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Saturday Features Festival Of Trees

The Festival of Trees in Oakdale's Wood Park on Saturday, Dec. 1 will bring back to town a local legend. Lloyd Stueve, owner of family operated Stueve Organic Dairy Farms near Oakdale, is perhaps best known locally as the 'bearded guy driving horses' pulling the hay wagon at the downtown Christmas event and in the annual rodeo parade. He is known more widely in the Western states as the owner and driver, along with his wife, of beautifully matched teams of Percheron horses pulling antique wagons on horse team events from Death Valley to Silver City, Idaho. He has ...

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Crowd Gathers For Ford Mixer

General Manager Erich Haidlen threw a mixer earlier this month at the Haidlen Ford Dealership on East F Street in Oakdale, participating in the "Go Further With Ford Night" promotion and activities. The showroom was filled with tables and people mingling. Over 100 people stopped by throughout the evening to take part in the festivities.

November 28, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


City Manager Position Discussed

The Oakdale City Council was scheduled to host a special meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 27 – after The Leader went to press ‑ in closed session to discuss the position of the current interim city manager, Stanley Feathers.

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Gutter Cleaning Tips

If more homeowners knew the proper way to clean out their roof gutters, there would be less deaths and injuries. Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned out in preparation for the rainy season ahead. If the rainwater doesn't flow properly through the gutter and downspout system, costly home repairs can add up from rainwater damage. It's time to clean out those clogged gutters, and to do it safely.

November 27, 2012 | | Local News


Sugar Bowl Open Thanksgiving Weekend

Over six feet of early season snow so far this season has allowed Sugar Bowl resort at Donner Summit to re-open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding this Thanksgiving weekend, with a forecast that calls for blue skies and beautiful weather.

November 23, 2012 | | Local News


Officer Mourned - Katuszonek’s Loss Felt By Many

Gray and cloudy skies matched the somber mood of those attending the funeral service for Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek on Friday morning, Nov. 16, at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Sale Talk Stirs Up OID

A packed house of concerned farmers and area citizens filled the Oakdale Irrigation District boardroom on Nov. 20 to hear discussion on a potential water sale to the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) at the OID Board of Directors regular meeting.

November 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Cowboy Christmas: 20 Years Strong

Oakdale's annual Cowboy Christmas is on the schedule for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 and this year will be a special one.

November 21, 2012 | | Local News


Questions Arise Over Success Of Climbers Fest

The event touted to put Oakdale on the map and to bring in "climbers from all over the world" resulted in extremely poor attendance of less than 300 and a profit of just $200 after the city invested $2000 in sponsorship for the affair.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Pooch Seeks Top Dog Honors

With a list of awards and dog show honors for her prize standard schnauzer, Oakdale resident Kim Studley has high hopes for BIS GCH Blackhawk Finnegan's Wake, also known by the pet name "Fin."

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Study May Mean Rate Hike

Oakdale City Council members voted to move forward on Monday, Nov. 19, with a utility rate study very likely to raise water and sewer rates to help the revenue shortfall of the wastewater fund.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Community Dinner Thursday

Fast approaching 20 years, the annual Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Oakdale's Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.

November 21, 2012 | | Local News


Stampede Plays Role In Charity Game

The varsity and junior varsity divisions of the Oakdale Stampede Youth Football team played contests at Modesto Christian High on Nov. 10 in a fundraiser effort to donate all proceeds to the family of Jayden Thomas, who was tragically killed in an auto accident after leaving a youth football game in Manteca. The Modesto Broncos donated the use of their field and snack bar for the two games. A bake sale, silent auction, T-shirt sales and donation jars also accumulated funds for the family.

November 19, 2012 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Oakdale Officer’s Impact Felt By Many

Grey and cloudy skies matched the somber mood of those attending the funeral service for Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek on Friday morning, Nov. 16, at the Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

November 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Officers Joined In Solemn Procession

Coming from departments all across the Central Valley, police officers joined with the Oakdale Police Department for a solemn funeral procession on Friday morning, mourning one of their own.

November 16, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Pump Price Relief Prompts

There's good news and bad news. First, the good news: We're still saving money on gasoline. The bad news? Your government wants more of it in their hands, not yours.

June 29, 2015 | | Local News


Grand Jury Finds No Flaw With Airport Operations

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception of a minor issue that involved a segment of fencing being too low.

June 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board

A group of Central California irrigation districts filed a lawsuit Friday, June 19 that challenges the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights on the Stanislaus River.

June 24, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Fresh From The Farm

It was a setting befitting a fine Home and Garden magazine as guests arrived for the inaugural Farm to Table dining experience hosted Friday night on the east end of town at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Under the watchful eye and hospitality of husband/wife team Matt and Courtney Smith, along with Bake Shop manager Vickie Thompson, guests were welcomed and encouraged to have something to drink and get comfortable.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction

A local check cashing business owner thwarted his own kidnapping during a carjacking Friday morning, June 18 that left him with only a scraped knee and a bump on his head. His car, a black BMW 525i was taken during the incident but later recovered.

June 22, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Moves Forward With Vacant Properties

With three city properties standing vacant, some for years, the Oakdale City Council decided to resolve their statuses, one of which consisted of having a building on one of the properties demolished despite a proposal by a local business person to use it to expand its existing services.

June 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties at midafternoon Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Woman $5 Million Lotto Winner

Jennifer Daniel is $5 million richer after hitting the maximum jackpot on a $20 California Lottery Scratch-off ticket.

June 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Carnival Continues For Eighth Annual Event

In just a little over a week Riverbend Ranch will be transformed from the everyday chaos and homestead of Eric and Lisa Kjeldgaard and their family of eight children as they open the property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival.

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Hears Budget Plan

With the 2015-2016 fiscal year set to take begin in a few weeks, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer presented the preliminary city budget for approval at the Monday, June 15 Oakdale City Council meeting.

June 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Super Summer Camp Continues

Local children need not go far for the feel and experience of Summer Camp as Oakdale Joint Unified School District is once again offering Oakdale's Super Summer Camp.

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District, City Consider Return Of Resource Officers

For a few years in Oakdale, school resource officers (SROs) were as much a part of campus life as hall passes and cafeteria food.

June 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Wrong To Restrict Senior Water Rights

With the State of California curtailing water rights for senior users, the Oakdale Irrigation District is speaking out, calling the move by the State Water Control Board unjustified and illegal.

June 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Up And Down Week For Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 15, 2015 | | Local News


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