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New City Manager Sees Busy Schedule

Even before his Aug. 1 start date as interim city manager for the City of Oakdale, Greg Wellman was at city hall getting acquainted with the council members and the executive staff to get caught up on the issues.

August 17, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Suspected OPD Materials Thief Turns Self In

Yuri Pearson, 34, the man suspected of stealing a variety of items from a locked storage cabinet in the Oakdale Police Department during a remodel of the station last year, turned himself in Thursday, Aug. 11, according to police reports.

August 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Home Wine Making Class Featured

Potential home viticulturalists could be in for a treat as Delicato Vineyards will once again be holding its Home Wine Making Workshop on Saturday Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 for those just beginning or those wanting to hone their skills.

August 11, 2011 | | Local News


Duo Hired For Seeking City Grants

With cuts to city staff and the inability of a previously contracted firm to perform, the City of Oakdale has decided to go with a local, smaller firm that has a proven track record in the area of obtaining city grants from state and federal agencies.

August 10, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Charges Filed Against Valley Home School Superintendent

Valley Home School Superintendent Thomas Kevin Hart was charged with felony child molestation on Friday, Aug 5 by the Stanislaus District Attorney's Office, including two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, one count of sexual penetration, and one count of a lewd and lascivious act upon a child.

August 10, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Food Services Director Resigns Amid Investigation

Longtime Oakdale Joint Unified School District Food Services Director Raymond Martinez abruptly resigned his position, effective Aug. 2 amidst allegations of possible theft, misappropriation of district property, and embezzlement of public funds.

August 10, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


ORFD Program Plays It Safe

It's summer time and Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) has been busy - rescuing people from the Stanislaus River.

August 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Music Fest Funds Local Scholarships

Each year since 2009, The Heidi Brunk Foundation has been able to offer the chance of a scholarship to more and more students from area high schools so they can pursue their education in music and the arts.

August 10, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Eager Students Search Class Lists

Fair Oaks Elementary students could hardly wait to discover who their new teacher would be for the 2011-2012 school year and there was quite a crowd assembled Thursday, Aug. 4 when the class lists were posted at 4 p.m. School starts bright and early at all Oakdale Unified School District sites Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Reimbursement Fight Looms For Hospital

In an attempt to fight off cuts that could severely hamper the hospital's operation, Oak Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer John Friel urged a letter writing campaign to elected officials to block a proposed bill.

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Horse Joins Police Department Family

The Oakdale Police Department equestrian budget is going to double -from $1 to $2 - with the recent addition of Moe, an 8-year-old bay quarter horse gelding.

August 03, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oak Valley Hospital Board Hears Special Districts Threat

The Oak Valley Hospital District governing board was painted a gloomy picture as they were informed of a joint meeting of the California Assembly's Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review and the Local Government Committee that discussed "California's Special Districts: Efficiency and Alternatives."

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Website Debuts For City Groups And Events

Described as a "one stop shop for groups and events," city volunteers introduced a new website designed to assist users in getting information about Oakdale all in one location.

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Members ‘Fence’ Over Issues

Several issues presented to the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Aug. 1 generated discussion by members who showed no hesitation in voicing their opposing views.

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Support - Life Jacket Program Buoyed

Oakdale fire and rural fire departments have been given $3,000 from Oakdale Irrigation District to use toward the purchase of 140 life jackets for a loaner program being implemented for use on Oakdale's waterways and the Stanislaus River. The OID Board of Directors voted 4-0 to support Oakdale's life jacket program in an action at the Aug. 2 regular meeting. Director Herman Doornenbal was absent.

August 03, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Sober Grad Committee Seeking Local Support

With Friday, May 25 fast approaching, organizers of the annual graduation night 'Sober Grad' event for Oakdale High School seniors are looking for some last ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Council Approves Updated Sign Ordinance

Members of the Oakdale City Council have approved an update to the city ordinance concerning city signage that provides more guidelines to prevent visual blight.

May 09, 2018 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Annual Catfish Derby Set For June 2

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 34th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6 ...

May 09, 2018 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Fish And Wildlife Offers May Activities Calendar

There are a number of recreational opportunities being planned throughout the region during May, offered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following are some ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Farmers Market Opens

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


End Of An Era Oakdale Radio Shack Prepares To Close Doors

Radio Shack still sells radios. Saturday, May 19 however, will be the last day someone will be able to buy one from the 1449 E ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caltrans Memorial Honors Fallen Highway Workers

Caltrans recently honored the legacies of two of its employees during its 28th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol. There have been a total ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Local Gas Prices Still On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don't let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Rams Capture Third Place At Pentathlon

Oakdale Junior High represented the Oakdale Joint Unified School District well as they secured third place honors in the 2018 Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon event ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Graders Get Techy

Magnolia Elementary fifth graders were recently treated to a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Memorial Day Weekend Features Fair At Cal Expo

Excitement, anticipation, and exhilaration await attendees of the 82nd annual Sacramento County Fair. The family-friendly event will take place May 24 through 28 on the ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Connection

Oakdale Women's Connection will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Barn Sale Benefit

ASTRO Thrift and Gift store will host a Barn Extravaganza sale on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


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