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City Dilemma - Lack Of Union Concessions Creates Budget Uncertainty

Just two weeks after Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pushed through a proposed budget cutting $540,000 from the city's general fund, Oakdale city officials are hitting a snag that may reduce that cost savings.

July 10, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Auto Tech Class Starts Soon

The Columbia College Automotive Technology Program's five week Team Managed Projects class will begin on Monday, July 15. This course is designed to strengthen problem solving skills through teamwork and by using the total quality management (TQM) process. Problem solving is an everyday event. The TQM process allows for thoughtful decision making for just about any problem and by anyone. All skills levels come together to engage in this dynamic process. Projects are automotive based. There is still availability, but those interested are encouraged to enroll immediately. The class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8a.m.-1:35p ...

July 09, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Olivo Quits MLB Marlins

Citing the lack of playing time as a third-string back-up catcher, and after asking for his release multiple times, Oakdale resident and Miami Marlins professional baseball player Miguel Olivo walked out of the dugout and "quit" the team during its June 14 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Valley Moves To Charge For ‘Dry Run’ Ambulance Calls

With a Code-3 run for the crew, ambulance drivers get the rush of the response, but Oak Valley Hospital gets nothing in return when none of the parties involved have to be taken to the hospital. It's a costly response when no assistance is administered.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Selling Off Properties

One structure has sat vacant for nearly a year in the center of town, another is dilapidated and in need of repair, a third was described by the city manager as "the blight of Maple Avenue." The Hershey Visitors Center, The Free Will Baptist Church, and a vacant rental house are the list of city owned properties City Manager Bryan Whitemyer wants to unload to apply to more than $1 million in a budget deficit.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Local Hunger

Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, the Oakdale Grocery Outlet store is kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Oakdale Grocery Outlet and their customers can help to feed people in Oakdale facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity. Over the past two years, over $500,000 has been raised in cash, gift cards and food donations company-wide towards this effort.

July 03, 2013 | | Local News


Filing Period For November Election

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reports candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which will open and run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Candidates, including incumbents must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 02, 2013 | | Local News


Scam Targeting Elderly In Area

"Grandma, what a big bank account you have."

June 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

June 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hose And Ladder - Volunteer Fire on Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Cruzin For A Cure - Car Show Fundraiser Success

The first Cruzin for a Cure car, truck, hot rod, and bike show benefit on Saturday, June 22 had a steady crowd throughout the day at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.

June 26, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


New Police Officer A Local

With the Monday, June 17 swearing in of Police Officer Andrew Stever, the Oakdale Police Department took immediate steps to fill the vacancy left with the June 14 retirement of veteran sergeant Darren Semore, maintaining existing manpower levels to a force that has been dwindling over the past few years.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury: Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 25, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Flood Preparedness Safety Tips For Multiple Situations

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Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Additional Orientations Slated For Come Back Kids Program

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold informational orientations for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Carriage Art Show Slated For Bianchi Center

The Valley Art Association, VAA, 2017 Carriage Art Show will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

February 15, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Drive-Thru Robbery Suspects Arrested At Disturbance Call

Oakdale Police caught up with Friday night robbery suspects later in the evening at a disturbance call and two people were arrested as a result.

February 11, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Planting Is Near: Join Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


New Board Members Welcomed At Hospice

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, recently announced its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 27 at the State ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Valentine's Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


How Chocolate Became Tied To Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it's ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


California Sees Slight Drop In Price At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Installing Innovative Pedestrian Signal On Highway

Caltrans is preparing for an innovative project to upgrade pedestrian crossings at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue. This intersection is heavily used by businesses ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


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