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Measure T Passes, Denham And Hernandez To Have Run-Off

Despite a low turnout of just 21.76 percent of residents voting according to a published report by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, the people have been heard as California has wrapped up its June 5 primary election.

June 07, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Treasurer Candidates Encouraged To Apply

The Oakdale City Council is seeking interested persons to apply for appointment to the vacant City Treasurer position.

June 06, 2012 | | Local News


Relocation Revisited By OID Board

A topic that has been in discussion for some time regarding the potential relocation of the Oakdale Irrigation District's headquarters, as it outgrows its office and land space in the center of town at the intersection of F Street and Johnson Avenue, was on the agenda again at the June 5 regular meeting of the OID Board of Directors.

June 06, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Plunge In! - City Pool Opens For Summer Season

Although the actual summer season has gotten off to a bi-polar start - one minute it's hot, the next it's raining - the Oakdale City pool, The Plunge, opened officially Saturday, June 2 to eager swimmers.

June 06, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Foundation, Board Divided - Oak Valley Advisor’s Report Creates Rift

An Oak Valley Hospital consultant's recommendation to dissolve the Oak Valley Foundation's current executive board in favor of allowing a newly-appointed director hired by the hospital's CEO to choose the agency's executive committee has raised the ire of the charity organization's members. The Foundation has been in existence for 32 years.

June 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Certified Farmers Market Starts Thursday

The City of Oakdale Certified Farmers Market begins Thursday, June 7 and will run weekly through Aug. 30. The Farmers Market will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at North Third Avenue and has been expanded this year to run between D and F streets.

June 06, 2012 | | Local News


Looming Decisions Debated For City’s New Budget

Oakdale city officials revealed several options for the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget on Wednesday evening, May 30, at a public workshop in the council chambers.

June 06, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Quit Smoking Class Opens

For individuals who feel like its time to "kick the butts," a free program is available to help people get on the road to better health.

June 05, 2012 | | Local News


Chad Condit Visits Oakdale For Meet And Greet

Independent candidate Chad Condit visited Oakdale Wednesday, May 30 for a meet-and-greet event at Cafe Bravo in the hopes of reaching out to voters before the upcoming Tuesday, June 5 primary election.

June 01, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Council Meeting Moved To Tuesday Night

The regularly scheduled Monday, June 4 Oakdale City Council meeting has been moved back a day to Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. due to a lack of a quorum.

May 31, 2012 | | Local News


Backlash: City Bond Rating Downgraded

Moody's Investors Service has slightly downgraded Oakdale's Sewer Enterprise Revenue bond rating affecting $1.6 million in debt, citing concerns about the city's lagging economy and uncertainty of future financial performance.

May 30, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Game Plan - Councilman Presents Ideas To Solve Debt

Oakdale City Councilman Tom Dunlop is adamant that the city can't continue doing business as it has in the past.

May 30, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Critics Claim Lack Of Transparency - Request For Study Information Denied, City Cites As “Privileged

The City of Oakdale has denied an Oakdale Leader Public Information Act request filed on May 10 seeking a city paid report regarding a possible conflict of interest investigation into named city officials last year.

May 30, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


McCormick Gets Three-Year Contract As Hospital CEO

The Oak Valley Hospital Board of Directors announced on Wednesday night that Acting Hospital CEO John McCormick will be placed as the permanent CEO with a pending three-year contract.

May 30, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Paranormal Society Seeks Members

If you've always been fascinated by the unknown, have an open mind, and enjoy sitting in darkness waiting for something otherworldly to happen, the Oakdale Paranormal Society may be the right fit for you.

May 30, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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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


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


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


Civil War Battles Rage

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 25, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | Local News


Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

March 18, 2015 | | Local News


Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its 'Cowboy Capital' motto (see related story on this page).

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city's motto of "Cowboy Capital of the World" but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of "Pioneer Perfect," many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

March 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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