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Status Quo - No Changes In Open Meetings Anticipated Locally

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 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Airport Due To Receive Upgrade Funds

Much needed improvements are coming to the Oakdale Municipal Airport courtesy of a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

July 25, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Scaled Down National Night Out Slated

In years past the Oakdale community has enjoyed a robust National Night Out event with multiple locations throughout the city with police demonstrations, fun, food, and raffle prizes but the budget crunch has put a damper on this popular annual celebration.

July 25, 2012 | | Local News


Mayotte Takes Reins For Fire Agencies

In the name of efficiency and eliminating redundancy, Stanislaus County Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, Stephen Mayotte, has assumed the role of Fire Chief by Contract for Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, Oakdale City Fire Department as well as Stanislaus Consolidated as of July 1.

July 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Strong Words To Get CalPERS Actuarial

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.

July 24, 2012 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum To Debut New Exhibit

A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...

July 20, 2012 | | Local News


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


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Swimming Is More Than Just Recreational Activity

Many people view swimming as a purely recreational activity, but the health benefits of swimming should not be overlooked.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected In County

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture are conducting an extensive survey program in response to the ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Help Plants Survive Sizzling Summer Heat

Many people consider summer the most enjoyable time of year, as the summer sun and warm breezes make the season perfect for rest and relaxation ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Chaka Khan Cancels July Tour Appearances

Fair officials have been notified that Chaka Khan has cancelled her show at the Stanislaus County Fair which was set for tonight, Wednesday, July 13 ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Commission Gathers To Elect Officers

Election of Officers and a special presentation: Teens In Justice – Panel discussion is scheduled at the next meeting of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Traffic Sees Gas Price Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/gallon Sunday, July 10 according ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


City Preps For 2016 National Night Out

National Night Out will be observed on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2 this year in Oakdale and across the country.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


TIME TO GIVE

The Delta Blood Bank Bloodmobile out of Stockton made the trip to Oakdale on Saturday, July 9 and set up shop for a few hours ...

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Creativity, Magic, Olympics Take Stage At Local Library

LEGO Days will be held on Thursdays, July 14 and 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., and ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Summer Theater Workshops

Annette Hutton is passionate about her life's work. With the help of her husband Richard and a small team of fellow visionaries, the Hutton ...

July 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


FUN AT THE FAIR

From regularly scheduled pig races to the high-diving Pirate-themed thrill show, at side, there will be plenty to see and do this week at the ...

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Business Yields Wide-Ranging Global Impact

Justin Ribeiro began coding at the age of seven.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Of Commerce Summer Concerts Begin

Temperatures will be close to the century mark on Friday, but Oakdale Chamber Commerce will nonetheless start its annual summer series, Concerts in the Park.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


City Initiates New Police Chief Search

With the upcoming July 30 retirement of Chief Lester Jenkins, the City of Oakdale took steps to recruit a new police chief with its announcement ...

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fishing Report

I'm sure we've all heard of the old saying "killing two birds with one stone." Well that's what I plan on doing ...

July 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


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