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Weekly Farmers Market Wrapping Up Schedule

The music will stop, all the farm-fresh produce will be gone, and Oakdale residents who are still looking for a taste of summer will have to wait until next year.

August 25, 2010 | | Local News


Powerhouse Failure - OID Board Eyes Recouping Losses

The Oakdale Irrigation District's Board of Directors participated in discussion about recovering insurance funds for a Tri-Dam Project powerhouse failure at the Aug. 17 regular meeting.

August 18, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Fatal Wreck Claims Modesto Man

A 43-year-old Modesto man was killed Friday, Aug. 13 when the vehicle he was ejected from landed on top of him in a solo vehicle accident that occurred around 7 p.m. on Orange Blossom Road, west of Lancaster Road between Oakdale and Knights Ferry, said officials with the California Highway Patrol.

August 18, 2010 | | Local News


National Night Out Brings Neighbors Together

The annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 3 brought neighbors together in an atmosphere of family-friendly fun and camaraderie that included food, games, animals, and cars - depending on where you ended up. as there were multiple block parties throughout the city from The Estates on Atlas Road to Bridle Ridge on the west end of town.

Brea DeRespini, Community Volunteer Coordinator, called the night a "huge success" with 850 hot dogs served, both fire and police personnel making appearances at The Estates, Burchell Hill, and Bridle Ridge events.

August 11, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Weekly Farmers Market Slowly Winding Down

Only a few more Thursdays are left for Oakdale residents to enjoy fresh produce, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy a warm summer evening in downtown Oakdale as the city's Certified Farmers Market ends its season at the end of August.

August 11, 2010 | | Local News


OID, Leaders Find Common Ground

A little cooperation could go a long way toward helping meet needs and cut costs.

August 04, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


OVHD Shuffles As Election Approaches

With four seats up for election this November, the Oak Valley Hospital District Board of Directors held an election of their own at the Wednesday, July 28 board meeting.

August 04, 2010 | | Local News


Le StoryTeller Opens Store Front In Downtown Area

EdaMarie Boschetti, owner and creator of Le StoryTeller, knows locked away in everyone's cache of private memories is a great story waiting to come out - and she's just the lady to make it happen.

Boschetti, a retired Naval accountant who always dreamed of putting her journalistic roots to good use, has found her calling in the creation of customized books for people looking to preserve a moment or a lifetime.

August 04, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


One Year Later - Family Schedules Memorial Mass For Fallen Oakdale Teen

On Aug. 6, 2009, Raul Arellano, Jr., a boy excited about starting the eighth grade, died from complications stemming from a solo bicycle accident. As the anniversary of Arellano's death draws near, a memorial mass is scheduled on Aug. 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 6:30 p.m. for friends and family.

July 28, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Plans In Motion For National Night Out

The war on crime will continue with the annual National Night Out event, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3 and the planning process is well under way

July 28, 2010 | | Local News


Chamber, Cowboy Museum, Businesses Honor Heritage

Oakdale paid homage to its Western roots with a celebration of all things cowboy and ranching on Saturday, July 24. The day was observed as the National Day of the American Cowboy and included a variety of competition at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, in addition to special sidewalk sales and deals at multiple stores around town.

July 28, 2010 | | Local News


Fair Changes Impact Oakdale Exhibitors

Changes were made to this year's Stanislaus County Fair, one of them being that the fair's date was moved to take place sooner in the month since the California State Fair did the same. However, even though the county fair dates were adjusted, there is still overlap with the state fair. In some cases, it worked out for some exhibitors to show at both fairs, but not for all of them.Oakdale FFA advisor Ed Hartzell stated that the overlap in dates especially affected breeding beef exhibitors, causing the junior exhibitors to have to make a choice to ...

July 21, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


City Fire Q&A On Budgets, Changes

With the new fiscal year in full swing, The Oakdale Leader thought it would be prudent to sit down with Oakdale City Fire Chief Michael Botto and find out how the city fire department is weathering the budget crisis and how the changes might affect the community. (Answers may have been edited for content.) What structural changes within the department will be made to accommodate the FY Budget 2010-11? BOTTO: We have reduced our administration staffing from two full-time chief officers and one half-time executive secretary to two part-time chief officers and one full-time executive secretary. Division Chief/Fire Marshal ...

July 21, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Communities Rocked By Tragic Loss

Four men, known for their deep and abiding friendship that spanned decades, were killed when their boat capsized in heavy surf off Point Reyes National Seashore, Wednesday, July 14 during an annual fishing excursion with a tight-knit group known as the "Oakdale Offshore Fishermen."Coast Guard crews pulled the bodies of Henry Medrano, 62, of Riverbank, and Melvin Cox, 67, of Imboden, Arkansas (formerly of Riverbank) from the frigid water while the body of boat pilot Ronald Fuentes, 65, of Riverbank, washed ashore Thursday morning and skipper of the 24-foot yellow-hulled boat, Jack 'Jackie' Taylor, 62, also from Riverbank was ...

July 21, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Group Seeks To Renew ‘Lost Youth’ Plaque

An idea for a plaque to memorialize Oakdale's "Lost Youth" originated in 1990 by families who had grieved the loss of their own children and wanted to memorialize all the young people in the area who had passed so they would not be forgotten.The plaque lists the names of young people in the Oakdale school district - Oakdale, Valley Home, Knights Ferry, and Waterford areas - who had lost their life, for any reason, before the age of 26.Oakdale residents Shannon Trent, Jackie Rankin, and Shirley Watson, who have been involved since its inception, are trying to revitalize the ...

July 21, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Valley Saw Fewer Burn Restrictions This Season

The 14th winter of the Valley's residential wood-burning program ended with record improvement in air quality.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


PLUNGE ON IN

Mustang swimmer Jackson Metcalfe dives into the pool at the Downey Invitational this past weekend, as the Oakdale High School swim team got their competitive ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Rodeo Parade Changes

The annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade is scheduled on the second Saturday in April each year, just before the formal start of the PRCA/Oakdale Saddle ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Drama Club Stages Comedy ‘Clue’

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a lead pipe? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Mr. Green in the hall ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Killed In River Road Crash

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting ...

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the ...

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First

By MARG JACKSON

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


College Dance Conference

Modesto Junior College Department of Dance is proud to host the American College Dance Association Conference, March 1 through 4. The event involves 400 dancers ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


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