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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 ...Read More
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Posted: Jul. 28, 2014 2:48 | Updated: Jul. 30, 2014 12:27

Burchell Hill Hosts National Night Out

The Burchell Hill neighborhood and park will serve as the primary Oakdale city location for this year’s 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Posted: Jul. 30, 2014 10:51 a.m. | Burchell Hill Hosts National Night Out Comments 0 Comments
OTVB Names New Administrator

OTVB Names New Administrator

 

A new face with new enthusiasm and drive will be taking over as administrator for the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) after the departure of Ramona Howard who left the organization to pursue other career interests.

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Posted: Jul. 25, 2014 2:37 p.m. | OTVB Names New Administrator Comments 0 Comments
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Successful Run Concludes For 2014 County Fair

 

Midway lights, great food bites, and daily concert nights were just some of the many highlights as the Stanislaus County Fair celebrated its 103rd year.

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Posted: Jul. 24, 2014 1:33 p.m. | Successful Run Concludes For 2014 County Fair Comments 0 Comments
Council Boosts Fees

Council Boosts Fees

A Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District (LLMD) agenda item on fee increases that prompted lengthy discussion at the previous meeting, and eventually delayed the vote until questions could be answered, was approved at a relatively brief Monday, July 21 Oakdale City Council meeting.

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Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 11:08 a.m. | Council Boosts Fees Comments 0 Comments
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Water Plan Finalized

Water Plan Finalized

With California water regulators having voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, the City of Oakdale must now come up with a conservation plan for its residents and 7,000 water customers.

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Posted: Jul. 22, 2014 2:49 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Water Plan Finalized Comments 0 Comments
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Breaking Bread, Breaking Ground

Breaking Bread, Breaking Ground

At a ceremony on July 15, Oakdale Joint Unified School District officials broke ground for the new 5000-square foot steel structure that will be the Central Kitchen. This will be the first of a handful of projects spearheaded by the Facilities Committee.

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Posted: Jul. 22, 2014 3:10 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Breaking Bread, Breaking Ground Comments 0 Comments
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No Felony Charge For Death Of Off-Duty Officer

No Felony Charge For Death Of Off-Duty Officer

 

After the end of a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, May 20, Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Ricardo Cordova determined there was not enough evidence for Jose Hermosillo to stand trial for a felony count of manslaughter in the November 2012 death of off-duty Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek.

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Posted: May. 22, 2014 1:06 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 22, 2014 1:02 p.m. | No Felony Charge For Death Of Off-Duty Officer Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale To Finalize Conservation Plan

Oakdale To Finalize Conservation Plan

 

 

With California water regulators having voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, the City of Oakdale must now come up with a conservation plan for its residents and 7000 water customers.

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Posted: Jul. 18, 2014 12:33 p.m. | Oakdale To Finalize Conservation Plan Comments 0 Comments
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Senate Resolution Recognizes Service Of Auxiliaries

 

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Richard Burr (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate Military Family Caucus, on Thursday introduced a resolution recognizing the patriotism and contributions of veterans service organizations (VSO) known as women’s auxiliaries.

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Posted: Jul. 17, 2014 2:35 p.m. | Senate Resolution Recognizes Service Of Auxiliaries Comments 0 Comments
Swift Follow-Up By Police In Weekend Crimes

Swift Follow-Up By Police In Weekend Crimes

 

 

The man wanted in connection of the rape of a teenaged girl was spotted and arrested on the grounds of Oakdale High School Tuesday night, July 15.

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Posted: Jul. 16, 2014 2:43 p.m. | Swift Follow-Up By Police In Weekend Crimes Comments 0 Comments
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Statue Capstone Unveiling Celebrates Cowboy Day

Statue Capstone Unveiling Celebrates Cowboy Day

 

The Oakdale Garden Club along with Project Coordinator Dan Holman will be hosting a champagne reception at the unveiling of the recently installed capstones surrounding Oakdale’s famous “Yesterday Is Tomorrow” cowboy statue in front of the Oakdale Cowboy Museum on Saturday, July 26 at 12:30 p.m. The unveiling and reception are open to the public.

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Posted: Jul. 16, 2014 10:50 a.m. | Statue Capstone Unveiling Celebrates Cowboy Day Comments 0 Comments
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Business Development Center Continuing Its Success

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with the City of Oakdale and Oakdale Chamber of Commerce operates an enhanced program to assist entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the City of Oakdale by providing no-cost one-on-one professional business consulting and low-cost business training programs.

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Posted: Jul. 16, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Business Development Center Continuing Its Success Comments 0 Comments
County Fair Serves Up Family Fun

County Fair Serves Up Family Fun

The fun continues daily at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, with concerts, fun on the midway, food, displays and more.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:27 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 16, 2014 1:00 a.m. | County Fair Serves Up Family Fun Comments 0 Comments
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Blue Star Mothers Group Forms Locally

When Emmy McDaniel’s son Clayton joined the Navy after graduating from Oakdale High School in 2013, she became one of many parents who are part of a special group, facing uncertainty as she waits to find out where his career takes him.

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Posted: Jul. 15, 2014 4:30 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 16, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Blue Star Mothers Group Forms Locally Comments 0 Comments
Domestic Dispute Turns Into Barricaded Subject

Domestic Dispute Turns Into Barricaded Subject

 

Oakdale Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance on Old Bluff Court Thursday night, July 10 at 5 pm that resulted in the eventual arrest of one of the involved residents for kidnapping and false imprisonment.

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Posted: Jul. 11, 2014 2:17 p.m. | Domestic Dispute Turns Into Barricaded Subject Comments 0 Comments
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Landscape, Lighting - Questions Prompt Assessment Delay

Landscape, Lighting - Questions Prompt Assessment Delay

 

 

A series of questions presented by residents regarding Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District (LLMD) assessments for Burchell Hill, Bridle Ridge, and The Vineyards developments resulted in over an hour of dialogue at Monday night’s Oakdale City Council meeting. The final result was a 4-1 vote to delay the agenda item until those questions could be answered.

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2014 3:08 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 09, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Landscape, Lighting - Questions Prompt Assessment Delay Comments 0 Comments
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Record Crop Predicted For Almond Growers

 

 

The Almond Board of California reported on Tuesday, July 1 that the state should expect a record harvest for this fall’s crop. Based on 860,000 bearing acres – nearly 900 orchards – in the state, the California Almond objective forecast for the 2014-2015 crop is 2.10 billion meat pounds, an all-time high.

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2014 3:09 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 09, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Record Crop Predicted For Almond Growers Comments 0 Comments
Musical Variety On Tap At County Fair

Musical Variety On Tap At County Fair

Entertainment at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair has all genres of music to entertain the masses including country artist Rodney Atkins and R&B band Kool and the Gang.

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2014 3:20 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 09, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Musical Variety On Tap At County Fair Comments 0 Comments
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Food Network To Film At Stanislaus County Fair

 

The Stanislaus County Fair has been chosen to be featured on the Food Network’s new show “Carnival Eats.”

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Posted: Jul. 08, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Food Network To Film At Stanislaus County Fair Comments 0 Comments

Controller Candidate Requests Multi-County Recount

 

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan, has been advised by the Office of the California Secretary of State that State Controller third place candidate John Perez has requested a partial recount in the primary race election for California State Controller. The November General Gubernatorial Election ballot will list only the top two primary race candidates receiving the most votes in the June 3 Primary Election. The State Controller race has a clear first place candidate for the November ballot, yet the third place candidate is separated from the second place by only 481 votes.

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Posted: Jul. 07, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Controller Candidate Requests Multi-County Recount Comments 0 Comments

Red Cross Issues Holiday Swim Safety Tips

 

The long Fourth of July weekend is here and many people are planning to spend part of their holiday at a backyard or community pool. The American Red Cross is issuing ten steps people should take to be safe while poolside.

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Posted: Jul. 03, 2014 1:40 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 04, 2014 2:00 p.m. | Red Cross Issues Holiday Swim Safety Tips Comments 0 Comments

Measure Y Kicks Off Campaign Strategy

 

Oakdale’s Measure Y committee commenced its campaign with a meeting to discuss the approach for promoting the Nov. 4 ballot measure to continue the half-cent sales tax for the city’s general fund.

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Posted: Jun. 27, 2014 1:43 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 02, 2014 1:43 p.m. | Measure Y Kicks Off Campaign Strategy Comments 0 Comments
Be Safe, Sane For July 4 Holiday

Be Safe, Sane For July 4 Holiday

It’s a shortened work week for many Americans, as Friday is the Fourth of July federal holiday, the observance of our nation’s birthday.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2014 12:01 p.m. | Be Safe, Sane For July 4 Holiday Comments 0 Comments
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Crews Converge In Encampment Clean Up

Crews Converge In Encampment Clean Up

It is no secret that the river that runs by Oakdale Shopping Center off Highway 120 is the home to many of Oakdale’s homeless. Several complaints recently came into the Oakdale Police department about issues in that area, including a broken lock by the river gate, so access could be gained into a restricted area.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2014 11:54 a.m. | Crews Converge In Encampment Clean Up Comments 0 Comments
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Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Cops And City

Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Cops And City

 

 

A Federal lawsuit filed last December by local insurance agent Dirk Vermeulen against the Oakdale Police Department and the City of Oakdale was dismissed by the United States District Court’s Eastern District of California on June 26.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2014 11:41 a.m. | Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Cops And City Comments 0 Comments
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Two Confirmed Human WNV Cases

West Nile Virus – in the form of human cases – has arrived in Stanislaus County.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2014 11:45 a.m. | Two Confirmed Human WNV Cases Comments 0 Comments
Measure Y Kicks Off

Measure Y Kicks Off

Oakdale’s Measure Y committee commenced its campaign with a meeting to discuss the approach for promoting the Nov. 4 ballot measure to continue the half-cent sales tax for the city’s general fund.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2014 11:38 a.m. | Measure Y Kicks Off Comments 0 Comments
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Olsen Tapped For Assembly Leadership Role

 

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) was unanimously elected on Tuesday by the Assembly Republican Caucus to be the next Assembly Republican Leader, and will now serve as Leader-Elect during a transition period.

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Posted: Jul. 01, 2014 2:23 p.m. | Olsen Tapped For Assembly Leadership Role Comments 0 Comments

Florida Artist Wins 2014 California Duck Stamp Contest

 

A painting by John Nelson Harris of Groveland, Florida, was chosen as the winner of the 2014 California Duck Stamp Contest. The painting, which depicts a lesser scaup, now becomes the official design for the 2014-2015 stamp.

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Posted: Jun. 30, 2014 4:36 p.m. | Florida Artist Wins 2014 California Duck Stamp Contest Comments 0 Comments
Motorcycle Accident Claims Oakdale Man

Motorcycle Accident Claims Oakdale Man

 

A late Saturday afternoon accident resulted in fatal injuries to the motorcyclist involved and tied up traffic for hours as police investigated the crash.

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Posted: Jun. 25, 2014 8:53 a.m. | Motorcycle Accident Claims Oakdale Man Comments 0 Comments
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Employee Action -  Stanislaus Consolidated Settles Lawsuits

Employee Action - Stanislaus Consolidated Settles Lawsuits

 

The actions of a former embattled Stanislaus Consolidated fire chief, who himself was the plaintiff of his own lawsuit last year, has resulted in the approval of settlements in three separate actions filed by subordinate employees in 2011 and 2012.

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Posted: Jun. 25, 2014 8:47 a.m. | Employee Action -  Stanislaus Consolidated Settles Lawsuits  Comments 0 Comments
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Fire Contract - Council Moves Forward, Re-Opens Hershey Sale

The cost-saving move to contract with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District for fire department services moved to its final step with a presentation by Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Chief Randall Bradley at the Monday June 16 Oakdale City Council Meeting.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2014 5:32 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fire Contract - Council Moves Forward, Re-Opens Hershey Sale Comments 0 Comments
Reptiles Visit Library

Reptiles Visit Library

Lizards, snakes, a big, hairy spider, and an extra-large cockroach were found in the front room of the Oakdale Library on June 5 – much to the delight of library visitors.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Reptiles Visit Library Comments 0 Comments
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OID ‘Very Good’ Financially

The financial condition of the Oakdale Irrigation District is in “very good” shape, according to the district’s auditor Brian Nash of Richardson and Company.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2014 5:40 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 1:00 a.m. | OID ‘Very Good’ Financially Comments 0 Comments
Local Realtors Express Fury With City

Local Realtors Express Fury With City

 

Learning of the city’s move to go with Prudential Commercial Real Estate of Modesto to list the Downtown Hershey Building caused Oakdale real estate agents to voice their ire towards city officials at a monthly Realtors meeting at the Oakdale Country Club on Thursday, June 12. In return, the city has reversed its decision to contract with Prudential Commercial Real Estate and will now reintroduce the item at Monday’s June 16 city council meeting.

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Posted: Jun. 13, 2014 1:04 p.m. | Local Realtors Express Fury With City  Comments 0 Comments
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APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program? Part II – Second Amendment In The Crosshairs

APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program? Part II – Second Amendment In The Crosshairs

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part piece. Part 1 was featured last week)

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2014 3:33 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 11, 2014 1:00 a.m. | APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program? Part II – Second Amendment In The Crosshairs Comments 0 Comments
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Richard Paloma to appear on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM today at 4pm

Oakdale Leader reporter, Richard Paloma, will be appearing on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM on the Dave Bowman Show today at 4:00 pm. Paloma will be discussing his article from today’s Leader on firearm seizures by the DOJ.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2014 3:28 p.m. | Richard Paloma to appear on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM today at 4pm Comments 0 Comments
Visitors Bureau Focusing On Public Market

Visitors Bureau Focusing On Public Market

With the goal of taking the weekly farmer’s market and making it into an area known public market, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) along with Roger Brooks of Brooks International, recently completed a day-and-a-half community workshop at the Gene Bianchi Community Center to improve tourism to the city.

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City’s Proposed Budget Presented To Council

City’s Proposed Budget Presented To Council

Because the Measure O sales tax enhancement carries the city through March 2015, the preliminary 2014-2015 budget presented by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at the Monday, June 2 city council meeting didn’t foresee any service cuts.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2014 11:09 a.m. | City’s Proposed Budget Presented To Council Comments 0 Comments
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APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program?

APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program?

(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part special series.)

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Posted: Jun. 03, 2014 4:32 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 04, 2014 1:00 a.m. | APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program?  Comments 0 Comments
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No 10-Day OID Rotations

“In light of drought and continuing water conditions,” the Oakdale Irrigation District will forgo 10-day irrigation rotations for the 2014 water season, which will also leave some water in the district’s “conservation account” at New Melones Reservoir, said OID General Manager Steve Knell at the June 3 regular meeting of the OID Board of Directors.

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Posted: Jun. 03, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 04, 2014 1:00 a.m. | No 10-Day OID Rotations Comments 0 Comments

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