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First Responders And Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Jr. High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school causing students to run.

June 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Charity Carnival

The Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4500 River Road in Oakdale. The Carnival is a charity fund raiser that the Kjeldgaard family started in 2007 for an orphanage in Libera.

June 14, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader news article, AT&T representatives have contacted the Leader and the City of Oakdale and advised them that they will be changing the color of the recently constructed lime green faux water tank cell phone tower.

June 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Let The Donor Beware

You've cleaned out your closets as part of spring cleaning, or maybe you're left with clothing items that didn't sell at the latest garage sale. Donating the items to a charity for the less fortunate is a more likely alternative than just throwing them away, and besides, you can claim a tax deduction.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Faux (Tower) Pas

Reminiscent of Petticoat Junction or Hooterville, the new faux water tower installed by AT&T greets travelers entering the city from the north along Highway 120 with "Welcome to the City of Oakdale."

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Discarded Election Assurances About Safety

It only took three months for City of Oakdale officials to go against the grain of its then recently passed sales tax measure designed to maintain public safety staffing levels.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Another City Exec Gone

In an effort to make up a $1 million deficit in operating costs, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer confirmed Friday, June 7, that Human Resources Analyst Michelle McKinsey was given notice that her last day with the city will be June 30.

June 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Clean Green Yard Machines Opens New Funding Round

Back by popular demand, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Clean Green Yard Machines program opened June 4 with more funding and more lawn mower options than ever before.

June 06, 2013 | | Local News


O No - Citizens Protest Potential Cuts

Less than 18 months after voters passed a half-cent sales tax in November 2011 with Measure O to solidify public safety service and staffing levels, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer is proposing discarding those promises in an effort to balance the budget.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Reviews Dispatch Services

With the goal of saving the financially-strapped City of Oakdale operational costs, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer has reached out to the City of Turlock regarding the idea of their police department to take over police dispatch services for Oakdale PD.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Farmer's Market Resumes

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown to North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 05, 2013 | | Local News


MJC Earns Place In Cup Contest

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), has announced Modesto Junior College has placed 11th out of 105 Community Colleges in the final standings of the 2012-13 NATYCAA Cup.

June 04, 2013 | | Local News


Farmers Market Starts Thursday

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown on North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 01, 2013 | | Local News


Former Police Dog Passes

Retired K-9 Officer "Shadow" passed away on Monday, May 20 according to his owner Beth Baker of Turlock.

May 31, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Red Flag Fire Danger Warning For Region

With dry winds forecast for many parts of Northern California, CAL FIRE has increased its staffing and is urging the public to be extra cautious due to the heightened fire danger. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning stretching form Shasta County down through the Sacramento Valley to San Joaquin County starting Friday morning for high winds and low humidity lasting through Saturday evening.

May 31, 2013 | | Local News


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Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Red Cross Blood Shortage Prompts Call For Donors

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Community Service Groups Highlighted

A trio of community service organizations will be vying for top honors at this month's annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, recognized for ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Jeans And Jerseys Crab Feed Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years since a group of Rams pulled on a bib, grabbed some crackers and enjoyed a feed on some crab. The ...

January 10, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


FINISHING TOUCHES

Crews from Collins Electrical Company out of Modesto wrapped up their portion of a project to install a lighted crosswalk at Yosemite and West H ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


New 2018 California State Laws On Books

The start of the New Year brought with it several new laws for California, ranging from marijuana legalization to firearms to the minimum wage. Following ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


County Projects Outlined In Series Of Meetings

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, StanCOG, is serving as the lead agency for preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Library Schedules January Events

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at the library at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannel board stories, finger play, and music, geared for preschoolers ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Learn To Square Dance

The Skirts 'n Flirts Square Dance Club will be sponsoring a New Dancer Class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


AAUW Meeting Explores ‘Cradle To Career’ Movement

A shocking statistic for the Stanislaus area is that 71 percent of third graders do not read at grade level. Furthermore, these students are four ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Interesting, Unusual Origins Behind Health Sayings

Language is shaped by many different influences. Over time, certain phrases become part of the vernacular and are spoken to signify how one acts or ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Fires, City Building, Schools Figure In To Final Six Months

As The Leader continues its review of the top stories from 2017, the second half of the year showed no signs of the news slowing ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Set

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Riverbank Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Forecast Sees Return To Some Wet Weather

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for wet weather to return to the Central Valley area midweek.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports Flu Death

A woman in her 60s is the first influenza (flu) – associated death this flu season in people under 65 years of age in Stanislaus County.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


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