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Strutting To Pet Success At San Francisco Event

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) Strut Your Mutt Team leashed up, loaded dogs and headed west to strut for the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. OSPA took top honors for the second year in a row as the top fundraising team with a grand total of $20,719 along with earning a $1,000 bonus award from Best Friends Animal Society. The OSPA team and their dogs, many adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, joined 400 others at McLaren Park in San Francisco for the third annual Strut Your Mutt event hosted by Best ...

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Play Park Renovation Underway

It starts today.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Victory Caps Homecoming

In a week that saw the Seniors beat the Juniors in Powder Puff action, new Homecoming Royalty crowned and an 'off-the-beaten-path' route for the Friday afternoon parade of floats, Oakdale capped its fall celebration with a big varsity football win over Lathrop on Friday night. (See story, photos in Sports, Page A10.)

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


School Board Eyes ‘Snapshot’ Test Data

Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board learned a little bit themselves on Monday night.

October 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Governor Signs Motorized Skateboard Bill

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized personal transportation devices in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill provides for key safety measures, while allowing local governments the flexibility to regulate their use for individual communities.

October 13, 2015 | | Local News


Fall Season Brings Lower Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

October 12, 2015 | | Local News


Campaign Focuses On DUI Reduction

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a regional effort to save lives and eliminate impaired drivers. To accomplish their mission and reduce traffic collisions involving impaired drivers, the CHP's Modesto Area office is using a federal grant to conduct a regional campaign against impaired drivers in Stanislaus County. The 12-month project started Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


Longtime OID Director Jack Alpers Passes

Former Oakdale Irrigation District Director Jack Alpers died Thursday in Oakdale after a long illness. He was 79.

October 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


Former Editor Of Oakdale Leader Remembered

"A soldier never dies – until he is forgotten" – that comment was made several times on a recent Saturday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, as local members of the Stanislaus Civil War Association joined with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2023 to remember "Judge" William A. Griffin and two of his fellow veterans, Daniel "Whit" Carmichael and Thomas Jefferson Ralls.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Museum Dinner Classified As A Success

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced that 470 guests were in attendance at their 18th Annual Dinner and Auction held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital on Saturday, Sept 19.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Airport Welcomes Community To Festivities

Local female aviator Alexandria Riedinger will be part of the festivities at the Oakdale Airport this weekend, as Airport Appreciation Day touches down on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Elementary Students Prepare For Annual Jog Event

Music, merriment and sights of pure joy might be found on any one of the four Oakdale Elementary school campuses this Friday, Oct. 9 as the student bodies participate in the District's annual Jog-a-Thon event.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Only 386 Legally Packing Concealed Weapons In City

The Cowboy Capital of the World may be a reference to the Old West history of Oakdale, but so far as the shoot-'em up Wild West, not so much, as measured by permits to carry concealed weapons (CCW) in the city of 20,000. Those with a permit can take loaded guns to the store, their workplace, and other public places as long as the firearm is not visible and is not prohibited by private property rules.

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Top Water Users Way Above Average

As the city seeks ways to conserve water to make its way through an intense drought, one Kimball Street home used an astonishing 816,873 gallons of water the past year, or an average of 2,023 gallons per day – five times the average use in the city.

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Just Another Day In The Newsroom

How do you explain the inner workings of a small weekly newspaper to a student who can ask Google anything and get the answer in ...

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


New Group Of Mustangs Get Down To Business

The future looks promising for students of Oakdale High School's Future Business Leaders of America as they recently competed in the FBLA Leadership Competition ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Cheer Takes Turn In Spotlight

Oakdale as a community has had many accomplishments in sports over the years. Just this past winter the Oakdale High School football team claimed the ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Violent Storm System Impacts Roads, Homes

Tree limbs came crashing down, power outages were reported, fences were damaged … the latest storm system to blow through the region left quite a mess ...

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Artists Display Talents At Local Event

Valley art enthusiasts were treated to a break from bad weather over the weekend, as Valley Art Association hosted its Annual 'Fall Carriage Art Show.'

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Tune In And Tune Up Event Slated Saturday

Free smog repairs are possible for those attending the Saturday, Feb. 25 Car Clean-Up Event in Stockton, with $500 vouchers available for repairs.

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Focus On Safety For Night Driving

Though fewer cars are on the road at night than during the daytime, driving at night is still dangerous. In fact, the National Safety Council ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Modesto Junior College Presents Screening Of Resilience Documentary

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film 'Resilience' on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Skinnovations Establishes Business Presence In Oakdale

Thirty minute commutes are now a thing of the past for Nikki Chiverrell. Chiverrell, a Licensed Cosmetology Esthetician (LCE), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Holistic ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Square Dance Workshop Set

Calling all square dancers: Even if you haven't danced in some time, all are welcome to come and visit the Skirts 'n Flirts group ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Program Honors Students Succeeding Despite Challenges

For the 12th consecutive year, the Stanislaus Association of School Administrators (ACSA) Charter, along with the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Mocse Credit Union ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community-Supported Ag Day Highlights Resolutions

If your New Year's resolutions about healthy eating are already in the rearview mirror, you're not alone, but you still have time to ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Schedules Specialized Programs For Dementia Support

A Virtual Dementia Tour and an Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting are both planned on a regular basis at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

College Recital

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


Recognition Program Honors UPS Drivers For Safety

UPS, United Parcel Service, recently announced that 172 elite drivers from California are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local News


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