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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. Yosemite Avenue on Friday, Jan. 14. Police later arrested the female suspect walking away from the scene and, with the use of a police canine, located the knife used to commit the assault.

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 Mary Guardiola, over 260 people attended the event that saw the Gilbert Family awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Citizen of the Year recognition going to community humanitarian Jo Harris.

January 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Cowboy Museum Withdraws From Iconic Testicle Festival

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum has ended its 15-year event partnership with the Oakdale Rotary Club and the Oakdale Testicle Festival, according to Cowboy Museum Manager Karen Serpa.

January 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Gilbert Family Selected For Lifetime Achievement

The Gilbert family, well known throughout the Oakdale area, will receive honors as they are presented with the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 15.

January 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Historic Rodden Home Up For Sale

Originally constructed at the turn of the 20th century with its first location at Yosemite Avenue and D Street, then moving to F Street in 1927, the historic Victorian Rodden Home, on North Third Avenue since 1955, is now up for sale.

December 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Better To Have And Not Need

After the tragic shooting in San Bernardino earlier this month where 14 lives were lost and 22 others were injured at the hands of domestic terrorists, the world saw an excellent and heroic law enforcement response that was successfully performed with the use of special equipment.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Two Arrested For Identity Theft Charges

Two suspected identity thieves were behind bars after Riverbank Police Detectives investigated an incident arising out of the Verizon Wireless store in Riverbank where stolen identification was used.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police Arrest Felon Packing Stolen Gun

An anonymous call to police regarding a subject carrying a gun inside a bar early Sunday morning, Dec. 20, led to the arrest of an Oakdale man who was a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Oakdale Woman Wins Super Bowl Tickets

When Oakdale's Lora Hadley crossed the goal line of the football field at Turlock High School, ahead of 103 other competitors close behind, she scored far more than just six points.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Medicinal Pot Ban Expansion Approved

With a March 1, 2016 deadline of a newly signed law approaching, the Oakdale City Council moved Monday, Dec. 21 to add the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana to their already established ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Marrow Drive For Kevin Wise

BloodSource hosted a "Be The Match" registry on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Bianchi Community Center. Local Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wise was diagnosed with leukemia in September and the drive was to gather registrants for potential donations, not only for Deputy Chief Wise but others in need. According to organizers, over 50 people showed up as well as donated money for the Wise family.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Conflict Of Interest Concern Denies Post

Despite the encouragement of many city residents for her to vie for a commission post, the wife of a city councilman was denied a spot on both the city's Planning and Parks and Recreation commissions because of a potential conflict of interest.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Government


Driver Sentenced In Fatal Accident

The driver that caused the death of a 64-year-old Oakdale pedestrian in February and then fled the scene has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sheriff Christianson Travels For Counter Terrorism Training

With the awareness and threat of global terrorism on the forefront, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has just returned from a best practices counter-terrorism program in Israel. As part of the course which ran from Nov. 15-24, he met with his Israeli counterparts on how to make Stanislaus County and America safer. With the rise of ISIS and other fanatic organizations – as was most recently seen in Paris – this type of program is more important than ever, according to sheriff's department officials.

December 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Code-Water Enforcer Approved By Council

With code enforcement in the city basically dormant over the past few years, and the State of California requiring cities to enforce water conservation rules, the Oakdale City Council approved a combined code enforcement/water conservation officer position at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 7.

December 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Articles By Author - Richard Paloma


Downtown Vandalism Causes Widespread Damage For Merchants

Merchants along North Third Avenue were stunned Thursday morning, April 28, when decorative plants along the historic area had their two-foot deep pots smashed by ...

April 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Love Oakdale Brings Community Together

With nearly 20 projects around town, volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 23 to share breakfast and then headed out to their assignments of painting, cleaning ...

April 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tracy Arrest Tied To Oakdale Robbery

Oakdale Police are investigating the likelihood that a suspect arrested on April 22 in Salida by Tracy Police investigators is linked the Valley First Credit ...

April 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Villa Paloma’s Furry Family Additions

Readers of my column are probably familiar with my two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Dante and Gino, who I've written about in past pieces. But ...

April 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Stopped Speeder Linked To Turlock VFW Burglary

A man wanted by Turlock Police for a brazen burglary where antique rifles were stolen from a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post earlier this month ...

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


City Manager Gets Pay Raise

The Oakdale City Council voted unanimously Monday, April 18 to raise City Manager Bryan Whitemyer's base salary to $176,951. Whitemyer's previous pay ...

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Government


Market Moves Back To Third

After controversy with its location last year and the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau withdrawing its sponsorship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, April 18 ...

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Two Area Banks Robbed In 4-Hour Span

The Valley First Credit Union on West F Street in Oakdale was held up shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18 and the ...

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma Marg Jackson | Crime


Family Files Lawsuit For Wrongful Death

The family of a teen shot and killed by police last July has filed a Wrongful Death Civil Rights lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department ...

April 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Berryhill’s Office Warns Residents Of Possible Energy Scam In City

If a Vista Energy Marketing salesperson shows up at your door and asks about your PG&E bill and suggests that with their assistance they ...

April 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Investigating Potential Missing Soccer League Funds

The possible loss of undisclosed funds from the Oakdale Youth Soccer League has been reported to the Oakdale Police Department according to representatives from the ...

April 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Olivo To Start Season On Sacramento Roster

Oakdale's Miguel Olivo could be one wicked foul tip or home plate collision to Buster Posey away from getting the call back up to ...

April 06, 2016 | By RICHARD PALOMA | Local Sports


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