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Oakdale Police Ready For Busy Rodeo Week

As Oakdale's beloved rodeo week activities hit full stride, local law enforcement professionals are stepping up their coverage in an effort to insure those in attendance have a great time and go home in one piece. According to Oakdale Police Chief Scott Heller, while the event is expected to increase the city's population by 50 percent, police and safety crews will match that increase.

April 05, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility & park rentals.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Area Growers Raise Funds For Agricultural Education


April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/gallon, according to gasoline price website

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

U.S. News Rankings See Rise In UC Merced Grad Programs

At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Koru Power Yoga Studio teacher, Kim Manley demonstrates with daughter Mia during a recent Family Night hosted by the local Yoga Studio. The event was hosted in conjunction with a fundraiser for the donation based studio which recently relocated to Randy Plaza. Koru is now at 809 W. F St., Oakdale. For additional information on private, adult and kid classes visit or call 552-5128.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2016 Ends Cowboy Capital Reign

My name is Rachelle Snitchler and I'm proud to be the 2016 Miss Rodeo Oakdale. I am a 23-year-old student at Sacramento City College obtaining my degree in Political Science.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

MJC Presents Film Series Finale “Before the Flood”

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project invites the community to a screening of the film "Before the Flood" on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is the final activity of the 2017 CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Major Disaster Declaration Approved For California

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from Feb. 1 to Feb. 23, 2017.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Caltrans District Director Discusses Funding Needs

This past week, Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar addressed reporters and local County and State representatives to discuss the impact of this winter's storms on the state highway system and California's need for a long-term source of transportation funding.

April 05, 2017 | Report Abuse account | Local News

Montana Couple Adopts Local Shelter Pet

An Oakdale Animal Shelter pet was adopted recently by Dave and Dawn Terrill from Montana in what seemed to be a case of love at first sight.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Community, Rodeo Fans Gear Up For Week Of Western Festivities

Whether it is hosted in a mud pit because of late spring rains or in an arena so hot and dusty you can feel the grit in your teeth, one thing is sure: fans flock to the Oakdale Saddle Club annual PRCA Rodeo.

March 31, 2017 | | Local News

Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center stage.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

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Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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