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Carrillo Earns Appointment As New Police Lieutenant

Oakdale Police Chief Scott Heller announced the appointment of Joe Carrillo as the Department's new Lieutenant on Monday afternoon, May 1. Carrillo is a 26-year veteran of the Oakdale Police Department who has served in a wide variety of assignments over the years. For the last nine years Carrillo has served as a patrol Sergeant with a recent stint as the acting Lieutenant. Additionally, he has served as Corporal, Field Training Officer, Canine Handler, and Detective.

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated Crews Contain Storage Unit Blaze

There were several fire engines at a storage facility near the intersection of North Yosemite Avenue (Highway 120) and A Street due to a call originally listed as a potential structure fire in the early morning around 8 a.m. on April 26. As calls continued to roll in to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District dispatch that smoke and flames were seen at storage unit complex, the call was upgraded to a working structure fire which put several units at the scene.

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Vote Now Open

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently opened the "Valley Vote" contest, a public component of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The online voting period will end at Noon PST on Monday, May 8.

May 03, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Early Returns Show Santos Maintaining OID Seat

Unofficial results in the April 25 recall election for Oakdale Irrigation District Director Linda Santos showed with just under 500 votes counted, the 'No' votes for recall were 276 to 218 'Yes' votes. The early, unofficial returns show Santos holding on to the post but there are additional ballots to review before the count is finalized and the results can be certified.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Commission Pays Visit To Oakdale

Members of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission made an appearance at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Monday evening, April 24. The commission, according to Chairman Richard Edgecomb, makes it a point to visit the various districts within the county in an ongoing effort to keep local veterans apprised of benefits and developments that matter in their lives.

April 26, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Luncheon

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew Howard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Innovative Pedestrian Signal Takes Effect At Lee Avenue

Completed just in time for local school students to return from Spring Break, the new pedestrian signal at West F Street (Highway 108) and Lee Avenue is going to take a bit of getting used to.

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Economic Corridor Updated

Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County to the Stanislaus/Merced County Line.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Nygard Announces Bid For Congressional Post

Former Riverbank City Council member Dotty Nygard has declared an interest in running for Representative Jeff Denham's 10th Congressional District seat and has begun raising funds for a campaign. Denham is a Republican who lives in Turlock. Nygard, a registered nurse, is a Democrat who now lives in Tracy.

April 26, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Car, Motorcycle Show Set At 50’s Roadhouse In May

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to come join in the Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the show being staged by the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry and American Veterans First.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Peddlers Sell Variety Of Wares In Ferry Show

Whatever you were looking for – even if you didn't know exactly what it was – chances are you found it if you went to the Peddler's Faire in Knights Ferry on Sunday.

April 26, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Immigration Info Offered

Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus County Office of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. On the agenda will be the following discussion issues: immigration policies under the Trump Administration, Citizenship, deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), rights of immigrants, and programs and services offered by non-profit organizations.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Benefit

Plan to attend a Friday night fundraiser, April 28 at Oakdale High School, featuring soccer games, silent auction, food, raffle drawings, entertainment and more.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Schedules Burger Fest May 6

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to attend the Oakdale Rescue Mission 'Burger Fest' at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


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Candidate Forums Slated For Primary

The League of Women Voters Stanislaus County is planning a series of candidate forums for the coming June primary elections. The public is invited to ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Teachers College Hosts Preview Day April 14

The Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) is hosting a Preview Day on Saturday, April 14, for prospective students interested in learning about the college ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Yes Company Summer Show Auditions Set

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking area students in grades 7-12 to be actors, singers, dancers and crew for Disney's "Beauty and the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Climate Change Activist Challenges Local AAUW

Engaged knowledgeable individuals want to reduce their carbon footprint. And even though a majority of Americans support taking action to address the threat of climate ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Scheduled For April

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of April 2018 have been scheduled, providing an opportunity for 10th Congressional district residents to get help ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Care Center Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. They will have BBQ tri tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Members Bring Home The Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions Club Shares History In Anniversary Year

By DAMON WOODS

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May, 2018.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Corral Would-Be Horse Thieves

Two men were arrested on Saturday morning, March 31, caught in the act of stealing horses.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Foster Farms Prevails In Fraud Court Case

Carlos Maldonado Romero, 49, alleged an industrial injury to his mid and low back while working as a dairy milker for Foster Dairy Farms dba ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Vouchers Available At Petco

Striving to find forever homes for furry friends and preventing unplanned litters in Riverbank and Oakdale is the goal for the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Delta Job Fair Scheduled April 5

San Joaquin Delta College is launching what officials hope will be a series of modern job fairs at which attendees not only learn about some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


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