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June 28, 2016 | | Local Columns


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Court Case Shows Need For Change In Law

June 28, 2016 | | Local Columns


Protect Pets From Flurry Of July Fourth Fireworks

By ANN KELLY

June 28, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Fireworks Eye Injuries Being Seen More Often

Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

June 28, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Kids Club Membership Can Lead To Disneyland

Enroll in the educational Kids Club program at the Stanislaus County Fair for a chance to win Disneyland tickets.

June 28, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Woodward Fireworks Celebration Scheduled

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors presents the 21st annual Fireworks Celebration, in cooperation with the Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation, at Woodward Reservoir on Monday, July 4.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Reasons To Include More Dairy In Your Daily Diet

A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person's risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost the immune system and promote cardiovascular health, lowering your risk of heart disease in the process.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Health Centers In California Expand Oral Health Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on June 16 announced $24,127,657 in funding to support 65 health centers in California. The funding will increase access to integrated oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients. Nationwide, the announcement includes nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This funding enables health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the number of patients served.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Health Experts Urge Caution During Summer Months

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be a real problem. A recent University of Chicago Medical Center study, in fact, found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

With vacations and summer getaways in full force, it is important that we are aware of any suspicious activity within our community. Our Valley Home community is very well protected, because neighbors have always looked out for each other! If you do notice something that doesn't seem right, be sure to call our neighborhood watch captain, Ryan Cope. Ryan can be reached by email at ryancope@sbcglobal.net or by phone at 209-840-1306.

June 22, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Carl Schafer, Rawlin Hixon, Preston Page, Madison Dixon, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Mikayla Largent, Patti Mack, Loretta Raphael, Kaeli Sturtevant, Jazzlynn Velasquez, Don Armario, James Davis, Jasper Davis, Kersten Brooke, Avalea Yates, Ken Ritts, and Manny Arias.

June 22, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Two-Day Conference Focuses On Parenting

Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto will be the site for an upcoming conference on parenting, July 8 and 9.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Statewide Caltrans Survey: Motorists Guilty Of Littering

Caltrans released new survey data this week that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state's highways. Nearly one in five California motorists report intentionally dumping something on the side of the highway. Survey respondents confirmed they improperly disposed of items ranging from old furniture and appliances to green waste from their yard such as lawn clippings, branches or leaves. In addition, another six percent of motorists admitted that they fail to pick up waste left by pets on the side of the highway.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Federal Survey Will Help Shape Transportation Plans

This year, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are asking thousands of Californians how they get around. Surveys are being distributed now through April 2017 and Caltrans is asking the public to take part and help plan for future transportation needs.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Motorists Enjoy Sub-$3 Pump Prices Nationwide

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


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EDWARD CAMILLO BELLETTO

Edward Camillo Belletto, 91, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at his home on July 28, 2016. Ed was born the youngest child of Italian immigrants ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Child Support Services Free Employer Workshop

The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services (SCDCSS) will be hosting a free Employer Workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m ...

July 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Tax Refund Simplification Signed Into Law For 2017

A bill sponsored by the Board of Equalization (BOE) to streamline and simplify refunds on tax liabilities has been signed by the governor and will ...

July 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Shred It Success

July 27, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Stanislaus County Appoints Behavioral Health Director

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appointed Richard DeGette as the new Behavioral Health Director on Tuesday, July 19. Mr. DeGette will succeed current Director ...

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

National Night Out ... hope everyone is making plans to come to our community park this Tuesday, August 2nd!! This is an important night for all ...

July 27, 2016 | By Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

There goes another month! August happenings: Aug. 4th is the Community Club dinner meeting 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. August 7th is Breakfast ...

July 27, 2016 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry 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 ...

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


National Night Out Set

Oakdale police will join community residents in observing National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


Oakdale Police To Initiate New “Coffee With A Cop”

In an effort to improve the relationship between police officers and community members, the Oakdale Police Department will kick off its new "Coffee with a ...

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


‘Thank You’ Offered To Oakdale Community

In the last two weeks we have witnessed terrible tragedy in our country. The ambush killing of police officers in Dallas, TX and Baton Rouge ...

July 27, 2016 | By MICHAEL HARDEN Special To The Leader | Local News


Wrong-Way Driver Arrested For DUI, Hit-And-Run

Shortly after area police were issued a 'be on the lookout' for a wrong-way driver on Highway 108 between Oakdale and Riverbank on Saturday, July ...

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


Community Briefs

Hamburger Night Benefit

July 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


YES Company Production Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed at ...

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


State Sees Increased West Nile Activity

The California Department of Health, CDPH, is reporting increased West Nile virus activity across the state and is currently investigating numerous suspect cases in humans.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


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