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Jenkins Named Interim Chief

Members of the Oakdale City Council were scheduled to name Oakdale Police Department Lt. Lester Jenkins as the interim police chief at the Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Company Mobilizes To Aid Family

Team Depot, a volunteer program for Home Depot employees, is making a difference across the Central Valley. Team members from Sacramento to Turlock volunteer their time to work on construction projects that give back to their community. Team Depot's latest project brought them to Oakdale, where they helped a local family regain independence in their own home.

January 18, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

City Council Had Full Agenda

The Oakdale City Council had a packed agenda on Tuesday night. The previous meeting, on Jan. 3, had only one item on the agenda due to the city's limited holiday hours. The Jan. 17 meeting, however, picked up the slack with more action items than usual before the council.

January 18, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

OID Rules On Dry Winter Actions

There was not a ruling to bring water into the Oakdale Irrigation District canal system, but the OID Board of Directors unanimously agreed to waive all fees associated with canal conveyance and to provide ditch tender services at no cost to assist farmer to farmer water transfers at the Jan. 17 regular meeting.

January 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Public Service Personnel Tapped For Annual Honors

The top firefighters and police officer of the year for their respective departments were recently named, celebrating their individual accomplishments as decided by their peers. Each honoree represents the best of their departments by setting an excellent example to their peers for their stellar work ethic and overall superior performance coupled with a good attitude.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Spotlight On Saddle Club

Curious about the Oakdale Saddle Club? Find out interesting tidbits about Saddle Club history and its operations in a three-part series that kicks off in the Jan. 18 issue of The Oakdale Leader as a B-1 feature.

January 17, 2012 | | Local News

Top Notch Cop and Firemen

Each year the Oakdale Police Department and the Oakdale City Fire Deparment, along with Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District award one member of their personnel a distinguished honor - the police officer and fireman of the year.

January 13, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Grass Fire Darkens Area

An early morning grass fire in the Albers Road area south of Oakdale on Wednesday was connected to a power outage that left several thousand Pacific Gas & Electric customers in the city in the dark.

January 12, 2012 | | Local News

Going Green? - Electric Scooter Purchase Eyed

In an environmentally-friendly and cost-saving move, City of Oakdale employees could soon be ridding greener thanks to a rebate program offered through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The Oakdale Police Department is considering purchasing one or more electric scooters for short-distance trips within the city to avoid driving gas powered vehicles.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Residents Wary Of Cell Tower

In a move likely to frustrate some local residents, Oakdale City Council members will not be discussing a lease agreement for the installation of a 70-foot cell phone tower at their Jan. 17 meeting as previously anticipated. The discussion was pushed to a later meeting, officials said, because of the longer than normal agenda for Jan. 17.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Dry Weather Pattern Cause For Concern

Unseasonably dry weather so far this winter is leaving the area in an unsettled condition.

January 11, 2012 | | Local News

Wastewater Treatment Plant Subject Of City Tour

Upgrades and repairs to the Oakdale Wastewater Treatment Plant are finally complete, and Oakdale City Council members toured the completed facility on Monday, Jan. 9. The tour was considered a special meeting of the Oakdale City Council, but the council took no action during the session.

January 11, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Lifetime Achiever - Bill Dyer Tapped For Recognition

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce has awarded Bill Dyer, a former Oakdale High School teacher, the former familiar face behind Community Sharing, and an overall volunteer extraordinaire the honor of Lifetime Achiever for his years of humble service with various causes, clubs, and organizations.

January 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Will OID See Winter Irrigation?

The Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting agenda will contain an item related a possible "winter" irrigation, said OID General Manager Steve Knell. He said that OID has had a number of inquiries about having an irrigation rotation due to the lack of rainfall but that the decision is up to the board of directors.

January 10, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Oakdale Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Drugs

Modesto Area Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms

January 06, 2012 | | Local News

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ASTRO Foundation Rolling

The Animal Shelter To Riverbank and Oakdale, more commonly known as the ASTRO Foundation, is set to go mobile. Just two years shy since securing ...

September 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Bloomingcamp Ranch Hosts Annual Harvest Festival

Bloomingcamp Ranch will host its Annual Harvest Festival this weekend, with activities scheduled on both Saturday Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. The two-day celebration ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local News

Every Little Bit Helps To Heal

Even as firefighters finally gain the upper hand on the devastating Butte and Valley fires, efforts to aid those displaced and those who have lost ...

September 23, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Council Hears More Of Homeless Blight

The city's homeless problem was at the forefront of discussions Monday night at the Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 21.

September 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Time Capsule Opening Wednesday

Members of the Oakdale Children's Play Park Committee have a special event set for Wednesday, Sept. 23.

September 22, 2015 | | Local News

Bank Robbed Monday In City

Valley First Credit Union was robbed Monday, Sept. 21 and police are investigating suspect leads on a suspect vehicle and the individual responsible.

September 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Analysts See Price Drops Continuing At Gas Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Raley’s, Kings, Fox 40 Rally For Fire Victims

Two regional fires are being considered among the most destructive in California history. As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Valley Fire and Butte Fire have ...

September 19, 2015 | | Local News

Consultant To Study Airport Lease Rates

In response to a July FAA letter criticizing the city's lease of airport facilities to Sierra West Airlines and the determination that "…Sierra West ...

September 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Collection Efforts Continue For Fire Victims

Trailers full of supplies – including some animal-themed loads – continue to be taken to Calaveras County, as residents in the area donate to help victims of ...

September 17, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News

School Board Embraces Destination Graduation

It was a standing room only night at the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday night. Students Clara Redd, Allison Dunlop and Remington ...

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

School Board Embraces Destination Graduation

It was a standing room only night at the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday night. Students Clara Redd, Allison Dunlop and Remington ...

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Annual Music Festival Runs Into Financial Roadblocks

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause ...

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

National Thank A Police Officer Day

One thing you can say about 2015: it's been a bad year to wear a badge.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Knights Ferry School Welcomes “Dr. J”

The bell tower is once again active at the "Little School on the Hill" as the 2015-2016 school year has begun and a new Superintendent ...

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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