Oakdale Irrigation fires back at ‘water-wasting’ critics

Farmers criticizing the Oakdale Irrigation District’s relationship with a recently annexed almond company are water wasters upset at having to make do with less than an unlimited supply, General Manager Steve Knell recently told a regional growth-guiding panel in a stinging rebuke of “a small group of disgruntled landowners.”


Oakdale police seek man in rape of transient in park

Oakdale police are seeking a man in the rape of a transient in William Meyer Park on Tuesday night. The man is described as a clean-shaven white male with wavy dark hair, about 6 feet tall, medium build, 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a baggy white T-shirt and dark shorts.


Oakdale medical pot dispensary under fire from county

A county lawsuit suggests a retail shop near Oakdale was not truthful when it applied for a business license in August 2012. The county issued the license based on the application, and since then, Kiona’s Farm’acy has dispensed medical marijuana from a store at River Road and Highway 120, just north of the city of Oakdale. A county lawsuit seeks to close the dispensary.

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