From OID water wars, police investigations, and annual events, first half 2016 headlines in the Oakdale Leader began and many continued with stories into the second half of the year. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June. Next week, a look at the last six months of the year.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham has named Oakdale High School senior Sophia Hill as one of the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district. Rep. Denham nominated 25 students from cities across the district to four of the nation's prestigious military academies.
Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Jesse Ruddy, Zeke Johnson, Luis Perez, Will Tucker, Morgan Timmerman, Heston Timmerman, Connor Galentine, Dominic Call and Violette Seagraves.
NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.
The University of California, Merced, received more than 18,000 applications from California high school seniors seeking admission for Fall 2017, a 10.1 percent increase from the previous year, or the largest percent increase in the UC system.
When it came to the California Water Resources Control Board's draft of proposed changes that would impact the flows into the San Joaquin River from its tributaries and rework the salinity requirements on the lower portion of the river, your perspective depends on which side of the aisle you are on.
California Almonds, the state's leading agricultural export, are also an economic powerhouse, adding $11 billion to the state's economy and providing 104,000 jobs for Californians. At the same time, through Almond Board of California (ABC), almond farmers lead the charge to accelerate research on sustainability topics, such as water management and air quality. Continual improvements in these areas will enhance sustainability efforts of almond farmers, which will benefit all of California.
After giving a congratulatory acknowledgement to the Oakdale High School Mustang varsity football team on their days-earlier State Championship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Dec. 18 got busy approving end of year capital improvement purchases totaling over $450,000.
Anyone with hope of escaping the rain to do a little carefree shopping at Kmart last Thursday night, Dec. 15, were quickly greeted with the Spirit of Saint Nick. Oakdale Lions hosted the Annual Oakdale Lion's Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour.