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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


Superintendent’s Spotlight

The 2009-10 school year is off to a great start in spite of the woeful condition of California's budget. Oakdale opened its schools with more students than anticipated, but we were prepared to provide our students with a great education. I would like to share some information about areas that may have changed over the past year.

August 19, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views


Heed Cell Phone Laws

In July of 2008, California passed California Vehicle Code section 23123(a) that prohibits a driver from talking on a cell phone without the use of a hands free device in a motor vehicle on a highway (Roadway). This California Vehicle Code section was written in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic collisions on the roadway by allowing the driver to keep both hands on the steering wheel and focus his/her attention on the roadway. There are of course, several exceptions to this law that allow you to use your cell phone while driving, calling 911, emergency ...

July 29, 2009 | Officer Michael Walsh | Other Views


A Water War Coming

Early in June the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a Biological Opinion (BO) on the impacts of the State Water Project and Federal Water Project (Projects) on endangered salmon and steelhead fish populations. Both Projects pump water out of the Delta to send to the South part of the State and it is these actions that the BO addressed. The BO stated that in no uncertain terms, both salmon and steelhead were being harmed and immediate and long-term actions were necessary to protect them.

July 15, 2009 | Steve Knell Oakdale Irrigation District | Other Views


Cruz’n w/Jake-Closing The Book

It was the same old speech I'd heard a thousand times before. Something positive and uplifting, but nothing really authentic or new. So instead of listening to the speaker, I was reading some sort of graduation guideline handout and daydreaming about something more interesting. Now it's been almost two years since I didn't hear that speech.

June 09, 2009 | Jake Cummins | Other Views


What’s All This Blogging Fuss?

So we have finally, officially, caught up to the rest of the online world and we now have a few certified bloggers on staff at The Oakdale Leader.

May 27, 2009 | Marg Jackson | Other Views


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Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue

In an argument over whose lives matter and whether one should support blacks or the police, Montrell Jackson may have understood what was at stake ...

July 25, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

George Clason, in his classic book titled "The Richest Man in Babylon," wrote this line: “A part of all I earned was mine to keep ...

July 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Replacing big pharma's products: how good are the generic options?

Big pharma and its big price tags have been the target for many a politician seeking to lower the cost of health care in the ...

July 17, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

It seems we can’t go more than a few days without another tragedy striking our country and the world.

July 14, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Other Views


When bypasses trumps common sense, it's painful for everyone

A businessman from the United Arab Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a desk clerk told her family ...

July 10, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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