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Oakdale Police History On Display

Retired Oakdale Police Lieutenant Vern Gladney acquired a vast assortment of duty gear over his 30 years of service with the city's police department, a career that spanned parts of four decades.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Expo Boosts City Image, Coffers

A three-day tradeshow hosted by a local distribution company brought in much needed revenue to bolster local businesses.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blueberry Thrills - Murphy Road U-Pick Farm Lures Families

Jeremiah Hinkle clutched his bucket tight as he maneuvered between the rows of blueberries, picking the biggest ones he could find.

June 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell Special To The Leader | Local News


Valley Home Dedicates New Community Park

Nearly five years in the making, Valley Home's Community Center Park was dedicated on Saturday, June 18 with a few dozen residents who turned out for the event. The new park replaces the old Valley Home Clubhouse, which was razed approximately four years ago due to the inability to bring the dilapidated building up to code. A new covered structure with lighting and a concrete floor called the "pavilion" is the focal point of the park. New picnic tables, park benches, new chain link fencing, grass, shrubs and trees, boulders, a flagpole, dedication plaque, an irrigation system, and more ...

June 22, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Bypass Overview Draws 100 Plus To Meeting

Planning for the "bypass" - otherwise known as the North County Corridor project - hasn't gone away. While planning began in 2008 and the first phase of construction is not slated to begin until 2018, the public interest continues to run high. Area residents just haven't had a recent meeting.

June 22, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Cautions Abound For River Safety

Leaders in Oakdale's fire and police departments, as well as the irrigation district are cautioning people about recreation activities on the Stanislaus River.

Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell said very high river flows are expected as of July 1 because water must be released from New Melones Reservoir due to the Federal Bureau of Reclamation's operating permit that states it cannot store water behind the dam after June 30.

June 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Rural Fire Talks Continue

Action was tabled but discussions are ongoing with the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board (ORFD) in regards to the current brown out schedule affecting the outlying posts of Valley Home and Knights Ferry with differing opinions on which station should receive the lion's share of summer staffing.

June 15, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Criticism Follows Lengthy Meetings

After a series marathon council meetings, some of which contained hot topic items lasting nearly until midnight, the common question heard within the audience before the start of many Oakdale council meetings nowadays is not about posted agenda items, but, "How long will this one last?"

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sidewalk Project Riddled With Bureaucracy

The mayor, public works personnel, and the senior citizen advisory commission all want to put in a reasonably priced sidewalk at the northwest corner of A Street and Yosemite Avenue. The only hold-up seems to be what is described as "bureaucratic red tape" if the city is involved.

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


All Church Picnic And Concert

The Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene will hold a fundraiser picnic and concert Sunday, June 12 to raise funds to send 12 Oakdale youths to the Nazarene Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from July 5-10 for fellowship and to learn of the transformational power of God. Thousands of students from all over the United States and Canada will be attending.

June 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Joplin Journey - Group Lends Helping Hand

A contingent of Oakdale citizens has been in Joplin, Missouri for the past week, helping the town recover from a devastating tornado that happened just over two weeks ago.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Initiative Prepped For Ballot

Meeting late into the night on Monday, June 6, Oakdale City Council members were part of a session that included several hours of discussion, finger pointing, and pleading over the possibility of the city going forward with a special sales tax measure. In the end, whether "begrudgingly" or "cautiously," the council unanimously approved going forward with the initiative and will ask the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to place on the November 2011 ballot a vote for a half-cent sales tax increase over a three-year period.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Banking On Jail Booking Payments

As Gov. Jerry Brown continues pushing his tax plan toward the end of the fiscal year, Oakdale bean counters are closely watching the status of the state's vehicle license fee extensions as they are finalizing city budgets.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weather Cooperates For Farmers Market Opening

After several days of unstable weather, the sun did its June duty and came out to kick off the first evening of the Oakdale Certified Farmers Market on Thursday, June 2.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Big Draw - Annual Senior Information Day Meets With Success

The 11th annual Senior Information Day, held at the community center, Friday, June 3 drew a respectable crowd of senior citizens interested in learning about the newest services available and topics affecting their age group.

June 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Central Valley Job Fair Slated April 6 In Modesto

The 2016 Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit is going on today, Wednesday, April 6. Hosted by Rep. Jeff Denham, he will meet with ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


April Programs Slated At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April and resume in May.

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Berryhill’s Office Warns Residents Of Possible Energy Scam In City

If a Vista Energy Marketing salesperson shows up at your door and asks about your PG&E bill and suggests that with their assistance they ...

April 06, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Time Traveling

Pioneer Stueve Prepares

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Post Office Closure Impacts Community

By MARG JACKSON

April 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Crowd Flocks To Ferry For Classics

Saturday's weather was picture perfect for some lazy strolling along the main street of Knights Ferry, with classic cars shined to perfection, ready for ...

April 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Community Briefs

Final Tax Help

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Meet And Greet Slated With Candidate Vogel

Running for the 12th Assembly seat, to replace the terming out Kristin Olsen, a 'meet and greet' for Ken Vogel is scheduled on Wednesday, April ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Family Resource Center Community Baby Shower

Center for Human Services - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host its Second Annual Community Baby Shower on Saturday, April 23 during the 'Love ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Business Duo Makes Difference For School

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mighty Meg Endures

Mighty Meg earned her name honestly, showing the world just what kind of strength a little dog can have. Meg is about one year old ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


New Hire Allows Shelter To Stay Open All Week

With the addition of the Oakdale Police Department's latest hire, the Oakdale Animal Shelter will now be open seven days a week.

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Sonora Expo Places Focus On Spirit, Mind And Body

The Spirit Mind Body Expo is planning an Ecumenical Celebration on Sunday, April 17. It will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Breakfast Served In Neighboring La Grange

La Grange Odd Fellows will host its next monthly pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 10. Breakfast will be served between the hours of 8 a ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local News


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