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Donations Being Sought For National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 6 will be observed as the 30th National Night Out, which now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all over 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. River Paradise Mobile Estates will be hosting an event open to any resident of Oakdale. Last year's event was attended by nearly 250 Oakdale residents.

July 17, 2013 | | Local News


Fair Offers Something For Everyone

The Stanislaus County Fair is in full swing and runs through Sunday, July 21.

July 17, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Park Concerts Return

A summer staple for more than 20 years, the popular Concerts in the Park hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce return to the city's Dorada Park this Friday.

July 17, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Lighting, Sewer Fee Increases?

In a marathon three-plus hour meeting on Monday night, July 15, members of the Oakdale City Council attempted to resolve only two issues, both of which would have a financial impact to citizens.

July 17, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


California Sends Signal To Manufacturers: Open For Business

California's Legislature and the Governor signaled to manufacturers that the state will be a more competitive place to invest over the next eight years by passing an eight-year 4.19 cent sales tax exemption on the purchase of manufacturing equipment. This was a three and a half year increase over the four and a half year exemption passed earlier this month.

July 17, 2013 | | Local News


Election Filing Begins

Candidates interested in running for local office in the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election can apply now, with the filing period starting this past Monday, July 15 and running through Friday, Aug. 9. Candidates, including incumbents, must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 17, 2013 | | Local News


Python Ron At Library Today

"Python Ron" Mcgee will be at the Oakdale Library, today, Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30a.m. and 12p.m. showing off an assortment of his reptilian friends and sharing various educational facts and information about them. Python Ron will be dressed in his safari attire and will give children a chance to see the exotic reptiles up close and personal. They will also be able to touch some of the reptiles.

July 16, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Controversial Figure To Lead Council In Prayer

The City of Oakdale will join the list of cities that Reno's "acclaimed Hindu Statesman" Rajan Zed will appear at, providing the invocation for the July 15 city council meeting.

July 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


The Newest Superhero?

Oakdale Leader reporter Rich Paloma previewing The Stanislaus County Fair today, TURTLE POWER!!

July 11, 2013 | | Local News


Wine Booth Returns To Escalon Park Fete

Escalon Parks Foundation will host a wine booth at this year's Park Fete July 12 and 13 in downtown Escalon. Last year's wine booth was a new offering at Park Fete and well received by attendees. The booth will be serving red and white wine donated by Gallo Family Vineyards. Drink tokens will be $5 each and redeemable for beer or wine. Token sales close at 9:30 p.m. each day.

July 11, 2013 | | Local News


City Dilemma - Lack Of Union Concessions Creates Budget Uncertainty

Just two weeks after Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pushed through a proposed budget cutting $540,000 from the city's general fund, Oakdale city officials are hitting a snag that may reduce that cost savings.

July 10, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Auto Tech Class Starts Soon

The Columbia College Automotive Technology Program's five week Team Managed Projects class will begin on Monday, July 15. This course is designed to strengthen problem solving skills through teamwork and by using the total quality management (TQM) process. Problem solving is an everyday event. The TQM process allows for thoughtful decision making for just about any problem and by anyone. All skills levels come together to engage in this dynamic process. Projects are automotive based. There is still availability, but those interested are encouraged to enroll immediately. The class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8a.m.-1:35p ...

July 09, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Olivo Quits MLB Marlins

Citing the lack of playing time as a third-string back-up catcher, and after asking for his release multiple times, Oakdale resident and Miami Marlins professional baseball player Miguel Olivo walked out of the dugout and "quit" the team during its June 14 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 05, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oak Valley Moves To Charge For ‘Dry Run’ Ambulance Calls

With a Code-3 run for the crew, ambulance drivers get the rush of the response, but Oak Valley Hospital gets nothing in return when none of the parties involved have to be taken to the hospital. It's a costly response when no assistance is administered.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Debates Selling Off Properties

One structure has sat vacant for nearly a year in the center of town, another is dilapidated and in need of repair, a third was described by the city manager as "the blight of Maple Avenue." The Hershey Visitors Center, The Free Will Baptist Church, and a vacant rental house are the list of city owned properties City Manager Bryan Whitemyer wants to unload to apply to more than $1 million in a budget deficit.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

A record crowd of over 300 persons turned out for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 16.

January 21, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Firefighters Train Before Demolition

Motorists trying to turn in to the East F Street McDonald's in Oakdale to get their French fry or Big Mac fix will have to wait a while to place that order.

January 21, 2015 | | Local News


Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative

A year from now, if all goes as planned, some 3,250 acres within the Oakdale Irrigation District will use water much more efficiently.

January 21, 2015 | | Local News


Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill on Wednesday, Jan. 14 to lessen the burden on disabled veterans by extending military commissary and exchange store privileges to former service members and their families.

January 15, 2015 | | Local News


Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 69th Annual Awards on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., staged at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

January 15, 2015 | | Local News


Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.

January 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School's Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.

January 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

Life is not being wasted on Bill and Joanne Parker. At the ages of 85 (Bill) and 84 (Joanne), this couple did not wait for New Year's Day to make a resolution or begin a new health plan. On Jan. 2, 2015 the couple could be found in the same place they were on Dec. 31, 2014 … putting in some time at Fitness Plus in Oakdale.

January 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

The adage 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' was well portrayed in a recent Stanislaus River homeless camp clean up on Wednesday, Dec 31.

January 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Like many families do, the 'family' of kids, parents and teachers at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale recently completed their holiday 'Gingerbread House' craft making activity, with the children able to take home their sweet treats to display (or eat) over the holidays. Following are some photos from the special craft day.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News


Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide

Law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

January 07, 2015 | | Local News


Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), issued a statement following Governor Jerry Brown's inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 5:

January 07, 2015 | | Local News


Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are now under way.

January 07, 2015 | | Local News


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