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Airport Lease Focal Point Of Meeting

Oakdale City Council members spent nearly two hours at their May 2 meeting hearing concerns and discussing a proposed long-term lease at the Oakdale Municipal Airport, also known as Dan Donnelly Field, involving an existing tenant as local pilots spoke out against the approval.

May 04, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CEO Retained - Hospital Board Extends Contract

During the closed session of the Oak Valley Hospital Board meeting on April 27, voting members agreed to extend the contract of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John Friel until February 2012 to ensure the efficient transition into the hospital's new building.

May 04, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


A Beautiful Day At Citizen’s Cemetery

Beautiful Day, a ministry of Living Hope Christian Fellowship is back. Citizen's Cemetery is in need of some tender loving care again. Last year, nearly 150 people entered through the gates of the cemetery and did not leave until the entire cemetery was well-groomed. There were rakes, shovels, hand tools, weed whackers, power washers, mowers of all sizes, paint sprayers and brushes, all flying in every direction. Many hands delicately washed the head stones.

May 04, 2011 | | Local News


Cannabis Provider Pursuing Return Of Seized Property

Ever since his felony marijuana possession and sales charges were dismissed, former proprietor of the Oakdale Natural Choice Collective, Addison DeMoura has been battling with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for the return of his property, including 35 pounds of marijuana, cash, and growing paraphernalia.

May 04, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Board Extends CEO Contract

During the closed session of the Oak Valley Hospital Board on April 27, voting members agreed to extend the contract of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John Friel until February 2012 to ensure the efficient transition into the hospital's new building.

Board President Wendell Chun, in a prepared statement, said the governing body believed Friel should continue leading the organization through the critical conversion phase and was recommending the extension of his CEO contract through February 2012. Chun added the board was prepared to work closely with Friel throughout the process.

April 28, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hallam Out, Myers On Leave - City Hall Shake Up

In a surprising move, the Oakdale City Council voted 4-0, with Katherine Morgan unavailable to attend, to release City Manager Steve Hallam during a closed session special noontime meeting on Monday, April 25. Earlier this month, Oakdale Deputy Director of Public Works and Airport Manager David Myers was placed on paid administrative leave pending a hearing date, leaving his employment with the city in question.

April 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Airport: What Does The Future Hold?

When arriving at the Oakdale Municipal Airport, one of the first sights off Laughlin Road is a line of empty trucking trailers lining the north perimeter of the facility. From the parking lot, dilapidated and parted out airplanes from another era rest on the tarmac like discarded cars parked on front lawns of low rent neighborhoods. Behind the newer hangars, sit construction equipment, company vehicles, and supplies of a local construction company owner as a storage perk due to his tenancy. Airport offices are shells even though they announce services as a lounge, mechanic, rentals, and instruction.

April 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Shop For Charity Event Coming To Oakdale

Designer fashions are coming to Oakdale - for two days only.

April 27, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Weekend Fundraiser Slated For Oakdale Boy

Eight-year-old Gannon Dial, a student at Sierra View Elementary School, has suffered from epilepsy since he was two and has anywhere from 20 to 30 seizures a day. After the failure of numerous medications and other modalities to control his seizures, he has been scheduled to undergo brain surgery on May 4.

April 27, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Hospital Board To Hear Oversight Report

The Oak Valley Hospital Governing Body will hear and is expected to approve the Bond Oversight Committee's final report on the new hospital construction at the Wednesday, April 27 regular meeting.

Construction on the new hospital facility began in 2009. The hospital remains on schedule for a phased-in opening in late 2011.

April 26, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Graduation Prep

April 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Nearing $2M — Relay Rallies Community

Teams by the dozens, participants by the hundreds, they converged on the campus of Oakdale High School for a 24-hour period to fight a common foe: cancer.

April 20, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Ad Hoc Committee Brings Out Discussion

The naming of members to an ad hoc committee that will be exploring a possible sales tax increase generated a plethora of community speakers ranging in disagreement from the proper name of the committee to the opposition of imposing a temporary sales tax increase in the city.

April 20, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Seniors Protest Proposed Cell Phone Tower

Some area senior citizens are protesting plans to build a 70-foot cell phone tower in the northwest part of Oakdale at a meeting hastily called by seniors, the Community Development Department and AT &T Mobility Company.

April 20, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Volunteers Offer Helping Hands

Many volunteers in the community perform tasks without any type of recognition simply because they enjoy it. Many of these people quietly contribute their time and effort, making their part of the world a better place.

Read the April 20 issue of The Oakdale Leader to see the first in what will become a regular feature series and get inspired about volunteers who are making difference in Oakdale.

April 15, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Valley Saw Fewer Burn Restrictions This Season

The 14th winter of the Valley's residential wood-burning program ended with record improvement in air quality.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


PLUNGE ON IN

Mustang swimmer Jackson Metcalfe dives into the pool at the Downey Invitational this past weekend, as the Oakdale High School swim team got their competitive ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Rodeo Parade Changes

The annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade is scheduled on the second Saturday in April each year, just before the formal start of the PRCA/Oakdale Saddle ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Drama Club Stages Comedy ‘Clue’

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a lead pipe? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Mr. Green in the hall ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Killed In River Road Crash

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting ...

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the ...

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First

By MARG JACKSON

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


College Dance Conference

Modesto Junior College Department of Dance is proud to host the American College Dance Association Conference, March 1 through 4. The event involves 400 dancers ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


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