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Turlock Teen Selected District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was selected as the 2016 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 275 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Thursday, June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


First Travel-Related Case Of Zika Confirmed In County

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that a 19-year-old male county resident has tested positive for Zika virus. The affected individual contracted the virus during travel outside of the United States. As of June 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that all Zika cases reported in the United States were acquired as a result of travel outside the United States. Community acquired cases of Zika remains at zero.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Art Association Sets Annual Show In Riverbank

Valley Art Association is hosting its Spring Art Show at the Riverbank City Council Chambers, 6707 Third St., Suite B, in Riverbank later this month. The Art Show viewing is Saturday, June 25 and is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Entries are for members only and new members are welcome. Receiving of entries is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24. Entry categories are oil/acrylics, water media, pastel, graphics/mixed media, sculpture and graphics.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


MJC Celebrates History Of Educational Excellence

The Modesto Junior College Foundation is 'Celebrating 95 Years of Educational Excellence' as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 21 at Greens on Tenth, 947 10th St., in downtown Modesto. The elegant evening will feature food catered by Greens, a selection of fine wines and a program showcasing a 95th anniversary celebration video, as well as alumni stories of how MJC touched their lives.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


COMMUNITY BRIEFS

River Oak

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Stanislaus County Libraries Offer More Operating Hours

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to expand library operating hours, effective July 8, 2016. This will mean opening all 13 library branches – including those in Oakdale and Riverbank – on Fridays and opening two hours earlier at the Ceres Library on Saturdays. The change in hours also includes closing one hour earlier – 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. – at libraries in Modesto and Turlock. The new hours represent a net increase of 84 hours per week countywide.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Salmon Threatened By Non-Native Fish

Increasing the daily bag limit for bass fishing in the Delta and reducing the fish size limit could go a long way to reducing the decline of endangered salmon and smelt while saving water for urban, farm and other environmental uses.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt Special to The Leader | Local News


Final Poll Shows Vogel, Flora In Assembly Race

Republicans Ken Vogel and Heath Flora will face a November General Election run-off with the final count in from both Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties covering California's 12th Assembly District.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


River Plan Input Sought

Residents who want to have a say on how local river parks are utilized in the future have a chance to get their voices heard.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to me of just how much technology is becoming part of my life. Currently I'm out camping and the Wi-Fi signal is intermittent. My evening walks with my son this week have turned into finding the best place to make a phone call or respond to text messages. I even caught myself today fishing in an area a lot longer than I should have only because it had a great Wi-Fi signal. As much as ...

June 22, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Two BB of Foursome

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Kent Qualifies For National Finals

Travis Kent, a senior at Valley Oak Charter School of Oakdale, has qualified for the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo. Known as "The World's Largest Rodeo" the weeklong event begins July 17 and wraps up on July 23 in Gillette, Wyoming.

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Big Turnout Seen For Local AAU Event

For four days The Corral on the Oakdale High School campus was the host of the Armature Athletic Union (AAU) Region 22 Qualifier, as over 450 youth competitors came out to take part in the track and field events. Athletes from the local area and as far away as Oregon packed The Corral where over 900 total medals where given out to the youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old.

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


COOL PLACES IN YOSEMITE

Temperatures lower, crowds smaller at higher elevations

June 21, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


5 ways to fly high in wine country

NAPA (AP) - You know it's fun to take in the wine country sights. But have you thought about trying the heights?

June 21, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


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