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City Meeting Water Goals

With California in its fourth year of drought and Governor Jerry Brown putting out an executive order calling for cutbacks of 20 percent, the City of Oakdale announced that their figures show that the city and its residents have nearly met that mark based on 2013 figures.

April 15, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Motorists Basking In Falling Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

April 13, 2015 | | Local News


Dispatchers Saluted During Telecommunicators Week

The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | 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


Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


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Special Fire Board Meeting Set

The regular Board of Directors meeting of Thursday, Sept. 14 for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has been cancelled. Originally set for 6 p ...

September 14, 2017 | | Local News


Volunteers Prepare For Saturday River Cleanup

The Stanislaus River near the Cost Less shopping center in Oakdale will be one of two local sites for a cleanup of the river this ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Hospice Appoints Associate Medical Directors

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency serving the Central Valley, announced the appointment of two new Associate Medical Directors, Dr. Ann Marie ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Heart Walk Hits College Campus On Saturday

Thousands of walkers will descend on the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the American Heart Association's annual Stanislaus Heart ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Square Dance Classes

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


International Fest Offered

The 2017 St. Mary's International Festival is on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 in Oakdale. The festival is designed ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Library Programs Aimed At All Ages

The Teen/Adult Craft for September at the Oakdale Library will be "Guitar Pick Art." Crafters will use a guitar pick punch to cut out ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home Joint School District Generates Taxpayer Savings

The Valley Home Joint School District priced refunding bonds on Sept. 6, locking in property taxpayer savings of $1,033,976 over time. Interest rates ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Inaugural Season Kicks Off For New Oakdale Soccer Club

The recently formed Oakdale Soccer Club had its opening ceremonies this past Saturday at T.L. Davis Sports Complex. With over 650 excited and enthusiastic ...

September 13, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


MJC Students, Graduates Invited To Job Fair

Modesto Junior College students and graduates are invited to join the Career Development and Transfer Center for the Fall 2017 Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Nonprofit Tax Seminar In Stockton

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration will host a free seminar for nonprofit and exempt organizations on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Stockton. Local ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Crews continue work all along the East C Street corridor, here on the far eastern end of the project, off North Sixth Avenue, where new ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Capitalizes On Proposition 39 Funds

Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency was the name of the game Monday night as Oakdale Joint Unified School District moved forward in taking advantage of ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Park Opening

Oakdale will cut the ribbon and let the masses in to the new Oakdale Community Park on Saturday.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home Station Staffing Levels Remain

A 'Meet Your Chiefs' session at the Valley Home Fire Station – Station 30 in the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District system – was also expected to ...

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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