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Audit, Cell Tower Highlight Meet

With several items listed on Monday's Oakdale City Council agenda, two items – the city audit results and a proposed cell phone tower – sparked the most discussion between the public, city officials, and contracted commercial representatives.

May 23, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Past Arrests - Candidate Drops From Race

In a discovery on Thursday May 17, The Leader learned that Oakdale City Council hopeful Scott Jaspar was arrested on suspicion of rape in December 2007.

May 23, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local 4-Hers Show Their Fashion

Orange Blossom 4-H Club recently hosted the annual Stanislaus County 4-H Fashion Review at Valley Home Elementary School. Boys and girls ages seven to 17 years old competed in categories where they either made their own outfits or purchased them and then modeled the outfits in front of judges for a score. Orange Blossom 4-Hers Cory Barney and Matthew Black hosted the event to earn their Emerald Stars.

May 22, 2012 | | Local News


Solar Eclipse This Sunday

This Sunday, May 20, there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from the Oakdale/Modesto/Sonora area.

May 19, 2012 | | Local News


Donations Sought As Family Fights Illness

Justin Myers, an Oakdale graduate, has been fighting a mysterious illness that was discovered when he was in junior high. The Oakdale Leader has followed Justin's journey through several stories, including when he received his restored 1969 Chevy Camaro through the Make-A-Wish program. After eight years of frequent blood transfusions for what they can only determine is Pure Red Cell Anemia (partial bone marrow failure), Justin is showing signs of major organ failure. His liver is in Stage 3 Fibrosis due to iron overload, which drops his odds to 70-75 percent. Treatments are no longer effective but they have ...

May 18, 2012 | | Local News


Council Candidate Has Past Rape Arrest

In a recent discovery, The Leader has learned that Oakdale City Council hopeful Scott Jaspar was arrested for rape and penetration with a foreign object that occurred in Nevada County in 2007.

May 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Feathers Tapped As Manager

The Oakdale City Council announced that former Atwater Assistant City Manager Stan Feathers will take over as the part-time interim city manager on July 1when current Interim City Manager Greg Wellman is required to leave the post.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Overworked, Understaffed - City Audits Arrive Late

After a series of city financial crises coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's tardy 2010-2011 audit would be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. Last week the council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit report that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Housecleaning Leaves Leadership Quandary

Since the seating of the current city council in November of 2010, the City of Oakdale tribunal has purged or presided over the departure of nearly all of its department heads. Of the two that remain; the public works director has been given notice he will no longer be employed after July and the finance director may be in jeopardy of being gone by this July also.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Former Mayor Speaks Out About City Finances

Past Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson believes much that is being declared about the city's financial status may not be completely accurate.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Session To Discuss Finance Director

The Oakdale City Council announced that it will be holding a special meeting on Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in closed session to discuss the performance of Finance Director Albert Avila.

May 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


DNA May Reveal Deceased Baby's Mother

On Dec. 1, 2011 Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Bait Barn located at 12505 Yosemite Blvd in Waterford for an infant found in a garbage can. Fire personnel immediately responded and the infant was pronounced deceased.

May 11, 2012 | | Local News


City To Finally Receive 2010-2011Audit

After a series of city financial standings coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila has assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's 2010-2011 audit will be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. The council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Vacancy

Gridlocked by a series of two-two split motions, a packed council chambers on Monday possibly saw a glimpse into the future of a polarized Oakdale City Council stalemated on controversial agenda voting items if a fifth and deciding member is not appointed.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Perfect Day For Celebrating Flight

When the forecast calls for clear and sunny skies with a light breeze, it is a perfect day for flying.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


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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


Memorial Day Holiday Means Long Weekend

The unofficial start of summer, the long three-day holiday weekend for Memorial Day, will be a busy one around the region. It is graduation week ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


One Way Traffic Control On McHenry

Work scheduled for the coming week will see one way traffic control on a portion of McHenry Avenue in Escalon as part of the ongoing ...

May 19, 2018 | | Local News


Markel Named 2018 Leo Volz Recipient

There are many things that Oakdale High School senior Jude Markel will need to think about this fall. How he covers his tuition for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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