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Tastes Of The Valley Showcased At Gathering

Tastes Of The Valley Showcased At Gathering

The 12th annual "Tastes of the Valley," a wine and cheese affair presented by the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation will be this Thursday, Oct 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Stanislaus County...Read More
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Posted: Oct. 01, 2014 12:20

Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport

Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport

Fly into action, entertainment and fun at the Oakdale Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The WWII B-25 Bomber will arrive at the airport at 10 a.m. and be on display until 2 p.m. along with an assortment of other aircraft, cars, food and plenty of activities for the kids.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:43 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport Comments 0 Comments
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Shooting Leads To 12-Hour SWAT Standoff

Shooting Leads To 12-Hour SWAT Standoff

 

A late night shooting that sent one man to the hospital resulted in a 12-hour police standoff with SWAT officers at an East H Street residence on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Posted: Sep. 27, 2014 5:06 p.m. | Shooting Leads To 12-Hour SWAT Standoff Comments 0 Comments
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OHS S-Club Awarded For Spirit

OHS S-Club Awarded For Spirit

 

On a beautiful autumn afternoon just as school let out, Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul presented a plaque of appreciation to the Oakdale High School S-Club at Mustang Circle during a club gathering on Thursday, Sept. 25. The club was recognized by the city for its continued maintenance and upkeep of Mustang Circle.

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Posted: Sep. 26, 2014 12:24 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 27, 2014 9:22 a.m. | OHS S-Club Awarded For Spirit Comments 0 Comments
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Fair’s Tastes Of The Valley Approaches

Fair’s Tastes Of The Valley Approaches

 

The 12th annual “Tastes of the Valley,” a wine and cheese affair presented by the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation will be this Thursday, Oct 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

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Posted: Sep. 26, 2014 1:17 p.m. | Fair’s Tastes Of The Valley Approaches Comments 0 Comments
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Early Morning Crash Results In DUI And Pot Grow Discovery

Early Morning Crash Results In DUI And Pot Grow Discovery

 

A single vehicle accident into a sideyard fence resulted in the arrest of the driver for DUI, but also revealed a backyard marijuana grow on Eucalyptus Avenue.

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Posted: Sep. 26, 2014 10:53 a.m. | Early Morning Crash Results In DUI And Pot Grow Discovery Comments 0 Comments
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Board Of Equalization Clarifies Tax Exemption

Members of the California State Board of Equalization approved the publication of amendments to a regulation that will clarify hydroponic farmers may qualify for sales and use tax exemptions. The Board action was taken during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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Posted: Sep. 25, 2014 5:37 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 25, 2014 5:37 p.m. | Board Of Equalization Clarifies Tax Exemption Comments 0 Comments
Touchdown For Hershey Building

Touchdown For Hershey Building

 

The City of Oakdale named Touchdown Realty as the commercial Realtor that would list for sale or lease the Hershey Building at 120 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. City Manager Bryan Whitemyer announced the selection at the Monday, Sept. 15 council meeting.

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Posted: Sep. 24, 2014 10:20 a.m. | Touchdown For Hershey Building Comments 0 Comments
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Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract

Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract

In a move that aids the Oakdale Police Department with increased staffing in its communications center, Chief Lester Jenkins announced the city will pursue providing dispatch services for the Newman Police Department.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract Comments 0 Comments
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Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel

Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel

Attorney William D. Ross represents the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District. Ross was also the district legal counsel for the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District. So when the two entities met to draw up agreements, such as merger plans from earlier this year, the question has been asked if Ross had a conflict of interest and could adequately provide legal advice and represent the legal concerns of both sides.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel Comments 1 Comment
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State’s Cleanup Day Yields Tons Of Trash

 

Californians turned out by the tens of thousands on Sept. 20 to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and inland waterways at the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash and debris at over 850 sites in 55 of California’s 58 counties, gathering hundreds of tons of trash during Saturday morning’s three-hour event. These volunteers took part in the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event. Beach, inland waterway, and community cleanups took place up and down the California coast, from Mexico ...

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Posted: Sep. 22, 2014 9:42 a.m. | Updated: Sep. 22, 2014 9:42 a.m. | State’s Cleanup Day Yields Tons Of Trash Comments 0 Comments
Oakdale Police To Dispatch For Newman Officers

Oakdale Police To Dispatch For Newman Officers

 

In a move that aids the Oakdale Police Department with increased staffing in its communication center, Chief Lester Jenkins announced the city will pursue providing dispatch services for the Newman Police Department.

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Posted: Sep. 19, 2014 2:43 p.m. | Oakdale Police To Dispatch For Newman Officers Comments 0 Comments
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Intercepted Package Leads To Drug Takedown

Intercepted Package Leads To Drug Takedown

 

 

A federal investigation regarding the recovery of 20 intercepted packages at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City led to the arrest of two Modesto residents by the Oakdale Police Department on Wednesday, Sept 17.

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Posted: Sep. 18, 2014 3:49 p.m. | Intercepted Package Leads To Drug Takedown Comments 0 Comments
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Connector Ramp Closure On I-5 This Weekend

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the connector ramp from northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) to eastbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway for highway construction.

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Posted: Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 a.m. | Updated: Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 a.m. | Connector Ramp Closure On I-5 This Weekend Comments 0 Comments
Almond Pavilion Set To Re-Emerge As Downtown Destination

Almond Pavilion Set To Re-Emerge As Downtown Destination

 

 

After laying dormant for over four years, Oakdale’s Almond Pavilion is looking to make a revival with new ownership, management, and an interior renovation to bring it back to a premiere wedding, banquet, events, conference, and meeting venue in the city.

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Posted: Sep. 17, 2014 2:41 p.m. | Almond Pavilion Set To Re-Emerge As Downtown Destination Comments 0 Comments
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Fiery Dialogue On Airport

Fiery Dialogue On Airport

As the FAA and Stanislaus Grand Jury are investigating the Oakdale Airport and asking for more information about how it charges its rates, city officials decided on Monday, Sept. 15 to enter into a long-term lease with an established tenant that is the focus of the economic discrimination accusation.

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Posted: Sep. 17, 2014 11:41 a.m. | Fiery Dialogue On Airport Comments 0 Comments
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Observance Remembers 9-11 Tragedy

Observance Remembers 9-11 Tragedy

It’s a day those who lived through will never forget – Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted: Sep. 17, 2014 11:42 a.m. | Observance Remembers 9-11 Tragedy Comments 0 Comments
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Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Offered

On Aug. 26, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program to assist domestic/residential well owners that are experiencing “dry well” conditions. Loans will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after a fully completed application is received and approved.

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Posted: Sep. 12, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Offered Comments 0 Comments
Riverbank Murder Suspect Found In Turlock

Riverbank Murder Suspect Found In Turlock

 

 

Stanislaus Sheriff’s investigators announced a Riverbank man wanted in connection with a homicide last month that left a 59-year-old man dead was arrested Wednesday night, Sept. 10 in Turlock.

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Posted: Sep. 11, 2014 2:42 p.m. | Riverbank Murder Suspect Found In Turlock Comments 0 Comments
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Grand Jury Exploring Airport Matters - FAA Still Wants More Info

The Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury has made a formal request to the City of Oakdale for records pertaining to the operation and maintenance of Oakdale Municipal Airport according to an Aug. 27 letter shared by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 3:20 p.m. | Grand Jury Exploring Airport Matters - FAA Still Wants More Info Comments 0 Comments

Laced Candy Sends Student To Hospital

Oakdale Police are investigating an incident where two Oakdale High School students, girls, both 14, claimed to have ingested candy laced with an unknown substance causing them to become ill.

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Posted: Sep. 10, 2014 3:23 p.m. | Laced Candy Sends Student To Hospital Comments 0 Comments

Highway Patrol Enforcement Effort Yields Citations

 

California Highway Patrol Officers along the Freeway 99 corridor stretching from Bakersfield in the south to Modesto in the north issued 405 citations for distracted driving violations.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2014 1:55 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 07, 2014 12:00 p.m. | Highway Patrol Enforcement Effort Yields Citations Comments 0 Comments
Grand Jury Exploring Airport Matters

Grand Jury Exploring Airport Matters

 

 

The Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury has made a formal request to the City of Oakdale for records pertaining to the operation and maintenance of Oakdale Municipal Airport according to an Aug. 27 letter shared by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2014 3:27 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 06, 2014 10:24 a.m. | Grand Jury Exploring Airport Matters Comments 0 Comments
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Police Investigate Drug OD By Infant

Police Investigate Drug OD By Infant

 

 

Oakdale Police are investigating the circumstances that sent a nine-month old female to the hospital due to an opiate overdose in the early morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 4. The infant is recovering in a Madera hospital.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2014 2:02 p.m. | Police Investigate Drug OD By Infant Comments 0 Comments
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Laced Candy Sends OHS Student To Hospital

Laced Candy Sends OHS Student To Hospital

 

 

Oakdale Police are investigating an incident where two Oakdale High School students, girls, both 14, claimed to have ingested candy laced with an unknown substance causing them to become ill.

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Posted: Sep. 04, 2014 1:59 p.m. | Laced Candy Sends OHS Student To Hospital Comments 1 Comment
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Ball Forced To Can Workers – ConAgra Decision Impacts 159

Ball Forced To Can Workers – ConAgra Decision Impacts 159

Oakdale’s largest employer’s decision to contract to a foreign company has affected the jobs of the city’s third largest employer, who as a result, will be cutting over half of its workforce this fall.

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Posted: Sep. 02, 2014 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Ball Forced To Can Workers – ConAgra Decision Impacts 159 Comments 0 Comments
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OID Meeting - Directors Review Drought Plan Options

Even a winter blessed by above-average Valley rain and Sierra snow won’t be enough to eliminate the ongoing effects of the three-year drought in California, Oakdale Irrigation District directors were told Tuesday morning.

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Posted: Sep. 02, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m. | OID Meeting - Directors Review Drought Plan Options Comments 0 Comments

Operation Lifesaver Marks September As Rail Safety Month

 

There are 5,352 miles of railroad in California and 10,285 grade crossings. Last year there were 72 trespasser fatalities and 41 highway-rail crossing fatalities, all of which could have been avoided if trespassers and drivers were obeying the laws. California ranks #1 in the nation in both Trespassing and Grade Crossing Deaths. Last year in California there were a total of 146 highway grade-crossing incidents.

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Posted: Sep. 01, 2014 2:48 p.m. | Operation Lifesaver Marks September As Rail Safety Month Comments 0 Comments
Duo Arrested For Theft of Dead Man’s Assets

Duo Arrested For Theft of Dead Man’s Assets

 

 

A coroner’s investigation into the next of kin for a deceased homeless man led detectives to discover that $18,000 had been taken from the dead man’s bank account the day after his death.

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Posted: Aug. 29, 2014 3:47 p.m. | Duo Arrested For Theft of Dead Man’s Assets Comments 0 Comments
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Care Center Welcomes New Resident Cat

Care Center Welcomes New Resident Cat

Amid plenty of pomp and circumstance, Oak Valley Care Center welcomed a new resident on Friday.

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Posted: Aug. 29, 2014 9:34 a.m. | Care Center Welcomes New Resident Cat Comments 0 Comments
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Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted

 

 

An Oakdale woman claims her family has been “traumatized and falsely labeled” after a hostage incident requiring a police response involving her husband last month. She believes the whole ordeal could have been prevented had hospital mental health officials handled his admissions properly on two separate occasions over a four-day period, including the day of the incident.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted Comments 0 Comments

Fatal Accident On Highway 108

Emergency personnel responded to a fatal injury accident midafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 26 along Highway 108 near Lover’s Leap. Initial reports from the scene indicated at least one confirmed fatality in the crash that occurred about 2:30 p.m., with the Stanislaus County Coroner called to the scene, and two others listed as ‘critical’ when transported out. At least one victim was flown out via air ambulance and authorities reported victims had serious burns due to the crash and a vehicle fire, which also started an adjacent field fire.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fatal Accident On Highway 108 Comments 0 Comments

Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Members of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:44 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Chamber Endorses Measure Y Comments 0 Comments
Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Chamber Endorses Measure Y

 

 

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

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Posted: Aug. 22, 2014 1:34 p.m. | Chamber Endorses Measure Y Comments 0 Comments
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Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

 

A variety of artists will be hitting the stage at J-H Ranch in Oakdale for the sixth annual Sierra View Music Festival as local resident and business owner, Jim Brunk, brings big name bands and sounds to town on Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music will start at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted: Aug. 21, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. | Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest Comments 0 Comments
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Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

 

In March, SMART Exemplary Educators were invited to attend the 2014 SMART Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 20-26. There was a written, as well as video portion to the application. The 2 minute video was on the applicant’s “SMART Breakthrough Moment” and was posted on social media sites for public voting. In mid Spring the two educators were among the 76 notified from 17 countries that they were selected for the all expense paid, week long trip. Among those 76 were Amanda Hensley, sixth grade teacher of Sierra View Elementary and Danessa Menge, Seventh ...

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Posted: Aug. 20, 2014 10:19 a.m. | Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew Comments 0 Comments
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ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses

All local business owners are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, set for Thursday, Aug. 14 in Escalon. A second session is scheduled in Manteca.

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Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office

Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office

 

Residents of Oakdale will be voting for mayor and to fill two City Council seats during the November 2014 election. Since the filing period to run for office opened on July 14, only three individuals announced their intentions to run for elected office. 

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Posted: Aug. 11, 2014 1:18 p.m. | Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office Comments 0 Comments
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Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint

Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint

 

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale mayor and city council members claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city’s May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:00 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale's Measure Y Argument Unopposed On November Ballot

 

 

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira’s office advised the ‘Yes on Measure Y Committee’ that no arguments in opposition were filed with her office by the July 17 deadline. In addition, no rebuttals to the argument for the measure were filed by the July 29 deadline.

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Posted: Aug. 05, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 06, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale's Measure Y Argument Unopposed On November Ballot Comments 0 Comments
Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint

Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint

 

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale Mayor and City Council claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city’s May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

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FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport

FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport

 

The Federal Aviation Administration San Francisco Airports District Office has informed the City of Oakdale it has received complaints that the Laughlin Road airport may be violating portions of its grants assurances sections as it applies to the condition and operation of the facility.

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Posted: Jul. 28, 2014 2:48 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 30, 2014 12:27 p.m. | FAA Investigating Complaints About Airport Comments 0 Comments
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