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First Responders And Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Jr. High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school causing students to run.

June 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Charity Carnival

The Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4500 River Road in Oakdale. The Carnival is a charity fund raiser that the Kjeldgaard family started in 2007 for an orphanage in Libera.

June 14, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader news article, AT&T representatives have contacted the Leader and the City of Oakdale and advised them that they will be changing the color of the recently constructed lime green faux water tank cell phone tower.

June 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Let The Donor Beware

You've cleaned out your closets as part of spring cleaning, or maybe you're left with clothing items that didn't sell at the latest garage sale. Donating the items to a charity for the less fortunate is a more likely alternative than just throwing them away, and besides, you can claim a tax deduction.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Faux (Tower) Pas

Reminiscent of Petticoat Junction or Hooterville, the new faux water tower installed by AT&T greets travelers entering the city from the north along Highway 120 with "Welcome to the City of Oakdale."

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Discarded Election Assurances About Safety

It only took three months for City of Oakdale officials to go against the grain of its then recently passed sales tax measure designed to maintain public safety staffing levels.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Another City Exec Gone

In an effort to make up a $1 million deficit in operating costs, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer confirmed Friday, June 7, that Human Resources Analyst Michelle McKinsey was given notice that her last day with the city will be June 30.

June 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Clean Green Yard Machines Opens New Funding Round

Back by popular demand, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Clean Green Yard Machines program opened June 4 with more funding and more lawn mower options than ever before.

June 06, 2013 | | Local News


O No - Citizens Protest Potential Cuts

Less than 18 months after voters passed a half-cent sales tax in November 2011 with Measure O to solidify public safety service and staffing levels, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer is proposing discarding those promises in an effort to balance the budget.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Reviews Dispatch Services

With the goal of saving the financially-strapped City of Oakdale operational costs, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer has reached out to the City of Turlock regarding the idea of their police department to take over police dispatch services for Oakdale PD.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Farmer's Market Resumes

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown to North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 05, 2013 | | Local News


MJC Earns Place In Cup Contest

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), has announced Modesto Junior College has placed 11th out of 105 Community Colleges in the final standings of the 2012-13 NATYCAA Cup.

June 04, 2013 | | Local News


Farmers Market Starts Thursday

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown on North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 01, 2013 | | Local News


Former Police Dog Passes

Retired K-9 Officer "Shadow" passed away on Monday, May 20 according to his owner Beth Baker of Turlock.

May 31, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Red Flag Fire Danger Warning For Region

With dry winds forecast for many parts of Northern California, CAL FIRE has increased its staffing and is urging the public to be extra cautious due to the heightened fire danger. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning stretching form Shasta County down through the Sacramento Valley to San Joaquin County starting Friday morning for high winds and low humidity lasting through Saturday evening.

May 31, 2013 | | Local News


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Falcons Soar Past Mustangs In Water Polo Semifinals

The Oakdale Mustangs boys water polo nearly pulled off the upset over the top ranked Christian Brothers in Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff action. But ...

November 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local News


Delays Due Friday On McHenry

The Improve McHenry team has issued a notice that there will be intermittent lane closures on McHenry Avenue on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a ...

November 09, 2017 | | Local News


Doornenbal, DeBoer Lead OID Races

Herman Doornenbal and Brad DeBoer were leaders in the race for Oakdale Irrigation District seats based on the election count late Tuesday night, Nov. 7.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


“Jane” Due At State Theatre

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Closed Session Slated At Fire Board Meeting

Another Closed Session is scheduled to be part of the regular meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District board meeting this week.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

MONDAY, NOV. 13

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Check Before You Burn Enters 15th Season

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Officials are reminding residents to check before using their residential wood burning devices as the weather turns colder.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Cattlewomen Tap Telles Outstanding 2017 Cowbelle

The San Joaquin-Stanislaus CattleWomen selected Bobbie Telles as the 2017 Cowbelle of the year earlier this fall at a meeting of the local organization. Telles ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Beef In The Classroom

The Mid Valley Cowbelle's third annual Beef in the Classroom was a huge success this year. With a generous donation from the San Joaquin-Stanislaus ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Honors Orange Blossom 4-H Members

On October 14, 2017 the Stanislaus County 4-H Awards Reception was held at the Stanislaus County Agriculture Center to recognize 4-H members throughout the county ...

November 08, 2017 | By MOLLY TERPSTRA Orange Blossom 4-H Reporter | Local News


Decorate Play Park Tile

The City of Oakdale is holding a tile wall event on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Dorada Park where families can make tiles that will placed ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Family Friendly Festival Celebrates Chinook Salmon

For the ninth year, the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival will be hosted in Knights Ferry, with the event coinciding with the peak migration of Chinook ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Blood Drive Scheduled For Thursday

The City of Oakdale, Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public and all public safety personnel to donate blood during the ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Club Meets

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


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