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Volunteer Hose And Ladder Crews On Horizon?

As Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, in the midst of city layoffs and other cost-saving strategies, battles the challenges of a balanced budget during recessionary times while still meeting public safety guarantees in Measure O, he is proposing the concept of a volunteer fire department for the financially strapped city to fill in the gaps when staff levels are low and even supplement existing levels.

June 21, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Capitol Rally Focuses On Summer Learning

Hundreds of California middle school and high school students marked National Summer Learning Day with a "Read-In" at the California State Capitol on Thursday, joining together with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and a host of state lawmakers, school district leaders, and civic leaders to rally for expanded summer learning opportunities for all California students.

June 20, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader article, AT&T representatives have contacted the Leader and the City of Oakdale and advised them that they will be changing the color of the recently constructed lime green faux water tank cell phone tower.

June 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Charity Carnival - Quarters, Dollars Add Up To Thousands

At 25 cents a game, a dollar to try and win at the cake walk and just a few dollars for a plate of food, it took a lot of people to raise $11,000.

June 19, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


$540K Slashed - City Council Approves Budget

Meeting the wishes of the Oakdale City Council from an earlier meeting this month, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer laid out a revised city budget at the Monday, June 17 meeting that wasn't as aggressive in cuts and saving two firefighter positions that had been proposed for lay-offs.

June 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


First Responders, Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Junior High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school, causing students to run.

June 19, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fundraiser To Benefit Arts Programs

Focus On…, a newly formed non-profit organization, is presenting a Cuban themed fundraiser, called "The Romance of Old Havana" on Saturday, July 27 from 6p.m. to 11p.m. to benefit arts programs in Stanislaus schools through the Boys and Girls Club Of Stanislaus County and the C.L.A.S.S. program through the Central California Art Association (CCAA)

June 18, 2013 | | Local News


Enforcement Effort Targets Distracted Drivers

Effective Monday, June 17, drivers in the greater Sacramento region who are observed texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone will be targeted in a special enforcement operation that will last through June 30. Thirty-seven local police departments and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will participate in the enforcement effort.

June 17, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Local News


First Responders And Students Train For The Unthinkable

On a weekday morning, two Oakdale Police patrol units respond to a call of a bomb threat at Oakdale Jr. High School. When the officers arrive a fire alarm sounds. Within moments, gunshots ring out from the classroom area at the rear of the school causing students to run.

June 15, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Charity Carnival

The Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4500 River Road in Oakdale. The Carnival is a charity fund raiser that the Kjeldgaard family started in 2007 for an orphanage in Libera.

June 14, 2013 | | Local News


Oakdale Will See Tower Color Changed

In response to a June 12 Leader news article, AT&T representatives have contacted the Leader and the City of Oakdale and advised them that they will be changing the color of the recently constructed lime green faux water tank cell phone tower.

June 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Let The Donor Beware

You've cleaned out your closets as part of spring cleaning, or maybe you're left with clothing items that didn't sell at the latest garage sale. Donating the items to a charity for the less fortunate is a more likely alternative than just throwing them away, and besides, you can claim a tax deduction.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Faux (Tower) Pas

Reminiscent of Petticoat Junction or Hooterville, the new faux water tower installed by AT&T greets travelers entering the city from the north along Highway 120 with "Welcome to the City of Oakdale."

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Discarded Election Assurances About Safety

It only took three months for City of Oakdale officials to go against the grain of its then recently passed sales tax measure designed to maintain public safety staffing levels.

June 12, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Another City Exec Gone

In an effort to make up a $1 million deficit in operating costs, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer confirmed Friday, June 7, that Human Resources Analyst Michelle McKinsey was given notice that her last day with the city will be June 30.

June 07, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Mustang Runners Shine At Sierra Invitational

Oakdale's cross country teams made a statement at the 2016 Sierra Invitational over the weekend. Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Car Seat Inspections Offered Saturday

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a child safety car seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to noon ...

September 09, 2016 | | Local News


YES Kiddettes Announces Open Auditions For “Cinderella, Kids

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES is seeking students in first through fifth grades to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney's "Cinderella, Kids".

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Hosts First Meeting Of The Year

The Orange Blossom 4-H Club will host its first meeting of the school year on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at ...

September 07, 2016 | By MOLLY TERPSTRA Orange Blossom 4-H Club Reporter | Local News


Stanislaus County Leadership Academy Slates First Meeting

The new 2016-17 Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will be having its first class meeting at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto on Friday ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Skirts 'n Flirts

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Honors Awarded To Oakdale Officers For Heroic Actions

Six Oakdale police officers and two Senior Outreach volunteers were recently honored with department meritorious medals for life-saving actions in the course of duty. One ...

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Brussow Earns Recognition As Cowbelle Of The Year

Recognized recently with the 2016 Mid Valley Cowbelle of the Year honor was Victoria Brussow of Turlock.

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Alliance Leashes Up For Strut Your Mutt Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance Strut Your Mutt Team is leashing up and heading to San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 18 to strut their stuff ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Rotary Wine Extravaganza Fundraiser Slated This Saturday

The Seventh Annual Wine Extravaganza, hosted by the Oakdale Rotary Club in conjunction with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, is slated for Saturday, Sept ...

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MARKET FINALE

Make time to stop by the Oakdale Farmers Market this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 7 as it completes its summer run. Fresh fruits and vegetables, music ...

September 07, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Rec Commission Seeking Input On Name For Park

On Aug. 29, the City of Oakdale Parks and Recreation Commission met to begin the process of selecting a name for the new community park ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


Tasty Treats And Refreshing Drinks

If you like food and beverages then the place to be this past Tuesday was at the Eighth Annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the ...

September 07, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Selects New District Chief

After a nationwide recruitment and selection process that began earlier this year, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors has named its new ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local News


OID To Receive Automation Grant

The Oakdale Irrigation District is in line to get a $3 million grant courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board, which the district anticipates ...

September 07, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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