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City’s Year In Review: Looking Back At 2015

From a proposed city motto change that caused a citizen reaction to OID water wars because of the drought, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


McNerney, Denham Salute French Camp Construction

Building upon his long-standing commitment to the nation's veterans, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined with local veterans and community leaders on Monday, Dec. 21 to announce the planned construction of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in French Camp. Funding for the CBOC was included in the FY16 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week. Securing funding for the project is a critical step to move the clinic forward to the construction phase.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases New ‘Mile Marker’ Report

The latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released Dec. 18, marks a full year of publication for the quarterly report detailing how well Caltrans is meeting its performance measures and goals.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Woman Wins Super Bowl Tickets

When Oakdale's Lora Hadley crossed the goal line of the football field at Turlock High School, ahead of 103 other competitors close behind, she scored far more than just six points.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Toys For Tots Brings Joy

Holidays are upon us and there are still countless kids who will go without this season. But not too many of them will be in the local area, thanks to a recent collection.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Holiday Travel More Affordable

GasBuddy officials project that consumers will save $1.6 billion on gas over their year-end travels compared to last year. According to the annual GasBuddy holiday travel survey, 88 percent of those heading out of town will be doing so by car, with a majority (66 percent) driving at least 200 miles round trip.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


CHP Plans Maximum Enforcement Efforts

The California Highway Patrol's (CHP) wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. The CHP reminds drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, and always plan to have a sober driver behind the wheel.

December 23, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Medicinal Pot Ban Expansion Approved

With a March 1, 2016 deadline of a newly signed law approaching, the Oakdale City Council moved Monday, Dec. 21 to add the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana to their already established ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Super Bowl Event Set

Oakdale Lions Club is hosting its Second Annual Super Bowl Sensation Event. Tickets to the event are $100, which permits two adults over the age of 21 to the indoor tailgate party on Monday, Dec. 21. The tailgate party will be hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Food and beverage service begins at 5:30 p.m. Drawing for a variety of items will be offered during this time. Grand Prize is two Super Bowl 50 tickets and $1500. Second prize is $2,000 and third prize $1000. For tickets and information call Lion John ...

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Yosemite Toastmasters Plan January Open House Event

Would you like to feel more confident speaking in public or talking to customers, tourists, or other people in your life? Are you stepping up as a leader and want to learn how to motivate people, build teams, and achieve your dreams? Could you use some techniques to improve your communication, increase membership in your service club, or boost your sales?

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Roadwork Delays Anticipated On 120

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 120 from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to the Stanislaus River for guardrail work.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Crash Closes Highway 108

A head-on collision that occurred at 5:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, sent one individual to the hospital via a Medi-Flight helicopter.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Marrow Drive For Kevin Wise

BloodSource hosted a "Be The Match" registry on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Bianchi Community Center. Local Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wise was diagnosed with leukemia in September and the drive was to gather registrants for potential donations, not only for Deputy Chief Wise but others in need. According to organizers, over 50 people showed up as well as donated money for the Wise family.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Extends Deadline For Dead Tree Removal

As California's severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state's tree removal permitting process.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


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Construction Closes C Street

Phase two of the C Street reconstruction project in Oakdale is due to begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 and run through the end of November.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


The Merge Wraps Up Its Second Year

For four evenings this past week, July 24 through 27, Christian youth groups joined together at The Merge, hosted by The River Christian Community Church.

August 02, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Resource Officer Assigned Downtown

Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to challenges in the downtown business area.

July 28, 2017 | | Local News


The Silver Wahines Dance to a Hukilau

The hula scene is not just limited to luaus in Hawaii. The Oakdale Senior Center is full of residents ready to get active and expand ...

July 26, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Community Dinner Planned for Campbell Family

Sandy and Lance Campbell have dedicated their lives to making an impact on the lives of young people.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Iconic Landon’s Apparel Shop Closing Doors

If you drive down Santa Fe Street into the heart of downtown Riverbank, there is a clothing store that has become an iconic fixture in ...

July 26, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Journey to Washington Gets Gilton Back on Solid Ground

Tessa Gilton is not your average 30-something. To the naked eye her uniqueness may seem obvious; it is the unseen, however, and the nature of ...

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


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