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Memorial Day Flags Placed At Cemetery

Volunteers are being sought to help place small American flags on the gravesites of local veterans this weekend.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Olivo Holding On To MLB Goal

In AAA minor league baseball, the typical age range is 23-24, maybe 25, over 26 is considered "old." At age 37, as starting catcher for the Sacramento River Cats, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo is far beyond that 26-year-old threshold as he carries on his quest to make it back to the Major Leagues.

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chocolate Lovers Descend For City’s Sweet Festival

With threatening skies days before the annual event, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, providing pleasant, but occasional cloudy, weather for the 24th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Graduation Ceremonies Make For Busy Week

Caps and gowns are being pressed and hung as schools in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District prepare for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Two OID Directors Actions Questioned

With an April litigation regarding water sales against the Oakdale Irrigation District going through various motions in Stanislaus County Superior Court, two sitting OID directors who cast March 15 dissenting votes for the sale, have voluntarily provided the plaintiffs' attorney with declarations containing emails they had with OID General Manager Steve Knell. After the information was supplied, the court reversed its decision from allowing the program to putting a halt until environmental concerns could be addressed.

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


YES Company Celebrates Silver Anniversary Year

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed this summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at www.galloarts.org.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Earns Recognition For Healthcare Innovation

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was recognized as a 'Champion in Healthcare Innovation' by the Healthcare Leadership Council on Thursday at its annual innovation expo. The award is presented to lawmakers in recognition of their ongoing support of patient-centered medical progress.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


American Legion, Riders Host Saturday Breakfast

The American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 out of Escalon is hosting an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 21. The breakfast will be offered at the Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St., Escalon with all active duty Armed Forces personnel invited to attend at no charge.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


Road Closure Causes Headache

Drivers heading south on Yosemite Avenue or coming into town from Patterson Road found an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning, May 11 with the closure of the main artery through town. With "unforeseen circumstances" arising from construction, the city was forced to close South Yosemite Avenue between G Street and J Street. The shutting down of the thoroughfare was scheduled to last, according to the City of Oakdale, through Tuesday, May 17.

May 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Memories Made During Historic Church Move

It was quite the production this week, as the church, bell and steeple from the historic 1890's building were moved from the original North Third and East E Street location to a new home. Here are some photos from the proceedings.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Wins Post Office Battle

They are getting mail in Knights Ferry once again.

May 18, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City’s Star Spangled Faux Pas Unfurls Again

One of the remarkable and impressive things I see in Oakdale is the more than 300 American flags set up by the Oakdale Lions Club along the city main streets on holidays and other special occasions.

May 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Interim Police Chief Selected For Oakdale

The Oakdale City Council announced that retired Modesto Police Chief Michael Harden will lead the city's police force this July upon the retirement of current Police Chief Lester Jenkins.

May 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Historical Church Relocated Via Unique Moving Process

Preschool children cheered and spectators lined the streets as the historic church located on the northwest corner of North Third Avenue and East E Street began its movement to a new location.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Memorial Service Honors Fallen Caltrans Employees

At its 26th Annual Workers Memorial on May 4 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 184 employees who have lost their lives on the job since 1921. This solemn event honors the legacies of those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep California's transportation system safe, and unfortunately adds yet another Caltrans employee to those killed while on the job.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


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Officials Warn: River Running Fast And Cold

With one river rescue conducted already on the Stanislaus River near Knights Ferry this season – those involved pulled from the water safely last week – residents ...

May 16, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fastest Guns In The West Meet, Compete In Oakdale

The cowboys were out with their six shooters, holsters and hats this past weekend, showing their skills at the 2018 California State Cowboy Fast Draw ...

May 16, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


SNEAKING SWEETNESS

Young Victoria Valenzuela, 3, tries to sneak a few ripe cherries from the bin at her family's DePalma Farms booth at opening night of ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Pabalan Brings Board Service To A Close

The mood was both light and airy as Oakdale Joint Unified School District board members gathered on the evening of Monday, May 14 for the ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


May Observed As National Bicycle Safety Month

With the California weather warming up, the Oakdale Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are highlighting how bicycling is a great ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Brace For Surge In Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Celebration At Grinding Rock

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites the community to join them for the Fifth Annual Chaw'se Day event on Saturday, May 26 ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Hunger Memorial

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Comedy Jam Takes State Theatre Stage

Coming to the State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto, it's the World of Laughs Comedy Jam, set for Friday, May 18. Shows are scheduled ...

May 16, 2018 | | Local News


Community Turns Out To Support Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers and team members gathered over the weekend in Oakdale for the 24-hour Relay For Life. Hosted on the soccer fields at Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto Man Booked On Homicide Charge

Police on May 3 arrested a Modesto man in connection with a May 1 homicide in Oakdale – the same man involved in a head-on crash ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Drugstore Project Shows Consequence Of Choices

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, that was a message conveyed through theatrics as well as discussion on Tuesday, May 8 ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Relay For Life Effort Nears $74,000 Mark

In an effort to unite the area in the fight against cancer, the 2018 Relay For Life brought together teams from four communities in Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Sober Grad Committee Seeking Local Support

With Friday, May 25 fast approaching, organizers of the annual graduation night 'Sober Grad' event for Oakdale High School seniors are looking for some last ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Council Approves Updated Sign Ordinance

Members of the Oakdale City Council have approved an update to the city ordinance concerning city signage that provides more guidelines to prevent visual blight.

May 09, 2018 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


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