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Enforcement Effort Targets Distracted Drivers

Effective Monday, June 17, drivers in the greater Sacramento region who are observed texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone will be targeted in a special enforcement operation that will last through June 30. Thirty-seven local police departments and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will participate in the enforcement effort.

June 17, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Local News


First Responders And Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Jr. High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school causing students to run.

June 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Charity Carnival

The Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4500 River Road in Oakdale. The Carnival is a charity fund raiser that the Kjeldgaard family started in 2007 for an orphanage in Libera.

June 14, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader news article, AT&T representatives have contacted the Leader and the City of Oakdale and advised them that they will be changing the color of the recently constructed lime green faux water tank cell phone tower.

June 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Let The Donor Beware

You've cleaned out your closets as part of spring cleaning, or maybe you're left with clothing items that didn't sell at the latest garage sale. Donating the items to a charity for the less fortunate is a more likely alternative than just throwing them away, and besides, you can claim a tax deduction.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Faux (Tower) Pas

Reminiscent of Petticoat Junction or Hooterville, the new faux water tower installed by AT&T greets travelers entering the city from the north along Highway 120 with "Welcome to the City of Oakdale."

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Discarded Election Assurances About Safety

It only took three months for City of Oakdale officials to go against the grain of its then recently passed sales tax measure designed to maintain public safety staffing levels.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Another City Exec Gone

In an effort to make up a $1 million deficit in operating costs, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer confirmed Friday, June 7, that Human Resources Analyst Michelle McKinsey was given notice that her last day with the city will be June 30.

June 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Clean Green Yard Machines Opens New Funding Round

Back by popular demand, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Clean Green Yard Machines program opened June 4 with more funding and more lawn mower options than ever before.

June 06, 2013 | | Local News


O No - Citizens Protest Potential Cuts

Less than 18 months after voters passed a half-cent sales tax in November 2011 with Measure O to solidify public safety service and staffing levels, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer is proposing discarding those promises in an effort to balance the budget.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Reviews Dispatch Services

With the goal of saving the financially-strapped City of Oakdale operational costs, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer has reached out to the City of Turlock regarding the idea of their police department to take over police dispatch services for Oakdale PD.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Farmer's Market Resumes

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown to North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 05, 2013 | | Local News


MJC Earns Place In Cup Contest

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), has announced Modesto Junior College has placed 11th out of 105 Community Colleges in the final standings of the 2012-13 NATYCAA Cup.

June 04, 2013 | | Local News


Farmers Market Starts Thursday

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown on North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 01, 2013 | | Local News


Former Police Dog Passes

Retired K-9 Officer "Shadow" passed away on Monday, May 20 according to his owner Beth Baker of Turlock.

May 31, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Community Comes Together To Battle Cancer

It was 24 hours filled with laughter, some tears, unexpected rain, and a whole lot of fun and fundraising.

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Car Show Success For Vets

The cars began rolling in to the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry early Saturday morning for the third annual Car and Motorcycle show hosted ...

May 10, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Combined Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Raises Nearly $90,000

Residents from both Oakdale and Riverbank, in addition to those from other surrounding communities, joined forces for the weekend's Relay For Life, the signature ...

May 10, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Join Sixth Annual Ride For Mom Family Event

Hundreds of cyclists of all ages and riding abilities will gather on Saturday morning, May 13 in Modesto for the sixth annual Ride for Mom ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter fueled the growth of a significant grass crop. The abundant grass will soon dry into tinder. Now is the time to ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Coupon Clipping Still Worthwhile

Following the Great Recession, it seemed liked extreme couponing was a competitive sport. You could watch on TV as shoppers armed with binders full of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Levy Brings Artwork To The MJC Gallery

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents "A Mother's Tears" art show featuring the paintings of Susan Levy and dedicated to the memory ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Members Serve Up Supper, Hope

With testimony presented from some residents they have helped get back on track, volunteers with the Oakdale Rescue Mission served up hope along with great ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Local Red Cross Urges Donors To Help Bolster Blood Supply

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


RING ME UP

Varsity football players, members of the 2016 State Championship team, Zac Campbell, left, Makai Harris and Marc Dickson were speechless after laying eyes on their ...

May 03, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Oakdale Residents Gear Up For Weekend Relay For Life

Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale and Riverbank ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Recall Election Results Still Await Confirmation

A total of 81 vote by mail ballots, 13 provisionally voted ballots and a handful waiting for voter signatures on the ballot envelope remain to ...

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Waterline Work Impacts Local Traffic

Rolfe Construction is beginning work on the East "C" Street Waterline Project – Phase 2, a project that will see a shift in local traffic for ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Fundraiser Scores Big For Padilla

Setting what they felt was an achievable $2,000 goal, organizers of the Hector Padilla soccer fundraiser more than tripled their expectations.

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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