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Valley View: City Gem Or Toxic Hazard?

What is now a 25 acre neighborhood city park with meandering sidewalks and benches with views of the Stanislaus River and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range was at one time a municipal dump and trash burn site.

September 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fundraiser Aims To Rehab, Maintain Park

Tough times call for innovative thinking and that's exactly what's happening with the Oakdale Youth Sports Association fundraiser blitz as they attempt to raise the funds necessary to spruce up one of Oakdale's hidden gems: Kerr Park.

September 26, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Assists Burglary Victim

Police are investigating a Saturday night burglary at the Oakdale Yogurt Station on West F Street where the premises was ransacked and had equipment damaged, goods scattered, and items taken, including the business safe.

September 26, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a City of Oakdale candidate forum on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6p.m. in the Oakdale City Council Chambers, 277 N. Second Ave.

September 25, 2012 | | Local News


Yogurt Station Burglarized

Police are investigating an overnight burglary at the Oakdale Yogurt Station on West F Street where the premises was ransacked and had equipment damaged, goods scattered, and items taken, including the business safe.

September 23, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CALTRANS: Watch Out For Wildlife Awareness Week

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) remind motorists during "Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Awareness Week" (Sept. 16-22) to remain alert while driving to improve safety for travelers and wildlife alike.

September 20, 2012 | | Local News


Stearns Road Residents Want Answers On Bypass

More than 30 residents of the Stearns Road area affected by the proposed North County Corridor project showed in force at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Stearns Road route for the corridor is one of three alternatives developed since June of 2011 and would impact approximately 120 land parcels.

September 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


A Garden Grows In Oakdale

In an area known for good soil and a climate for premiere farming, there lays a plot of thriving and meticulously tended to plants just off one of Oakdale's main thoroughfares. The crop of choice for this urban gardener: medicinal marijuana and his own blend of "purple lush" and "cherry pie" varietals for a high-potency cannabis.

September 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Rental Market: Incentives Needed To Fill Units

Anyone who has anxiously awaited the local newspaper to scan the classified listings knows that the rental market in most areas can be as brutal as an MMA match with opponents wearing brass knuckles. Generally speaking, it's not a walk in the park to find a quality, affordable rental that fits all the criteria you're searching for.

September 19, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Council Proceeds On Privatization

By a vote of 3-1 on Monday, Sept. 17, the Oakdale City Council moved forward to explore the privatization of the public works department by accepting requests for proposals for city park maintenance.

September 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Hears Comments On Water Sale

A discussion item relating to a potential water transfer to the City of Brisbane in the San Francisco Bay Area brought several community members to the podium to provide public comments to the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the Sept. 18 regular meeting.

September 19, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Lawsuit Filed By Former Hospital Foundation Director

The falling out between the Oak Valley Foundation and Oak Valley Hospital continues as former Executive Director Amy Thompson filed suit against the hospital and its former CEO John Friel claiming wrongful termination, breach of contract, and interference with protected civil rights.

September 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


American Legion Posts To Revitalize In Local Areas

Military veterans in and around Modesto, Stockton and neighboring areas are invited for a special service session from Thursday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 22 at the following locations: Modesto American Legion Post 74, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Modesto and American Legion Post 16, 2020 Plymouth Road, Stockton. For the Modesto location, on Saturday, Sept. 22, the event will be moved to the Modesto Moose Family Center #1608, 821 Fifth St. Modesto.

September 18, 2012 | | Local News


Former Foundation Director Files Suit

The falling-out between the Oak Valley Foundation and Oak Valley Hospital continues as former Executive Director Amy Thompson filed suit against the hospital and its former CEO John Friel claiming wrongful termination, breach of contract, and interference with protected civil rights.

September 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP Conducts Bus Inspection In Yosemite

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), in partnership with the National Park Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Public Utilities Commission, Modesto Police Department, and San Francisco Police Department, conducted a surprise bus inspection in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 7-8. The bus inspection was planned in support of the nationwide campaign to improve tour bus safety.

September 14, 2012 | | Local News


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Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 ...

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Hosts Inaugural Downtown Pour In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


DOWNTOWN ARTISTS

In keeping with homecoming tradition, Oakdale High School students filled the downtown area this past weekend painting windows. The Junior Class painted windows of Oak ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Club Meet

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


League Of Women Voters Hosts Candidate Forum

Learn more about the candidates for the Oakdale Irrigation District at a forum scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., staged in the ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfires Prompt Health Caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Slates Fall Fundraiser

Soar like an eagle to raise funds for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch's Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Scholarships and fund ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Small Farm Conference Celebrating 30 Years

All members of the California small farm community are invited to register for the 30th California Small Farm Conference, the state's premier gathering for ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Western Days Attendees Enjoy Entertainment, Grub

Oakdale's Cowboy Capital lived up to its name on Saturday, Oct. 7 as the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau hosted their second annual Western ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Crash Impacts Traffic

Oakdale Police have issued an advisory that, due to a traffic accident involving a power pole, traffic at East G Street and South Fifth Avenue ...

October 06, 2017 | | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct ...

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Conference Hosted By Local Soroptimist International

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Salmon Artwork Sought For 2018 Poster Contest

The 2017 Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Committee is once again hosting an art contest in conjunction with the 2017 Stanislaus River Festival. The Festival is ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Fall Art Show

Oak Valley Art Society is planning its annual Fall Art Show later this month.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


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