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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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Football Fan Makes The Sidelines Home

Steve Gokey has always had a love of sports. That's a fact which may come as a shock to some, as Gokey has spent ...

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Concerns, Information Focus Of Corridor Public Hearing

What will the North County Corridor actually mean for the City of Oakdale?

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


BLUE STAR MOMS

Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms members Michelle Meade and Barbara Aceves were on hand with an informational booth on Saturday in neighboring Escalon at that community ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Prices Still Rising At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Music filled the streets of town all weekend as Sheather Fest brought in musicians from all over the world. It was warm but a lot ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Super Hero Experience Invades Golden 1 Center

An all-new, action-packed arena adventure is coming to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Music Event On Saturday

Nikki and Anthony-An Acoustic Duo will be playing on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Most Wanted Wine Bar and Woodfire Grill in Oakdale.

September 08, 2017 | | Local News


CHP Transport Concerns Addressed

A courtesy ride provided by a CHP officer has taken on a life of its own.

September 07, 2017 | | Local News


Care Center Wildlife Day

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates its anniversary every fall with Day with Wildlife. This year it is their 33rd anniversary. All are invited to ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Food Distribution

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Ripon Garden Tour Set

The Ripon Garden Club is sponsoring its annual September Stroll featuring eight gardens. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross, KAT Host Thursday Blood Drive

Get ready to kick up your boots and roll up your sleeve this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KAT 103 ...

September 06, 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.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Bunko Offered Friday

The Oakdale Grange is sponsoring a Bunko Night, which is always on the second Friday of each month.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Square Dance Club Sessions

The Skirts 'n Flirts Square Dance Club of Oakdale is hosting a New Dancer Class.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


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