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Enterprise Fund Allocations Questioned

As city residents await word on a sewer and water rate hike, questions are being raised on the City of Oakdale's use of its sewer sanitation and water enterprise funds to finance non-related areas of the operation of the city government. A review of the 2012-2013 Oakdale city budget raises uncertainties regarding billings being in compliance with Proposition 218.

July 13, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 3 -- sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community -- has recanted her story, said police.

July 12, 2012 | | Local News


Diversification Key To Success

The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Crews See Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept local fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Public Works Lay Offs

In a move that contradicted the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes layoff notices were issued to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at the July 2 council meeting.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Privatization Proposal Packs Council Chambers

It was standing room only at the Monday, July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting, and the topic that brought out scores of concerned citizens and city workers was a public hearing on public works reorganization. Specifically – privatization of services.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Chastises Former Councilman

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Nature Photography Course Offered

Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows. Two new 1.5-unit courses, Nature Photography, will be available to all students and the general public. The first class will take place July 30 with orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 3-5 at Baker Station. The second class will be Aug. 6 for orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 10-12 at Baker Station.

July 10, 2012 | | Local News


Early Morning Armed Robbery At Gas Station

The Valero gas station on East F Street was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, July 8, according to police reports.

July 09, 2012 | | Local News


Public Works Layoffs Go Forward

In a move that contradicts the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes, the City of Oakdale issued layoff notices to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at last Monday's council meeting.

July 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Brush Fires, Illegal Fireworks Make For Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 06, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Former Councilman Chastised By Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Weighs Concern Over Chapter 9

As local leaders watch the financial troubles of neighboring Stockton, many wonder if other cities in the region, such as Oakdale, are at the same risk for filing bankruptcy.

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Serious Steps - City Services Privatization?

(Editor's note: Due to early holiday deadlines, this article went to press prior to the July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting. Log on to www.oakdaleleader.com for updates to this story and a report on the council meeting.)

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Woman Rescues Dog From Hot Car

Lynne Podesta didn't set out to be a hero that Monday, June 18, when she went to Costless Market for a few items but that's exactly what happened when she rescued a distressed Chihuahua from the confines of a locked car.

July 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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FALCON FUN

It was all about accomplishments on Friday, as the Fair Oaks Falcons celebrated blowing up their Jog-a-Thon goal of $50,000. The school achieved a ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


VALLEY HOME HALLOWEEN

The Valley Home General Store had a table with a bag of treats for each Valley Home student that made their way by the store ...

November 01, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Additional Road Closure Due Downtown

The City of Oakdale has announced an additional road closure coming up this weekend.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Voters To Decide On Races, Ballot Measure

Voters going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 – or sending in their vote-by-mail ballots before that time – will decide on just a couple of ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale, Central Catholic Vie For VOL Championship

The moment football fans have waited patiently for has arrived. This Friday night, the Mustangs and Raiders go to battle for the Valley Oak League ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


SCFPD Controversy Swirls Around Chief

Another special meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board called for Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, ended with "no reportable action" out of a ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Final Month To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West on Monday reminded small nonfarm businesses in 21 California ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Saturday At Crossroads In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will have a few four legged companions looking for their forever home at Petco in Riverbank at the Crossroads Shopping Center ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


On The Shelf

November programs have been scheduled at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Offers Screening Of The White Helmets

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a free screening of the documentary film The White Helmets on Thursday, Nov ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Board Sets Session

After having "no reportable action" out of a special session on Friday, Oct. 27, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors has called ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Ritland Offers Address At MJC Veteran’s Day

Modesto Junior College Veteran Services invites the community to a Veteran's Day Celebration featuring a keynote address by Mike Ritland on Monday, Nov.6 ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Residents, Artists Take In Award Winning Show

More than two dozen artists were featured in the recent Oak Valley Art Society Fall Art Show, staged at the Escalon Library on Oct. 20 ...

October 25, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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