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Chilly Kick-Off

Oakdale Rodeo Queen hopefuls were shivering in their custom leather outfits Thursday, April 7 at the annual Cowboy Museum mixer as they waited to learn who had earned the title of this year's rodeo royalty. The rain began around 5 p.m. and for a brief moment, snowflakes started to drift from the sky. Of course, nothing stuck and it was over before most people realized it had begun, but it certainly made for good conversation. For complete rodeo coverage of all the week's festivities and competition, don't miss the April 13 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

April 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Law Enforcement Preps For Rodeo Days

If you want to see crazy in action, just catch Oakdale before and during the rodeo weekend, and while it's a wild good time for most, for law enforcement and certain city agencies, it spells overtime, a black out on vacation time, and most certainly all hands on deck.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Hospital Faces Tumultuous Times

Battle lines are being clearly defined between the members of the Oak Valley Hospital Governing Board. The polarization between members was clear after the last meeting of the hospital's governing board of directors on March 23.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Seniors Voice Concerns At Council Meeting

Purple was the predominant color in the audience at Monday night's city council meeting, April 4, as concerned seniors wearing Gladys Lemmons Senior Center shirts gathered, concerned about perceived threats posed to their facility.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Doggone It! - License Effort Unleashed

Compliance is the name of the game and dog owners are the target players in the city's newest community outreach.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

April 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Dinner Another Huge Boost

Oakdale community members rallied big contributions to support the Oakdale High Boosters Club Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction on March 5 at the FES Hall.

The event saw an impressive net proceeds of $16,825 to benefit OHS athletics.

April 01, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Local News

Police Arrest Robbery Suspects

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Police recently arrested three Oakdale men suspected of robbing the Costless Market at 800 N. Yosemite Ave. in Oakdale on Jan. 30.

April 01, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Annual Relay For Life Celebrating Birthdays

Time is quickly winding down and Oakdale's 10th annual Relay For Life is fast approaching.

March 30, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Getting Involved - Local Amgen Volunteer Information and Sign-Ups

The Oakdale Leader caught up with Oakdale City Councilman Michael Brennan - one of the driving forces behind the Amgen Tour of California coming through Oakdale - to find out more information on the volunteering aspect of this exciting eight-day event. There were many locations vying for a coveted spot on the tour. Oakdale made the cut but not before plenty of legwork behind the scenes. Brennan explains the process and the work needed to be done preceding the race in this exclusive interview.

March 30, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Great Balls Of Fire – Annual Testicle Festival Remains Popular Repast

Oakdale's 30th annual Testicle Festival saw a packed house at the FES Hall on Monday night, March 28. Hungry attendees feasted on the breaded bovine nuggets in the event sponsored by Oakdale's Rotary Club and Cowboy Museum.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale’s Rainy Family Fun Run Finishes Well

Rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of runners and supporters of Oakdale schools who turned out by the hundreds to participate in the SOS Fun Run/Walk staged Saturday, March 26 at Cloverland Elementary School. The road course wound through neighborhoods with the starting and finish lines in front of Cloverland on Johnson Avenue.

March 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Investigation Focuses On Meeting Law Allegations

Oakdale City Council members Tom Dunlop and Mike Brennan have been appointed by their peers to form an ad hoc committee for the purpose of investigating allegations of Brown Act violations by members of the Business Improvement District (BID) commission.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Police Cuts Continue To Challenge Chief, Department

When Marty West took over as police chief for the Oakdale Police Department in 2007, he had a budget with $1.2 million more than it does now and eight more officers to protect the city compared to the 20 currently assigned. Now, with the population and calls for service rising, he's faced with having to lay off one more police officer to meet a 10 percent imposed cut to the department budget.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Thief Takes Off With Coin-Op Washing Machine

Police are looking for thieves suspected of stealing a coin-operated washing machine from a Ponderosa Drive apartment complex sometime over the weekend.

The manager discovered theft Monday, March 21 and noted all the community mailboxes had also been pried open. The estimated value of the washing machine is $1,000.

March 25, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Round Up Winning Artwork For Rodeo

In less than three weeks the rumblings and rambling of rodeo week will once again take over the town of Oakdale. As is tradition, events ...

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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