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Numbers Game - Fire Staffing Impacts Evaluated

When a fire hits, minutes are precious. Residents scramble to escape as lives and cherished possessions are threatened by the blaze. Seconds seem to slow as everyone waits the arrival of the fire department to contain a growing inferno.

January 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Rappers Hit The Stage

Aspiring Rap artists and brothers Ed Baldonado, also known as stage name Ex-D and Joe Baldonado, stage name Twista-J are local guys that have big dreams. They have created a rap duo called Roomstyle.

January 08, 2014 | Virginia Still | Local News


Council Reviews Museum Transfers

At its Monday, Jan. 6 meeting, the Oakdale City Council moved forward to finalize property transfers, including land, structures, and exhibits, from city owned to the Friends of Oakdale Heritage (FOH), operators of the museum since 2009.

January 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Free Telescope Nights At Modesto Junior College

The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club invites the community to view the stars at the Telescope Nights held the first Friday of each month at the new Science Community Center on MJC's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto. Telescope Night admission, viewing and campus parking are free.

January 06, 2014 | | Local News


Fire Staffing Numbers Game

When a fire hits, minutes are precious. Residents scramble to escape as lives and cherished possessions are threatened by the blaze. Seconds seem to slow as everyone waits the arrival of the fire department to contain a growing inferno.

January 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Price Trackers Can Earn Free Gas In Giveaway

GasBuddy.com, the retail gas price tracker supported by millions of volunteer price spotters across the United States and Canada, has started giving away $100 in free gas as it will do every single day in 2014. The first winner of the new $100 daily prize was a driver from Aurora, Illinois.

January 02, 2014 | | Local News


Community Sharing Numbers Growing

It's 8 a.m. on Monday morning and a small, core group of volunteers at Oakdale Community Sharing have already accomplished a fair amount of work.

December 31, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Oakdale Man Killed In Hit And Run

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and Waterford Police Services are asking for assistance in identifying a vehicle that fled the scene of a hit and run fatality on Sunday, Dec. 29 in Waterford. The incident is being classified as a homicide.

December 31, 2013 | | Local News


Year In Review - Top Newsmakers, Issues Remembered

From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes, to the possibility of fire consolidation with the Stanislaus Fire Protection District, 2013 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we continue with our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at stories from the second half of the year, July through December.

December 31, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Laws Impact Motorists For 2014

With the New Year beginning, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that go into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

December 31, 2013 | | Local News


CHP Reminds Revelers To Safely Ring In The New Year

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to begin the New Year responsibly. If the celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver before the festivities begin. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, and continues through 11:59p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

December 30, 2013 | | Local News


CHP Secures Seat Belt Grant To Help Save Lives

Saving lives by securing vehicle occupants throughout the state is the objective behind the California Highway Patrol's (CHP) "Vehicle Occupant Restraint Education and Instruction III (VOREIIII)" grant. In 2013, California achieved one of the higher seat belt usage rates in the nation at 97.4 percent. Through education and enforcement, the CHP is hoping to increase the seat belt usage rate while simultaneously reducing the number of people killed and injured in collisions.

December 26, 2013 | | Local News


Furlough Schedule Implemented

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reminds the public that the Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Department will experience furlough closures during the holidays.

December 25, 2013 | | Local News


Donations Sought - Family Seeks Help With Genetic Test

At first glance, 2-year-old Landon Shatswell is pretty much like most active toddlers. He loves to jump and run, play with his toys and listen to his mom, Desiree Shatswell read to him at night.

December 24, 2013 | Kim Van Meter Special To The Leader | Local News


Year In Review: Final Look At 2013

From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes to keep the city afloat, to the discontinuation of maternity services at Oak Valley Hospital, as well as selfless acts done to better the community, 2013 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 24, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Newest 209 Arrives In Costco

The latest issue of the 209 Magazine, third row down, second from left, is now on the shelves at area Costco stores, with a variety ...

February 18, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale FES Hosts Wedding-Themed Event

It is fair to say there are few people in the community of Oakdale who have not stepped foot inside the Oakdale FES Hall, located ...

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Enjoy Accordion Music

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Crafters Put Heart And Soul Into Projects

Several offerings focused on the Valentine's Day theme were offered over the past couple of weeks at the Oakdale Library.

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Regional Relay Event Slowly Taking Shape

Just a little less than three months away, a combined Relay For Life for the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and Waterford is seeing the ...

February 14, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OHS Art Show Slated This Month

Some things have changed since Matt McDonald last roamed the halls as an Oakdale High School Mustang 20 years ago. The one thing most notable ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Equine Rescue Living Up To Its Name

One truly never knows what any given day will hold for the board members and volunteers of Oakdale Equine Rescue. One thing, however, is for ...

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul recently delivered the State of the City address to a lunchtime crowd at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, detailing the financial ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


New Threat Could Impact Regional Wetlands, Agriculture

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


BADGE BATTLE SUCCESS

It was billed as the 'battle of the badges' and plenty of first responders and emergency personnel took part but it was also the general ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Annual Technology Conference Slated

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the 19th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC!2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Documentary Wins International Award

The documentary Halfway Home, directed by Stanislaus State professor Steve Arounsack, has been given a documentary fund award by the Center for Asian American Media ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


YES KIDS Presenting Disney’s “Peter Pan JR”

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS will present Disney's "Peter Pan JR" at the Gallo Center for the Arts ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


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