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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


Arrest Warrant For Mom Of Meth OD Baby

Oakdale police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for the mother of a 44-day-old girl that died in December. Toxicology results returned in January showed the infant had a high level of methamphetamine in its system at the time of its death.

February 18, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Fundraisers Aim To Aid Local Youngsters

On Saturday, Feb. 19 at Karate For Kids, 3342 Santa Fe in Riverbank, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a car wash and bake sale to raise funds for one of the Karate For Kids students who is in need of heart surgery. They are accepting donations in any amount for the car wash. While the supporters' cars or trucks are being washed they can enjoy some food and beverages that will be available, again for an unspecified donation amount. On the menu, they will have hot dogs, chips, cookies, baked goods and beverages. Everyone ...

February 15, 2013 | | Local News


Oak Valley Forum On Obstetrics Closure Impassioned

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 held its first forum on the proposed closing of the hospital's obstetrics department.

February 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Merchants Battling Blight

Hours after the Oakdale City Council on Monday night, Feb. 4 approved Police Chief Lester Jenkins' recommendation to remove the downtown benches in an effort to combat loitering by vagrants, city crews were out on North Third Avenue Tuesday morning unbolting and hauling away the benches for "refurbishing." With the benches now gone, downtown merchants await to see if the result is positive.

February 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID To Revisit Select Parcel Annexation

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors chose to table an action item regarding the list of selected parcels for annexation at its Feb. 5 regular meeting. The item will come back before the board at the Feb. 19 regular meeting. OID General Manager Steve Knell said the board wants to make refinements to the selection criteria for the annexation, possibly by implementing a variance to increase the available water for annexed lands.

February 13, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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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


Accreditation Process Begins For California Highway Patrol

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


County Assessor’s Office Releases Assessment Roll

Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle on July 1 announced that the 2016-17 Regular Assessment Roll totaled a record $44,276,415,460. This is ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


California Women Veterans Leadership Council Established

As the country celebrates its 240th year of independence, Americans remember our men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to protect and ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Tea Party, Fashion Show Fundraiser Slated July 16

A special Relay For Life of Oakdale fundraiser, a Tea Party and Fashion Show, is scheduled for this Saturday, July 16.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Food For Families Drive Supplements Food Banks

Raley's Food For Families has launched its Summer Fresh Drive, designed to raise funds and increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


ACE, Amtrak Trains Key To Transportation Future

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute's Northern California Megaregion study identified Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Amtrak San Joaquins services as key to helping ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


July Events Scheduled At The Oakdale Library

Community members are invited to take advantage of the variety of free programs offered at the Oakdale Library this July, beginning with free computer classes ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Fowler Receives Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine

Matthew J. Fowler received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Bradenton on June 5 ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


New Flow Standards Threaten OID Storage

With a history of turbulence of outside issues such as litigations and board quarrels overshadowing Oakdale Irrigation District meetings, the Tuesday, July 5 meeting mainly ...

July 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


ADOPTION EVENT

The Petco Foundation is sponsoring a "Be a Life Saver" animal adoption event on Saturday, July 9. This event is to help bring awareness to ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


Concerts Return

Oakdale Chamber Commerce will once again present its Annual Concerts in the Park event. Concerts in the Park are hosted each Friday evening beginning July ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


COLD AS ICE

Temperatures didn't quite hit the century mark on Wednesday, June 29 – topping out at 97 in Oakdale – but that still was hot enough to ...

July 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Delta Blood Bank Appeal For Donors

An emergency appeal has gone out from Delta Blood Bank for blood and platelet donations.

July 06, 2016 | | Local News


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