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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


Diversification Key To Success

The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Crews See Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept local fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Public Works Lay Offs

In a move that contradicted the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes layoff notices were issued to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at the July 2 council meeting.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Privatization Proposal Packs Council Chambers

It was standing room only at the Monday, July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting, and the topic that brought out scores of concerned citizens and city workers was a public hearing on public works reorganization. Specifically – privatization of services.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Chastises Former Councilman

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Nature Photography Course Offered

Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows. Two new 1.5-unit courses, Nature Photography, will be available to all students and the general public. The first class will take place July 30 with orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 3-5 at Baker Station. The second class will be Aug. 6 for orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 10-12 at Baker Station.

July 10, 2012 | | Local News


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Simoncini Takes Home Citizen Of Year Honors

In a festive night, awards were bestowed upon Oakdale citizens, businesses, outstanding youths and community service organizations.

January 24, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Council Greenlights Cannabis Proposals

It's been a long time coming – and there are still hoops to hop through – but cannabis is finally coming to a store near you ...

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Stanislaus County Music Festival Set

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Sunrise Rotary Plans Inaugural ‘Boots And Bows’

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers may want to take note of an inaugural date taking shape. On Friday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Two ‘Wear Red’ Event Deadlines Approaching

Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are hosting two Glow Red events on Friday, Feb. 2, as part of National ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Feed Set Feb. 3

Oakdale Swim Team will host its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


“Marriage At The Mansion” Offered On Valentine’s Day

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Lee Lundrigan, and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


County’s Youth Mentoring Program Marks Anniversary

The Stanislaus County Mentoring program was initially approved as a pilot on Sept. 29, 1998 becoming a program on Jan. 1, 1999. Now celebrating the ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


One Fatality, Multiple Injuries In Series Of Highway Crashes

By MARG JACKSON

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Kennedy Earns Recognition For Distinguished Service

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Chad Kennedy to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Presentation of the award will be at the Council ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Pay Less At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


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