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OVH Director Calls Foul On Mayor’s Ambulance Ride

An Oak Valley Hospital District board member is criticizing the city for violating policies with its use of an Oak Valley ambulance the police department summoned for the mayor last month.

November 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Discussion - Groundwater Draws Crowd

The topic of groundwater brought a standing-room-only crowd to the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors Nov. 19 regular meeting. OID Water Operations Manager Eric Thorburn presented on groundwater specific to the OID service area where he covered a basic overview of groundwater, its management in OID, and OID's future plans.

November 20, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


4-H Makes Holiday Plans

Orange Blossom 4-H Club is gearing up for a year of learning, leadership, new friends, and community service. At their November meeting, members brought their homemade Thanksgiving centerpieces. Some made traditional candle and flower arrangements, while others made fun fall themed ones. A favorite was a basket ready for the hot rolls that looked like a turkey.

November 19, 2013 | | Local News


EPA Move Applauded By Assemblymember Olsen

On Friday, Nov. 15, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed easing the annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement for ethanol in gasoline, acknowledging that mandated levels specified in a 2007 law are difficult, if not impossible, to meet.

November 18, 2013 | | Local News


California Joins National Disaster Coordination Program

California recently became the 40th state to join the national Silver Jackets disaster coordination program. The program is designed to improve coordination, collaboration and communication among disaster-response agencies at all levels of government before a disaster strikes to hasten recovery.

November 15, 2013 | | Local News


Conviction In Teen Rape Case

An Oakdale resident pleaded no contest to the December 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl as part of a plea agreement on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

November 14, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Suspected Car Thief Picks Wrong House

A Modesto man, out on bail for drug charges, who police say led them on a high speed chase in a stolen car, was shot by a homeowner in the early a.m. hours of Nov. 13 after attempting to break in to the residence even despite being warned to halt.

November 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


$8.5 Million - Settlement In Officer’s Death

On the one-year anniversary of the death of off-duty Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, the attorney representing the family of the officer announced that Gold Star Foods Inc., a food distribution and long haul trucking company based in Ontario, CA, agreed to pay $8.5 million to Katuszonek's family to settle claims that its truck driver employee caused his death.

November 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veteran Shares Experiences

Each year in honor of Veterans' Day, Linda Kraus, a second grade teacher at Sierra View Elementary School, has hosted a military veteran as a speaker in her classroom.

November 13, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Shook, House, Gilbert Win Election

Unofficial results are in for the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election. While the final numbers haven't yet been tallied, it's pretty clear who the local race winners are by viewing the recent Stanislaus County elections update released by Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters and Clerk-Recorder.

November 13, 2013 | | Local News


Holiday Train, Santa Visits Scheduled In Jamestown

Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.

November 11, 2013 | | Local News


Trucking Company Agrees To Pay $8.5 Million In Officer's Death

On the one year anniversary of the death of off-duty Oakdale Police Officer Paul Katuszonek, Gold Star Foods Inc., a food distribution and long haul trucking company based in Ontario, CA, agreed to pay $8.5 million to Katuszonek's family to settle claims that its truck driver employee caused his death.

November 08, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Intervention Program Announces Grand Opening

Community members are invited to tour the newly renovated Margaret L. Annear Early Intervention campus, 1350 Stonum Road, Modesto, at its Grand Opening on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tours are available at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., followed by a short program from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The regular meeting of the Stanislaus County Board of Education will follow at approximately 9 a.m. Operated by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), the Margaret L. Annear Early Intervention Program serves children with special needs from birth through five years of age.

November 07, 2013 | | Local News


Recent Oakdale Grad Helps Develop Wii Game

Keeping an eye on the help wanted ads paid off for Oakdale resident Ben Ward in the pursuit of his career goal of becoming a video game programmer and a break into the lucrative video game industry.

November 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Approves Water, Sewer Rate Hikes

With the threat of state sanctions for default, and over the objections of many residents at its Monday, Nov. 4 meeting, the Oakdale City Council voted to raise water and sewer rates to pay for a $13 million loan.

November 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Driver In Accident Arrested In Homicide

A Modesto man arrested in connection with a rural Oakdale homicide is the same man who crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle on Tuesday ...

May 07, 2018 | | Local News


Detectives Investigate Oakdale Homicide

On Tuesday, May 1 shortly after 4 p.m., Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputies and Emergency Medical personnel responded to the 13000 block of Horseshoe ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Plays Host To Combined Relay

Teams of participants, cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have lost loved ones to the disease will take to the track for the 2018 Relay ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Taylor Winds Down Career With OJUSD

Terri Taylor is finally going to take a break and it has been a long time coming.

May 02, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Full House Turns Out For Congressional Forum

Six candidates seeking the 10th Congressional District seat turned out for a special forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and the local American ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Students Take On Annual District Science Fair Event

It was a busy week of sharing science and findings through study and experimentation for students of the 95361 this past week.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Vendors Lining Up For Farmer’s Market

The Oakdale Farmer's Market will be back for a new season starting later this month.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


An Adventure In Road Trippin’

When I was a kid, the grandest road trip we took as a family was camping to Mammoth Pools, which was only about an hour ...

May 02, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


OHS Drama Presents ‘The Secret Garden’

Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in an enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, to ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Art Show Winners Announced

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, had their annual Spring Art Show recently, hosted at the Escalon Library.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Arts And Flowers

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Valley Rail Project Receives Grant $$

California State Transportation Agency officials recently announced a series of grant awards under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), and selected the Valley ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Officers Keeping Close Watch On Overlimits

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions History, Part II: 1950 To 1959

By DAMON WOODS

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Leadership Students Participate In ‘Managing Your Life’ Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, May 4 for Managing Your Life Day.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


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