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CHP Puts Focus On Distracted Teen Drivers

Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In response to this troubling fact, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with Impact Teen Drivers with a shared goal, to change the teen culture and make distracted driving intolerable. The yearlong traffic safety campaign continues through September 2014.

April 24, 2014 | | Local News


Stanislaus Consolidated Appoints New Chief

The search to lead the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District ended when the district's board voted 4-0 and announced the appointment of its new fire chief, Randall Bradley, at its April 10 meeting. He will be paid $157,000 per year to lead the department.

April 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Fun Fest A Springtime Hit

It's an event that draws the community in droves and with good reason, much like the Halloween parade, the Kid's Fest and Safety Fair is all about the kids.

April 23, 2014 | Kim Van Meter Special to the Leader | Local News


November Initiative - City Wants Tax On Ballot

Fearing a 17 percent cut in city services with the loss of current Measure O funds, the Oakdale City Council on Monday night voted 4-1 in favor of requesting the county to place an initiative basically extending the current sales tax measure another five years on the November ballot.

April 23, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


New Stanislaus Consolidated Chief Appointed

The search to lead the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection ended when the district's board voted 4-0 and announced the appointment of its new fire chief, Randall Bradley, at its April 10 meeting. He will be paid $157,000 per year to lead the department.

April 18, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Route 99 Enforcement Effort

The majority of collisions in the Central Division that end in death or injury begin with a speeding or aggressive driver. To address this issue, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has embarked on a yearlong, lifesaving endeavor to reduce the frequency of these collisions.

April 17, 2014 | | Local News


High-Flying Rodeo Success

From the nearly perfect weather to well-attended events throughout the week, Oakdale's 63rd annual PRCA Rodeo culminated with a fast-paced weekend of competition. All Around champion at the Oakdale Saddle Club-sponsored rodeo was Elko, Nevada resident Dakota Eldridge. He earned the title and the championship buckle, finishing in the money in both steer wrestling and tie down roping.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News


Saturday Parade Kicks Off Rodeo Weekend

The final event in nearly a week of festivities before the start of the actual rodeo, Saturday morning's parade along F Street through downtown Oakdale draws dozens of entries and hundreds of participants.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News


Join In Kids Spring Fest Saturday

Weather forecasters are calling for sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the 80s on Saturday, picture perfect for some egg hunting and fun.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News


REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK – One Greenhorn And 464 Cowgirls

I have to admit, this is my first experience with Rodeo Week due to usually taking anniversary vacations in April during my time here at The Leader.

April 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Screening Of ‘Chasing Ice’ Planned

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "Chasing Ice" on Thursday, April 17, at 7p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. This is the final event of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series and admission is free. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

April 15, 2014 | | Local News


Reclamation Increases Stanislaus River Flows

Beginning on Monday, April 14 the Bureau of Reclamation began increasing releases from Goodwin Dam into the Stanislaus River to benefit Stanislaus River steelhead and San Joaquin River Chinook salmon. Goodwin Dam is located downstream from Tulloch Dam and New Melones Dam and Reservoir, features of the Central Valley Project.

April 14, 2014 | | Local News


Emergency Dispatchers Recognized For Service

You may be in the midst of a chaotic moment, a health crisis, or even worse and the three numbers that come to mind to call in the emergency are 9-1-1. The people answering the phones are highly trained professionals who may calmly give direction on what to do, or perhaps give life-saving instructions. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors the brave men and women you do not see who are behind the scenes. National Public Safety Telecommunicators week is April 13 – 19 and it is a chance to give thanks to the men and women on the other end ...

April 11, 2014 | | Local News


Computer Classes Legislation Gets Committee Nod

Assemblymembers Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, and Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, have announced that AB 1764, a bill that would encourage districts to expand computer science courses in high schools, has unanimously passed the Assembly Committee on Education.

April 10, 2014 | | Local News


Hundreds Turn Out To Love Oakdale

From one end of the community to the other, volunteers fanned out to attack overgrown lawns, clean up alleyways, spruce up planter boxes, help their neighbors and, just generally, Love Oakdale.

April 09, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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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 ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Cemetery Work Day In The Ferry

Volunteers are being sought to help 'Jazz Up' the cemetery in Knights Ferry.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices On Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Reminds Residents To Be Aware Around Rails

As California remains number one in the nation for fatalities at railroad crossings, Caltrans reminds Californians to remember the risks and dangers around trains and ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Car Show At Church

Sierra Foothills Community Church, 1040 W. F St., Oakdale is hosting a car show on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Texas Roadhouse Sets Wednesday Relief Fundraiser

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, more than 500 Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will donate 100 percent of profits to The American Red Cross and ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross Seeks Donors To Maintain Blood Supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Class Reunion Set

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Video Series Honors Korean War Veteran

The latest Thank-a-Vet Thursday (TVT) video, posted on Sept. 21 through Congressman Jeff Denham's office, honors U.S. Navy veteran Al Menshew, who served ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


CLASSIC CHASSIS

It was a blast from the past when the Modesto Throttlers Car Club rumbled into Oakdale for a Saturday, Sept. 23 showcase at Wood Park ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Wraps Up Summer Run

Wednesday, Sept. 27 will feature the final Farmer's Market of the 2017 season in downtown Oakdale.

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Dinner Celebrates Local Legacy

At its annual Cowboy Museum Dinner, officials will be honoring the history of A.L Gilbert and also saluting Glenn Bacigalupi with this year's ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local News


TEDxModesto Gets A Piece Of Oakdale

Standing center stage and speaking at the Gallo Center for the Arts is likely not a place Elizabeth Wight envisioned herself five years ago. Today ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


McHenry Traffic Alert

Expect traffic delays in Escalon on Tuesday, Sept. 26 starting at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5 a.m., with work continuing ...

September 25, 2017 | | Local News


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