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$540K Slashed - City Council Approves Budget

Meeting the wishes of the Oakdale City Council from an earlier meeting this month, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer laid out a revised city budget at the Monday, June 17 meeting that wasn't as aggressive in cuts and saving two firefighter positions that had been proposed for lay-offs.

June 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


First Responders, Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Junior High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school, causing students to run.

June 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fundraiser To Benefit Arts Programs

Focus On…, a newly formed non-profit organization, is presenting a Cuban themed fundraiser, called "The Romance of Old Havana" on Saturday, July 27 from 6p.m. to 11p.m. to benefit arts programs in Stanislaus schools through the Boys and Girls Club Of Stanislaus County and the C.L.A.S.S. program through the Central California Art Association (CCAA)

June 18, 2013 | | Local News


Enforcement Effort Targets Distracted Drivers

Effective Monday, June 17, drivers in the greater Sacramento region who are observed texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone will be targeted in a special enforcement operation that will last through June 30. Thirty-seven local police departments and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will participate in the enforcement effort.

June 17, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Local News


First Responders And Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Jr. High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school causing students to run.

June 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Charity Carnival

The Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4500 River Road in Oakdale. The Carnival is a charity fund raiser that the Kjeldgaard family started in 2007 for an orphanage in Libera.

June 14, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader news 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 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Let The Donor Beware

You've cleaned out your closets as part of spring cleaning, or maybe you're left with clothing items that didn't sell at the latest garage sale. Donating the items to a charity for the less fortunate is a more likely alternative than just throwing them away, and besides, you can claim a tax deduction.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Faux (Tower) Pas

Reminiscent of Petticoat Junction or Hooterville, the new faux water tower installed by AT&T greets travelers entering the city from the north along Highway 120 with "Welcome to the City of Oakdale."

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Discarded Election Assurances About Safety

It only took three months for City of Oakdale officials to go against the grain of its then recently passed sales tax measure designed to maintain public safety staffing levels.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Another City Exec Gone

In an effort to make up a $1 million deficit in operating costs, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer confirmed Friday, June 7, that Human Resources Analyst Michelle McKinsey was given notice that her last day with the city will be June 30.

June 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Clean Green Yard Machines Opens New Funding Round

Back by popular demand, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Clean Green Yard Machines program opened June 4 with more funding and more lawn mower options than ever before.

June 06, 2013 | | Local News


O No - Citizens Protest Potential Cuts

Less than 18 months after voters passed a half-cent sales tax in November 2011 with Measure O to solidify public safety service and staffing levels, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer is proposing discarding those promises in an effort to balance the budget.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Reviews Dispatch Services

With the goal of saving the financially-strapped City of Oakdale operational costs, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer has reached out to the City of Turlock regarding the idea of their police department to take over police dispatch services for Oakdale PD.

June 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Farmer's Market Resumes

The summer staple of Oakdale returns downtown to North Third Avenue this Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 05, 2013 | | Local News


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Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt

A late afternoon solo motorcycle crash on Stearns Road south of Sierra on Sunday left an Oakdale man with serious injuries.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Bonus Payouts Made For Cash Losing Event?

As the annual Farmer Market kicked off in downtown Oakdale for the summer of 2016, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau announced that it lost ...

May 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Saturday Car Shows Support Area Charities

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s should provide a good backdrop for a couple of different car shows in the area this weekend.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Olsen Promotes Water Projects

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's executive order issued on Monday, May 9, which establishes longer-term water ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


FAMILY FUN

Parents, students and community members alike took advantage of a perfect spring evening recently by attending the Cloverland Elementary School's Annual Family Fun Night ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Berryhill Confirmed To Rules Committee

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has been elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee. The Rules Committee is considered one of the ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Market Draws Good Crowd

Opening a few weeks ahead of last year's schedule – and extending the market by four weeks total – the Oakdale Farmers Market kicked off Wednesday ...

May 11, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California's ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Mobile Office Visits Oakdale, Escalon

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of May, with stops coming up in Oakdale and Escalon.

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Scheduled Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, May 7 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Local Students Presented Columbia College Degrees

Columbia College hosted its 47th Commencement on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Crews Clearing Passes

Caltrans maintenance crews are busy clearing highways, cutting through steep and narrow mountain passes, including the Sonora pass in Tuolumne County, and the Ebbetts and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


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