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Tradeshow Outgrowing Oakdale Location

A two-day sportsman's show that fills city lodges and brings in over 600 customers of Infinity Sports of Oakdale, an outdoor sports and recreational wholesaler, will be moving to larger surroundings – the Sacramento Convention Center – next year due to needing more space and lodging accommodations because of its success.

June 20, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council, Cops - New Video Surveillance Approved

Oakdale City Council recently approved the purchase of a new digital video recorder and surveillance video system, which will replace the outdated and malfunctioning system and correct several issues the officers were facing when using the video in court as evidence.

June 20, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Talks Water Use Meters

The Oakdale Irrigation District will be affected by state's Water Use Efficiency Senate Bill 7, known as SBx7-7, which puts regulations on agricultural water measurement. The OID Board of Directors discussed the impacts the law will have on OID water rates at the June 19 regular meeting.

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


UPDATE: Detailed Vehicle Description in Kidnapping, Rape Case

Police have released updated, detailed information regarding the vehicle involved in a kidnapping and rape case involving a 16-year-old Oakdale girl, Wednesday, June 13 on West J Street.

June 16, 2012 | | Local News


Police Chief Job On Monday’s Slate

The Oakdale City Council will discuss the possibility of making Interim Police Chief Lester Jenkins the department's permanent police chief in closed session for Monday's June 18, council meeting.

June 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Searching For Suspect In Kidnapping, Rape Case

A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped Wednesday afternoon, June 13 around 1 p.m. by a man described as a 40-something male adult driving an older black, beat-up truck with damage to the passenger side, said police.

June 14, 2012 | | Local News


New Business Model For RAC, Bordona’s

When Ron Bordona, owner of Bordona's Oakdale Home Furnishings and Appliance realized his business was losing a significant number of big-ticket sales when customers couldn't qualify for credit, he knew he had to think outside of the box.

June 13, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Performance Dyno Tuning Feeds And Entertains

As the final stop in the Graffiti '12 Park & Shines week-long event, Performance Dyno Tuning (PDT) and Al's Furniture teamed up to offer a free lunch during PDT's open house, Friday, June 8 in Oakdale.

June 13, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Market Fresh - Vendors Set Up Shop

The first of Oakdale's weekly Farmer's Market nights was a big hit, based on the crowd turning out and the number of vendors coming in for the June 7 market.

June 13, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local News


New Local Stamp Club Grows Out Of Hobby

Two enterprising young brothers, Jordan and Alec Ray of Knights Ferry, started a hobby in stamp collecting just about six months ago and are now looking to share their hobby with those who have similar interests by starting a stamp club.

June 13, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


“...What So Proudly We Hail...”

Known as "Old Glory" or "The Stars and Stripes" or even "The Star Spangled Banner," American flags will line Oakdale streets courtesy of the Oakdale Lions Club on Thursday, June 14, to commemorate Flag Day.

June 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Treasurer Post Features Trio Of Contenders

Three citizens – Michael Ward, Carolyn Wheeler, and J.R. McCarty – have submitted applications to step up and assume the remaining five-month term for the Oakdale City Treasurer position left vacant when former Treasurer Mike Murray resigned in April.

June 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Budget Focus At Council Meeting

The city's ominous budget situation continued to be the focal point of the Tuesday night, June 5, Oakdale City Council meeting.

June 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Street Sweeping May Return

After a two-year hiatus due to budget cutbacks, Oakdale residents will have a chance to tell city officials which route to take when it comes to the return of street sweeping services.

June 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Arts Council Looking At Likely Closure

The Stanislaus Arts Council, which has assisted many local arts organizations and sponsored a variety of musical and other events over the past 36 years, appears likely to go out of business on June 30. The group's decision to fold, barring a last-minute miracle, was announced this week by board President Douglas Chadwick and Executive Director Grace Lieberman, who cited a lack of funds to continue operations.

June 12, 2012 | | Local News


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Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

April 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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