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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


OID Plans Protest Letter To Partner

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously agreed to send a letter of protest to its Tri-Dam Project partner, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, charging a breach of Tri-Dam board meeting protocol in an action at the July 17 OID regular meeting.

July 17, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Enterprise Fund Allocations 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 13, 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 3 -- sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community -- has recanted her story, said police.

July 12, 2012 | | Local News


Diversification Key To Success

The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Crews See Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept local fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Public Works Lay Offs

In a move that contradicted the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes layoff notices were issued to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at the July 2 council meeting.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Privatization Proposal Packs Council Chambers

It was standing room only at the Monday, July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting, and the topic that brought out scores of concerned citizens and city workers was a public hearing on public works reorganization. Specifically – privatization of services.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Chastises Former Councilman

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Nature Photography Course Offered

Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows. Two new 1.5-unit courses, Nature Photography, will be available to all students and the general public. The first class will take place July 30 with orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 3-5 at Baker Station. The second class will be Aug. 6 for orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 10-12 at Baker Station.

July 10, 2012 | | Local News


Early Morning Armed Robbery At Gas Station

The Valero gas station on East F Street was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, July 8, according to police reports.

July 09, 2012 | | Local News


Public Works Layoffs Go Forward

In a move that contradicts the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes, the City of Oakdale issued layoff notices to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at last Monday's council meeting.

July 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Brush Fires, Illegal Fireworks Make For Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 06, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Former Councilman Chastised By Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Coats And Cookies

The Oak Valley Hospital District Family Support Network is hosting its fourth annual Coats & Cookies Event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8. Hours ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Spreads Thanks And Giving

One needn't have gone hungry on Thanksgiving Day 2016 as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of volunteers served up over 1,000 ...

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


RIGHT ON TIME

In keeping with local holiday tradition, Cowboy Santa offered children a chance to pet his trusty partner, minutes after riding into the Plaza area of ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Toys For Tots Collection Underway

Hoping to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children around the region, the Oak Summit Masonic Lodge, in cooperation with the United States Marine Corps ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Ryle Smith Qualifies For NFR

Oakdale is known as "The Cowboy Capital of the World" and resident Ryle Smith is letting it be known on a global level. Smith, an ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


City Nets $355K For Trail Project

After the shutdown of a much anticipated outdoor project due to environmental safety concerns, the City of Oakdale, after nearly a year of negotiations, has ...

November 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Downtown Businesses Prepare To Usher In Holiday Spirit

The magic of the holiday season has slowly but surely been taking over shops and store front windows in Oakdale's downtown area.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Shoeboxes Bring Gifts To Brighten Holidays

With donations coming in from Oakdale and the surrounding areas, over 680 shoeboxes were collected locally for children across the country and around the world ...

November 23, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pink Martini Brings Musical Spectacle To Gallo Center

With the recent release of their ninth studio album "Je dis oui," Pink Martini will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in ...

November 23, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Holiday Singalong Slated

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


USDA Offers Easy Tips For Food Safe Thanksgiving

USDA Offers Easy Tips

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Center Event Hosts Singer-Speaker Lee

Award winning singer and speaker, LouAnn Lee will be featured in an appearance on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Celebration Center Oakdale ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


SERVICE WITH A SMILE

On Friday, Nov. 11 Hula's in Escalon did over $550 in free meals for military service personnel. "It was a good turnout, people came ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Officer Graduation

Twenty-nine future law enforcement officers took to the stage as the graduating class 38-16 of the San Joaquin Delta College Peace Officer Academy earlier this ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


DEMONSTRATION DAY

A coordinated group of peaceful protestors gathered recently at the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, staging a protest against the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. The ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


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