On Saturday Oct. 30, Oakdale Mayor Farrell Jackson and his wife Gayle, joined the family of the late Mayor Elmo Garcia to accept, on behalf of the City of Oakdale, a tree that was donated by the family of Elmo Garcia. The day started off with a potluck luncheon at the residence of Alice Garcia and was attended by 45 family members and friends. The dedication of the Valley Oak tree (Quercus Lobata) was presented at L.B. Gilbert Park, which was the first park on the east side of Oakdale that Elmo helped initiate. Adolphe and Shirley Garcia and ...
Reducing board compensation and freezing travel and conference expenses were items approved by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the Nov. 8 regular meeting.
The annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, a free, family-friendly event, is swimming into the Knights Ferry Recreation area on Kennedy Road, off Highway 108/120 this weekend.
If you would like to see Oakdale High freshman Colby Qualls draw his firearm and shoot a target, you'd better not blink.
Trench rescues are inherently dangerous and require specialized training to avoid further injury or death - that was the message received loud and clear at the two-day trench training exercise, Oct. 26-27, made possible by a generous donation by Oakdale Irrigation District.
Police arrested a trio of young men in late August on charges of trespassing and possession of marijuana after they were found in an empty home on Dominic and Pedersen. It was the first time they'd been caught but likely not the first time they'd busted into the empty residence.
Farmers were on hand to offer their two cents on the Oakdale Irrigation District's setting of water delivery fees at the Nov. 3 regular meeting of the board of directors.
The Oakdale Police Department recently rehired four officers part time using creative methods of retaining them, officers who had been given their pink slips in June due to budget cuts.
Oakdale area voters will go the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2 to pick candidates for local, state, and federal offices.
Pumpkins, vendors, and a petting zoo - Octoberfest at Bloomingcamp Ranch is back on the schedule after being scuttled due to the iconic Oakdale pie shop going dark without a lease.
The Police Officers Association (POA) announced their endorsement of political candidates Pat Paul for mayor and John Kanno, Jason Howard and Bill Camp for Oakdale City Council in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.
Oakdale's Lora Gery has been an advocate for her own children and other gifted learners in Oakdale. Now, she's taken her advocacy to a higher level.
Oakdale resident and photographer Kevin Fox can now add the title "Award Winning Filmmaker" to his résumé.
Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District (ORFD) showed its appreciation to the Oakdale Irrigation District for its generous monetary donation that made the purchase of a new rescue craft possible, with a good old-fashioned barbecue with burgers and all the fixings Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5.
There was a time when the threat of pertussis would panic the parents of young children as it was often a killer, descending on their precious bundles with swift and deadly intent, signaling its presence with the dreaded "whooping cough" that would literally choke the life from little bodies.
Saving lives by securing vehicle occupants throughout the state is the objective behind the California Highway Patrol's (CHP) "Vehicle Occupant Restraint Education and Instruction III (VOREIIII)" grant. In 2013, California achieved one of the higher seat belt usage rates in the nation at 97.4 percent. Through education and enforcement, the CHP is hoping to increase the seat belt usage rate while simultaneously reducing the number of people killed and injured in collisions.
Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters reminds the public that the Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Department will experience furlough closures during the holidays.
At first glance, 2-year-old Landon Shatswell is pretty much like most active toddlers. He loves to jump and run, play with his toys and listen to his mom, Desiree Shatswell read to him at night.
From new city leadership and the subsequent financial changes to keep the city afloat, to the discontinuation of maternity services at Oak Valley Hospital, as well as selfless acts done to better the community, 2013 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with stories from the first half of the year, January through June.
As Californians ready for their holiday travels, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is running its annual Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, MEP. The two-day holiday enforcement effort is designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during a time when celebrations are in full swing.
For those interested in getting special books to read over the holidays, the Oakdale Library has special holiday hours.
Taking the holiday theme of giving to the next level, Oakdale students and teachers helped a Sonora elementary school impacted by fire get back on firm educational ground.
Oakdale Police responded to a report of a family disturbance at an unknown apartment on the 300 block of S. Sixth Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, Dec 18 and ended up summoning an ambulance for a man who stabbed himself.
Oakdale High School's Care Closet, known as Veronica's Care Closet, for less fortunate students is in great need for some re-stocking prior to the Christmas Break. The last day of school prior to the break is Friday, Dec. 20.
A reduced amount of money to donate to the City of Oakdale for its operation of the Royce Memorial Pool was motioned and approved by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the Dec. 17 regular meeting.
Have you ever wondered how you can give back to the community and help one of your local California State Parks at the same time? Become a Columbia State Historic Park docent.
Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for single mother Sharon Nardello of Oakdale as she received the keys to her three-bedroom home that was renovated by Habitat for Humanity.
Not only have questions arisen over the legitimacy and fairness of the Oakdale City Council's Dec. 2 move to designate a portion of South Second Avenue for the exclusive parking of a single establishment, but the process in which it was administered raises serious concerns on potential violations of The Brown Act that governs how cities conduct business.
Calling the proposal the city's greatest chance of success at a special Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer moved that the city council pursue a contract with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District for fire services.
The oft embattled Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau remains out of compliance with its directives, this time for failing to follow a council mandated timeline for its bi-annual reports on finances and their business plan.