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Eight Candidates Join Council Race

Two council incumbents, a former mayor, both the current and former treasurer, a community volunteer and two others have met the final deadline for three city council positions available in the November election, the Oakdale City Clerk's Office announced on Friday, Aug. 10. Two of the seats are full four-year posts and one is only a two-year period to fill out the term of Jason Howard, who resigned his seat last April due to outside-the-area job interests.

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Real Estate Offer Market Snapshot

While there are still homeowners struggling with the foreclosure tidal wave that seemed to swamp many homeowners who purchased in 2009-2011, record low fixed mortgage rates and a modest inventory of homes has helped the market to slowly recover but true rebounding will take more time, according to real estate professionals.

August 15, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Adopts Media Policy

An Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers obtained by The Leader was sent to all Oakdale city employees, instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 15, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Aire Serv CEO on National Hit Reality Show

If you're not one of the 10.23 million people who watched the Aire Serv of Stanislaus County CEO on "Undercover Boss," you get a second chance.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News


Chamber To Offer Mobile Web Class

In 2012, it is simply not enough to be on the Internet; preparing and handling the ongoing shift of consumer behavior to mobile Internet usage is no longer an option, but a necessity. Recent research shows that 48 percent of adults now own a smart phone capable of browsing the Internet. Of those people, 79 percent have engaged in shopping related activities on their mobile device.

August 10, 2012 | | Local News


City Adopts Restrictive Media Policy

The Leader has obtained an Aug. 7 city directive from Interim Oakdale City Manager Stan Feathers to all city employees instructing them not to make city business statements to the media and advising them his office "…is responsible for the City's media relations, with the exception of most public safety issues."

August 09, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Travel Bureau Moving In Different Direction

Nearly three months after being advised by city leaders to have a separate board of directors than its business improvement district members, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau seems to be ignoring the city's direction.

August 08, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Board Taps New Audit Firm

Action at the Aug. 7 regular meeting saw the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors choose a new audit firm, the Kemper CPA Group, for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 in a 4-0 vote. Director Al Bairos was absent. The three-year contract bid was for $78,750.

August 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Airport Future Livens Up Council Meeting

A relatively lackluster Oakdale City Council meeting was brought to life Monday night by Councilman Mike Brennan with a high spirited discussion about the future of the Oakdale Airport.

August 08, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Delivers Water Reliability Report

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the 2011 State Water Project (SWP) Delivery Reliability Report.

August 07, 2012 | | Local News


CVAR Picnic Slated For Saturday

The Central Valley Association of Realtors (CVAR) Oakdale Council will host a community picnic benefiting their local scholarship fund on Aug. 11 at Dorada Park from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

August 06, 2012 | | Local News


Monitor Air Quality During Summer Months

Rising ozone levels throughout the San Joaquin Valley are causing air quality to deteriorate, and local air officials urge residents to take health-protective measures where necessary.

August 06, 2012 | | Local News


Potential Candidate May Already Be In Violation Of Campaign Laws

Oakdale resident and active city volunteer Ramona Howard has made it no secret that she wishes to run for one of the open city council seats this November. Howard, however, may have started her "campaign" too early in violation of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

August 03, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP: Prevent Heat-Related Death

As the temperature continues to rise, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia (heat stroke), especially for a child left inside a hot vehicle. Regardless of how or why a child is left behind, the end result can be devastating. To prevent the tragedy of a young child's death, "Kaitlyn's Law" was enacted in California in 2002 following the heat-related death of 6-month-old Kaitlyn Marie Russell. Sadly, Kaitlyn was left unattended in a parked vehicle on a hot summer day.

August 03, 2012 | | Local News


Oakdale Cops Busy With Two Shootings After Midnight

Two separate shootings kept Oakdale Police busy early Thursday morning, Aug. 2, shortly after midnight.

August 02, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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HOLIDAY STUFFING

Students of Oakdale Junior and Oakdale High schools participated in the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event the week prior to Thanksgiving, utilizing horse trailers to ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Scouts Host Breakfast

Cub Scout Pack #303 will having its Annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, Dec. 3, at St Mary's Hall, across the parking lot from Saint ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Toys For Tots Donations Sought

The Oak Summit Masonic Lodge in Knights Ferry is helping the United States Marine Corps Reserve again this year with their Toys For Tots drive ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


FFA FUNDRAISER

Oakdale High School FFA hosted its annual Game Night fundraiser earlier this month. Students served dinner to over 150 people. The annual event earned close ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Council Hears Reports

A number of staff reports took up the bulk of the meeting time for Oakdale City Council members at their recent session, dealing with items ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Performances Set At Modesto Junior College

Multiple holiday-themed events are on the schedule over the next couple of weeks at Modesto Junior College.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


December Events Slated At The Oakdale Library

Children and teens are invited to take part in free crafts and activities this December, beginning with a DIY window clings program on Tuesday, Dec ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


California Conference Focuses On “Water Strong” Mentality

Keeping "CA Water Strong" through solid water infrastructure, sustainable groundwater systems and forward-thinking water policy will be the focus of the Association of California Water ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Holiday Cheer Spread Through Local Events

Many still stuffed from their Thanksgiving celebration the day before, the crowds nonetheless turned out for a couple of special holiday events Friday night, Nov ...

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


COWBOY CHRISTMAS

After arriving in unusual fashion – climbing out of a pick-up truck instead of riding in on horseback as is typical – Cowboy Santa nevertheless enjoyed meeting ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Speiller Named New Superior Court Judge

Oakdale resident Stacy Speiller will be sworn in as a Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge next month.

November 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Serves Hundreds On Thanksgiving

The turkeys were carved, potatoes mashed and pies sliced as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of close to 200 volunteers once again hosted ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Christmas Slated For This Saturday

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in the city of Oakdale. This Saturday, Dec. 2 downtown businesses will extend their hours and open their ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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