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Officers Association Endorses Candidates

The Police Officers Association (POA) announced their endorsement of political candidates Pat Paul for mayor and John Kanno, Jason Howard and Bill Camp for Oakdale City Council in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.

October 20, 2010 | | Local News


Gery Elected To Board For Gifted Learners

Oakdale's Lora Gery has been an advocate for her own children and other gifted learners in Oakdale. Now, she's taken her advocacy to a higher level.

October 20, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Firefighters Cook Up Thanks

Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) showed its appreciation to the Oakdale Irrigation District for its generous monetary donation that made the purchase of a new rescue craft possible, with a good old-fashioned barbecue with burgers and all the fixings Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5.

October 13, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Whooping Cough - Danger Prompts Clinics

There was a time when the threat of pertussis would panic the parents of young children as it was often a killer, descending on their precious bundles with swift and deadly intent, signaling its presence with the dreaded "whooping cough" that would literally choke the life from little bodies.

October 06, 2010 | | Local News


OID Talks Lack Of Warren Contract

The Oakdale Irrigation District has still not been granted a Warren Act contract and it doesn't look favorable, according to the district's General Manager Steve Knell, delivering the news at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Oct. 5.

October 06, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Help Getting By - Food Pantry Reaches Out To Community

Julie Jorgensen just wanted to help.

October 06, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thar She Blows! - Sunday Crash Creates Geyser

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A geyser of water erupted when a truck involved in a minor vehicle accident knocked over the fire hydrant located at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and F Street on Sunday evening, Sept. 26, sending 20 feet of water straight into the air.

September 29, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Girl Recovering After Bicycle Accident

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Victoria Kempton, a fifth grader at Magnolia Elementary School, is home and recovering from her injuries sustained in a serious bicycle accident on a steep grade on Oak Avenue on Monday, Sept. 20. The 10-year-old was medi-flighted directly to UC Davis Hospital due to concerns for possible brain injury because of a skull fracture and swelling.

September 29, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Preps For Final Irrigation

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The Oakdale Irrigation District's 2010 irrigation season will officially end on its 17th rotation on Sept. 30 and the 2011 irrigation season will then begin, with unanimous approval by the district's Board of Directors at the Sept. 21 regular meeting. The final irrigation of this year will be at the end of a 12-day rotation at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

September 22, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Serious Injuries In Bike Crash

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A 10-year-old Magnolia Elementary fifth grader suffered serious injuries early evening Monday, Sept. 20 when she crashed on her bicycle, said Oakdale Police.

September 22, 2010 | | Local News


Garden Club Sprucing Up City

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Members of the Oakdale Community Garden Club (OCGC) recently expanded their volunteer efforts with the City of Oakdale.

September 22, 2010 | | Local News


Local Woman Offers Personal Chef Services

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If the idea of a personal chef makes you weak in the knees with envy but the imagined cost of such a luxury sends your checkbook running for cover, there's a new chef on the scene that is ready to assure people that her services won't break the bank and her dishes are delish.

September 22, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Police Station Remodel Finally Under Way

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After four years of delays, the long-anticipated police station remodel is under way with big changes and improvements on tap for the local department, which will be paid for through redevelopment funds for $605,000 and should be completed within four months.

September 15, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Fire, Rural District Extend Partnership

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It's one big, happy fire service family between Oakdale City Fire and Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District - judging by the Oakdale City Council's decision to extend the partnership agreement by three years as requested by the two agencies.

September 15, 2010 | | Local News


Good Eats - Taste Of Oakdale Packs Venue

Attendance jumped for the second annual Taste of Oakdale event sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, proving that Oakdale residents are always interested in sampling good food and beverages in a social setting.

September 08, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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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


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


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


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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