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Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 3 -- sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community -- has recanted her story, said police.

July 12, 2012 | | Local News


Diversification Key To Success

The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Crews See Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept local fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Public Works Lay Offs

In a move that contradicted the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes layoff notices were issued to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at the July 2 council meeting.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Privatization Proposal Packs Council Chambers

It was standing room only at the Monday, July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting, and the topic that brought out scores of concerned citizens and city workers was a public hearing on public works reorganization. Specifically – privatization of services.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Chastises Former Councilman

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Nature Photography Course Offered

Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows. Two new 1.5-unit courses, Nature Photography, will be available to all students and the general public. The first class will take place July 30 with orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 3-5 at Baker Station. The second class will be Aug. 6 for orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 10-12 at Baker Station.

July 10, 2012 | | Local News


Early Morning Armed Robbery At Gas Station

The Valero gas station on East F Street was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, July 8, according to police reports.

July 09, 2012 | | Local News


Public Works Layoffs Go Forward

In a move that contradicts the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes, the City of Oakdale issued layoff notices to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at last Monday's council meeting.

July 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Brush Fires, Illegal Fireworks Make For Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 06, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Former Councilman Chastised By Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Weighs Concern Over Chapter 9

As local leaders watch the financial troubles of neighboring Stockton, many wonder if other cities in the region, such as Oakdale, are at the same risk for filing bankruptcy.

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Serious Steps - City Services Privatization?

(Editor's note: Due to early holiday deadlines, this article went to press prior to the July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting. Log on to www.oakdaleleader.com for updates to this story and a report on the council meeting.)

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Woman Rescues Dog From Hot Car

Lynne Podesta didn't set out to be a hero that Monday, June 18, when she went to Costless Market for a few items but that's exactly what happened when she rescued a distressed Chihuahua from the confines of a locked car.

July 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rafters Rocking River Fun

More than 120 people converged on Knights Ferry on Sunday, July 1 for the 96.7 co-sponsored 'Rock on the River' event to enjoy the rapids of the Stanislaus River. The event was co-sponsored by River Journey Adventures and the Institute of Technology (IOT) of Modesto and featured water games, a hot dog eating contest and various fun activities once the rafters reached the Orange Blossom Recreation Center. The IOT culinary program donated food and staff to provide a free lunch for the first 100 rafters to reach the end point at Orange Blossom. It was a day of laughter ...

July 04, 2012 | | Local News


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Center For Human Services Hosts Block Party

Center for Human Services (CHS) Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host the Seventh Annual Community Block Party on Friday, Oct. 6 from 2 ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Homecoming Events Soon To Start

Fall is in the air and Oakdale High school leadership is ready to welcome it with a number of activities celebrating the 2017 Homecoming Week ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


SIDELINE SQUAD

Little Oakdale Stampede Mascots Skye Turner and Paizlee Gillmore brought their cute Stampede spirit to the field to help cheer on the varsity boys during ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Pink Patch Project Comes To Oakdale

Oakdale Police and Blue Line Wives are joining with over 100 other police agencies across the nation this October by participating in the "Pink Patch ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Western Day Event Gives Nod To Heritage

The second annual Western Day and Chili Cook Off, hosted by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, OTVB, is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 7 ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


OID Candidate Forum Scheduled For Oct. 11

The League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Oct. 11 for the Oakdale Irrigation District races, which feature contests for two ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Special Exhibits, Activities Slated At Crocker Museum

A special exhibit, some ongoing and upcoming programs are being featured at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports West Nile Virus Death

Stanislaus County officials are reporting the death of a 74-year-old man from West Nile Virus, WNV.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Program Offers Information On Manufacturing Opportunities

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, area companies including Flory Industries, Hilmar Cheese, Flowers Baking Company, Fresh Point, E. & J. Gallo, and Gallo Glass will open ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Vouchers, Adoptable Pets This Weekend At Petco

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance volunteers will be at Riverbank Petco with shelter pets available for adoption on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Saturday Car Show

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through October.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


State Theatre Hosts Film

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Stanislaus Family Justice Center along with Haven Women's Center, the Stanislaus Office of Education, the Stanislaus ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at – City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Cemetery Work Day In The Ferry

Volunteers are being sought to help 'Jazz Up' the cemetery in Knights Ferry.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


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