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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


Overtime, Payouts See Six Figures For Firefighters

Five of 14 of Oakdale's rank and file firefighters made over $100,000 in 2013 according to figures obtained by The Leader.

April 02, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Love Valley Home, Oakdale Events Slated

Volunteer clean up effort, Love Valley Home, is slated for April 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Local News


OID Revisits Water Options

The Oakdale Irrigation District plans to talk with Paulsell Valley landowners to discuss water options and opportunities, as the Board of Directors authorized General Manager Steve Knell to proceed with arranging a meeting in an action at the April 1 regular meeting.

April 02, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Hundreds Delight In Juicy Bull Jewels

Oakdale's FES Hall was packed on Monday night, March 30, as locals and out-of-towners feasted in a unique community fundraiser that helped support two organizations – the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce and the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. The fare: over 400 pounds of bull testicles, better known as Rocky Mountain Oysters, accompanied with beans, Caesar salad, and French bread.

April 02, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Blood Drive Rescheduled

A Wednesday afternoon blood drive scheduled in Oakdale on Wednesday, Aug. 2 has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 14.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Ag Continues To Thrive

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America organization doesn't seem to be letting up in the excellence department, and doesn't plan to, at ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Sierra View Music Fest Returns To Rock The Valley

Jim Brunk is not one known to be frightened by challenge. That became not just known but established during the summer of 2008 after the ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Merchant Concerns Prompt Department Response

In light of ongoing concerns in the downtown business area, Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to those challenges.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Blood Donations Needed

The American Red Cross called an "emergency blood shortage" in early July. Officials are urging eligible donors of all blood types to give blood or ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


School District Implements Technology Time Saver

It is a return to school pastime which has been commonly known as "Parent Homework." A task dreaded by many each year as their children ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A Furry Friend At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Slated

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of August have been announced for Congressman Jeff Denham, where 10th district residents can get help with ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Software Application Creation Competition Seeking Entries

California's 10th District Congressional App Challenge is now open.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oak Letters

Angels On The Highway

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross, Wells Fargo Team Up For Fire Assistance Relief

In response to the devastating Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and other wildfires throughout California, Wells Fargo & Company recently announced it will donate $100,000 ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraiser Pick-Up Thursday

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Stages Production Of Peter Pan

For the final play of the summer season, local theater Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale will debut the beloved children's tale of Peter Pan ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Back To The Books

The main thoroughfare of F Street, as well as side streets will once again be all abuzz as over 5,000 Oakdale Joint Unified students ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Area Youth Enjoy Solid Showings In Fair Arena

Whether it was at the recent Stanislaus County Fair or the State Fair in Sacrmanto, local youths had plenty to keep them busy this summer ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


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