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Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

April 08, 2015 | | Local News


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same "business sense" as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

April 08, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

April 03, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

April 02, 2015 | | Local News


Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News


Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News


Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency's planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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PREPARING TO SERVE

Organizers expect to serve over 1100 meals on Thanksgiving as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its 23rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations of turkeys (cooked ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans’ Day Ceremony Draws Appreciative Crowd

Over 150 people came out to remember, honor and celebrate veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Monument in Oakdale ...

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Denham Appears Poised To Return To Congress

With a week passing since the Nov. 8 Presidential Election, results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised ...

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Recall Petition Submitted For OID Director Santos

Over 650 signatures were submitted to Stanislaus Clerk-Recorder Lee Lundrigan on Thursday, Nov. 10 demanding the recall of Oakdale Irrigation District Division 4 board member ...

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Salmon Focus Of Celebration At Saturday’s Special Festival

From making mobiles to colorful fish print T-shirts, listening to music and enjoying some freshly grilled salmon, the emphasis was on salmon, the Stanislaus River ...

November 16, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Relay For Life Kickoff Scheduled On Thursday

Join those who are working to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back by getting involved with the Relay For Life of Oakdale and Riverbank.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Poised To Return To Congress

Results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office early Wednesday showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District ...

November 09, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CONGRESSIONAL HONOR

Oakdale High School's Sophia Hill is shown with Congressman Jeff Denham. Hill was recently named a 2016-17 Congressional Merit Award winner for California's ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


4-H FUN

Members of the Orange Blossom 4-H were busy at the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll on Sunday, hosting a face painting booth along with games including ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Modesto Man Booked For Attempted Murder

Oakdale Police Department investigators continue to follow up on the early morning Oct. 31 shooting in the 300 block of South Third Avenue that sent ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Hunter Education Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program has begun to schedule its clinics for 2017. So far, next year ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Pump Prices Steady For California Drivers

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Musicians Pick Up Award

Local music group Blindfold recently was honored with the MAMA award for best Alt-Indie rock band.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale, Riverbank Join Forces To Offer Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale-Riverbank will be hosting its kickoff for the 2017 event later this month.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Approaching

The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., Oakdale, will once again serve as a collection site for the shoeboxes being packed as part ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


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