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Elizabeth Brichetto Retires From Rural Fire Board

After serving 18 years and nine months on the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board, Elizabeth Brichetto has decided it's time to do something else.

June 09, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Takes Next Steps For Automation

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved the implementation of a demonstration project for Total Channel Control (TCC) on the Claribel and Cometa laterals by Rubicon Systems, an Australian company that manufactures water control gates, precision water measurement instruments using wireless technology, and monitoring and control software that enables water authorities to manage and operate their systems more efficiently.

June 02, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Lights, Camera, Oakdale! – City Plays Host To Film Production Crew

The words 'quiet on set!' could be heard from production crew members in the Chateau Meroux, the countryside home of Sean Gnekow, which is nestled next to Woodward Reservoir, about four miles north of Oakdale.

June 02, 2010 | Krista Anderson Special To The Leader | Local News


Fire Season - Prolonged Spring Prompts Concerns

There's no doubt the unseasonably cool spring weather coupled with late rains have kept the temperatures in a pleasant zone but not without cost. The rainy season has created an extra heavy fuel load as the official fire season declared by CAL FIRE - albeit delayed - approaches with an estimated late June or early July target. The date is driven by local and state burning conditions and activity.

June 02, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Holiday Weekend Busy But Safe

The Memorial Day holiday weekend traffic, both Friday and Monday, backed up Yosemite Avenue and clogged up F Street but in spite of heavy traffic flow and increased visitors through the city, law enforcement reported a relatively quiet holiday with the only spike being in DUI arrests due to the special grant-funded traffic enforcement.

"The calls were really run-of-the-mill," Lt. Lester Jenkins of the Oakdale Police Department said. "We had very heavy traffic throughout the weekend but not a lot of accidents."

June 02, 2010 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Releases Proposed Budget

The Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office has released the county's recommended proposed budget for the 2010-2011 budget year. The recommended proposed budget will serve as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a final budget for 2010-2011 is adopted in September.

June 02, 2010 | | Local News


Service Clubs Make A Difference In Quake Zone

Delta BC Mexico: The largest earthquake in the California Region since the 8+ in 1906 that hit San Francisco did not stop 22 U.S. citizens from going six miles from the epicenter to do their service work through area clubs in April this year. Forty-two miles south of the border the town of Delta had no water and very little electricity, which made doing the medical clinics and work at the local elementary school a challenge. In spite of this, a total of over $92,000 worth of clinics, refurbishing and delivery of materials took place in two days.

May 26, 2010 | John C. Brunk Special To The Leader | Local News


Voices, Orb Captured During Leader Investigation

The investigative results are in from the Western Region Paranormal Research (WRPR) group - and it's enough to raise the hair on your arm if you're inclined to believe them.

May 26, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


SSJID Funding Improvements For Woodward Reservoir

A million dollars from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District is helping upgrade one of the more popular regional summer recreation destinations - Woodward Reservoir.

May 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt Special To The Leader | Local News


Reassignment - Task Force Gains Cop

Members of the Oakdale City Council recently approved Police Chief Marty West's request to reassign an officer to a grant-funded position within the Stanislaus County Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Agency (SDEA), which will likely save the officer's employment but will result in one less officer for Oakdale.

May 26, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Memorial Day Ceremonies Planned

Both of Oakdale's cemeteries will have Memorial Day observations for the community. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Oakdale Lodge #228 will place flags at Oaklawn Cemetery (Memorial Park) on North Sierra Avenue on Saturday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

The Romain Schell Post #2922 Veterans Foreign Wars, Oakdale, will host a ceremony on Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, East J Street. Flags for the ceremony will be placed by the Oakdale Historical Society.

May 26, 2010 | | Local News


OID Approves Funds To City, Fire

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved over $146,000 to fund requests from the City of Oakdale's Parks and Recreation department and the Fire department in a 3-2 vote at the May 18 regular meeting. Directors Herman Doornenbal and Al Bairos were the dissenting votes.

May 19, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Hair Collection Drive Aimed At Helping With Oil Spill Clean-Up

If you're looking for an easy way to do your part in helping clean up the oil spill currently befouling the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico, the ladies at Pamyla's Salon and Spa have the answer: go get a hair cut.

May 19, 2010 | | Local News


Cowboys And Chocolate

Some years the weather during the annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival is the invisible and unwelcome festival goer when it brings triple-digit temperatures but this year, the 18th annual chocolate event had mild - even delightfully - perfect weather for the 70,000 attendees who flocked to Oakdale for the weekend.

May 19, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Loan Modification Nightmare - Journey To Foreclosure Despite Attempts To Modify Loan

(Editor's note: the name of the lender has been withheld.)

May 19, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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From NBC's Last Comic Standing, Chicago comedian Rocky LaPorte is slated to bring his everyman, streetwise style of comedy to the third installment of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Drama Club Stages ‘Les Miserables’ At OHS Theater

Oakdale High School Drama Club, under the direction of drama director Bryan Mills, will present the musical drama 'Les Miserables' on Thursday, May 11; Friday ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Concert In Ripon May 20

An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Denham Names Congressional Artwork Competition Winners

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the winner of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition as well as the winner of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Community Comes Together To Battle Cancer

It was 24 hours filled with laughter, some tears, unexpected rain, and a whole lot of fun and fundraising.

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Car Show Success For Vets

The cars began rolling in to the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry early Saturday morning for the third annual Car and Motorcycle show hosted ...

May 10, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Combined Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Raises Nearly $90,000

Residents from both Oakdale and Riverbank, in addition to those from other surrounding communities, joined forces for the weekend's Relay For Life, the signature ...

May 10, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Join Sixth Annual Ride For Mom Family Event

Hundreds of cyclists of all ages and riding abilities will gather on Saturday morning, May 13 in Modesto for the sixth annual Ride for Mom ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter fueled the growth of a significant grass crop. The abundant grass will soon dry into tinder. Now is the time to ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Coupon Clipping Still Worthwhile

Following the Great Recession, it seemed liked extreme couponing was a competitive sport. You could watch on TV as shoppers armed with binders full of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Levy Brings Artwork To The MJC Gallery

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents "A Mother's Tears" art show featuring the paintings of Susan Levy and dedicated to the memory ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Members Serve Up Supper, Hope

With testimony presented from some residents they have helped get back on track, volunteers with the Oakdale Rescue Mission served up hope along with great ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Local Red Cross Urges Donors To Help Bolster Blood Supply

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


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