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Rodeo Spirit Rides Into Oakdale

Rodeo entertainment and weekend antics kept people kicking up their heels in Oakdale as the 60th Annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo took place on April 9-10 at the rodeo grounds.

Celebrating rodeo week in Oakdale is an annual tradition that kicks off each year with the Cowgirl Luncheon to raise money for the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Find out what happens when you put 430 women, 60 good-natured cowboys, and free-flowing champagne in a room together.

April 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Chilly Kick-Off

Oakdale Rodeo Queen hopefuls were shivering in their custom leather outfits Thursday, April 7 at the annual Cowboy Museum mixer as they waited to learn who had earned the title of this year's rodeo royalty. The rain began around 5 p.m. and for a brief moment, snowflakes started to drift from the sky. Of course, nothing stuck and it was over before most people realized it had begun, but it certainly made for good conversation. For complete rodeo coverage of all the week's festivities and competition, don't miss the April 13 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

April 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Law Enforcement Preps For Rodeo Days

If you want to see crazy in action, just catch Oakdale before and during the rodeo weekend, and while it's a wild good time for most, for law enforcement and certain city agencies, it spells overtime, a black out on vacation time, and most certainly all hands on deck.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Hospital Faces Tumultuous Times

Battle lines are being clearly defined between the members of the Oak Valley Hospital Governing Board. The polarization between members was clear after the last meeting of the hospital's governing board of directors on March 23.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Seniors Voice Concerns At Council Meeting

Purple was the predominant color in the audience at Monday night's city council meeting, April 4, as concerned seniors wearing Gladys Lemmons Senior Center shirts gathered, concerned about perceived threats posed to their facility.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Doggone It! - License Effort Unleashed

Compliance is the name of the game and dog owners are the target players in the city's newest community outreach.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

April 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Dinner Another Huge Boost

Oakdale community members rallied big contributions to support the Oakdale High Boosters Club Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction on March 5 at the FES Hall.

The event saw an impressive net proceeds of $16,825 to benefit OHS athletics.

April 01, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Local News


Police Arrest Robbery Suspects

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Police recently arrested three Oakdale men suspected of robbing the Costless Market at 800 N. Yosemite Ave. in Oakdale on Jan. 30.

April 01, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Annual Relay For Life Celebrating Birthdays

Time is quickly winding down and Oakdale's 10th annual Relay For Life is fast approaching.

March 30, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Getting Involved - Local Amgen Volunteer Information and Sign-Ups

The Oakdale Leader caught up with Oakdale City Councilman Michael Brennan - one of the driving forces behind the Amgen Tour of California coming through Oakdale - to find out more information on the volunteering aspect of this exciting eight-day event. There were many locations vying for a coveted spot on the tour. Oakdale made the cut but not before plenty of legwork behind the scenes. Brennan explains the process and the work needed to be done preceding the race in this exclusive interview.

March 30, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Great Balls Of Fire – Annual Testicle Festival Remains Popular Repast

Oakdale's 30th annual Testicle Festival saw a packed house at the FES Hall on Monday night, March 28. Hungry attendees feasted on the breaded bovine nuggets in the event sponsored by Oakdale's Rotary Club and Cowboy Museum.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale’s Rainy Family Fun Run Finishes Well

Rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of runners and supporters of Oakdale schools who turned out by the hundreds to participate in the SOS Fun Run/Walk staged Saturday, March 26 at Cloverland Elementary School. The road course wound through neighborhoods with the starting and finish lines in front of Cloverland on Johnson Avenue.

March 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Investigation Focuses On Meeting Law Allegations

Oakdale City Council members Tom Dunlop and Mike Brennan have been appointed by their peers to form an ad hoc committee for the purpose of investigating allegations of Brown Act violations by members of the Business Improvement District (BID) commission.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Cuts Continue To Challenge Chief, Department

When Marty West took over as police chief for the Oakdale Police Department in 2007, he had a budget with $1.2 million more than it does now and eight more officers to protect the city compared to the 20 currently assigned. Now, with the population and calls for service rising, he's faced with having to lay off one more police officer to meet a 10 percent imposed cut to the department budget.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Library Foundation Hosts Local Teen Author

The Stanislaus Library Foundation will host Modesto author Juliana Presto at its annual Author's Garden Gala on Saturday, Sept. 23. The gala will take ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Open Auditions Set For Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS is seeking students in fourth through eighth grades to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney's "Peter Pan, Jr."

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Region’s ‘Record Man’ Still Spinning Jazz Tunes

Elton John sang about a 'Rocket Man' but local resident Harold Peterson is definitely more of a 'Record Man' – and he has a room in ...

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MARKET NIGHT

September will be the final month for visitors to peruse and purchase the goods at the weekly downtown Oakdale Farmers Market, offered each Wednesday evening ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Big Jump Seen At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


North County Corridor Public Hearing Thursday

Area residents are invited to a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The hearing ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in September.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Voice Delegation Carries Concerns To D.C.

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties will be meeting with White House officials and key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Taste Of Oakdale Draws Crowd For Sip And Savor

Restaurants, breweries, wineries and food vendors flocked to the ninth annual Taste of Oakdale, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday evening, Aug. 29 ...

September 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


River Clean Up Aims To Bring Sparkle Back

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District will host the ninth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 as ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Members To Host Tech Trek Alum Pabalan

If you were to ask almost any girl attending Oakdale, Riverbank or Escalon High School what AAUW means to them you would probably get a ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Prompt Extension Of Health Caution

Three large wildfires, the Mission Fire in Madera County, the Pier Fire in Tulare County, and Railroad Fire in Madera/Mariposa counties, have prompted local ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Labor Day Weekend Heat Brings Fire Concerns

With record setting heat throughout the state, CAL FIRE officials are urging Californians to be extra careful with their outdoor plans this holiday weekend. As ...

September 01, 2017 | | Local News


Weather Forces Later Kickoff

Mustang football will truly be played under the lights this Friday, Sept. 1. Oakdale's home game against El Capitan has been rescheduled for later ...

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


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