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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


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


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Modesto Nuts Announce Silver Sluggers Program

The Modesto Nuts have joined forces with The Park at Modesto to introduce the Silver Sluggers Program for the 2018 season. This program allows fans ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Yosemite Conservancy Offers Park Volunteer Opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Business Outlook Study Presented Through UOP

The California economy continues to perform well and should maintain strong growth despite an uncertain policy environment and financial market volatility according to the latest ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Two Denham Bills Signed Into Law

Action on Friday, Feb. 9 saw the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which sets discretionary spending levels ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Wine By The Bottle At Stockton Arena

Wine aficionados or even those that just savor the occasional glass will be pleased to know that there is a new area at the Stockton ...

February 14, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Fire Board Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board on Thursday, Feb. 8 set for 6 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 08, 2018 | | Local News


Artwork Sought For Show

An Art Show, sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Valley Art Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18 at the ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


MORNING RUN

The annual Oakdale Lions Club Don Osborne Memorial Run was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 3. Here, dad Alex McKeon and daughter Eliza hold hands as ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


ROYAL SMILES

The 2018 Winter Homecoming royalty named at the Oakdale High School basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2 included, from left: Prince Jude Krick, King ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Care Packages Sent To Military Overseas

American Veterans First (AVF) recently shipped out another 81 packages that will go to men and women serving our country overseas. AVF Founder Duke Cooper ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Rotary Clubs Planning Law Enforcement Day

The two Oakdale Rotary clubs – Oakdale Noontime Rotary and Oakdale Sunrise Rotary – are joining forces to plan and put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Protection District Board Meeting Scheduled

A meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ACE Passenger Rail Services Planning Saturday Runs

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) passenger rail service was awarded a grant through the State Rail Assistance (SRA) fund by the California State Transportation Agency ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


One Million Tons Of Debris Removed From Wildfire Areas

The state, federal and local community partners conducting the Consolidated Debris Removal Program have reached a major milestone with the removal of more than one ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


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