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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 www.oakdalegov.com 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


Area Growers Raise Funds For Agricultural Education

By RAYMOND GIBSON

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


U.S. News Rankings See Rise In UC Merced Grad Programs

At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


POWER MOVE

Koru Power Yoga Studio teacher, Kim Manley demonstrates with daughter Mia during a recent Family Night hosted by the local Yoga Studio. The event was hosted in conjunction with a fundraiser for the donation based studio which recently relocated to Randy Plaza. Koru is now at 809 W. F St., Oakdale. For additional information on private, adult and kid classes visit www.korupowerstudio.com or call 552-5128.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


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Kids’ Summer Camp Aiming To Be Super

Oakdale primary school students can once again pack their weeks with a bit of fun as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to offer ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Proposed City Budget Reviewed By Council

In a special Oakdale City Council session on Thursday night, June 1, members of the council met with the public and outlined the proposed city ...

June 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A New Best Friend At Petco Adoption Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Plan, Enjoy Summer Camping Trips

Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in North America. The statistics resource Statistica says the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


WARNING SIGN

Caution tape has been put up and signs posted clearly recommending people stay out of the Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry due to high river ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Roadwork Closures Planned Through July

With school just letting out for the summer, some major roadwork is planned in several areas around school sites.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


City Council Schedules First Budget Workshop

A special Oakdale City Council meeting is scheduled this week, set for Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


New Mom Forging Forward Through Unexpected Tragedy

The past 13 months have held much change for Katie Woltkamp. To summarize her life from 2016 to present day as a rollercoaster ride would ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Gathers In Observance Of Memorial Day

An audience of close to 50 community members assembled on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and to offer respects to ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Woodward Reservoir Hosts Boat, Sport Expo

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Summer Family Fun Can Be Found Close To Home

Summer revelers often take to the skies, rails and waves to embark on a vacation adventure. With the kids out of school and relaxed hours ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Keeping Kids Engaged During Summer Vacation

'Summer Slide' is a term parents may hear at the end of the school year. No, it doesn't have anything to do with playground ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Show Finale

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


How Families Can Make Staycations More Unique

As a result of the economic downturn that began in 2008, many families found themselves forgoing traditional vacations in favor of 'staycations.' In such instances ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


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