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Hillside Rescue At Park

Oakdale fire and rescue crews responded to Valley View Park on Sunday, Oct. 20 regarding a 17-year-old male that had fallen down the hillside toward the river.

October 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Farm Bureau Helps Sheriff’s Detectives

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies responded to the report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the 3800 block of Service Road. Deputy Veronica Esquivez and Deputy Kyle Briggs found Irvin Turpitt, 53 of Modesto who tried to flee when deputies arrived. Turpitt, a well-known career criminal, was immediately apprehended and found to be in possession of a reported stolen vehicle. He was also in possession of illegal narcotics, stolen property and had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

October 18, 2013 | | Local News


Morning Shooting Believed Gang Related

The serenity of a cool autumn morning was disrupted on Thursday, Oct. 17 around 11:30 a.m. when shots rang out on I Street near the front of the Oakdale Market.

October 17, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Pat Paul Hospitalized

Oakdale Mayor, Pat Paul, was hospitalized at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Tuesday, Oct. 15 for an undisclosed reason. Staff at Doctor's Medical Center confirmed she was still there on Wednesday Oct. 16.

October 16, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Jog-A-Thons Help Fund School Needs

A stampede, of sorts, began in the morning hours when the signal was given and running students careened around their respective tracks to the beat of music played over loud speakers, in the name of raising money.

October 16, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Fire Merger Study Presented

Officials from the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District on Monday, Oct. 14 moved forward on the possibility of a merger with the City of Oakdale Fire Department and the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District with the presentation of a study that looked into staffing, finances, and combining operations.

October 16, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Army Corps Of Engineers Closes All Regulatory Offices

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today announced it has closed its seven regulatory offices in California, Utah, Nevada and Colorado due to the absence of available federal funding.

October 15, 2013 | | Local News


City Workers Sign Contract

City of Oakdale workers will get a five percent raise in July with the signing of the recent contract for its police, fire, miscellaneous, and management employees. In return the employees have agreed to pay the full eight percent employee share of the PERS retirement costs with the sworn police and fire members paying their full nine percent share.

October 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Citizens Meet To Discuss Aquifer Concerns

Concerns about the future of water in the region will take center stage on Monday night.

October 14, 2013 | | Local News


Scabies Outbreak Concerns Care Facility Staff

Staff at Oak Valley Hospital's Oak Valley Care Center has confirmed they are taking precautionary measures for an outbreak of scabies at the facility.

October 11, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Events Canceled At New Melones Lake

Due to the federal government shutdown, some upcoming events planned at New Melones Lake have been cancelled. They are listed below.

October 10, 2013 | | Local News


Chamber Expo Helps Local Businesses Grow

The Gene Bianchi Community Center was the place to be on Thursday, Oct. 3 when the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce hosted its second Grow Your Business Expo.

October 09, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Annual Block Party Brings Out Community

A full "Block Party" – complete with a closed street – and put on by the Center for Human Services (CHS) - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center on Oct. 4, hosted 33 vendors and service providers for local families. The third annual event, which was open to the community, took place on Mann Avenue between F and G streets. It provided information about community services, free food, music, giveaways, face painting and more.

October 09, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Budget Woes - Firefighters Take City Hit

Despite warnings of inadequate service levels by its line personnel, a plea from its past long-term fire chief, an administrative advisement by the current command staff against future cuts, and going against a recent $32,000 fire study by the city on fire department staffing, the Oakdale City Council accepted City Manager Bryan Whitemyer's recommendation by a vote of 4-1 to lay off two firefighters at the end of the calendar year.

October 09, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


AAUW Branch Celebrates Success

Alma Martinez Torres was given the opportunity to pursue her dreams, and has realized them by becoming an optometrist, due in part to a scholarship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch.

October 09, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Friday Night Spotlight Shines On Top Citizens, Achievement

The wait is almost over for a number of nominees, in the running for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards, with the Annual Awards Dinner ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Foursome Of Cities Join Together For Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off its new fundraising season on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Community Workshop Focuses On City Signs

Local residents will have the chance to get information and offer their input on the city's sign ordnance at a special workshop.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Mustang Varsity Soccer Ties Weston Ranch

In a week where Oakdale High School's varsity boys soccer team was supposed to have two games, their schedule was reduced to one. Thanks ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Freestyle Skier Torin Yater-Wallace Has Sights Set On Winter Olympics

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) - Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Fishing Report

This weekend I'll be coming out of "tournament fishing retirement," as my buddy calls it. I've fished at least one tournament a year ...

January 17, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


Birthday Celebration For MLK Day

All are invited to attend the Motherlode Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sonora High ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Junior Achievers Take The Spotlight

Four outstanding young students have been nominated for Junior Achievement Honors through the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. The award will be presented at the annual ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


New Feature For 2018

A new feature will be offered beginning in 2018 by The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times.

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Acoustic Performance Features 3 Doors Down At Gallo

BY VIRGINIA STILL

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Square Dancing

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Fest Scheduled

Howard Training Center's 24th Annual Crab Fest 2018 will be held on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 5:30 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


World Peace Rose Garden Hosts Pruning Demonstration

Join the International World Peace Rose Gardens organization for a rose pruning demonstration at the University Park World Peace Rose Garden on Saturday, Jan. 13 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Price Hike At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.91/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Columbia College Receives Fire Science Initiative Grant

Columbia College has received formal notification of the intent to award, pending Board of Governor's approval and available funds commencing on Jan. 18, 2018 ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


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