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Donations Sought As Family Fights Illness

Justin Myers, an Oakdale graduate, has been fighting a mysterious illness that was discovered when he was in junior high. The Oakdale Leader has followed Justin's journey through several stories, including when he received his restored 1969 Chevy Camaro through the Make-A-Wish program. After eight years of frequent blood transfusions for what they can only determine is Pure Red Cell Anemia (partial bone marrow failure), Justin is showing signs of major organ failure. His liver is in Stage 3 Fibrosis due to iron overload, which drops his odds to 70-75 percent. Treatments are no longer effective but they have ...

May 18, 2012 | | Local News


Council Candidate Has Past Rape Arrest

In a recent discovery, The Leader has learned that Oakdale City Council hopeful Scott Jaspar was arrested for rape and penetration with a foreign object that occurred in Nevada County in 2007.

May 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Feathers Tapped As Manager

The Oakdale City Council announced that former Atwater Assistant City Manager Stan Feathers will take over as the part-time interim city manager on July 1when current Interim City Manager Greg Wellman is required to leave the post.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Overworked, Understaffed - City Audits Arrive Late

After a series of city financial crises coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's tardy 2010-2011 audit would be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. Last week the council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit report that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Housecleaning Leaves Leadership Quandary

Since the seating of the current city council in November of 2010, the City of Oakdale tribunal has purged or presided over the departure of nearly all of its department heads. Of the two that remain; the public works director has been given notice he will no longer be employed after July and the finance director may be in jeopardy of being gone by this July also.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Former Mayor Speaks Out About City Finances

Past Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson believes much that is being declared about the city's financial status may not be completely accurate.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Session To Discuss Finance Director

The Oakdale City Council announced that it will be holding a special meeting on Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in closed session to discuss the performance of Finance Director Albert Avila.

May 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


DNA May Reveal Deceased Baby's Mother

On Dec. 1, 2011 Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Bait Barn located at 12505 Yosemite Blvd in Waterford for an infant found in a garbage can. Fire personnel immediately responded and the infant was pronounced deceased.

May 11, 2012 | | Local News


City To Finally Receive 2010-2011Audit

After a series of city financial standings coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila has assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's 2010-2011 audit will be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. The council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Vacancy

Gridlocked by a series of two-two split motions, a packed council chambers on Monday possibly saw a glimpse into the future of a polarized Oakdale City Council stalemated on controversial agenda voting items if a fifth and deciding member is not appointed.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Perfect Day For Celebrating Flight

When the forecast calls for clear and sunny skies with a light breeze, it is a perfect day for flying.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Oakdale Residents Fill Several ‘Wrath’ Roles

Ma Joad is a strong and resilient woman. Tested by a harsh life on the family farm in Oklahoma, she has been the cement that has kept her family together. But the Great Depression of the 1930s and the horrific dust bowl conditions that accompanied that event, have just about worn her down. According to Jenni Abbott who portrays Ma in the critically and audience acclaimed production, currently running at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, she is "a woman who faces a dilemma. What do you give when you have nothing? But she is a woman with ...

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Hospital Audit Questions New Construction Costs

An independent audit done at the request of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick earlier this year has identified $689,106 in questionable costs and $30,043 in unsupported costs for the new hospital construction project.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Treasurer Plans Resignation

City Treasurer Mike Murray has indicated he plans on resigning his position surrounding concerns of city financial mismanagement and a dispute in the process in which he was asked to sign overdue statements.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Lions Club Lights Up Kerr Park

People often say that Oakdale is a community that looks after its own, whether it's a rallying cry for someone who is sick or injured, or a school program in desperate need of saving.

May 09, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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New Boutique Owner Offers Elegance, Seamstress Services

Community members in need of seamstress skills or an evening gown for a special occasion need not travel out of the 95361 any longer. Some ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Workshop Slated On Social Security

A program designed to help you understand your Social Security Benefits will be offered on two Thursdays in February.

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Bank Announces Three Promotions

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced the promotion of Russell Stahl to Executive Vice President, Chief ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


GETTING READY

Several Oakdale residents took advantage of the free sand and bags offered outside the East G Street fire station on Friday, loading up bags in ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Surf And Turf Event Benefits Swim Team

While the weather right now would make for less than desirable swimming conditions, board members of the Oakdale Swim Team are preparing for the start ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Veterans First Service Project Staged At Oakdale Academy

Oakdale Academy students showed their support for veterans and active service members by decorating care packages with their artwork, filling them with goodies, and sending ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Protection Board Sets Thursday Session

The first regular meeting of the new year for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board is set for Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Citizen, Business Nominees Listed

Each year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Sandbags Available At Fire Station

Flooding and heavy rain is expected over the course of this weekend through next week. Oakdale Public Works will have sandbags available to Oakdale residents ...

January 06, 2017 | | Local News


Storm Information For Stanislaus County

The National Weather Service is showing a number of strong storm systems running through northern California over the next 10 days. There is some important ...

January 06, 2017 | | Local News


Region Set For Storms To Roll In This Week

The first week of 2017 could prove to be quite a rainy one for the Cowboy Capital of the World.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web page at www.oakdalegov.com or 'Like' us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Altamont Commuter Train Expands WiFi Services

Starting this month, 2017 WiFi service will be expanded to all passenger cars for all four eastbound trains, and all four westbound trains during weekday ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


OID Earns Recognition For Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Oakdale Irrigation District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


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