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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 of it in their hands, not yours.

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Posted: Jun. 29, 2015 1:08 p.m. | Pump Price Relief Prompts Comments 0 Comments
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 of a minor issue that involved a segment of fencing being too low.

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Posted: Jun. 25, 2015 12:40 p.m. | Grand Jury Finds No Flaw With Airport Operations Comments 0 Comments
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Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board

Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board

A group of Central California irrigation districts filed a lawsuit Friday, June 19 that challenges the state’s authority to curtail their century-old water rights on the Stanislaus River.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 11:13 a.m. | Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board Comments 0 Comments
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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 on the east end of town at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Under the watchful eye and hospitality of husband/wife team Matt and Courtney Smith, along with Bake Shop manager Vickie Thompson, guests were welcomed and encouraged to have something to drink and get comfortable.

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Posted: Jun. 24, 2015 11:07 a.m. | Fresh From The Farm  Comments 0 Comments
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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 GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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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
Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction

Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction

 

A local check cashing business owner thwarted his own kidnapping during a carjacking Friday morning, June 18 that left him with only a scraped knee and a bump on his head. His car, a black BMW 525i was taken during the incident but later recovered.

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Posted: Jun. 22, 2015 1:28 p.m. | Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction Comments 0 Comments
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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 building on one of the properties demolished despite a proposal by a local business person to use it to expand its existing services.

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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 that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties at midafternoon Thursday.

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Posted: Jun. 18, 2015 5:26 p.m. | Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire Comments 0 Comments
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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 family of eight children as they open the property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:21 p.m. | Carnival Continues For Eighth Annual Event  Comments 0 Comments
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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 at the Monday, June 15 Oakdale City Council meeting.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Council Hears Budget Plan Comments 0 Comments
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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’s Super Summer Camp.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:05 p.m. | Super Summer Camp Continues  Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:02 p.m. | School District, City Consider Return Of Resource Officers Comments 0 Comments
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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 Control Board unjustified and illegal.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 12:57 p.m. | State Wrong To Restrict Senior Water Rights  Comments 0 Comments
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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’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: Jun. 15, 2015 6:02 p.m. | Up And Down Week For Gas Prices Comments 0 Comments

Red Cross Issues Tips To Beat The Heat

 

Dangerously hot weather will likely hit the region many times this summer, and the American Red Cross wants to remind everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

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Posted: Jun. 12, 2015 2:17 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 13, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Red Cross Issues Tips To Beat The Heat Comments 0 Comments

Escalon’s Big Dipper Marks Anniversary

 

All are welcome to come celebrate The Big Dipper’s one-year anniversary.

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Posted: Jun. 12, 2015 2:05 p.m. | Escalon’s Big Dipper Marks Anniversary Comments 0 Comments
Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow

Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow

 

Water flowing from beneath a roll-up door of a warehouse on Ackley Circle led police to the discovery of 136 marijuana plants and a sophisticated grow operation. The tenant, an Oakdale resident, was arrested for marijuana cultivation while police also investigate additional building code violations.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:51 p.m. | Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow Comments 0 Comments
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McGinnis Joins OHS

McGinnis Joins OHS

 

The wattage on the campus of Oakdale High School is likely to go up come July 1 as Joni McGinnis begins her journey as a new Vice Principal.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:48 p.m. | McGinnis Joins OHS Comments 0 Comments
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School Trustees Approve Budget

 

It was a light agenda, packed full of consent items as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees convened for their final meeting of the 2014-2015 school year on Monday night, June 9. Of the minimal items covered on the agenda, the biggest and most critical would be the passing of the 2015-2016 school year budget.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:45 p.m. | School Trustees Approve Budget Comments 0 Comments

Student Stabbed On Campus

 

Oakdale Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon on the campus of Oakdale High School Monday morning at 9:20 a.m. after a bloodied individual came into the school office with stab wounds.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:44 p.m. | Student Stabbed On Campus Comments 0 Comments
OHS Student Stabbed On Campus

OHS Student Stabbed On Campus

Oakdale Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon on the campus of Oakdale High School Monday morning at 9:20 a.m. after a bloodied individual came into the school office with stab wounds.

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Posted: Jun. 08, 2015 11:09 a.m. | OHS Student Stabbed On Campus Comments 0 Comments
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Policy Research Center Study Sees Strengthening Economy

 

The California economy will maintain strong growth despite soft U.S. economic growth and a deepening drought, according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. The latest forecast boosts its projection of 2015 job growth in California to 2.8 percent, up from 2.3 percent in the January forecast. With the State’s unemployment rate projected to drop below 6 percent by the end of the year, more moderate 1.8 percent job growth is anticipated in 2016. New home construction is beginning to pick up. Housing starts ...

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Posted: Jun. 05, 2015 5:19 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 07, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Policy Research Center Study Sees Strengthening Economy Comments 0 Comments

Summer Season Sees Steady Pump Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: Jun. 05, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 06, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Summer Season Sees Steady Pump Prices Comments 0 Comments
Warehouse Water Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow

Warehouse Water Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow

 

Water flowing from beneath a roll-up door of a warehouse on Ackley Circle led police to the discovery of 136 marijuana plants and a sophisticated grow operation. The tenant, an Oakdale resident, was arrested for marijuana cultivation while police also investigate additional building code violations.

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Posted: Jun. 05, 2015 12:54 p.m. | Warehouse Water Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow Comments 0 Comments
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OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

Blake Morgan and Augusta O’Ferrall are now Mustangs. The graduating Oakdale Junior High School Rams spent their final days as students on the campus this past week, along with 320 other graduates.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m. | OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off Comments 0 Comments
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OJUSD Looks To Future Technology Roll Out

 

 

It is little secret that we are living in a day and age of rapid technological advances. Gone are the day of chalkboards in classrooms and dry erase boards are slowly finding their way into classroom extinction.

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Posted: May. 13, 2015 12:18 p.m. | OJUSD Looks To Future Technology Roll Out Comments 0 Comments
OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair

OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair

Oakdale students from kindergarten through eighth grade dusted off their beakers, pulled out their scales and searched the Web to gather ideas to submit for the 32nd Annual Science Fair. Students from all four elementary schools, as well as Oakdale Junior High School, were represented in this year’s event.

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Posted: May. 06, 2015 1:05 p.m. | OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair  Comments 0 Comments
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Taser Purchase Designed To Equip All Officers

Taser Purchase Designed To Equip All Officers

A state funded account to the city will be used to purchase an additional 22 Tasers and related equipment so that all officers of the Oakdale Police Department can be issued the less-than-lethal force tool.

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Posted: Jun. 03, 2015 11:21 a.m. | Taser Purchase Designed To Equip All Officers Comments 0 Comments
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Youth Pastor Sentenced To Five Years

The Oakdale youth pastor that was arrested for possession of child pornography in February 2014 was sentenced to serve five years in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release once he is out of prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 11:56 a.m. | Youth Pastor Sentenced To Five Years Comments 0 Comments
Police Bust Island Spa

Police Bust Island Spa

 

Oakdale Police arrested a 54-year-old Asian masseuse for solicitation for prostitution on Thursday, May 14, after conducting an undercover operation at Island Spa located at 730 East F St.

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Posted: May. 15, 2015 2:22 p.m. | Police Bust Island Spa Comments 0 Comments
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Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and will be able to make police reports.

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Posted: Nov. 26, 2014 11:30 a.m. | Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity Comments 0 Comments
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H. LEONARD VALK

H. LEONARD VALK

A memorial will be held for H. Leonard Valk on Saturday June 27th at 11

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 11:53 a.m. | H. LEONARD VALK Comments 0 Comments
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DONALD RAY PETERSON

DONALD RAY PETERSON

Donald Ray Peterson passed from this life May 28, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He passed quietly with his longtime partner Lydia Montoya by his side. He was 80 years old.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 11:52 a.m. | DONALD RAY PETERSON Comments 0 Comments
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JOHN HERBERT CARLILE JR.

JOHN HERBERT CARLILE JR.

John rode his heavenly motorcycle on that golden path into the clouds. He will be missed by family and friends. John lived his whole life in Oakdale and went to Oakdale High School. He joined the Army and did his tour in Vietnam until he was honorably discharged in 1967. After the Army he drove long haul trucks for many years before going to work for a can company where he retired. John was the son of John and Bernice Carlile and brother to Claudora (Leo) Carrillo. He also leaves behind his niece Kristine (Ron) Helms, his nephew Randal (Jannelle ...

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 11:51 a.m. | JOHN HERBERT CARLILE JR. Comments 0 Comments
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Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt

Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt

Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt went home to be with our Lord surrounded by her family at home on Friday May 29, 2015. She was 78 years old. Mimi, as she was lovingly called, was born on August 13, 1936 in Grove, Oklahoma to William and Bernice Fields. She was one of ten children. Her family moved to California when she was 15 and Oakdale has been her home for the past 60 years. She is preceded in death and now blessedly reunited with her husband Kent Pruitt, her son Ron Pruitt , her grandson Kliff Pruitt and 6 brothers and sisters ...

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 11:12 a.m. | Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt Comments 0 Comments
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KIMBERLY CHAPMAN

KIMBERLY CHAPMAN

Kimberly was a CNA for over 20 years. She worked hard and was loved by many. She was a great mother, wife and friend. Kim was an amazing cook, she didn’t need to follow a recipe . She is survived by husband Larry Dyer, daughter Kassandra Chapman, sisters Louise Manning and Christi Drewery, brother Nolan Chapman Jr., and nephews Joey Hemingway, Josh Hemingway and Kyle Hayes. She is preceded in death by her father, Nolan Chapman Sr, who passed away 4 days earlier. There will be a Celebration of Life on June 13th at 2pm at Nolan Chapman’s house ...

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SUZANN ( SUE) GALE

SUZANN ( SUE) GALE

On Saturday July 16, 1955 Suzann (Sue) Gale made her grand entrance into this world. Born to Ward and Maryann Mercer in Pomona, California, she was the youngest of three children, welcomed home by big brother Mark and big sister Ginger. And on May 27, 2015 she again was welcomed home, this time into the arms of the Lord. She lost her battle with a debilitating disease after fighting valiantly for three and a half years. She is preceded in death by her parents and big brother Mark. 

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 11:08 a.m. | SUZANN ( SUE) GALE Comments 0 Comments
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CARL F. MALCOM

Carl, 82, of Oakdale died Monday, May 25, following a battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall in Knights Ferry, Saturday, June 13th at 11am.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 11:06 a.m. | CARL F. MALCOM Comments 0 Comments
BARBARA DORIS KEELER

BARBARA DORIS KEELER

Barbara Doris Keeler, passed away peacefully in the company of her children and grandchildren at her side on June 7, 2015, at the age of 88.  Barbara is survived by her sister, Norene Michener of Oakdale; children Marilyn (David) Morton, Reno, Marjorie (Carl) White, Oakdale, Ronald (Debra) Keeler, Oakdale and Edward (Cindy Worley) Keeler, Oakdale; grandchildren:  Andrew (Deanna) Morton, Charles (Mary) Morton, Jenifer (Jason) Grant, Michael (Kristy) White, Carrie White, and great-grandchildren:  Melody, Adina and Jasmine Johnson, Soran and Lilja Grant, Oliva and Evan White, Owen and Clair Morton and Ryland Morton and her beloved cat, Twittly.   She was preceded ...

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