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Simple Ways To Deal With Difficult People

By BRYAN GOLDEN Guest Columnist One of life's frustrations is having to deal with difficult people. Everyone has to interact with them. There is no escaping these troublesome individuals. You can...

July 18, 2017 | | Local Columns

Perspectives On Canine Affection

Dear Didi: How can you possibly love a dog TOO much? -Doggy Daddy Dear Doggy Daddy: As a Canine Behaviorist, I am basically a life coach for families and their dogs. My job is to make sure the ...

July 18, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Didi's Dogs

How Everyday Citizens Can Protect Local Parks

Local and national parks provide great, often awe-inspiring respites from more developed areas. According to the National Park Service, the United States is home to 59 protected areas designated as...

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Comedy, Drama Screenings

This weekend's movies being screened at The State Theatre in downtown Modesto feature both a light-hearted comedy and an unusual character-driven drama. The comedy From Hollywood to Rose, opens Sa...

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

LaFayette Lodge Car Show

The La Grange Odd Fellows welcome all to their Second Annual IOOF Lodge #65 Car Show, set for Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Grange one room school house. It'll be a full day of ...

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Grill Dessert, Add Spark To Outdoor Entertaining

Grilling immediately calls to mind smoky meats, vegetables and even seafood. However, many people may not know that grills can be an ideal place to cook dessert. Outdoor grills are relied on to im...

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Annual CoyoteFest Slated

Now is the time to sign up for the parade, car show or a booth and take part in the annual Coulterville CoyoteFest, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Car Show entry fee remains at just $25 thro...

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Fires Along Tracks Keep Crews Busy

Fire believed to have been sparked by a passing train ignited in several spots along the tracks running parallel to Patterson Road and Highway 108 between Oakdale and Riverbank on Monday morning, J...

July 17, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Influx Of Wildfire Smoke Affecting San Joaquin Valley

Smoke from the Whittier (Santa Barbara County), Alamo (San Luis Obispo County), and Garza (Kings County) fires is affecting air quality in all locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley, from San ...

July 14, 2017 | | Local News

Truck Vs. Fence

A truck hauling a trailer with cattle made an unexpected turn off the roadway along South Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale early afternoon Wednesday, July 12. The abrupt turn took out a portion of new fe...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Senior Coupon Distribution Slated At Farmers Market

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 12 will be the site for a final regular distribution of Farmers Market Coupons for age and income-eligible senior citizens, offered through the ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

Doggone Good Ending: Mini Happy To Be Home

Mini has been reunited with her owner, Oakdale resident Lucy Garcia. The local 'feel good' story came to a tail-wagging conclusion on Friday, July 7 after pet and owner spent three months apart, t...

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News

Robles Named Among Distinguished Top 10

Oakdale Joint Unified continues to maintain a presence throughout the state with its ever growing Agriculture program. Oakdale High School Agriculture teacher Isaac Robles was recently named a Tea...

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education

State’s Fire Season Off To Roaring Start

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California. That, according to CalFire spokesperson Lynne Tolmachoff, who released information on the various fires in an update...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

OHS’s New Look Corral Now Complete

For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground was broken on the new artificial turf project on Ju...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News

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