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ATV Crash Claims Local Teen

A Thursday accident along a rural road outside the city resulted in the death of a 17-year-old Oakdale girl, killed June 23 when her ATV entered the path of a 2002 Chevrolet. The Chevy was traveling westbound on Rice Road at about 45 mph early Thursday evening when the vehicles collided.

June 29, 2011 | | Local News


Crowds Brace For Hot Holiday

Fireworks booths throughout Oakdale are open for business and the temperatures are predicted to heat up for the weekend, with plenty of people liable to hit the local waterways for the Fourth of July holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Phantom Crew Installs Delayed Sidewalk

Out of concern for the senior citizens and a frustration with government inefficiency, a construction professional wishing to remain anonymous gathered his crew and took a few hours of his time on Saturday, June 25, to install a 95-foot sidewalk on A Street near Yosemite Avenue.

June 29, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sacrifices Pay Off For Rural Fire

Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District has achieved some financial security for the end of the fiscal year. Chief Lee Winton is in the process of saving for a rainy day; a reserve fund is something ORFD hasn't had.

For more details about how Rural Fire improved the bottom line, read the June 29 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

June 28, 2011 | | Local News


Oakdale Girl Killed In ATV Wreck

A 17-year-old Oakdale girl was killed Thursday evening, June 23 when her ATV entered the path of a 2002 Chevrolet traveling westbound on Rice Road at 45 mph.

June 24, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Dangerous Depths - Officials Warn Of Conditions

It seems at the beginning of every warm weather season, water officials issue a dire warning about conditions on the Stanislaus River. The basics: it's moving fast, it's cold, and it's filled with hidden dangers, remain the same. The difference this year? Take the essence behind those typical warnings and multiply that by a hundred and you might have an inkling of what officials fear for the 2011 summer season.

June 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


ROTA Directors Mull County Takeover

Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority (ROTA) directors will delay raising their public bus fares, originally planned to become effective July 1, pending consideration of a Stanislaus County proposal to assume transit operations for the cities of Riverbank and Oakdale.

June 22, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Council Unanimous On New Budget

The City of Oakdale will enter the 2011-2012 fiscal year with a balanced budget, approved unanimously by council members at the Monday, June 20 city council meeting.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID To Fence Out Unwelcome Cars

A new fence and locked walk-through gate will be erected at the Oakdale Irrigation District offices. In an action at the OID Board of Directors regular meeting on June 21, the board voted 4-0, with director Frank Clark absent, to install a 350 linear feet, six-foot high chain link fence on the east side of the OID property bordering the Live Oak Plaza. OID has a satellite office space in the Live Oak Plaza, those employees will have a key for the walk-through gate.

June 22, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Park Host Volunteers Serve As Army Corps ‘Eyes’ And ‘Ears’

Sometimes the most important job or person is overlooked until you realize without them - you'd be in hot water, or as in the case of the Stanislaus River: frigid, rushing, and dangerous water.

June 22, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Fills Operations Manager Vacancy

The Oakdale Irrigation District recently announced the promotion of Eric Thorburn to Water Operations Manager. Because of Thorburn's dedication to his job and his knowledge of modern irrigation practices and system controls he was promoted to the position.

June 22, 2011 | Eric Thorburn | Local News


Oakdale Police History On Display

Retired Oakdale Police Lieutenant Vern Gladney acquired a vast assortment of duty gear over his 30 years of service with the city's police department, a career that spanned parts of four decades.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Expo Boosts City Image, Coffers

A three-day tradeshow hosted by a local distribution company brought in much needed revenue to bolster local businesses.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blueberry Thrills - Murphy Road U-Pick Farm Lures Families

Jeremiah Hinkle clutched his bucket tight as he maneuvered between the rows of blueberries, picking the biggest ones he could find.

June 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell Special To The Leader | Local News


Valley Home Dedicates New Community Park

Nearly five years in the making, Valley Home's Community Center Park was dedicated on Saturday, June 18 with a few dozen residents who turned out for the event. The new park replaces the old Valley Home Clubhouse, which was razed approximately four years ago due to the inability to bring the dilapidated building up to code. A new covered structure with lighting and a concrete floor called the "pavilion" is the focal point of the park. New picnic tables, park benches, new chain link fencing, grass, shrubs and trees, boulders, a flagpole, dedication plaque, an irrigation system, and more ...

June 22, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Ceres Police Officer Crashes In Oakdale

A Ceres Police Officer driving in Oakdale on his way to work in a marked K-9 unit was involved in a solo-vehicle crash with a ...

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Parole Denied In 1993 Kidnap Case

A man convicted in 1994 for a series of kidnappings and attempted sexual assaults in Oakdale from 1993 was denied parole on Aug. 18 after ...

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School District’s Mutoza Turns In Locksmith Keys

Mark Mutoza has witnessed a lot of change during his tenure with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Church Hosts Event

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


New Transportation Funding Benefits Regional Projects

Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


TOE TAPPIN’ TIME

The music of Remedy filled the air on Friday night, as the Concerts in the Park series continued at Oakdale's Dorada Park, offered through ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Foothill Horizons Hosts September Open House

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Sonora site ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Countywide Transit System Implements Service Changes

Stanislaus County's Public Works Transit Division, which manages the Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), has just implemented service changes on bus routes throughout Stanislaus County ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Council Seeks To Bypass Election

With only the incumbents seeking reelection to two city council seats and the city clerk's office, and with no one opposing them on the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Final Stretch Looms For Local Shoe Drive

Joe and Jennifer Brown are doing their best to make a difference in the life of those in need.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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