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Time Stands Still At SRT

As a seasoned photo journalist, Sarah Goodwin has made her living looking through a lens, freezing moments of heartache, horror and humanity in the war-torn corners of the globe. She and her long-time partner, combat reporter James Dodd, have always shared a deep commitment to their work. So when a roadside bomb in Iraq sends her home to New York for months of painful recovery, both are reeling from the trauma. In witty and engaging conversation, the couple explores this new direction their lives have taken, not sure what it's revealing or where this new road will take them ...

October 19, 2012 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Congressman And State Senator Visit Proposed Alternative Energy Site

Responding to the outskirts of Oakdale for concerns of an agricultural business pursuing green energy, Congressman Jeff Denham and State Senator Tom Berryhill met with the owners and employees to better understand their energy conversion process and hear their frustrations with PG&E. When they were done, the elected officials assured company representatives they would do what they could on the state and federal levels.

October 18, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Directors Consider Rate Hike

A discussion on setting water delivery fees for 2013 came before the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at their regular meeting on Oct. 16.

October 17, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Harvest Reaps Crop Of Another Kind

October is the time for harvest. And in the Central Valley, including Oakdale, local drug agents have been busy taking down marijuana grows throughout Stanislaus County. For the second time in as many weeks, Oakdale Police have raided a pot plantation within the city and made arrests of the growers.

October 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


St. Matthias Offers Senior Transportation

A new effort, "St. Matti's for Seniors" is a ministry of Saint Matthias Anglican Church, 101 S. First Ave., Oakdale. The new senior ministry will be providing transportation to local senior citizens who are in need. They will be matching up volunteers with seniors to provide transportation to appointments, the grocery store, or to run errands. They are currently looking for more volunteers who have a heart for seniors and would like to help. They are hoping the volunteers can give at least an hour or two of service during the week.

October 17, 2012 | Virginia Still vstill@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Three Contend For Two-Year Council Seat

A former mayor and councilman, a former treasurer, and a lifelong Oakdale resident fresh to politics make up the slate to fill the two-year city council seat left vacant mid-term by the resignation of Jason Howard.

October 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Lights Slowly Coming Back On

In a concise meeting with a tapered agenda, the Oakdale City Council heard a presentation from Finance Director Albert Avila on Monday, Oct. 15 that informed the council that all street lights would be back on in the city within a month. Some of the lights had been shut off more than two years ago due to city budget concerns.

October 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Operation Safe Driver Targets Unsafe, Aggressive Drivers

Although there has been a 25 percent decline in large truck-involved fatal collisions from (2007-2010) nationally, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is working daily to save even more lives through enforcement and education. To further enhance that progress, the CHP is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver, Oct. 14 to 20. This operation targets unsafe and aggressive driving by both passenger and commercial vehicle drivers by conducting high visibility enforcement operations and public outreach.

October 16, 2012 | | Local News


Return Of Street Lighting And Sweeping On Agenda

The Oakdale City Council, at its Monday meeting, will hear a presentation from Finance Director Albert Avila regarding the possible return of street sweeping of residential areas and restoration of street lighting to areas that were discontinued due to budget cuts.

October 12, 2012 | | Local News


Agencies Focus On Aging Support, Services

The 10th anniversary of the Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention Summit is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets in Modesto. The free health screenings and Health Fair event for older adults (50-plus) and their caregivers is presented by the Healthy Aging Association, Kaiser Permanente and Stanislaus Area Agency on Aging. More than 1,000 people attended last year.

October 11, 2012 | | Local News


Books Closed On Housing Fund

The Oakdale Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency approved an auditor's report that proposes sending the remaining $123,000 to Stanislaus County from the former redevelopment agency's low and moderate income housing fund.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Budget Update Shows Promise

Oakdale Interim City Manager Stan Feathers gave an optimistic update on the city's current budget situation at the Monday, Oct. 1 city council meeting highlighting that Measure O has brought in more money than initially expected along with city payroll savings to the general fund from organizational changes.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Gas Prices Overwhelming

The California gas prices that had been creeping down ever-so-slowly at the end of September have now shot up by as much as 60 cents a gallon. At the end of September, prices in Oakdale were as low as $3.85 a gallon. On Oct. 8 those stations were charging $4.45.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Clubs Celebrate 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is Oct. 7-13 and many 4-H clubs in the area are participating in different activities to bring attention and show people what 4-H is all about. The theme this year is "Join the Revolution of Responsibility." The week celebrates the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

October 09, 2012 | | Local News


Budget Update Shows Promise

Oakdale Interim City Manager Stan Feathers gave an optimistic update on the city's current budget situation at the Monday, Oct. 1 city council meeting highlighting that Measure O has brought in more money than initially expected and savings from organizational changes.

October 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Oakdale FFA Fundraiser Offered By Masonic Lodge

All in the community are invited to come out and support a breakfast fundraiser for the Oakdale High School FFA Program, sponsored by Oak Summit ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Art Show Shines

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society put their best work forward this past weekend, with their paintings, drawings, photographs and more on display at ...

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Armed Forces Breakfast

The Escalon American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 will host an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 20 at the Escalon Masonic ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Discounted Fair Tickets On Sale Saturday

It's a fair deal on the last Saturday of April when discounted admission tickets, carnival ride wristbands and arena event tickets go on sale ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Foursome Earn KHOP Kudos

Heather Murray has found herself a bit busy the past few months. The past 10 days however, might best be described as a whirlwind of ...

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled ...

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

When I think about the month of April, I'm reminded about the first time I ever caught a bass over 10 pounds. It was ...

April 19, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Community Rallying Around Injured Coach

A Friday night fundraiser in Oakdale, set for April 28, will help raise money to offset medical expenses for local youth and high school soccer ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


ON THE HUNT

There was plenty of fun to go around at Oakdale's Kerr Park on Saturday, with the 11th annual Oakdale Kiwanis-City of Oakdale Easter Egg ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Vote Looming April 25

Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos is the focus of a recall election that will be staged next week, with 'election day' on Tuesday ...

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SBA Tops $5 Million In Disaster Assistance

Acting Regional Administrator Robert Blaney of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region IX Office announced Monday that SBA has approved more than $5 ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Save Mart Supermarkets Aid Valley Children’s Healthcare

Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children's Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. From Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Pays Cities, Counties Property Taxes, Franchise Fees

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Spring Show Slated By Oak Valley Art Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, with members from Escalon, Oakdale, Riverbank and beyond, will showcase their work in the annual Spring Art Show ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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