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Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blue Star Moms Lead Donation Efforts

Veterans' Day now looks a bit different to Oakdale mothers Emmy McDaniel and Alicia London than it did two years ago. Both are now parents to sons who are on active duty in the military. That's a fact which prompted them both to become pro-active with Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms, a congressionally chartered Veteran Service Organization.

November 12, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Measure Y Wins Easily

Oakdale voters sent a message on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with a resounding "Yes" in approving Measure Y, the continuation of a local half-cent sales tax, passing it by a 70 to 30 percent margin.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Thanksgiving Day - OHS Freshman Earns Spot In Macy’s Parade

The 2014 Thanksgiving Break is going to start just a bit early for Oakdale High School freshman Hope Kindred. The 14-year-old will be boarding a plane on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 20, but she will not be headed for a tropical family vacation. Hope will be boarding a red eye flight out of Sacramento with a final destination of New York City.

November 12, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Operation Christmas Child Comes To Oakdale

Oakdale's The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., is a collection location this year for Operation Christmas Child.

November 12, 2014 | | Local News


Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Abnormal Conditions Create High Levels Of Pollution

Extreme weather conditions have led to abnormally high pollution conditions rarely seen in the Valley this time of year.

November 07, 2014 | | Local News


Bushwacker Bucks Legendary Career Into Retirement

The most prominent figure in sports to retire this year not named Derek Jeter lives right here in Oakdale.

November 05, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Irrigation District Enacts Higher Fees

With little fanfare and no public comment, the Oakdale Irrigation District raised the price of water for its 2,900 agricultural customers Tuesday. Later, board members moved to soften the financial impact of higher rates by supporting a proposal to help farmers pay for projects to improve irrigation efficiency.

November 05, 2014 | | Local News


Voters Give Thumbs Up For Measure Y

Oakdale voters overwhelmingly approved continuation of a half-cent sales tax in voting on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

November 05, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Largent Claims Seat On Escalon School Board

Longtime Escalon Unified School District board member John Largent was returned to the board by an overwhelming majority in the Tuesday election.

November 05, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CHP Continues Distracted Driving Campaign Crackdown

In response to this growing incidence of distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has launched a yearlong, Adult Distracted Driving traffic safety campaign in partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A minimum of 80 distracted driving enforcement operations and at least 500 traffic safety presentations will be completed statewide by the end of September 2015.

November 03, 2014 | | Local News


Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian

Riverbank Police and Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by an Amtrak train around 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 near the area of Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News


CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Costumes, jack-'o-lanterns, haunted houses and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren't taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started by a candle.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News


Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority

While in the ag-rich Central Valley during a break from politicking in Washington D.C., Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the offices of The Oakdale Leader to discuss certain federal issues that are affecting Central Valley residents he represents in California's 10th Congressional District.

October 29, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Authorities Investigate Multiple Crashes

The third serious auto accident in less than 24 hours tied up traffic and saw an air ambulance land at the scene north of Oakdale ...

January 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Collision At Stearns Still Under Investigation

A two-vehicle accident at about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night remains under investigation.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Spaghetti Supper

Come enjoy the 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner served up by the Escalon United Methodist Church, with the meal set for Saturday, Jan. 27, served from ...

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Early Morning Fatality On Highway 108

A two vehicle accident resulted in one confirmed fatality at Highway 120 and Kennedy Road in the Knights Ferry area early Thursday morning.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Cannabis Dispensary Candidates Announced

Following the lengthy holiday break, Oakdale City Council reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a full schedule, which included the announcement of two cannabis businesses that ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Slight Hike At Local Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon, according to GasBuddy's ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Welcome Home Veterans Bike And Car Show

Registration is now open for the Welcome Home Veterans Bike and Car Show, scheduled for April 14, 2018. All makes, models and years are welcome ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s March Modesto Gears Up For 2018

Women's March Modesto has announced their local march, rally and unity gathering "Hear Our Vote" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Make plans to join ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Dinner Includes Large Business Of Year Honors

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 19 will include recognition of three large businesses that serve the community. Nominated ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Trio Of Small Businesses Recognized For Service

American AgCredit, Last Call Brewing Company and Mountain Mike's Pizza are the Small Business of the Year nominees for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Monthly Veterans Advisory Commission Meeting Set

The Veterans Advisory Commission for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will host its monthly meeting in Knights Ferry on Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Acoustic Rock

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Community Club Schedules Paint Nite

Knights Ferry Community Club is offering the community the opportunity to take a bit of the Ferry home with them.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross bloodmobile made its way to Oakdale on Tuesday morning, Jan. 16. The large bus was parked at Ball Corporation on West ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


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