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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


Bypass Overview Draws 100 Plus To Meeting

Planning for the "bypass" - otherwise known as the North County Corridor project - hasn't gone away. While planning began in 2008 and the first phase of construction is not slated to begin until 2018, the public interest continues to run high. Area residents just haven't had a recent meeting.

June 22, 2011 | John Branch | 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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