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Senate Bill Focuses On Veterans’ Tax Benefits

A proposal sponsored by George Runner to protect California's disabled veterans cleared the Assembly this week with unanimous, bipartisan support, and now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown. ...

August 21, 2014 | | Local News

Artists Ready To Share Music At Sierra View

The Sierra Music Festival continues for the sixth year in a row at J-H Ranch in Oakdale, slated for Saturday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 1:30 p.m. The lineup includ...

August 20, 2014 | Virginia Still | NEWS

Lucille Oliveira

Lucille Marie Oliveira, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.She was born on March 27, 1925 in Vallejo, CA.She worked seasonally at Hunt Wesson Cannery, and was a full time housew...

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries

Roberta Humphrey

Roberta Marie (Coon) Humphrey, 63, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.Born in Oakdale to William (Bob) Coon and Eulah Leigh Coon on Jan. 8, 1951, she was one of three daughters and spent most of her life in...

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries

Nancy Griffin

Nancy I. Griffin, 64, of Modesto died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.She was born in Texas and recently moved to Modesto from Turlock. She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.She is survive...

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries

Valley Home News

Special Birthday wishes go out to long time Valley Home resident, Russ Carpenter. Russ is well known in Valley Home as a caring friend, a man you can trust completely, a devoted family man, and a m...

August 20, 2014 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School started the new year with 87 students. Things are moving fast. The 6th Graders will be going to Outdoor Education on September 29-Oct. 3rd. Back to School Night will be Thursda...

August 20, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

The 2014 year is proving to be one 'winning' year for Danessa Menge. The Oakdale Junior High English teacher was featured in The Leader pages on Aug. 13 as one of 70-plus selectees for a recent SMA...

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Council Approves Fire Service Transfer

After putting finishing touches on a fire contract to have the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District assume fire service for the City of Oakdale and transfer its existing fire pers...

August 20, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OID Rate Hike Study A ‘Go’

Oakdale Irrigation District directors moved a step closer Tuesday morning to raising agricultural water rates for the first time in three decades. Next, it will be up to the district's 2,900 custom...

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Fresh Made Fun

Just a couple more weeks remain for the city's Farmers' Market, offered each Wednesday night in the downtown area.Fresh fruits and vegetables, musical entertainment, tasty treats, the chance to ado...

August 20, 2014 | | Local News

Survey Shows Continued Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This co...

August 19, 2014 | | Local News

Officials Schedule Air Alert Dry Run

Due to good to moderate air quality expected next week throughout the Valley, local air officials are asking Valley residents to conduct a "Practice Air Alert" by making and implementing plans t...

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

New Public Safety Center Groundbreaking

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Adam Christianson along with other State and Local Officials in Stanislaus County are going to break ground for the historic $113 million publ...

August 14, 2014 | | Local News

Fire Raging In Riverbank

An early morning multi-alarm fire in Riverbank has caused extensive damage to a couple of businesses along the main corridor through town. Crews were on scene at the corner of Third and Atchiso...

August 13, 2014 | | Local News

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