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Donald W. Clark, a Salinas resident, passed away on September 17, 2015. Don was born in Vinta, OK on January 17, 1933. He was raised in Modesto, CA. Don received degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from San Jose State University and California State University Sacramento, respectively. Following college he moved to Sonora, CA. He bravely married a woman with three adolescent children in 1971.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dianne entered peacefully into rest on Saturday October 10, 2015 at home. She was 67 years old and a native of California, growing up in Oakdale and currently living in Modesto. Dianne was employed for a number of years in the jewelry industry. She is survived by her husband John Hudson, her daughters Julie and Joni Brown, Julie's husband Danny, her stepsons Greg and Chris Hudson, and Chris' wife Victoria.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mrs. Anita Gonzales was born on January 2, 1919 in Cotton City, Maricopa, Arizona. Anita has been a blessing to all she has come in contact with over the past 95 years. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14th 3-6pm followed immediately by a rosary, St. Mary's Catholic Church.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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

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Annual Cowboy Christmas And More This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Students Enjoy Hands On Learning Approach

A custom in the Oakdale area, local school children get the chance to take a field trip to Knights Ferry and watch a little slice ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education

Kids Tackle Turkey Time

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few Cloverland Elementary second graders were asked: How do you cook a turkey? Here are their answers.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Fire Safety Tips Listed For Holiday Cooking

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Maximum Enforcement Due For Holiday Travel

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Orange Blossom 4-H Makes Time For Giving


November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Travelers Will Enjoy Lower Gas Prices This Week

Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

American Heritage Scholarship Program Essay Winners Honored

This fall, 137 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest. Nineteen students were honored ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education


November 25, 2015 | | Education



November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

Knights Ferry News

Birthday wishes for November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt ...

November 25, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Forever thankful ... over the years our lives change in many ways. With Thanksgiving upon us, we reflect on the joys and sorrows of years gone ...

November 25, 2015 | | Valley Home News


An end-of-season tournament in Stockton featuring the top rec soccer squads from throughout the area saw two Oakdale teams come home with hardware earlier this ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Allie Brown, winner of this week's NASCAR Pick Your Drivers Challenge. In the season finale of our contest, Brown scored a total ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

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