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OTVB Administrator’s Email Continues To Draw Heat

An email criticizing Councilman Farrell Jackson's position on not banning alcohol in city parks remains in the forefront as some business officials attempt to distance themselves from a correspondence they described as "a personal attack" and "personal vendetta."

August 30, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Conservation Corps Members Called In To Service

More than 400 young men and women of the California Conservation Corps are working 16-hour shifts supporting firefighters throughout California, according to the CCC Foundation.

August 29, 2013 | | Local News


FEMA Funds Available For Rim Fire Fight

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Rim Fire currently burning in Tuolumne County.

August 28, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Saddle Club Aids Fire Evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

August 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Donations Needed For Firefighters

As firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, local collections are gathering much needed items for them.

August 28, 2013 | | Local News


Park Alcohol Ban Feud Spreads

Oakdale's rising civil war over the decision to ban city park drinking has risen to other battlegrounds as two former city council candidates with opposing views exchanged shots, both contending their statements, criticized by the other, were made as private citizens and not part of the official city-related roles they now hold.

August 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Park Alcohol Ban Feud Spreads

Oakdale's rising civil war over the decision to ban city park drinking has risen to other battlegrounds as two former city council candidates with opposing views exchanged shots, both contending their statements, criticized by the other, were made as private citizens and not part of the official city-related roles they now hold.

August 23, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Crime Stopping Cuisine Food And Wine Tasting

Come to the annual Crime Stopping Cuisine Food and Wine Tasting on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Peterson Hall, 720 12th St. in Modesto.

August 22, 2013 | | Local News


Citizens Speak Out On Park ‘Drunkards’

An agenda item at the Aug. 19 Oakdale City Council meeting on a proposal to prohibit city park drinking brought out public comments by several residents, some spirited, in support of the ban.

August 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


‘Negative Outlook’ Removed From City Bond

After the city's sewer enterprise bond rating took a beating last year from Moody's Investor Services and being downgraded, the financial firm announced on Friday, Aug. 16 that it had removed the "negative outlook" tag attached to the sewer bond.

August 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Taste Of Oakdale On The Horizon

The rousing aroma of delicious dishes will fill the air at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27 when the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's Fifth Annual Taste of Oakdale opens its doors at 5 p.m.

August 21, 2013 | | Local News


Son Arrested In Pettit Homicides

With a history of being a security guard with a license to carry a firearm and reported past boasting of phantom employment within the fire service, it may not be surprising that Brandon Pettit, 25, was arrested in connection with the murder of his parents. The bodies of his mother and father were discovered after an Aug. 8 house fire in Modesto.

August 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


First Air Alert of season scheduled to begin Monday

In order to prevent the valley air basin from exceeding critical 1-hour ozone levels, local air officials are declaring the season's first Air Alert, to begin Monday, Aug. 19 and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 21.

August 17, 2013 | | Local News


Senior Center Taking Steps To Maintain Financial Health

With its funding severely slashed in the city's tough financial times, resourceful seniors are keeping their center afloat with fundraising activities, donations, and volunteering their time.

August 16, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mental Health Study Outlines Accessibility Issues

Looking at what he termed a 'disproportionate number of mental health cases coming through Pathways clinic near Oak Valley Hospital, physician's assistant intern Zach Greenlee has partnered with some fellow interns in hopes of making a difference.

August 15, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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CAL FIRE Issues Holiday Weekend Safety Reminders

Despite most of California experiencing mild weather conditions heading into the holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to be cautious and not let their guard ...

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Lightning Strike Damages Trees

A violent late spring thunderstorm rocked the Oakdale area overnight, with one lightning strike setting off a fire near the River Paradise Mobile Home Park.

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Attempted Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Oakdale Police, with assistance from the Turlock Police Department SWAT team, on Thursday arrested a man for attempted murder.

May 24, 2018 | | Local News


Mental Health Awareness Focus Of Friday Program

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


ACE Train Partners With Great America

Starting Tuesday, May 29 and running through Aug. 10, California's Great America will offer discounted admission into the park for guests who ride the ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Festival Offers Scrapbook of Sweet Memories

The weekend Chocolate Festival in Oakdale featured nearly picture perfect weather, huge crowds and plenty to do for all ages. Here are a few photos ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Pump Price Impacts Travel

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Black Oak Casino Opens New RV Park

The cool breeze and the wispy clouds provided a pleasant setting for the celebration of the newest addition to the Black Oak Casino Resort, the ...

May 23, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Safety Urged Along Stanislaus River Over Holiday Weekend

Many people throughout the region will enjoy time with family and friends over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday. Some of their plans may take ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Reservations Now Available For 2018 Bat Night Tours

The bats have returned. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is welcoming back the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Girls Finish Second At Divisionals

The 2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III track and field competition was held over the weekend at Folsom's Vista del Lago High School. Oakdale's ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Chocolate Festival Opens Gates To Thousands From Near, Far

Dogs on leashes, kids with bubbles, toddlers in strollers, hands full of chocolatey treats – these were just a few of the common sights seen in ...

May 23, 2018 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Manriquez Steps In As Resource Officer

There's a new "kid' on the campus of Oakdale schools and he looks a bit different than the rest of the student body.

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Crystal Creamery Milk Carton Salutes OHS Scholar Athlete

For one Oakdale family, milk is likely being served as part of their graduation party menu because their high school graduate is being recognized as ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Ceja, Pabalan Named 2018 OHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian

"High school's been fun!"

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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