Oakdale

Oakdale medical pot dispensary under fire from county

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.

Oakdale

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.

Oakdale

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

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.

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