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Accident Gridlocks Traffic

Afternoon motorists were delayed on the way to their destinations on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, when a J.S. West & Company propane tank became dislodged, causing the tanker to roll on its side on Highway 120 north of River Road.

August 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated Annexation?

In a move to create more efficient and less costly protection for residents and businesses in Oakdale, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District approved a plan on Thursday, Aug. 8 to study possible annexation of the city's fire department.

August 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Natural Resource Volunteer Program Applicants Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Sacramento area. The NRVP provides conservation and enforcement education through public service while providing biological, enforcement and administrative staff support to CDFW.

August 13, 2013 | | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated Exploring Annexation Of Oakdale City and Rural Fire Departments

In a move to create more efficient and less costly protection for residents and businesses in Oakdale, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District approved a plan on Thursday, Aug. 8 to study possible annexation of the city's fire department.

August 09, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Transportation Commission Approves Statewide Improvements

The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California.

August 08, 2013 | | Local News


Council Members Eye Management Option

After reconciling figures and trudging through lighting and maintenance district issues from the last meeting, the Oakdale City Council heard a plethora of agenda issues relating to the city's now-cut management shortage.

August 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Concerns - Water Storage Issues Discussed

The ability to store water for regional reliability and sustainability as well as the State Water Resources Control Board's (SWRCB) plan for San Joaquin River basin flows were the primary topics of discussion at the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors' Aug. 6 regular meeting.

August 07, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


City Manager Preps For ‘Life After O’

A well-used binder in Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer's office contains frayed pages, many marked by various colors of Post-it Notes for quick reference. When talking about its contents, Whitemyer can rapidly turn to a page and spew the numbers like a seasoned bean counter. The pages inside: the City of Oakdale 2013-2014 annual budget.

August 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Denham To Discuss Immigration Reform

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) announced today, Aug. 6, his participation in two events to discuss the economic effect of immigration reform this week.

August 06, 2013 | | Local News


Petition To Ban Park Drinking Circulated

With clipboard in hand, Church Street resident Brent Ferguson is taking his cause to task.

August 02, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Drivers Pass Eight-Day I-80 Test In California

More than one week ago, at the invitation of the Iowa State Patrol, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joined agencies from 10 other states to embark on a lifesaving challenge to prevent fatalities on Interstate 80 (I-80) during an eight-day period from July 24-31, 2013.

August 01, 2013 | | Local News


On The Road – Foundations Benefit From Cross Country Trek

Noah Coughlan is hoping to cover 3,100 miles in 98 days.

July 31, 2013 | By VINCE REMBULAT Special To The Leader | Local News


Staples Shoppers Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Staples are teaming up with teen actor Jake T. Austin, for the sixth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids get the tools they need to build great futures.

July 31, 2013 | | Local News


Sheriff Offering App For Crime Victims

The Stanislaus Sheriff's Department is offering a new app for iPhone and Android smart phone users that will notify crime victims of changes in the custody status of criminal offenders.

July 26, 2013 | | Local News


New Melones Concession Open House Slated

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Assessment for the New Melones Lake Concession Development. Located in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, New Melones Lake is operated by Reclamation for multiple purposes including flood control, irrigation and municipal water supplies, hydroelectric production, water quality, fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation.

July 25, 2013 | | Local News


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Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence

Brad Greer, an ASE Certified automobile technician from Oakdale, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

December 24, 2014 | | Local News


Pilot Program Considered For Respiratory Care

Modesto Junior College has submitted an application to be one of the 15 California Community Colleges to develop a baccalaureate degree pilot program. MJC's application proposes the creation of a four-year program in respiratory care.

December 24, 2014 | | Local News


Building On Success: Lego Days Kick Off At Library

Lego Day is now a monthly program at the Oakdale Library thanks to a generous donation from the Oakdale Rotary Club and the Friends of the Oakdale Library.

December 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eaton Receives Naval Academy Nomination

Oakdale High School senior Logan Eaton was called to the office last week to take a phone call he will not soon forget. Eaton was one of 16 Central Valley high school seniors to receive a phone call from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). The nature of the phone call was to inform the senior he was one of the nominees named for the United States Naval Academy.

December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Police Officer Positions Approved

As the city recovers financially, along with the recent passage of Measure Y – the continuation of the half-cent sales tax – Oakdale city officials moved to bolster the ranks of its condensed police force by adding two police officer positions to the department.

December 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Stop Leads To Stolen Goods

A mid-morning stop by police of a suspicious person followed with some additional investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakdale resident for possessing stolen property from an earlier theft from Medlen's House of Beef.

December 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Shooting Tied To Earlier Assault

Police are investigating an early morning Dec. 10 shooting they believe is a continuation of an earlier assault from Quik Stop Market.

December 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Manteca Homeless Law – An Idea For Oakdale?

Last week two new laws in neighboring Manteca went into effect aimed at dealing with the city's homeless population and the problems caused by their makeshift encampments within the city.

December 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Troop Support - Blue Star Moms Send Bits Of Home

Troops both abroad and stateside will be treated to a touch of home this holiday season.

December 10, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spike Seen In Child Pneumonia

Local doctors have reported seeing an increase in pneumonia cases in the city as the wet and cold weather of winter hits the Central Valley.

December 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bairos, McCarty Take Seats On Council

New blood was injected into the Oakdale City Council with the swearing in on Monday night, Dec. 8 of newcomers Cherilyn Bairos and J.R. McCarty, replacing journeyman council members Farrell Jackson and Michael Brennan.

December 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Street Project Features New Technology

A two-week project in Oakdale designed to improve the pavement and sidewalk areas of River Bluff Drive and connecting courts along the roadway has been completed, making the roadway a far better drive than before.

December 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tourism Changes Reviewed By Council

With a lame duck council on the dais awaiting replacement of two of its members, the Oakdale City Council had an abbreviated agenda on Monday, Dec. 1.

December 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Alive In Spirit

On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving, Vickie Thompson spent her time similar to many, as she prepared for a holiday feast. Her kitchen, however, was somewhat different and the number of turkeys being prepped indicated something larger than a 'typical' family meal.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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