On Saturday Oct. 30, Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson and his wife Gayle, joined the family of the late Mayor Elmo Garcia to accept, on behalf of the City of Oakdale, a tree that was donated by the family of Elmo Garcia. The day started off with a potluck luncheon at the residence of Alice Garcia and was attended by 45 family members and friends. The dedication of the Valley Oak tree (Quercus Lobata) was presented at L.B. Gilbert Park, which was the first park on the east side of Oakdale that Elmo helped initiate. Adolphe and Shirley Garcia and ...
Reducing board compensation and freezing travel and conference expenses were items approved by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the Nov. 8 regular meeting.
The annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, a free, family-friendly event, is swimming into the Knights Ferry Recreation area on Kennedy Road, off Highway 108/120 this weekend.
If you would like to see Oakdale High freshman Colby Qualls draw his firearm and shoot a target, you'd better not blink.
Trench rescues are inherently dangerous and require specialized training to avoid further injury or death - that was the message received loud and clear at the two-day trench training exercise, Oct. 26-27, made possible by a generous donation by Oakdale Irrigation District.
Police arrested a trio of young men in late August on charges of trespassing and possession of marijuana after they were found in an empty home on Dominic and Pedersen. It was the first time they'd been caught but likely not the first time they'd busted into the empty residence.
Farmers were on hand to offer their two cents on the Oakdale Irrigation District's setting of water delivery fees at the Nov. 3 regular meeting of the board of directors.
The Oakdale Police Department recently rehired four officers part time using creative methods of retaining them, officers who had been given their pink slips in June due to budget cuts.
Oakdale area voters will go the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2 to pick candidates for local, state, and federal offices.
Pumpkins, vendors, and a petting zoo - Octoberfest at Bloomingcamp Ranch is back on the schedule after being scuttled due to the iconic Oakdale pie shop going dark without a lease.
The Police Officers Association (POA) announced their endorsement of political candidates Pat Paul for mayor and John Kanno, Jason Howard and Bill Camp for Oakdale City Council in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.
Oakdale's Lora Gery has been an advocate for her own children and other gifted learners in Oakdale. Now, she's taken her advocacy to a higher level.
Oakdale resident and photographer Kevin Fox can now add the title "Award Winning Filmmaker" to his résumé.
Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) showed its appreciation to the Oakdale Irrigation District for its generous monetary donation that made the purchase of a new rescue craft possible, with a good old-fashioned barbecue with burgers and all the fixings Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5.
There was a time when the threat of pertussis would panic the parents of young children as it was often a killer, descending on their precious bundles with swift and deadly intent, signaling its presence with the dreaded "whooping cough" that would literally choke the life from little bodies.
Seeing no other viable alternative, the Oakdale City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting voted unanimously, some members voicing their hesitations, to proceed with a two-year reviewable ordinance banning alcohol in city parks.
Sign-ups are on now for a 10-week Essentials of Business Management course being hosted at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce office, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale.
In the near future, Rover could take over on some calls to police due to a proposal by Police Chief Lester Jenkins. Approval to reinstate the police canine program was on the agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 3, Oakdale City Council meeting. The session was held past press time for this week's issue of The Leader; see the full story in the Sept. 11 edition.
The Fourth Annual Wine Extravaganza, hosted by the Oakdale Rotary Club in conjunction with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the OGCC grounds.
Fourth largest fire in California history, the Rim Fire's glow is visible from the City of Oakdale at night and smoke comes as low as Knights Ferry in the morning, but firefighters are gradually making headway.
Newly designed and restructured, the Oasis after school program at Oakdale Junior High School focuses on keeping students engaged in the program for its duration.
Oakdale High School senior Dylan Hawksworth-Lutzow hopes to have a future in politics and is getting started on that path by serving as the student member to the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees.
The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will be at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will have several pets available for adoption.
The Rim Fire in Tuolumne County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in six Valley air basin counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno and Tulare, especially the foothill and mountain areas. The caution is in place through Labor Day weekend, when visitors will be traveling to the Sierra Nevada.
An email criticizing Councilman Farrell Jackson's position on not banning alcohol in city parks remains in the forefront as some business officials attempt to distance themselves from a correspondence they described as "a personal attack" and "personal vendetta."
More than 400 young men and women of the California Conservation Corps are working 16-hour shifts supporting firefighters throughout California, according to the CCC Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Rim Fire currently burning in Tuolumne County.
With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.
As firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, local collections are gathering much needed items for them.
Oakdale's rising civil war over the decision to ban city park drinking has risen to other battlegrounds as two former city council candidates with opposing views exchanged shots, both contending their statements, criticized by the other, were made as private citizens and not part of the official city-related roles they now hold.