I've already written this column once, when I left the Leader after a brief seven-month stint in 2011 only to have fate bring me back at the new desk less than a year later. Now, after five years, like the title of one of my favorite Andrea Bocelli songs, it's "Time to Say Goodbye."
Being denied earlier this month having his matter made into an agenda item for the Monday, Feb. 6 Oakdale City Council meeting, retired Oakdale Fire Captain Rick Ferroni brought forward his concern to the public comment portion of the session instead. Ferroni's item, about retiree medical benefits being cut by the city, brought 45 minutes of discussion between the city manager, the council and other speakers who came in support. The time spent on his concern was longer than spent on the actual agenda items set for the evening.
A former City of Oakdale department head who took a position as a planning manager with Sutter County in March 2012 is facing an array of criminal charges, including two felonies, after an investigation by the Sutter County District Attorney showed numerous incidents of making false statements, providing false information, perjury and voter fraud.
In her annual 'State of The City' presentation, Mayor Pat Paul reviewed key accomplishments by the City of Oakdale for over 100 persons who gathered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
An Oakdale High School teacher is facing criminal charges after she hosted a party at her San Joaquin County residence which resulted in an Oakdale High student being taken to the hospital for severe alcohol intoxication.
Despite wet and stormy weather in the Cowboy Capital of the World, more than 260 people came out to the Gene Bianchi Community Center for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 71st Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan 20.
After giving a congratulatory acknowledgement to the Oakdale High School Mustang varsity football team on their days-earlier State Championship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Dec. 18 got busy approving end of year capital improvement purchases totaling over $450,000.