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Annual Drug Drop Effort Saturday At Courthouse

The 2018 edition of the 'Drop the Drugs' event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 1100 I St., Modesto. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Love Oakdale Leaves Impact On Projects Throughout City

A small army of close to 250 people embarked on multiple projects throughout the City of Oakdale on Saturday, April 21. Their weapons of choice: shovels, hoes, spades, gloves and garbage bags as participants of the Love Oakdale event.

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Grassroots Effort Takes Aim At Rough Crossing

Concern over the roughness of the railroad crossing that dissects East F Street in downtown Oakdale has prompted some citizens to get involved in hopes of smoothing out the problem.

April 25, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


School Site Improvements Continue Moving Forward

Oakdale Junior High School will be receiving much needed improvements for the school's multi-purpose room/cafeteria, thanks to developer fees and a unanimous vote Monday night at the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting. Modernization of the multi-purpose room will begin Friday, May 25.

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ROLLING BILLBOARD

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures made it a perfect day for a little driving around town – as Lloyd Stueve did with his familiar horse-drawn wagon. Not just out for a 'stroll' however, Stueve affixed a 'Juan Alanis for Stanislaus County Sheriff' campaign sign to the back of his wagon, creating a rolling billboard to indicate his support for the candidate as he made his way around the city streets.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Subdivision Landscaping Tasks Taken On By City

The City of Oakdale will assume landscape maintenance responsibilities in the Bridle Ridge and Vineyard subdivisions starting Monday, April, 30. City staff will be on site in both communities performing maintenance duties five days per week (excluding city holidays).

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Tri-Tip Drive Thru

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Entries Sought For State Duck Stamp Art Contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking talented waterfowl artists to submit their original artwork to the 2018-2019 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted from May 11 through June 11.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


City Issues Concessions Request For Proposals

The City of Oakdale Public Works Department recently constructed the Oakdale Community Park. This facility is a gated park that includes a skate park, basketball court, play structure, exercise area, amphitheater and restroom facilities. The park also has a concession stand located at the center of the property.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Unites In Support Of Campbell Family

From the moment they received his diagnosis the Campbell family knew the prognosis wasn't in their favor. In the spring of 2017, Lance Campbell and his wife Sandy finally had a name for the mystery ailments which plagued him – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig's disease. On April 8, 2018, Campbell's suffering ended.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Salon Closes After Six Decades Of Service

Judy's Hair Fashions has seen its last client. The walls of the 147 N. First Ave., Oakdale location hold more than six decades of stories – 65 years to be precise.

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spotlight Shines On Congressional Hopefuls

The Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale will host a Candidate Forum on Wednesday evening, April 25, for those candidates running for Representative to Congress, District 10.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in May.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Columbia Fire Academy Plans Thursday Ceremony

The Columbia College Fire Academy will host its graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to 25 students who successfully completed the Fire Technology Program this spring. The event, which is open to the general public, will be held Thursday, April 26 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion at the college.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


SHELTER IMPROVEMENT

The City of Oakdale Animal Shelter play yard was recently the site of an exciting improvement project. A much needed sidewalk leading to a seating area was installed, providing a pathway to help keep little dog feet, as well as bigger people feet, dry and mud free. Staff and volunteers commented how nice it is to walk on the solid surface, especially with the recent heavy spring rains. The City of Oakdale provided the concrete, Riverbank's Home Depot provided equipment, and volunteers Al Scoles and Mark Johansen provided the labor.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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CAL FIRE Issues Holiday Weekend Safety Reminders

Despite most of California experiencing mild weather conditions heading into the holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to be cautious and not let their guard ...

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Lightning Strike Damages Trees

A violent late spring thunderstorm rocked the Oakdale area overnight, with one lightning strike setting off a fire near the River Paradise Mobile Home Park.

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Attempted Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Oakdale Police, with assistance from the Turlock Police Department SWAT team, on Thursday arrested a man for attempted murder.

May 24, 2018 | | Local News


Mental Health Awareness Focus Of Friday Program

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


ACE Train Partners With Great America

Starting Tuesday, May 29 and running through Aug. 10, California's Great America will offer discounted admission into the park for guests who ride the ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Festival Offers Scrapbook of Sweet Memories

The weekend Chocolate Festival in Oakdale featured nearly picture perfect weather, huge crowds and plenty to do for all ages. Here are a few photos ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Pump Price Impacts Travel

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Black Oak Casino Opens New RV Park

The cool breeze and the wispy clouds provided a pleasant setting for the celebration of the newest addition to the Black Oak Casino Resort, the ...

May 23, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Safety Urged Along Stanislaus River Over Holiday Weekend

Many people throughout the region will enjoy time with family and friends over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday. Some of their plans may take ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Reservations Now Available For 2018 Bat Night Tours

The bats have returned. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is welcoming back the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Girls Finish Second At Divisionals

The 2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III track and field competition was held over the weekend at Folsom's Vista del Lago High School. Oakdale's ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Chocolate Festival Opens Gates To Thousands From Near, Far

Dogs on leashes, kids with bubbles, toddlers in strollers, hands full of chocolatey treats – these were just a few of the common sights seen in ...

May 23, 2018 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Manriquez Steps In As Resource Officer

There's a new "kid' on the campus of Oakdale schools and he looks a bit different than the rest of the student body.

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Crystal Creamery Milk Carton Salutes OHS Scholar Athlete

For one Oakdale family, milk is likely being served as part of their graduation party menu because their high school graduate is being recognized as ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Ceja, Pabalan Named 2018 OHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian

"High school's been fun!"

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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