

The Tuesday night, Jan. 20 Oakdale City Council meeting came to a surprising end when Councilman Don Petersen announced that he would be resigning his position effective Feb. 28.

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Posted: Jan. 22, 2015 11:02 a.m. | Petersen Resigns From Council Comments 0 Comments
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Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Get your “Two Tickets to Paradise” when rock and roll icon, Eddie Money, performs at the Stanislaus County Fair this summer.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:19 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money Comments 0 Comments
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A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

 

A record crowd of over 300 persons turned out for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 16.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars Comments 0 Comments
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Firefighters Train Before Demolition

Firefighters Train Before Demolition

 

Motorists trying to turn in to the East F Street McDonald’s in Oakdale to get their French fry or Big Mac fix will have to wait a while to place that order.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Firefighters Train Before Demolition Comments 0 Comments
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Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative

A year from now, if all goes as planned, some 3,250 acres within the Oakdale Irrigation District will use water much more efficiently.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative Comments 0 Comments

CARNEGIE-MISTLIN CENTRAL VALLEY ART SHOW TAKING ENTRIES

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.  The juried exhibition is a unique collaboration between the region’s two premier visual arts galleries celebrating regional artistic excellence.  For this show both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges. Entries of works in all media are being accepted now through February 27, 2015, and the show will be on display at both galleries from April 1 through May 8, 2015. 

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Posted: Jan. 16, 2015 3:30 p.m. | CARNEGIE-MISTLIN CENTRAL VALLEY ART SHOW TAKING ENTRIES Comments 0 Comments

Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill on Wednesday, Jan. 14 to lessen the burden on disabled veterans by extending military commissary and exchange store privileges to former service members and their families.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 12:51 p.m. | Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans Comments 0 Comments

Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 69th Annual Awards on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., staged at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos Comments 0 Comments
Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour  and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 5:21 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Comments 0 Comments
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Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

 

Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School’s Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 4:10 p.m. | Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll Comments 0 Comments
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California Dream Act Students offered at MJC

The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC’s International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.  The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive community college fee waivers, Cal Grants, state-administered financial aid, university grants, and private scholarships funded through public universities.

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Posted: Jan. 08, 2015 3:11 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 08, 2015 3:12 p.m. | California Dream Act Students offered at MJC Comments 0 Comments
Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

 

Life is not being wasted on Bill and Joanne Parker. At the ages of 85 (Bill) and 84 (Joanne), this couple did not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution or begin a new health plan. On Jan. 2, 2015 the couple could be found in the same place they were on Dec. 31, 2014 … putting in some time at Fitness Plus in Oakdale.

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2015 3:19 p.m. | Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym Comments 0 Comments
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Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

The adage ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ was well portrayed in a recent Stanislaus River homeless camp clean up on Wednesday, Dec 31.

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2015 10:25 a.m. | Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate Comments 0 Comments
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Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Like many families do, the ‘family’ of kids, parents and teachers at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale recently completed their holiday ‘Gingerbread House’ craft making activity, with the children able to take home their sweet treats to display (or eat) over the holidays. Following are some photos from the special craft day.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:07 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts Comments 0 Comments
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Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide

Law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide Comments 0 Comments
Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), issued a statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 5:

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address Comments 0 Comments
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Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are now under way.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:18 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Highway Improvements Slated In Region Comments 0 Comments
Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Highway Improvements Slated In Region

 

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are anticipated in early January.

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Posted: Jan. 02, 2015 2:42 p.m. | Highway Improvements Slated In Region Comments 0 Comments
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Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash

Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash

 

The California Highway Patrol reported that units responded to a single vehicle collision on Camanche Parkway South, just south of Campo Seco Road in Calaveras County on Saturday morning, Dec. 27, just after 6:45 a.m.

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Posted: Dec. 29, 2014 3:32 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash Comments 0 Comments
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2014 News In Review: Part II

2014 News In Review: Part II

As the summer hit full force, there was talk of drought, and the city continued to deal with budget issues. School resumed in August, locals brought home honors from the county and state fairs and eventually we hit the holiday season – kicking off with Halloween and continuing through the Christmas shopping season.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 6:03 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | 2014 News In Review: Part II Comments 0 Comments
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CHP Message: Ring In New Year Responsibly

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to start the New Year on the right path by celebrating responsibly. If the night’s events include alcohol, make the smart choice and designate a driver before the celebrating begins. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 6:06 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | CHP Message: Ring In New Year Responsibly Comments 0 Comments
Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow

Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow

 

One lane of eastbound F Street traffic near South Fourth Avenue was closed down for about 90 minutes on Wednesday, Dec. 24 while Oakdale Police, the city’s Public Works department and Reliable Tow of Oakdale worked on clearing the roadway after a solo vehicle rollover accident.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Man Arrested For Sex Rendezvous With 13-Year-Old

Oakdale Man Arrested For Sex Rendezvous With 13-Year-Old

 

Oakdale Police arrested a local man on Tuesday, Dec. 24, on suspicion of an array of sexual assault charges regarding a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

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Posted: Dec. 26, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Oakdale Man Arrested For Sex Rendezvous With 13-Year-Old Comments 0 Comments
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ICON HONORED

ICON HONORED

In a special afternoon ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, “The Friends of Wes Stewart” dedicated a park bench in in the Oakdale Town Plaza at the Bianchi Community Center in memory of prominent Oakdale community member Wes Stewart who served 16 years in Oakdale City government and volunteered countless hours in the CAPS program

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Posted: Dec. 24, 2014 12:53 p.m. | ICON HONORED Comments 0 Comments
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Bond Refinancing Saves City $$

Bond Refinancing Saves City $$

The City of Oakdale is looking into refinancing Bridle Ridge development bonds that will likely generate significant savings for the property owners and also generate capital funds for the road maintenance in the Bridle Ridge subdivision.

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Posted: Dec. 24, 2014 12:29 p.m. | Bond Refinancing Saves City $$ Comments 0 Comments
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O’Neill Continues Mission Of Hope

O’Neill Continues Mission Of Hope

 

When Storm Watch 2014 (aka Pineapple Express) was reported, Jonyce O’Neill was not thinking of a flooded landscape or a potential leaking roof … she thought instead of her friends, her ‘peeps.’ As many sat at a computer screen staring at predictions of how bad the storm would be, O’Neill put a plea on Social Media for trash bags, coats and blankets for her friends who would endure the elements ... outdoors.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 4:32 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | O’Neill Continues Mission Of Hope Comments 0 Comments
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Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence

Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence

Brad Greer, an ASE Certified automobile technician from Oakdale, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence Comments 0 Comments
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Pilot Program Considered For Respiratory Care

 

Modesto Junior College has submitted an application to be one of the 15 California Community Colleges to develop a baccalaureate degree pilot program. MJC’s application proposes the creation of a four-year program in respiratory care.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 4:38 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Pilot Program Considered For Respiratory Care Comments 0 Comments
Building On Success: Lego Days Kick Off At Library

Building On Success: Lego Days Kick Off At Library

Lego Day is now a monthly program at the Oakdale Library thanks to a generous donation from the Oakdale Rotary Club and the Friends of the Oakdale Library.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 12:39 p.m. | Building On Success: Lego Days Kick Off At Library Comments 0 Comments
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Eaton Receives Naval Academy Nomination

Eaton Receives Naval Academy Nomination

 

Oakdale High School senior Logan Eaton was called to the office last week to take a phone call he will not soon forget. Eaton was one of 16 Central Valley high school seniors to receive a phone call from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). The nature of the phone call was to inform the senior he was one of the nominees named for the United States Naval Academy.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 12:32 p.m. | Eaton Receives Naval Academy Nomination Comments 0 Comments
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Police Officer Positions Approved

Police Officer Positions Approved

 

As the city recovers financially, along with the recent passage of Measure Y – the continuation of the half-cent sales tax – Oakdale city officials moved to bolster the ranks of its condensed police force by adding two police officer positions to the department.

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Posted: Dec. 17, 2014 12:27 p.m. | Police Officer Positions Approved  Comments 0 Comments
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Stop Leads To Stolen Goods

Stop Leads To Stolen Goods

 

A mid-morning stop by police of a suspicious person followed with some additional investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakdale resident for possessing stolen property from an earlier theft from Medlen’s House of Beef.

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 10:52 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 16, 2014 10:52 a.m. | Stop Leads To Stolen Goods Comments 0 Comments
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Shooting Tied To Earlier Assault

Shooting Tied To Earlier Assault

 

Police are investigating an early morning Dec. 10 shooting they believe is a continuation of an earlier assault from Quik Stop Market.

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Posted: Dec. 12, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 12, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Shooting Tied To Earlier Assault Comments 0 Comments
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Manteca Homeless Law – An Idea For Oakdale?

Manteca Homeless Law – An Idea For Oakdale?

 

Last week two new laws in neighboring Manteca went into effect aimed at dealing with the city’s homeless population and the problems caused by their makeshift encampments within the city.

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Posted: Dec. 10, 2014 10:40 a.m. | Manteca Homeless Law – An Idea For Oakdale? Comments 0 Comments
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Troop Support - Blue Star Moms Send Bits Of Home

Troop Support - Blue Star Moms Send Bits Of Home

Troops both abroad and stateside will be treated to a touch of home this holiday season.

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 7:03 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Troop Support - Blue Star Moms Send Bits Of Home Comments 0 Comments
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Spike Seen In Child Pneumonia

Local doctors have reported seeing an increase in pneumonia cases in the city as the wet and cold weather of winter hits the Central Valley.

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Spike Seen In Child Pneumonia Comments 0 Comments
Bairos, McCarty Take Seats On Council

Bairos, McCarty Take Seats On Council

 

 

New blood was injected into the Oakdale City Council with the swearing in on Monday night, Dec. 8 of newcomers Cherilyn Bairos and J.R. McCarty, replacing journeyman council members Farrell Jackson and Michael Brennan.

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 7:10 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Bairos, McCarty Take Seats On Council Comments 0 Comments
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City Street Project Features New Technology

City Street Project Features New Technology

 

A two-week project in Oakdale designed to improve the pavement and sidewalk areas of River Bluff Drive and connecting courts along the roadway has been completed, making the roadway a far better drive than before.

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Posted: Dec. 03, 2014 10:14 a.m. | City Street Project Features New Technology Comments 0 Comments
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Tourism Changes Reviewed By Council

Tourism Changes Reviewed By Council

 

With a lame duck council on the dais awaiting replacement of two of its members, the Oakdale City Council had an abbreviated agenda on Monday, Dec. 1.

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Alive In Spirit

Alive In Spirit

 

On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving, Vickie Thompson spent her time similar to many, as she prepared for a holiday feast. Her kitchen, however, was somewhat different and the number of turkeys being prepped indicated something larger than a ‘typical’ family meal.

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Posted: Dec. 03, 2014 10:03 a.m. | Alive In Spirit Comments 0 Comments
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