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City To Finally Receive 2010-2011Audit

After a series of city financial standings coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila has assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's 2010-2011 audit will be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. The council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Vacancy

Gridlocked by a series of two-two split motions, a packed council chambers on Monday possibly saw a glimpse into the future of a polarized Oakdale City Council stalemated on controversial agenda voting items if a fifth and deciding member is not appointed.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Perfect Day For Celebrating Flight

When the forecast calls for clear and sunny skies with a light breeze, it is a perfect day for flying.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Oakdale Residents Fill Several ‘Wrath’ Roles

Ma Joad is a strong and resilient woman. Tested by a harsh life on the family farm in Oklahoma, she has been the cement that has kept her family together. But the Great Depression of the 1930s and the horrific dust bowl conditions that accompanied that event, have just about worn her down. According to Jenni Abbott who portrays Ma in the critically and audience acclaimed production, currently running at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, she is "a woman who faces a dilemma. What do you give when you have nothing? But she is a woman with ...

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Hospital Audit Questions New Construction Costs

An independent audit done at the request of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick earlier this year has identified $689,106 in questionable costs and $30,043 in unsupported costs for the new hospital construction project.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Treasurer Plans Resignation

City Treasurer Mike Murray has indicated he plans on resigning his position surrounding concerns of city financial mismanagement and a dispute in the process in which he was asked to sign overdue statements.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lions Club Lights Up Kerr Park

People often say that Oakdale is a community that looks after its own, whether it's a rallying cry for someone who is sick or injured, or a school program in desperate need of saving.

May 09, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Media Blast Aimed At Oakdale Tourism

The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) has partnered with NextMedia Group of San Jose for an aggressive marketing program to encourage Bay Area residents to visit Oakdale this summer.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


A Local Kentucky Derby Experience

Spend the day at the Turlock Turf Club on Saturday, May 5 for the Kentucky Derby.

May 04, 2012 | | Local News


Council To Hear Interest In Vacant Seat

At the Monday night, May 7 meeting, the Oakdale City Council will decide on how to fill the vacant position left by Jason Howard who resigned last month.

May 03, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Rodeo Busting Stereotypes

"True cowboys are there to watch the rodeo, not get rowdy."

May 02, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Battles $ Woes

Interim City Manager Gregory Wellman has made no secret that the City of Oakdale has money problems and cites a lack of financial oversight and historically poor business habits as the cause.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Strapped City - Oakdale’s Excessive Legal Fees A Financial Burden

With city coffers being slashed and worker lay-offs on the horizon, the City of Oakdale finds itself using much needed funds to pay legal fees by outside legal firms hired to defend the city.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Explores Limited Service Privatization

While financial troubles for cities like Oakdale deepen, city administrators are discussing the possibility of contracting out some local city services.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Honoree - Mayor Paul Receives Citizen Honors

The Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee named Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul as one of its Citizens of the Year at the Ninth Annual Edmund G "Pat " Brown Award Dinner recently in Modesto. Also honored was area labor leader Marcie Bayne of Modesto.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Caltrans Schedules Statewide Litter Pickup Day Thursday

Caltrans is hosting its annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 20. This activity is designed to increase public awareness of the ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans, Public Invited To Center Grand Opening

The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County is inviting honored veterans and the general public to the Grand Opening of the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Earth Day Festival Adds March For Science Event

Come celebrate the 29th Stockton Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park behind Haggin ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


Omelet Dinner Set April 29

It's almost time for the annual 'Build Your Own' omelet dinner, put on by the Escalon United Methodist Church.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Omelet Dinner Set April 29

It's almost time for the annual 'Build Your Own' omelet dinner, put on by the Escalon United Methodist Church.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Selling See’s Easter Candy

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is selling gift wrapped See's Candy for Easter. A variety of one pound boxes ($19.75), peanut butter, chocolate butter ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Family Resource Center Sets Third Annual Baby Shower

On Saturday, May 6, Center for Human Services – Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host its Third Annual Community Baby Shower. Up to 15 ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Sun, Rain Greet Rodeo Parade Participants, Watchers

When it stepped off at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, the annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade played out under sunny skies and a cool breeze ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rolls Out Rodeo Welcome Mat

From the wildly popular Cowgirl Luncheon to the crowning of new Rodeo Royalty, there is not a shortage of activities during rodeo week in the ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


RODEO WRAP

Rain, sun, wind and mud … all added up to a memorable weekend of rodeo action for the 66th annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo, hosted ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pair Of Easter Egg Hunts Scheduled On Saturday

With Easter Sunday coming up this weekend, it's time for the annual Kids Spring Fest, hosted each year at Kerr Park, at the end ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Elementary School Pint Sized Scientists Bring Home Hardware

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 8 at the 20th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Modesto Woman Killed In Friday Highway Crash

Just as the traffic was ramping up with an influx of visitors for the weekend Oakdale Rodeo, a late afternoon accident at the city's ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OID Fallowing Faulted By Judge

The fallowing program proposed by the Oakdale Irrigation District last year has been criticized and the district itself taken to task by Stanislaus Superior Court ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Swiss Echoes Yodeling Club Offers Annual Spring Concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon since 1947, is having its annual spring concert and dance on Saturday ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


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