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Bypass Overview Draws 100 Plus To Meeting

Planning for the "bypass" - otherwise known as the North County Corridor project - hasn't gone away. While planning began in 2008 and the first phase of construction is not slated to begin until 2018, the public interest continues to run high. Area residents just haven't had a recent meeting.

June 22, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Cautions Abound For River Safety

Leaders in Oakdale's fire and police departments, as well as the irrigation district are cautioning people about recreation activities on the Stanislaus River.

Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell said very high river flows are expected as of July 1 because water must be released from New Melones Reservoir due to the Federal Bureau of Reclamation's operating permit that states it cannot store water behind the dam after June 30.

June 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Rural Fire Talks Continue

Action was tabled but discussions are ongoing with the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board (ORFD) in regards to the current brown out schedule affecting the outlying posts of Valley Home and Knights Ferry with differing opinions on which station should receive the lion's share of summer staffing.

June 15, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Criticism Follows Lengthy Meetings

After a series marathon council meetings, some of which contained hot topic items lasting nearly until midnight, the common question heard within the audience before the start of many Oakdale council meetings nowadays is not about posted agenda items, but, "How long will this one last?"

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sidewalk Project Riddled With Bureaucracy

The mayor, public works personnel, and the senior citizen advisory commission all want to put in a reasonably priced sidewalk at the northwest corner of A Street and Yosemite Avenue. The only hold-up seems to be what is described as "bureaucratic red tape" if the city is involved.

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


All Church Picnic And Concert

The Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene will hold a fundraiser picnic and concert Sunday, June 12 to raise funds to send 12 Oakdale youths to the Nazarene Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from July 5-10 for fellowship and to learn of the transformational power of God. Thousands of students from all over the United States and Canada will be attending.

June 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Joplin Journey - Group Lends Helping Hand

A contingent of Oakdale citizens has been in Joplin, Missouri for the past week, helping the town recover from a devastating tornado that happened just over two weeks ago.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Initiative Prepped For Ballot

Meeting late into the night on Monday, June 6, Oakdale City Council members were part of a session that included several hours of discussion, finger pointing, and pleading over the possibility of the city going forward with a special sales tax measure. In the end, whether "begrudgingly" or "cautiously," the council unanimously approved going forward with the initiative and will ask the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to place on the November 2011 ballot a vote for a half-cent sales tax increase over a three-year period.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Banking On Jail Booking Payments

As Gov. Jerry Brown continues pushing his tax plan toward the end of the fiscal year, Oakdale bean counters are closely watching the status of the state's vehicle license fee extensions as they are finalizing city budgets.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weather Cooperates For Farmers Market Opening

After several days of unstable weather, the sun did its June duty and came out to kick off the first evening of the Oakdale Certified Farmers Market on Thursday, June 2.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Big Draw - Annual Senior Information Day Meets With Success

The 11th annual Senior Information Day, held at the community center, Friday, June 3 drew a respectable crowd of senior citizens interested in learning about the newest services available and topics affecting their age group.

June 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Has Clean Audit

The Oakdale Irrigation District got a clean bill of health from the independent auditor Brian Nash of Richardson and Company. The OID Board of Directors heard Nash's report at its June 7 meeting and then unanimously approved the district's 2010 comprehensive annual financial report. The board also approved the 2010 annual financial report for OID improvement districts.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Tight Lines - City Critters Come To The Country

During the past week, three separate incidents popped up that focused my attention on wild critters right in the middle of a city environment. First, I happened to be perusing the newspaper and came across an article about a rattlesnake being killed in someone's garage right in the middle of town. Rattlers in town? The State Capitol maybe, but a small town in central California? Hooda thunk it?

June 08, 2011 | Don Moyer | Local News


Oakdale Group Helps Joplin Residents

Dozens of Oakdale residents recently caravanned to Joplin, Missouri taking supplies and their helping hands to make a contribution toward tornado relief efforts. Members of the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene and Gilton Solid Waste Management employees have been in Joplin since June 2. Find out more about what they've been doing in Joplin in the June 8 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

June 07, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Survey Results On Council Agenda

The results of an ad hoc committee's sales tax study is set to be presented at the June 6 Oakdale City Council Meeting.

In May, the council commissioned Godbe Research of San Mateo County to perform a survey on the viability of the tax initiative that would raise the sales tax in Oakdale.

June 02, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

A local transient, wanted for the attempted murder of a Sonora woman, was arrested Wednesday night by Sonora Police after a manhunt by at least ...

February 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | 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


New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later ...

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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


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


Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence ...

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | 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


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