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Students Stir Up Success With Recipes

What's the secret of success? Some Oakdale students have created "recipes" with real-life applications for achieving their goals. By identifying certain traits through the actions of successful people, they also looked deeper into their own values and how to apply them toward accomplishing their goals.

September 20, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Ceremony Remembers Fallen Hero

Two years and a week to the day he lost his life in Afghanistan, HM3 James Ray 'Doc' Layton was honored once again.

September 15, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


‘Appearance Of Impropriety’ - Council Begins Investigation

A divided crowd converged on the community center Monday evening, Sept. 12 as Oakdale City Council members held an open forum, followed by a closed session, to discuss the recent discovery of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) registered in the name of three current top administrative city employees and one former city manager.

September 14, 2011 | Kim Van Meter & Andrea Goodwin kvanmeter@oakdaleleader.com/agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Busy Session Greets Oakdale City Council Members

Oakdale City Council had a full agenda for its Sept. 6 meeting. The city introduced a code amendment that would establish a system for entering development agreements with developers of large projects in Oakdale. They also held a first reading of a proposed development agreement between the City of Oakdale and Trieste Investors LCC, which would lock the city into a 10-year agreement for a 155-unit housing project on East F Street.

September 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Cap Cost In Place For Special Counsel

Following a closed session as part of a special Monday night meeting, Sept. 12, Oakdale City Council members reported that they are taking action to investigate perceived impropriety involving city employees. Interim City Manager Gregory Wellman made the report after closed session on Tuesday night. He said that "absolutely no conclusions have been reached" regarding any allegations. However, the council directed Wellman to investigate concerns raised regarding the business venture between Vizina, Hallam, Hallinan and West.

September 14, 2011 | | Local News


Local Heroes Recognized On 9/11

Oakdale firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) were honored with a ceremony and barbecue at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 11 called "Heroes Appreciation Sunday." The event to recognize the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to honor local heroes was organized by the church with several in-kind donations from local businesses as well as financial and food donations made by members of the congregation.

September 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Consolidated Fire Offers Aid To Oakdale

Directors of Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) have agreed to help the depleted forces of the Oakdale City and Oakdale Rural fire departments by hiring a part-time Chief Officer to lead fire and rescue operations in the Oakdale area and providing some administrative help by the SCFPD Chief.

September 14, 2011 | John Branch | Local News


City Considers Developing River Access For Public

The City of Oakdale does not have a public river access and boat launching area, and members of the Citizens' Action Committee hope to remedy that. Five members of the Citizen's Action Committee formed the River Access Working Group to study options for a publicly owned and maintained river access and boat launch area. They made a presentation to Oakdale City Council on Sept. 6 with information on the current lack of river access and what they hope to see in Oakdale's future.

September 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Local Fire Departments To Get Assistance

The Oakdale City and Oakdale Rural fire departments are going to get some help from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) with operations and administration. Due to the retirements of local fire officials and budget cuts that have reduced the size of the fire fighting force, the SCFPD and the fire departments are looking for viable options to operate.

September 13, 2011 | | Local News


Business Venture Stirs Controversy

An investigative services company created by the current police chief, legal counsel, director of human resources, and a former city manager has raised ethical and legal questions, spurring an internal investigation into the ramification of such an action by current city employees in top administrative positions.

September 09, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Man Relates To Patients With Personal Experience

Danny Huestis, Certified Prosthetist with Pacific Orthotics and Prosthetics, knows a thing or two when it comes to prosthetics that comes from more than just training - he's been wearing a prosthetic since he became an amputee at five years old.

September 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


West Nile Virus Warning Issued

West Side Mosquito abatement district is warning northern Stanislaus County residents to be aware of the risks of West Nile Virus. There have been five reported cases of West Nile Virus in humans in Stanislaus County this summer, and four of those cases required hospitalization.

September 07, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


OID Board Hears Farmer Comments

Possible annexations were the topic of discussion at the Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors. Following a presentation by OID General Manager Steve Knell about the effect of water sales and how the district might proceed with annexations, the board heard comments and fielded questions from several farmers who have interest in annexing to the district or in having long-term out-of-district water contracts.

September 07, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


New Senior Housing Project Up For Council Review

Oakdale Planning Commission members voted 5-0 on Wednesday to recommend a development agreement between the City of Oakdale and Trieste Investors LCC, which would allow Trieste to build 155 new residences in Oakdale.

September 07, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Ceremony Marks 9/11 Remembrance

Lighthouse Baptist Church of Oakdale is hosting a 'Heroes Appreciation Sunday' for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia just outside Washington DC, resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans, both on the planes and in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and among the emergency services personnel that rushed to the rescue.

September 07, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | 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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