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Victory Caps Homecoming

In a week that saw the Seniors beat the Juniors in Powder Puff action, new Homecoming Royalty crowned and an 'off-the-beaten-path' route for the Friday afternoon parade of floats, Oakdale capped its fall celebration with a big varsity football win over Lathrop on Friday night. (See story, photos in Sports, Page A10.)

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

School Board Eyes ‘Snapshot’ Test Data

Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board learned a little bit themselves on Monday night.

October 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Governor Signs Motorized Skateboard Bill

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized personal transportation devices in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill provides for key safety measures, while allowing local governments the flexibility to regulate their use for individual communities.

October 13, 2015 | | Local News

Fall Season Brings Lower Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 12, 2015 | | Local News

Campaign Focuses On DUI Reduction

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a regional effort to save lives and eliminate impaired drivers. To accomplish their mission and reduce traffic collisions involving impaired drivers, the CHP's Modesto Area office is using a federal grant to conduct a regional campaign against impaired drivers in Stanislaus County. The 12-month project started Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Longtime OID Director Jack Alpers Passes

Former Oakdale Irrigation District Director Jack Alpers died Thursday in Oakdale after a long illness. He was 79.

October 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Former Editor Of Oakdale Leader Remembered

"A soldier never dies – until he is forgotten" – that comment was made several times on a recent Saturday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, as local members of the Stanislaus Civil War Association joined with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2023 to remember "Judge" William A. Griffin and two of his fellow veterans, Daniel "Whit" Carmichael and Thomas Jefferson Ralls.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Annual Museum Dinner Classified As A Success

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced that 470 guests were in attendance at their 18th Annual Dinner and Auction held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital on Saturday, Sept 19.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Oakdale Airport Welcomes Community To Festivities

Local female aviator Alexandria Riedinger will be part of the festivities at the Oakdale Airport this weekend, as Airport Appreciation Day touches down on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Oakdale Elementary Students Prepare For Annual Jog Event

Music, merriment and sights of pure joy might be found on any one of the four Oakdale Elementary school campuses this Friday, Oct. 9 as the student bodies participate in the District's annual Jog-a-Thon event.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Only 386 Legally Packing Concealed Weapons In City

The Cowboy Capital of the World may be a reference to the Old West history of Oakdale, but so far as the shoot-'em up Wild West, not so much, as measured by permits to carry concealed weapons (CCW) in the city of 20,000. Those with a permit can take loaded guns to the store, their workplace, and other public places as long as the firearm is not visible and is not prohibited by private property rules.

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Top Water Users Way Above Average

As the city seeks ways to conserve water to make its way through an intense drought, one Kimball Street home used an astonishing 816,873 gallons of water the past year, or an average of 2,023 gallons per day – five times the average use in the city.

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Tourism District Revisions Discussed By City Council

Due to concerns with a lack of clarity and in an attempt for more transparency, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer asked the city council Monday night, Oct. 5 to consider amending an ordinance covering the Oakdale Tourism Business Improvement District.

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Mustang Homecoming Week Festivities Set

Oakdale High School students got Homecoming Week off to a proper start with the traditional window painting hosted at the center of town this past Saturday and Sunday. "Five Days around the World," is the theme that has been chosen by this year's OHS Leadership group for the Homecoming festivities.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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