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House Fire On S. Third Avenue

Oakdale Fire Department with assistance from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire out of Riverbank battled a house fire in the 200 block of South Third Avenue on Friday, Dec. 7. The fire was called in shortly after 1 p.m. and was reported in the downstairs portion of the residence. The fire spread throughout the structure. Crews on scene reported that the residents were able to escape without injury however the family dog was unaccounted for. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

December 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


No Decision Yet For City Manager

After two-plus hours of closed session talks from a special city council meeting regarding the selection of a city manager on Friday, Dec. 7, the Oakdale City Council broke at noon to announce that no decision has been made.

December 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale's Anderson Wins Gin Rummy Title

Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas was the place to be if you considered yourself either an avid gin rummy player or fan. The Gin Rummy Association presented The Holiday Classic Tournament from Nov. 11 through the 14 for gin rummy partners and singles and one Oakdale man walked away with top honors. Greg Anderson came home with the world title in hand.

December 06, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


ROTA Changes Bring Outreach

Changes are coming to Riverbank and Oakdale bus service.

December 05, 2012 | | Local News


City Plans Development Of River Parkway

The California Natural Resources Agency announced that the City of Oakdale will receive an $862,625 grant to convert more than 15 acres into a river parkway including a 750-foot trail allowing public access to the Stanislaus River from Valley View Park.

December 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


30-Plus Years - Longtime City Worker Bids Goodbye

On Friday, Nov. 30, City Clerk Nancy Lilly stepped away from Oakdale City Hall, ending a successful career that spanned more than 32 years. Her last official act was at Monday's city council meeting where she swore in her replacement, Kathy Teixeira.

December 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Newly Seated Council Immediately Gets Busy

Minutes after taking over the dais with the addition of two new members on Monday Dec. 3, the Oakdale City Council set to business by breaking into closed session to discuss appointing a permanent city manager.

December 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Meeting Slated For Water Talks

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors passed an item on the Dec. 4 regular meeting agenda to schedule a special meeting to take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. There, they will discuss the outcome of a meeting that OID General Manager Steve Knell and attorney Michael O'Laughlin have with City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) officials at a water conference on Dec. 5, as well as the associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) steps and timeline for a potential one-year water transfer (sale) to CCSF. The Dec. 11 meeting is open to the ...

December 05, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


New Council Sworn In On Monday

A swearing in ceremony for newly elected council members Tom Dunlop, Farrell Jackson, and Donald Petersen, incoming City Treasurer Carolyn Wheeler, and City Clerk Kathy Teixeira will be held prior to the regularly scheduled Oakdale City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at the city council chambers on North Second Avenue.

November 30, 2012 | | Local News


A Night Of Remembrance

Pastor Tyler Bliss of Crossfire Student Gathering, the youth ministry for Bethel Church at 105 E G St., Oakdale, is hosting a service to honor Ruben Mora Jr. and Abel Calderon, Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

November 29, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


Saturday Features Festival Of Trees

The Festival of Trees in Oakdale's Wood Park on Saturday, Dec. 1 will bring back to town a local legend. Lloyd Stueve, owner of family operated Stueve Organic Dairy Farms near Oakdale, is perhaps best known locally as the 'bearded guy driving horses' pulling the hay wagon at the downtown Christmas event and in the annual rodeo parade. He is known more widely in the Western states as the owner and driver, along with his wife, of beautifully matched teams of Percheron horses pulling antique wagons on horse team events from Death Valley to Silver City, Idaho. He has ...

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Crowd Gathers For Ford Mixer

General Manager Erich Haidlen threw a mixer earlier this month at the Haidlen Ford Dealership on East F Street in Oakdale, participating in the "Go Further With Ford Night" promotion and activities. The showroom was filled with tables and people mingling. Over 100 people stopped by throughout the evening to take part in the festivities.

November 28, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


City Manager Position Discussed

The Oakdale City Council was scheduled to host a special meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 27 – after The Leader went to press ‑ in closed session to discuss the position of the current interim city manager, Stanley Feathers.

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Gutter Cleaning Tips

If more homeowners knew the proper way to clean out their roof gutters, there would be less deaths and injuries. Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned out in preparation for the rainy season ahead. If the rainwater doesn't flow properly through the gutter and downspout system, costly home repairs can add up from rainwater damage. It's time to clean out those clogged gutters, and to do it safely.

November 27, 2012 | | Local News


Sugar Bowl Open Thanksgiving Weekend

Over six feet of early season snow so far this season has allowed Sugar Bowl resort at Donner Summit to re-open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding this Thanksgiving weekend, with a forecast that calls for blue skies and beautiful weather.

November 23, 2012 | | Local News


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Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

April 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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