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City Status - Mid-Year Budget Near Predictions

A report at the March 17 Oakdale City Council meeting by City Manager Bryan Whitemyer regarding the city budget, showed the city with only a $72,000 variance of its final budget proposed from October of last year.

March 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Hits Ferry This Weekend

The Civil War comes alive at the Knights Ferry Civil War Days event, put on by the American Civil War Association this weekend.

March 19, 2014 | | Local News


New Transport Program Aids Area Veterans

A celebration of the new Stanislaus Veterans Medical Transport Program, a collaborative effort to serve Stanislaus area veterans, will be held on Wednesday, March 19, at the Stanislaus County Courthouse Lawn near 12th and I streets in Modesto at 5 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Representative Jeff Denham (R-10th District).

March 17, 2014 | | Local News


Special St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Effort

As Californians throughout the state plan to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) encourage motorists to plan ahead and designate a sober driver, or arrange for a safe and sober ride home.

March 15, 2014 | | Local News


Sheriff’s Department Issues Telemarketing Alert

Financial scams have become prevalent among seniors. They often go unreported and are devastating to the senior, leaving them in a vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. The most common scams are done over the phone, with no face-to-face interaction, and no paper trail, theses scams are incredibly hard to trace. Lonely seniors with nobody to talk to are prime targets. Once a successful deal has been made, the senior's name is then shared with similar schemers looking for easy targets, defrauding the same person repeatedly.

March 14, 2014 | | Local News


California Gas Prices Reach $4 Per Gallon Mark

The annual climb in retail gasoline prices that pushes refineries to meet clean energy mandates has elevated the national average price of gas to $4.01 per gallon, a rise of 32 cents since Jan. 1. And Wednesday, Los Angeles became the first major metro area in the continental U.S. see its average price reach $4 per gallon.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Accusations Fly In Airport Battle

Finger pointing regarding bias, threats, mismanagement, and outright lies continue to fly in the latest drama involving the Oakdale Airport.

March 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Committee Gets View Of Oakdale After ‘O’

Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer painted a bleak picture of the city without the continuance of the city's half-cent sales tax assessment at the Measure O Committee meeting on Monday, March 10.

March 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Look For Oakdale Police Fleet

With four of the nine vehicles in its fleet with over 120,000 miles, the Oakdale Police Department is making a gradual change in vehicles, shifting from its mainstay police sedan, the Ford Crown Victoria, to the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.

March 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


World Champion Bucking Bull - Testicle Festival Honors Bushwacker

Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival which will be held on Monday, March 31 at the FES Hall in Oakdale.

March 12, 2014 | | Local News


Congressional Competition Seeks Young Artists

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the details of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The competition provides aspiring student artists with the chance to display their talent and creativity. One winner from the 10th District will be invited to share their artwork with the rest of the nation in the U.S. Capitol.

March 10, 2014 | | Local News


Hospice Receives Grant For Expanding Services

Community Hospice announced this week they were awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation. Community Hospice was one of 20 bereavement service providers that received the funding as part of an effort to help expand grief support services to diverse and disadvantaged youth across the country.

March 08, 2014 | | Local News


Student Artists Celebrate Contributions Of Trees

As trees across the state begin to blossom for spring, California's Arbor Week is emphasizing the importance trees have on communities and their residents. Officials from CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf, an organization working to preserve, protect and enhance California's urban forests, have announced the winners of the statewide Arbor Week poster contest.

March 07, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Arrested For Child Porn In Ripon

Ripon Police announced that on Wednesday, March 5 they arrested a registered sex offender from Oakdale in possession of child pornography on a computer.

March 06, 2014 | | Local News


Time Out – Happy To Be Here

Hello Central Valley! I am the new face of sports reporting for Oakdale (and hopefully some Riverbank and Escalon assignments shortly). Although I have only been reporting for a month now, it has been a goal of mine to pursue sports journalism since my high school days at Del Puerto High School in Patterson, back in 2002. In the 12 years that have passed since graduation, I have held tedious jobs to support myself and my family. That would all change while perusing the classifieds and an advertisement "Sports Writer Wanted" appeared on my screen. I thought to myself "Wow ...

March 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


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Influx Of Wildfire Smoke Affecting San Joaquin Valley

Smoke from the Whittier (Santa Barbara County), Alamo (San Luis Obispo County), and Garza (Kings County) fires is affecting air quality in all locations throughout ...

July 14, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Vs. Fence

A truck hauling a trailer with cattle made an unexpected turn off the roadway along South Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale early afternoon Wednesday, July 12 ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Coupon Distribution Slated At Farmers Market

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 12 will be the site for a final regular distribution of Farmers Market Coupons for age and ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Doggone Good Ending: Mini Happy To Be Home

Mini has been reunited with her owner, Oakdale resident Lucy Garcia.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State’s Fire Season Off To Roaring Start

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OHS’s New Look Corral Now Complete

For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Quilters Guild Gift Supports Music, Memory Program

Oakdale Quilters Guild, formed in May of 1996, had just a few goals in mind when the members first started the group: to learn about ...

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Horseshoe Artisan Features Work at Café Bliss

Gary Cooksey is not horsing around when it comes to welding and his artwork.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Classic Car Show

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Local Eastern Star Chapter Joins Statewide Initiative

California Eastern Star, including the local Escallonia Chapter, has formulated a Vision Statement.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile App Keeps Info At Fairgoers’ Fingertips

The Stanislaus County Fair Mobile App is the best way to keep up with all the events and concerts during the Fair's 10-day run.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Main Street Stage Line-Up

Entertainment will be front and center at Escalon's Park Fete this weekend, with two groups taking the stage on Friday, July 14 and a ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Runners Toe The Line

The annual Escalon Park Fete Run/Walk is set for Saturday morning, July 15.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Escalon Gearing Up For Annual Community Park Fete

Just a few days away, the weekend will be packed with activity in neighboring Escalon, as that community hosts its annual Park Fete celebration.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Turlock Lake State Rec Area Closure Announced

Turlock Lake operators American Land and Leisure (AL&L) are closing the campground at Turlock Lake, 22600 Lake Road in La Grange. The purpose of ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


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