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Year In Review: Looking Back At 2012

From the lows of financial woes for the City of Oakdale and the economy in general, to the highs of a run to the state bowl game by the varsity football Mustangs late in the year, 2012 was filled with news, both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with headlines from the first half of the year. These were taken from the pages of The Oakdale leader, January through June.

December 26, 2012 | | Local News


Police Department’s Shimmel Gets Stripes

The Oakdale Police Department continues to fill its upper ranks with the December promotion of Detective Brian Shimmel to the rank of sergeant within the department.

December 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Ties - Council Names New City Manager

Oakdale City Council members announced Thursday, Dec. 20 that they will name Bryan Whitemyer as the city's new city manager. The decision comes after months of a search and a series of special city council meetings to close the deal.

December 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


County Transit, ROTA Merger Looms

The first of the year brings a change for the Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority, which will be taken over by Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), the two sides agreeing to a merger earlier this year. ROTA has served the two cities with the public bus program since 1993.

December 26, 2012 | | Local News


Oakdale Names City Manager

The Oakdale City Council announced Thursday, Dec. 20 that it will name Bryan Whitemyer as the city's new city manager. The decision comes after months of a search and a series of special city council meetings to close the deal.

December 20, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Phone Lines At Hospital Vandalized

Oak Valley Hospital reported vandalism of two AT&T junction boxes that disrupted telephone service to the main hospital, Oak Valley Care Center, Oak Valley Community Health Center and surrounding physician offices. AT&T is currently working to restore phone, fax and internet services.

December 20, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Airport Officials Offer Holiday Travel Tips

Sacramento International Airport is gearing up for the last big travel season of the year. As the winter holidays approach, here are some suggestions to make air-travel experiences as merry as possible.

December 20, 2012 | | Local News


No Home For The Holidays

They can be seen using tables and benches as shelter to keep dry, their possessions wrapped, bagged, boxed, or stored in any way that can be moved at a moment's notice. Their dim, unreadable eyes below dirty hair gaze out sometimes in fear or with confusion as they try to make sense of what's happened to them in their drive to survive another winter-filled day and cold biting night.

December 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Busy Council Session - Utilities, Animals, River Trail Highlight Meeting

After proclaiming this week as Oakdale Mustangs Football Week and honoring the high school team, the newly-seated Oakdale City Council got down to business Monday night, deciding to delay one item and showing differences when it comes to financial issues affecting the city.

December 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Board Hears Tunnel Plan

A presentation about the status of tunnel rehabilitation projects for the Oakdale Irrigation District was given by Contracts/Special Projects Manager Gary Jernigan at the OID Board of Directors regular meeting on Dec. 18.

December 19, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Hospital Taps Board Officers

The Oak Valley Hospital District Board will continue with Dan Cummins as its president and Dr. Wendell Chun as the vice-president in a decision announced at Wednesday's Dec. 12 Board of Directors meeting.

December 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tunnel Plan Talk At OID

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors heard a presentation about the status of the district's tunnel rehabilitation projects from Contracts/Special Projects Manager Gary Jernigan at the regular meeting on Dec. 18.

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


Two Shot At Saturday Night Party

A 17-year-old validated Norteno gang member is in-custody following a shooting at a large party on Post Road early Sunday morning.

December 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


BOWL BOUND

The Oakdale Varsity Football team arrived bright and early Friday, Dec. 14 to board the bus headed for Carson, California for the California Interscholastic Federation State Football Championship Division II Bowl game -- a first for the Mustangs and there was a good-sized, rowdy crowd ready to send them off in style.

December 14, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Yard Getting Closed Circuit TV

With several thefts of equipment and city property occurring at the public works corporation yard over the past year, the City of Oakdale has invested in a series of closed circuit cameras mounted in strategic locations throughout the Fifth Avenue facility.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Saturday Dinner Aids Oakdale K9 Program

The Gene Bianchi Community Center will be the site for a special fundraising dinner dance and auction on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds of the event ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Cahoots Fires Up Dino’s Downtown Barbecue

Jack Sinodinos and family are heating up the corner of East F Street and South First Avenue every Thursday night from 4 p.m. to ...

July 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MARKET FRESH

Delfa Wolaver unloads some freshly picked produce for the weekly Oakdale Farmers Market, which is offered every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


California Highway Patrol Seeking Public Feedback

In an ongoing effort to monitor and improve the services provided by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Department is inviting the public to participate ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Capital Honors Heritage

With its title as 'Cowboy Capital of the World,' Oakdale is probably the best place around to celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame To Induct Jerold Camarillo

At five- and six-years-old, the Camarillo brothers, Leo and Jerold, were already on horseback out on a ranch helping their father, Ralph, with cattle.

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Freshman Appears In YES Company Show

Evan Murray might best be described as a 'shy' kid. A label neither he nor his parents would dispute.

July 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City ‘Solar Farm’ To Combat Costs

Abandoned wastewater ponds near the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant could soon be lined with solar panels, providing the City of Oakdale with substantial savings ...

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Amended Against OID

Attorneys for the Oakdale Groundwater Alliance have asked a Stanislaus County Superior Court to dismiss four causes of actions from a lawsuit they originally filed ...

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stanislaus National Forest Receives State Grant Funds

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded $1.1 million in grants for big game conservation projects in Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Denham’s ‘Save Our Salmon’ Act Passes Through Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4582, the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act, introduced by area Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Registration On For Fete Runs

On Saturday, July 16 the Escalon Park Fete 2-mile and 10k runs are scheduled, with sign ups going on now. There will be several age ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Special Park Fete Fundraiser Slated

Jim Davis, pastor of Trinity Church in Escalon, is still fighting for his life and a special Park Fete fundraising effort this year is designed ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Tickets Available For Fete Drawings

Escalon Historical Society will have three paintings available in their annual Park Fete drawing. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will take place at ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Escalon’s Annual Park Fete Celebration Serves Up Fun

From musical entertainment to a downtown parade, food booths, rides and games, the Escalon Park Fete is gearing up for another successful year.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


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