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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. Read More
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Posted: Sep. 19, 2014 2:43

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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Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs

Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs

 

 

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

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Posted: Aug. 28, 2014 1:43 p.m. | Ball Can Cuts 159 Jobs Comments 0 Comments
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Ten-Year Milestone For UC Merced

 

The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone this week with the start of the 2014-15 academic year — its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 years.

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Posted: Aug. 28, 2014 10:41 a.m. | Ten-Year Milestone For UC Merced Comments 0 Comments
Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty

Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty

 

 

Dirt trails, rustic cabins, ropes courses and 20 acres of possibility were home to 254 campers this summer as guests of Camp Jack Hazard, celebrating its 90th anniversary year.

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Posted: Aug. 27, 2014 11:51 a.m. | Area Camp Celebrates 90th Year Of Getting Dirty 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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Posted: Aug. 13, 2014 2:12 p.m. | ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses Comments 0 Comments
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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Posted: Aug. 01, 2014 1:28 p.m. | Council Kept Out Of Loop On FAA Complaint Comments 0 Comments
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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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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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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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