Stanislaus River pact would end local defiance

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.


OID could sue over water supply

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.


Oakdale-area man receives belated Purple Heart

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.


Classic cars, rock converge at Knights Ferry

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.

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