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Gators Welcome Teams To Oakdale Aquatic Center

In their first home meet of the summer, the Oakdale Gators youth swimmers hit the pool for a multi-team recreational meet. On Saturday, July 8 Turlock, Modesto, Lodi and Tracy visited the Oakdale High School Aquatic Center for the day of swimming. There were several events throughout the day but no official points were kept. Here is a look at the Oakdale swimmers who placed in the top five for their events, with name spellings and information provided by coaches.

July 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Heat Secures Veteran Head Coaches

The Oakdale Heat fast pitch softball organization has had a tremendous year, and what started a couple of years ago as a single team comprised of local girls playing at tournaments close to home here in the Central Valley, has grown into a highly competitive organization hosting 10u, 12u, and 14u teams that travel outside the valley and state to go head-to-head with incredibly talented girls. In this undertaking to both encourage and meet this growth, the Heat has worked hard to secure coaches for each of these teams, and are pleased to announce that this season, Steve Drewrey will ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mutton Busting Thrills

Oakdale is the Cowboy Capital of the World, and the future of the rodeo circuit begins at a young age. For those who dream of being in the rodeo arena, they often start off competing in Mutton Busting. Mutton Busting is for three- to seven-year-olds who ride sheep and try to hang on for six seconds. This event is similar to bull riding or saddle bronc as the object is to hang on until the whistle sounds.

July 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Thursday, July 6

July 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Turlock Lake State Rec Area Closure Announced

Turlock Lake operators American Land and Leisure (AL&L) are closing the campground at Turlock Lake, 22600 Lake Road in La Grange. The purpose of this closure is to address concerns raised during campground safety evaluations. Inspections identified many dead trees within the campgrounds that pose an imminent danger to campers. A hazardous tree removal project was delayed due to extensive flooding of the campground and a rise in water levels upon the Tuolumne River. The closure will remain in effect until the hazardous trees have been removed from the campgrounds.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


State Transportation Projects Receive Funding Approval

Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $593 million to 124 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.

July 12, 2017 | | Government


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

July 12, 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 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.

July 12, 2017 | | Crime


Miller Filling Firefighting Role Aboard U.S. Destroyer

An Oakdale, California native and 2014 East Stanislaus High School graduate, Fireman Samuel Miller is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS O'Kane.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OVCB Announcing Hiring Of Commercial Loan Officer

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Jeff Hushaw has joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He will be based out of the Oakdale location.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Astoria Staff, Residents Raise Money To Help Senior Center

Astoria Senior Living staff and residents hosted a garage sale recently to raise money for the Oakdale Senior Citizens Foundation which provides support for the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Astoria's Family Advisor, Cynthia Villalovoz, presented a check for $500 to Vice President, Lynne Robinson of the Senior Citizens Foundation.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Star-Crossed Couple In Wild, Wild West

Get ready for a twist on a classic, as "Romeo and Juliet Out West" will take the stage on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


TOPS Open House

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1034 Oakdale Chapter will be hosting an Open House event on Monday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The group meets every Monday at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale. The non-profit, low cost group features: weight loss success through ongoing support, recognition, healthy lifestyle guidance and expert advice. For details and information call Chuck Barber at (650) 279-5310.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

This hot weather can stop! The fires have been horrible. Matt and Rossi Glover had property burned, about 90 acres, that was started by dragging chain on a vehicle. The big fire plume in Butte County can be seen from Jeff and Lisa Shearer's ranch in Loma Rica. Numerous small fires in this area have been quickly put out before they get big. Be careful!

July 12, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Lawrence "Larry" Lopes ... Our Valley Home community will miss you! Larry passed away on June 30, 2017 after a short illness. A strong willed, loving, and generous man, he treasured his family and friends beyond measure! As a young man Larry met his future bride at a roping in San Jose, mutual friends were sure the two would be perfect for each other and had great fun setting them up! Leaving the roping together in Larry's prized pickup truck, the two became great friends, inseparable buddies, and then loving lifelong partners! Jane was a stunning bride in a beautiful ...

July 12, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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Annual Taste Of Oakdale Showcase Arrives Aug. 29

A highlight of summer, and the chance for local businesses to showcase their food and beverages, the annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


New Student Member Joins OJUSD Board

Russell Pabalan is prepared to have a busy senior year with his extensive involvement in athletics, academics, leadership, music, and most recently, his newfound position ...

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Education


Filing Deadlines Extended For November Elections

Deadlines are looming today, Aug. 16, for a number of races in the November election where no incumbent filed for the position.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on Tuesday announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local ...

August 16, 2017 | | Government


Oakdale School Farm To Be Open By Fall

By TERESA HAMMOND

August 16, 2017 | | Education


Sutter’s Fort Offers Hands On History

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive "Hands on History" activities offered each month, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Career Fairs Aim To Fill Vacancies

Caltrans is hiring, looking to fill more than 1,100 open positions, and is hosting career fairs statewide to attract potential employees.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Bank Of Stockton Celebrates 150 Years

Bank of Stockton, established on Aug. 12, 1867, celebrated its milestone 150th anniversary this past week, culminating in cake and candles at all of its ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local Business


Pump Prices Move Higher

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff

By SABRA STAFFORD

August 16, 2017 | | Government


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 ...

August 16, 2017 | | Crime


Education Office Plans Livestream Of Solar Eclipse

A view from a solar telescope will provide live footage of the upcoming eclipse from the San Joaquin County Office of Education Campus in Stockton.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Many residents heard shots fired around 11:30 p.m. Sunday before last but very little information was released until late morning the next day ...

August 16, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Biblical Historical Tour To Israel And Jordan

A Biblical and historical study tour to Israel and Jordan is scheduled to depart from San Francisco on Nov. 25, 2017. The 14-day Biblical journey ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Videos For Sea Safety: A Girl Scout’s Project

It's fairly common to hear about young men's efforts in their Eagle Scout projects. It is, however, less common to hear about Girl ...

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


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