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Citizens Develop Ideas

More than 75 people, ranging from teens to senior citizens, attended Mayor Pat Paul's Citizen Action Committee meeting at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Monday, March 14.

March 16, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


City Adopts Two-Tier Retirement For New Workers

In response to rising employee pension costs, the City of Oakdale, in an attempt to save money, initiated a two-tier retirement system for new employees. The new lower tier retirement formula brings the benefit down to nearly the same level it was when the city joined the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) in 1970.

March 16, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


Revision to City Office Closures

The City of Oakdale has revised its original recommendation to have city offices closed one day per week – Fridays – in favor to having city offices open up two hours later at 10 a.m., four days a week, Tuesday through Friday.

With the change, city business hours will also extend one hour, until 6 p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month. The purpose of the one-hour extension is to satisfy the surge in demand for service by walk-in customers that day due to water shut-offs.

March 10, 2011 | | NEWS


Putting Off Well Operation Cost City $73K

A delay in getting a city well operational has cost the City of Oakdale $73,000 in pump shaft repairs due to the installer's claim that the warranty had expired during the 3-year time the well sat inactive between installation of the shaft and the actual time the well was put in service.

The failure of the pump shaft has resulted in finger pointing between city officials, the manufacturer, MagnaDrive of Seattle and the installer, Amerine Systems of Oakdale.

March 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


Petition Seeks Chief Removal

More than 1,100 citizens of Oakdale - and counting - have signed a petition calling for the replacement of Police Chief Marty West as the threat of losing cops becomes more real and discontent continues to fester among the ranks of the police department, according to Joseph Parreira, Oakdale Police Officer Association President.

May 15, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | NEWS


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Public Objections - Council Approves Long Range Plan

Citing that it's better to plan for a city's growth that would be bound to happen anyway, the Oakdale City Council approved two long-term specific projects that call for residential, commercial, and retail developments on the city's edges.

March 05, 2014 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


Woodward Reservoir’s Summer Fate To Appear On Agenda

Oakdale's Woodward Reservoir, a popular recreation area, could potentially be closed this summer, depending on what the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board of Directors decides at its upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 25 meeting where it's expected that the action item and discussion on the lake's level will appear.

February 19, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | NEWS


Snowy Weather Prompts Pass Closures

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 4 (SR-4) over Ebbetts Pass and SR-89 over Monitor Pass, in Alpine County, and SR-108 over Sonora Pass, in Tuolumne County, as of Monday, Dec. 9.

December 11, 2013 | | NEWS


FEMA Funds Available For Rim Fire Fight

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Rim Fire currently burning in Tuolumne County.

August 26, 2013 | Report Abuse account | NEWS


Airline Disaster Close To Home

Oakdale resident Barbara Findlay nearly had a front row seat to the tragic crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

July 10, 2013 | Marg Jackson | NEWS


Jr. High Steelband In ‘Talent’ Finals

Oakdale's got talent. In fact, a bit of the island calypso sound performed by young Oakdale musicians will soon be featured on the Gallo Center for the Arts stage.

July 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | NEWS


County Fair Adds New Farmers’ Market

The Stanislaus County Fair is bringing fresh and organic flavors as part of the new Farmers' Market at the Fair.

June 10, 2013 | | NEWS


School Safety Bill Dies In Committee

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen's (R-Modesto) Assembly Bill 1076, which (upon availability of federal funds) would have equipped school classrooms and other widely used school facilities with panic buttons that instantly alert law enforcement in the event of a campus emergency, was killed by Democrat lawmakers on the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday, May 24. Members of the Appropriations Committee refused to take the bill off of the suspense file for a vote, killing the bill in the process.

May 27, 2013 | | NEWS


Commuters Backed Up On 99 For Hours When Ladder Causes Truck Rollover

Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.

May 09, 2013 | Glenn Kahl Manteca Bulletin | NEWS


City Lawsuit Payouts: Creative Budgeting?

Cash strapped Oakdale is spending a mound of money on civil lawsuit settlements and using some creative ways to pay off the litigant settlements and the associated attorney fees – over $800,000 –from the actions of city employees that brought on the lawsuits.

March 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | NEWS


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