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Dispatchers Saluted During Telecommunicators Week

The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

April 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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County Fairgrounds Opens As Storm Shelter

The American Red Cross will relocate its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 ...

February 18, 2017 | | Local News


Weekend Forecast Sees Wet, Windy Weather

A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2017 | | Local News


Woman Facing Child Cruelty, Drug Charges

An Oakdale woman remains jailed on $50,000 bail after a trip to the emergency room on Wednesday, Feb. 15 resulted in her arrest. Tenessa ...

February 16, 2017 | | Local News


PIN IT DOWN

Oakdale's Ricky Torres made short work of all opponents he faced at the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships at Central Catholic High School on ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Stanislaus County CEO Announces Retirement

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Interiors, Inc. Team Marks Milestone Anniversary

Whether he knew it or not, a simple stop into a Bay Area shop over 54 years ago set the course for Jim Tyson's ...

February 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS AcaDec Team Earns Nod For State

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has not ended its season … yet.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Sunday Night Crash Claims Motorcyclist

An Oakdale man died Sunday evening of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash along Highway 108 between Riverbank and Oakdale, the incident occurring shortly after ...

February 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

It was a festive night on the court in the Oakdale High School gym on Friday, Feb. 10. Not only was it Senior Night for ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Area Art Galleries Seek Show Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Central California Art Showcase taking place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Donut Drive-Through

Astoria Senior Living in Oakdale is hosting a 'Spreading the Love' event with a Drive-Through Donut Drive on Friday, Feb. 17. Hours are 8 a ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


District Agriculture Report Released By Rep. Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday released a report featuring a snapshot of the agro-economy in California's 10th congressional district (CA-10) and ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Crews Rescue Stranded Sheep Out Of A ‘Baaaaad’ Situation

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 15, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Issues Take Stage

All interested are encouraged and welcome to attend the inaugural meeting of a new group, Protecting North Valley Watersheds. The meeting will be Wednesday, Feb ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Applications Being Sought For Rural Business Grants

USDA Rural Development California State Acting Director Rich Brassfield has announced the agency is seeking applications for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program. RBDG ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


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