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Chocolate Festival Brings Fun, Yum To Oakdale

This marks the 19th year for Oakdale's annual Chocolate Festival. The "Cowboys and Chocolate" themed event happens Saturday, May 21 from 9a.m. – 6p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. Folks will be lining up on Chocolate Avenue, which runs through Wood Park on Yosemite Avenue in downtown Oakdale, to sample and purchase their favorite chocolate concoctions.

The forecast for this year's Chocolate Festival calls for sunny weather and mild temperatures with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

May 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Decommissioned - Council Makes Changes

Hearing a final report from an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate violations of Business Improvement District commission members, Oakdale City Council members on Monday night also heard a call for admonishing four members for their actions of holding a private meeting, a violation of the Brown Act.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Commission Examines Ultra-Light Access At Airport

Oakdale Airport Commission members meeting on Thursday, May 12, looked into allowing private vehicle access across the runways for the purpose of operating powered parachutes; also known as "ultra-light vehicles."

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Finds Hospital Violated Meeting Laws

In a report released on May 10, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found that the Oak Valley Hospital District violated Brown Act meeting laws in 2010.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hospital Benefit Luncheon A Sweet Success

Popping champagne corks could be heard as the wait staff passed hors d'oeuvres when over 275 local women entered the Reata Event Center for the third annual Women, Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza benefiting the Oak Valley Hospital Foundation on Friday, May 13.

May 18, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Goin’ Fishing A Hit With City Kids

A group of disadvantaged youth with the Stanislaus County Police Athletic League traveled to the Horseshoe Recreation area on Orange Blossom Road in Oakdale to participate in the seventh annual Fish Day hosted by the Knights Ferry Army Corp of Engineers on Saturday, May 7.

May 18, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Amgen Tour Whooshes Through Oakdale

The Oakdale community came out Tuesday, May 17 to celebrate the Amgen Tour of California bicycle event as hundreds of riders whooshed through the heart of town in a fast and furious bid to reach the sprint line finish (a special award would be given to the rider who crossed first during this leg of the race). Volunteers spent hours training for this specialized event and were identified by their bright yellow jackets. They helped ensure spectator and rider safety during the event. Hudson Photography was high in the sky to capture the event for next year's phonebook and ...

May 17, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Man Awarded Unusual Honor

Have you ever wondered what it's like to backpack into the high country with nothing more than a pack mule, a compass, and a good sense of direction? Jay Barnes, a man with deep roots in local soil, knows a few things about that and can tell a few stories about growing up on the Mather Saddle and Pack Station in Groveland where his family has operated the station for 82 years. Barnes was recently named Most Honored Packer for the Bishop Mule Days. For more about this man and his family's unusual occupation, don't miss the ...

May 13, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


0-For-Oakdale - Grant Failure

A grant-writing consultant paid $2,500 per month by the City of Oakdale has yet to be successful in obtaining any grants for the city despite being on the payroll for 18 months.

May 11, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Delays Due - 2011 Amgen Traffic Details

The Amgen Tour of California will roll in to Stanislaus County on Tuesday, May 17. The California Highway Patrol will be managing road closures along the racecourse to provide safety and security to the race participants as well as to the public.

May 11, 2011 | | Local News


Shopping Event Success

Mayor Pat Paul admits there was a lot riding on her shoulders when it came to the heavily promoted Shop for Charity event held at the former Blockbuster location at East F and North Maag Avenue April 29-30, but now that the event is over - and it was a huge success - the mayor might be able to catch some lost sleep.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Real Estate Snapshot

A snapshot of the economy can often be judged by the nature of the real estate market. If the market is booming, generally, it's because people have jobs, the banks are lending, and money is flowing.

May 11, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Council Approves $10K For Sales Tax Survey

With the assistance of $5,000 in joint contributions from the Oakdale police and firefighters unions, the Oakdale City Council authorized $10,000 for the hiring of Godbe Research to conduct a poll regarding voter opinion regarding a sales tax initiative for this year's November ballot.

May 11, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale AMGEN Volunteer Meeting

The local Amgen Bike Race Volunteer Training and Coordination meeting will be held in the auditorium at Magnolia School, Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. Anyone planning to participate as a volunteer is urged to attend this meeting.

The racers are expected to come through town at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

May 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Vehicle vs Pedestrian

A 29-year-old Oakdale woman is clinging to life after being hit by a vehicle while crossing F Street at Sixth Street Wednesday, May 5 around 9:45 p.m.

Shauna Marie Shoemake was wearing light covered clothes but according to police may have been on her cell phone when she attempted to cross the street.

May 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Musicians Pick Up Award

Local music group Blindfold recently was honored with the MAMA award for best Alt-Indie rock band.

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Oakdale, Riverbank Join Forces To Offer Relay

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Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Approaching

The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., Oakdale, will once again serve as a collection site for the shoeboxes being packed as part ...

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Disney’s “Cinderella, Kids”

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Kidettes will present Disney's "Cinderella, Kids" beginning at 7:30 p.m. on ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Datebook

Datebook lists upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Weekend Ferry Festival Celebrates Chinook Salmon

Come November, the view from the Knights Ferry Bridge is sure to include Chinook salmon during the peak of their migration. It is this time ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


‘At the Corner’ Business Makes Itself At Home

It took a little bit of vision and a lot of elbow grease, but with the help of friends and family Patty Dycus has transformed ...

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OVCB Celebrating 25 Years Of Banking Success

The idea to create a local bank in Oakdale began in 1990 where a few local investors sat at a table and began the process ...

November 09, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremonies Set

The community is encouraged to come and join in to remember, honor and celebrate veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Check Our Website For Election Results

Due to time constraints and production schedules, The Leader was not able to include Tuesday's election results in this week's issue. The newspaper ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


New Broadcast Equipment Approved For City Sessions

With the city's current broadcast equipment dated and in need of replacement, the Oakdale City Council approved the purchase of $75,000 in digital ...

November 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Has Needs To Fill

It is a tradition which has truly stood the test of time.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Pumpkin Fun In The Ferry Rolls On For Another Year

Pumpkins were rolling, tri tips were grilling, ice cream was melting … and Knights Ferry was packed with residents and visitors alike for the 53rd annual ...

November 09, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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