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Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

At least 125 construction jobs and 80 full-time health care positions are at risk if a local developer pulls the pin on an anticipated 110-room assisted living facility for seniors planned for the west side of town. The reason: fees assess...Read More
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Posted: Nov. 21, 2014 1:03

Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

 

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

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Posted: Nov. 20, 2014 2:46 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 20, 2014 2:47 p.m. | Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax Comments 0 Comments
Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

In just barely one week, the kitchen area of the Gene Bianchi Community Center will once again be clanking and moving. Twenty one years later, the Spirit of Oakdale community meal is more than an institution; it is a fine oiled machine. On Thursday, Nov. 27 the small army and committee will once again open the doors at 11 a.m. and serve up a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who stops by.

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2014 7:05 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast Comments 0 Comments
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City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

With the City of Oakdale required to do a self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and develop a formal transition plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Nov. 17 unanimously approved an item for the city to address the changes necessary to implement accessibility in its buildings, parks and public rights-of-way.

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2014 7:05 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues Comments 0 Comments
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CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

 

 

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal “Reducing Impaired Driving” grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

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Posted: Nov. 14, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown Comments 0 Comments
Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation

Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation

While Central Valley residents are being urged to use water wisely during the drought, a new report shows that residents of Oakdale are coming through in their conservation efforts.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 10:13 a.m. | Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation Comments 0 Comments
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Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

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Posted: Nov. 12, 2014 10:09 a.m. | Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union Comments 0 Comments
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Blue Star Moms Lead Donation Efforts

Blue Star Moms Lead Donation Efforts

Veterans’ Day now looks a bit different to Oakdale mothers Emmy McDaniel and Alicia London than it did two years ago. Both are now parents to sons who are on active duty in the military. That’s a fact which prompted them both to become pro-active with Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms, a congressionally chartered Veteran Service Organization.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Blue Star Moms Lead Donation Efforts Comments 0 Comments
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Measure Y Wins Easily

Measure Y Wins Easily

Oakdale voters sent a message on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with a resounding “Yes” in approving Measure Y, the continuation of a local half-cent sales tax, passing it by a 70 to 30 percent margin.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 6:28 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Measure Y Wins Easily Comments 0 Comments
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Thanksgiving Day - OHS Freshman Earns Spot In Macy’s Parade

Thanksgiving Day - OHS Freshman Earns Spot In Macy’s Parade

The 2014 Thanksgiving Break is going to start just a bit early for Oakdale High School freshman Hope Kindred. The 14-year-old will be boarding a plane on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 20, but she will not be headed for a tropical family vacation. Hope will be boarding a red eye flight out of Sacramento with a final destination of New York City.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 6:34 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Thanksgiving Day - OHS Freshman Earns Spot In Macy’s Parade Comments 0 Comments
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Operation Christmas Child Comes To Oakdale

Oakdale’s The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., is a collection location this year for Operation Christmas Child.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 6:51 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Operation Christmas Child Comes To Oakdale Comments 0 Comments
Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

 

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

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Posted: Nov. 10, 2014 11:27 a.m. | Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union Comments 0 Comments
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Abnormal Conditions Create High Levels Of Pollution

 

Extreme weather conditions have led to abnormally high pollution conditions rarely seen in the Valley this time of year.

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Posted: Nov. 07, 2014 10:13 a.m. | Abnormal Conditions Create High Levels Of Pollution Comments 0 Comments
Bushwacker Bucks Legendary Career Into Retirement

Bushwacker Bucks Legendary Career Into Retirement

The most prominent figure in sports to retire this year not named Derek Jeter lives right here in Oakdale.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 1:19 p.m. | Bushwacker Bucks Legendary Career Into Retirement Comments 0 Comments
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Irrigation District Enacts Higher Fees

With little fanfare and no public comment, the Oakdale Irrigation District raised the price of water for its 2,900 agricultural customers Tuesday. Later, board members moved to soften the financial impact of higher rates by supporting a proposal to help farmers pay for projects to improve irrigation efficiency.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 1:15 p.m. | Irrigation District Enacts Higher Fees Comments 0 Comments

Voters Give Thumbs Up For Measure Y

 

Oakdale voters overwhelmingly approved continuation of a half-cent sales tax in voting on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 11:00 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 05, 2014 11:00 a.m. | Voters Give Thumbs Up For Measure Y Comments 0 Comments

Largent Claims Seat On Escalon School Board

 

Longtime Escalon Unified School District board member John Largent was returned to the board by an overwhelming majority in the Tuesday election.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 10:40 a.m. | Largent Claims Seat On Escalon School Board Comments 0 Comments
CHP Continues Distracted Driving Campaign Crackdown

CHP Continues Distracted Driving Campaign Crackdown

In response to this growing incidence of distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has launched a yearlong, Adult Distracted Driving traffic safety campaign in partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A minimum of 80 distracted driving enforcement operations and at least 500 traffic safety presentations will be completed statewide by the end of September 2015.

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Posted: Nov. 03, 2014 5:47 p.m. | CHP Continues Distracted Driving Campaign Crackdown Comments 0 Comments
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Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian

Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian

 

Riverbank Police and Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by an Amtrak train around 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 near the area of Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road.

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Posted: Oct. 31, 2014 11:53 a.m. | Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian Comments 0 Comments
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Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority

Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority

 

While in the ag-rich Central Valley during a break from politicking in Washington D.C., Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the offices of The Oakdale Leader to discuss certain federal issues that are affecting Central Valley residents he represents in California’s 10th Congressional District.

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Posted: Oct. 29, 2014 10:59 a.m. | Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority Comments 0 Comments
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Tax Measure Tops Ballot

Oakdale voters will be voting for mayor, two open city council seats and determining whether or not to extend a half-cent sales tax assessment on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:23 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Tax Measure Tops Ballot Comments 0 Comments
Time To Experience The Zombie Train

Time To Experience The Zombie Train

The Zombie train rolled into Oakdale earlier this year and is now reaching a fever pitch, as we near the conclusion of the Halloween season.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:25 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Time To Experience The Zombie Train Comments 0 Comments
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Declaration Sheds Light On Sexual Assault Allegation

Declaration Sheds Light On Sexual Assault Allegation

 

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a local pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

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Posted: Oct. 27, 2014 12:50 p.m. | Declaration Sheds Light On Sexual Assault Allegation Comments 0 Comments
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Priceless Catch – Home Run Ball Finds Oakdale Fan

Priceless Catch – Home Run Ball Finds Oakdale Fan

The most dramatic hit in the era of the modern day San Francisco Giants – a three-run, pennant clinching blast off the bat of journeyman Travis Ishikawa – landed in the hands of Oakdale’s Frank Burke.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 11:11 a.m. | Priceless Catch – Home Run Ball Finds Oakdale Fan Comments 0 Comments
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Protest Votes Not Enough To Deny OID Hike

There may be uncertainty about how much water will be available for farmers in drought-stressed California next year, but one thing is clear in the Oakdale Irrigation District – water will cost more.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Protest Votes Not Enough To Deny OID Hike Comments 0 Comments
Business Proprietor Arrested For Sexual Assault

Business Proprietor Arrested For Sexual Assault

 

The proprietor of an Oakdale pizza restaurant that recently closed its doors was arrested on Monday, Oct. 20 for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the establishment in September.

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Posted: Oct. 20, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Business Proprietor Arrested For Sexual Assault Comments 0 Comments
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App Threat Prompts Police Response At OHS

App Threat Prompts Police Response At OHS

A social app posting of a vague threat led to a police presence at Oakdale High School on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Posted: Oct. 17, 2014 2:50 p.m. | App Threat Prompts Police Response At OHS Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale’s Burke Corrals Pennant-Clinching Blast

 

The most dramatic hit in the era of the modern day San Francisco Giants – a three-run, pennant clinching blast off the bat of journeyman Travis Ishikawa – landed in the hands of Oakdale’s Frank Burke.

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Posted: Oct. 17, 2014 9:44 a.m. | Oakdale’s Burke Corrals Pennant-Clinching Blast Comments 0 Comments
Mountain Lion Confirmed In East Oakdale

Mountain Lion Confirmed In East Oakdale

 

California Fish and Game authorities confirmed the existence of a mountain lion prowling the area of Oakdale, east of the city limits.

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Posted: Oct. 16, 2014 1:07 p.m. | Mountain Lion Confirmed In East Oakdale Comments 0 Comments
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Relay Season Starts Up

Oakdale Relay For Life 2015 is on the schedule and the official ‘kickoff’ event is set for Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Relay Season Starts Up Comments 0 Comments
Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

 

Blowing dust as a result of developing gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement for Tuesday in the following areas of the air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

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Posted: Oct. 13, 2014 4:02 p.m. | Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution Comments 0 Comments
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Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success

Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success

 

Clear skies and sunshine was the forecast on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Oakdale Airport, which was picture perfect weather for a day of flying and being outdoors.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:09 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Capital Improvements

Council Approves Capital Improvements

 

 

Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer will be busy in the next few months approving work contracts and signing purchase orders for more than a half dozen city capital improvements that involve either construction or equipment acquisitions for the City of Oakdale.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Council Approves Capital Improvements Comments 0 Comments
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Accused Shooter Surrenders To Police

Accused Shooter Surrenders To Police

 

The man wanted for the Saturday morning shooting of a 24-year-old Oakdale man that resulted in a 12-hour SWAT action closing a portion of East H Street was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30.

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Posted: Oct. 02, 2014 1:42 p.m. | Accused Shooter Surrenders To Police Comments 0 Comments
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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 Fairgrounds in Turlock.

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Posted: Oct. 01, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Tastes Of The Valley Showcased At Gathering Comments 0 Comments
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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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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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