A county lawsuit suggests a retail shop near Oakdale was not truthful when it applied for a business license in August 2012. The county issued the license based on the application, and since then, Kiona’s Farm’acy has dispensed medical marijuana from a store at River Road and Highway 120, just north of the city of Oakdale. A county lawsuit seeks to close the dispensary.
Treasure hunters in search of rare finds for their personal collections looked through more than 100 booths filled with antiques, collectibles and crafts during Sunday’s Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddler’s Faire.
The Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts are optimistic that state water officials on Friday will approve a compromise that should satisfy local farmers and fish advocates and keep Tulloch Lake high enough for recreation until fall.
Oakdale farmers must wait until April 21 to find out how much irrigation water they’ll get this year, and Oakdale Irrigation District leaders are contemplating suing to protect their rights to Stanislaus River water.
It’s been more than 60 years since Gene Benedix was shot in the arm as he and other members of the 38th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division fought the North Koreans. On Tuesday, he received his Purple Heart during a ceremony at Oakdale’s Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center before about 75 family members, friends and other well-wishers.
It was a Saturday of classics in Knights Ferry – cars and rock. Live classic rock provided a musical backdrop to the the second Classic Car Show offered by the Knights Ferry Community Club. Food and drink added to the atmosphere for car enthusiasts, who enjoyed 150 or so vehicles on display. Proceeds will go to community improvements and increasing scholarships for Knights Ferry Elementary School students.
A tentative agreement on Stanislaus River flows could shore up irrigation supplies and keep Lake Tulloch from emptying this summer. The deal calls for regulators to relax the springtime flow requirements aimed at getting young salmon to the Pacific Ocean. The saved water could help the Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts.
The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce held its 42nd annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday. Guest speaker Valerie Kincaid urged support for increased water storage, more efficient use of current supplies and regional cooperation on water needs.
The Symbiosis Gathering will return to Woodward Reservoir near Oakdale in September as the arts and music festival marks its 10-year anniversary. Similar to the 2013 festival at Woodward regional park, it will feature music, large-scale art installations, entertainment, gourmet organic food, yoga, dance classes and more. But this year’s gathering also will feel like a reunion.
The city of Oakdale is holding open houses Friday for three historic buildings it owns. The city will be accepting proposals of interest from individuals, nonprofit groups and private businesses that can rehabilitate the properties.
Horses graze in a pasture at Leard’s L-3 Ranch on Rodden Road in Oakdale on Monday afternoon. A mostly sunny day Wednesday, with a high near 66, is predicted by the National Weather Service for the Modesto area. But by Thursday night, it’s supposed to be mostly cloudy. Friday, there’s a 40 percent chance of showers, climbing to an 80 percent chance Friday night. Rain also is likely Saturday.
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