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Fishing Report

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where others are struggling to get a bite. The longer I've been fishing, the more I'm starting to realize that I've wasted a lot of time trying to outthink a fish. The first mistake I've made was eliminating areas that didn't look good to me. The major flaw in that type of thinking was that everything that I'm looking at above the water line, the fish don't even see ...

July 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mount Tamalpias State Park Hiking down the Dipsea trail

By VINCE REMBULAT

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Fall Creek Hike

By VINCE REMBULAT

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Garrapata State Park Hiking the trails near the Pacific Ocean coastline

By VINCE REMBULAT

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


San Francisco Exploring the City by the Bay

By JASON CAMPBELL

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Strategies To Help Save $$ On Back To School Supplies

Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Donation Deadline Approaching For Operation Homefront Effort

Thursday, Aug. 11 will be the last chance to donate to military families served by Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade. Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. partner through this program to provide military families with school supplies that Dollar Tree customers donate.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Take Time To Adjust To A Healthier Diet

Change often requires an adjustment period. Men and women who switch jobs may need a few weeks before they feel fully comfortable in a new office, while students changing schools may also need some time to adapt to their new surroundings.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Golf Tournament Trio Helps Raise Boyett Program Funds

The Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund hosted its 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 19 at Del Rio, Oakdale and Turlock Golf and Country Clubs. MDR welcomed 281 golfers at this year's tournament and nearly 60 volunteers. Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund was founded by the late Carl Boyett, CEO of Boyett Petroleum and his family. Carl's son, Dale Boyett, President of Boyett Petroleum was eager to continue Carl's beloved legacy and keep the tournament scheduled as planned prior to Carl's unexpected passing last November.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


More On Medicare

Choosing Your Age-

July 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


Practical Money Skills

Encouraging Good Financial Habits In Kids

July 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


HARE-RAISING

Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process at the Stanislaus County Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several local youngsters were involved in 4-H and FFA activities at the fair, with a number of residents also entering a variety of fair competitions. Look for results in a future issue of The Leader.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60 students over the next three years.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success. To that end, SCOE's Operation Backpack Drive is on now through Thursday, July 28. Backpacks, school supplies or cash donations can be made ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest (RDGDMF), set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Angels Camp.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


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Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Aquatics Masters hosted a one mile charity swim on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. A wide range of swimmers packed the Oakdale Aquatic Center ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Company Reports Tax Installment Payments

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) paid property taxes of more than $230 million this fall to the 50 counties where the energy company ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local Business


Community Briefs

TOPS Session

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fair Oaks student council members are shown with the donations that were collected by the local elementary school's student body for the "Holiday in ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Sends Agriculture Students To Competition

Modesto Junior College sent a team of six students to compete in the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet contest in Anaheim on Dec ...

December 13, 2017 | | Education


U.S Forest Service, CAL FIRE Address Forest Health

U.S. Forest Service officials this week announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total ...

December 13, 2017 | | Government


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

December 13, 2017 | | Crime


Chanukah Menorah Lightings Scheduled Throughout Valley

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will offer ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Continuing Exhibitions Featured At Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


2018 Healthy Air Living Calendars Have Arrived

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


IN CONCERT

The Shaw siblings, shown here, along with their parents, make up the Shaw Family Band, which will perform a holiday gospel concert at Escalon First ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Families Help Bring Holiday Joy To 8,850 Children Overseas

Volunteers from the Stanislaus County California Area Team are celebrating the collection of 8,850 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The Christmas dinner was well attended on Thursday night at the Community Club. The high school choir sang beautiful songs such as Silver Bells and ...

December 13, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

A very special wedding! Former Valley Home resident Judah Burton and his lovely bride Torrie Koller were married Wednesday evening December 6, Las Vegas, Nevada ...

December 13, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Orvis Tapped To Lead Irrigation District Board

A newly elected Oakdale Irrigation District board member will serve as president of the panel, with directors voting in Tom Orvis to the leadership role.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


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