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Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in May: Wiggle Worms every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes.)

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Caltrans Sees Statewide Litter Pickup Day Success

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a statewide Litter Removal Day and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 21 to pick up litter, trash and debris along the state highway system and to educate the public about this costly issue.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


River Clean Up May 7

Volunteers will meet near the river in the Cost Less parking lot. Bring gloves, boots, and energy. So far volunteers have collected over eight tons of debris in the last three months, which would have otherwise been grabbed by the river this past week as the water rose to its highest level in years.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Me-Wuk Heritage Day Offered At New Melones

New Melones Visitor Center will put the focus on the Me-Wuk this weekend.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Superhero NICU Reunion At Modesto Nuts Game

For the third year Doctors Medical Center will honor its "graduates" of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Superhero Night at the Modesto Nuts game. NICU grads and their families will be honored on the field and one special NICU grad will throw out the first pitch with the help of the NICU Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Yao. The Nuts will honor an MVP NICU grad who turns seven that day. Children are encouraged to dress like superheroes and there will be a photo booth taking trading card photos of the NICU grads in their superhero attire.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


McKenzie Cruises Into Ports Game A Winner

With only 8,736 fans to go, the Stockton Ports were anticipating reaching their six millionth fan to walk through the gates during Saturday or Sunday's home game this past weekend.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Installation Due

New officers for the Oakdale Women's Club are due to be installed next month.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Saturday Service Special

April 27, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Valley Home News

This week we had the pleasure of attending evening service at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. The service was filled with the melody of old time songs, scripture, heartfelt welcome and the grace of wonderful fellowship! Remember both our Valley Home St. John's/St. Luke's Church and Missionary Baptist Church invite you, your family, friends and neighbors also to their Sunday morning services. What a special place we are blessed to call home!

April 27, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Peddler's Faire morning was a bit breezy but that didn't keep anyone away. The Odd Fellows held a breakfast to start the day. A shuttle bus transported people from parking to the Faire. People were seen with their purchases looking for more "good stuff." The items in the antique section seem more familiar each year – many things that I grew up with! This event benefits Miller's Hall and its plan for heat and air in the museum.

April 27, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Gold Country Singers Schedule Spring Concerts

Spring has displayed wonderful wild flowers and the Gold Country Singers, under the direction of Annette Hutton of Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale, are happily singing nature's praises, with a special spring concert.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Oak Valley Art Society Spring Show Winners

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society hosted their Spring Show earlier this month at the Escalon library. Following is the list of winners.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca on Thursday, April 21. Helping the girls continue their winning streak were Melody Johnson as she took both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Johnson's times were 16.59 for the 100 and 51.71 for the 300 hurdles. Sara Stevens won the 400 meter run in 1:05.52; Kristen Aguilar won the 1600 meters in 6:14 and the 3200 in 13:29; Ruby Houchens won the 800 meters. The girls 4x400 relay ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


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SUMMER IN SQUAW VALLEY Top ski resort turns into summer wonderland

California is blessed with several top-notch ski resorts and, so often, we just don't think about them once we get past ski season. But ...

May 26, 2016 | By CARY ORDWAY | 209 LIVING


Kraving Kebab Pizza offers a unique dining experience

When most think of biting into a pizza, they imagine pepperoni, cheese and the familiar blend of marinara and rosemary. Well, Kraving Kebab Pizza in ...

May 26, 2016 | By ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


SJ COUNTY: Plenty of mom & pops that make popular pies

For years, Dante's California Style Pizza & Café has been the consensus choice for the top pizza place in Stockton.

May 26, 2016 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


Pizza Plus made moving day to Ripon great

I've always heard that moving across town is much harder work than moving across country. I thought it was a strange saying until last ...

May 26, 2016 | By MONICA CANE | 209 LIVING


Two good reasons to opt for pizza for dinner

Everybody has had that conversation before.

May 26, 2016 | By JASON CAMPBELL Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Grant Money Available For Habitat Work

California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Clarification

An article in the May 11 issue of The Leader incorrectly reported a new record holder for the varsity girls soccer team as having 24 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Successful Season Ends For Oakdale Swimmers

After breaking several Oakdale High School varsity boys swim records a week ago, the boys 200 yard Medley Relay team advanced to the CIF State ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Charity Helps But It’s Not The Answer

I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very ...

May 25, 2016 | By GLENN MOLLETTE Guest Columnist | OPINION


Looking For A Nursing Home?

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one?

May 25, 2016 | By CATE KORTZEBORN Regional Administrator | OPINION


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