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Confederate Name Ban Not Signed By Governor

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Governor Jerry Brown rejected SB539 by Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda, which would have banned naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders, saying it's an issue "quintessentially for local decision makers."

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Wednesday Fatality On Albers Road

A Wednesday evening crash on Oct. 7 between a big rig and a pick-up truck on Albers Road between Warnerville Road and Oakdale-Waterford Highway resulted in a fatality and the big rig crashing into a residence on Albers Road.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Police Range Refurbishing Utilizes Surrendered Bail $$

With the appropriation of surrendered bail money coming their way from the courts, the Oakdale Police Department will be able to renovate its gun range in the city to make it safer as well as give it resilience for years to come.

October 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Strutting To Pet Success At San Francisco Event

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) Strut Your Mutt Team leashed up, loaded dogs and headed west to strut for the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. OSPA took top honors for the second year in a row as the top fundraising team with a grand total of $20,719 along with earning a $1,000 bonus award from Best Friends Animal Society. The OSPA team and their dogs, many adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, joined 400 others at McLaren Park in San Francisco for the third annual Strut Your Mutt event hosted by Best ...

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Play Park Renovation Underway

It starts today.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Victory Caps Homecoming

In a week that saw the Seniors beat the Juniors in Powder Puff action, new Homecoming Royalty crowned and an 'off-the-beaten-path' route for the Friday afternoon parade of floats, Oakdale capped its fall celebration with a big varsity football win over Lathrop on Friday night. (See story, photos in Sports, Page A10.)

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

School Board Eyes ‘Snapshot’ Test Data

Members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board learned a little bit themselves on Monday night.

October 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Governor Signs Motorized Skateboard Bill

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized personal transportation devices in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill provides for key safety measures, while allowing local governments the flexibility to regulate their use for individual communities.

October 13, 2015 | | Local News

Fall Season Brings Lower Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 12, 2015 | | Local News

Campaign Focuses On DUI Reduction

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a regional effort to save lives and eliminate impaired drivers. To accomplish their mission and reduce traffic collisions involving impaired drivers, the CHP's Modesto Area office is using a federal grant to conduct a regional campaign against impaired drivers in Stanislaus County. The 12-month project started Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Longtime OID Director Jack Alpers Passes

Former Oakdale Irrigation District Director Jack Alpers died Thursday in Oakdale after a long illness. He was 79.

October 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Oakdale Airport Welcomes Community To Festivities

Local female aviator Alexandria Riedinger will be part of the festivities at the Oakdale Airport this weekend, as Airport Appreciation Day touches down on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Oakdale Elementary Students Prepare For Annual Jog Event

Music, merriment and sights of pure joy might be found on any one of the four Oakdale Elementary school campuses this Friday, Oct. 9 as the student bodies participate in the District's annual Jog-a-Thon event.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Registrar Of Voters Prepares 2015 Mailings

It is anticipated Sample Ballot booklets will begin to be mailed to voters on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

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Former Editor Of Oakdale Leader Remembered

"A soldier never dies – until he is forgotten" – that comment was made several times on a recent Saturday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, as ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Annual Museum Dinner Classified As A Success

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced that 470 guests were in attendance at their 18th Annual Dinner and Auction held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital on ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Only 386 Legally Packing Concealed Weapons In City

The Cowboy Capital of the World may be a reference to the Old West history of Oakdale, but so far as the shoot-'em up ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Top Water Users Way Above Average

As the city seeks ways to conserve water to make its way through an intense drought, one Kimball Street home used an astonishing 816,873 ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Tourism District Revisions Discussed By City Council

Due to concerns with a lack of clarity and in an attempt for more transparency, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer asked the city council Monday ...

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Mustang Homecoming Week Festivities Set

Oakdale High School students got Homecoming Week off to a proper start with the traditional window painting hosted at the center of town this past ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Student Challenges OHS Conduct Code

Cayley Elswick likes to color her hair.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

CHP Distracted Driving Enforcement

Year in and year out, thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers and even more have been injured. By simply changing your driving ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Bolme Named Newest OJUSD Band Teacher

Julie Bolme is giving back to the music program of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Skills and passion she once learned from OJUSD music teachers ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Rivi’s Sets Thursday Opening Downtown

After months of hard work renovating, jumping hurdles, along with preparation for his vision of a casual place where customers could sit back and enjoy ...

September 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon AAUW Continues to Promote Young Women

Community members of the tri-city area (Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon) and beyond have an opportunity to spice up their day on Sunday, Oct. 11and enjoy a ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Play Park Renovation In Need Of Volunteers

A vision which to some might seem simple, spawned from an unusual inspiration – the LA riots of 1992. A tragic time for Southern California, which ...

September 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Teen Enjoys Taste Of Firefighting Life

When summer came after Tyler Gunkel finished eighth grade, and before he started his freshman year at Oakdale High School, the 14-year-old figured he wanted ...

August 26, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Cops Bust House Of Beef Burglars

Oakdale Police arrested two local subjects for a weekend burglary that occurred at Medlen's House of Beef where the restaurant's safe and between ...

August 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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