In a defiant response to a recall effort, Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos calls out those behind the recall drive. Management’s foot-dragging on a separate issue – resizing voting districts – will help Santos’ detractors, she says, by keeping artificially small the number of signatures required to force a recall election in her district.
One year after senior dynamos Justin Rice, Hunter Petlansky and Kekupaa Freehauf led the Raiders to the school’s first 16-0 season and a Open Division Small School state title, Central Catholic is set to tackle the most demanding schedule in program history.
The Oakdale Irrigation District can annex and provide water to 1,070 acres in 14 scattered parcels on its borders north and east of Oakdale, a growth-guiding agency decided Wednesday, setting aside irksome memories of fallout from OID’s 2013 annexation of mega-grower Trinitas Farming.
Resistance to future groundwater policy may be fading in Stanislaus County, particularly since its three largest water agencies have agreed to help pay for environmental studies on a well permit process.
After years of silence, a piece of Oakdale history has been restored and is making its presence known throughout town. The horn atop the tower at an Oakdale fire station recently resumed its daily alerts.
Farmers caught off guard by the Oakdale Irrigation District’s new by-volume water billing schedule won’t face delivery shutoffs this year for late payments, OID leaders said Wednesday in a tentative decision.
Shock and sadness were the words used by Modesto-area law enforcement leaders to describe the shootings in Dallas that led to the death of five officers on Thursday night. Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, opened fire on law enforcement officers following a peaceful protest to the recent officer-involved shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week.
The latest developments in the fallowing lawsuit facing the Oakdale Irrigation District include its request that the lawsuit be thrown out and opponents accusing OID of illegally withholding documents. Board member Gary Osmundson has been dropped from the lawsuit.
Oakdale Irrigation District board members Gail Altieri and Linda Santos cannot attend closed-door board sessions on the fallowing lawsuit, or vote on related matters, Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne has ruled. He granted a temporary restraining order against the women, expected to last at least until Sept. 21.
Oakdale Irrigation District leaders press forward with a lawsuit against two of their own. The board airs a confidential memo clearing up some questions about a controversial fallowing program, the subject of the lawsuit, while one defendant gets a judge who ruled against the district booted from the case.
Water leaders voted 3-2 Tuesday to sue to bar elected board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri from closed-door board discussions regarding an ongoing lawsuit facing the Oakdale Irrigation District.
The former United Brethren Church in Oakdale, which was built in the 1890s, was saved when a local builder and Realtor decided to move the church to a different property and turn it into a two-bedroom, three-bathroom house. (Andy Alfarofirstname.lastname@example.org and Erin Tracyemail@example.com)
Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion
Junn announces $1M award to raise Stanislaus State grad rates