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Oakdale Police History On Display

Retired Oakdale Police Lieutenant Vern Gladney acquired a vast assortment of duty gear over his 30 years of service with the city's police department, a career that spanned parts of four decades.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Expo Boosts City Image, Coffers

A three-day tradeshow hosted by a local distribution company brought in much needed revenue to bolster local businesses.

June 22, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Blueberry Thrills - Murphy Road U-Pick Farm Lures Families

Jeremiah Hinkle clutched his bucket tight as he maneuvered between the rows of blueberries, picking the biggest ones he could find.

June 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell Special To The Leader | Local News


Valley Home Dedicates New Community Park

Nearly five years in the making, Valley Home's Community Center Park was dedicated on Saturday, June 18 with a few dozen residents who turned out for the event. The new park replaces the old Valley Home Clubhouse, which was razed approximately four years ago due to the inability to bring the dilapidated building up to code. A new covered structure with lighting and a concrete floor called the "pavilion" is the focal point of the park. New picnic tables, park benches, new chain link fencing, grass, shrubs and trees, boulders, a flagpole, dedication plaque, an irrigation system, and more ...

June 22, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Bypass Overview Draws 100 Plus To Meeting

Planning for the "bypass" - otherwise known as the North County Corridor project - hasn't gone away. While planning began in 2008 and the first phase of construction is not slated to begin until 2018, the public interest continues to run high. Area residents just haven't had a recent meeting.

June 22, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


Cautions Abound For River Safety

Leaders in Oakdale's fire and police departments, as well as the irrigation district are cautioning people about recreation activities on the Stanislaus River.

Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell said very high river flows are expected as of July 1 because water must be released from New Melones Reservoir due to the Federal Bureau of Reclamation's operating permit that states it cannot store water behind the dam after June 30.

June 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Rural Fire Talks Continue

Action was tabled but discussions are ongoing with the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board (ORFD) in regards to the current brown out schedule affecting the outlying posts of Valley Home and Knights Ferry with differing opinions on which station should receive the lion's share of summer staffing.

June 15, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Criticism Follows Lengthy Meetings

After a series marathon council meetings, some of which contained hot topic items lasting nearly until midnight, the common question heard within the audience before the start of many Oakdale council meetings nowadays is not about posted agenda items, but, "How long will this one last?"

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sidewalk Project Riddled With Bureaucracy

The mayor, public works personnel, and the senior citizen advisory commission all want to put in a reasonably priced sidewalk at the northwest corner of A Street and Yosemite Avenue. The only hold-up seems to be what is described as "bureaucratic red tape" if the city is involved.

June 15, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


All Church Picnic And Concert

The Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene will hold a fundraiser picnic and concert Sunday, June 12 to raise funds to send 12 Oakdale youths to the Nazarene Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from July 5-10 for fellowship and to learn of the transformational power of God. Thousands of students from all over the United States and Canada will be attending.

June 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Joplin Journey - Group Lends Helping Hand

A contingent of Oakdale citizens has been in Joplin, Missouri for the past week, helping the town recover from a devastating tornado that happened just over two weeks ago.

June 08, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Sales Tax Initiative Prepped For Ballot

Meeting late into the night on Monday, June 6, Oakdale City Council members were part of a session that included several hours of discussion, finger pointing, and pleading over the possibility of the city going forward with a special sales tax measure. In the end, whether "begrudgingly" or "cautiously," the council unanimously approved going forward with the initiative and will ask the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to place on the November 2011 ballot a vote for a half-cent sales tax increase over a three-year period.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Banking On Jail Booking Payments

As Gov. Jerry Brown continues pushing his tax plan toward the end of the fiscal year, Oakdale bean counters are closely watching the status of the state's vehicle license fee extensions as they are finalizing city budgets.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weather Cooperates For Farmers Market Opening

After several days of unstable weather, the sun did its June duty and came out to kick off the first evening of the Oakdale Certified Farmers Market on Thursday, June 2.

June 08, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Big Draw - Annual Senior Information Day Meets With Success

The 11th annual Senior Information Day, held at the community center, Friday, June 3 drew a respectable crowd of senior citizens interested in learning about the newest services available and topics affecting their age group.

June 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Artwork Sought For Show

The 2017 Carriage Art Show sponsored by the City of Oakdale and the Valley Art Association will be hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Offers Off-Balance Dance Troupe Performance

Modesto Junior College Dance Department presents Off-Balance in Performance on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 1 p ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Sets Team Captain Meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale and Riverbank invites team captains to the team captain meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Family Friendly Save Mart Enjoys Opening Ceremonies

A ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, held inside to dodge the raindrops, and a special guest appearance by TV personality and Chef Duff Goldman on ...

February 08, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Join Oakdale Relay At Friday Night Rally

The Relay For Life of Oakdale-Riverbank is hosting a special rally on Friday night, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Sets See’s Candy Fundraiser

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is selling gift wrapped See's Candy for Valentine's Day. A variety of one pound boxes are ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Glow Red Event Celebrates American Heart Month

The month of February is American Heart Month and the first Friday is National Wear Red Day, which was celebrated at the Glow Red event ...

February 08, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Lions Run Marks 25th Anniversary Year

Bad weather stayed at bay and runners and walkers united as the Oakdale Lions Club hosted the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Three generations of the Osborne family were on hand Saturday, Feb. 4 for the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by Oakdale Lions Club ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Get College, Career Ready

Students of Oakdale Junior High are in for a treat, as well as opportunity this February, as the campus staff and administration embrace College and ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale AcaDec Team Remains A Contender

The streak is over.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Retiree Health Benefits Spark Council Discussion

Being denied earlier this month having his matter made into an agenda item for the Monday, Feb. 6 Oakdale City Council meeting, retired Oakdale Fire ...

February 08, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Former City Director Facing Fraud Charges in Sutter County

A former City of Oakdale department head who took a position as a planning manager with Sutter County in March 2012 is facing an array ...

February 03, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a "Why Should You Become a Pharmacy Technician?" information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Teacher Career Fair Slated For March 25

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


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