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Council Takes Steps To Streamline Solar

Residents in the city will have an easier process installing home solar energy systems after a move by the Oakdale City Council at Monday night's meeting on Oct. 19.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Homeless Discussion Slated Monday Night

The homeless and vagrancy problem in Oakdale; always something to generate conversation, social media comments, and ideas of what to do, now has created the need for a community meeting titled "Focus on Prevention: Homelessness" on Oct. 26.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Being Part Of a News Story Rather Than Covering It

Generally when I cover a story I'm rarely a participant in the subject matter but this time was a bit different. Though I am not from Oakdale or live in the city (and there have been a few disgruntled readers who have reminded me of this), I do feel part of this "community" and felt the need to volunteer for the Oakdale Children's Play Park Revitalization Project at Dorada Park when City Manager Bryan Whitemyer made the call for workers at a recent city council meeting.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Wednesday Fatality On Albers Road

A Wednesday evening crash on Oct. 7 between a big rig and a pick-up truck on Albers Road between Warnerville Road and Oakdale-Waterford Highway resulted in a fatality and the big rig crashing into a residence on Albers Road.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Police Range Refurbishing Utilizes Surrendered Bail $$

With the appropriation of surrendered bail money coming their way from the courts, the Oakdale Police Department will be able to renovate its gun range in the city to make it safer as well as give it resilience for years to come.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Disbarred Oakdale Attorney Sentenced To County Jail

Former Oakdale attorney James Fonda, who was convicted of grand theft on Sept. 17, was sentenced to one year in county jail on Oct. 5 and will have to provide full restitution of $180,000 to his victim, a disabled San Jose man. Fonda will also have to complete five years of formal felony probation.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime

Longtime OID Director Jack Alpers Passes

Former Oakdale Irrigation District Director Jack Alpers died Thursday in Oakdale after a long illness. He was 79.

October 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale Robbery Suspect Tied To Stockton Police Shooting

Oakdale Police investigators believe a late Tuesday night, Sept. 22, shooting by a Stockton Police officer on Highway 99 in Ripon is possibly tied to the robbery of Valley First Credit Union the previous day.

September 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Police Investigating Car Dealer Robbery

Oakdale Police were called to a car dealership on West F Street and Reed Road regarding a possible strong-arm robbery where an employee was tied up by the suspects on Tuesday, Sept 28.

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

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Articles By Author - Richard Paloma

Oakdale Grower Calls Out OID

Regardless of California being in its fourth year of a severe drought, water is always a precious commodity to farmers. When that water is sold ...

October 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Government

Homeless Discussion Packs Bianchi Center

An overflow crowd of more than 200 citizens attended the city's meeting regarding the homeless titled, Focus on Prevention: Homelessness, at the Bianchi Community ...

October 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Letters To The Editor

Casting Vote For Change

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | From Our Readers

Only 386 Legally Packing Concealed Weapons In City

The Cowboy Capital of the World may be a reference to the Old West history of Oakdale, but so far as the shoot-'em up ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Top Water Users Way Above Average

As the city seeks ways to conserve water to make its way through an intense drought, one Kimball Street home used an astonishing 816,873 ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Tourism District Revisions Discussed By City Council

Due to concerns with a lack of clarity and in an attempt for more transparency, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer asked the city council Monday ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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 ...

September 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Teen Enjoys Taste Of Firefighting Life

When summer came after Tyler Gunkel finished eighth grade, and before he started his freshman year at Oakdale High School, the 14-year-old figured he wanted ...

August 26, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and ...

November 26, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime

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