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Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted

An Oakdale woman claims her family has been "traumatized and falsely labeled" after a hostage incident requiring a police response involving her husband last month. She believes the whole ordeal could have been prevented had hospital mental health officials handled his admissions properly on two separate occasions over a four-day period, including the day of the incident.

August 27, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fatal Accident On Highway 108

Emergency personnel responded to a fatal injury accident midafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 26 along Highway 108 near Lover's Leap. Initial reports from the scene indicated at least one confirmed fatality in the crash that occurred about 2:30 p.m., with the Stanislaus County Coroner called to the scene, and two others listed as 'critical' when transported out. At least one victim was flown out via air ambulance and authorities reported victims had serious burns due to the crash and a vehicle fire, which also started an adjacent field fire.

August 27, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Members of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

August 27, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chamber Endorses Measure Y

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

August 22, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

A variety of artists will be hitting the stage at J-H Ranch in Oakdale for the sixth annual Sierra View Music Festival as local resident and business owner, Jim Brunk, brings big name bands and sounds to town on Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music will start at 1:30 p.m.

August 22, 2014 | Virginia Still | Local News


Senate Bill Focuses On Veterans’ Tax Benefits

A proposal sponsored by George Runner to protect California's disabled veterans cleared the Assembly this week with unanimous, bipartisan support, and now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown.

August 21, 2014 | | Local News


Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

In March, SMART Exemplary Educators were invited to attend the 2014 SMART Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 20-26. There was a written, as well as video portion to the application. The 2 minute video was on the applicant's "SMART Breakthrough Moment" and was posted on social media sites for public voting. In mid Spring the two educators were among the 76 notified from 17 countries that they were selected for the all expense paid, week long trip. Among those 76 were Amanda Hensley, sixth grade teacher of Sierra View Elementary and Danessa Menge, Seventh ...

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

The 2014 year is proving to be one 'winning' year for Danessa Menge. The Oakdale Junior High English teacher was featured in The Leader pages on Aug. 13 as one of 70-plus selectees for a recent SMART summit, a once described 'dream' experience for an educator.

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Approves Fire Service Transfer

After putting finishing touches on a fire contract to have the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District assume fire service for the City of Oakdale and transfer its existing fire personnel to become employees of the district, the Oakdale City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the handover, which is expected to become effective Sept. 1.

August 20, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Rate Hike Study A ‘Go’

Oakdale Irrigation District directors moved a step closer Tuesday morning to raising agricultural water rates for the first time in three decades. Next, it will be up to the district's 2,900 customers to vote on whether they agree to pay significantly more for their water.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Fresh Made Fun

Just a couple more weeks remain for the city's Farmers' Market, offered each Wednesday night in the downtown area.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Survey Shows Continued Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News


Officials Schedule Air Alert Dry Run

Due to good to moderate air quality expected next week throughout the Valley, local air officials are asking Valley residents to conduct a "Practice Air Alert" by making and implementing plans to reduce their driving Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News


New Public Safety Center Groundbreaking

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Adam Christianson along with other State and Local Officials in Stanislaus County are going to break ground for the historic $113 million public safety center expansion and the public is invited to attend.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News


ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses

All local business owners are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, set for Thursday, Aug. 14 in Escalon. A second session is scheduled in Manteca.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News


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Waterfowl Hunting Offered Through Fish, Wildlife Department

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Residents Urged To Focus On Safely Heating Homes

With temperatures expected to drop in Northern and Central California this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to be cautious when ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Costa’s Wild Game Feed

Coming up this week, Manteca Trailer and Motorhome LLC presents Costa's Wild Game Feed, set for Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Legislators Move On Water

U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Monday announced they have reached an agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure language, the ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


HONORED STUDENTS

Several Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Kenzie Mount, Cooper Bartholomew ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans’ Dougherty Named To Research Board Position

The Transportation Research Board announced this past week that Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty will become chair of its Executive Committee, effective Jan. 12, 2017.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Maple Brings Mark Twain To Life In One-Man Show

Acclaimed actor and former Tuolumne County resident Randy Maple will chronicle Mark Twain's life in a narration drawn from the wealth of his writings ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Santa Slated To Visit Neighborhood Watch

Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the Burchell Hill Neighborhood Watch on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Special Now At Oakdale Shelter

At night shelter dogs and cats dream of being warm and safe in the loving arms of their forever family. It's a dream you ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Dance Studio Celebrates 15th Year Of Movement

It started out simple, a detached two car garage, wood floors, a mirrored wall and 15 dancers.

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Coat Distribution Days

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Dirt In H20 Lines Prompts Flushing

To dispel rumors of bacterial contamination in the city's water lines, Oakdale Interim Public Services Director Jeff Gravel announced the recent chlorination of the ...

December 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Downtown Christmas Ushers In Festive Holiday Season

Oakdale residents and many from neighboring communities took advantage of the opportunity to officially welcome in the holiday season on Saturday. A portion of North ...

December 07, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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