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Fatality Closes Highway

A deadly broadside collision involving a motorcyclist just before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 16 closed Yosemite Avenue at East E Street in downtown Oakdale and had the thoroughfare closed for nearly three hours.

May 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Crowds Gobble Up Festival Fun

After several days of near triple-digit temperatures, Mother Nature cooperated with pleasant weather for the 22nd Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Hershey Building On Market

After sitting vacant for nearly two years, the city-owned Hershey Visitors Center building was the focus of the Oakdale City Council at its meeting on Monday, May 20 when it decided to put it on the market for either lease or an outright sale.

May 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Voluntary Drought Initiative Aims To Protect Salmon, Steelhead

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has announced a Voluntary Drought Initiative designed to protect populations of salmon and steelhead from the effects of the current unprecedented drought.

May 19, 2014 | | Local News


Fatal Accident Closes Main Road

A deadly broadside collision involving a motorcyclist right before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 16 closed Yosemite Avenue at East E Street had the thoroughfare closed for nearly three hours.

May 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB Bringing Marketing Expert For Workshop

The Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau (OTVB)will be hosting a one-and-a-half day community workshop at the Gene Bianchi Community Center with featured speaker and facilitator, Roger Brooks later this month, on May 29 and 30.

May 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Equalization Chairman Applauds Assembly Action

California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton issued this statement upon passage of BOE-sponsored Assembly Bill 2681 (Dababneh) out of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation on May 13.

May 15, 2014 | | Local News


Leader Reporter Takes Film Festival Award For Screenplay

With the curtain falling at the Sacramento International Film Festival on Sunday, May 4 and winners of the event announced at a special gala that evening on the Sacramento Delta King in Old Sacramento, Oakdale Leader reporter Richard Paloma was announced as the winner of the Best California Screenplay for his script, The Beach Club.

May 14, 2014 | | Local News


On Patrol With B-Squad

Recently I was invited to ride along with the Oakdale Police Department on a random shift to experience a night on patrol and the unique things that come with patrolling the Cowboy Capital of the World. I took up the offer for a Friday night shift on May 9.

May 14, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Head On Fatal Near Knights Ferry

An early morning accident May 13 near Knights Ferry was still under investigation at press time on Tuesday, with CHP and emergency crews on scene of the fatality on Highway 120/108 in the area known as Lovers Leap near Lancaster Road east of Oakdale.

May 14, 2014 | | Local News


Public Offered More Time To Comment On Transportation Plan

The deadline to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) associated to the Stanislaus Region's 2014 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) has been extended 15 additional days.

May 09, 2014 | | Local News


Christianson To Head State Sheriffs Group

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the California State Sheriffs' Association held its 120th Annual Conference Installation Banquet in San Luis Obispo County. The CSSA announced as its new president, Sheriff Adam Christianson of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

May 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Drops Idea Of Contracting Dispatch

Moments after receiving a proclamation honoring National Police Week by the Oakdale City Council at its Monday, May 5 meeting, Police Chief Lester Jenkins was called to defend his department from additional cuts in response to inquiries regarding the possibility of contracting out dispatching services.

May 07, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Win

Oakdale's Double Trouble Volleyball Club continues to roll as the 13's team placed first in their fourth and final league tournament over the weekend in Atwater. They will now be advancing to the Regional Championship Tournament May 17 and 18 in Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center.

May 07, 2014 | | Local News


OID Moves Ahead With Paulsell Costing

By a 3-0 vote, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved moving forward with developing a cost estimate for a conceptual engineering plan for water service to the Paulsell Valley. The action came at the May 6 regular meeting. Director Steve Webb was absent and director Al Bairos was absent until after action items were complete.

May 06, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Delta Job Fair Scheduled April 5

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VIP TOUR

Congressman Jeff Denham, who represents this area in the 10th Congressional District, made a brief stop in Oakdale on Friday afternoon, March 23 for a ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


EGG HUNTING TIME

This familiar scene will play out again on Saturday, March 31 at Kerr Park, at the end of North Stearns Road, as the Kiwanis Club ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch Gets Ready For Rodeo

Lloyd Stueve loves sharing his passion for wagons. Horse drawn wagons, to be a little more specific.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Club Slates Session

The Oakdale Women's Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 from noon to 2 p.m., promises to be a 'Hop-pening good time ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

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March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Author Captures Family History In Books

Andrew Rico wrote the books for his grandchildren.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Foothill Horizons Hosts April 7 Open House

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host an Open House on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Sonora ...

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Relay Corner

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New Student Days Coming Up At MJC

Modesto Junior College will host its annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturday, April 14 ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Howard Training Center Taking New Direction

Howard Training Center (HTC) will be charting new courses of training for its 246 clients and 111 staff in Stanislaus County. The non-profit agency with ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Moorhouse Wins Soroptimist’s Motor Madness Top Prize

Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Over 275 guests enjoyed a ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Dirkse Earns Key Endorsements

Stanislaus County's current sheriff, Adam Christianson, and the man he succeeded, Les Weidman, on Monday released a letter endorsing Jeff Dirkse to become the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Steady Rise Seen At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


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