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Special Shopping Spree

This past April at the Oakdale Cowgirl Luncheon, Carl and Kathy La Force, owners of the Oakdale Grocery Outlet, donated a two-minute shopping spree as an auction item. Heather Porter purchased the shopping spree at the luncheon and donated it to friend Carol Botsford.

June 22, 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 document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

June 22, 2016 | | Crime


CHP Safety Tips Offered For Hot Summer Travel

California summers are an exciting time to enjoy traveling, vacations, and road trips. Many people consider the summer months a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. During this time, vehicle traffic increases and so do the temperatures. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer. However, driving safely during the summer months requires some preparation.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Vote Aims To Strengthen U.S. Security, Preparedness

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on June 16 supported the passage of H.R. 5293, appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2017 and H.R. 5471, the Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Delicato’s Photo Show Wraps Up With Awards

The 20th annual Delicato Photography Show is in full swing at the winery's Tasting Room, off Highway 99 four miles north of Manteca. Off French Camp Road, turn left over the railroad tracks and travel a half mile to get Delicato.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Turlock Teen Selected District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was selected as the 2016 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 275 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Thursday, June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


First Travel-Related Case Of Zika Confirmed In County

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that a 19-year-old male county resident has tested positive for Zika virus. The affected individual contracted the virus during travel outside of the United States. As of June 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that all Zika cases reported in the United States were acquired as a result of travel outside the United States. Community acquired cases of Zika remains at zero.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Art Association Sets Annual Show In Riverbank

Valley Art Association is hosting its Spring Art Show at the Riverbank City Council Chambers, 6707 Third St., Suite B, in Riverbank later this month. The Art Show viewing is Saturday, June 25 and is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Entries are for members only and new members are welcome. Receiving of entries is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24. Entry categories are oil/acrylics, water media, pastel, graphics/mixed media, sculpture and graphics.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


MJC Celebrates History Of Educational Excellence

The Modesto Junior College Foundation is 'Celebrating 95 Years of Educational Excellence' as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 21 at Greens on Tenth, 947 10th St., in downtown Modesto. The elegant evening will feature food catered by Greens, a selection of fine wines and a program showcasing a 95th anniversary celebration video, as well as alumni stories of how MJC touched their lives.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


COMMUNITY BRIEFS

River Oak

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Stanislaus County Libraries Offer More Operating Hours

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to expand library operating hours, effective July 8, 2016. This will mean opening all 13 library branches – including those in Oakdale and Riverbank – on Fridays and opening two hours earlier at the Ceres Library on Saturdays. The change in hours also includes closing one hour earlier – 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. – at libraries in Modesto and Turlock. The new hours represent a net increase of 84 hours per week countywide.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Salmon Threatened By Non-Native Fish

Increasing the daily bag limit for bass fishing in the Delta and reducing the fish size limit could go a long way to reducing the decline of endangered salmon and smelt while saving water for urban, farm and other environmental uses.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt Special to The Leader | Local News


Final Poll Shows Vogel, Flora In Assembly Race

Republicans Ken Vogel and Heath Flora will face a November General Election run-off with the final count in from both Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties covering California's 12th Assembly District.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


River Plan Input Sought

Residents who want to have a say on how local river parks are utilized in the future have a chance to get their voices heard.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to me of just how much technology is becoming part of my life. Currently I'm out camping and the Wi-Fi signal is intermittent. My evening walks with my son this week have turned into finding the best place to make a phone call or respond to text messages. I even caught myself today fishing in an area a lot longer than I should have only because it had a great Wi-Fi signal. As much as ...

June 22, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Barbershop Back To School Event Going On Saturday

First Impressions barbershop in Oakdale is hosting a special 'Back to School' event on Saturday, July 30 at its 345 W. F St., Oakdale location.

July 29, 2016 | | Local News


EDWARD CAMILLO BELLETTO

Edward Camillo Belletto, 91, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at his home on July 26, 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


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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


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