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Controversial Figure To Lead Council In Prayer

The City of Oakdale will join the list of cities that Reno's "acclaimed Hindu Statesman" Rajan Zed will appear at, providing the invocation for the July 15 city council meeting.

July 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


The Newest Superhero?

Oakdale Leader reporter Rich Paloma previewing The Stanislaus County Fair today, TURTLE POWER!!

July 11, 2013 | | Local News


Wine Booth Returns To Escalon Park Fete

Escalon Parks Foundation will host a wine booth at this year's Park Fete July 12 and 13 in downtown Escalon. Last year's wine booth was a new offering at Park Fete and well received by attendees. The booth will be serving red and white wine donated by Gallo Family Vineyards. Drink tokens will be $5 each and redeemable for beer or wine. Token sales close at 9:30 p.m. each day.

July 11, 2013 | | Local News


City Dilemma - Lack Of Union Concessions Creates Budget Uncertainty

Just two weeks after Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pushed through a proposed budget cutting $540,000 from the city's general fund, Oakdale city officials are hitting a snag that may reduce that cost savings.

July 10, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Auto Tech Class Starts Soon

The Columbia College Automotive Technology Program's five week Team Managed Projects class will begin on Monday, July 15. This course is designed to strengthen problem solving skills through teamwork and by using the total quality management (TQM) process. Problem solving is an everyday event. The TQM process allows for thoughtful decision making for just about any problem and by anyone. All skills levels come together to engage in this dynamic process. Projects are automotive based. There is still availability, but those interested are encouraged to enroll immediately. The class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8a.m.-1:35p ...

July 09, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Olivo Quits MLB Marlins

Citing the lack of playing time as a third-string back-up catcher, and after asking for his release multiple times, Oakdale resident and Miami Marlins professional baseball player Miguel Olivo walked out of the dugout and "quit" the team during its June 14 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Valley Moves To Charge For ‘Dry Run’ Ambulance Calls

With a Code-3 run for the crew, ambulance drivers get the rush of the response, but Oak Valley Hospital gets nothing in return when none of the parties involved have to be taken to the hospital. It's a costly response when no assistance is administered.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Selling Off Properties

One structure has sat vacant for nearly a year in the center of town, another is dilapidated and in need of repair, a third was described by the city manager as "the blight of Maple Avenue." The Hershey Visitors Center, The Free Will Baptist Church, and a vacant rental house are the list of city owned properties City Manager Bryan Whitemyer wants to unload to apply to more than $1 million in a budget deficit.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Local Hunger

Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, the Oakdale Grocery Outlet store is kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Oakdale Grocery Outlet and their customers can help to feed people in Oakdale facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity. Over the past two years, over $500,000 has been raised in cash, gift cards and food donations company-wide towards this effort.

July 03, 2013 | | Local News


Filing Period For November Election

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reports candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which will open and run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Candidates, including incumbents must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 02, 2013 | | Local News


Scam Targeting Elderly In Area

"Grandma, what a big bank account you have."

June 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

June 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hose And Ladder - Volunteer Fire on Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Farmer’s Market Arrives With ‘Soft’ Opening Night

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May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Housing Project Info Session May 17

Visionary Home Builders of California (VHB), Stockton's non-profit housing specialist, will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss the vision of their new project ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


American Veterans First Outfits Vet With ‘Wheels’

Waiting for the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at Sylvan Avenue and Coffee Road in Modesto to open, holding on to a walker, was World War ...

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Open Road Calls OHS Alum From California To Costa Rica

Anthony Trujillo always knew he wanted to do something memorable once he completed college.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Area Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80 per gallon on Sunday, May ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Patriotic Concert Planned

An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Speechtrain Session Slated

Join in each week with the local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale VFW Post Hosts Memorial Day Observance

Dan Vigil, Oakdale VFW Post 2922 Commander, will be conducting the Memorial Day Celebration for all in the community.

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Rams Represent At Relays

Oakdale Junior High School Rams represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District earlier this month at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays.

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


One Month Left To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

District Director Mark Quinn of the U.S. Small Business Administration's San Francisco District Office has reminded California businesses and residents of the June ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Highway 99 Work Slated

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various road construction activities on State Route 99 (SR-99) from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Artwork On Display

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


LaPorte Stand-Up Comedy Show For A Good Cause

The Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House Comedy night in Patterson presents Rocky LaPorte, which will benefit people in more ways than one ...

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veggie Fest Helps Local Families “Refresh Better”

Stanislaus County residents joined together to kick the sugary-drink habit, and instead, refresh better with water during a special celebration created by the Stanislaus County ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center Schedules Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. Come see some of their educational animals up close and personal. Baby ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


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