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State Observing Wildfire Awareness Week

As drought conditions continue to significantly elevate California's fire danger, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 3-9, 2015 as "Wildfire Awareness Week." Read More
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Posted: May. 04, 2015 1:49

Highway Patrol Updates Website

Highway Patrol Updates Website

 

Whether you are looking for a local office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), are interested in learning about careers with the CHP or traffic safety programs, wish to file a commendation or report a crime on state property, it will all be much easier on the new CHP Web site that is launching this week.

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Posted: May. 01, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Highway Patrol Updates Website Comments 0 Comments
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Campus Monitor Arrested With Gun

Campus Monitor Arrested With Gun

Oakdale Police reported that they arrested a campus supervisor from the Stanislaus Arts Academy Culinary School for possessing a handgun and ammunition on school grounds on Tuesday, April 29.

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Relay 2015 In The Books

Relay 2015 In The Books

What started out under gloomy skies and the threat of rain turned in to a mostly mild, though windy, Relay For Life of Oakdale. The 14th annual event, staged through the American Cancer Society, brought hundreds of people to the soccer fields at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

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Tragedy On Tracks

Tragedy On Tracks

A midafternoon train vs. pedestrian incident along the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe tracks between Riverbank and Escalon on Friday, April 24 claimed the life of an Oakdale woman.

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Farmers Market Adds “Twist”

Farmers Market Adds “Twist”

 

Opening Wednesday, May 6, the Oakdale Farmers Market provides the community with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as products that are grown and produced locally. The market, being overseen by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau will run every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. until Sept. 2.

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County Moves To Shut Medical Pot Shop

 

 

Stating that Kiona’s Farm’acy, just outside the Oakdale city limits, falsified its business license application and calling it a “marijuana dispensary,” the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, April 21 to file a lawsuit to close down the business.

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Interupted Burglary Leads To Chase, Manhunt, And Arrest

Interupted Burglary Leads To Chase, Manhunt, And Arrest

 

An interrupted residential burglary in the Del Rio area off Stewart Road and McHenry Avenue on Wednesday, April 29, led to a high speed chase with the vehicle being discarded outside of Oakdale off Rodden Road. The suspect fled on foot and swam across the Stanislaus River back into the city causing police to lock down the area as sheriff’s units conducted a neighborhood search for the man.

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Posted: Apr. 29, 2015 4:48 p.m. | Interupted Burglary Leads To Chase, Manhunt, And Arrest Comments 0 Comments
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Olsen Education Bill Passes Committee Vote

 

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D - San Diego), that seeks to provide a creative answer to the need to grow early education opportunities by harnessing the power of the private sector passed its first committee on Monday.

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Posted: Apr. 27, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Olsen Education Bill Passes Committee Vote Comments 0 Comments
Unsavory Spa Rubbing Some The Wrong Way

Unsavory Spa Rubbing Some The Wrong Way

 

In the dark underground world of sex trafficking, acts of prostitution and its victims, the women forced to work in the sex trade, are often concealed in a single business: brothels posing as massage parlors.

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Posted: Apr. 24, 2015 1:02 p.m. | Unsavory Spa Rubbing Some The Wrong Way Comments 1 Comment
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Mosquito Abatement Efforts Under Way

 

The California State Legislature has declared the week of April 19 as “West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.” Stanislaus County health officials have announced mosquito surveillance and control activities have been initiated by Eastside Mosquito Abatement District and Turlock Mosquito Abatement District. Residents are urged to play their part by eliminating standing water on their property and informing their local mosquito abatement district if they are being bitten by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has already been detected within California this year, most notably in neighboring Alameda and Santa Clara counties, along with Los Angeles County.

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Posted: Apr. 23, 2015 12:22 p.m. | Mosquito Abatement Efforts Under Way Comments 0 Comments
SOS Race Earns Thousands

SOS Race Earns Thousands

 

The morning of Saturday, April 18 brought made to order weather for 272 runners, spectators and volunteers greeted by a blue, sun-filled sky as they participated in the Sixth Annual Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run/Walk.

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Posted: Apr. 21, 2015 5:38 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | SOS Race Earns Thousands Comments 0 Comments
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Volunteers Tackle Love Oakdale Effort

Volunteers Tackle Love Oakdale Effort

Admitting he was kind of “de facto appointed” this year to oversee the Love Oakdale project, local resident Zach Greenlee wasn’t complaining. He was, instead, excited to see the spirit of volunteerism that hundreds of residents brought with them to Wood Park early Saturday morning.

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Posted: Apr. 21, 2015 5:47 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Volunteers Tackle Love Oakdale Effort Comments 0 Comments
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Drivers See Slight Hike At Gas Pump

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: Apr. 20, 2015 2:55 p.m. | Drivers See Slight Hike At Gas Pump Comments 0 Comments
Prank Sign Leads To CHP Stop

Prank Sign Leads To CHP Stop

An Oakdale Joint Unified School District bus filled with over 45 students of the Oakdale High School track team had its journey to Lathrop interrupted by a stop from the California Highway Patrol due to possible distress and a welfare check of its occupants.

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Posted: Apr. 17, 2015 2:43 p.m. | Prank Sign Leads To CHP Stop Comments 0 Comments
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City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday

City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday

The Oakdale City Council has slated for its next meeting, Monday, April 20, to discuss amending the current Municipal Code to make it easier for large retail developments to come to the city.

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Posted: Apr. 17, 2015 12:35 p.m. | City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday  Comments 0 Comments
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Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday

Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday

 

Marie McAnally wasn’t just interested in a cake and candles to commemorate her 83rd birthday; that would be too simple. According to McAnally’s daughter Cindy Webb, she pondered her ‘Bucket List’ instead for ideas.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:47 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday Comments 0 Comments
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Countdown To Relay

 

Oakdale’s annual Relay For Life is just around the corner – the 24-hour signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will be hosted at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Countdown To Relay Comments 0 Comments
City Meeting Water Goals

City Meeting Water Goals

 

With California in its fourth year of drought and Governor Jerry Brown putting out an executive order calling for cutbacks of 20 percent, the City of Oakdale announced that their figures show that the city and its residents have nearly met that mark based on 2013 figures.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:52 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Meeting Water Goals Comments 0 Comments
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Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

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Posted: Apr. 10, 2015 5:14 p.m. | Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work Comments 0 Comments
Kids Spring Fest Fun

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.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Kids Spring Fest Fun Comments 0 Comments
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Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

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.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:31 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness Comments 0 Comments
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Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

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.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:34 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat Comments 0 Comments
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Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

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.

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Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

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.

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Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

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.

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 6:10 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones Comments 0 Comments
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Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

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.

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 6:48 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations Comments 0 Comments
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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.

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 6:54 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Annual Spring Fest Saturday Comments 0 Comments
Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

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.”

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OTVB – What Direction Now?

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.

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City Opposes Fed Plan

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.

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Posted: Mar. 25, 2015 10:19 a.m. | City Opposes Fed Plan Comments 0 Comments
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Civil War Battles Rage

Civil War Battles Rage

 

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

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Civil War Battles Rage Comments 0 Comments
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Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

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.

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 6:07 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools Comments 0 Comments
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Four Vying For Open Council Seat

Four Vying For Open Council Seat

 

The Oakdale City Clerk’s office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

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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.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms Comments 0 Comments
Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

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).

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings Comments 0 Comments
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Residents Shoot Down Slogan

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.

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OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been “rumored” that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of “Pioneer Perfect” and embrace the city’s original motto “Cowboy Capital of the World.”

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Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

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.

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Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

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Posted: Mar. 12, 2015 12:40 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 12, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements Comments 0 Comments
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Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

The driver involved in a late summer fiery Knights Ferry crash that claimed the life of a Modesto man was arrested on Friday, March 6 and now faces murder charges for causing the collision.

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Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council

Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council

 

As the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau attempts to market the city, the topic of “Find Your Inner Pioneer” was presented to members of the city council at their regular meeting on March 2.

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Posted: Mar. 11, 2015 11:19 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 11, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Property Transfers

Council Approves Property Transfers

The Oakdale City Council is still sorting out and finalizing property issues associated with the now-defunct Oakdale Redevelopment Agency.

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