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Wife Says Standoff Could Have Been Averted

An Oakdale woman claims her family has been "traumatized and falsely labeled" after a hostage incident requiring a police response involving her husband last month. She believes the whole ordeal could have been prevented had hospital mental health officials handled his admissions properly on two separate occasions over a four-day period, including the day of the incident.

August 27, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fatal Accident On Highway 108

Emergency personnel responded to a fatal injury accident midafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 26 along Highway 108 near Lover's Leap. Initial reports from the scene indicated at least one confirmed fatality in the crash that occurred about 2:30 p.m., with the Stanislaus County Coroner called to the scene, and two others listed as 'critical' when transported out. At least one victim was flown out via air ambulance and authorities reported victims had serious burns due to the crash and a vehicle fire, which also started an adjacent field fire.

August 27, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Endorses Measure Y

Members of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

August 27, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chamber Endorses Measure Y

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce became involved in the upcoming local election and voted to endorse and support Measure Y – the local sales tax imitative that will continue the half-cent sales tax.

August 22, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Musical Entertainment Due At Sierra View Fest

A variety of artists will be hitting the stage at J-H Ranch in Oakdale for the sixth annual Sierra View Music Festival as local resident and business owner, Jim Brunk, brings big name bands and sounds to town on Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the music will start at 1:30 p.m.

August 22, 2014 | Virginia Still | Local News


Senate Bill Focuses On Veterans’ Tax Benefits

A proposal sponsored by George Runner to protect California's disabled veterans cleared the Assembly this week with unanimous, bipartisan support, and now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown.

August 21, 2014 | | Local News


Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

In March, SMART Exemplary Educators were invited to attend the 2014 SMART Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 20-26. There was a written, as well as video portion to the application. The 2 minute video was on the applicant's "SMART Breakthrough Moment" and was posted on social media sites for public voting. In mid Spring the two educators were among the 76 notified from 17 countries that they were selected for the all expense paid, week long trip. Among those 76 were Amanda Hensley, sixth grade teacher of Sierra View Elementary and Danessa Menge, Seventh ...

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

The 2014 year is proving to be one 'winning' year for Danessa Menge. The Oakdale Junior High English teacher was featured in The Leader pages on Aug. 13 as one of 70-plus selectees for a recent SMART summit, a once described 'dream' experience for an educator.

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Approves Fire Service Transfer

After putting finishing touches on a fire contract to have the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District assume fire service for the City of Oakdale and transfer its existing fire personnel to become employees of the district, the Oakdale City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the handover, which is expected to become effective Sept. 1.

August 20, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Rate Hike Study A ‘Go’

Oakdale Irrigation District directors moved a step closer Tuesday morning to raising agricultural water rates for the first time in three decades. Next, it will be up to the district's 2,900 customers to vote on whether they agree to pay significantly more for their water.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Fresh Made Fun

Just a couple more weeks remain for the city's Farmers' Market, offered each Wednesday night in the downtown area.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Survey Shows Continued Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News


Officials Schedule Air Alert Dry Run

Due to good to moderate air quality expected next week throughout the Valley, local air officials are asking Valley residents to conduct a "Practice Air Alert" by making and implementing plans to reduce their driving Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News


New Public Safety Center Groundbreaking

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Adam Christianson along with other State and Local Officials in Stanislaus County are going to break ground for the historic $113 million public safety center expansion and the public is invited to attend.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News


ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses

All local business owners are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, set for Thursday, Aug. 14 in Escalon. A second session is scheduled in Manteca.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News


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State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Miller Filling Firefighting Role Aboard U.S. Destroyer

An Oakdale, California native and 2014 East Stanislaus High School graduate, Fireman Samuel Miller is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OVCB Announcing Hiring Of Commercial Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jeff Hushaw has joined the Bank as Vice President ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Staff, Residents Raise Money To Help Senior Center

Astoria Senior Living staff and residents hosted a garage sale recently to raise money for the Oakdale Senior Citizens Foundation which provides support for the ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Star-Crossed Couple In Wild, Wild West

Get ready for a twist on a classic, as "Romeo and Juliet Out West" will take the stage on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


TOPS Open House

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1034 Oakdale Chapter will be hosting an Open House event on Monday, July 17 from 8:30 a ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


‘Golf Fore Hospice’ Slated

Join Community Hospice Foundation on Sept. 18 at Del Rio Country Club as they host the 16th annual Golf Fore Community Hospice tournament to benefit ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Local Hospitals Join Forces To Educate, Inform Fairgoers

Visitors to this year's Stanislaus County Fair will be able to take a walk through a giant human heart, play a game that tests ...

July 12, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Food Safety Discovery Zone At The California State Fair

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety Discovery Zone (FSDZ) will continue its national food safety education tour with an exhibition at ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Library Available For Cooling

A reminder to local residents, the Oakdale Public Library, 151 S. First Ave., is a designated Stanislaus County cooling center for the community. With temperatures ...

July 08, 2017 | | Local News


GETTING STARTED

Swimming instructor Makenzie Phillips finishes up her lesson with her beaming beginners while, in the background, instructor Nicole Groteguth eases her swimmer into kicking with ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY COLORS

Young Kyndall Henry, 4, of Oakdale, at right, has just had her leg painted by Jaci Kennedy, left, the Children's Ministry Director at Escalon ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


West End Building Will See Completion

A development longtime in the making, is finally seeing positive progress in the way of completion. West side Oakdale residents will soon be saying goodbye ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


High Speed Chase Results In Arrests

An early morning call on Monday, July 3 had Oakdale police officers in pursuit of two motorcyclists, eventually arresting both subjects.

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Fatal Accident Claims Life Of Oakdale Man

A Saturday evening solo vehicle accident along Highway 108 just east of Riverbank resulted in the death of an Oakdale man.

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


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