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Downtown Halloween Parade, Fest Scheduled

Mark the calendar for Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween – and plan to join in the festivities as the community's annual Halloween Parade and Festival will be staged by the City of Oakdale, co-sponsored by Oakdale Kiwanis.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News

Foundation Focuses On Digestive Diseases

Kyle MacFarlane's childhood dreams were like most sports loving boys. His career aspiration simple – play professional baseball.

October 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Eagles Take Flight At Airport’s Annual Event

For the past 20 years, off and on, the local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 90 has been participating in the national Young Eagles Day event at the Oakdale Municipal Airport, Dan Donnelly Field, sending kids 8 years and older into the sky in the hopes of sparking a love for aviation.

October 25, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

Candidates Francis, DeBoer Battle For OID Division Five

The Oakdale Irrigation District race on the November ballot will feature two contested races – including one in OID Division 5 – an area which includes part of Oakdale and a portion of rural Riverbank.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News

Doornenbal, Challenger Taro Face Off In OID Division Two

With one incumbent running for re-election, the Oakdale Irrigation District race in Division 2 on the November ballot will feature current Director Herman Doornenbal facing off against challenger Don Taro to fill the post on the OID board. The division covers a portion of Oakdale and also includes some voters in rural Escalon in San Joaquin County.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News

State Transportation Commission Promoting Healthy Communities

The California Transportation Commission approved a significant investment in the health of communities and their residents, committing $117 million to 63 Active Transportation Projects (ATP) across the state with a combined value of more than $180 million. Another 22 projects valued at $99 million were approved for funding sooner than originally planned.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News

Early Morning Stabbing Behind Quik Stop

Oakdale Police are investigating an early morning stabbing and are on the lookout for possible suspects.

October 19, 2017 | | Local News

Host Families Being Sought

Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA), a non-profit high school organization, is currently looking for volunteer Host Families to host incoming students participating in their high school cultural exchange program.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Veterans Assistance At Mobile Offices

Many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Claims Expediting Notice Issued By Commission

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a notice to insurers asking them to agree to expedited claims handling procedures for wildfire damage claims in order to help fire victims more quickly. Several insurers immediately agreed to the Commissioner's request to follow expedited claimed handling procedures.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Young Eagles Day

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Area Gasoline Prices Show Slight Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Draft Rail Plan Supports Amtrak, ACE Expansion

Caltrans has released its Draft 2018 State Rail Plan, which features near-term improvements for the two services managed by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), Amtrak San Joaquins and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE). The Draft 2018 State Rail Plan will help guide the state's priorities for rail investments that will support California's economy for future generations. Caltrans' goal is to provide riders with more travel options that are more efficient, cleaner, faster, and have fewer delays.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


With the annual Veterans' Day services fast approaching, one Oakdale resident is concerned about the deterioration she is seeking at Fish Memorial Park in the west end of Oakdale. Linda Medeiros said she has watched the park go slowly downhill, with no one to tend to the plants, take care of the weeds and generally care for the park. "With the Veterans' Day coming so soon, I wonder why it is so hard to get volunteers to put in an hour to do a little weeding, deadheading and even some planting," Medeiros said. "The memorial is for us to remember ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News

Officials Confirm Dates For 2018 Stanislaus Fair

Stanislaus County Fair officials have confirmed the dates for the 107th Fair in 2018.

October 18, 2017 | | 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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