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'Net Thieves Breach City Account

A breach in security by Internet hackers resulted in the theft of more than $118,000 from Oak Valley Community Bank that belonged to the City of Oakdale.

September 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Drowning Victim Recovered

The body of the 31-year-old man suspected of drowning at Woodward Reservoir last week was recovered by divers during the day on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

September 21, 2011 | | Local News


New Teen Center Starts Taking Shape

Janelle Scheper looked all over the Central Valley for the perfect location for a new youth center, and she found her ideal spot in downtown Oakdale. The Zone, scheduled to open in October, will offer entertainment for children and youth from toddlers to teens at its South Second Avenue location.

September 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Council Moves Forward On Housing

Oakdale City Council members finalized a development agreement for a 155-unit housing development at their Monday night meeting, Sept. 19. In addition to the development agreement, council took action on several agenda items, including a contract for fire services and three Parks and Recreation decisions.

September 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Saturday Showcase Offers Activities At Wildlife Center

Local kids got up close and personal with the animals at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center on Saturday at the center's Day with Wildlife fundraiser.

September 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Students Stir Up Success With Recipes

What's the secret of success? Some Oakdale students have created "recipes" with real-life applications for achieving their goals. By identifying certain traits through the actions of successful people, they also looked deeper into their own values and how to apply them toward accomplishing their goals.

September 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Ceremony Remembers Fallen Hero

Two years and a week to the day he lost his life in Afghanistan, HM3 James Ray 'Doc' Layton was honored once again.

September 15, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


‘Appearance Of Impropriety’ - Council Begins Investigation

A divided crowd converged on the community center Monday evening, Sept. 12 as Oakdale City Council members held an open forum, followed by a closed session, to discuss the recent discovery of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) registered in the name of three current top administrative city employees and one former city manager.

September 14, 2011 | Kim Van Meter & Andrea Goodwin kvanmeter@oakdaleleader.com/agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Busy Session Greets Oakdale City Council Members

Oakdale City Council had a full agenda for its Sept. 6 meeting. The city introduced a code amendment that would establish a system for entering development agreements with developers of large projects in Oakdale. They also held a first reading of a proposed development agreement between the City of Oakdale and Trieste Investors LCC, which would lock the city into a 10-year agreement for a 155-unit housing project on East F Street.

September 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Cap Cost In Place For Special Counsel

Following a closed session as part of a special Monday night meeting, Sept. 12, Oakdale City Council members reported that they are taking action to investigate perceived impropriety involving city employees. Interim City Manager Gregory Wellman made the report after closed session on Tuesday night. He said that "absolutely no conclusions have been reached" regarding any allegations. However, the council directed Wellman to investigate concerns raised regarding the business venture between Vizina, Hallam, Hallinan and West.

September 14, 2011 | | Local News


Local Heroes Recognized On 9/11

Oakdale firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) were honored with a ceremony and barbecue at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 11 called "Heroes Appreciation Sunday." The event to recognize the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to honor local heroes was organized by the church with several in-kind donations from local businesses as well as financial and food donations made by members of the congregation.

September 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Consolidated Fire Offers Aid To Oakdale

Directors of Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) have agreed to help the depleted forces of the Oakdale City and Oakdale Rural fire departments by hiring a part-time Chief Officer to lead fire and rescue operations in the Oakdale area and providing some administrative help by the SCFPD Chief.

September 14, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


City Considers Developing River Access For Public

The City of Oakdale does not have a public river access and boat launching area, and members of the Citizens' Action Committee hope to remedy that. Five members of the Citizen's Action Committee formed the River Access Working Group to study options for a publicly owned and maintained river access and boat launch area. They made a presentation to Oakdale City Council on Sept. 6 with information on the current lack of river access and what they hope to see in Oakdale's future.

September 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Local Fire Departments To Get Assistance

The Oakdale City and Oakdale Rural fire departments are going to get some help from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) with operations and administration. Due to the retirements of local fire officials and budget cuts that have reduced the size of the fire fighting force, the SCFPD and the fire departments are looking for viable options to operate.

September 13, 2011 | | Local News


Business Venture Stirs Controversy

An investigative services company created by the current police chief, legal counsel, director of human resources, and a former city manager has raised ethical and legal questions, spurring an internal investigation into the ramification of such an action by current city employees in top administrative positions.

September 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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February 01, 2017 | | Local News


UOP Forecast Predicts Economy Holds Steady

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February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Fair Competition Brings Recognition To Region

The Stanislaus County Fair has once again received awards of distinction from Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention, as well as the International Association of Fairs ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Some Little Known Rainy Weather Facts

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February 01, 2017 | | Local News


How To Use Clouds To Predict Weather

Meteorologists rely on electronic equipment and their knowledge of weather patterns to provide forecasts each and every day. But weather can be unpredictable, and even ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Discovering The Origins Of Groundhog Day

Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Tips For Super Bowl Party Food-Drink Pairings Offered

Typically, there isn't much originality when it comes to Super Bowl party food. And even less thought goes into the right beers and wine ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


NAMI Group Sets Session

The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection Recovery Support Group will meet at the Oakdale branch library, 151 S. First Ave., on Tuesday, Feb ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions Club Presents Osborne Run

For the 25th year, the Oakdale Lions Club will present the annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, with a 5k and a one-mile run/walk set ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Denham Returns To Serve On Congressional Committees

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced that he will continue his role as Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials subcommittee chairman on the House ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Shelter Pet Alliance Offers Special Valentine’s Adoptions

This Valentine's Day, brighten your world by adopting one of the deserving pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter. The "Give Love" animal adoption campaign ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Man Exposing Himself Near Library Arrested

Oakdale Police arrested a registered sex offender last week who was witnessed exposing himself in the parking lot near the Oakdale Public Library on South ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


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February 01, 2017 | | Local News


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