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Oakdale BID Violating Brown Act

Across the state, city established business improvement districts (BID) use public money to support the economic growth of small business communities, playing a significant role in a city such as Oakdale that's cut back on many basic services.

July 10, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Skateboard Bill Clears Hurdle

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized skateboards in California was approved by the Senate on Thursday, July 9 on a bipartisan vote.

July 09, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Named To Civil Grand Jury

An Oakdale man is among those selected for the latest civil grand jury.

July 08, 2015 | | Local News


Couple Focuses On Freshness

Matthew and Courtney Smith subscribe to the notion that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. This may prove to be a good thing as the young couple moves forward with building the business of their Lucky #19 Ranch, its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) division, their recent opportunity to operate Bloomingcamp Ranch and the launching of their Farm to Table monthly events.

July 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Veteran Officer Says Goodbye

After more than 31 years of law enforcement service to the City of Oakdale, Officer Nick McKinnon is finally unpinning his shield and hanging up his gun belt.

July 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Bans Dumpster Diving

With the transient population growing in the city and the associated problems becoming more noticeable, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, July 6 proposed a city ordinance prohibiting the searching of waste containers, otherwise known as "dumpster diving."

July 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. Capt. Jones is currently serving as the Company Commander for the Chinook Unit in Stockton, Bravo Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment – and is the first woman to serve in this capacity.

July 03, 2015 | | Local News


Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint

As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.

July 02, 2015 | | Local News


Park Rape Investigated

Oakdale Police were on site at a crime-scene tape cordoned off William Meyer Park on East G Street Wednesday morning, July 1, investigating an early morning sexual assault that occurred overnight.

July 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Record Crowd Flocks To Annual Carnival

It was a made to order day, as the Kjeldgaard family opened their property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival on Saturday, June 27. The upper parking lot of the River Road location remained full and a steady stream of cars came in and out between the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event hours.

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


State Backtracks On H20 Curtailment

The Oakdale Irrigation District reported on Wednesday, June 24 that state attorneys backed away from curtailment notices directed at more than 200 senior water rights holders in California, now saying they were "courtesy notices" and "advisory" only.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Charter Student Propels Forward

Oakdale resident and Valley Charter School graduate Matthew Gery is spending some time this summer taking final steps toward his future as he attends orientation at Arizona State University.

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Grand Jury Says No Flaws Found

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception of a minor issue that involved a segment of fencing being too low.

July 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Pump Price Relief Prompts

There's good news and bad news. First, the good news: We're still saving money on gasoline. The bad news? Your government wants more of it in their hands, not yours.

June 29, 2015 | | Local News


Grand Jury Finds No Flaw With Airport Operations

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception of a minor issue that involved a segment of fencing being too low.

June 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Library Show

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Alzheimer’s Association Offers Education Forum

The Care Partner Education Forum is designed to fit the needs of unpaid care partners and families caring for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists See Price Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


More PG&E Campgrounds Opening After Snow Delays

More Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) campgrounds have opened as snow is melting and winter storm damage to facilities and roads gets repaired.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Variety Of Summer Programs Coming To Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will continue through June and July at the Oakdale Library, as a busy summer schedule gets underway.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry's Graduation Day started a bit wet then cleared up, thank goodness! The event took place in front of the school overlooking the ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Exciting news! We have just received word that former Valley Home resident Gerardo (Lalo) Guaracha-Mendoza will be graduating from Fort Sill Oklahoma on June 23 ...

June 07, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


AAUW Celebrates 55 Years Of Service To Women, Girls

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch fittingly met at the home of Barbara Marquis in May to celebrate its 55th anniversary. Both ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Sinister Creature Con Coming To Stockton

Sinister Creature Con will be held at the Stockton Arena this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 to give horror and sci-fi ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Leo Club Info Session

The first information meeting for a new Leo Club starting in Oakdale is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Family ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Youth Theater

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Cultivates Downtown Crowd

Each Wednesday evening from now through the end of September, North Third Avenue will be the home of the Oakdale Farmer's Market, running from ...

June 07, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


PLUNGE IN

Kids of all ages enjoyed the chance to plunge in to the cooling water of the Oakdale pool, The Plunge, for Opening Day on Saturday ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weigele Swearing In Slated For Thursday

Members of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board will meet for a regular session on Thursday, June 8 and the meeting is scheduled to ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale High School Corral Getting A Summer Makeover

The Corral has long been home to the Oakdale High School football team; a squad with a rich history of success. For the past 11 ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


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