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Council Approves Business Incentives

In an effort to attract new business in town, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 20 approved a program to provide grants to new businesses opening, or existing businesses expanding, within vacant store fronts.

July 22, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Vogel Earns Farm Bureau Endorsement For Assembly

Earlier this month, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation (SJFBF) announced its endorsement of farmer and former County Supervisor Ken Vogel for the 12th Assembly District that covers portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. The seat is currently held by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Modesto.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Community Forum On Homeless

An informational meeting regarding the homeless in Oakdale is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 and everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

July 18, 2015 | | Local News


OID Leader Blasts State Water Board

Steve Knell, General Manager of the Oakdale Irrigation District called the state water board's attempt to restrict century-old water rights "a complete waste of time" Wednesday after the state partially rescinded thousands of curtailment orders.

July 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Locals Show Promise At County Fair

Somewhat mild temperatures following a temporary heat wave were a welcome surprise for organizers and attendees on Friday, July 10 as the first day for the Stanislaus County Fair. The annual event continues through Sunday, July 19. Carnival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

July 15, 2015 | | Local News


FAA Notes Airport Violations

After receiving kudos by the Stanislaus Grand Jury weeks ago for its operation of the Oakdale Airport, the city is now being denounced by the Federal Aviation Administration for its non-compliance with FAA assurances and not operating in a manner consistent with the federal obligations, according to a letter obtained by The Leader.

July 15, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Halts Park Trail Project

The City of Oakdale has received a directive from a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency to halt further construction to the Valley View Park Trail pending a site investigation plan.

July 15, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Father-Cop Grieves Teen Son’s Death

The devastating story follows the plot of a modern-day Greek tragedy.

July 15, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


McBride Concert Highlights Tuesday Fair Events

Tuesday, July 14 will be 7UP Night at the Fair. $4 off one adult admission ticket and/or $2 off one carnival wristband. Coupon available on 2-liter 7UP bottles, good for this night only.

July 13, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale BID Violating Brown Act

Across the state, city established business improvement districts (BID) use public money to support the economic growth of small business communities, playing a significant role in a city such as Oakdale that's cut back on many basic services.

July 10, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Skateboard Bill Clears Hurdle

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized skateboards in California was approved by the Senate on Thursday, July 9 on a bipartisan vote.

July 09, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Named To Civil Grand Jury

An Oakdale man is among those selected for the latest civil grand jury.

July 08, 2015 | | Local News


Couple Focuses On Freshness

Matthew and Courtney Smith subscribe to the notion that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. This may prove to be a good thing as the young couple moves forward with building the business of their Lucky #19 Ranch, its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) division, their recent opportunity to operate Bloomingcamp Ranch and the launching of their Farm to Table monthly events.

July 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Veteran Officer Says Goodbye

After more than 31 years of law enforcement service to the City of Oakdale, Officer Nick McKinnon is finally unpinning his shield and hanging up his gun belt.

July 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Bans Dumpster Diving

With the transient population growing in the city and the associated problems becoming more noticeable, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 6 proposed a city ordinance prohibiting the searching of waste containers, otherwise known as "dumpster diving."

July 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Rooftop Trespass Results In Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.

December 09, 2017 | | Local News


Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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