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Grass Fire Darkens Area

An early morning grass fire in the Albers Road area south of Oakdale on Wednesday was connected to a power outage that left several thousand Pacific Gas & Electric customers in the city in the dark.

January 12, 2012 | | Local News


Going Green? - Electric Scooter Purchase Eyed

In an environmentally-friendly and cost-saving move, City of Oakdale employees could soon be ridding greener thanks to a rebate program offered through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The Oakdale Police Department is considering purchasing one or more electric scooters for short-distance trips within the city to avoid driving gas powered vehicles.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Residents Wary Of Cell Tower

In a move likely to frustrate some local residents, Oakdale City Council members will not be discussing a lease agreement for the installation of a 70-foot cell phone tower at their Jan. 17 meeting as previously anticipated. The discussion was pushed to a later meeting, officials said, because of the longer than normal agenda for Jan. 17.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Dry Weather Pattern Cause For Concern

Unseasonably dry weather so far this winter is leaving the area in an unsettled condition.

January 11, 2012 | | Local News


Wastewater Treatment Plant Subject Of City Tour

Upgrades and repairs to the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant are finally complete, and Oakdale City Council members toured the completed facility on Monday, Jan. 9. The tour was considered a special meeting of the Oakdale City Council, but the council took no action during the session.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Lifetime Achiever - Bill Dyer Tapped For Recognition

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce has awarded Bill Dyer, a former Oakdale High School teacher, the former familiar face behind Community Sharing, and an overall volunteer extraordinaire the honor of Lifetime Achiever for his years of humble service with various causes, clubs, and organizations.

January 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Will OID See Winter Irrigation?

The Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting agenda will contain an item related a possible "winter" irrigation, said OID General Manager Steve Knell. He said that OID has had a number of inquiries about having an irrigation rotation due to the lack of rainfall but that the decision is up to the board of directors.

January 10, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Oakdale Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Drugs

Modesto Area Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms

January 06, 2012 | | Local News


Wastewater Plant Tour Open To Public

Oakdale City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant. Council and members of the public will take a tour of the facility to view progress on plant upgrades.

January 05, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Newsworthy Final Six Months Of Year

A swift-running river, bad news for schools in terms of state funding, and an increase in gang activity all found their way on to the front pages of The Leader during the latter half of 2011. Following are some of the top stories, July to December.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Battery Ingestion Harms Toddler

Jaden Mayfield was doing what probably any two-year-old boy would do one afternoon when he found something shiny …he put it in his mouth. Little did he or his family know that his age-appropriate curiosity would turn into a long hospital stay.

January 04, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


California Rings In New Laws For 2012

The New Year brings fresh opportunity and challenges for most people but it also brings new laws for everyone to abide by. More than 800 laws will go into effect. Some laws directly affect your day-to-day, others not so much, but it's a good idea to know what's legal and what's not. Here is a small list of some of the more talked-about laws that will go into effect.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Locals Not Affected - Sears Holding Company Announces Store Closures

Although the list posted at the Sears Holding Company website is still not completely updated, the Oakdale Kmart and Sears locations seem to have escaped the chopping block as they are not among the 80 stores slated for closure throughout the country.

January 04, 2012 | | Local News


Redevelopment Decision Prompts Review

Oakdale city officials are scrambling to action after the California Supreme Court upheld the state's right to dismantle redevelopment agencies across the state in a Dec. 29 decision. The Supreme Court also ruled that an alternate strategy, which some were calling "ransom payments," was unconstitutional. This decision leaves the City of Oakdale scrambling to meet a four-month deadline to ensure repayment of around $1.5 million owed by the RDA to city held funds.

January 04, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News


Scarves For Seniors

Several Orange Blossom 4-H club members, in contributed photo at side, made approximately 110 scarves in December to contribute to the Oakdale Police Department's senior outreach program coordinated by CAPS (Citizens Auxiliary Police Services) member Lupe Aguilera.

January 03, 2012 | | Local News


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Saturday Dinner Aids Oakdale K9 Program

The Gene Bianchi Community Center will be the site for a special fundraising dinner dance and auction on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds of the event ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Cahoots Fires Up Dino’s Downtown Barbecue

Jack Sinodinos and family are heating up the corner of East F Street and South First Avenue every Thursday night from 4 p.m. to ...

July 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MARKET FRESH

Delfa Wolaver unloads some freshly picked produce for the weekly Oakdale Farmers Market, which is offered every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


California Highway Patrol Seeking Public Feedback

In an ongoing effort to monitor and improve the services provided by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Department is inviting the public to participate ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Capital Honors Heritage

With its title as 'Cowboy Capital of the World,' Oakdale is probably the best place around to celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame To Induct Jerold Camarillo

At five- and six-years-old, the Camarillo brothers, Leo and Jerold, were already on horseback out on a ranch helping their father, Ralph, with cattle.

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Freshman Appears In YES Company Show

Evan Murray might best be described as a 'shy' kid. A label neither he nor his parents would dispute.

July 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City ‘Solar Farm’ To Combat Costs

Abandoned wastewater ponds near the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant could soon be lined with solar panels, providing the City of Oakdale with substantial savings ...

July 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lawsuit Amended Against OID

Attorneys for the Oakdale Groundwater Alliance have asked a Stanislaus County Superior Court to dismiss four causes of actions from a lawsuit they originally filed ...

July 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stanislaus National Forest Receives State Grant Funds

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded $1.1 million in grants for big game conservation projects in Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Denham’s ‘Save Our Salmon’ Act Passes Through Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4582, the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act, introduced by area Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Registration On For Fete Runs

On Saturday, July 16 the Escalon Park Fete 2-mile and 10k runs are scheduled, with sign ups going on now. There will be several age ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Special Park Fete Fundraiser Slated

Jim Davis, pastor of Trinity Church in Escalon, is still fighting for his life and a special Park Fete fundraising effort this year is designed ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Tickets Available For Fete Drawings

Escalon Historical Society will have three paintings available in their annual Park Fete drawing. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will take place at ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


Escalon’s Annual Park Fete Celebration Serves Up Fun

From musical entertainment to a downtown parade, food booths, rides and games, the Escalon Park Fete is gearing up for another successful year.

July 13, 2016 | | Local News


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