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Reaching Out - Tragedy Drives Mother

Bonnye Spray isn't a public speaker yet she chooses to stand before hundreds of teenage strangers any chance she can get.

December 01, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Drizzle Dampens Cowboy Christmas

The sun wasn't shining but that didn't stop Cowboy Santa from making his annual trek to Cowboy Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

December 01, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Paul, Council Sworn In Monday

There will be a swearing in ceremony for Oakdale's newly elected mayor and two council members during the regularly scheduled Dec. 6 city council meeting.

December 01, 2010 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Welcomes In Black Friday

The Black Friday holiday shopping experience was alive and well in downtown Oakdale over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a sampling of downtown merchants.

December 01, 2010 | | Local News


New Approach To Health Care Going To The Dogs

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows of the incredible love and acceptance they bring. Pets don't care how the person looks or acts and accepts them unconditionally. For residents in challenging life situations at the Oak Valley Care Center, pets can be of special benefit.

December 01, 2010 | Richard Paloma Special To The Leader | Local News


Brennan Claims Council Seat By Nine Votes

The results are in, and Oakdale has a new mayor.

November 24, 2010 | | Local News


Community Hosts Holiday HappeningsIt will be almost like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one

It will be almost like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one this week in Oakdale, with the annual community dinner on Thursday and Cowboy Christmas on Saturday.

November 24, 2010 | | Local News


Season Of Giving

We want your 'feel good' stories. The ones about people - or organizations - in the community that are working hard already to make the upcoming holidays a bit brighter. And we want to promote the efforts designed to aid those in need in our area.

November 17, 2010 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Two Votes Separate Brennan, Murray

The race for the second Oakdale City Council seat remains close with current council member Michael Brennan leading city treasurer Mike Murray by two votes.

November 17, 2010 | | Local News


Late Mayor Garcia Honored With Tree Planting

On Saturday Oct. 30, Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson and his wife Gayle, joined the family of the late Mayor Elmo Garcia to accept, on behalf of the City of Oakdale, a tree that was donated by the family of Elmo Garcia. The day started off with a potluck luncheon at the residence of Alice Garcia and was attended by 45 family members and friends. The dedication of the Valley Oak tree (Quercus Lobata) was presented at L.B. Gilbert Park, which was the first park on the east side of Oakdale that Elmo helped initiate. Adolphe and Shirley Garcia and ...

November 17, 2010 | | Local News


Trustees Reduce Own Pay

Reducing board compensation and freezing travel and conference expenses were items approved by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the Nov. 8 regular meeting.

November 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Salmon Fest Slated

The annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, a free, family-friendly event, is swimming into the Knights Ferry Recreation area on Kennedy Road, off Highway 108/120 this weekend.

November 10, 2010 | | Local News


Reach For The Sky! - Oakdale Freshman Sets World Fast Draw Record

If you would like to see Oakdale High freshman Colby Qualls draw his firearm and shoot a target, you'd better not blink.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local News


In The Trenches - Fire Agencies Undergo Training

Trench rescues are inherently dangerous and require specialized training to avoid further injury or death - that was the message received loud and clear at the two-day trench training exercise, Oct. 26-27, made possible by a generous donation by Oakdale Irrigation District.

November 03, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Squatters And Vandals Wreaking Home Havoc

Police arrested a trio of young men in late August on charges of trespassing and possession of marijuana after they were found in an empty home on Dominic and Pedersen. It was the first time they'd been caught but likely not the first time they'd busted into the empty residence.

November 03, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Holistic Life Open House

The Holistic Life Institute, 730 E. F St., Oakdale, is hosting a Back to School Open House on Saturday, July 8, from 2 p.m ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


GREAT GOPHER SNAKE

Quite the find for Rick and Patty Cooper of Oakdale, as they found a recently shed snake skin, around six feet long, in a pasture ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Small Business Legislative Priorities Updated By NFIB

With the annual legislative house of origin and budget deadlines now past, the National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, California released an updated list of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Makayla Toste Of Newman Named New Dairy Princess

Makayla Toste of Newman was selected as the 2017 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6. The crowning took place ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Pre-Fair Horse Events Set

Join the Stanislaus County Fair for some entertaining horse show events before the fair opens on Friday, July 14.

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Veteran Drivers May Benefit From Proposal

Earlier this month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule that waives commercial driver's license knowledge test requirements for veterans who operated ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Residents Offered Tips For Dealing With Heat

As the temperature is expected to rise to 100 degrees this weekend, Stanislaus County health officials are advising residents to be prepared for the hot ...

June 16, 2017 | | Local News


Raise A Glass, Scoop Or Cube To California Dairy Month

Happy June Dairy Month – a time we set aside to celebrate the dairy foods we love and the farmers who help bring them to the ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Food Meets Décor With California Dairy Wedding Trends

When it comes to weddings (or pretty much any party), unique is the new traditional, and no event should be created alike. One of the ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


SERVING SENIORS

The Native Daughters of the Golden West Oakdale Parlor #125 served up lunch for all guests that were in attendance at Friday's annual Oakdale ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Approves 2017-18 Budget

Monday, June 12 was a night of projection as well as reflection as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members wrapped up the final meeting of ...

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Pilot Pot Program Second Session Set

Due to the large number of inquiries from parties interested in submitting a Cannabis Pilot Program proposal but unable to attend the mandatory pre-submittal conference ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


New Stanislaus Consolidated Chief Takes Oath Of Office

The post has been filled at the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) for Fire Chief by Rick Weigele, who was sworn in at a ...

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Surging River Waters Not Yet Float Ready

River rafting enthusiasts will need to wait just a bit longer before casting off and floating their way down the Stanislaus River. A wet and ...

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


How To Avoid Hot Weather Automotive Breakdowns

When the weather warms, many people take to the outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and rising temperatures. Summer road trips or vacations are the norm ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


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