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Saturday Parade Kicks Off Rodeo Weekend

The final event in nearly a week of festivities before the start of the actual rodeo, Saturday morning's parade along F Street through downtown Oakdale draws dozens of entries and hundreds of participants.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News


Join In Kids Spring Fest Saturday

Weather forecasters are calling for sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the 80s on Saturday, picture perfect for some egg hunting and fun.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News


REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK – One Greenhorn And 464 Cowgirls

I have to admit, this is my first experience with Rodeo Week due to usually taking anniversary vacations in April during my time here at The Leader.

April 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Screening Of ‘Chasing Ice’ Planned

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "Chasing Ice" on Thursday, April 17, at 7p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. This is the final event of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series and admission is free. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

April 15, 2014 | | Local News


Reclamation Increases Stanislaus River Flows

Beginning on Monday, April 14 the Bureau of Reclamation began increasing releases from Goodwin Dam into the Stanislaus River to benefit Stanislaus River steelhead and San Joaquin River Chinook salmon. Goodwin Dam is located downstream from Tulloch Dam and New Melones Dam and Reservoir, features of the Central Valley Project.

April 14, 2014 | | Local News


Emergency Dispatchers Recognized For Service

You may be in the midst of a chaotic moment, a health crisis, or even worse and the three numbers that come to mind to call in the emergency are 9-1-1. The people answering the phones are highly trained professionals who may calmly give direction on what to do, or perhaps give life-saving instructions. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors the brave men and women you do not see who are behind the scenes. National Public Safety Telecommunicators week is April 13 – 19 and it is a chance to give thanks to the men and women on the other end ...

April 11, 2014 | | Local News


Computer Classes Legislation Gets Committee Nod

Assemblymembers Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, and Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, have announced that AB 1764, a bill that would encourage districts to expand computer science courses in high schools, has unanimously passed the Assembly Committee on Education.

April 10, 2014 | | Local News


Hundreds Turn Out To Love Oakdale

From one end of the community to the other, volunteers fanned out to attack overgrown lawns, clean up alleyways, spruce up planter boxes, help their neighbors and, just generally, Love Oakdale.

April 09, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Plethora Of Issues - Council Addresses Issues, Brennan Offers Apology

Plenty of action items for the Monday, April 7 Oakdale City Council meeting saw a proposal that the city half-cent sales tax be extended for another five years, a narrowly passed move to purchase water conservation software, opposing public comments on the Valley View River Access Trail, and a questionable apology by a city councilman regarding comments made in a recent Oakdale Leader article.

April 09, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MJC Hosts Poetry Reading

The Modesto Junior College Visiting Author Series will host a poetry reading by Patricia Smith and June Sylvester Saraceno on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The event is free and open to the public.

April 08, 2014 | | Local News


Regional Transportation Plan Now Up For Review

The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) has released its Draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and associated Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for a public review and comment period.

April 07, 2014 | | Local News


Transportation Grants Will Fund Statewide Biking, Walking Trails

Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 06, 2014 | | Local News


Glowin’ For A Cure Benefits Relay

Oakdale High School's Get AMPed Health and Fitness Club will host its third annual Glowin' for a Cure Fun Run on Friday, April 11.

April 05, 2014 | | Local News


More Time Needed In Fire Contract Talks

Details are still being sorted out in the merger of Oakdale Rural Fire Department with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District and the City of Oakdale contracting with the fire district for fire services.

April 04, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Distracted Driving Crackdown Planned During April

In an effort to save lives and eliminate dangerous behind-the-wheel distractions like talking, texting, or browsing on a cell phone, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state today announced high visibility enforcement operations during April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

April 03, 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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