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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


OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


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Annual Catfish Derby Set For June 2

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 34th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6 ...

May 09, 2018 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Fish And Wildlife Offers May Activities Calendar

There are a number of recreational opportunities being planned throughout the region during May, offered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following are some ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Farmers Market Opens

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


End Of An Era Oakdale Radio Shack Prepares To Close Doors

Radio Shack still sells radios. Saturday, May 19 however, will be the last day someone will be able to buy one from the 1449 E ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caltrans Memorial Honors Fallen Highway Workers

Caltrans recently honored the legacies of two of its employees during its 28th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol. There have been a total ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Local Gas Prices Still On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don't let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Rams Capture Third Place At Pentathlon

Oakdale Junior High represented the Oakdale Joint Unified School District well as they secured third place honors in the 2018 Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon event ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Graders Get Techy

Magnolia Elementary fifth graders were recently treated to a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Memorial Day Weekend Features Fair At Cal Expo

Excitement, anticipation, and exhilaration await attendees of the 82nd annual Sacramento County Fair. The family-friendly event will take place May 24 through 28 on the ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Connection

Oakdale Women's Connection will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Barn Sale Benefit

ASTRO Thrift and Gift store will host a Barn Extravaganza sale on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Railtown Slates Mother’s Day Train Rides At Jamestown Park

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown plans to treat moms extra special this Mother's Day. On Sunday, May 13, the Park is offering ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Driver In Accident Arrested In Homicide

A Modesto man arrested in connection with a rural Oakdale homicide is the same man who crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle on Tuesday ...

May 07, 2018 | | Local News


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