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Love Oakdale Brings Community Together

With nearly 20 projects around town, volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 23 to share breakfast and then headed out to their assignments of painting, cleaning, yard maintenance and general beautification for the city. In addition to clean up teams, there were also some special 'encouragement' teams that went to the Oak Valley Care Center to visit with elderly residents there, helping brighten the day. Shown are some photos from the Saturday of service.

April 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Relay Hits Right Notes For Community

In a fun-filled, yet often touching 24 hours, Relay For Life of Oakdale participants helped raise awareness of the programs and services of the American Cancer Society while celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those lost to the disease and fighting back. Here are some photos from the event, staged at Oakdale High School.

April 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Relay Raises $75,000-Plus

While many American Cancer Society Relay For Life events are cutting down their hours – opting for shorter 12- or 18-hour versions, the Relay For Life of Oakdale stayed strong for 24 hours this past weekend.

April 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Kayaking, History Offered At Melones Visitors Center

The next couple of Saturdays will hold some special programs at New Melones Lake Visitors Center, with kayaking featured on April 23 and Me-Wuk heritage on April 30.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Assembly Bill Aims To Track Cargo Theft

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) said AB 2805, her bill to create a task force that would develop and adopt standards for detecting and tracking cargo theft, passed the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on Thursday, April 14.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Drowning At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials reported that emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at the Woodward Reservoir on Sunday, April 17 around 4:50 p.m. When units arrived on scene, they confirmed the victim was missing.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


4-H Earns Top Honors At West Coast Rabbit Show

On the weekend of April 9th and 10th, 2016, the Orange Blossom 4-H Rabbit Project participated in the West Coast Classic Rabbit Show in Reno, Nevada. Of the 45 members in the local 4-H rabbit project, nine members, ages six to 18 years of age, dedicated their weekend to showing their rabbits.

April 20, 2016 | Molly Terpstra Orange Blossom 4H Reporter | Local News


Refurbished Sierra DinnerTrain Celebrates Re­Opening

Under vivid blue skies with a crisp breeze blowing, the train whistle blew at regular intervals through Oakdale on Sunday, April 17.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Love Oakdale Slated Saturday

The kickoff rally is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Wood Park in Oakdale, in the heart of downtown, as work crews gather together before heading out to Love Oakdale.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Parade Organizer Praises Help From Local Youths

In her first year as serving as coordinator of the Oakdale Rodeo Parade, Lisa Vandermeer said she got plenty of help … from an unexpected source.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Peddler’s Faire Supports Local Museum

Whether it be a love of the outdoors, a unique find or a bit of history, Knights Ferry has it all to offer its visitors. This Sunday, April 24 marks the perfect time to take advantage of it all as historic Knights Ferry hosts the 25th Gold Country Annual Peddler's Faire. The event will be hosted at the covered bridge and Army Corp Park along the Stanislaus River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Market Moves Back To Third

After controversy with its location last year and the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau withdrawing its sponsorship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, April 18 approved an application to move the Farmers' Market back to the downtown area after its brief departure to the Gene Bianchi Community Center plaza last year.

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Brings Annual Relay For Life

Teams, cancer survivors, caregivers and the community will gather this weekend at Oakdale High School, participating in the annual Relay For Life of Oakdale. This year's event runs from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, April 24.

April 20, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Resident, Author Runs Sub 3-Hour Boston Marathon

It was 33 years to the day that well known sports journalist and accomplished author Matt Fitzgerald crossed the Boston Marathon finish line for the first time. An event which has been noted on multiple fronts as life-changing for the then 11-year-old boy.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


WELCOME TO MUDTOWN

Weekend rain may have made conditions less-than-ideal for all things rodeo, but it didn't matter, as competitors, parade watchers and rodeo enthusiasts of all ages turned out in the Cowboy Capital of the World. The 65th annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo, hosted by the Oakdale Saddle Club, saw Buck Lunak, top photo, nail down a 78.50-point ride in this round of bareback competition. At side, a young parade participant seems to be in training for future work in the arena and, below, mud covers nearly every inch of contestant Timmy Sparing and his target in the tie-down roping. He ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


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Early Returns Show Santos Maintaining OID Seat

Unofficial results in the April 25 recall election for Oakdale Irrigation District Director Linda Santos showed with just under 500 votes counted, the 'No' votes ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Commission Pays Visit To Oakdale

Members of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission made an appearance at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Monday evening, April 24. The commission, according ...

April 26, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Luncheon

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew Howard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Innovative Pedestrian Signal Takes Effect At Lee Avenue

Completed just in time for local school students to return from Spring Break, the new pedestrian signal at West F Street (Highway 108) and Lee ...

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Economic Corridor Updated

Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Nygard Announces Bid For Congressional Post

Former Riverbank City Council member Dotty Nygard has declared an interest in running for Representative Jeff Denham's 10th Congressional District seat and has begun ...

April 26, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Car, Motorcycle Show Set At 50’s Roadhouse In May

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to come join in the Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Peddlers Sell Variety Of Wares In Ferry Show

Whatever you were looking for – even if you didn't know exactly what it was – chances are you found it if you went to the ...

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Immigration Info Offered

Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Benefit

Plan to attend a Friday night fundraiser, April 28 at Oakdale High School, featuring soccer games, silent auction, food, raffle drawings, entertainment and more.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Schedules Burger Fest May 6

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to attend the Oakdale Rescue Mission 'Burger Fest' at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Garden Club Sets Annual Salad Bar Luncheon

Tickets are now available for the Tuesday, May 16 Oakdale Garden Club Annual Scholarship Salad Bar Fundraiser, to be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Grants Awarded By Caltrans

Caltrans this week awarded $9.2 million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants to support local governments and agencies in their efforts to integrate transit, bicycling ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Jane Seymour To Headline Heart Health Luncheon

Actress Jane Seymour will join more than 600 community leaders and champions of women's heart health for the American Heart Association's Modesto Go ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


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