With the goal of allowing backlogged city workers to catch up on paperwork, schedule meetings, and attend training sessions, Oakdale city leaders are contemplating the idea of closing City Hall and the Development Services Building one day per week – Fridays – to meet the workload demands.
The City of Oakdale is out over $50,000 in unpaid taxes from the bank foreclosure of the Quality Inn located at 825 East F Street.
The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to send two directors and appropriate staff to Washington D.C., possibly in April, to meet with congressional members or staff. The action came at the Feb. 15 regular meeting.
In case of an emergency, call 911 - it's ingrained in people - but what happens when you need an officer, such as the case with theft or a suspicious person lurking around your property, what number do you dial then?
Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul is seeking an interested Oakdale resident to serve on the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of 15 members from all the cities and unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. Currently there is no representative from Oakdale.
It's been said there are few things more challenging, more rife for disaster, than the remodel of a historic home. The risks are many, the financial undertaking staggering, and the frustration level epic.
Plenty of issues were on the Oakdale City Council agenda on Monday night, with general information on future bond sales, a budget update, traffic control changes, and city redevelopment. The issue that sparked the most conversation by council members and the audience, however, was the city's response - or lack of response, as claimed by some - to a written communication requesting answers to questions posed in a previous meeting.
Even at a young age Brenda McDaniel had had an eye for the bad boy. When Paul McMillen managed to get himself kicked out of kindergarten in Knights Ferry, fate must've earmarked their futures together, for these two sweethearts spent a lifetime crossing each other's paths in one way or another and yet they led separate lives.
Four items will be up for review and discussion at the Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 7.
In light of continuing tough budget times, change could be coming to the way in which police protection is delivered for Oakdale and Riverbank.
Because of some past public rifts between members of the city council, Oakdale City Council member Katherine Morgan is in the process of developing a policies and procedures handbook for the members.
It took six months of hang-ups, unreturned calls, and flat out refusals before Cristin and Jim McCoy, owners of Tainted Arts, found a landlord who would rent to them.
With dozens in attendance, Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul presented her State of the City address at a lunch hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Oakdale Community Center. The Jan. 26 event was attended by over 100 people, including city officials, local business owners, members of the Rotary Club, and Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueno.
The UC Davis School of Medicine has selected Oak Valley Hospital to participate in a new medical outreach program. The program, Rural PRIME for "PRograms In Medical Education," is designed to encourage third year medical students to select small communities as their first choice to practice medicine.
A class of Fair Oaks Elementary School students was able to connect first-hand accounts of modern day travel to their studies about an ancient culture thanks to a visiting speaker.
Oakdale voters may have to consider if they want to raise their local sales tax by 3/4 of a cent with two proposed measures that could be on the November 2014 ballot.
In response to the state's severe drought, Caltrans has launched a statewide educational campaign on the state's highways, urging all Californians to conserve water. California's more than 700 electronic highway signs will now periodically display the following water conservation message:
Oakdale, in a series of public postings, has announced plans to develop the west side of town near Crane Road that will call for more than 1,000 homes and over 700,000 square feet of office buildings, stores and other commercial development.
Oakdale resident Wayne Albright, 56, passed away in a New Mexico hospital on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Over 78 percent of revenue collected from Measure O has gone toward public safety and all the funds have been spent correctly, according to a presentation by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer on Feb. 13 to the members of the city's oversight committee.
The start of the 2014 water season will be March 3, as approved in an action by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the Feb. 18 regular meeting. Also approved in the action was the adoption of Level II drought measures.
Oakdale's new police canine, Chevy, sprang into action tracking the path of a fleeing wanted felon and eventually getting the hiding suspect to surrender to police via bark and threat of bite if he resisted.
Oakdale Police were called to two separate shooting incidents in a matter of minutes on Sunday night, Feb. 16.
Over 78 percent of revenue collected from Measure O has gone towards public safety and all the funds have been spent correctly according to a presentation by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer on Feb. 13 to the members of the city's oversight committee.
The Leader has learned that Wayne Albright, 56, passed away in a New Mexico hospital in the evening on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Despite a decision less than three months ago where council members publicly criticized the premise, the Oakdale City Council has reversed its position about paying a third of a Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District study on a fire department merger.
City officials for Oakdale have made it no secret that without the additional revenue provided from Measure O, the city would be in a great hardship operationally.
Oakdale High School junior Rachelle Pabalan was named the recipient of the Distinguished Young Woman title on Saturday, Feb. 8, passed to her by OHS senior and outgoing Distinguished Young Woman Sabrina Franciosa. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship for the title award, Pabalan received two $200 scholarships in the Scholastics and Interview categories.
Despite feeling under the weather in early January, sprint race car enthusiast and longtime A.L. Gilbert employee Wayne Albright still set out with his son, Dakota, and a friend to pursue his passion at the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Chili Bowl in Tulsa.