By the beginning of the year Oakdale crime victims will be able to make a police report themselves without the need to have an officer come to the scene.
While in the ag-rich Central Valley during a break from politicking in Washington D.C., Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the offices of The Oakdale Leader to discuss certain federal issues that are affecting Central Valley residents he represents in California's 10th Congressional District.
The United States Department of Justice announced Monday, Oct. 27 that Timothy Brian Werlhof, 24, of Oakdale, pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of prepubescent minors.
Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a local pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.
I've been covering Oakdale government and crime regularly now for nearly three years and in that time I can honestly say I've seen a serious concerted effort by elected officials and city staff to save the city money, making cuts where available, and directing resources for maximum efficiency.
The proprietor of an Oakdale pizza restaurant that recently closed its doors was arrested on Monday, Oct. 20 for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the establishment in September.
U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham joined local small business owners at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss how the health insurance tax, or HIT, is impacting their businesses and employees.
A social app posting of a vague threat led to a police presence at Oakdale High School on Friday, Oct. 17.
California Fish and Game authorities confirmed the existence of a mountain lion prowling the area of Oakdale, east of the city limits.
Founded in 1950 by his father, Archie Pohl, owner Bill Pohl will be retiring from Pohl Metal Products after owning the company since 1972.
Over 32 years at the treatment table will come to a close as local chiropractor, Dr. Mark Whitemyer, 64, will retire next month after 32 years of spinal diagnosis and treatment, his last 20 years in the City of Oakdale.
For years Bill Martinelli was the face of Oakdale in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in the 1960s and 1970s. Now that legacy has taken him to his induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
15-7=8 Or is it 15-5=10 and then 10-2=8?
Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer will be busy in the next few months approving work contracts and signing purchase orders for more than a half dozen city capital improvements that involve either construction or equipment acquisitions for the City of Oakdale.
The man wanted for the Saturday morning shooting of a 24-year-old Oakdale man that resulted in a 12-hour SWAT action closing a portion of East H Street was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30.
The Tuesday night, Jan. 20 Oakdale City Council meeting came to a surprising end when Councilman Don Petersen announced that he would be resigning his position effective Feb. 28.
I've always been one who's active on Facebook, generally keeping a window open throughout the day to monitor social media, checking statuses, commenting, and keeping an eye open for a potential news story or two.
A record crowd of over 300 persons turned out for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 16.
The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.
A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.
A suspect wanted in connection with stealing and forging checks was arrested by Oakdale Police on Friday, Jan 9 when observed in a car on F Street.
The adage 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' was well portrayed in a recent Stanislaus River homeless camp clean up on Wednesday, Dec 31.
The California Highway Patrol reported that units responded to a single vehicle collision on Camanche Parkway South, just south of Campo Seco Road in Calaveras County on Saturday morning, Dec. 27, just after 6:45 a.m.
Oakdale Police arrested a local man on Tuesday, Dec. 24, on suspicion of an array of sexual assault charges regarding a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook.
In a special afternoon ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, "The Friends of Wes Stewart" dedicated a park bench in in the Oakdale Town Plaza at the Bianchi Community Center in memory of prominent Oakdale community member Wes Stewart who served 16 years in Oakdale City government and volunteered countless hours in the CAPS program
The City of Oakdale is looking into refinancing Bridle Ridge development bonds that will likely generate significant savings for the property owners and also generate capital funds for the road maintenance in the Bridle Ridge subdivision.
Lego Day is now a monthly program at the Oakdale Library thanks to a generous donation from the Oakdale Rotary Club and the Friends of the Oakdale Library.
As the city recovers financially, along with the recent passage of Measure Y – the continuation of the half-cent sales tax – Oakdale city officials moved to bolster the ranks of its condensed police force by adding two police officer positions to the department.
Much has been said and covered by the news media in regard to the recent decisions from a St. Louis County and New York grand juries not to indict police officers in the separate deaths of two subjects by the police officers involved.
A mid-morning stop by police of a suspicious person followed with some additional investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakdale resident for possessing stolen property from an earlier theft from Medlen's House of Beef.