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Rivi’s Sets Thursday Opening Downtown

After months of hard work renovating, jumping hurdles, along with preparation for his vision of a casual place where customers could sit back and enjoy wine and food, Oakdale's Paul Rivera is set to open Rivi's in the downtown area on Thursday, Oct 1.

September 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Glenn ‘Bachi’ Bacigalupi, Family Patriarch, Passes At 87

Oakdale's Glenn Bacigalupi, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 87 Saturday, Sept. 26 in the late afternoon, his son Michael reported.

September 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Hears More Of Homeless Blight

The city's homeless problem was at the forefront of discussions Monday night at the Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 21.

September 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bank Robbed Monday In City

Valley First Credit Union was robbed Monday, Sept. 21 and police are investigating suspect leads on a suspect vehicle and the individual responsible.

September 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Consultant To Study Airport Lease Rates

In response to a July FAA letter criticizing the city's lease of airport facilities to Sierra West Airlines and the determination that "…Sierra West Airlines at the Oakdale Airport functions mainly as a non-aeronautical activity" the City of Oakdale has hired Cogdill Real Estate Associates of Modesto to determine the fair market rental value of the airport facilities that are being used for non-aeronautical purposes and begin charging Sierra West Airlines fair market value rental of Hangars L-1 and L-3.

September 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


RICH IN THOUGHT – Furry Work Buds

One of the benefits with my job, besides being the perfect retirement gig that allows me to be my opinionated self in my column, still respond to emergencies and crimes, and generally be part of a great community, is that on Fridays I get to take my two Bernese mountain dogs, Dante and Gino, to work with me for the day.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Annual Music Festival Runs Into Financial Roadblocks

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause of "Dedicated to awarding students with music scholarships, through donations and event ticket sales."

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


National Thank A Police Officer Day

One thing you can say about 2015: it's been a bad year to wear a badge.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Vote: Remove Meyer Park Port-A-Potty

After a $700 bill for the damage to replace the city-supplied port-a-potty at William Meyer Park, the Oakdale City Council on Tuesday night, Sept. 8, voted to remove the toilet that was provided as a courtesy to the homeless that frequent the area.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Financial Concerns Surround Sierra View Fest

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause of "Dedicated to awarding students with music scholarships, through donations and event ticket sales."

September 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


#BlueLivesMatter

After what a group of Oakdale citizens felt was an attack on law enforcement occurring in our nation right now, and with some feeling there was a war on police, a prayer service was held to show support and love for Oakdale's law enforcement personnel.

September 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Burglary Warrant Bares Cannabis Lab

A Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department search warrant in a burglary investigation served at a home in Oakdale revealed not only stolen property, but a complex lab used to extract marijuana oil for hashish.

September 02, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chamber’s Taste Of Oakdale A Hit

With a number of new presenters appearing this year, the Seventh Annual Taste of Oakdale was a delicious delight on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

August 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Threatens Homes

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire crews had to call in additional agencies to assist with a pair of fires on Wednesday afternoon for a fast moving fire behind Scarlet Oak Drive east of the Oakdale Country Club threatening the upscale neighborhood.

August 26, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Attempted Murder Suspect Being Sought By Deputies

Stanislaus Sheriff's deputies are looking for an attempted homicide suspect known to frequent Oakdale.

August 26, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Articles By Author - Richard Paloma


Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

A local transient, wanted for the attempted murder of a Sonora woman, was arrested Wednesday night by Sonora Police after a manhunt by at least ...

February 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence ...

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Sells Historic Downtown Church

After a nearly year-long venture to get a historic church sold at a reduced price that would keep the building intact, but moved to another ...

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Business Owner Stabbed In Burglary Interruption

Oakdale Police responded to the Cottonwood Restaurant at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 2 regarding a report that the owner of the business ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Diversity

The Academy Awards have always presented a forum for political views by Hollywood's movie makers and performers, and yet again, we're presented with ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Search For Suicidal Teen Turns Tragic

Oakdale Police confirmed Friday afternoon, Jan 29 that the individual found with a gunshot wound to the head and later died was the 19-year-old teen ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Suspicious Activity Leads To Arrest Of Four

Four people gathered at the rear of a U-Haul truck parked at Jerry's Motel on East F Street garnered the attention of Oakdale Police ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Mayor Delivers Positive Outlook For ‘State Of City’

The City of Oakdale is in a far better shape, especially financially, than it was just six years ago, according to Mayor Pat Paul. Her ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Government


City’s OTVB Pitches New October Festival

A proposed western-themed festival, complete with a Friday night concert with a known country artist and a Saturday "international chili cook off" and dance was ...

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Patch, Badge Introduced For Oakdale Police Department

Even before he was appointed as police chief, Lester Jenkins thought the Oakdale Police Department needed a design change to its uniform shoulder patch.

January 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Settles Lawsuit

The City of Oakdale has entered into a "separation agreement" with former Public Works Supervisor Mark Ozbirn, who had a pending lawsuit with the city ...

January 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Council Advised Of Citrus Pest Threat

Both the Stanislaus County Agriculture Commissioner and a member of the California Department of Food and Agriculture were on hand Tuesday night, Jan. 19 to ...

January 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Bust OHS Volunteer For Sex With Student

Oakdale Police arrested a 23-year-old Oakdale High School volunteer on Friday, Jan. 22 after an investigation revealed he had been having a sexual relationship with ...

January 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Arrest Made In Afternoon Stabbing

Oakdale Police were called to the scene of a stabbing of a 25-year-old man at a convenience store located in the 900 block of S ...

January 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chamber Awards Night Noted As Stellar Event

The Bianchi Community Center was the setting Friday night, Jan. 15 for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 70th Annual Awards Dinner. According to Chamber CEO ...

January 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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