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Lights, Camera, Oakdale! – City Plays Host To Film Production Crew

The words 'quiet on set!' could be heard from production crew members in the Chateau Meroux, the countryside home of Sean Gnekow, which is nestled next to Woodward Reservoir, about four miles north of Oakdale.

June 02, 2010 | Krista Anderson Special To The Leader | Local News


Fire Season - Prolonged Spring Prompts Concerns

There's no doubt the unseasonably cool spring weather coupled with late rains have kept the temperatures in a pleasant zone but not without cost. The rainy season has created an extra heavy fuel load as the official fire season declared by CAL FIRE - albeit delayed - approaches with an estimated late June or early July target. The date is driven by local and state burning conditions and activity.

June 02, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Holiday Weekend Busy But Safe

The Memorial Day holiday weekend traffic, both Friday and Monday, backed up Yosemite Avenue and clogged up F Street but in spite of heavy traffic flow and increased visitors through the city, law enforcement reported a relatively quiet holiday with the only spike being in DUI arrests due to the special grant-funded traffic enforcement.

"The calls were really run-of-the-mill," Lt. Lester Jenkins of the Oakdale Police Department said. "We had very heavy traffic throughout the weekend but not a lot of accidents."

June 02, 2010 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Releases Proposed Budget

The Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office has released the county's recommended proposed budget for the 2010-2011 budget year. The recommended proposed budget will serve as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a final budget for 2010-2011 is adopted in September.

June 02, 2010 | | Local News


Service Clubs Make A Difference In Quake Zone

Delta BC Mexico: The largest earthquake in the California Region since the 8+ in 1906 that hit San Francisco did not stop 22 U.S. citizens from going six miles from the epicenter to do their service work through area clubs in April this year. Forty-two miles south of the border the town of Delta had no water and very little electricity, which made doing the medical clinics and work at the local elementary school a challenge. In spite of this, a total of over $92,000 worth of clinics, refurbishing and delivery of materials took place in two days.

May 26, 2010 | John C. Brunk Special To The Leader | Local News


Voices, Orb Captured During Leader Investigation

The investigative results are in from the Western Region Paranormal Research (WRPR) group - and it's enough to raise the hair on your arm if you're inclined to believe them.

May 26, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


SSJID Funding Improvements For Woodward Reservoir

A million dollars from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District is helping upgrade one of the more popular regional summer recreation destinations - Woodward Reservoir.

May 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt Special To The Leader | Local News


Reassignment - Task Force Gains Cop

Members of the Oakdale City Council recently approved Police Chief Marty West's request to reassign an officer to a grant-funded position within the Stanislaus County Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Agency (SDEA), which will likely save the officer's employment but will result in one less officer for Oakdale.

May 26, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Memorial Day Ceremonies Planned

Both of Oakdale's cemeteries will have Memorial Day observations for the community. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Oakdale Lodge #228 will place flags at Oaklawn Cemetery (Memorial Park) on North Sierra Avenue on Saturday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

The Romain Schell Post #2922 Veterans Foreign Wars, Oakdale, will host a ceremony on Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, East J Street. Flags for the ceremony will be placed by the Oakdale Historical Society.

May 26, 2010 | | Local News


OID Approves Funds To City, Fire

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved over $146,000 to fund requests from the City of Oakdale's Parks and Recreation department and the Fire department in a 3-2 vote at the May 18 regular meeting. Directors Herman Doornenbal and Al Bairos were the dissenting votes.

May 19, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Hair Collection Drive Aimed At Helping With Oil Spill Clean-Up

If you're looking for an easy way to do your part in helping clean up the oil spill currently befouling the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico, the ladies at Pamyla's Salon and Spa have the answer: go get a hair cut.

May 19, 2010 | | Local News


Cowboys And Chocolate

Some years the weather during the annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival is the invisible and unwelcome festival goer when it brings triple-digit temperatures but this year, the 18th annual chocolate event had mild - even delightfully - perfect weather for the 70,000 attendees who flocked to Oakdale for the weekend.

May 19, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Loan Modification Nightmare - Journey To Foreclosure Despite Attempts To Modify Loan

(Editor's note: the name of the lender has been withheld.)

May 19, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


State Grabs $13M From County, Cities

The Stanislaus County Redevelopment Agency was recently forced to turn over $2,818,246 to the Stanislaus County Auditor, a required payment resulting from the State's decision to raid $2.05 billion in local redevelopment funds as part of the 2009-10 State Budget. Instead of going to fund local job creation, economic growth and community revitalization projects, this money will now be siphoned off to help pay the State's obligations.

May 12, 2010 | | Local News


CEO Visits Local C21 M&M Offices

You know you're doing something right when the CEO of the company flies in from out of state to personally say hello.

May 05, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Building upon a week of exceptionally poor air quality due to stagnant atmospheric conditions, the San Joaquin Valley may experience gusty winds and localized blowing ...

December 15, 2017 | | Local News


F Street Sandwich Shop Plans Re-Opening

After closing down for a couple of months, the Mr. Pickle's sandwich shop on East F Street in Oakdale is re-opening under new ownership.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Aquatics Masters hosted a one mile charity swim on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. A wide range of swimmers packed the Oakdale Aquatic Center ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

TOPS Session

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fair Oaks student council members are shown with the donations that were collected by the local elementary school's student body for the "Holiday in ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Chanukah Menorah Lightings Scheduled Throughout Valley

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will offer ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Continuing Exhibitions Featured At Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


2018 Healthy Air Living Calendars Have Arrived

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


IN CONCERT

The Shaw siblings, shown here, along with their parents, make up the Shaw Family Band, which will perform a holiday gospel concert at Escalon First ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Families Help Bring Holiday Joy To 8,850 Children Overseas

Volunteers from the Stanislaus County California Area Team are celebrating the collection of 8,850 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Rams Spread Holiday Cheer

One never knows when they might be inspired by another's actions.

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Orvis Tapped To Lead Irrigation District Board

A newly elected Oakdale Irrigation District board member will serve as president of the panel, with directors voting in Tom Orvis to the leadership role.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists Save At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Offer Seasonal Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, many local residents will be out and about shopping, preparing, and enjoying the season. It's often this time of year ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


School District Utilizes Hefty Developer Fees

It has been a productive five years, by way of facilities and improvements for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Monday night's monthly school ...

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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