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Oakdale Battles $ Woes

Interim City Manager Gregory Wellman has made no secret that the City of Oakdale has money problems and cites a lack of financial oversight and historically poor business habits as the cause.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Strapped City - Oakdale’s Excessive Legal Fees A Financial Burden

With city coffers being slashed and worker lay-offs on the horizon, the City of Oakdale finds itself using much needed funds to pay legal fees by outside legal firms hired to defend the city.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Explores Limited Service Privatization

While financial troubles for cities like Oakdale deepen, city administrators are discussing the possibility of contracting out some local city services.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Honoree - Mayor Paul Receives Citizen Honors

The Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee named Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul as one of its Citizens of the Year at the Ninth Annual Edmund G "Pat " Brown Award Dinner recently in Modesto. Also honored was area labor leader Marcie Bayne of Modesto.

May 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Relay Rallies Community

Everywhere you turned, there were stories of hope. Stories of triumph. And unfortunately, occasionally, the stories of loss.

May 02, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oak Valley Hospital Awarded Grant Money

At Wednesday's Board of Director's meeting, April 25, Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick announced that the State of California awarded the hospital a $350,000 grant.

May 01, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Teen Presumed Drowned In San Joaquin River

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department responded to the San Joaquin River near 8622 Dos Rios Monday afternoon, April 30 for a 17-year-old male in need of assistance. The teen was swimming with friends when he began having problems. A friend attempted to help him get to the river bed, but could not hold onto him. Both the Sheriff's and Fire Department are attempting to locate the teen's body with the use of the dive team. The teen was last seen floating north along the San Joaquin River.

May 01, 2012 | | Local News


Rene’s Boutique Offers Bargain Do-Dads

Rene Limirande, owner of Rene's Boutique on North Fifth Avenue, knows how to appeal to a girl on a budget.

April 27, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Bicyclist Killed On Rodden

Authorities have released the name of a bicyclist killed along Rodden Road early Sunday afternoon, April 22 as Michael Scherper, 68, of Oakdale.

April 25, 2012 | | Local News


Community Members Ready To Relay

Teams will take to the track set up around the Oakdale High School soccer fields this weekend, but they won't be looking to put any goals in the net.

April 25, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Car Show Debuts Hot Wheels

For gearheads and motor enthusiasts, the inaugural Oakdale Car Show, held Saturday, April 21 at Wood Park had plenty of shiny chrome to admire as more than 100 registered vehicles rumbled into Oakdale for the event.

April 25, 2012 | Mike and Jeff Burghardt Special to the Leader | Local News


Hospital Honors Volunteers For Service

Contributing more than 15,000 hours of service annually, the Oak Valley Hospital District's volunteers were honored at a reception on April 19 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza.

April 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Information Faire To Highlight Student Events Program

Students, parents, teachers and school administrators are invited to attend a Student Events Program Informational Faire on Monday, April 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gallo Centre for the Arts in Modesto. Admission is free, and appetizers and beverages will be provided.

April 20, 2012 | | Local News


Pipe Bomb Forces Police Station Evacuation

A pipe bomb found in a backpack taken to the Oakdale Police Station forced police personnel to evacuate the facility early morning Friday, April 20.

April 20, 2012 | | Local News


County’s Public Health Lab Open House

On Tuesday, April 24, the Stanislaus County Public Health Laboratory has arranged an Open House to celebrate 50 years of Public Health Laboratory services and present new PCR testing capability.

April 19, 2012 | | Local News


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Rooftop Trespass Results In Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.

December 09, 2017 | | Local News


Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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