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Sunday Crash Claims Life Of Bicyclist

Authorities as of Monday morning had not yet released the identity of a bicyclist killed along Rodden Road early Sunday afternoon, the Oakdale man struck by a truck as he was turning his bicycle into a driveway shortly after noon.

April 23, 2012 | Marg Jackson | NEWS


CHP Urges Super Bowl Safety

The big game can mean big fun for football fans everywhere; however, rather than waiting until the fourth quarter to designate a driver, have a plan in place before the festivities begin.

February 02, 2012 | | NEWS


Chamber Responds To Council Allegations

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce president Chris Elswick has released an official response to the Oakdale City Council's discussion of the Oakdale Tourism and Business Improvement District. The discussion took place at council's Jan. 17 meeting, where members spent over 45 minutes discussing the BID and hearing public comment on the question of possible wrongdoing before deciding to hold off making a decision on the issue until a future meeting.

January 26, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | NEWS


Major Changes Due For Postal Service

As evidenced by a recent announcement made by the U.S. Postal Service to make unprecedented cuts to first-class mail, the ripple effect of a down economy continues to take its toll on services Americans have come to take for granted.

December 14, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | NEWS


Oak Valley Hospital replaces CEO

The Oak Valley Hospital District Board of Directors voted on Wednesday to put CEO John Friel on administrative leave for the remainder of his contract. Chief Financial Officer John McCormick will take over as interim CEO on Nov. 1. For more information see the full story in the Nov. 2 issue of the Oakdale Leader.

October 28, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | NEWS


Valley Home Superintendent Prosecuted

On Friday Aug 5, the Stanislaus District Attorney's Office charged Valley Home School Superintendent Thomas Kevin Hart with felony child molestation including two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, one count of sexual penetration, and one count of a lewd and lascivious act upon a child.

August 09, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


OJUSD Food Director Resigns In Light Of Investigation

Long-time Oakdale Joint Unified School District Food Services Director Raymond Martinez has abruptly resigned his position, effective Aug 2 amidst allegations of theft, misappropriation of district property, and embezzlement of public funds.

August 04, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


New Manager To Be At Council Meeting

Oakdale's new city manager, Gregory Wellman, will be at the city council meeting Monday night sitting in on his first session with the ruling body.

August 01, 2011 | | NEWS


Website Debuts For City Groups And Events

Described as a "one stop shop for groups and events," city volunteers introduced a new website designed to assist users in getting information about Oakdale all in one location.

July 28, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


Police Investigate Dead Body Found On Yosemite

The Oakdale Police Department is classifying the death of Michael Levi "Bobby" Fuller, 26, of Oakdale, as "suspicious" while they investigate the circumstances leading up to his death. Fuller's body was found behind 262 S. Yosemite Ave. on Wednesday morning, July 20.

At 8:51 a.m., Chris Ingham, the owner of Golden Arrow Archery, discovered the body lying on a picnic table and notified Oakdale Fire Department personnel who were conducting a training exercise at the rear of the fire station next to the parking lot.

July 21, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


Oakdale Business Center Opens

On Thursday, July 14, the city's Small Business Development Center at 142 South Second Avenue opened.

The endeavor is a partnership with the Stanislaus Economic Development Center and Workforce Alliance that has been providing business training in Oakdale for several years.

July 14, 2011 | | NEWS


Council Declines Additional Funding On Tax Measure

Not seeing the need to use public money for educational material for the upcoming sales tax measure, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 5 declined to fund a $9,500 contract for a private consultant to handle informative services and materials. .

July 07, 2011 | | NEWS


Council Meeting On Tuesday Night

Because of the Monday, July 4 Independence Day holiday, the Oakdale City Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 5 at 7 p.m.

The council plans on discussing the new city manager in closed session and in public session will proclaim July 18, 2011, "Bob Gilbert Day in Oakdale" for Robert E. Gilbert and all his community contributions.

July 04, 2011 | | NEWS


Local Congressman Hears Concerns

Capping off his morning travels on Tuesday June 28 with a lunch stop at the H–B Saloon, Congressman Jeff Denham heard from local constituents as he enjoyed the "Kim & Jim" special from the menu.

"Our big focus right now is jobs," Denham said. "I'll be meeting with various businesses, chambers, and individuals to see what we can do in congress."

June 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


OVH Board Responds To Grand Jury

During the Oak Valley Hospital monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, the governing board released its written response to the Grand Jury Report from May 5 regarding Brown Act violations and not following established policy on awarding bids.

In the response to the Grand Jury, Hospital CEO John Friel noted that he concurred that some previous meeting agendas lacked specificity and more clarity was needed in them, but there was no intent to mislead.

June 23, 2011 | | NEWS


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City Fighting Blight Battle

An ordinance designed to hold property owners to maintaining vacant and abandoned properties was amended on Monday, Aug. 4, to allow the city to fine the owner for failing to maintain the property. Funds acquired from the fines will be used for local abatement programs to assist in clean up.

August 06, 2014 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


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