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Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 3 -- sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community -- has recanted her story, said police.

July 12, 2012 | | Local News


Diversification Key To Success

The Bountiful Valley is a three-part series that will focus on different aspects of the agricultural industry in Stanislaus and parts of San Joaquin County. The series kicks off with various field crops.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Crews See Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept local fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 11, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Public Works Lay Offs

In a move that contradicted the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes layoff notices were issued to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at the July 2 council meeting.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Privatization Proposal Packs Council Chambers

It was standing room only at the Monday, July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting, and the topic that brought out scores of concerned citizens and city workers was a public hearing on public works reorganization. Specifically – privatization of services.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Grand Jury Chastises Former Councilman

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 11, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Nature Photography Course Offered

Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows. Two new 1.5-unit courses, Nature Photography, will be available to all students and the general public. The first class will take place July 30 with orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 3-5 at Baker Station. The second class will be Aug. 6 for orientation at Columbia College, and Aug. 10-12 at Baker Station.

July 10, 2012 | | Local News


Early Morning Armed Robbery At Gas Station

The Valero gas station on East F Street was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, July 8, according to police reports.

July 09, 2012 | | Local News


Public Works Layoffs Go Forward

In a move that contradicts the Oakdale City Council's pledge to evaluate privatization proposals and bids before making any changes, the City of Oakdale issued layoff notices to two public works employees that were in Segment Two of the privatization plan discussed at last Monday's council meeting.

July 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Brush Fires, Illegal Fireworks Make For Busy Fourth

Illegal fireworks and two brush fires started by fireworks in two separate areas kept fire crews busy all night, Wednesday, July 4.

July 06, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Former Councilman Chastised By Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Grand Jury issued a report critical of former Oakdale City Council Member Jason Howard's actions when serving on the council during his shortened term.

July 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Weighs Concern Over Chapter 9

As local leaders watch the financial troubles of neighboring Stockton, many wonder if other cities in the region, such as Oakdale, are at the same risk for filing bankruptcy.

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Serious Steps - City Services Privatization?

(Editor's note: Due to early holiday deadlines, this article went to press prior to the July 2 Oakdale City Council meeting. Log on to www.oakdaleleader.com for updates to this story and a report on the council meeting.)

July 04, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Woman Rescues Dog From Hot Car

Lynne Podesta didn't set out to be a hero that Monday, June 18, when she went to Costless Market for a few items but that's exactly what happened when she rescued a distressed Chihuahua from the confines of a locked car.

July 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Rafters Rocking River Fun

More than 120 people converged on Knights Ferry on Sunday, July 1 for the 96.7 co-sponsored 'Rock on the River' event to enjoy the rapids of the Stanislaus River. The event was co-sponsored by River Journey Adventures and the Institute of Technology (IOT) of Modesto and featured water games, a hot dog eating contest and various fun activities once the rafters reached the Orange Blossom Recreation Center. The IOT culinary program donated food and staff to provide a free lunch for the first 100 rafters to reach the end point at Orange Blossom. It was a day of laughter ...

July 04, 2012 | | Local News


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State Theatre Hosts Film

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Stanislaus Family Justice Center along with Haven Women's Center, the Stanislaus Office of Education, the Stanislaus ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at – City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Cemetery Work Day In The Ferry

Volunteers are being sought to help 'Jazz Up' the cemetery in Knights Ferry.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices On Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Reminds Residents To Be Aware Around Rails

As California remains number one in the nation for fatalities at railroad crossings, Caltrans reminds Californians to remember the risks and dangers around trains and ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Car Show At Church

Sierra Foothills Community Church, 1040 W. F St., Oakdale is hosting a car show on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Texas Roadhouse Sets Wednesday Relief Fundraiser

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, more than 500 Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will donate 100 percent of profits to The American Red Cross and ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross Seeks Donors To Maintain Blood Supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Class Reunion Set

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Video Series Honors Korean War Veteran

The latest Thank-a-Vet Thursday (TVT) video, posted on Sept. 21 through Congressman Jeff Denham's office, honors U.S. Navy veteran Al Menshew, who served ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


CLASSIC CHASSIS

It was a blast from the past when the Modesto Throttlers Car Club rumbled into Oakdale for a Saturday, Sept. 23 showcase at Wood Park ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Wraps Up Summer Run

Wednesday, Sept. 27 will feature the final Farmer's Market of the 2017 season in downtown Oakdale.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Dinner Celebrates Local Legacy

At its annual Cowboy Museum Dinner, officials will be honoring the history of A.L Gilbert and also saluting Glenn Bacigalupi with this year's ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


TEDxModesto Gets A Piece Of Oakdale

Standing center stage and speaking at the Gallo Center for the Arts is likely not a place Elizabeth Wight envisioned herself five years ago. Today ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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