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City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday

The Oakdale City Council has slated for its next meeting, Monday, April 20, to discuss amending the current Municipal Code to make it easier for large retail developments to come to the city.

April 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Denham In Favor Of Tax Simplification

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) this week cast his vote in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Both these pieces of legislation aim to reduce the tax burden on American families and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday

Marie McAnally wasn't just interested in a cake and candles to commemorate her 83rd birthday; that would be too simple. According to McAnally's daughter Cindy Webb, she pondered her 'Bucket List' instead for ideas.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Countdown To Relay

Oakdale's annual Relay For Life is just around the corner – the 24-hour signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will be hosted at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 15, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Meeting Water Goals

With California in its fourth year of drought and Governor Jerry Brown putting out an executive order calling for cutbacks of 20 percent, the City of Oakdale announced that their figures show that the city and its residents have nearly met that mark based on 2013 figures.

April 15, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Motorists Basking In Falling Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

April 13, 2015 | | Local News


Dispatchers Saluted During Telecommunicators Week

The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | 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


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Videos For Sea Safety: A Girl Scout’s Project

It's fairly common to hear about young men's efforts in their Eagle Scout projects. It is, however, less common to hear about Girl ...

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Briefs

Summer Concert Series

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Sheriff’s Department Identifies Suspect, Deputy In Shooting

Detectives continue to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 6 in Knights Ferry. The deputy involved in the shooting has been ...

August 10, 2017 | | Local News


AND THE BAND PLAYED …

Members of the Oakdale Community Band came out for National Night Out and played familiar tunes, much akin to those heard in Disneyland and at ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


StanCOG’S “Big-Picture Look” At Transportation In The Valley

Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is looking to improve the quality of life valley-wide.

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Last Call: Local Business Is Brewing

There's something big brewing on the south end of town and it's not coffee.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Faces Permanent Water Chlorination

If you live within the city limits and you think there's something stinky coming out of the tap - your nose isn't lying.

August 09, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Officers Spearheading Drive

Members of the Oakdale Police Officer's Association are hosting Operation "Fill the Cruiser" in the community.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Church Welcomes Arrival Of New Pastor

Knights Ferry Community Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Henry Raven and his wife Jean to their church family. Pastor Raven has served as the ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected

The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have received confirmation that a mosquito sample from Stanislaus County has tested positive for St. Louis ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Installs Board Of Directors

Soroptimist International of Oakdale installed its 2017-2018 President Marcia Speiller and Board of Directors at a recent luncheon hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Local Authors Sought For Annual Library Fair

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors to take part in the Eighth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September, 2017.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Denham, Valadao Bill Expands Teaching Hospital Residencies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), joined by U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (CA-21), have introduced H.R. 3451, the Creating Additional Residency Expansion ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Classified A Big Success

A sweltering Wednesday, with temperatures at 106 degrees in Oakdale, Aug. 1 nonetheless saw residents come together in the muggy weather and befriend one another.

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


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