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Enrollment Increase For School’s Start

Students have registered for classes and found out who their teachers are going to be for the new school year. School starts today, Wednesday, Aug. 10 for students throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. That includes Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools in addition to the Oakdale junior and senior high schools.

August 10, 2011 | | Education

Knights Ferry News for August 10, 2011

Welcome to Knights Ferry the Turner family, Jason, his wife Mary and daughter Sydney. They are living behind the clubhouse. Mary runs the Knights Ferry Baking Company (

August 10, 2011 | | Knights Ferry News

Just Peachy - August Celebrates Favorite Summertime Fruit

On June 16 1982, then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Peach Month, but interestingly enough, many places celebrate August as National Peach month instead. July or August, either way, it doesn't change the fact that the fleshy, sweet fruit tastes equally good whether you're slurping down a peach smoothie on a hot day or gobbling warm peach cobbler with plenty of cool ice cream melting on top.

August 03, 2011 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Cliffords Celebrate 65 Years Together

Richard and Margaret Clifford marked their 65th wedding anniversary on July 28, 2011. They celebrated the occasion on July 17 at their daughter's home in Stockton.

August 03, 2011 | | Anniversaries

Yerzy, Mendoza Set Wedding Date

Scott Yerzy and Melinda Mendoza have announced their plans to be married. The couple has set a wedding date of Aug. 13, 2011, in Berkeley, California.

August 03, 2011 | | Engagements

Lebo, Chasteen Plan Fall Nuptials

Will Lebo and Kristina Chasteen have announced their plans to wed on Oct. 8, 2011.

August 03, 2011 | | Engagements

Tran, Medina-Meza Prepare To Wed

Tech Thu Tran of Antioch and Veronica Ann Medina-Meza of Oakland will wed as husband and wife on Sept. 10, 2011. The couple will share their vows with family and friends at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank.

August 03, 2011 | | Engagements

Oakdale Native Tackles NHRA Fram/Autolite Nationals

The 24th Annual Fram/Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway provided plenty of close on track racing action, and Oakdale native Brian Thiel was thick in the middle of it.

August 03, 2011 | Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

Athlete of the Week - Emily Bennett

With hundreds of top youth swimmers packed into competing events for the Come Up For Air swim tournament in Lake Tahoe on Saturday, July 23, Oakdale's Emily Bennett stepped up to land impressive finishes against the talented field.

August 03, 2011 | | Local Sports

Knights Ferry News for August 3, 2011

Don't forget Thursday, August 4th is the Community Club meeting, dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.

August 03, 2011 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News for August 3, 2011

Your reporter was unable to visit the Fair and see our 4-H'ers in action, however, one of our readers sent me some E-mail photos of the heifers being shown by Jennifer Schaefle, Gracie Azevedo and Justin Azevedo. The smiles on our 4-H'ers faces really brightened my day and made up for not being able to attend the event myself. The smiles just radiated as the threesome displayed their animals for the Judges. Gracie was the recipient of 2nd place overall showmanship and Justin received 5th place in overall showmanship. Jennifer received a 5th place award in dairy cattle ...

August 03, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

Measure ‘O’ Is Needed

Dear Editor,

August 03, 2011 | | From Our Readers

Lou Emma Margaret Freeman

Lou Emma Margaret Freeman, 83, of Oakdale, died on Sunday, July 17 at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto following a short illness.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dorothy Marie Nydahl

Dorothy Marie Nydahl, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 30 at her home in Riverbank.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Manuel Ferreira Oliveira Jr.

Manuel Ferreira Oliveira Jr., 89, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on Friday, July 29.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

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Fire Marshal Urges Safe, Sane Use Of Fireworks

Tuesday began the sale of 'Safe and Sane' fireworks in nearly 300 communities across California, including Oakdale, which has CAL FIRE reminding everyone to do ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Distracted Driving Remains Major Highway Problem

Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the number of California drivers who use mobile devices while they drive is on the rise.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Summer Gas Tax Cut Takes Effect

Board of Equalization Member George Runner on Monday announced the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by 2.2 cents per gallon beginning July ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Coordinated Effort Continues To Remove State’s Dead Trees

As wildfires burn across California, new estimates on the number of dead trees in California were announced, prompting continued concern for California's forest health ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Big Valley Hosts VBS

Big Valley Grace Community Church will become Pirate Island for Kids Campus, July 10 through 14 in a fun Vacation Bible School program. 'Pirates' kicks ...

June 29, 2016 | | News Briefs

Valley Home News

Happy news in Valley Home ... Darlene and Alvin Nunes are celebrating the birth of Joseph Christian Machado, their adorable grandson! Little Joseph Christian was born ...

June 29, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News

Knights Ferry News

Can you believe a half of a year has gone by? Hope everyone is keeping cool in this heat. Remember your pets and potted plants ...

June 29, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Special State Recognition Honors CASA Non-Profit

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, recently honored Court Appointed Special Advocates, Stanislaus County as Nonprofit of the Year for the 12th Assembly District during a ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Saturday Pet Adoption Event Offered At Petco

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

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 ...

June 29, 2016 | | Crime

Survey Says: Pump Prices Vary Widely In California

Congratulations, Californians: you are probably paying more than you have to during your fill-ups, according to the "Pump Price Spread Report" issued by GasBuddy. Looking ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Stanislaus Animal Services Seeks Foster Care Volunteers

If you can foster kittens for a few weeks, Stanislaus Animal Services can find them homes for life.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Lounges Bring Comfort, Confidence To The Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is excited to offer multiple lounges opened to guests throughout the 10 days of Fair.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group ...

June 29, 2016 | | News Briefs

Junior Fishing License In Future

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) said California is one step closer to offering a junior fishing license. The Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee unanimously ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News

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