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Local Artists Inspire Dancing Poetry

The poem, "Sense of Direction," written by Sandi McGinnis set to music composed by Ross McGinnis, inspired a dance called "Ashes" to be performed by Tami Stark McQueen at the 19th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco.

August 21, 2012 | | Local News

Season's First Air Alert Begins Monday

The Valley air basin's first seasonal Air Alert will begin Monday, Aug. 20 and continue through Tuesday, Aug. 21, with the possibility of being extended. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern.

August 18, 2012 | | Local News

Wanted Shooter Arrested

A man wanted for two separate shootings in Oakdale, being a member of a street gang, and a felon in possession of a firearm was arrested by Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies and a sheriff canine after a brief chase and extensive search late Thursday into early Friday morning, Aug. 17.

August 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale Chamber Mixer Slated At Clubhouse

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will hold a business mixer Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse, located at 1624 E. F Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

August 16, 2012 | | Local News

Redevelopment Oversight Member Questions Board Appointment

The Oakdale Redevelopment Agency Oversight Board is asking city legal staff for clarification if Mayor Pat Paul's self-appointment to the panel is a conflict of interest. One board member is taking it beyond that and going to the Fair Political Practices Commission for a decision.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Valley Home, Oakdale Celebrate National Night Out

National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7 was a night of fun for several Stanislaus County communities, including Valley Home and Oakdale, with both locations participating in the event. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

August 15, 2012 | | Local News

Tourism, Visitors Bureau Comes Under Fire

The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) continues to draw fire with its decisions, this time turning down sponsorship of the Sierra View Music Fest in lieu of financial support toward a first time, developing October event – the Oakdale Climbers Festival.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Eight Candidates Join Council Race

Two council incumbents, a former mayor, both the current and former treasurer, a community volunteer and two others have met the final deadline for three city council positions available in the November election, the Oakdale City Clerk's Office announced on Friday, Aug. 10. Two of the seats are full four-year posts and one is only a two-year period to fill out the term of Jason Howard, who resigned his seat last April due to outside-the-area job interests.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Real Estate Offer Market Snapshot

While there are still homeowners struggling with the foreclosure tidal wave that seemed to swamp many homeowners who purchased in 2009-2011, record low fixed mortgage rates and a modest inventory of homes has helped the market to slowly recover but true rebounding will take more time, according to real estate professionals.

August 15, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

City Adopts Media Policy

An Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers obtained by The Leader was sent to all Oakdale city employees, instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Local Aire Serv CEO on National Hit Reality Show

If you're not one of the 10.23 million people who watched the Aire Serv of Stanislaus County CEO on "Undercover Boss," you get a second chance.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News

Chamber To Offer Mobile Web Class

In 2012, it is simply not enough to be on the Internet; preparing and handling the ongoing shift of consumer behavior to mobile Internet usage is no longer an option, but a necessity. Recent research shows that 48 percent of adults now own a smart phone capable of browsing the Internet. Of those people, 79 percent have engaged in shopping related activities on their mobile device.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News

City Adopts Restrictive Media Policy

The Leader has obtained an Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers to all city employees instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Travel Bureau Moving In Different Direction

Nearly three months after being advised by city leaders to have a separate board of directors than its business improvement district members, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau seems to be ignoring the city's direction.

August 08, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OID Board Taps New Audit Firm

Action at the Aug. 7 regular meeting saw the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors choose a new audit firm, the Kemper CPA Group, for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 in a 4-0 vote. Director Al Bairos was absent. The three-year contract bid was for $78,750.

August 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

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State Duck Stamp Dollars Support Waterfowl Population

It might seem incongruous for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund a habitat restoration project located somewhere outside of California. Yet ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

State Gas Price Falls Faster Than Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Wildlife Activities Scheduled At Various Spots In November

Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12, plan to make time to enjoy the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Fall Art Show Winners Announced By Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, which includes residents from Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond, hosted its Fall Art Show on Oct. 15 and ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Red Ribbon Observance Urged By Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Substitute Teacher Sentenced To 180-Day Term

An Oakdale substitute teacher, arrested in 2013, was sentenced on Monday, Oct. 17, to 180 days in jail by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge.

October 26, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Halftime Honors 1996 Champs And Troops

A larger than usual crowd flocked to The Corral this past Friday night. Not only did the fans witness a varsity Mustangs 39-14 home win ...

October 26, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


The City of Oakdale has once again partnered with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale for the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival. The event will be held ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Young Coyotes Support Troops

Approximately 80 Sierra View first graders gathered in the Coyote Café this past Friday, as participants in Operation Gratitude, sponsored by BJ's Restaurants.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Dickens Brothers Spotlight The ‘Mustang Way’ Of Life

It began as a simple idea. An idea described by Oakdale High School Class of 2013 alum Eriksen Dickens as a "hype video" highlighting Oakdale ...

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Soccer League Grapples With Charity Status Loss

After the scandal of one of its volunteers getting arrested on suspicion of embezzlement earlier this year, the Oakdale Youth Soccer League faces another financial ...

October 26, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Candy Alternatives Sought For Teal Pumpkin Project

With Halloween coming up next week, a local effort is hoping to get some area residents to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The goal ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Senior Center Crafting Group will once again host its annual quilt raffle to benefit the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Tickets are $1 ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Hosts Annual Salmon Duathlon

On Your Mark Events presents its 20th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5k Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local News

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October 26, 2016 | | Local News

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