Despite a low turnout of just 21.76 percent of residents voting according to a published report by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, the people have been heard as California has wrapped up its June 5 primary election.
An Oak Valley Hospital consultant's recommendation to dissolve the Oak Valley Foundation's current executive board in favor of allowing a newly-appointed director hired by the hospital's CEO to choose the agency's executive committee has raised the ire of the charity organization's members. The Foundation has been in existence for 32 years.
Moody's Investors Service has slightly downgraded Oakdale's Sewer Enterprise Revenue bond rating affecting $1.6 million in debt, citing concerns about the city's lagging economy and uncertainty of future financial performance.
The City of Oakdale has denied an Oakdale Leader Public Information Act request filed on May 10 seeking a city paid report regarding a possible conflict of interest investigation into named city officials last year.
Tens of thousands of chocolate lovers came out for this year's Oakdale Chocolate Festival over the weekend with Mother Nature especially cooperative, bringing sunny skies with temperatures in the mid to upper-80s and a slight breeze to keep everyone comfortable.
The Oakdale City Council came to a stalemate during a recent special meeting for the appointment to fill the position left vacant by Jason Howard, who resigned in April. Without a selection by mid-June the matter goes to the voters in a special election in November.
With several items listed on Monday's Oakdale City Council agenda, two items – the city audit results and a proposed cell phone tower – sparked the most discussion between the public, city officials, and contracted commercial representatives.
Over 275 women, some donning chapeaus, gathered at The Reata in Oakdale on Friday, May 18 for the fourth annual Wine, Women and Chocolate Extravaganza benefitting the Oak Valley Hospital Foundation. Proceeds from this year's event went toward women's wellness and the Center for Human Services.