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Santos Recall Vote Still Set For April

A group of citizens within the Oakdale Irrigation District will see their effort to recall Board Member Linda Santos move forward after attempts to halt the recall in the face of voter fraud charges failed to muster more than a cursory investigation by the Oakdale Police Department.

March 29, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News

Third Straight Week For Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Milton Road Fatality Under Investigation

A single car accident along Milton Road, north of Highway 4, on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Jackson man.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Our community park meeting was postponed last week due to the weather. It will be held this Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at the park. Thank you to each of you who have called. It will be exciting to hear your ideas! A couple of the 'fun' fundraisers we will be discussing will be a horseshoe tournament and a 50's Dinner! What fun we will have while supporting our little park. Any questions please feel free to call me at (209) 985-5233.

March 29, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News

April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Pet Alliance Spay Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 2,500 dog and cat spay/neuters through their voucher program since it started in August 2011. Sarah Atwood and Mary Dunn, voucher customers from Riverbank, were all smiles when they were presented with Petco gift baskets for their pets in recognition of reaching the program milestone, thanks to Anna Gervasio of Petco in Riverbank.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Scott M. Lyda Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Additional Volunteers Needed For Mansion Docent Training

Do you like the Victorian era and local history? Want to increase your social circle? Would you like to talk with people from around the globe? Have you been looking for just the right volunteer opportunity?

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Work Along F Street

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 108 (West F Street) at Lee Avenue in Oakdale for curb, gutter and sidewalk work.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


There was no shortage of diners eager to take part in the Oakdale Rotary Club's annual Testicle Festival, staged on Monday night, March 27 at the FES Hall. Top photo, the hall was filled with people enjoying the 'Rocky Mountain oysters' while, at side, a Rotarian continues to deep fry the delicacy. Below, the Rotary crew takes a quick breather for a photo opportunity.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Modesto Junior College Spring Performances

Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

AAUW Focuses On Equal Pay Day Observance

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, people across the United States will observe Equal Pay Day, a national day of action to combat the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the previous year. This means women on average have to work until April 4 just to take home what a man did in 2016.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Open Your Minds To The Clairvoyants

Is it magic or a gift? Does it give you an eerie feeling or do mentalists blow your mind? These questions may be answered after seeing the talents of Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, known as the Clairvoyants, live at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

March 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News

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Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News

Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Doing A Breakeven Analysis


March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Runners Toe The Line To Benefit Education

An overcast morning proved to serve as perfect running weather for over 350 runners and walkers on Saturday, March 10 as they joined in for ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Community Workshop Set On Sign Ordinance

The third in a series of Community Workshops for Oakdale residents focused on the city's sign ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Title Awarded To Yang

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, March 10 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Battles

The American Civil War Association is hosting its annual Knights Ferry Civil War Days this coming weekend.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Races Shaping Up For June 5 Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has announced the candidate filing deadline of Friday, March 9 for the June 5 Statewide Direct ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Garden Club Session

The Oakdale Garden Club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Youth Casting Call Goes Out For Hutton’s Hamlet Season

Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center in Oakdale will celebrate a milestone this summer with its 20th season of youth theater workshops, featuring five exciting ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

County Trash Day

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Gateway Express Project Receives $9M Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program grant for State Road 132, the Gateway ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Corner

Teams are still being sought for the upcoming Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life. The event will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Ag Council Members Gather For Annual Meeting

Agricultural business leaders from throughout the state met in Napa, California this past week for Agricultural Council of California's Annual Meeting, which was held ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

Motor Madness Fundraiser Features Emcee Rob Ely

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

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