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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


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News


Four Vying For Open Council Seat

The Oakdale City Clerk's office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

March 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

The glass appears to be half full as the Oakdale High School Aca Dec Team now heads to the state championships. As a result of winning the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, the team will represent Stanislaus County at the state level. The event will be hosted in Sacramento March 19 through 22.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects

Caltrans has published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed.

March 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been "rumored" that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of "Pioneer Perfect" and embrace the city's original motto "Cowboy Capital of the World."

March 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Jacob Myers Park Welcomes Waterways Tour

California Department of Parks and Recreation Boating and Waterways Commission member Virginia Madueño invited several community members to participate in a tour of local ...

December 06, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


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