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Big Names Gather - Line Up Set For Sierra View Music Fest

Smash Mouth is coming to Oakdale.

June 23, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Volunteers Clean Up

The ugly scrawl of profanity, the illegible ramblings of rival gang members in a turf war, the inconsiderate scribbling of someone with nothing better to do - nothing drags a community down faster than the blight of graffiti.

June 23, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Local Business Puts Best Foot Forward

Oakdale is the home to Me And My Feet, an online shoe store that fits and sells shoes for children and women.

June 16, 2010 | By Krista Anderson Special To The Leader | Local News

Local 4-H Club Members Win At State Field Day

Several members from Oakdale's Sierra and River Oaks 4-H clubs competed in Davis recently at the State Field Day for the Fashion Revue and Presentation Day. Stanislaus County had five participants in the Fashion Revue, three representing Sierra 4-H and two representing River Oaks 4-H. Each of them won awards at the county and regional contests in order to advance to the state level.

June 16, 2010 | | Local News

City Council Adopts Sign Amendment

When the going gets tough, the tough get … new sign ordinances that will enable the city to rake in some much-needed dough from minor traffic infractions.

Oakdale City Council members approved a code text amendment to the Oakdale Municipal Code at the last council meeting, Monday, June 7, that is modeled after the successful implementation of similar amendments in Newman and Riverbank.

June 16, 2010 | | Local News

ROTA Shopping Trip Plans Making Progress

Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority members made progress on June 8 with polishing a plan to set up an intercity shopping trip by trolley every Tuesday but delayed a decision to go ahead until next month.

June 16, 2010 | John Branch | Local News

River Safety Cautioned

The temperatures are climbing quickly into the 'is it summer already?' zone and Oakdale is lucky to have the cool, crisp waters of the Stanislaus River winding its way through the zip code. However, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are quick to remind people that the river is running swift from high country snow run-off and cold with brisk temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees.

Cooler than normal spring weather brought late season snow to the mountains, delaying the annual melting by about three weeks, according to reports by the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

June 09, 2010 | | Local News

Elizabeth Brichetto Retires From Rural Fire Board

After serving 18 years and nine months on the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board, Elizabeth Brichetto has decided it's time to do something else.

June 09, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

OID Takes Next Steps For Automation

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved the implementation of a demonstration project for Total Channel Control (TCC) on the Claribel and Cometa laterals by Rubicon Systems, an Australian company that manufactures water control gates, precision water measurement instruments using wireless technology, and monitoring and control software that enables water authorities to manage and operate their systems more efficiently.

June 02, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Lights, Camera, Oakdale! – City Plays Host To Film Production Crew

The words 'quiet on set!' could be heard from production crew members in the Chateau Meroux, the countryside home of Sean Gnekow, which is nestled next to Woodward Reservoir, about four miles north of Oakdale.

June 02, 2010 | Krista Anderson Special To The Leader | Local News

Fire Season - Prolonged Spring Prompts Concerns

There's no doubt the unseasonably cool spring weather coupled with late rains have kept the temperatures in a pleasant zone but not without cost. The rainy season has created an extra heavy fuel load as the official fire season declared by CAL FIRE - albeit delayed - approaches with an estimated late June or early July target. The date is driven by local and state burning conditions and activity.

June 02, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Holiday Weekend Busy But Safe

The Memorial Day holiday weekend traffic, both Friday and Monday, backed up Yosemite Avenue and clogged up F Street but in spite of heavy traffic flow and increased visitors through the city, law enforcement reported a relatively quiet holiday with the only spike being in DUI arrests due to the special grant-funded traffic enforcement.

"The calls were really run-of-the-mill," Lt. Lester Jenkins of the Oakdale Police Department said. "We had very heavy traffic throughout the weekend but not a lot of accidents."

June 02, 2010 | | Local News

Stanislaus County Releases Proposed Budget

The Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office has released the county's recommended proposed budget for the 2010-2011 budget year. The recommended proposed budget will serve as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a final budget for 2010-2011 is adopted in September.

June 02, 2010 | | Local News

Service Clubs Make A Difference In Quake Zone

Delta BC Mexico: The largest earthquake in the California Region since the 8+ in 1906 that hit San Francisco did not stop 22 U.S. citizens from going six miles from the epicenter to do their service work through area clubs in April this year. Forty-two miles south of the border the town of Delta had no water and very little electricity, which made doing the medical clinics and work at the local elementary school a challenge. In spite of this, a total of over $92,000 worth of clinics, refurbishing and delivery of materials took place in two days.

May 26, 2010 | John C. Brunk Special To The Leader | Local News

Voices, Orb Captured During Leader Investigation

The investigative results are in from the Western Region Paranormal Research (WRPR) group - and it's enough to raise the hair on your arm if you're inclined to believe them.

May 26, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

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National Thank A Police Officer Day

One thing you can say about 2015: it's been a bad year to wear a badge.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Knights Ferry School Welcomes “Dr. J”

The bell tower is once again active at the "Little School on the Hill" as the 2015-2016 school year has begun and a new Superintendent ...

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Council Vote: Remove Meyer Park Port-A-Potty

After a $700 bill for the damage to replace the city-supplied port-a-potty at William Meyer Park, the Oakdale City Council on Tuesday night, Sept. 8 ...

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Locals Show Support For Butte Fire Victims

Efforts to collect needed clothing, food and supplies to help residents in two nearby counties displaced by a raging wildfire have taken off, several loads ...

September 16, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Financial Concerns Surround Sierra View Fest

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause ...

September 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Saturday River Clean Up Effort

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Bureau of Reclamation's Central California Area Office is partnering with the University of California Cooperative Extension to organize the ...

September 10, 2015 | | Local News

International Festival Returns Sunday

Sunday, Sept. 13 won't be a day of 'service as usual' for St. Mary's Catholic Church and its parishioners. The church at 1225 ...

September 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Youngest Findlay Continues Family Tradition

Bonnie Findlay has been surrounded by hair clippings since before she could walk.

September 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Magnolia Auditorium, Students Benefit From Update

As new Multi-Purpose rooms are being completed to welcome the student bodies of both Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools, Magnolia Elementary is enjoying its ...

September 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Pedestrian Safety Goal Of Project

It's going to get a little harder to get through town.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Togo’s Opens Wednesday With 500 Free #9 Hot Pastrami Sandwiches

Togo's, a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is celebrating the grand opening of its Oakdale restaurant by giving away 500 #9 Hot Pastrami sandwiches ...

September 06, 2015 | | Local News

Garnica Brings Passion For Math To OHS

Ana Garnica has enjoyed math since childhood. The recently hired Oakdale High School math teacher shared, "I enjoyed doing math since I was a child ...

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Country Artists Rock The Stage In Oakdale

One would not think that driving down country roads in Oakdale would lead to a concert out in the middle of nowhere where they would ...

September 02, 2015 | Virginia Still | Local News

District Looks Beyond Tradition

Whether it be through academic, professional or physical achievement, Marc Malone believes in raising the bar.

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Reading Mentors Empower Students

Betsy Stowe is changing lives.

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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