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Arrests Made In Walnut Heist

San Joaquin County Sheriff's officials have announced that they made a pair of arrests in the case regarding the $400,000 theft of walnuts from GoldRiver Orchards that occurred last October.

January 22, 2014 | | Local News


San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties Eligible For Disaster Aid

Small, nonfarm businesses in 35 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona and Nevada are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

January 20, 2014 | | Local News


Health Officials Advise Residents To Be Vigilant Against H1N1

Stanislaus County health officials have advised that influenza, specifically the H1N1 virus, is active once again in the county.

January 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Receives Subpar Health Report Card

California moved into the top half of the nation with a rank of 23rd and a grade of C- in the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians' state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). The state still ranked near the bottom of the country at 42nd with an F in the category of Access to Emergency Care, the same grade it received in 2009. In 2009, California received a D+ and ranked 37th in the nation.

January 16, 2014 | | Local News


Thursday Crash Claims Two

An early afternoon multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 108/120 and South Stearns Road just east of Oakdale on Thursday, Jan. 9 claimed the lives of two local residents.

January 15, 2014 | and Rich Paloma rpaloma@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Community Helps Care Closet

A last minute call out just before Oakdale High School's Christmas break resulted in the community showing up with donations of food, clothing, and gifts for underprivileged students who are served through the school's Care Closet, just in time for the holidays.

January 15, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Wes Stewart: Lifetime Achievement Winner

Decades worth of dedicated community service and generous volunteerism has landed long-time Oakdale resident Wes Stewart the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award.

January 15, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School Board Ratifies Unions’ Agreements

The tentative agreements between the Oakdale Joint Unified School District and the Oakdale Teachers Association as well as the California School Employees Association #830 were ratified by the OJUSD Board of Trustees at the Jan. 13 regular meeting. OTA voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

January 14, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Questionable Past For Fire Chief Candidate

After going nearly a year without a permanent fire chief due to the placing of former Fire Chief Steven Mayotte on administrative leave and his subsequent departure amidst a plethora of misconduct allegations, reliable sources have informed The Leader that a serious candidate is in the final stages for appointment to the position that will lead the department.

January 13, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Late Night Liquor Store Burglars Arrested

Quick and decisive action by an alert midnight shift patrol officer led to the arrest of two burglars accused of breaking into Circle D Liquors in the early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 9.

January 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Major Accident At Highway, Stearns Road

A multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 108/120 and South Stearns Road just east of Oakdale resulted in injuries to several people and one fatality.

January 09, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


New Legislation Aimed At Prohibiting Transit Strikes

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has co-authored Senate Bill 423, legislation that will protect California's public transportation systems by prohibiting public transit employees from going on strike.

January 09, 2014 | | Local News


Dry Winter Raises Concern, Not Panic

"Farmers are eternal optimists – we always believe the rains will come but we're nervous until it happens," said Tom Orvis with the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau.

January 08, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Numbers Game - Fire Staffing Impacts Evaluated

When a fire hits, minutes are precious. Residents scramble to escape as lives and cherished possessions are threatened by the blaze. Seconds seem to slow as everyone waits the arrival of the fire department to contain a growing inferno.

January 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Rappers Hit The Stage

Aspiring Rap artists and brothers Ed Baldonado, also known as stage name Ex-D and Joe Baldonado, stage name Twista-J are local guys that have big dreams. They have created a rap duo called Roomstyle.

January 08, 2014 | Virginia Still | Local News


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Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled ...

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

When I think about the month of April, I'm reminded about the first time I ever caught a bass over 10 pounds. It was ...

April 19, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Community Rallying Around Injured Coach

A Friday night fundraiser in Oakdale, set for April 28, will help raise money to offset medical expenses for local youth and high school soccer ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


ON THE HUNT

There was plenty of fun to go around at Oakdale's Kerr Park on Saturday, with the 11th annual Oakdale Kiwanis-City of Oakdale Easter Egg ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Vote Looming April 25

Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos is the focus of a recall election that will be staged next week, with 'election day' on Tuesday ...

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SBA Tops $5 Million In Disaster Assistance

Acting Regional Administrator Robert Blaney of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region IX Office announced Monday that SBA has approved more than $5 ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Save Mart Supermarkets Aid Valley Children’s Healthcare

Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children's Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. From Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Pays Cities, Counties Property Taxes, Franchise Fees

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Spring Show Slated By Oak Valley Art Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, with members from Escalon, Oakdale, Riverbank and beyond, will showcase their work in the annual Spring Art Show ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


RILEY ON THE ROAD

Oakdale moms, from left: Heather Murray, Tiffany Trunnell, Erin Pearson and Shanna Oliveri at one of their many stops with KHOP disc jockey Ian Riley ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Swiss Echoes Concert

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Traffic Work In City

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 at Lee Avenue for curb, gutter and ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


SUNDAY SHOPPERS

Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers will host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Area Pump Prices Climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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