After residents in Oakdale and Riverbank received Easter eggs filled with propaganda for a white supremacist rally Saturday, the day came and went without any noticeable signs of the so-called White Man March.
A 27-year-old Oakdale man was killed Monday evening when his motorcycle plowed into the side of a sport utility vehicle on McHenry Avenue near Coralwood Road, closing down a portion of the busy thoroughfare for hours, Modesto police reported.
Trinitas Partners, which helped launch a tidal wave of almond orchards east of Oakdale, is paying $4 million to settle a lawsuit in a case tinged with timely issues such as drought and speculation farming.
A police K-9 once again will patrol the streets of Oakdale, ending the Police Department’s six-year lapse without a canine program. The department had to cut the program in 2007 for budget reasons, but a $16,500 donation from Steves Chevrolet Buick in Oakdale has brought it back to life.
The early stages of groundwork have begun near Oakdale’s eastern edge on a gated community for adults only. The 86 single-family homes will be across from the Oakdale Golf and Country Club on North Stearns Road next to Highway 120-108.
A husband and wife opened fire on a suspect who repeatedly tried to enter their Oakdale home as he ran from police early Wednesday, authorities said. The suspect, identified as Albert Anthony Liberini, 27, of Modesto, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
A 59-year-old woman from Oakdale died in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Highway 120 just west of Kennedy Road near Knights Ferry. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported at 5:47 p.m.
With a dad’s eclectic playlist – Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money – as their soundtrack, more than a dozen members of the Oakdale High School “S” Club dug into a community improvement project Saturday morning. Their work was part of the larger Oakdale Cares day of volunteerism, which saw crews paint over graffiti, do river cleanup in the Valley View Access Trail area, spruce up the slope at the Oakdale High football field, improve landscaping at the Oakdale Museum, clean up parks and sidewalk areas, and more.