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Oakies Board Shop – Two Decades Of Shredding And Counting

It has been over two decades since two young 20-somethings decided it was time to bring "boards" to Oakdale. In late summer of 1996, Jeff Sawyer and Jason Turnage opened the doors of Oakies Board Shop, specializing in skate and snow boards.

October 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Foundation Focuses On Digestive Diseases

Kyle MacFarlane's childhood dreams were like most sports loving boys. His career aspiration simple – play professional baseball.

October 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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 a community that rallies to help its own when the need arises, the most recent fires in Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties have proven yet again Oakdale is a small town with big heart.

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 school year brought a welcome addition to the campus of Oakdale Junior High School by way of class elective. Beginning this school year, both seventh and eighth grade students were offered the option of Robotics.

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. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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 believers in God so we spent time talking about grief, anger, lack of understanding and the way others respond as they try and hold you up.

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 Franciosa, it is also tended to by a dozen Junior Librarians. A program she first began over three years ago.

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, however, Wednesday, Sept. 27 it is exactly where she will be, as she and six others participate in the Inaugural TEDxModesto event organized by Josh Boyd.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Enjoys Celebration As Community Park Opens

It was a much anticipated day for many in the City of Oakdale. On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 community members, city officials, honorary guests and hundreds more gathered for the Grand Opening of the Oakdale Community Park.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Burns Heads Up OTA For 2017-18 School Year

Keith Burns isn't new to the education system.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Downtown Business Receives Great Response

Finding a little something special just got a bit easier for the Oakdale shopper looking to find fashion and style on a limited budget.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Grief And Greatness

Two simple words: Never Forget.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Flexible Seating Piloted In Magnolia Classroom

For visitors of Magnolia Elementary School, things may appear to be going off the grid by way of traditional seating and classroom structure.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Love Oakdale Leaves Impact On Projects Throughout City

A small army of close to 250 people embarked on multiple projects throughout the City of Oakdale on Saturday, April 21. Their weapons of choice ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Site Improvements Continue Moving Forward

Oakdale Junior High School will be receiving much needed improvements for the school's multi-purpose room/cafeteria, thanks to developer fees and a unanimous vote ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Salon Closes After Six Decades Of Service

Judy's Hair Fashions has seen its last client. The walls of the 147 N. First Ave., Oakdale location hold more than six decades of ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Community Park Hosts First Music Festival

The amphitheater of Oakdale Community Park will soon be filled with music.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Listen And Learn

Life is really funny. From the time my children were very young I began to learn how much I could learn from them.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Cowgirl Luncheon Once Again Packs Bianchi Center

Forty cowboys left rodeo week with memories which will sustain them a lifetime and it didn't come by way of accomplishment at the Oakdale ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Interact Club Has International Plans

Four students of Oakdale High School Interact Club are up to something big. The student affiliate of the Oakdale Rotary Club has taken on a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Named Color Guard Champions

The title of 'Champion' is one some Oakdale students have become accustomed to. Now, 18 Oakdale Junior High students find themselves amongst this group as ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale’s Rich Earns Outstanding Woman Honors

Sue Rich was destined to be an educator. Her journey to teach began as young as her junior high days and has metamorphized many times ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Chamber Hosts Successful Pours In Stores Event

Not to be put off by a little rain, the latest go-round of Pours in Stores, Eat Drink and Be Local, proved to be a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Saddle Up Or Mosey Out

Two words possibly said more over the course of seven days than any other in the 95361, "Rodeo Week." It's here, it's now ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fair Oaks Students See Books Published

Fair Oaks Elementary School students have dipped their pens into the publishing world. Under the guidance and direction of Computer Lab Educator Theresa Gassaway, eight ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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