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OPD Chief Jenkins Retiring In July

After 26 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of Oakdale, Police Chief Lester Jenkins announced his retirement after a presentation on his department's goals and objectives at the Monday, March 7 Oakdale City Council meeting.

March 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Civil War Days Back On

After a weekend meeting, on Sunday, March 6, the American Civil War Association announced that an agreement had been reached with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the previously cancelled war reenactments for Knights Ferry Civil War Days set for March 19 and 20 has been reinstated.

March 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


March 2016 Programs At The Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will continue throughout March.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Fight On With Platten This Summer At The Fair

You can belt out your "Fight Song" with Rachel Platten this year at the Stanislaus County Fair.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans’ Construction Reform Bill Advances

At a full committee mark-up hearing on Thursday, Feb. 25, the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to reform the Veterans Administration (VA) construction process in order to reduce construction project backlog, and ensure that more veterans are able to access the health care benefits they earned. H.R. 4129 would jumpstart construction by allowing the VA to enter into public-private partnership agreements with non-federal entities to build major medical facility projects. The bill now awaits consideration by the full House.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Second River Clean Up Gathering Set Saturday

The first community cleanup of the Stanislaus River in Oakdale in early February was classified as a huge success. About 30 volunteers filled two 20-yard dumpsters with trash and debris collected from the river both under the bridge and just below the bridge. Many volunteer hours and donations from businesses within the Oakdale Shopping Center helped to make the north entrance to the city and the Stanislaus River a cleaner environment to enjoy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Congressman Denham Plans Visits To Local Communities

Stops in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon are scheduled by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2016.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale MMA ‘Wish’ Exceeds $10K

Over 60 people of all ages gave of their time and energy on Saturday, Feb. 27 to show their support and 'get their sweat on' at Oakdale MMA Academy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Center, Not Shelter Sought For Homeless

Over four dozen residents attended an overview of the Oakdale homeless situation presented by representatives of the Oakdale Rescue Mission on Thursday evening, Feb. 25 at the Community United Methodist Church.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


One Small ‘Rescue’ Dog Yields One Big Story

One might say 11-year-old Noelani Kuheleloa is no stranger to miracles and angels. As a seven-year cancer survivor, the young Sierra View fifth grader is familiar with hardship and challenge.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Civil War Reenactment Cancelled

After more than a quarter-century, the celebrated Knights Ferry Civil War Days battle reenactments have been cancelled due to an apparent disagreement of terms in the operating permit.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Saturday Edition For Leader Subscribers

Home delivery subscribers will receive a special Saturday edition of the Oakdale Leader on Feb. 27. Look for information on some noteworthy area events coming up in March, ranging from the Testicle Festival to the SOS Run. Readers are encouraged to let us know if they liked having a Saturday paper. The Saturday edition will also be available in some vending racks.

February 26, 2016 | | Local News


Drivers Can Help Reduce Winter Pollution Runoff

As the state heads further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of "El Nino," there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased stormwater pollution. By following the tips listed, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in state waterways during the rainy season.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


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Spring Fishing Classic Set At Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Flood Preparedness Safety Tips For Multiple Situations

With evacuations ordered in Oroville, Marysville and Yuba City earlier this week due to flooding, and more rain in the forecast, additional areas of the ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Additional Orientations Slated For Come Back Kids Program

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold informational orientations for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Carriage Art Show Slated For Bianchi Center

The Valley Art Association, VAA, 2017 Carriage Art Show will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

February 15, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Drive-Thru Robbery Suspects Arrested At Disturbance Call

Oakdale Police caught up with Friday night robbery suspects later in the evening at a disturbance call and two people were arrested as a result.

February 11, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Planting Is Near: Join Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


New Board Members Welcomed At Hospice

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, recently announced its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 27 at the State ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Valentine's Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


How Chocolate Became Tied To Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it's ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


California Sees Slight Drop In Price At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Installing Innovative Pedestrian Signal On Highway

Caltrans is preparing for an innovative project to upgrade pedestrian crossings at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue. This intersection is heavily used by businesses ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


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