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A Night Of Remembrance

Pastor Tyler Bliss of Crossfire Student Gathering, the youth ministry for Bethel Church at 105 E G St., Oakdale, is hosting a service to honor Ruben Mora Jr. and Abel Calderon, Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

November 29, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


Saturday Features Festival Of Trees

The Festival of Trees in Oakdale's Wood Park on Saturday, Dec. 1 will bring back to town a local legend. Lloyd Stueve, owner of family operated Stueve Organic Dairy Farms near Oakdale, is perhaps best known locally as the 'bearded guy driving horses' pulling the hay wagon at the downtown Christmas event and in the annual rodeo parade. He is known more widely in the Western states as the owner and driver, along with his wife, of beautifully matched teams of Percheron horses pulling antique wagons on horse team events from Death Valley to Silver City, Idaho. He has ...

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Crowd Gathers For Ford Mixer

General Manager Erich Haidlen threw a mixer earlier this month at the Haidlen Ford Dealership on East F Street in Oakdale, participating in the "Go Further With Ford Night" promotion and activities. The showroom was filled with tables and people mingling. Over 100 people stopped by throughout the evening to take part in the festivities.

November 28, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local News


City Manager Position Discussed

The Oakdale City Council was scheduled to host a special meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 27 – after The Leader went to press ‑ in closed session to discuss the position of the current interim city manager, Stanley Feathers.

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


Gutter Cleaning Tips

If more homeowners knew the proper way to clean out their roof gutters, there would be less deaths and injuries. Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned out in preparation for the rainy season ahead. If the rainwater doesn't flow properly through the gutter and downspout system, costly home repairs can add up from rainwater damage. It's time to clean out those clogged gutters, and to do it safely.

November 27, 2012 | | Local News


Sugar Bowl Open Thanksgiving Weekend

Over six feet of early season snow so far this season has allowed Sugar Bowl resort at Donner Summit to re-open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding this Thanksgiving weekend, with a forecast that calls for blue skies and beautiful weather.

November 23, 2012 | | Local News


Officer Mourned - Katuszonek’s Loss Felt By Many

Gray and cloudy skies matched the somber mood of those attending the funeral service for Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek on Friday morning, Nov. 16, at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Sale Talk Stirs Up OID

A packed house of concerned farmers and area citizens filled the Oakdale Irrigation District boardroom on Nov. 20 to hear discussion on a potential water sale to the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) at the OID Board of Directors regular meeting.

November 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Cowboy Christmas: 20 Years Strong

Oakdale's annual Cowboy Christmas is on the schedule for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 and this year will be a special one.

November 21, 2012 | | Local News


Questions Arise Over Success Of Climbers Fest

The event touted to put Oakdale on the map and to bring in "climbers from all over the world" resulted in extremely poor attendance of less than 300 and a profit of just $200 after the city invested $2000 in sponsorship for the affair.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Pooch Seeks Top Dog Honors

With a list of awards and dog show honors for her prize standard schnauzer, Oakdale resident Kim Studley has high hopes for BIS GCH Blackhawk Finnegan's Wake, also known by the pet name "Fin."

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Study May Mean Rate Hike

Oakdale City Council members voted to move forward on Monday, Nov. 19, with a utility rate study very likely to raise water and sewer rates to help the revenue shortfall of the wastewater fund.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Community Dinner Thursday

Fast approaching 20 years, the annual Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Oakdale's Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.

November 21, 2012 | | Local News


Stampede Plays Role In Charity Game

The varsity and junior varsity divisions of the Oakdale Stampede Youth Football team played contests at Modesto Christian High on Nov. 10 in a fundraiser effort to donate all proceeds to the family of Jayden Thomas, who was tragically killed in an auto accident after leaving a youth football game in Manteca. The Modesto Broncos donated the use of their field and snack bar for the two games. A bake sale, silent auction, T-shirt sales and donation jars also accumulated funds for the family.

November 19, 2012 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Oakdale Officer’s Impact Felt By Many

Grey and cloudy skies matched the somber mood of those attending the funeral service for Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek on Friday morning, Nov. 16, at the Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

November 16, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Summer Season Sees Steady Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 06, 2015 | | Local News


Warehouse Water Leak Reveals Marijuana Grow

Water flowing from beneath a roll-up door of a warehouse on Ackley Circle led police to the discovery of 136 marijuana plants and a sophisticated grow operation. The tenant, an Oakdale resident, was arrested for marijuana cultivation while police also investigate additional building code violations.

June 05, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Adoption Event Offered Saturday At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting an adoption event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with adoptable pets from the Oakdale Animal Shelter.

June 04, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Super Times Offered At Oakdale Library

Summer fun can include more than just going on vacation, to the lake or even the beach. Oakdale residents are taking advantage of the air conditioning at the Oakdale Library this summer to beat the heat. Many activities are planned at the library at 151 S. First Ave., including this past Thursday when children invaded the building to be a part of the Super Hero Training Academy.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Water Allotments Raised By OID

A couple of beneficial spring storms combined with cool weather and strong water conservation led to good news Tuesday morning for farmers in the Oakdale Irrigation District: A small bump in the amount of water they will receive in the fourth year of drought.

June 03, 2015 | | Local News


Sunshine Rafting Flows With ACS

Sunshine Rafting Adventures continues to do its part in making a splash for the fight against cancer. For the fourth consecutive year, the local rafting business will partner with the American Cancer Society for its annual rafting trip.

June 03, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Summer Splashes Down At Community Pool

Saturday was picture perfect for the opening of the Oakdale Community Pool – better known as 'The Plunge' – as youngsters from around the area converged to dive in to summer vacation.

June 03, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Council Delays Massage Ban

An urgency ordinance recommended by the Oakdale Police Department that would have put a temporary 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors from opening was held over by the Oakdale City Council on Monday night, June 1, after a local Realtor and spa owner advised members that they were days away from opening a "professional" facility.

June 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Congressman Brings Mobile Office To Constituents

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of June 2015, with stops planned locally in Escalon, Oakdale and Riverbank.

June 02, 2015 | | Local News


Drowning Claims Lathrop Man At Woodward

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed reports and updated a previous story that a person drowned during Memorial Day weekend at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park outside of Oakdale on Saturday, May 23.

May 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Ceremony Marks Service, Sacrifice Of Veterans

A respectful crowd, many having brought lawn chairs and others choosing to sit on tailgates or simply stand, gathered Monday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Romain Schell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

May 27, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Class Of 2015 Turns The Tassels

Balloons were bought, flowers delivered and tears shed as over 700 students of Oakdale Joint Unified Schools celebrated with commencement ceremonies over the past week. Students of Oakdale Alternative Education, Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School each turned tassels as they now begin the next chapter of their lives.

May 27, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Micke Grove Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

A Memorial Day celebration welcomes the community to honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces, enjoy a free-admission day at Micke Grove Regional Park and Museum, followed by a complimentary dinner on the grounds of the Historical Museum.

May 24, 2015 | | Local News


D.A. Dismisses Case Of Jura’s Pizza Owner

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced on May 19 that it would not prosecute the sexual assault case against Jura Aghassi, the former owner of Jura's Pizza formerly located on North Yosemite Avenue which closed last year.

May 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Merchants Fuming Over Farmers Market Move

If there was a common reaction among the Third Avenue merchants Thursday afternoon, May 14, it was one of frustration as to why the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau moved the weekly farmers market from the downtown area to the Oakdale Community Center Plaza.

May 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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