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Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blaze Destroys Third Avenue Home

A multi-alarm house fire on Friday, Dec. 7 required more than 25 firefighters to combat the blaze and resulted in the near total destruction of the older two-story home.

December 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Articles By Author - Richard Paloma


Oakdale Man Arrested For Child Molestation

After a month long investigation, a former Boy Scout troop leader and Oakdale business owner was arrested by Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 5 for engaging in sexual acts with a minor and showing the minor pornography.

September 11, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Park Alcohol Ban Moves Forward

Seeing no other viable alternative, the Oakdale City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting voted unanimously, some members voicing their hesitations, to proceed with a two-year reviewable ordinance banning alcohol in city parks.

September 11, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Man Arrested For Child Molestation

After a month long investigation, a former Boy Scout troop leader and Oakdale business owner was arrested by Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 5 for engaging in sexual acts with a minor and showing the minor pornography.

September 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Park Alcohol Ban Moves Forward

Seeing no other viable alternative, the Oakdale City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting voted unanimously, some members voicing their hesitations, to proceed with a two-year reviewable ordinance banning alcohol in city parks.

September 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Canine In Works

In the near future, Rover could take over on some calls to police due to a proposal by Police Chief Lester Jenkins. Approval to reinstate the police canine program was on the agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 3, Oakdale City Council meeting. The session was held past press time for this week's issue of The Leader; see the full story in the Sept. 11 edition.

September 04, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Wine Extravaganza Set For Sept. 14

The Fourth Annual Wine Extravaganza, hosted by the Oakdale Rotary Club in conjunction with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the OGCC grounds.

September 04, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Cops, Community Assist

Fourth largest fire in California history, the Rim Fire's glow is visible from the City of Oakdale at night and smoke comes as low as Knights Ferry in the morning, but firefighters are gradually making headway.

September 04, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB Administrator’s Email Continues To Draw Heat

An email criticizing Councilman Farrell Jackson's position on not banning alcohol in city parks remains in the forefront as some business officials attempt to distance themselves from a correspondence they described as "a personal attack" and "personal vendetta."

August 30, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Saddle Club Aids Fire Evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

August 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Valverde ID’d As Shooter

A Stanislaus County Superior Court criminal complaint released on Tuesday, Aug 20 charges that Felix Valverde of Oakdale shot both Scott and Janet Pettit in their Modesto home. The Pettit's 25-year-old son, Brandon, is also accused of the murders in the complaint.

August 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Park Alcohol Ban Feud Spreads

Oakdale's rising civil war over the decision to ban city park drinking has risen to other battlegrounds as two former city council candidates with opposing views exchanged shots, both contending their statements, criticized by the other, were made as private citizens and not part of the official city-related roles they now hold.

August 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Park Alcohol Ban Feud Spreads

Oakdale's rising civil war over the decision to ban city park drinking has risen to other battlegrounds as two former city council candidates with opposing views exchanged shots, both contending their statements, criticized by the other, were made as private citizens and not part of the official city-related roles they now hold.

August 23, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


RICH IN THOUGHT - The First Step Is Admitting The Problem

Hi, my name is Rich and I am an addict.

August 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Homicide Arrests - Oakdale Man, Victims’ Son Implicated In Pettit Deaths

With a history of being a security guard with a license to carry a firearm and reported past boasting of phantom employment within the fire service, it may not be surprising that Brandon Pettit, 25, was arrested in connection with the murder of his parents. The bodies of his mother and father were discovered after an Aug. 8 house fire in Modesto.

August 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Citizens Speak Out On Park ‘Drunkards’

An agenda item at the Aug. 19 Oakdale City Council meeting on a proposal to prohibit city park drinking brought out public comments by several residents, some spirited, in support of the ban.

August 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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