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Year In Review - Top Newsmakers, Issues Remembered

From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes, to the possibility of fire consolidation with the Stanislaus Fire Protection District, 2013 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we continue with our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at stories from the second half of the year, July through December.

December 31, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Laws Impact Motorists For 2014

With the New Year beginning, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that go into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

December 31, 2013 | | Local News


CHP Reminds Revelers To Safely Ring In The New Year

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to begin the New Year responsibly. If the celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver before the festivities begin. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, and continues through 11:59p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

December 30, 2013 | | Local News


CHP Secures Seat Belt Grant To Help Save Lives

Saving lives by securing vehicle occupants throughout the state is the objective behind the California Highway Patrol's (CHP) "Vehicle Occupant Restraint Education and Instruction III (VOREIIII)" grant. In 2013, California achieved one of the higher seat belt usage rates in the nation at 97.4 percent. Through education and enforcement, the CHP is hoping to increase the seat belt usage rate while simultaneously reducing the number of people killed and injured in collisions.

December 26, 2013 | | Local News


Furlough Schedule Implemented

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reminds the public that the Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Department will experience furlough closures during the holidays.

December 25, 2013 | | Local News


Donations Sought - Family Seeks Help With Genetic Test

At first glance, 2-year-old Landon Shatswell is pretty much like most active toddlers. He loves to jump and run, play with his toys and listen to his mom, Desiree Shatswell read to him at night.

December 24, 2013 | Kim Van Meter Special To The Leader | Local News


Year In Review: Final Look At 2013

From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes to keep the city afloat, to the discontinuation of maternity services at Oak Valley Hospital, as well as selfless acts done to better the community, 2013 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 stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 24, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Season To Focus On Traffic Safety

As Californians ready for their holiday travels, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is running its annual Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, MEP. The two-day holiday enforcement effort is designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during a time when celebrations are in full swing.

December 24, 2013 | | Local News


Holiday Hours At Library

For those interested in getting special books to read over the holidays, the Oakdale Library has special holiday hours.

December 23, 2013 | | Local News


Students Helping Students

Taking the holiday theme of giving to the next level, Oakdale students and teachers helped a Sonora elementary school impacted by fire get back on firm educational ground.

December 20, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Man Slices Own Throat In Front Of Police

Oakdale Police responded to a report of a family disturbance at an unknown apartment on the 300 block of S. Sixth Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, Dec 18 and ended up summoning an ambulance for a man who stabbed himself.

December 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Care Closet Needs Pre-Holiday Stocking

Oakdale High School's Care Closet, known as Veronica's Care Closet, for less fortunate students is in great need for some re-stocking prior to the Christmas Break. The last day of school prior to the break is Friday, Dec. 20.

December 18, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Directors Reduce City Pool Donation

A reduced amount of money to donate to the City of Oakdale for its operation of the Royce Memorial Pool was motioned and approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the Dec. 17 regular meeting.

December 18, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Columbia Historic Park Calls For Docents

Have you ever wondered how you can give back to the community and help one of your local California State Parks at the same time? Become a Columbia State Historic Park docent.

December 17, 2013 | | Local News


(A) Home For The Holidays

Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for single mother Sharon Nardello of Oakdale as she received the keys to her three-bedroom home that was renovated by Habitat for Humanity.

December 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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New Mom Forging Forward Through Unexpected Tragedy

The past 13 months have held much change for Katie Woltkamp. To summarize her life from 2016 to present day as a rollercoaster ride would ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Gathers In Observance Of Memorial Day

An audience of close to 50 community members assembled on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and to offer respects to ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Woodward Reservoir Hosts Boat, Sport Expo

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Summer Family Fun Can Be Found Close To Home

Summer revelers often take to the skies, rails and waves to embark on a vacation adventure. With the kids out of school and relaxed hours ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Keeping Kids Engaged During Summer Vacation

'Summer Slide' is a term parents may hear at the end of the school year. No, it doesn't have anything to do with playground ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Show Finale

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


How Families Can Make Staycations More Unique

As a result of the economic downturn that began in 2008, many families found themselves forgoing traditional vacations in favor of 'staycations.' In such instances ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Production At Hutton’s Hamlet

Hutton's Hamlet is planning for its 19th season of Summer Youth Theater and they're as excited as ever to get the practices and ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices Edge Up

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.03/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Connector Ramp Closure

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the connector ramp from northbound State Route 99 (SR-99) to westbound SR-120/Manteca Bypass for striping operations.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Find A New Best Friend At Petco Adoption Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross Calls For Donors To Prevent Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before – as well as those who haven't given recently – to make an appointment ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Modesto Rotary Hosts Annual Senior Walk

Coming up in September, the Senior Stride Fun Walk event put on by the Modesto Rotary Club provides seniors, families and friends the opportunity to ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Scholarship Contest Open To Girls Ages 16 And Over

Yonan's Jewelers is giving away a $1,000 scholarship as part of the empowHER Lounge at the upcoming Stanislaus County Fair. Girls ages 16 ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


UOP Business Research Center Releases Economic Forecast

The California economy continues to perform well despite an uncertain policy environment according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


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