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Coveted All-Around Title Up For Grabs

Winning an All-Around Title at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is like helping a little old lady cross the street.

April 11, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local News


College Sports Fundraiser Slated

Beer, wine lovers, food connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts alike will find something to please their palate at this year's Celebrate Modesto Junior College Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting on Saturday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on East Campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 21 intercollegiate sports in the MJC Athletics Program.

April 11, 2013 | | Local News


Rookies Hosting Oakdale Rodeo Kickoff Party

When Jana Quitiquit began working at Rookies Pub and Grill as a cocktail waitress, she had the luxury of a slow learning curve.

April 11, 2013 | James Burns jburns@mantecabulletin.com | Local News


City Hires Consultant For Trail Prep

As the City of Oakdale moves forward with developing the Valley View River Access Trail, city officials have retained the services of an outside consultant to complete an assessment needed to move forward.

April 10, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Melones Releases Assessed

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed release of Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin River Irrigation District water rights water from New Melones Reservoir into the Stanislaus River to determine effects on environmental resources.

April 10, 2013 | | Local News


Author, Author Event Slated At Lemmons Senior Center

An event to meet local, traditionally-published and self-published authors, have them sign books, and hear about creative writing process is planned for the second year.

April 10, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


MJC Presents Music After Taxes

April 15th is more than just tax day this year. It's also the day of Modesto Junior College's Spring Jazz Concert. So, after your taxes are filed, why not swing by the MJC Auditorium on East Campus at 7:30 p.m. for some swing? Are you a last minute filer? The concert may put you "In the Mood" to finish those pesky IRS forms. Are you dreaming of vacation? Listeners will be musically transported to Malaga in southern Spain where you can dance the "Malaguena."

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Budget Review Highlights Loss Of Revenue

With the steady loss of tax revenues since 2007, Oakdale has experienced continued economic downturn to where it has been operating at an over $1 million deficit each year.

April 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sunny Spring Fest Draws Large Crowd

Six-thousand eggs, 1,200 hot dogs, and about 1,000 children and their families all came together for Spring Fest on March 30 at Kerr Park east of Oakdale.

April 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Approves Trinitas Contract

The terms and conditions of the contract for the Trinitas annexation of 7,500 acres to the Oakdale Irrigation District was unanimously approved by the OID Board of Directors at the April 2 regular meeting.

April 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Councilman Questions Commission Appointment

Monday night's announcement regarding the appointment of four citizens to two different city commissions at the April 1 Oakdale City Council meeting caused one councilman to question the choice of one of the appointees.

April 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Looking For Prospective Jurors

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is beginning its selection process for its 2013 to 2014 session.

March 29, 2013 | | Local News


Coco’s Heart Fundraiser Slated

Coco, now a 2-year-old dog, was rescued several months ago in 100-degree temperatures, tied to a tree with no food or water, suffering from a variety of health issues. She was initially stabilized by local veterinarian Dr. Sergio Iniguez and later went to see a cardiologist at UC Davis, where she was diagnosed with a repairable genetic heart defect.

March 28, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Exports Highlight Annual Ag Week Lunch

With homage of "Oakdale Feeds the World" being paid to this year's Ag Week in Oakdale, over 210 people attended the 40th annual Oakdale Ag Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, March 21.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Visitors Pack Hall For Testicle Festival

For Oakdale's most distinctive and exclusive event to which many travel from far to attend – no, not the Chocolate Festival or annual Saddle Club Rodeo –the only event where you're guaranteed to have a ball, better known as Oakdale's annual Testicle Festival, sponsors prepare early to have things in order for the hundreds that attend.

March 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Fire Contract - Council Moves Forward, Re-Opens Hershey Sale

The cost-saving move to contract with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District for fire department services moved to its final step with a presentation by Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Chief Randall Bradley at the Monday June 16 Oakdale City Council Meeting.

June 18, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Reptiles Visit Library

Lizards, snakes, a big, hairy spider, and an extra-large cockroach were found in the front room of the Oakdale Library on June 5 – much to the delight of library visitors.

June 18, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID ‘Very Good’ Financially

The financial condition of the Oakdale Irrigation District is in "very good" shape, according to the district's auditor Brian Nash of Richardson and Company.

June 18, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Local Realtors Express Fury With City

Learning of the city's move to go with Prudential Commercial Real Estate of Modesto to list the Downtown Hershey Building caused Oakdale real estate agents to voice their ire towards city officials at a monthly Realtors meeting at the Oakdale Country Club on Thursday, June 12. In return, the city has reversed its decision to contract with Prudential Commercial Real Estate and will now reintroduce the item at Monday's June 16 city council meeting.

June 13, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program? Part II – Second Amendment In The Crosshairs

(Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part piece. Part 1 was featured last week)

June 11, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Richard Paloma to appear on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM today at 4pm

Oakdale Leader reporter, Richard Paloma, will be appearing on Power Talk Radio 1360 AM on the Dave Bowman Show today at 4:00 pm. Paloma will be discussing his article from today's Leader on firearm seizures by the DOJ.

June 04, 2014 | | Local News


Visitors Bureau Focusing On Public Market

With the goal of taking the weekly farmer's market and making it into an area known public market, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau (OTVB) along with Roger Brooks of Brooks International, recently completed a day-and-a-half community workshop at the Gene Bianchi Community Center to improve tourism to the city.

June 04, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City’s Proposed Budget Presented To Council

Because the Measure O sales tax enhancement carries the city through March 2015, the preliminary 2014-2015 budget presented by Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at the Monday, June 2 city council meeting didn't foresee any service cuts.

June 04, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


APP: Stat Game Or Effective Program?

(Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part special series.)

June 04, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


No 10-Day OID Rotations

"In light of drought and continuing water conditions," the Oakdale Irrigation District will forgo 10-day irrigation rotations for the 2014 water season, which will also leave some water in the district's "conservation account" at New Melones Reservoir, said OID General Manager Steve Knell at the June 3 regular meeting of the OID Board of Directors.

June 04, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Market Gears Up For Summer Run

The Oakdale Farmers Market is seeing a few changes this year. In addition to moving the Market to Wednesday nights and extending the hours just a bit, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., visitors will notice a huge change when they visit. The closure of E Street will allow market goers to safely browse all that the market has to offer. With this small closure it allowed organizers to move things around and get produce stands and other food offerings out of the sun.

May 28, 2014 | | Local News


Citizens Group Hears Groundwater Concerns

Over 75 people attended a two-hour town hall meeting on groundwater concerns at the Oakdale Community Center on May 21.

May 28, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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