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Oakdale City Attorney Named To Commission

Tom Hallinan has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Law Revision Commission. The Commission is an independent state agency which assists the Legislature and Governor by examining California law and recommending needed reforms.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

California Soaks Up Lower Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Special Movie Night, DeLorean At Church

Oakdale Church of the Nazarene is hosting the movie, 'Back To The Future II' on Wednesday, Oct. 21 – tonight – at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1700 W. F St., Oakdale.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Veterans Meeting Focuses On Countywide Initiatives

Area veterans will have a chance to catch up on what the county is doing to help them when Riverbank hosts the monthly Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) meeting on Monday, Oct. 26. Local resident Diane Talbert will be the honored guest and speaker at the event taking place at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverbank City Council Chambers, 6707 Third St., Riverbank.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Council Takes Steps To Streamline Solar

Residents in the city will have an easier process installing home solar energy systems after a move by the Oakdale City Council at Monday night's meeting on Oct. 19.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Knights Ferry Hosts Pumpkin Roll

The day after Halloween, Sunday, Nov. 1, will see the 52nd annual Pumpkin Roll hosted in historic Knights Ferry. It is always held on the first Sunday after Halloween, which this year also happens to be the day after the holiday.

October 21, 2015 | | Local News

State Plan Threatens OID, SSJID Water


October 21, 2015 | | Local News

Homeless Discussion Slated Monday Night

The homeless and vagrancy problem in Oakdale; always something to generate conversation, social media comments, and ideas of what to do, now has created the need for a community meeting titled "Focus on Prevention: Homelessness" on Oct. 26.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

School District Joins Debate

As campuses throughout Oakdale Joint Unified School District prepare for Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 26 - Oct. 30) there is a new topic of concern on the district radar.

October 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Being Part Of a News Story Rather Than Covering It

Generally when I cover a story I'm rarely a participant in the subject matter but this time was a bit different. Though I am not from Oakdale or live in the city (and there have been a few disgruntled readers who have reminded me of this), I do feel part of this "community" and felt the need to volunteer for the Oakdale Children's Play Park Revitalization Project at Dorada Park when City Manager Bryan Whitemyer made the call for workers at a recent city council meeting.

October 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

School Bus Safety Week

More than one million children ride school buses in California every day. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the observation of National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-23, to help recognize that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school.

October 17, 2015 | | Local News

Farm To Fork Event Saturday

The second annual Modesto Farm to Fork Event is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church Hall, 850 16th St., Modesto, next to the Downtown Certified Farmers Market.

October 16, 2015 | | Local News

Dozens Fly In, Out Of Oakdale Airport

As appreciation days go, it was pretty successful.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Annual CHS Block Party Continues To Draw Crowd

The Oakdale community continues to be served and tended to through the efforts of the staff of its local Center for Human Services. Earlier this month CHS hosted its fifth annual Block Party with much success.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Deal Helps Fish, Farmers, Averts Legal Showdown

By DENNIS WYATT-Special To The Leader

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

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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 ...

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 ...

October 07, 2015 | | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Student Challenges OHS Conduct Code

Cayley Elswick likes to color her hair.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

CHP Distracted Driving Enforcement

Year in and year out, thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers and even more have been injured. By simply changing your driving ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Bolme Named Newest OJUSD Band Teacher

Julie Bolme is giving back to the music program of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Skills and passion she once learned from OJUSD music teachers ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Rivi’s Sets Thursday Opening Downtown

After months of hard work renovating, jumping hurdles, along with preparation for his vision of a casual place where customers could sit back and enjoy ...

September 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon AAUW Continues to Promote Young Women

Community members of the tri-city area (Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon) and beyond have an opportunity to spice up their day on Sunday, Oct. 11and enjoy a ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Play Park Renovation In Need Of Volunteers

A vision which to some might seem simple, spawned from an unusual inspiration – the LA riots of 1992. A tragic time for Southern California, which ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Teen Enjoys Taste Of Firefighting Life

When summer came after Tyler Gunkel finished eighth grade, and before he started his freshman year at Oakdale High School, the 14-year-old figured he wanted ...

August 26, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Cops Bust House Of Beef Burglars

Oakdale Police arrested two local subjects for a weekend burglary that occurred at Medlen's House of Beef where the restaurant's safe and between ...

August 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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