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Superintendent’s Spotlight – Something Old, Something New

The Oakdale Sports Boosters is 35 years old and going strong. On Saturday March 6th the Boosters held their annual dinner dance and auction. The Oakdale Sports Boosters did a fabulous job of both honoring the past and looking forward to the future. The Oakdale Sports Boosters Officers and Board of Directors had a large array of auction items, silent bid items and a short program that highlighted the beginnings of the group.

March 17, 2010 | Fred Rich OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


FYI - Limit Predation Saves Salmon

"One fish. Two fish … Some are red. And some are blue. Some are old. And some are new. Some are sad. And some are glad. And some are very, very bad." These lines from a famous Dr. Seuss book also symbolize the current imbalance of native Chinook salmon to non-native predator fish in the Delta waterways.

March 03, 2010 | ALLEN SHORT Modesto Irrigation District | Other Views


How To Protect Against Vehicle Burglary

Within the past few weeks the Oakdale Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries throughout the City of Oakdale. Because of this, vehicle burglaries are becoming one of the most common crimes occurring within the City of Oakdale. Here are some simple helpful tips to avoid becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary.

March 03, 2010 | DET. G. H. MANRIQUEZ Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight - Passing Of A Role Model

This past week the Oakdale community lost one of our truly great individuals with the passing of Pam Antinetti. Pam lost her long courageous battle with cancer and entered into rest on Feb. 5. Pam was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, teacher, school principal and Oakdale Joint Unified School District board member. Pam did an outstanding job in all of these areas.

February 17, 2010 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Cop Corner

The loquacious Mark Twain once wrote, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change." After several dry years we're finally getting some much needed rain. This is great for our area reservoirs and farms but not so great for our area roads.

February 10, 2010 | CPL. JOE JOHNSON Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Cop Corner: Be Winter Street Smart

Winter is here and the cold weather has set into Oakdale. The change in weather and temperature means there needs to be a change in some of our habits, namely when it comes to our cars. Whether it is our driving, our time allotment, or visibility, please make driving adjustments for this time of the year.

January 27, 2010 | SGT. KERI REDD Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight: Good News In Tough Times

I was very pleased to be invited by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce to present the Oakdale Junior Achievement Award nominees' profiles at the Annual Awards Banquet. There were seven outstanding Oakdale High School students nominated for this prestigious award. The award was presented the evening of January 15, but at the time I submitted this article, I did not know who won the award.

January 20, 2010 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight - What A Year!

Well here we are rapidly approaching the end of the first semester and it seems like only yesterday I was saying, "Welcome back to school" to everyone. Time sure seems to fly when great things are being achieved. I am pleased and proud of the accomplishments of our students and our strong group of staff and supporters. I would like to share just a few of the great things that have come Oakdale Joint Unified School District's way.

December 16, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight - What Is Best?

I recently picked up a Bay Area newspaper, and the headline shouted: "Layoffs Despite Recovery." An uneasy smile crossed my face as I realized we have been talking about this in public schools for almost three years now. Although Oakdale has had the benefit of a stable school population with a slight growth and excellent planning, we still will look at major cuts in the next six to 18 months.

November 18, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Way To Grow, Oakdale!

The Oakdale Police Department has a proven record of providing superior services to the community by blending professionalism and compassion. The Department's Mission Statement is "Working to protect and safeguard those we serve." Now that Oakdale's population has grown beyond 20,000, the men and women of the Oakdale Police Department continue to work even harder to fulfill this mission.

November 11, 2009 | By Sgt. MICHAEL EGGENER Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight – Promises Kept

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October 21, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Cop Corner

Throughout my years as a police officer, I have dealt with numerous parents who have wondered if their child was using or experimenting with drugs, but were not knowledgeable enough to see the symptoms and find the truth. Many times, I have arrested juveniles for being under the influence, contacted their parents and were immediately faced with the statement, "I had no idea."

October 14, 2009 | OFFICER AARON BEATTY Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


September Is National Preparedness Month

September Is National Preparedness Month

September 23, 2009 | CAROLYN NICOLAYSEN | Other Views


Superintendent’s Spotlight

I had the opportunity to meet with the Board of Directors of the Oakdale Sports Boosters on Sept. 8 to ask for their help with funding transportation for our Oakdale athletes. The meeting was very cordial and it was very apparent why this group of dedicated citizens was in attendance. They were all there for one reason: their sole purpose was to make Oakdale schools' sports programs a great experience for the students of Oakdale High and Oakdale Junior High.

September 16, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Cop Corner

Crime is an unfortunate reality of daily life. When law enforcement investigates crimes, it is often a good witness that can make or break a case. What does it mean to be a good witness?

September 02, 2009 | OFFICER ROCKFORD ANDERSON Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


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