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Surveillance Video: Oakdale smoke shop is burglarized

Here is surveillance video from the Oakdale Police Department of a burglary that took place in the early morning hours Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the Juicy Jayz smoke shop in Oakdale, Calif. Police are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Oakdale Police Department Officer Sam Gallego or Donald Stilwell at (209) 847-2231. (Oakdale Police Department)

Oakdale

Critics of OID’s Santos submit recall petitions

Hoping to recall Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos, her critics turn in petitions, but Stanislaus County election officials – swamped with uncounted ballots from the presidential election – won’t have time to verify signatures until at least next week. If certified, the recall vote could occur May 2.

Oakdale

OID fallowing farmers won’t be left high and dry

Oakdale Irrigation District farmers who signed 59 contracts to idle land eventually will be paid even though the fallowing program fell apart, board members decided. Doing that, however, could violate a judge’s ruling. Also, the board canceled an automatic 3 percent raise in water rates for 2017.

Oakdale

OID is now 0-2 in recent attorney-fee lawsuits

An appeals court sides with neighbors in an east Oakdale subdivision, relieving them from paying $369,300 in attorney fees after losing a lawsuit to the Oakdale Irrigation District. Five weeks ago, OID lost a separate bid to have opponents in an unrelated case pay attorney fees for board member Gary Osmundson after he was dismissed from that lawsuit.

Oakdale

Divided OID board OKs $2 million water sale

The Oakdale Irrigation District board majority agreed to sell water to buyers south of the Delta for $2 million, despite fears from the board minority that such sales could jeopardize the district’s water rights. Moving water without environmental review has not been approved by the California State Water Resources Control Board, the very agency already threatening to reduce water rights of all area water districts.

Oakdale

OID to consider $4 million water sale

At a special meeting Monday, irrigation leaders will consider selling more river water to buyers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a tradition that has brought in millions of dollars but also controversy to the Oakdale Irrigation District.

Oakdale

OID dysfunction aired in court papers

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri weren’t trying to hurt their agency by meddling in a lawsuit against OID, but hoped to show a judge how their general manager and an OID attorney conspired to keep them and the public in the dark, the women say in new court papers.

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Surveillance Video: Oakdale smoke shop is burglarized

Here is surveillance video from the Oakdale Police Department of a burglary that took place in the early morning hours Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the Juicy Jayz smoke shop in Oakdale, Calif. Police are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Oakdale Police Department Officer Sam Gallego or Donald Stilwell at (209) 847-2231. (Oakdale Police Department)
Surveillance Video: Oakdale smoke shop is burglarized 1:03

Surveillance Video: Oakdale smoke shop is burglarized

Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion 1:59

Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion

Sights & Sounds: Amador football coach addresses team 0:58

Sights & Sounds: Amador football coach addresses team

Amador football team beats Mendota for NorCal title 1:15

Amador football team beats Mendota for NorCal title