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West End Building Will See Completion

A development longtime in the making, is finally seeing positive progress in the way of completion. West side Oakdale residents will soon be saying goodbye to empty lots and excessive weeds as the final 250 homes in the Bridle Ridge subdivision are completed.

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Guide Dog Training Is Now Family Affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David and Brenda Kindred's daughter Hope, five years ago when she was in seventh grade.

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I have a password headache and I have full confidence I'm not alone.

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Oakdale Community Park Eyeing Mid-September Opening

An idea over five years in the making is coming to fruition as crews continue to work towards completion of the Oakdale Community Park. The project was made possible through a state grant award received by the City and earmarked specifically for a park of this nature.

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Somewhere In The Middle

I'm not ready for this "middle-aged" business.

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Inaugural Local Event Anticipates Large Crowd

The concept seemed simple enough in a setting perhaps not foreign to a number of men. Two guys sitting in the garage, shooting the breeze and drinking a beer. Simple, right?

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Bone Marrow Donation Helps Brazilian Youth

One truly never knows when their words or actions may have an effect on another's life. One such lesson was recently lived by Oakdale resident James Da Rosa, after following through on a fleeting thought.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stueve Family Settles In At Bloomingcamp Ranch

It's the type of story one might hear two cowboys sharing over an early morning cup of coffee.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Heat And Happiness

Welcome to the world of triple digits.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Approves 2017-18 Budget

Monday, June 12 was a night of projection as well as reflection as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members wrapped up the final meeting of the 2016-2017 school year.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Surging River Waters Not Yet Float Ready

River rafting enthusiasts will need to wait just a bit longer before casting off and floating their way down the Stanislaus River. A wet and snowy winter has continued to plague the activity of recreational rafters, as well as businesses as water levels continue to be unsafe.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Double Digits And Dreams

I tend to be an analyst.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Conlin Supply Now Open In Third Business Location

Albert Conlin is not new to the feed business. While customers of his recently opened 118 Albers Road, Modesto, third store location may not know of Conlin Supply, that's not stopping them from shopping.

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Retro Reminders

Remember the '70s? Not the weather, the decade.

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Community Reaches Out To Support Fire Victims

It could be said that the community of Oakdale has long arms when it comes to reaching out to help those in need. Known as ...

October 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 ...

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct ...

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


No Reason

I recently had an in depth conversation with someone on death. More specifically on those we love who are taken too soon. We're both ...

October 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings

Parenting is tough.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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


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