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SECOND PLACE SHOWING

The Oakdale Sandlot baseball team took second place in their 12u AA bracket at the USSSA Spring Championship Select 30 Super NIT in Peoria, Arizona from March 17 through 19. Coaches and players include, back row from left: Coach Jason Daley, Hunter Baptista, Coach Daniel Krause, Coach Anthony Eberhardt, Coach Chris Perreira. Middle row from left: Alex Jones, Grant Edwards, Cooper Pitney, Jacob Guignard, Jace Eberhardt, Ryder Perreira. Front row from left: Eric Robles, Dax Daley, Dylan Krause, Ryan Krause.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Unbeaten

This past fall the Oakdale girls golf team won the Valley Oak League. The Oakdale boys are on pace for matching the girls championship run as they are currently 7-0 in VOL action.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Benefits Delivery Act Seeks To Cut Red Tape For Vets

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has re-introduced the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, a bill that cuts through red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and seeks to reduce the benefit-claims backlog. The legislation was introduced with fellow co-chairman of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

March 29, 2017 | | Government


Basketball Honors Bestowed

The Oakdale High School boys basketball program held its awards ceremony on Thursday, March 23. All three levels of Oakdale basketball were honored for their efforts on the court.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Berryhill Promotes Passage Of Construction Cost Bill

A bill authored by state Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, to ease construction costs for disabled veterans cleared a major legislative hurdle on Tuesday, as the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee advanced the measure unanimously.

March 29, 2017 | | Government


CHEER TIME

For the second year, Oakdale Cheer Boosters and the Oakdale High Cheer program put on a successful cheer skills clinic for sixth, seventh and eighth graders just prior to try-outs for the junior high or high school cheer programs. The skills clinic, hosted Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15, was put on by the seniors as a fundraiser and an opportunity to teach important skill sets to those wanting to learn. Oakdale High senior Madison 'Maddie' Abell, in front, was among the several varsity cheerleaders who volunteered to teach at the clinic.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mixed Results For Mustang Swimmers In Road Meet

A non-league meet saw Oakdale travel south to Atwater on Thursday, March 23 for some competition in the pool. Oakdale's girls won 120-61 but the boys fell by a 106-62 decision.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Additional Volunteers Needed For Mansion Docent Training

Do you like the Victorian era and local history? Want to increase your social circle? Would you like to talk with people from around the globe? Have you been looking for just the right volunteer opportunity?

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

I finally get a break in my work schedule and guess what, the rain is back! I'm also coming down with the flu that's going around. I just can't seem to catch a break. I did manage to get out fishing on the Delta and it didn't disappoint. The fish were initially a little tough to come by, but once we slowed down, we started to catch fish. This time on the Delta is especially fun because you can catch a little fish in one cast and possibly a giant the very next cast. We didn ...

March 29, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Work Along F Street

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 108 (West F Street) at Lee Avenue in Oakdale for curb, gutter and sidewalk work.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


TASTY FEST

There was no shortage of diners eager to take part in the Oakdale Rotary Club's annual Testicle Festival, staged on Monday night, March 27 at the FES Hall. Top photo, the hall was filled with people enjoying the 'Rocky Mountain oysters' while, at side, a Rotarian continues to deep fry the delicacy. Below, the Rotary crew takes a quick breather for a photo opportunity.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Modesto Junior College Spring Performances

Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Focuses On Equal Pay Day Observance

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, people across the United States will observe Equal Pay Day, a national day of action to combat the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the previous year. This means women on average have to work until April 4 just to take home what a man did in 2016.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


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Early Returns Show Santos Maintaining OID Seat

Unofficial results in the April 25 recall election for Oakdale Irrigation District Director Linda Santos showed with just under 500 votes counted, the 'No' votes ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Local Students Gear Up For Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, including pentathletes from Oakdale Junior High School.

April 26, 2017 | | Education


Veterans Commission Pays Visit To Oakdale

Members of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission made an appearance at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Monday evening, April 24. The commission, according ...

April 26, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Luncheon

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew Howard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

April 26, 2017 | | 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 ...

April 26, 2017 | | Crime


Economic Corridor Updated

Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


International Program Recruiting Host Families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Columns


Car, Motorcycle Show Set At 50’s Roadhouse In May

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to come join in the Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Don't be left out! Tickets are still available for our Valley Home School Dinner Dance. Call the school office at 209-847-0117. So much fun ...

April 26, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

The clouds gave way to beautiful sun for the Peddler's Faire on Sunday. The day started with a breakfast at the Odd Fellows Hall ...

April 26, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Immigration Info Offered

Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Benefit

Plan to attend a Friday night fundraiser, April 28 at Oakdale High School, featuring soccer games, silent auction, food, raffle drawings, entertainment and more.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Schedules Burger Fest May 6

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to attend the Oakdale Rescue Mission 'Burger Fest' at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Garden Club Sets Annual Salad Bar Luncheon

Tickets are now available for the Tuesday, May 16 Oakdale Garden Club Annual Scholarship Salad Bar Fundraiser, to be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


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