An independent audit done at the request of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick earlier this year has identified $689,106 in questionable costs and $30,043 in unsupported costs for the new hospital construction project.
City Treasurer Mike Murray has indicated he plans on resigning his position surrounding concerns of city financial mismanagement and a dispute in the process in which he was asked to sign overdue statements.
People often say that Oakdale is a community that looks after its own, whether it's a rallying cry for someone who is sick or injured, or a school program in desperate need of saving.
The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) has partnered with NextMedia Group of San Jose for an aggressive marketing program to encourage Bay Area residents to visit Oakdale this summer.
Spend the day at the Turlock Turf Club on Saturday, May 5 for the Kentucky Derby.
At the Monday night, May 7 meeting, the Oakdale City Council will decide on how to fill the vacant position left by Jason Howard who resigned last month.
"True cowboys are there to watch the rodeo, not get rowdy."
Interim City Manager Gregory Wellman has made no secret that the City of Oakdale has money problems and cites a lack of financial oversight and historically poor business habits as the cause.
With city coffers being slashed and worker lay-offs on the horizon, the City of Oakdale finds itself using much needed funds to pay legal fees by outside legal firms hired to defend the city.
While financial troubles for cities like Oakdale deepen, city administrators are discussing the possibility of contracting out some local city services.
The Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee named Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul as one of its Citizens of the Year at the Ninth Annual Edmund G "Pat " Brown Award Dinner recently in Modesto. Also honored was area labor leader Marcie Bayne of Modesto.
Everywhere you turned, there were stories of hope. Stories of triumph. And unfortunately, occasionally, the stories of loss.
At Wednesday's Board of Director's meeting, April 25, Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick announced that the State of California awarded the hospital a $350,000 grant.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department responded to the San Joaquin River near 8622 Dos Rios Monday afternoon, April 30 for a 17-year-old male in need of assistance. The teen was swimming with friends when he began having problems. A friend attempted to help him get to the river bed, but could not hold onto him. Both the Sheriff's and Fire Department are attempting to locate the teen's body with the use of the dive team. The teen was last seen floating north along the San Joaquin River.
Rene Limirande, owner of Rene's Boutique on North Fifth Avenue, knows how to appeal to a girl on a budget.
Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reminds the public that the Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Department will experience furlough closures during the holidays.
At first glance, 2-year-old Landon Shatswell is pretty much like most active toddlers. He loves to jump and run, play with his toys and listen to his mom, Desiree Shatswell read to him at night.
From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes to keep the city afloat, to the discontinuation of maternity services at Oak Valley Hospital, as well as selfless acts done to better the community, 2013 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with stories from the first half of the year, January through June.
As Californians ready for their holiday travels, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is running its annual Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, MEP. The two-day holiday enforcement effort is designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during a time when celebrations are in full swing.
For those interested in getting special books to read over the holidays, the Oakdale Library has special holiday hours.
Taking the holiday theme of giving to the next level, Oakdale students and teachers helped a Sonora elementary school impacted by fire get back on firm educational ground.
Oakdale Police responded to a report of a family disturbance at an unknown apartment on the 300 block of S. Sixth Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, Dec 18 and ended up summoning an ambulance for a man who stabbed himself.
Oakdale High School's Care Closet, known as Veronica's Care Closet, for less fortunate students is in great need for some re-stocking prior to the Christmas Break. The last day of school prior to the break is Friday, Dec. 20.
A reduced amount of money to donate to the City of Oakdale for its operation of the Royce Memorial Pool was motioned and approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the Dec. 17 regular meeting.
Have you ever wondered how you can give back to the community and help one of your local California State Parks at the same time? Become a Columbia State Historic Park docent.
Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for single mother Sharon Nardello of Oakdale as she received the keys to her three-bedroom home that was renovated by Habitat for Humanity.
Not only have questions arisen over the legitimacy and fairness of the Oakdale City Council's Dec. 2 move to designate a portion of South Second Avenue for the exclusive parking of a single establishment, but the process in which it was administered raises serious concerns on potential violations of The Brown Act that governs how cities conduct business.
Calling the proposal the city's greatest chance of success at a special Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer moved that the city council pursue a contract with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District for fire services.
The oft embattled Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau remains out of compliance with its directives, this time for failing to follow a council mandated timeline for its bi-annual reports on finances and their business plan.
Weatherwise, it was a cold and nearly blustery night, with the decided chill in the air making you believe it could snow.