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Deal Helps Fish, Farmers, Averts Legal Showdown

By DENNIS WYATT-Special To The Leader

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Confederate Name Ban Not Signed By Governor

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Governor Jerry Brown rejected SB539 by Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda, which would have banned naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders, saying it's an issue "quintessentially for local decision makers."

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Wednesday Fatality On Albers Road

A Wednesday evening crash on Oct. 7 between a big rig and a pick-up truck on Albers Road between Warnerville Road and Oakdale-Waterford Highway resulted in a fatality and the big rig crashing into a residence on Albers Road.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Range Refurbishing Utilizes Surrendered Bail $$

With the appropriation of surrendered bail money coming their way from the courts, the Oakdale Police Department will be able to renovate its gun range in the city to make it safer as well as give it resilience for years to come.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Strutting To Pet Success At San Francisco Event

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) Strut Your Mutt Team leashed up, loaded dogs and headed west to strut for the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. OSPA took top honors for the second year in a row as the top fundraising team with a grand total of $20,719 along with earning a $1,000 bonus award from Best Friends Animal Society. The OSPA team and their dogs, many adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, joined 400 others at McLaren Park in San Francisco for the third annual Strut Your Mutt event hosted by Best ...

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Play Park Renovation Underway

It starts today.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


Victory Caps Homecoming

In a week that saw the Seniors beat the Juniors in Powder Puff action, new Homecoming Royalty crowned and an 'off-the-beaten-path' route for the Friday afternoon parade of floats, Oakdale capped its fall celebration with a big varsity football win over Lathrop on Friday night. (See story, photos in Sports, Page A10.)

October 14, 2015 | | Local News


School Board Eyes ‘Snapshot’ Test Data

Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board learned a little bit themselves on Monday night.

October 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Governor Signs Motorized Skateboard Bill

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized personal transportation devices in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill provides for key safety measures, while allowing local governments the flexibility to regulate their use for individual communities.

October 13, 2015 | | Local News


Fall Season Brings Lower Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

October 12, 2015 | | Local News


Campaign Focuses On DUI Reduction

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a regional effort to save lives and eliminate impaired drivers. To accomplish their mission and reduce traffic collisions involving impaired drivers, the CHP's Modesto Area office is using a federal grant to conduct a regional campaign against impaired drivers in Stanislaus County. The 12-month project started Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


Longtime OID Director Jack Alpers Passes

Former Oakdale Irrigation District Director Jack Alpers died Thursday in Oakdale after a long illness. He was 79.

October 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News


Former Editor Of Oakdale Leader Remembered

"A soldier never dies – until he is forgotten" – that comment was made several times on a recent Saturday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, as local members of the Stanislaus Civil War Association joined with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2023 to remember "Judge" William A. Griffin and two of his fellow veterans, Daniel "Whit" Carmichael and Thomas Jefferson Ralls.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Museum Dinner Classified As A Success

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced that 470 guests were in attendance at their 18th Annual Dinner and Auction held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital on Saturday, Sept 19.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News


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Oakdale Police Department Out In Force For New Year’s Weekend

While alcohol-impaired driving remains the most serious problem on our roadways, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with other impairing substances in their system ...

December 30, 2017 | | Local News


Be Mindful Of Air Quality Over The Holiday Weekend

A persistent and strong high-pressure system influencing the Valley this week has caused stagnant conditions and led to unhealthy air quality. Officials at the Air ...

December 29, 2017 | | Local News


Setting Healthy Resolutions For The New Year Ahead

Many people see the dawn of a new year as the perfect time to implement changes that they hope will have positive impacts on their ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Continued Learning

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Merrily Musical Oakdale Student Body

The month of December was one of music and merriment for students and families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. From choir to band, concert ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


LEADING THE WAY

Oakdale High School leadership students, thanks to some generous donations, were able to deliver close to 150 toys and 26 teen-themed shoebox gifts to Oakdale ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Preps For Inaugural Father-Daughter Boots, Bows

The Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is planning a brand new community-wide event for 2018. It's called "Boots and Bows," and is billed as a Father-Daughter ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Closes Books On Eventful Year In 2017

New faces in city government, the end of an era for Oakdale High School academic decathletes, plenty of rain … those were just a few of ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Denham’s Office Sets First 2018 MDO Hours

Friday, Jan. 5 is the date for Oakdale residents to have a chance to meet with Congressman Jeff Denham in the local area.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Northern San Joaquin Valley Adds Residents

The Northern San Joaquin Valley – San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties – was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT Special To The Leader | Local News


Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


SPECIAL VISITOR

Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY WISHES

The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HONORARY DEGREES

Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


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