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Council Spends Big $$ At Year’s Final Meeting

After giving a congratulatory acknowledgement to the Oakdale High School Mustang varsity football team on their days-earlier State Championship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Dec. 18 got busy approving end of year capital improvement purchases totaling over $450,000.

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Atlas Court Light Display Shines For The Holidays

One woman called it 'The best kept secret in Oakdale.' But based on the number of cars flowing through Atlas Court on a recent weekend evening, the secret is out.

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Lions, Volunteers Spread Holiday Spirit

Anyone with hope of escaping the rain to do a little carefree shopping at Kmart last Thursday night, Dec. 15, were quickly greeted with the Spirit of Saint Nick. Oakdale Lions hosted the Annual Oakdale Lion's Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Dickens Film Debuts

Eriksen and Soren Dickens are pleased to present "His Legacy: The Rise, Ride & Last Stand of the Oakdale Colts," a 90-minute documentary focusing on their father, Mark Dickens. The late Mark Dickens worked for five years developing young baseball player's skills with the goal of transitioning these players into high school athletes ready to play under Coach Hondo Arpoika in the Oakdale High School Baseball program. Come join OHS baseball fans and the public for a free premiere on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Bianchi Center in downtown Oakdale. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the premiere beginning ...

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


HOLIDAY PARADE

Though the weather was, literally, freezing, the annual Holiday Light Parade went off as scheduled Saturday evening in Valley Home. Scott Sachau, left, 5; Audie Beltrami, 1; and 18-month-old Emmit Caudle wheeled their wagon in to bring hot chocolate and candy canes to warm the hearts of parade watchers. Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd from their spot in the parade. The evening also featured a potluck dinner, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols in front of a live Nativity scene in the community park

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale’s ‘Santa Cop’ Spreading Christmas Joy

♫ You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why; Santa Cop is patrolling this town. ♫

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Home Preview Event Benefits Children’s Guardian Home

This Wednesday evening could best be described as one Elsie Martin never saw coming.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Election Authorized To Proceed

Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14 that OID Director Linda Santos will face a special recall election tentatively slated for April 25.

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Welcomes State Champions

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 hundreds of members of the Oakdale community flooded the streets to welcome back their State Champion varsity Mustangs football team. As the team buses entered town along Yosemite Avenue, members of the Oakdale Police Department and Oakdale Fire Department escorted the team through downtown Oakdale to a warm and welcoming ovation on the otherwise chilly night.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Mustangs Crowned State Champions

In their final game of the year, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs got their biggest win ever – claiming the Division 3A State Championship in a 47-0 thrashing of Bishop's of La Jolla.

December 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fan Bus Heading To State Game

A fan bus will be available for Mustang supporters to cheer on the team at the State Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 17 in La Jolla. Seats on the bus are $75 and the bus will leave Saturday morning from Oakdale High School at 8 a.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Mustangs Hoop Squads Off To Competitive Start

As the weather outside is cold and damp, inside the Oakdale Main Gym things are starting to heat up. Oakdale Mustang basketball season is underway and all three boys teams are off to early season success. Second year varsity head coach Hondo Arpoika has his team playing inspired basketball early on as the boys earned their second win of the season with a 46-38 road win over Summerville on Thursday, Dec. 8. The boys went up the hill to take on the Bears and clawed their way to the road win. Oakdale scored 34 first half points to take a ...

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Ice Skating In Modesto

Businesses are offering special deals and discounts on Tuesdays during the Modesto on Ice season to encourage more people to shop, dine and play in the downtown Modesto area.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Toffee Co. Due At Richmond Craft Fair

The premier Bay Area craft fair benefiting KPFA 94.1 FM Public Radio is a juried selection of affordable art, crafts and gifts created and presented by over 200 exhibitors. All will be on display and for sale at the 46th Annual KPFA Winter Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Give The Gift Of Time This Holiday Season

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County. Disaster responders are needed to respond to home fires, which occur every eight hours in this region. In addition, Fire Prevention volunteers are needed to install smoke detectors in 700 homes in the next six months.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


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Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes Into Oakdale Community Park

A Ford truck hauling a cattle trailer crashed into the still-under construction Oakdale Community Park in an afternoon accident on July 12.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices Stay Steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon on July 16, according to GasBuddy's daily ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Never 2 Late Hits Friday Night Notes

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its traditional Concerts in the Park summer series every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

July 19, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


French Club Members Discover, Celebrate Canada

Oakdale High School's French Club has been fundraising to go on a trip for the past few years. That trip became a reality earlier ...

July 19, 2017 | by AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State Transportation Funding Buoyed By New Senate Bill

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) has adopted guidelines to implement portions of Senate Bill (SB) 1. The Commission's actions for the State Highway Operation ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Driving Course Set

Local senior citizens are encouraged to sign up now for the Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving course offered through the California Highway Patrol. State ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraising Dinner

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Murphys Creek Theatre Offers Comical, Sentimental Production

Head out to the Murphys Creek Theatre this month and enjoy the comedy 'Over the River and Through the Woods' on stage, now through July ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Youths Ready to Merge

Local Christian youth groups and teenagers have been invited to fellowship with one another at a local event called The Merge. There, the church groups ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


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