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City Dilemma - Lack Of Union Concessions Creates Budget Uncertainty

Just two weeks after Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pushed through a proposed budget cutting $540,000 from the city's general fund, Oakdale city officials are hitting a snag that may reduce that cost savings.

July 10, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Auto Tech Class Starts Soon

The Columbia College Automotive Technology Program's five week Team Managed Projects class will begin on Monday, July 15. This course is designed to strengthen problem solving skills through teamwork and by using the total quality management (TQM) process. Problem solving is an everyday event. The TQM process allows for thoughtful decision making for just about any problem and by anyone. All skills levels come together to engage in this dynamic process. Projects are automotive based. There is still availability, but those interested are encouraged to enroll immediately. The class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8a.m.-1:35p ...

July 09, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Olivo Quits MLB Marlins

Citing the lack of playing time as a third-string back-up catcher, and after asking for his release multiple times, Oakdale resident and Miami Marlins professional baseball player Miguel Olivo walked out of the dugout and "quit" the team during its June 14 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Valley Moves To Charge For ‘Dry Run’ Ambulance Calls

With a Code-3 run for the crew, ambulance drivers get the rush of the response, but Oak Valley Hospital gets nothing in return when none of the parties involved have to be taken to the hospital. It's a costly response when no assistance is administered.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Selling Off Properties

One structure has sat vacant for nearly a year in the center of town, another is dilapidated and in need of repair, a third was described by the city manager as "the blight of Maple Avenue." The Hershey Visitors Center, The Free Will Baptist Church, and a vacant rental house are the list of city owned properties City Manager Bryan Whitemyer wants to unload to apply to more than $1 million in a budget deficit.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Local Hunger

Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, the Oakdale Grocery Outlet store is kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Oakdale Grocery Outlet and their customers can help to feed people in Oakdale facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity. Over the past two years, over $500,000 has been raised in cash, gift cards and food donations company-wide towards this effort.

July 03, 2013 | | Local News


Filing Period For November Election

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reports candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which will open and run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Candidates, including incumbents must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 02, 2013 | | Local News


Scam Targeting Elderly In Area

"Grandma, what a big bank account you have."

June 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

June 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hose And Ladder - Volunteer Fire on Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Cruzin For A Cure - Car Show Fundraiser Success

The first Cruzin for a Cure car, truck, hot rod, and bike show benefit on Saturday, June 22 had a steady crowd throughout the day at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.

June 26, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


New Police Officer A Local

With the Monday, June 17 swearing in of Police Officer Andrew Stever, the Oakdale Police Department took immediate steps to fill the vacancy left with the June 14 retirement of veteran sergeant Darren Semore, maintaining existing manpower levels to a force that has been dwindling over the past few years.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury: Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 25, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Vanderheiden Is Named OPD’s Newest Sergeant

With recent retirements and new hires, the Oakdale Police Department continues to fill its upper ranks with the recent promotion of veteran patrol officer Gary ...

September 14, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MJC Presentation Focuses On Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer the presentation "Mountain lions and bighorn sheep: risks, rewards, or range abandonment?" by Jeff Villepique, Ph ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Schedules Brake Safety Week Activities

For the safety of everyone traveling on California roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is focusing on brake inspections and education for commercial vehicles during ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


MOTO-GRANNY

Astoria Senior Living resident Donna Wilkens recently checked a box on her bucket list. The 88-year-old took a first time motorcycle ride with a friend ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Offer A School Lunch That Kids Will Devour

Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale FFA Members Continue To Shine

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America was acknowledged for its past few months of accomplishments by the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board on Monday ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

Set aside some time this evening, Sept. 14, and join in with The Good Time Accordion Club, having its second Wednesday of the month musical ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Put Fall Improvement Projects On ‘To-Do’ List

Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


TASTE OF STANISLAUS

Bloomingcamp Ranch will host A Taste of Stanislaus County for its upcoming Farm to Table dinner. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 from ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


LEADING THE WAY

Strong and smart leadership will head up this year's OHS Associated Student Body Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. Elected into office for ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Market Continues Run Throughout September

Oakdale's popular downtown Farmers Market will continue its run this month, offered each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., wrapping up ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Saturday Dedication Marks Irish Hunger Memorial

Some 100 people attended a dedication ceremony of the new Irish Hunger Memorial in Eugene's Saint Joseph's Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 10. The ...

September 14, 2016 | George Trainor Special to The Leader | Local News


River Clean Up Effort Saturday On Stanislaus

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting the eighth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 as ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


“Valley Voice” Delegates Return

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties recently traveled to meet with key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Equine Rescue Returns With Barn Bash

Oakdale Equine Rescue is prepared to establish tradition. The 501(c)3 not for profit will host the Second Annual Benefit Barn Bash on Friday ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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