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Probation Sweep Busts Five Dopers

A joint endeavor between the Oakdale Police Department and Stanislaus County Probation Department on Wednesday, Feb. 17 resulted in several arrests for separate narcotics violations by probationers living in the city.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police Accept Donation For Department K-9 Unit

The Oakdale Police Canine budget is slightly healthier thanks in part to a generous donation from Gary and Bonnye Spray on behalf of their late daughter Amanda.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Council Debates Sign Ordinance Variance

Members of the Oakdale City Council spent over a half-hour at a recent session discussing and debating a property developer's request to put up an LED sign with animation and graphics on his property at 1625 E. F St, in the city's east end.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Olivo Signs Minor League Deal

After spending the 2015 season playing baseball in Mexico, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo, 37, is back pursuing a slot in Major League Baseball and has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2016 season.

February 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fire Chief Search Starts To Heat Up

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Street Sweep Contract On Council’s Agenda

With the Feb. 15 Presidents' Day Holiday, the City of Oakdale City Council meeting was moved to Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. – after The Leader's press time.

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Government


Swift Investigation Leads To Arrest, Property Recovery

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Chamber Hosts Business-Youth Job Shadow

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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 three police agencies since Monday, Feb. 8.

February 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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 followed by three years of probation and registering as a sex offender the rest of his life in a deal announced by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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 location, the City of Oakdale finally found a buyer.

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 had been stabbed when confronting two subjects who had broken into the South Yosemite Avenue establishment.

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 another. This time the #OscarsSoWhite outcry, thus sparking debate about whether or not the entertainment industry is secretly harboring racial biases.

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 they were looking for earlier in the day.

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Articles By Author - Richard Paloma


Oakdale Alcohol Sting Nets Full Compliance

A Thursday night, July 14, police decoy operation to combat underage alcohol purchases resulted in no arrests and all merchants observing alcohol sales laws.

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame To Induct Jerold Camarillo

At five- and six-years-old, the Camarillo brothers, Leo and Jerold, were already on horseback out on a ranch helping their father, Ralph, with cattle.

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City ‘Solar Farm’ To Combat Costs

Abandoned wastewater ponds near the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant could soon be lined with solar panels, providing the City of Oakdale with substantial savings ...

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Amended Against OID

Attorneys for the Oakdale Groundwater Alliance have asked a Stanislaus County Superior Court to dismiss four causes of actions from a lawsuit they originally filed ...

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Initiates New Police Chief Search

With the upcoming July 30 retirement of Chief Lester Jenkins, the City of Oakdale took steps to recruit a new police chief with its announcement ...

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


The Purge – Independence Day Edition

Last week was Independence Day where the great game of "Gunshots or Fireworks?" began all across the country. This year was no different. I've ...

July 12, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


New Flow Standards Threaten OID Storage

With a history of turbulence of outside issues such as litigations and board quarrels overshadowing Oakdale Irrigation District meetings, the Tuesday, July 5 meeting mainly ...

July 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Judge Grants TRO For OID

As the Oakdale Irrigation District continues to battle leaks of confidential information from closed session agenda items, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger M. Beauchesne ...

June 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Midday Bank Hold Up

Valley First Credit Union on West F Street was hit once again in a 1 p.m. bank robbery on Tuesday, June 2. The hold-up ...

June 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


OID Session Notes Highlight Issues

Recently released notes from a June 7 Oakdale Irrigation District closed session meeting raise questions to the veracity of court declarations made by new directors ...

June 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Files Suit On Own Directors

After breaches of confidentiality in closed session regarding a lawsuit, sworn declarations to the plaintiffs' attorney, and public bashing on social media by two of ...

June 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fatal Stabbing In Rural Oakdale

Sheriff's detectives are investigating the case of a man found stabbed to death in the 9000 block of Sawyer Road, just outside the city ...

June 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Man Leads Cops In Pursuit From Jamestown To Oakdale

Oakdale Police officers were busy Sunday, June 26, searching for a Tuolumne County fugitive after a vehicle involved in a high speed pursuit and assault ...

June 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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