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Residents Wary Of Cell Tower

In a move likely to frustrate some local residents, Oakdale City Council members will not be discussing a lease agreement for the installation of a 70-foot cell phone tower at their Jan. 17 meeting as previously anticipated. The discussion was pushed to a later meeting, officials said, because of the longer than normal agenda for Jan. 17.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Dry Weather Pattern Cause For Concern

Unseasonably dry weather so far this winter is leaving the area in an unsettled condition.

January 11, 2012 | | Local News


Wastewater Treatment Plant Subject Of City Tour

Upgrades and repairs to the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant are finally complete, and Oakdale City Council members toured the completed facility on Monday, Jan. 9. The tour was considered a special meeting of the Oakdale City Council, but the council took no action during the session.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Lifetime Achiever - Bill Dyer Tapped For Recognition

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce has awarded Bill Dyer, a former Oakdale High School teacher, the former familiar face behind Community Sharing, and an overall volunteer extraordinaire the honor of Lifetime Achiever for his years of humble service with various causes, clubs, and organizations.

January 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Will OID See Winter Irrigation?

The Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting agenda will contain an item related a possible "winter" irrigation, said OID General Manager Steve Knell. He said that OID has had a number of inquiries about having an irrigation rotation due to the lack of rainfall but that the decision is up to the board of directors.

January 10, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Oakdale Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Drugs

Modesto Area Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms

January 06, 2012 | | Local News


Wastewater Plant Tour Open To Public

Oakdale City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant. Council and members of the public will take a tour of the facility to view progress on plant upgrades.

January 05, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Newsworthy Final Six Months Of Year

A swift-running river, bad news for schools in terms of state funding, and an increase in gang activity all found their way on to the front pages of The Leader during the latter half of 2011. Following are some of the top stories, July to December.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Battery Ingestion Harms Toddler

Jaden Mayfield was doing what probably any two-year-old boy would do one afternoon when he found something shiny …he put it in his mouth. Little did he or his family know that his age-appropriate curiosity would turn into a long hospital stay.

January 04, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


California Rings In New Laws For 2012

The New Year brings fresh opportunity and challenges for most people but it also brings new laws for everyone to abide by. More than 800 laws will go into effect. Some laws directly affect your day-to-day, others not so much, but it's a good idea to know what's legal and what's not. Here is a small list of some of the more talked-about laws that will go into effect.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Locals Not Affected - Sears Holding Company Announces Store Closures

Although the list posted at the Sears Holding Company website is still not completely updated, the Oakdale Kmart and Sears locations seem to have escaped the chopping block as they are not among the 80 stores slated for closure throughout the country.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Redevelopment Decision Prompts Review

Oakdale city officials are scrambling to action after the California Supreme Court upheld the state's right to dismantle redevelopment agencies across the state in a Dec. 29 decision. The Supreme Court also ruled that an alternate strategy, which some were calling "ransom payments," was unconstitutional. This decision leaves the City of Oakdale scrambling to meet a four-month deadline to ensure repayment of around $1.5 million owed by the RDA to city held funds.

January 04, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Scarves For Seniors

Several Orange Blossom 4-H club members, in contributed photo at side, made approximately 110 scarves in December to contribute to the Oakdale Police Department's senior outreach program coordinated by CAPS (Citizens Auxiliary Police Services) member Lupe Aguilera.

January 03, 2012 | | Local News


Crime Scene Investigator Killed In Hughson

Sheriff Adam Christianson announced Friday morning, Dec. 30 that the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office lost a crime scene investigator while she was investigating an active crime scene in Hughson.

December 30, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Evaluates Retail Potential

Looking to capitalize on existing opportunities, members of the Oakdale City Council have approved spending $16,000 of Redevelopment Agency money to fund a retail business study.

December 28, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


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Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday's blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

There is plenty going on at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., with a variety of programs and services scheduled throughout the month of ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California's 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition showcases the ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Oakdale Library will be hosting its annual used book sale at the Bianchi Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10 ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


March Women’s Club Meeting Scheduled

Oakdale Women's Club had an outstanding lunch and meeting on Feb. 2 with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club chef demonstrating how to make ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Grange Hosts Monthly ‘Bunko Nite’ On Feb. 12

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Bunko is always the second Friday ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Presidents’ Day Holiday Prompts Local Closures

Monday, Feb. 15 will be observed as Presidents' Day to mark the birthday of George Washington, first President of the United States, and it is ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


City Sells Historic Downtown Church

After a nearly year-long venture to get a historic church sold at a reduced price that would keep the building intact, but moved to another ...

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday supported two bills to combat human trafficking in the international community. The pair of bills builds upon ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Valentine's Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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