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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


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 may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


La Grange Odd Fellows Schedule Catfish Dinner

It's summer time and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange.

July 20, 2016 | | News Briefs


Valley Food Competition Highlights New Products

The 2016 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products. This year's products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between, even all natural dog treats, which showcase ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


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CAL FIRE Issues Holiday Weekend Safety Reminders

Despite most of California experiencing mild weather conditions heading into the holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to be cautious and not let their guard ...

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Lightning Strike Damages Trees

A violent late spring thunderstorm rocked the Oakdale area overnight, with one lightning strike setting off a fire near the River Paradise Mobile Home Park.

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Attempted Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Oakdale Police, with assistance from the Turlock Police Department SWAT team, on Thursday arrested a man for attempted murder.

May 24, 2018 | | Local News


Mental Health Awareness Focus Of Friday Program

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Library Kicks Off Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program at the Oakdale Library is officially underway; kicked off on May 22, and it will continue all through June and July ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Google This

Recently, a group of Cloverland Cougars were treated to a visit by a Google Representative who shared the Augmented Reality Pioneer Program. Ten different classes ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


ACE Train Partners With Great America

Starting Tuesday, May 29 and running through Aug. 10, California's Great America will offer discounted admission into the park for guests who ride the ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Festival Offers Scrapbook of Sweet Memories

The weekend Chocolate Festival in Oakdale featured nearly picture perfect weather, huge crowds and plenty to do for all ages. Here are a few photos ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Pump Price Impacts Travel

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Magnolia Third Graders Enjoy Downtown Walking Field Trip

By AUTUMN NEAL

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Letters to the Editor

Volunteers Came Through Again

May 23, 2018 | | From Our Readers


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 ...

May 23, 2018 | | Crime


Knights Ferry News

Check out the new custom and hand painted "Welcome to historic Knights Ferry" sign on the west side of town. The sign was painted by ...

May 23, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Today is our kindergarten graduation. What an exciting day for our kindergartners! Graduation will start at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Congratulations ...

May 23, 2018 | | Valley Home News


Annual OHS Awards Night Celebrates With Generous Scholarships Presented

The 50th Annual Oakdale High School Senior Awards Night was hosted earlier this month at Gene Bianchi Community Center. A total of $250,400 in ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


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