The Federal Aviation Administration San Francisco Airports District Office has informed the City of Oakdale it has received complaints that the Laughlin Road airport may be violating portions of its grants assurances sections as it applies to the condition and operation of the facility.
July 28, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
A new face with new enthusiasm and drive will be taking over as administrator for the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) after the departure of Ramona Howard who left the organization to pursue other career interests.
July 25, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Midway lights, great food bites, and daily concert nights were just some of the many highlights as the Stanislaus County Fair celebrated its 103rd year.
July 24, 2014 | | Local News
A Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District (LLMD) agenda item on fee increases that prompted lengthy discussion at the previous meeting, and eventually delayed the vote until questions could be answered, was approved at a relatively brief Monday, July 21 Oakdale City Council meeting.
July 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
This week marks the final week of Oakdale's Super Summer Camp program offered through the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Camp is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade and campers can attend any or all of the weeklong summer sessions.
July 23, 2014 | | Education
With California water regulators having voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, the City of Oakdale must now come up with a conservation plan for its residents and 7,000 water customers.
July 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
The man wanted in connection with the rape of a teenaged girl was spotted and arrested on the grounds of Oakdale High School on Tuesday night, July 15.
July 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime
At a ceremony on July 15, Oakdale Joint Unified School District officials broke ground for the new 5000-square foot steel structure that will be the Central Kitchen. This will be the first of a handful of projects spearheaded by the Facilities Committee.
July 23, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News
After the excitement wore off when I first heard I was going to be a grandfather, I wondered if I was destined to be a loveable old man who wore a little fedora with a feather and plaid Bermuda shorts with calf-high dark socks in sandals. Or, if taking after my family lineage, it was time for me to get in the role of 'Papa' and eventually start having a garden with zucchini, fava beans, tomato plants and other vegetables like both my grandfathers had when I was young.
July 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns
July 23, 2014 | | Your Views
The timing of returning to the Newsroom could not have come at a better time … Fair week!
July 23, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings
Grover and Frances Francis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4 with a trip to London and Venice. The two were married at the Presbyterian Church in Escalon; both attended Lone Tree Grammar School and graduated from Escalon High School.
July 23, 2014 | | Anniversaries
There is a new sign up on the highway, a gateway sign for Knights Ferry. It points to the town and tells that there is food and recreation there. Sponsors for the sign so far are: River's Edge, 50's Roadhouse, River Journey, Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates and the Ice Cream and Sweets Shop. It looks really nice.
July 23, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News
Four games over two days and a battle for top honors added up to an exciting weekend of soccer.
July 23, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports
Playing at the Turlock Mid Summer Classic on July 19 and 20, in the Silver bracket, the Oakdale United Under 13 boys came home with second place medals to show for their efforts.
July 23, 2014 | | Local Sports
Archive site results
Todd Andrew Bryant, 40, died Thursday, May 8 in Modesto after a nine-year battle with cancer.
May 14, 2014 | | Obituaries
May 14, 2014 | | Your Views
Soap box time where I get to get atop and sound off about a few things.
May 14, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns
The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) announced the selection of four local educators as 2014 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Rotary luncheon on May 6. Additionally, the Jane Johnston Civility Award was presented to one of the 12 finalists for exemplifying the principles of civility. The winner of this award was Michelle Jones from Magnolia Elementary School in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. As the winner of the award, she received $1,000.
May 14, 2014 | | Education
Police responded to a family disturbance in the 600 block of South Sierra Avenue on Thursday night, May 8 and found a man had been stabbed in the abdominal area. A 16-year-old juvenile was subsequently arrested for the stabbing.
May 14, 2014 | | Crime
Veronica's Care Closet at Oakdale High School, which serves underprivileged OHS students, was recently infused with a number of graduation caps and gowns from the community after an article in The Leader asking for cap and gown donations.
May 14, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education
An early morning accident May 13 near Knights Ferry was still under investigation at press time on Tuesday, with CHP and emergency crews on scene of the fatality on Highway 120/108 in the area known as Lovers Leap near Lancaster Road east of Oakdale.
May 14, 2014 | | Local News
The deadline to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) associated to the Stanislaus Region's 2014 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) has been extended 15 additional days.
May 09, 2014 | | Local News
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the California State Sheriffs' Association held its 120th Annual Conference Installation Banquet in San Luis Obispo County. The CSSA announced as its new president, Sheriff Adam Christianson of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
May 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
We were thrilled this week to receive a surprise visit from our Knights Ferry friend Maizie Brown. Years ago, along with many other dedicated folks, Maizie worked tirelessly to help get the measure passed that would provide Rural Fire with much needed funds. We were so happy to have her visit us here in Valley Home. Maizie is a special and much respected friend within both the Valley Home and Knights Ferry communities. Our gratitude to you Maizie and to all of those who years ago served on the Oakdale Fire Committee, walked areas, knocked on doors and made tons ...
May 07, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News
Correction from last week's column - Michel Griesner caught a 12 pound 2 ounce stripper, not inches. Typing late at night causes errors!
May 07, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News
There is very little I don't love about this job.
May 07, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings
Oakdale's Double Trouble Volleyball Club continues to roll as the 13's team placed first in their fourth and final league tournament over the weekend in Atwater. They will now be advancing to the Regional Championship Tournament May 17 and 18 in Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center.
May 07, 2014 | | Local News
Hard work, dedication, and even a bit of swallowing some pride, paid off for Oakdale resident Miguel Olivo and his mission to get back to the Major Leagues.
May 07, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local Sports
Some say, "all good things must come to an end" and on Tuesday, April 29 two things did come to an end; a 90-plus years school rivalry between Oakdale and Sonora high school in Valley Oak League play, as Sonora will be relocating into the Mother Lode League at the beginning of the new school year, and for five OHS seniors, it was the final soccer game of their high school soccer careers. Those athletes are Hannah Hanko, Danae Rose, Izzy Arellano, Kori Altmann, and Christina Bradshaw. The seniors and the rest of the team went out in style as ...
May 07, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports