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CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Costumes, jack-'o-lanterns, haunted houses and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren't taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported ca...Read More
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Posted: Oct. 30, 2014 4:28

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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$5K Reward For Construction Device

$5K Reward For Construction Device

 

 

The owner of a Sacramento construction company performing work in Oakdale is offering a $5,000 reward for a piece of equipment that was stolen from one of its work trucks during the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 17 at Motel 6.

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Posted: Oct. 24, 2014 3:11 p.m. | $5K Reward For Construction Device Comments 0 Comments
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Burke Gets First Pitch Nod At AT&T

 

The postseason storyline for Frank Burke isn’t finished yet.

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Posted: Oct. 23, 2014 2:16 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 23, 2014 2:17 p.m. | Burke Gets First Pitch Nod At AT&T Comments 0 Comments
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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Rim Fire Program Focuses On Recovery

 

The new Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Jeanne Higgins will be a special guest featured at a free community lecture on Rim Fire recovery efforts Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Posted: Oct. 09, 2014 2:07 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 09, 2014 2:07 p.m. | Rim Fire Program Focuses On Recovery Comments 0 Comments
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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Open House Oct. 7 In Oakdale

 

Fire Prevention Week is being observed Oct. 5 through the 11 in Oakdale and part of the celebration will allow the community to get to know their local firefighters.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Open House Oct. 7 In Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

Roadwork 120

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be paving on State Route 120 (SR-120) from Maag Avenue to Lancaster Road. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control from Maag Avenue to Stearns Road began on Sunday, Oct. 5 and will continue through Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.; The #2 (right) lane and right shoulder on westbound SR-120 from Maag Avenue to Johnson Avenue closed Monday, Oct. 6 through today, Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 5 a.m. to 3p.m.; The #1 (left) and right shoulder on eastbound and westbound SR-120 from Stearns Road ...

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Posted: Oct. 06, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 06, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Roadwork 120 Comments 0 Comments
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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Denham Plans Local Mobile Office Hours

 

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of October. Local stops are planned in this area. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

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Posted: Oct. 02, 2014 12:10 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 02, 2014 12:10 p.m. | Denham Plans Local Mobile Office Hours Comments 0 Comments
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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