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Dispatchers Saluted During Telecommunicators Week

The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

April 10, 2015 | | Local News


Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

April 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Disaster Recovery Funds Awarded Through HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $212,374,000 to support long-term disaster recovery in hard-hit areas in California ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


SIGN OF SPRING

Not always typical for April, the 'flooded' signs had to be put out in several locations around Oakdale during a two-day, two-inch 'Pineapple Express' rain ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


SB 1 Money Allows Caltrans To Address Overdue Projects

Caltrans has submitted its 2018 State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) to the California State Legislature. The four-year program contains nearly 1,000 projects ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Twain Harte Dog Parade

If you love dogs, you might want to bring your pooch to the Twain Harte Dog Parade on Saturday, April 28. It's a dog ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Weight Loss Group Open To Community

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Transient Man Found Deceased

Oakdale police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male early Monday morning and found the subject to be deceased.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Voucher Awards Program Designed To Aid Veterans

In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Riverbank Mayor Featured In Thank-A-Vet Video

A new 'Thank-a-Vet Thursday' (#TVT) video released through the office of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham features Riverbank Mayor Richard O'Brien, a U.S ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Five Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It's also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Residents Reminded To Drive Cautiously

More than an inch of rain has been recorded in and around the Oakdale area in this latest spring storm.

April 06, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Blood Drive Thursday

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


PIZZA MADNESS

Displaying their own version of 'March Madness' in honor of the Monday night College Basketball National Championship Game, the local Little Caesars indulged in some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Council Eyes Park Rehab, Construction

Spring is in the air and members of the Oakdale City Council are looking to spruce up the place by making some much-needed improvements to ...

April 04, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Relay’s Survivor Brunch Scheduled For Saturday

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life has its next community event coming up on Saturday, April 7.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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