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Wes Stewart: Lifetime Achievement Winner

Decades worth of dedicated community service and generous volunteerism has landed long-time Oakdale resident Wes Stewart the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award.

January 15, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School Board Ratifies Unions’ Agreements

The tentative agreements between the Oakdale Joint Unified School District and the Oakdale Teachers Association as well as the California School Employees Association #830 were ratified by the OJUSD Board of Trustees at the Jan. 13 regular meeting. OTA voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

January 14, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Questionable Past For Fire Chief Candidate

After going nearly a year without a permanent fire chief due to the placing of former Fire Chief Steven Mayotte on administrative leave and his subsequent departure amidst a plethora of misconduct allegations, reliable sources have informed The Leader that a serious candidate is in the final stages for appointment to the position that will lead the department.

January 13, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Late Night Liquor Store Burglars Arrested

Quick and decisive action by an alert midnight shift patrol officer led to the arrest of two burglars accused of breaking into Circle D Liquors in the early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 9.

January 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Major Accident At Highway, Stearns Road

A multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 108/120 and South Stearns Road just east of Oakdale resulted in injuries to several people and one fatality.

January 09, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


New Legislation Aimed At Prohibiting Transit Strikes

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has co-authored Senate Bill 423, legislation that will protect California's public transportation systems by prohibiting public transit employees from going on strike.

January 09, 2014 | | Local News


Dry Winter Raises Concern, Not Panic

"Farmers are eternal optimists – we always believe the rains will come but we're nervous until it happens," said Tom Orvis with the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau.

January 08, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Numbers Game - Fire Staffing Impacts Evaluated

When a fire hits, minutes are precious. Residents scramble to escape as lives and cherished possessions are threatened by the blaze. Seconds seem to slow as everyone waits the arrival of the fire department to contain a growing inferno.

January 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Rappers Hit The Stage

Aspiring Rap artists and brothers Ed Baldonado, also known as stage name Ex-D and Joe Baldonado, stage name Twista-J are local guys that have big dreams. They have created a rap duo called Roomstyle.

January 08, 2014 | Virginia Still | Local News


Council Reviews Museum Transfers

At its Monday, Jan. 6 meeting, the Oakdale City Council moved forward to finalize property transfers, including land, structures, and exhibits, from city owned to the Friends of Oakdale Heritage (FOH), operators of the museum since 2009.

January 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Free Telescope Nights At Modesto Junior College

The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club invites the community to view the stars at the Telescope Nights held the first Friday of each month at the new Science Community Center on MJC's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto. Telescope Night admission, viewing and campus parking are free.

January 06, 2014 | | Local News


Fire Staffing Numbers Game

When a fire hits, minutes are precious. Residents scramble to escape as lives and cherished possessions are threatened by the blaze. Seconds seem to slow as everyone waits the arrival of the fire department to contain a growing inferno.

January 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Price Trackers Can Earn Free Gas In Giveaway

GasBuddy.com, the retail gas price tracker supported by millions of volunteer price spotters across the United States and Canada, has started giving away $100 in free gas as it will do every single day in 2014. The first winner of the new $100 daily prize was a driver from Aurora, Illinois.

January 02, 2014 | | Local News


Community Sharing Numbers Growing

It's 8 a.m. on Monday morning and a small, core group of volunteers at Oakdale Community Sharing have already accomplished a fair amount of work.

December 31, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Oakdale Man Killed In Hit And Run

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and Waterford Police Services are asking for assistance in identifying a vehicle that fled the scene of a hit and run fatality on Sunday, Dec. 29 in Waterford. The incident is being classified as a homicide.

December 31, 2013 | | Local News


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Age Well, Drive Smart Program

California Highway Patrol's Senior Driving Course, Age Well, Drive Smart will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Prevention Week

The second week in October (8-14) marks Fire Prevention Week and this year's theme is "Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!" Take time ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


COLOR FUN RUN

Students at Oakdale Junior High School suited up for the second annual Color Run on Friday, raising money for the school and getting doused with ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 ...

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Hosts Inaugural Downtown Pour In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


DOWNTOWN ARTISTS

In keeping with homecoming tradition, Oakdale High School students filled the downtown area this past weekend painting windows. The Junior Class painted windows of Oak ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Club Meet

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


League Of Women Voters Hosts Candidate Forum

Learn more about the candidates for the Oakdale Irrigation District at a forum scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., staged in the ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfires Prompt Health Caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Slates Fall Fundraiser

Soar like an eagle to raise funds for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch's Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Scholarships and fund ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Small Farm Conference Celebrating 30 Years

All members of the California small farm community are invited to register for the 30th California Small Farm Conference, the state's premier gathering for ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Western Days Attendees Enjoy Entertainment, Grub

Oakdale's Cowboy Capital lived up to its name on Saturday, Oct. 7 as the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau hosted their second annual Western ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Crash Impacts Traffic

Oakdale Police have issued an advisory that, due to a traffic accident involving a power pole, traffic at East G Street and South Fifth Avenue ...

October 06, 2017 | | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct ...

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


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