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Council Debates Selling Off Properties

One structure has sat vacant for nearly a year in the center of town, another is dilapidated and in need of repair, a third was described by the city manager as "the blight of Maple Avenue." The Hershey Visitors Center, The Free Will Baptist Church, and a vacant rental house are the list of city owned properties City Manager Bryan Whitemyer wants to unload to apply to more than $1 million in a budget deficit.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Local Hunger

Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, the Oakdale Grocery Outlet store is kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Oakdale Grocery Outlet and their customers can help to feed people in Oakdale facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity. Over the past two years, over $500,000 has been raised in cash, gift cards and food donations company-wide towards this effort.

July 03, 2013 | | Local News


Filing Period For November Election

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reports candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which will open and run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Candidates, including incumbents must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 02, 2013 | | Local News


Scam Targeting Elderly In Area

"Grandma, what a big bank account you have."

June 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

June 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hose And Ladder - Volunteer Fire on Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Cruzin For A Cure - Car Show Fundraiser Success

The first Cruzin for a Cure car, truck, hot rod, and bike show benefit on Saturday, June 22 had a steady crowd throughout the day at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.

June 26, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


New Police Officer A Local

With the Monday, June 17 swearing in of Police Officer Andrew Stever, the Oakdale Police Department took immediate steps to fill the vacancy left with the June 14 retirement of veteran sergeant Darren Semore, maintaining existing manpower levels to a force that has been dwindling over the past few years.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury: Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 25, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Volunteer Hose And Ladder Crews On Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Capitol Rally Focuses On Summer Learning

Hundreds of California middle school and high school students marked National Summer Learning Day with a "Read-In" at the California State Capitol on Thursday, joining together with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and a host of state lawmakers, school district leaders, and civic leaders to rally for expanded summer learning opportunities for all California students.

June 20, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader 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 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Charity Carnival - Quarters, Dollars Add Up To Thousands

At 25 cents a game, a dollar to try and win at the cake walk and just a few dollars for a plate of food, it took a lot of people to raise $11,000.

June 19, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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SIGN OF SPRING

Not always typical for April, the 'flooded' signs had to be put out in several locations around Oakdale during a two-day, two-inch 'Pineapple Express' rain ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


SB 1 Money Allows Caltrans To Address Overdue Projects

Caltrans has submitted its 2018 State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) to the California State Legislature. The four-year program contains nearly 1,000 projects ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Twain Harte Dog Parade

If you love dogs, you might want to bring your pooch to the Twain Harte Dog Parade on Saturday, April 28. It's a dog ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Weight Loss Group Open To Community

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Transient Man Found Deceased

Oakdale police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male early Monday morning and found the subject to be deceased.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Voucher Awards Program Designed To Aid Veterans

In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Riverbank Mayor Featured In Thank-A-Vet Video

A new 'Thank-a-Vet Thursday' (#TVT) video released through the office of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham features Riverbank Mayor Richard O'Brien, a U.S ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Five Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It's also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Residents Reminded To Drive Cautiously

More than an inch of rain has been recorded in and around the Oakdale area in this latest spring storm.

April 06, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Blood Drive Thursday

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


PIZZA MADNESS

Displaying their own version of 'March Madness' in honor of the Monday night College Basketball National Championship Game, the local Little Caesars indulged in some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Council Eyes Park Rehab, Construction

Spring is in the air and members of the Oakdale City Council are looking to spruce up the place by making some much-needed improvements to ...

April 04, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Relay’s Survivor Brunch Scheduled For Saturday

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life has its next community event coming up on Saturday, April 7.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Hosts Pours In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


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