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City Street Project Features New Technology

A two-week project in Oakdale designed to improve the pavement and sidewalk areas of River Bluff Drive and connecting courts along the roadway has been completed, making the roadway a far better drive than before.

December 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tourism Changes Reviewed By Council

With a lame duck council on the dais awaiting replacement of two of its members, the Oakdale City Council had an abbreviated agenda on Monday, Dec. 1.

December 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Alive In Spirit

On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving, Vickie Thompson spent her time similar to many, as she prepared for a holiday feast. Her kitchen, however, was somewhat different and the number of turkeys being prepped indicated something larger than a 'typical' family meal.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holiday Concerts Offered Throughout Region

"Voices For the King" will be presenting their fifth annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 13. This holiday event will be held in Ripon at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., starting at 7 p.m. The "Voices For the King" group is a Christian men's choral group. The 29-voice group represents nine different local churches, and throughout the year they sing at various church worship services and fundraisers for ministries. All are invited to come and enjoy a night of great music, singing, and fellowship, making this a part of your Christmas celebration. For more information, call ...

December 02, 2014 | | Local News


Olsen, Gray Introduce ADA Reform Legislation

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced their first bills for the 2015-16 Legislative Session on Monday, which seek to curb frivolous lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that businesses in the Central Valley and across California can keep their doors open while they work to comply with access laws.

December 01, 2014 | | Local News


Community Joins In Operation Christmas Child

'Tis the season.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Cowboy Christmas This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this weekend for the community.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Serves Up Thanksgiving

All are invited to join in for fellowship and feasting this Thanksgiving Day, as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its traditional community dinner at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Gas Prices Fall Ahead Of Turkey Day Travel

With the U.S. average price of gasoline at $2.80 as of Monday, Nov. 24, the national average is at its lowest level since December 2010. Especially this week, Americans should be grateful that 80 percent of the nation's gas stations are reporting prices under $3/gallon, compared to just 22 percent at this time in 2013.

November 24, 2014 | | Local News


Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

At least 125 construction jobs and 80 full-time health care positions are at risk if a local developer pulls the pin on an anticipated 110-room assisted living facility for seniors planned for the west side of town. The reason: fees assessed by the city for the project.

November 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

November 20, 2014 | | Local News


Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

In just barely one week, the kitchen area of the Gene Bianchi Community Center will once again be clanking and moving. Twenty one years later, the Spirit of Oakdale community meal is more than an institution; it is a fine oiled machine. On Thursday, Nov. 27 the small army and committee will once again open the doors at 11 a.m. and serve up a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who stops by.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

With the City of Oakdale required to do a self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and develop a formal transition plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Nov. 17 unanimously approved an item for the city to address the changes necessary to implement accessibility in its buildings, parks and public rights-of-way.

November 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

November 17, 2014 | | Local News


Denham Votes For Pipeline Construction

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted with the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, creating 42,100 jobs and moving the country towards greater energy independence.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


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SWEET SALES

A seasonal sight, the Girls Scouts are now out and about selling their tasty, traditional Girl Scout cookies this spring. Here, members of Troop 4082 ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Ahead Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and the clocks will 'spring ahead' one hour on Saturday night.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair Sees Project Increase

A love of science is alive and well with Oakdale Joint Unified School District underclassmen. Over the past week, a total of 180 projects occupied ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Weekend

Secure the windows, settle the livestock, the cannons are returning to Knights Ferry for the annual Civil War Days Reenactment, set for this Saturday and ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Earns Regional Science Olympiad Win

A total of 20 teams from 15 county high schools competed on Saturday, March 4 at the 2017 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad and Oakdale ...

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Water Rate Hike Under Discussion

Water, as a precious resource, is about to get a little pricey for Oakdale residents.

March 08, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Recognize Heroes Of Hope During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country's everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Act Will Assist Flood-Affected Region

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this past week approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


American AgCredit Outlines 2016 Strong Financial Growth

American AgCredit, the nation's fifth largest agricultural lending cooperative, this week announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended Dec ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MOPS Yard Sale

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Final Five Profiled - kicker New Distinguished Young Woman To Be Selected Saturday

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program is scheduled for this Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Entry Deadline Approaching For Annual Rodeo Parade

Changes are coming to the annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade this year, with an expanded line up of participants anticipated.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Students Head To Youth Quest Rally

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department will travel to Sacramento with more than 50 students on Monday, March 13 to rally ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


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