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Season's First Air Alert Begins Monday

The Valley air basin's first seasonal Air Alert will begin Monday, Aug. 20 and continue through Tuesday, Aug. 21, with the possibility of being extended. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern.

August 18, 2012 | | Local News


Wanted Shooter Arrested

A man wanted for two separate shootings in Oakdale, being a member of a street gang, and a felon in possession of a firearm was arrested by Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies and a sheriff canine after a brief chase and extensive search late Thursday into early Friday morning, Aug. 17.

August 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Chamber Mixer Slated At Clubhouse

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will hold a business mixer Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse, located at 1624 E. F Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

August 16, 2012 | | Local News


Redevelopment Oversight Member Questions Board Appointment

The Oakdale Redevelopment Agency Oversight Board is asking city legal staff for clarification if Mayor Pat Paul's self-appointment to the panel is a conflict of interest. One board member is taking it beyond that and going to the Fair Political Practices Commission for a decision.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Valley Home, Oakdale Celebrate National Night Out

National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7 was a night of fun for several Stanislaus County communities, including Valley Home and Oakdale, with both locations participating in the event. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

August 15, 2012 | | Local News


Tourism, Visitors Bureau Comes Under Fire

The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) continues to draw fire with its decisions, this time turning down sponsorship of the Sierra View Music Fest in lieu of financial support toward a first time, developing October event – the Oakdale Climbers Festival.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eight Candidates Join Council Race

Two council incumbents, a former mayor, both the current and former treasurer, a community volunteer and two others have met the final deadline for three city council positions available in the November election, the Oakdale City Clerk's Office announced on Friday, Aug. 10. Two of the seats are full four-year posts and one is only a two-year period to fill out the term of Jason Howard, who resigned his seat last April due to outside-the-area job interests.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Real Estate Offer Market Snapshot

While there are still homeowners struggling with the foreclosure tidal wave that seemed to swamp many homeowners who purchased in 2009-2011, record low fixed mortgage rates and a modest inventory of homes has helped the market to slowly recover but true rebounding will take more time, according to real estate professionals.

August 15, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Adopts Media Policy

An Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers obtained by The Leader was sent to all Oakdale city employees, instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Aire Serv CEO on National Hit Reality Show

If you're not one of the 10.23 million people who watched the Aire Serv of Stanislaus County CEO on "Undercover Boss," you get a second chance.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News


Chamber To Offer Mobile Web Class

In 2012, it is simply not enough to be on the Internet; preparing and handling the ongoing shift of consumer behavior to mobile Internet usage is no longer an option, but a necessity. Recent research shows that 48 percent of adults now own a smart phone capable of browsing the Internet. Of those people, 79 percent have engaged in shopping related activities on their mobile device.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News


City Adopts Restrictive Media Policy

The Leader has obtained an Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers to all city employees instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Travel Bureau Moving In Different Direction

Nearly three months after being advised by city leaders to have a separate board of directors than its business improvement district members, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau seems to be ignoring the city's direction.

August 08, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Board Taps New Audit Firm

Action at the Aug. 7 regular meeting saw the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors choose a new audit firm, the Kemper CPA Group, for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 in a 4-0 vote. Director Al Bairos was absent. The three-year contract bid was for $78,750.

August 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Airport Future Livens Up Council Meeting

A relatively lackluster Oakdale City Council meeting was brought to life Monday night by Councilman Mike Brennan with a high spirited discussion about the future of the Oakdale Airport.

August 08, 2012 | Richard Paloma | 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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