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Law Enforcement Preps For Rodeo Days

If you want to see crazy in action, just catch Oakdale before and during the rodeo weekend, and while it's a wild good time for most, for law enforcement and certain city agencies, it spells overtime, a black out on vacation time, and most certainly all hands on deck.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Hospital Faces Tumultuous Times

Battle lines are being clearly defined between the members of the Oak Valley Hospital Governing Board. The polarization between members was clear after the last meeting of the hospital's governing board of directors on March 23.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Seniors Voice Concerns At Council Meeting

Purple was the predominant color in the audience at Monday night's city council meeting, April 4, as concerned seniors wearing Gladys Lemmons Senior Center shirts gathered, concerned about perceived threats posed to their facility.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Doggone It! - License Effort Unleashed

Compliance is the name of the game and dog owners are the target players in the city's newest community outreach.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

April 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Dinner Another Huge Boost

Oakdale community members rallied big contributions to support the Oakdale High Boosters Club Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction on March 5 at the FES Hall.

The event saw an impressive net proceeds of $16,825 to benefit OHS athletics.

April 01, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Local News


Police Arrest Robbery Suspects

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Police recently arrested three Oakdale men suspected of robbing the Costless Market at 800 N. Yosemite Ave. in Oakdale on Jan. 30.

April 01, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Annual Relay For Life Celebrating Birthdays

Time is quickly winding down and Oakdale's 10th annual Relay For Life is fast approaching.

March 30, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Getting Involved - Local Amgen Volunteer Information and Sign-Ups

The Oakdale Leader caught up with Oakdale City Councilman Michael Brennan - one of the driving forces behind the Amgen Tour of California coming through Oakdale - to find out more information on the volunteering aspect of this exciting eight-day event. There were many locations vying for a coveted spot on the tour. Oakdale made the cut but not before plenty of legwork behind the scenes. Brennan explains the process and the work needed to be done preceding the race in this exclusive interview.

March 30, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Great Balls Of Fire – Annual Testicle Festival Remains Popular Repast

Oakdale's 30th annual Testicle Festival saw a packed house at the FES Hall on Monday night, March 28. Hungry attendees feasted on the breaded bovine nuggets in the event sponsored by Oakdale's Rotary Club and Cowboy Museum.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale’s Rainy Family Fun Run Finishes Well

Rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of runners and supporters of Oakdale schools who turned out by the hundreds to participate in the SOS Fun Run/Walk staged Saturday, March 26 at Cloverland Elementary School. The road course wound through neighborhoods with the starting and finish lines in front of Cloverland on Johnson Avenue.

March 30, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Investigation Focuses On Meeting Law Allegations

Oakdale City Council members Tom Dunlop and Mike Brennan have been appointed by their peers to form an ad hoc committee for the purpose of investigating allegations of Brown Act violations by members of the Business Improvement District (BID) commission.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Police Cuts Continue To Challenge Chief, Department

When Marty West took over as police chief for the Oakdale Police Department in 2007, he had a budget with $1.2 million more than it does now and eight more officers to protect the city compared to the 20 currently assigned. Now, with the population and calls for service rising, he's faced with having to lay off one more police officer to meet a 10 percent imposed cut to the department budget.

March 30, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Thief Takes Off With Coin-Op Washing Machine

Police are looking for thieves suspected of stealing a coin-operated washing machine from a Ponderosa Drive apartment complex sometime over the weekend.

The manager discovered theft Monday, March 21 and noted all the community mailboxes had also been pried open. The estimated value of the washing machine is $1,000.

March 25, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Bleak Budget Forecast For City

Oakdale's city council chambers were at standing room only capacity on Monday night as Oakdale City Manager Steve Hallam painted a gloomy picture of the city's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. By the time Mayor Pat Paul's gavel sounded at a few minutes before midnight to close the proceedings, very few of the citizens remained.

March 23, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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VIP TOUR

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EGG HUNTING TIME

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Author Captures Family History In Books

Andrew Rico wrote the books for his grandchildren.

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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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