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Man Suffers Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Oakdale Police responded to an apparent suicide attempt that occurred in the 300 block of S. Sierra Avenue on Sunday, July 23.

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


The Silver Wahines Dance to a Hukilau

The hula scene is not just limited to luaus in Hawaii. The Oakdale Senior Center is full of residents ready to get active and expand their horizons. About half a dozen seniors love attending their Friday morning class dedicated to hula dancing. Those in the class on Friday, July 21, were Joan Craig, Catalina Faria, Anna Marie Ramar, Gwen Tirrell, and Peggy Welch.

July 26, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Man Arrested after Hitting Bicyclist with Pickup Truck

On Sunday, July 23 at approximately 4 p.m., Oakdale Police responded to the 8000 block of North Crane Road in regards to a reported fight involving weapons.

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


Lifesaving medals awarded to OPD Personnel

Several personnel from the Oakdale Police Department were formally recognized and awarded the Department's Lifesaving Medal by Police Chief Scott Heller at Monday evening's July 17 City Council Meeting for incidents in which they took prompt and unselfish action leading to saving the life of another. On July 4, 2016, while vacationing with his family at Lake Hogan, Officer Richard Plath noticed a male subject in the lake who was having difficulty keeping his head above water. Officer Plath swam out to the male's location and while diving beneath the water, he was able to locate the ...

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


POLICE BEAT

THURSDAY, JULY 20

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet and Greet, held Saturday afternoon, July 22 at Kerr Park.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current blazes as they ignite, it is reported that more than 6,100 firefighters are deployed battling significant wildfires throughout California.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy birthday to the Queen of Valley Home, Laura Berghardt. Best wishes and many returns on your special day!

July 26, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

It has been a pleasure to write about the Ferry, covering births, deaths, weddings, birthdays, school activities, MAC meetings, rattlesnakes, mountain lion sightings, Pumpkin Roll and fires. A big controversial coverage was in 1999 when Sierra Conservation Center proposed 9-mile pipeline from the prison to the Stanislaus River just above Knights Ferry. The pipe would carry treated sewage water from the prison. The river intake for Knights Ferry water was just downstream from where they wanted to dump their effluent. Knights Ferry was up in arms and attended many meetings. The prison found another place to dump their water.

July 26, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other rising high school seniors in Bakersfield on July 21 and 22.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Hosts WSRRA Event

On Saturday, July 22, the Oakdale Saddle Club celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy by hosting its' annual Ranch Rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls, as well as several from other counties came to compete in events that simulate what a full-time and day-working cowboy does. This was a Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA) sanctioned event. Open and women's divisions competed in sort, rope and doctor, calf-branding, team roping and trailer load and tie. Additionally, the Women's Division included steer stopping. As usual, the community stepped up and sponsored buckles, events, cash and prizes for the top ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Second Annual Stampede Meet and Greet Scores Big

Families, coaches, players and cheerleaders gathered at Kerr Park this past weekend for the second annual Stampede Meet and Greet. Nearly 150 people braved the triple digit weather but were cooled off by sno-cones and other treats that were offered at the event.

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Offers Group Classes

School is just around the corner and for some it can be a scary place. Bullying is more common and at a new level with cyber bullying. Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy offers group courses in child bullying prevention. Professor Tom Theofanopoulos heads the group session seminar that features how to handle youth bullying.

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net (Blind Draw)

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Gold Dust Music Fest Slated In Angels Camp

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the Second Annual Red Dirt and ...

August 01, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Odd Fellows Catfish Dinner

Bring the whole family to the 10th Annual Catfish Dinner, Saturday, Aug. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall ...

August 01, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Enjoy Comedy On Stage In Sonora Through August

Stage 3 Theatre Company in Sonora is currently staging "The Underpants" by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin, running through Sunday, Aug. 27.

August 01, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Consumers Big Winners At Regional Food Expo

The 2017 Fresno Food Expo brought together 142 of Central California's finest food and beverage growers and manufacturers to showcase high quality local products ...

August 01, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Community Resource Officer Assigned Downtown

Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to challenges in the downtown business area.

July 28, 2017 | | Local News


Get On-Line

In efforts to stream line paperwork for parents as well as staff, Oakdale Joint Unified has extended the Aeries Student Information System to all grade ...

July 27, 2017 | | Education


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