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Arrested Burglar Escapes Police Custody, Later Apprehended

A local parolee, arrested for a residential burglary, escaped police custody Wednesday morning, July 25, and was later apprehended after an hour-long search where he was found hiding in the neighborhood near the Oakdale Police Station.

July 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Manager, Union At Odds

One side says it's a form of censorship preventing them from keeping their jobs. The other side claims they were just cautioning workers on speaking as an unauthorized representative of the city. Nevertheless, the issue of privatization of public works continues to be a hot bed in Oakdale's city government causing rift between affected line-level employees and city leaders.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


National Cowboy Day Celebration

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will celebrate the eighth annual National Day of the American Cowboy, Saturday, July 28 at the Cowboy Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Status Quo - No Changes In Open Meetings Anticipated Locally

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Airport Due To Receive Upgrade Funds

Much needed improvements are coming to the Oakdale Municipal Airport courtesy of a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Scaled Down National Night Out Slated

In years past the Oakdale community has enjoyed a robust National Night Out event with multiple locations throughout the city with police demonstrations, fun, food, and raffle prizes but the budget crunch has put a damper on this popular annual celebration.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Mayotte Takes Reins For Fire Agencies

In the name of efficiency and eliminating redundancy, Stanislaus County Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, Stephen Mayotte, has assumed the role of Fire Chief by Contract for Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, Oakdale City Fire Department as well as Stanislaus Consolidated as of July 1.

July 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Strong Words To Get CalPERS Actuarial

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.

July 24, 2012 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum To Debut New Exhibit

A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...

July 20, 2012 | | Local News


Open Meeting Reporting Threatened

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 13 - sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community - has recanted her story, said police.

July 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Protests SSJID Breach Of Protocol

A formal letter of protest to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District regarding breach of Tri-Dam board meeting protocol was unanimously approved to be sent by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the July 17 regular meeting.

July 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Senior Center Refurbishing

After 12 years of constant use, the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center is getting a much-needed freshening up in the form of new furnishings.

July 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Restricted City $$? - Enterprise Funds Use Questioned

As city residents await word on a sewer and water rate hike, questions are being raised on the City of Oakdale's use of its sewer sanitation and water enterprise funds to finance non-related areas of the operation of the city government. A review of the 2012-2013 Oakdale city budget raises uncertainties regarding billings being in compliance with Proposition 218.

July 18, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Moves Forward On Skate Park

Some speakers referred to it as a state funded "gift" that shouldn't be turned away. Two council members recognized it as the potential to be "a jewel in the city's tarnished crown." After the discussion on its agenda item, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to move forward with the first phase of the South Yosemite Avenue Community Park.

July 18, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Steady Prices At Pump

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August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Fall Membership Brunch Offered By Local AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch will host its annual Fall Membership Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


September 2016 Programs At The Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in September.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Celebrate Working Men, Women For Labor Day

Labor Day is a bit of a misnomer. While it may seem like a day devoted to work, many workers in the United States and ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Fish And Game Warden Cadet Applications Sought

Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently accepting applications for ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Information Sought On Tracking Devices And Fishing Contests

Tracking Wounded Game with an Electronic Device?

August 31, 2016 | By Carrie Wilson California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local News


California State Sheriffs Back Denham Reelection

Law enforcement continues to overwhelmingly support the reelection of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham to the 10th Congressional District. The latest law enforcement endorsement came ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Maximum Enforcement Effort Over Holiday Weekend

Although the summer season will soon be coming to a close, many Californians will continue to take advantage of the warm weather into the Labor ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Offered At Crossroads This Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. until ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Hamburger Night Benefit

Oakdale's VFW Post is gearing up for the next of its monthly hamburger night fundraisers, with Wednesday, Sept. 7 the date for the next ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


SPIRIT OF OAKDALE

Vickie Thompson accepts a check for payment from one of many who attended a Spirit of Oakdale mixer on this past week at the H-B ...

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Connection

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Hydrant Painting Project Helps Duo Achieve Eagle

One weekend earlier this month, Curtis and Howard Kemp completed their Eagle Scout project which included scraping (wire brush), solvent cleaning, and painting more than ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Little Free Library Ready To Serve Neighborhood

Retired schoolteacher Toby Ayers recently got a unique gift. One that not only she can enjoy, but one that will also give joy to many ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


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