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Administrative Matters - District Fire Chief On Paid Leave

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District embattled Fire Chief Steve Mayotte has been placed on paid administrative leave, effective Friday, Feb. 15. Officials are tight lipped regarding the reason, citing personnel confidentiality.

February 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Filed In Officer's Off Duty Death

The family of the late Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, who was tragically killed on Nov. 8, 2012 when his Honda Accord was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 132 in Modesto, has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful death, negligence, and "survivor actions."

February 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Obstetrics Closure Action Likely

Despite two heated public forums on the matter where citizens and employees alike opposed closing Oak Valley Hospital's Obstetrics Unit, CEO John McCormick will be recommending shutting the department at the hospital's Board of Directors meeting tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

February 27, 2013 | | Local News


Italian Dairymen Touch Down For Tour

Not your usual stop, but a tour bus pulled up in the parking lot of the A.L. Gilbert Company in Oakdale recently, filled with nearly four dozen Italian dairymen and their spouses. For the most part, the Italian visitors were in California on vacation, but decided to work a few days so they took a tour of the A.L. Gilbert Company and of a few dairies in the Stanislaus-San Joaquin County area.

February 27, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


Woman On Scooter Struck By Truck

Oakdale Police responded to a traffic collision involving a Chevrolet pickup truck striking a 71-year-old disabled woman riding a motorized scooter on Monday, Feb 25.

February 27, 2013 | | Local News


Manager Seeks Cost Recovery

Newly appointed Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer hit the ground running in ways to ease the city's financial woes. Whitemyer, only on the job since Feb. 4, announced that recent California Department of Finance rulings have allowed California cities to recover some of their costs lost with the dissolution of former redevelopment agencies and the administrative costs now associated with the successor agencies.

February 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sweeping Returns

A constructive Oakdale City Council meeting on Feb. 19 saw the council voting to bring back street sweeping services to the city that had gone without since 2009.

February 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Valley CEO Still Presses Obstetrics Closure

Despite two heated public forums on the matter where citizens and employees alike opposed closing Oak Valley Hospital's Obstetrics Unit, CEO John McCormick will be recommending shutting the department at the board of directors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

February 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Off-Duty Officer

The family of the late Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, who was tragically killed on Nov. 8, 2012 when his Honda Accord was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 132 in Modesto, has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful death, negligence, and "survivor actions."

February 22, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fire Chief On Administrative Leave

The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District placed embattled Fire Chief Steve Mayotte on paid administrative leave pending an investigation on Friday, Feb. 15.

February 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Approves Annexation List

A revised list of parcels for agricultural annexation was approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at its Feb. 19 regular meeting. The approval was for a total of 812.1 acres, owned by seven applicants, to be annexed. This item had been tabled at the prior OID meeting.

February 20, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Tempers Flare, Accusations Fly At Hospital Forum

What started as an orderly public hearing on Wednesday night, Feb. 13, turned into shouting, arguing, accusations, and name calling from the audience as the Oak Valley Hospital board hosted its first forum on the proposed closing of the hospital's obstetrics department.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Congressman Responds To State Of The Union Address

Residents reacted with a blend of optimism and uncertainty after President Barack Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Feb 12.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Rotary Club Eyes Gazebo Revamp

After putting in a gazebo at C.E. Wood Park at a cost of $30,000 for the City of Oakdale in 1990, the Oakdale Rotary Club is looking at overhauling the wood marquee in favor of wrought iron or some other substance due to the neglect and vandalism it has had to endure.

February 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Arrest Made In Infant Death

Oakdale Police announced that they arrested Nichole Todd-Smith, 31, in connection with the death of her 44-day-old daughter from December 11.

February 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Body Cameras Approved For Police Department

Oakdale Police officials anticipate a program for officers to wear body cameras to be in effect within three to four months, according to Interim Police ...

June 15, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Senior Information Day Deemed Success

Oakdale and surrounding area seniors were once again treated to a complimentary lunch and a wealth of information during the 15th Annual Oakdale Senior Information ...

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News


Movies Under The Stars Premiere This Weekend

Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (OFRC) will host Inside Out for the first Movie Under the Stars event in Cottles Woods Park at dusk ...

June 15, 2016 | | 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.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Garden Club Fundraiser

The Oakdale Garden Club's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will be hosted on Tuesday, June 21.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Heralds Reopening Of Knights Ferry Post Office

After several weeks of negotiations and following an abrupt closure of their longstanding facility, the historic Knights Ferry Post Office was reopened with many happy ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Four Locals May Sit On Civil Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Superior Court announced that the 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury will be sworn in and seated later this month, naming four Oakdale residents ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Pipeline Infrastructure Safety Addressed In Legislative Bill

Provisions from the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act, authored by Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


California Gas Price Hike Above National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.74/gallon on Sunday, according to ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Shelter Dog Finds Forever Home

A young Catahoula mix, about two years old, had been at the Oakdale Animal Shelter for a few weeks waiting to be adopted. He arrived ...

June 15, 2016 | By VIRGINIA STILL | Local News


Toastmasters Set Session

Residents who want to improve their public speaking skills are encouraged to join with the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Students Now In Rehearsal For ‘YES’ Les Miserables

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Miserables, School Edition" to be performed at the ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Corps Seeks Public Input On River Parks Master Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 22 to seek public input on proposed changes ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale SEAL Team Travels To Southern California Event

Members of the OHS SEAL team traveled to Coronado, CA recently for the sixth annual Navy Seal Challenge. The Oakdale team had been training since ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Community Hospice Earns CHAP Re-Accreditation

Community Hospice, the oldest nonprofit hospice organization serving the Central Valley, was awarded re-accreditation with deemed status on June 9 from the Community Health Accreditation ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


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