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March Red Cross Month Highlights Local Heroes

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country's everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

March 09, 2016 | | Local News


Solar Panel Install Leaves Neighbor In Dark

For 60 years, Carl Porter has enjoyed sitting and gazing into the wooded area surrounding the property of his Stearns Road home. What he described as a serene park setting with the occasional grazing deer, has now been disrupted with banks of 13-foot high solar panels installed just a few feet away from the property line he shares with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

March 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


StanCOG Seeking Transportation Tax

After failing votes in elections of 2006 and 2008, the Stanislaus Council of Governments is again aiming for a local tax for transportation issues in Stanislaus County. The difference this time than in previous years, according to Kendall Flint, Regional Government Services Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, is that there is now a majority of support for the tax among county voters and two-thirds of the money would be for local projects controlled by the cities.

March 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Academic Decathletes Prepare For State Competition

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has one more date with the theme of "India." On Thursday, March 17 they will once again make the trek to Sacramento to represent Stanislaus County in the State Competition.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OPD Chief Jenkins Retiring In July

After 26 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of Oakdale, Police Chief Lester Jenkins announced his retirement after a presentation on his department's goals and objectives at the Monday, March 7 Oakdale City Council meeting.

March 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Days Back On

After a weekend meeting, on Sunday, March 6, the American Civil War Association announced that an agreement had been reached with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the previously cancelled war reenactments for Knights Ferry Civil War Days set for March 19 and 20 has been reinstated.

March 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


March 2016 Programs At The Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will continue throughout March.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Fight On With Platten This Summer At The Fair

You can belt out your "Fight Song" with Rachel Platten this year at the Stanislaus County Fair.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans’ Construction Reform Bill Advances

At a full committee mark-up hearing on Thursday, Feb. 25, the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to reform the Veterans Administration (VA) construction process in order to reduce construction project backlog, and ensure that more veterans are able to access the health care benefits they earned. H.R. 4129 would jumpstart construction by allowing the VA to enter into public-private partnership agreements with non-federal entities to build major medical facility projects. The bill now awaits consideration by the full House.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Second River Clean Up Gathering Set Saturday

The first community cleanup of the Stanislaus River in Oakdale in early February was classified as a huge success. About 30 volunteers filled two 20-yard dumpsters with trash and debris collected from the river both under the bridge and just below the bridge. Many volunteer hours and donations from businesses within the Oakdale Shopping Center helped to make the north entrance to the city and the Stanislaus River a cleaner environment to enjoy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Congressman Denham Plans Visits To Local Communities

Stops in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon are scheduled by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2016.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale MMA ‘Wish’ Exceeds $10K

Over 60 people of all ages gave of their time and energy on Saturday, Feb. 27 to show their support and 'get their sweat on' at Oakdale MMA Academy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Center, Not Shelter Sought For Homeless

Over four dozen residents attended an overview of the Oakdale homeless situation presented by representatives of the Oakdale Rescue Mission on Thursday evening, Feb. 25 at the Community United Methodist Church.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Articles by Section - Local News


This Dude Tries To Be An SF Ball Dude

I've been following the great game of baseball since 1968 and in that time I have more than my fair share of memories.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


La Grange Breakfast

Make it your family tradition, breakfast at the IOOF Hall in La Grange on the second Sunday of each month. This month, the date for ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Athlete Preps For Water Polo Championships

Curtis Lineberger has a long list of accolades, along with articles, awards, medals, and trophies amassed during his career as a water polo goalie throughout ...

June 08, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Plunge Opens To Capacity Crowd

With temperatures peaking just below 100 degrees on Saturday, it was the perfect time for opening day at the Royse Memorial Plunge at Dorada Park.

June 08, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Directors Criticized During OID Meeting

A larger than average crowd came out for the Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, June 7 regular meeting, causing the venue to be changed to ...

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eggman Involved In Bera Campaign Funds Scandal

In obtained public records, The Leader has discovered that Michael Eggman, a current candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, is possibly involved in the ...

June 01, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MAJOR DAMAGE

A multi-alarm fire broke out at a home on Lezlie Court shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, bringing fire crews from Oakdale ...

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Claus Road Crash Claims One Victim

An early morning crash on Claus Road outside Riverbank claimed the life of a 40-year-old Oakdale woman.

June 01, 2016 | | Local News


Going On The Road With A Rodeo Queen

It's a Saturday evening on the third weekend of May in Calaveras County. The squeals of children laughing fade into the background as voices ...

June 01, 2016 | RACHELLE SNITCHLER Special To The Leader | Local News


June Programs Slated At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will continue through June.

June 01, 2016 | | Local News


Community Gathers For Solemn Remembrance

It was a small – and somewhat impromptu – gathering of residents on Monday morning, attending a Memorial Day service staged at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery off ...

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Two Drowning Victims Located At Woodward

Emergency crews spent the better part of the Memorial Day weekend at Woodward Reservoir looking for two Oakland teenagers that had jumped out of a ...

June 01, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Graduations Take Spotlight

In a hectic, pre-long holiday weekend blitz, graduations were hosted over three separate nights in Oakdale. The graduation week kicked off Wednesday, May 25 with ...

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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