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City’s Year In Review: Looking Back At 2015

From a proposed city motto change that caused a citizen reaction to OID water wars because of the drought, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


McNerney, Denham Salute French Camp Construction

Building upon his long-standing commitment to the nation's veterans, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined with local veterans and community leaders on Monday, Dec. 21 to announce the planned construction of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in French Camp. Funding for the CBOC was included in the FY16 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week. Securing funding for the project is a critical step to move the clinic forward to the construction phase.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases New ‘Mile Marker’ Report

The latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released Dec. 18, marks a full year of publication for the quarterly report detailing how well Caltrans is meeting its performance measures and goals.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Woman Wins Super Bowl Tickets

When Oakdale's Lora Hadley crossed the goal line of the football field at Turlock High School, ahead of 103 other competitors close behind, she scored far more than just six points.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Toys For Tots Brings Joy

Holidays are upon us and there are still countless kids who will go without this season. But not too many of them will be in the local area, thanks to a recent collection.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Holiday Travel More Affordable

GasBuddy officials project that consumers will save $1.6 billion on gas over their year-end travels compared to last year. According to the annual GasBuddy holiday travel survey, 88 percent of those heading out of town will be doing so by car, with a majority (66 percent) driving at least 200 miles round trip.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


CHP Plans Maximum Enforcement Efforts

The California Highway Patrol's (CHP) wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. The CHP reminds drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, and always plan to have a sober driver behind the wheel.

December 23, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Medicinal Pot Ban Expansion Approved

With a March 1, 2016 deadline of a newly signed law approaching, the Oakdale City Council moved Monday, Dec. 21 to add the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana to their already established ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Super Bowl Event Set

Oakdale Lions Club is hosting its Second Annual Super Bowl Sensation Event. Tickets to the event are $100, which permits two adults over the age of 21 to the indoor tailgate party on Monday, Dec. 21. The tailgate party will be hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Food and beverage service begins at 5:30 p.m. Drawing for a variety of items will be offered during this time. Grand Prize is two Super Bowl 50 tickets and $1500. Second prize is $2,000 and third prize $1000. For tickets and information call Lion John ...

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Yosemite Toastmasters Plan January Open House Event

Would you like to feel more confident speaking in public or talking to customers, tourists, or other people in your life? Are you stepping up as a leader and want to learn how to motivate people, build teams, and achieve your dreams? Could you use some techniques to improve your communication, increase membership in your service club, or boost your sales?

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Roadwork Delays Anticipated On 120

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 120 from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to the Stanislaus River for guardrail work.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Crash Closes Highway 108

A head-on collision that occurred at 5:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, sent one individual to the hospital via a Medi-Flight helicopter.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Marrow Drive For Kevin Wise

BloodSource hosted a "Be The Match" registry on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Bianchi Community Center. Local Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wise was diagnosed with leukemia in September and the drive was to gather registrants for potential donations, not only for Deputy Chief Wise but others in need. According to organizers, over 50 people showed up as well as donated money for the Wise family.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Extends Deadline For Dead Tree Removal

As California's severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state's tree removal permitting process.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


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Action Packed Weekend At Stockton Arena

Superheroes, monsters and wizards; oh my! That was the scene at Stockton Arena this past weekend for the sixth annual Stockton Con. Vendors from around ...

August 23, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Shelter Adoptee Sniffs Her Way To Top Honors

Dazzle, a six-and-a-half year-old cattle dog adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, sniffed her way to first place and a NW3 title at a NACSW ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Blues And Food In Tuolumne

Welcome Home Heroes Foundation is hosting a special Patriots Day Blues and Food Truck Festival in Tuolumne on Sunday, Sept. 10.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Talent Project Performers Take Stage

The eighth annual edition of the talent show that dazzles the community each year while supporting the non-profit Gallo Center will take center stage this ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


SOLAR EVENT

The solar eclipse on Monday blocked out about 75 percent of the sun's light in the Central Valley for a brief period in the ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


California Day Of Preparedness Slated

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hosting the 12th annual California Day of Preparedness on Saturday, Aug. 26. The day ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Transportation Commission Authorizes SB1 Project Funds

Caltrans announced on Thursday, Aug. 17 that 32 major "fix-it-first" transportation projects can be accelerated a year earlier than planned thanks to anticipated funding from ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Final Summer Concert

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Community Band Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

Two special concerts in September and October are planned at the Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 and Oct. 17 ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Community Park Celebration

Not all the finishing touches have been put on yet, but the City of Oakdale is gearing up for a special grand opening celebration of ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Reduce Vehicle Emissions With Kids Back In School

Pollution from back-to-school traffic could cause a spike in ozone. With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


UNITY RALLY

Speaker Alejandro Carrillo, far right, joined community members and leaders to denounce racism at a rally aimed at unity Monday evening, Aug. 21 at the ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


New Website Connects Veterans

CalVet has introduced a new website to provide better, faster access to news and information for veterans.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Reporter’s Notebook

I'm going to admit that writing this column is actually pretty hard. I have about four different introductions that I could be using; each ...

August 23, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


OID, Valley Home School Feature November Races

Competition will be featured for two Oakdale Irrigation District seats this fall, including one post that is shared with the Escalon area in San Joaquin ...

August 23, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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