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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


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

July 03, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Grocery Outlet Helps Fight Local Hunger

Hunger is a reality for over 50 million Americans, or one in seven people living in the United States. To create awareness of this issue and help their neighbors in need, the Oakdale Grocery Outlet store is kicking off of the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign. Together Oakdale Grocery Outlet and their customers can help to feed people in Oakdale facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity. Over the past two years, over $500,000 has been raised in cash, gift cards and food donations company-wide towards this effort.

July 03, 2013 | | Local News


Filing Period For November Election

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reports candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which will open and run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Candidates, including incumbents must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 02, 2013 | | Local News


Scam Targeting Elderly In Area

"Grandma, what a big bank account you have."

June 28, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Mayor Seeks Crash Tax For Outsiders

A plan sought by Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul to dispel severe budget cuts to public safety by charging outside area motorists costs of the fire department for responding to accidents and car fires may progress as a way to generate much needed funds to city coffers.

June 27, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hose And Ladder - Volunteer Fire on Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voters Not Misled On Measure O

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury 2102-2013 Final Report determined that Oakdale city officials did not misrepresent Measure O, the city's half-cent sales tax measure that passed with 55 percent of the vote in November 2011.

June 26, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Stanislaus Consolidated Crews Contain Storage Unit Blaze

There were several fire engines at a storage facility near the intersection of North Yosemite Avenue (Highway 120) and A Street due to a call ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Vote Now Open

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently opened the "Valley Vote" contest, a public component of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The online ...

May 03, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Early Returns Show Santos Maintaining OID Seat

Unofficial results in the April 25 recall election for Oakdale Irrigation District Director Linda Santos showed with just under 500 votes counted, the 'No' votes ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Commission Pays Visit To Oakdale

Members of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission made an appearance at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Monday evening, April 24. The commission, according ...

April 26, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Luncheon

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew Howard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Innovative Pedestrian Signal Takes Effect At Lee Avenue

Completed just in time for local school students to return from Spring Break, the new pedestrian signal at West F Street (Highway 108) and Lee ...

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Economic Corridor Updated

Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Nygard Announces Bid For Congressional Post

Former Riverbank City Council member Dotty Nygard has declared an interest in running for Representative Jeff Denham's 10th Congressional District seat and has begun ...

April 26, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Car, Motorcycle Show Set At 50’s Roadhouse In May

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to come join in the Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Peddlers Sell Variety Of Wares In Ferry Show

Whatever you were looking for – even if you didn't know exactly what it was – chances are you found it if you went to the ...

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Immigration Info Offered

Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Benefit

Plan to attend a Friday night fundraiser, April 28 at Oakdale High School, featuring soccer games, silent auction, food, raffle drawings, entertainment and more.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Schedules Burger Fest May 6

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to attend the Oakdale Rescue Mission 'Burger Fest' at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Garden Club Sets Annual Salad Bar Luncheon

Tickets are now available for the Tuesday, May 16 Oakdale Garden Club Annual Scholarship Salad Bar Fundraiser, to be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


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