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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


Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board

A group of Central California irrigation districts filed a lawsuit Friday, June 19 that challenges the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights on the Stanislaus River.

June 24, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Fresh From The Farm

It was a setting befitting a fine Home and Garden magazine as guests arrived for the inaugural Farm to Table dining experience hosted Friday night on the east end of town at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Under the watchful eye and hospitality of husband/wife team Matt and Courtney Smith, along with Bake Shop manager Vickie Thompson, guests were welcomed and encouraged to have something to drink and get comfortable.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction

A local check cashing business owner thwarted his own kidnapping during a carjacking Friday morning, June 18 that left him with only a scraped knee and a bump on his head. His car, a black BMW 525i was taken during the incident but later recovered.

June 22, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Moves Forward With Vacant Properties

With three city properties standing vacant, some for years, the Oakdale City Council decided to resolve their statuses, one of which consisted of having a building on one of the properties demolished despite a proposal by a local business person to use it to expand its existing services.

June 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties at midafternoon Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Woman $5 Million Lotto Winner

Jennifer Daniel is $5 million richer after hitting the maximum jackpot on a $20 California Lottery Scratch-off ticket.

June 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Don Osborne Memorial Run Slated For Saturday

With both a 5k and a one-mile run/walk event, the Oakdale Lions Club is presenting its annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday, Feb ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Homecoming Candidates Selected At Oakdale High School

This week is being observed as the Winter Homecoming at Oakdale High School, with special dress up days and fun activities leading up to Friday ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Hispanic Chamber Honors Community Hospice Organization

Community Hospice was named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's Annual Installation and ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Ultra Violet Light To Battle Aliens

Aliens are among us and they have invaded our waterways. Not aliens from outer space but aquatic invasive weeds, specifically Eurasian watermilfoil, which have been ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


MJC Spring Science Series Features FishBio Program

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium continues on Jan. 31 with the program "From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish" by Erin Loury ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local News


Leadership Academy Hosts Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 2 for Media Day. Students will learn what media is from a ...

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


Pet Vouchers Offered At Riverbank Petco

Several pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter have been going to out of state rescues so there have not been as many adoptable dogs as ...

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


Webb Honored For Service On Irrigation District Board

After 32 years of service on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors, Board member Steven A. Webb decided to step down and did not ...

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


No Change In Area Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.99/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto Nuts Win Small Business Award

The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through February.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Show

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


RAINBOW’S END

A brief rainstorm, followed by sunny skies, produced a double rainbow over Oakdale around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 with residents treated to ...

January 25, 2018 | | Local News


FUTURE LEADERS

The Oakdale Lions Club recently sponsored the Oakdale Leo service club. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. The Leo Club was chartered a few months ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Affordable Housing Complex Coming To Pedersen, East J

In an effort to create more affordable housing within the city, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a 56-unit multi-family residential project submitted by Visionary ...

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


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