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Sun, Rain Greet Rodeo Parade Participants, Watchers

When it stepped off at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, the annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade played out under sunny skies and a cool breeze. By the time it had wound its way the length of F Street from the city's west end to the Foothill Oaks Shopping Center on the east end, skies had clouded over and raindrops started to fall.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Rolls Out Rodeo Welcome Mat

From the wildly popular Cowgirl Luncheon to the crowning of new Rodeo Royalty, there is not a shortage of activities during rodeo week in the Cowboy Capital. Here are a few photos from the festivities.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


Rain, sun, wind and mud … all added up to a memorable weekend of rodeo action for the 66th annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo, hosted at the Saddle Club Grounds. Shown, Oakdale's Shelby Stansbury winds around the barrel in Sunday action, taking seventh place and collecting $587 for this 18.91 second run; events were halted late for a presentation of the colors and a special tribute to First Responders and the team roping duo of Oakdale's Wyatt Hansen and Blake Teixeira of Tres Pinos broke through in the second round with a 9.3 showing, good for ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Pair Of Easter Egg Hunts Scheduled On Saturday

With Easter Sunday coming up this weekend, it's time for the annual Kids Spring Fest, hosted each year at Kerr Park, at the end of North Stearns Road in Oakdale.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News

Elementary School Pint Sized Scientists Bring Home Hardware

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 8 at the 20th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools were among the 450 elementary student participants.

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Modesto Woman Killed In Friday Highway Crash

Just as the traffic was ramping up with an influx of visitors for the weekend Oakdale Rodeo, a late afternoon accident at the city's east end resulted in one fatality. The Friday, April 7 accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. and claimed the life of Christene Busser, 47, of Modesto, according to police.

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

OID Fallowing Faulted By Judge

The fallowing program proposed by the Oakdale Irrigation District last year has been criticized and the district itself taken to task by Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News

Swiss Echoes Yodeling Club Offers Annual Spring Concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon since 1947, is having its annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall in Ripon. The hall is on the corner of Manley and East Main streets.

April 12, 2017 | | Local News

Writers Gather In Sonora

The first in a series of writing workshops will be hosted by the Sonora Writers Group on Saturday, April 15 at the Tuolumne County Library in Sonora. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon; the public is invited, there is no cost and refreshments will be served. The "Successful Self Marketing" program will be led by local author Sandy Lee. She will share her experiences marketing her latest books, "No Unturned Stone" and "Hermie the Bug."

April 12, 2017 | | Local News

One Fatality In Multiple Vehicle Accident

A late afternoon accident on Friday, April 7 claimed the life of one motorist and caused massive traffic back-ups in the east end of Oakdale.

April 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

City Taps Interim Director For Public Services Position

Members of the Oakdale City Council appointed Jeff Gravel to serve as Public Services Director at the regular April 3 council meeting. Mr. Gravel has served as interim Public Services Director since September, taking over for retired director Thom Clark. His annual salary will be just over $122,176.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Fire Board Seeks Chief

With the recent acceptance of the resignation from Chief Matt Daly, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors had a special session on Monday, April 3. The meeting was hosted at the Station 26 Meeting Room, 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank at 6 p.m. Monday.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Student Artist Rounds Up Rodeo Poster Contest Win

The red carpet has been rolled out and the town is abuzz, as Oakdale Saddle Club presents the 66th Annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo. As the club prepares the rodeo grounds for a jam packed week of activity, it will also host first time visitor Christopher Rodriguez and his family.

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Oakdale Police Ready For Busy Rodeo Week

As Oakdale's beloved rodeo week activities hit full stride, local law enforcement professionals are stepping up their coverage in an effort to insure those in attendance have a great time and go home in one piece. According to Oakdale Police Chief Scott Heller, while the event is expected to increase the city's population by 50 percent, police and safety crews will match that increase.

April 05, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility & park rentals.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

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Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

Technology Night

On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cloverland Elementary School will host a Parent Technology Night. Parents will be ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Relay Fundraiser Set

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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