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Raley’s, Kings, Fox 40 Rally For Fire Victims

Two regional fires are being considered among the most destructive in California history. As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Valley Fire and Butte Fire have claimed over 800 homes, disrupting the lives of thousands in the community.

September 19, 2015 | | Local News


Consultant To Study Airport Lease Rates

In response to a July FAA letter criticizing the city's lease of airport facilities to Sierra West Airlines and the determination that "…Sierra West Airlines at the Oakdale Airport functions mainly as a non-aeronautical activity" the City of Oakdale has hired Cogdill Real Estate Associates of Modesto to determine the fair market rental value of the airport facilities that are being used for non-aeronautical purposes and begin charging Sierra West Airlines fair market value rental of Hangars L-1 and L-3.

September 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Collection Efforts Continue For Fire Victims

Trailers full of supplies – including some animal-themed loads – continue to be taken to Calaveras County, as residents in the area donate to help victims of the Butte Fire.

September 17, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


School Board Embraces Destination Graduation

It was a standing room only night at the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday night. Students Clara Redd, Allison Dunlop and Remington Ryland of Fair Oaks led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance as the meeting was called to order.

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Embraces Destination Graduation

It was a standing room only night at the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday night. Students Clara Redd, Allison Dunlop and Remington Ryland of Fair Oaks led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance as the meeting was called to order.

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Music Festival Runs Into Financial Roadblocks

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause of "Dedicated to awarding students with music scholarships, through donations and event ticket sales."

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


National Thank A Police Officer Day

One thing you can say about 2015: it's been a bad year to wear a badge.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Knights Ferry School Welcomes “Dr. J”

The bell tower is once again active at the "Little School on the Hill" as the 2015-2016 school year has begun and a new Superintendent/Principal has reported for duty at Knights Ferry School.

September 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Vote: Remove Meyer Park Port-A-Potty

After a $700 bill for the damage to replace the city-supplied port-a-potty at William Meyer Park, the Oakdale City Council on Tuesday night, Sept. 8, voted to remove the toilet that was provided as a courtesy to the homeless that frequent the area.

September 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Locals Show Support For Butte Fire Victims

Efforts to collect needed clothing, food and supplies to help residents in two nearby counties displaced by a raging wildfire have taken off, several loads of items already delivered.

September 16, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CHP Observes Child Passenger Safety Week

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will observe National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 13-19, 2015, by conducting child safety seat events throughout the state.

September 12, 2015 | | Local News


Financial Concerns Surround Sierra View Fest

The Sierra View Music Fest, a yearly fundraising event in Oakdale with name stars, has a rich legacy in the area with its charitable cause of "Dedicated to awarding students with music scholarships, through donations and event ticket sales."

September 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Saturday River Clean Up Effort

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Bureau of Reclamation's Central California Area Office is partnering with the University of California Cooperative Extension to organize the 2015 Great Sierra River Cleanup in Tuolumne County and southern Calaveras County. The cleanup will focus on sites around New Melones Lake in the Stanislaus River watershed as declining water levels expose trash and debris.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News


International Festival Returns Sunday

Sunday, Sept. 13 won't be a day of 'service as usual' for St. Mary's Catholic Church and its parishioners. The church at 1225 Olive St., Oakdale, will host its annual International Festival this coming Sunday. A pasta dinner will be hosted Saturday night to kick off the following day's event.

September 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Youngest Findlay Continues Family Tradition

Bonnie Findlay has been surrounded by hair clippings since before she could walk.

September 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Surging River Waters Not Yet Float Ready

River rafting enthusiasts will need to wait just a bit longer before casting off and floating their way down the Stanislaus River. A wet and ...

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


How To Avoid Hot Weather Automotive Breakdowns

When the weather warms, many people take to the outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and rising temperatures. Summer road trips or vacations are the norm ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Common Grilling Mistakes To Avoid At Summer BBQ

Cooking food over an open fire imparts all sorts of flavor. Grilling tends to be quicker, less messy and more convenient than cooking in the ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Saturday Pet Adoption Event At Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company at 1580 E. F St., Oakdale, will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Accordion Club Gathers

The Good Time Accordion Club will host its next monthly Music and Social gathering on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


“Snow Queen” Tale Takes Stage In June

Get ready for some chilling fun at Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale, as the Performing Arts Center stages the production "Snow Queen" on Friday and ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Toe-Tappin’ Summer Entertainment Slated

The ever-popular Concerts In The Park, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce since 1991, is slated to kick off July 14 at Dorada Park ...

June 14, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Annual Information Day Benefits Area Seniors

For the past 16 years the City of Oakdale and the Oak Valley Hospital District (OVHD) have been bringing the community together, providing the annual ...

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | 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.

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Tourism And Visitors Bureau Project Brightens Up Oakdale

The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, also known as the OTVB, has started brightening up Oakdale, one light at a time.

June 14, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Gas Prices Drop Down

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/gallon on Monday, according to ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Regional Roadwork Means Traffic Delays For Motorists

Several projects being done throughout this week by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will have an impact on local motorists.

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Laura’s Law Programs Considered For County

Laura's Law is a state law that enables counties to seek court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) for people with serious mental disorders. Several counties ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Bachman Retires After Serving The Community For 29 Years

After 29 years of service to the Oakdale community, Rick Bachman has hung up his turnout gear for a new chapter – retirement. Battalion Chief Kevin ...

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


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June 14, 2017 | | Local News


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