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Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News

Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News

Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News

Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News

Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News

Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News

Four Vying For Open Council Seat

The Oakdale City Clerk's office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

March 20, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

The glass appears to be half full as the Oakdale High School Aca Dec Team now heads to the state championships. As a result of winning the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, the team will represent Stanislaus County at the state level. The event will be hosted in Sacramento March 19 through 22.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News

Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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Wildlife Training Academy Applications Due This Month

The application deadline for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) law enforcement training academy is fast approaching. Interested individuals must file their completed ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

Clothing Consignment Shop Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

It has been a decade since Tanya Bruchacek opened the doors to a concept which was new to the community of Oakdale. In October 2006 ...

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Legislation Signed Into Law Focuses On Disabled Veterans

Legislation introduced in April by U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) to help ensure disabled veterans receive the appropriate level ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

French Camp VA Clinic A Step Closer To Reality

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) strongly supported the passage of H.R. 5325, which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs' planned community based outpatient clinic in ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

Council Chooses Park Name

After consideration of names and a public hearing, Oakdale Community Park will be the name of the city's new park along South Yosemite Avenue ...

October 05, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OHS Drama Presents Beloved ‘Peanuts’ Show

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life on the Oakdale High School stage with performances of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

Free Tuition For Training Available To County Youth

Stanislaus County Alliance Worknet in partnership with Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute is offering no cost training or paid work experience for individuals ages ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News


Rivi's Wine Bar patio area was filled to capacity last week as the first Paint Night was hosted to a crowd of 30 eager ...

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Project Heroes Dinner Scheduled In Oakdale

Pacific Project Heroes is planning its sixth annual Western themed dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Steps Up Its Western Heritage

The first Western Days festival, sponsored by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, was hosted Friday evening, Sept. 30 featuring a concert by The Dave ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale High School Leadership students hosted their annual Sweater and Coat drive the last week of September. Items collected during the weeklong event will now ...

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

OID Approves Lucrative Water Sale By 3-2 Vote

In a move that will bring $2 million to Oakdale Irrigation District coffers, district board members, by a 3-2 vote, approved a deal in a ...

October 05, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

High Expectations For Open House

Oakdale Airport will welcome in the community for its Open House, being offered this Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m ...

October 05, 2016 | | Local News

OASIS Aims To Strengthen Ties With Police Department

OASIS After School Program Manager Matt Dillon is looking to foster positive relationships for his students and their community.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Residents Relay Bypass Concerns

Monday night's Oakdale City Council meeting brought a standing room only crowd to the council chambers with the overflow of citizens into the lobby ...

October 05, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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