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ATV Crash Claims Local Teen

A Thursday accident along a rural road outside the city resulted in the death of a 17-year-old Oakdale girl, killed June 23 when her ATV entered the path of a 2002 Chevrolet. The Chevy was traveling westbound on Rice Road at about 45 mph early Thursday evening when the vehicles collided.

June 29, 2011 | | Local News


Sacrifices Pay Off For Rural Fire

Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District has achieved some financial security for the end of the fiscal year. Chief Lee Winton is in the process of saving for a rainy day; a reserve fund is something ORFD hasn't had.

For more details about how Rural Fire improved the bottom line, read the June 29 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

June 28, 2011 | | Local News


OVH Board Responds To Grand Jury

During the Oak Valley Hospital monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, the governing board released its written response to the Grand Jury Report from May 5 regarding Brown Act violations and not following established policy on awarding bids.

In the response to the Grand Jury, Hospital CEO John Friel noted that he concurred that some previous meeting agendas lacked specificity and more clarity was needed in them, but there was no intent to mislead.

June 23, 2011 | | NEWS


OID Fills Operations Manager Vacancy

The Oakdale Irrigation District recently announced the promotion of Eric Thorburn to Water Operations Manager. Because of Thorburn's dedication to his job and his knowledge of modern irrigation practices and system controls he was promoted to the position.

June 22, 2011 | Eric Thorburn | Local News


Blueberry Thrills - Murphy Road U-Pick Farm Lures Families

Jeremiah Hinkle clutched his bucket tight as he maneuvered between the rows of blueberries, picking the biggest ones he could find.

June 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell Special To The Leader | Local News


Valley Home News for June 22, 2011

History has been made again in Valley Home with the dedication of the new Valley Home Community Center Park on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Music filled the air thanks to new Valley Home resident D.J. Ken Soffiotto and his Cruiser Music Productions. The wonderful aroma of steak and chicken sandwiches prepared by Jerome Food Catering of Valley Home greeted visitors as they arrived at the park. Attendees soon found out that there was more to remember about the food than the aroma, it was outstanding.

June 22, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News for June 22, 2011

The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) meets this Thursday, June 23rd at the clubhouse at 7:00p.m. Please attend, as a person from Velociter Wireless will be at the meeting to tell about their service for high-speed Internet connection. The company will be interested in how many Knights Ferry people are interested. Also another item on the agenda is our Post Office and the possibility of Oakdale closing this contract station. Knights Ferry has had a Post Office since 1853 (before Oakdale) and this meeting is VERY important!

June 22, 2011 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Team Offers Thanks For Course Use

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June 22, 2011 | | Your Views


Health Watch - Avoiding Healthcare Scams

We are all concerned about our health and we want to find the answer to staying young and healthy. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix or easy answer! Health care fraud and scams play on our desire for an easy fix to problems such as obesity, stress, and even serious diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.

June 22, 2011 | Susan Spoelma Oak Valley Hospital District | Other Views


Elsie Inez Espinola

Elsie Inez Espinola, 93, died Wednesday, June 15 at her Oakdale home.

June 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


James A. ‘Jim’ Howell

James A. 'Jim' Howell, 49, died Wednesday, June 15 surrounded by family, after a nearly life-long battle with cancer since childhood. He had battled three types of cancer, the first when he was just 8 years old.

June 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harriet Pearl Jones

Harriet Pearl Jones, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16 due to complications from surgery.

June 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jesse Edward Nielson, Jr.

Jesse Edward Nielson, Jr., 83, died Sunday, June 19.

June 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gabriel Aldaz

A girl, Gabriel Aldaz, was born June 9, 2011 to expectant parents Miguel Angel Aldaz and Maria Barajas of Riverbank. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

June 22, 2011 | | Birth Announcements


Josue Felipe Plascencia

Antonio Plascencia and Norma Velarde of Escalon welcomed the arrival of their son, Josue Felipe Plascencia on June 9, 2011. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

June 22, 2011 | | Birth Announcements


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Gators Swim Finale Draws Crowd To Aquatic Center

Under a brightly shining summer sun, Saturday, July 25 brought the final swim meet of the season for the Oakdale Gators swim team. The event ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Valley Home News

"National Night Out!" Tuesday, August 4th! This very special event encourages all of us to step outside, meet our neighbors and get to know each ...

July 29, 2015 | | Valley Home News


One Arrested In Homicide

One woman is dead and a man under arrest in connection with what authorities are terming a homicide that occurred just outside Oakdale on Monday ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


DENA MAE NELSON

Dena Nelson passed away peacefully into the Lord's arms on July 21, 2015 at Doctors Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


FREDRICK HOWELL

Fred passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2015. He was born in Verden, Oklahoma on October 14, 1926 to John and Sarah Howell ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


CALVIN K. CHU

Calvin K. Chu, 82, of Waterford, CA, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with family by his side ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


MERLENE CHASTEEN

Merlene Marie Chasteen – born March 1, 1926 – went to be with the Lord and celebrate her Heavenly home on July 24, 2015.

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


American Red Cross Urges Safety During Heat Wave

With forecasters calling for a heat wave likely reaching the high triple-digit temperatures this week, the American Red Cross is urging residents to use caution ...

July 28, 2015 | | Local News


Gas Station Robbed Over Weekend

Oakdale Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Valero gasoline station, 1590 East F St. from early Saturday, July 25.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Oak Valley Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results

Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For ...

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way ...

July 25, 2015 | | Local News


Americans With Disabilities Passage Marks Anniversary

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way ...

July 24, 2015 | | Local News


Air District Training Workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air District will hold a free training workshop on Tuesday, July 28 for enterprising individuals interested in being placed on the ...

July 23, 2015 | | Local News


Successful Run For Fair

Butterflies, midway lights, and daily concert nights were just a few of the many highlights as the Stanislaus County Fair celebrated its 104th year.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Fred and Lisa Dolling have returned from vacationing in Oregon where they visited friends. They went to Eagle Lake where they helped judge the Fourth ...

July 22, 2015 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


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