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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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Registrar Releases Final Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 8, 2016 Presidential General Election canvass of the vote was completed Monday ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


SEASONAL SOUNDS

Downtown Oakdale was the place to be to ring in some holiday cheer on Saturday. Here, several members of Orange Blossom 4-H sing and pose ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Legal Firm Hired To Recoup Funds

At the Dec. 5 Oakdale City Council meeting, the City of Oakdale entered into a contract with a Sacramento law firm to assist the city ...

December 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Silver Strummers Uke It Up For Fun

One might not think that attending a holiday fundraiser could result in the start of a senior ukulele group, unless of course they know longtime ...

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Mustangs Host Saturday Night Contest

Right on the heels of winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 title – and welcomed back into town with a police escort and cheering fans lining ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Police Bust Duo In Con for $8,500

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

November 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


SOLID SHOWING

Oakdale High School 2016 alums fared well earlier this fall during their attendance at the FFA National Competition for Livestock Judging. The 2016 FFA State ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Central Valley Con Returns

Central Valley Con returns for its second year at the Modesto Centre Plaza and Doubletree Hotel in downtown Modesto on Sunday, Dec. 4. The one ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event

This weekend, take time to stop by at a special pet adoption event in Riverbank.

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Prices Stay Steady At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.42/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Sets Horse Sale

Modesto Junior College Equine Unit invites the public to an Open House and Horse Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Miniature Star Program

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation "Fusion: Building a Miniature Star on Earth" by Tammy Ma, Ph.D., experimental laser-plasma physicist ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Wesson Travels To Fiji With Hearing Health Care

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Academy Prepares For Graduation Ceremony

Columbia College's Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of Certification of Completion to 35 successful students of the Fire Technology Program ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


STANISLAUS SALMON

Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary fourth graders, top photo, migrated to the Stanislaus River earlier this month to participate in the annual Knights Ferry field trip ...

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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