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Service: A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2 p.m. at the Oakdale Christian Church, 330 Maxwell Ave. in Oakdale followed by a Reception at the church.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Grant Applications Available For Student Robotics Projects

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) will receive $30,000 from AT&T to support its new Student Engineering & Robotics Project. The program will help underserved high school students learn about STEM concepts and propose and complete their own robotics project.

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Theater Department Stages Dramatic Play

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents "The Good Woman of Setzuan" by Bertolt Brecht and directed by MJC Theater Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. Performances are Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Valley Home Church Schedules Craft Faire

St. John's/St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4606 Michigan Ave., Valley Home will be having its second annual Craft Faire, bake sale and soup luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7. Hours for the event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This special event is part of an ongoing fund drive for the new well at the church. All are encouraged to come and support the church, find some unique gift items for the holidays and enjoy lunch and sweets.

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Phoenix Festival Benefits Butte Fire Recovery Efforts

A group of young local individuals have banned together to create an event called the Phoenix Festival, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 at Ironstone Amphitheatre. This will be a day long family oriented event with a full lineup of local bands, vendors and resources. All proceeds from the Phoenix Festival will go directly to the Calaveras Community Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund.

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING


Works like this one by Ben Jackson are part of the Modesto Junior College Art Gallery exhibition "Indispensable: Works from MJC Art Adjunct Faculty" that continues through Thursday, Oct. 29. The MJC Art Gallery is on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto, and is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The display is open to the public and admission is free. The show features painting, photography, sculpture and other works. A free public reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from ...

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Columbia’s Boo Boulevard Welcomes Halloween Visitors

Friends of Columbia State Historic Park along with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Columbia State Historic Park will sponsor Boo Boulevard-Halloween in Columbia from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. A variety of activities will be available for children and adults.

October 14, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Dozens Fly In, Out Of Oakdale Airport

As appreciation days go, it was pretty successful.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Annual CHS Block Party Continues To Draw Crowd

The Oakdale community continues to be served and tended to through the efforts of the staff of its local Center for Human Services. Earlier this month CHS hosted its fifth annual Block Party with much success.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Deal Helps Fish, Farmers, Averts Legal Showdown

By DENNIS WYATT-Special To The Leader

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Confederate Name Ban Not Signed By Governor

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Governor Jerry Brown rejected SB539 by Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda, which would have banned naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders, saying it's an issue "quintessentially for local decision makers."

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Neighborhood Watch Group To Reinstitute Meetings

After concerns with increased crime and visible drug activity in her neighborhood, Oakdale resident Leslie Benavides is recommencing the Neighborhood Watch group that had once been active in her area.

October 14, 2015 | | Crime

Local Burglar Gets 10-Year Sentence

An Oakdale man, on parole at the time of his crime, was convicted of residential burglary, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of hash oil for sale, and the manufacturing of hash oil in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Oct 9.

October 14, 2015 | | Crime

Red Cross Gold Country Region Gives Fire Update

The American Red Cross and many community partners and agencies continue to deliver humanitarian assistance to families in Calaveras, Amador, and Lake counties one month after two of the most destructive wildfires in California's history sparked. The Butte and Valley fires burned more than 150,000 square acres and destroyed more than 1,700 homes, displacing thousands of families.

October 14, 2015 | | Education

Strutting To Pet Success At San Francisco Event

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) Strut Your Mutt Team leashed up, loaded dogs and headed west to strut for the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. OSPA took top honors for the second year in a row as the top fundraising team with a grand total of $20,719 along with earning a $1,000 bonus award from Best Friends Animal Society. The OSPA team and their dogs, many adopted from the Oakdale Animal Shelter, joined 400 others at McLaren Park in San Francisco for the third annual Strut Your Mutt event hosted by Best ...

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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