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Solar Eclipse This Sunday

This Sunday, May 20, there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from the Oakdale/Modesto/Sonora area.

May 19, 2012 | | Local News


Donations Sought As Family Fights Illness

Justin Myers, an Oakdale graduate, has been fighting a mysterious illness that was discovered when he was in junior high. The Oakdale Leader has followed Justin's journey through several stories, including when he received his restored 1969 Chevy Camaro through the Make-A-Wish program. After eight years of frequent blood transfusions for what they can only determine is Pure Red Cell Anemia (partial bone marrow failure), Justin is showing signs of major organ failure. His liver is in Stage 3 Fibrosis due to iron overload, which drops his odds to 70-75 percent. Treatments are no longer effective but they have ...

May 18, 2012 | | Local News


Council Candidate Has Past Rape Arrest

In a recent discovery, The Leader has learned that Oakdale City Council hopeful Scott Jaspar was arrested for rape and penetration with a foreign object that occurred in Nevada County in 2007.

May 17, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Feathers Tapped As Manager

The Oakdale City Council announced that former Atwater Assistant City Manager Stan Feathers will take over as the part-time interim city manager on July 1when current Interim City Manager Greg Wellman is required to leave the post.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Overworked, Understaffed - City Audits Arrive Late

After a series of city financial crises coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's tardy 2010-2011 audit would be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. Last week the council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit report that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Housecleaning Leaves Leadership Quandary

Since the seating of the current city council in November of 2010, the City of Oakdale tribunal has purged or presided over the departure of nearly all of its department heads. Of the two that remain; the public works director has been given notice he will no longer be employed after July and the finance director may be in jeopardy of being gone by this July also.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Former Mayor Speaks Out About City Finances

Past Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson believes much that is being declared about the city's financial status may not be completely accurate.

May 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Session To Discuss Finance Director

The Oakdale City Council announced that it will be holding a special meeting on Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in closed session to discuss the performance of Finance Director Albert Avila.

May 12, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


DNA May Reveal Deceased Baby's Mother

On Dec. 1, 2011 Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Bait Barn located at 12505 Yosemite Blvd in Waterford for an infant found in a garbage can. Fire personnel immediately responded and the infant was pronounced deceased.

May 11, 2012 | | Local News


City To Finally Receive 2010-2011Audit

After a series of city financial standings coming to light, Finance Director Albert Avila has assured Oakdale Interim City Manager Greg Wellman that the city's 2010-2011 audit will be received by Friday, May 11 and delivered to the city council. The council also just received notice of the 2009-2010 audit that had been withheld for nearly a year.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Vacancy

Gridlocked by a series of two-two split motions, a packed council chambers on Monday possibly saw a glimpse into the future of a polarized Oakdale City Council stalemated on controversial agenda voting items if a fifth and deciding member is not appointed.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Perfect Day For Celebrating Flight

When the forecast calls for clear and sunny skies with a light breeze, it is a perfect day for flying.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Oakdale Residents Fill Several ‘Wrath’ Roles

Ma Joad is a strong and resilient woman. Tested by a harsh life on the family farm in Oklahoma, she has been the cement that has kept her family together. But the Great Depression of the 1930s and the horrific dust bowl conditions that accompanied that event, have just about worn her down. According to Jenni Abbott who portrays Ma in the critically and audience acclaimed production, currently running at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, she is "a woman who faces a dilemma. What do you give when you have nothing? But she is a woman with ...

May 09, 2012 | Mike Moon Special To The Leader | Local News


Hospital Audit Questions New Construction Costs

An independent audit done at the request of Oak Valley Hospital CEO John McCormick earlier this year has identified $689,106 in questionable costs and $30,043 in unsupported costs for the new hospital construction project.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Treasurer Plans Resignation

City Treasurer Mike Murray has indicated he plans on resigning his position surrounding concerns of city financial mismanagement and a dispute in the process in which he was asked to sign overdue statements.

May 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | 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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