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Rural Fire District Laying Off Personnel

The Oakdale Rural Protection District is tightening its belt and making changes that, according to rural chief Lee Winton, have been long overdue.

February 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rotary Clubs Recognize Public Service Standouts

For the seventh year running, a selection of Oakdale's finest public service employees received the red carpet treatment Tuesday evening, Feb. 9 at the awards dinner event held at the community center, hosted by the dual Rotary Clubs of Oakdale.

February 17, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Mourns Loss Of Antinetti

Longtime Oakdale educator and administrator Pam Antinetti died Friday, Feb. 5 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was 66.

February 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OID Revisits New Office Location

The Oakdale Irrigation District has grown out of its office space and the issue has been an ongoing topic of discussion for the past few years. The district office currently leases office space at a neighboring property to accommodate the water department staff members for irrigation and domestic water. The district's Board of Directors discussed the district office's need to expand and possibly relocate at the Feb. 2 regular meeting.

February 03, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


School Board Must Cut $1.5M

Trustees for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District met Jan. 25 to discuss how to cut $1.5 million from the 2010-2011 budget during a special budget workshop. District staff said that cutting that amount from the budget will leave the district in good shape for cash, even in declining revenues.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Drinking Water Risk? New Player Surfaces In Pond Mud Saga

A public meeting on Jan. 20 for a new, second permit filed to spread the remainder of Con Agra's byproduct pond mud onto rural Oakdale properties brought out less than a dozen people, including the presenters, but a new player is now in the mix.

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) owns the Woodward Reservoir on the outskirts of Oakdale, which is bordered on the east side by portions of land listed on the permit that shed water to the reservoir.

January 27, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Promotion Pins: Oakdale Fire Honors Retirees

When retiring Oakdale City Fire Captain Gary Cortes made his farewell speech at the special promotional and retirement ceremony at Station II on Tuesday, Jan. 19, a person would have to have been made of stone not to feel something as the famously stoic man admitted with a tearful glitter that he didn't quite know how to put a cap on 30 years of service.

January 27, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Billboard Reminds Public Of Reward In Ross Case

On July 4, 2006, around midnight, 28-year-old Joseph 'Joey' Ross was stabbed to death while walking home from his business in the City of Oakdale. The Oakdale Police Department has pursued and exhausted all investigative leads and his murder remains unsolved.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Hershey Injury Ruling Announced

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced that a resolution was reached with Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Corporation "Hershey" arising from a March 24, 2007, incident at their Oakdale factory. The 'People' agreed to dismiss the pending criminal case against 'Hershey' in which Hershey was charged with violating Labor Code Section 6425(a), in exchange for a civil resolution pursuant to California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code Sections 17200, et seq.

January 27, 2010 | | Local News


Six Troop 42 Scouts Earn Eagle

Six young men in Boy Scout Troop 42, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oakdale 2nd ward, were honored and awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently in an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


OID Scrutinizes Fringe Parcels

Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors and OID General Manager Steve Knell held a lengthy discussion about the district's need and plans to limit water availability for out-of-district contracts and the use of OID water on lands outside OID boundaries at the Jan. 19 regular meeting.

January 20, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Record Attendance For Chamber Awards

It was a night of humble tears, joyous laughter, and appreciative smiles on Friday, Jan. 15 as the 64th annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards dinner boasted record ticket sales and the community braved the chilly weather to celebrate and honor the community's best.

January 20, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Blood Drive Aids Two Firefighters

Rain, wind and less than desirable road conditions were not enough to keep people away from, of all things, donating blood.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Service Day: Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden

It was cold and wet, windy and dismal but the weather didn't dissuade a handful of people from participating in the first - and hopefully annual - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of community service on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Oakdale Community Garden and adjoining hiking trail on the north side of the city.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Oakdale Teen Reaching Goals, Dreams

He joined the Cub Scouts when he was eight years old and worked his way up through the ranks, earning merit badges and, according to his mom, maturing and learning to stretch and grow beyond his comfort zone.

January 13, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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SWEET SALES

A seasonal sight, the Girls Scouts are now out and about selling their tasty, traditional Girl Scout cookies this spring. Here, members of Troop 4082 ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Ahead Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and the clocks will 'spring ahead' one hour on Saturday night.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair Sees Project Increase

A love of science is alive and well with Oakdale Joint Unified School District underclassmen. Over the past week, a total of 180 projects occupied ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Weekend

Secure the windows, settle the livestock, the cannons are returning to Knights Ferry for the annual Civil War Days Reenactment, set for this Saturday and ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Earns Regional Science Olympiad Win

A total of 20 teams from 15 county high schools competed on Saturday, March 4 at the 2017 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad and Oakdale ...

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Water Rate Hike Under Discussion

Water, as a precious resource, is about to get a little pricey for Oakdale residents.

March 08, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Recognize Heroes Of Hope During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country's everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Act Will Assist Flood-Affected Region

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this past week approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


American AgCredit Outlines 2016 Strong Financial Growth

American AgCredit, the nation's fifth largest agricultural lending cooperative, this week announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended Dec ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MOPS Yard Sale

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Final Five Profiled - kicker New Distinguished Young Woman To Be Selected Saturday

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program is scheduled for this Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Entry Deadline Approaching For Annual Rodeo Parade

Changes are coming to the annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade this year, with an expanded line up of participants anticipated.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Students Head To Youth Quest Rally

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department will travel to Sacramento with more than 50 students on Monday, March 13 to rally ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


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