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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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Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled ...

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

When I think about the month of April, I'm reminded about the first time I ever caught a bass over 10 pounds. It was ...

April 19, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Community Rallying Around Injured Coach

A Friday night fundraiser in Oakdale, set for April 28, will help raise money to offset medical expenses for local youth and high school soccer ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


ON THE HUNT

There was plenty of fun to go around at Oakdale's Kerr Park on Saturday, with the 11th annual Oakdale Kiwanis-City of Oakdale Easter Egg ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Vote Looming April 25

Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos is the focus of a recall election that will be staged next week, with 'election day' on Tuesday ...

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SBA Tops $5 Million In Disaster Assistance

Acting Regional Administrator Robert Blaney of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region IX Office announced Monday that SBA has approved more than $5 ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Save Mart Supermarkets Aid Valley Children’s Healthcare

Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children's Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. From Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Pays Cities, Counties Property Taxes, Franchise Fees

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Spring Show Slated By Oak Valley Art Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, with members from Escalon, Oakdale, Riverbank and beyond, will showcase their work in the annual Spring Art Show ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


RILEY ON THE ROAD

Oakdale moms, from left: Heather Murray, Tiffany Trunnell, Erin Pearson and Shanna Oliveri at one of their many stops with KHOP disc jockey Ian Riley ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Swiss Echoes Concert

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Traffic Work In City

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 at Lee Avenue for curb, gutter and ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


SUNDAY SHOPPERS

Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers will host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Area Pump Prices Climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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