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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

Little Legs Yield Successful Fundraiser

A mild fall morning would prove to be just what the Run Doctor ordered as close to 2700 elementary school students of Oakdale Joint Unified School District took to their respective fields for the annual Jog-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 14, 2015 | | Education

Play Park Renovation Underway

It starts today.

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Victory Caps Homecoming

In a week that saw the Seniors beat the Juniors in Powder Puff action, new Homecoming Royalty crowned and an 'off-the-beaten-path' route for the Friday afternoon parade of floats, Oakdale capped its fall celebration with a big varsity football win over Lathrop on Friday night. (See story, photos in Sports, Page A10.)

October 14, 2015 | | Local News

Valley Home News

Excitement in Valley Home ... This Saturday, October 17 our community will come together to celebrate another successful harvest season and raise much needed funds for our Valley Home School! The fun will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins available to purchase ... included in the pumpkin patch area will be face painting, fall photos, pumpkin decorating and best carved pumpkin (pumpkins should be decorated and/or carved at home and brought to the festival before 5:15 p.m.) Cheers and applause will welcome the costume contest entries as they parade ...

October 14, 2015 | | Valley Home News

Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of October go out to: Jim Boyer, Carol Davis, Bev Noe, Dick Muniain, Lisa Dolling, Nathaniel Van Ryn, Mike Ohe, Lis Whalen, Alec Ray, Lisa Fogarty, Andrew Schlegel, Austin Page, Dusty Hobbs, Bailey Stepp, Merna Jergentz, Ivan Garcia, Sydney Turner, Nicholas Gonzalez, Jenna Dickens and Jonathan Wheat.

October 14, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

From Our Readers

(Editor's Note: As the Nov. 3 date for elections draws closer, The Leader reminds readers of our guidelines regarding political letters. It is the longstanding practice of the newspaper to not run any political letters in the issue just prior to the election. That issue is Oct. 28; therefore, the final issue for letters regarding the Nov. 3 election will be the Oct. 21 issue. Letters deadline is Friday at 5 p.m.; also, letters must be signed and include a daytime phone number for clarification of any questions.)

October 14, 2015 | | From Our Readers

Police Arrest Teen For Bomb Threat

Oakdale Police Department received a bomb threat to East Valley Education Center, 490 S. Fifth Ave., Oakdale at about 5:38 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12.

October 14, 2015 | | Crime

Governor Signs Motorized Skateboard Bill

Legislation by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, to allow the use of electrically-motorized personal transportation devices in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill provides for key safety measures, while allowing local governments the flexibility to regulate their use for individual communities.

October 13, 2015 | | Local News

Fall Season Brings Lower Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website

October 12, 2015 | | Local News

Campaign Focuses On DUI Reduction

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a regional effort to save lives and eliminate impaired drivers. To accomplish their mission and reduce traffic collisions involving impaired drivers, the CHP's Modesto Area office is using a federal grant to conduct a regional campaign against impaired drivers in Stanislaus County. The 12-month project started Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Leo Camarillo Recognized On Hall Of Fame Weekend

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosted its Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 celebrating rodeo legends being inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, as well as Ben Johnson Memorial Award and Tad Lucas Memorial Award recipients. Since 1955, cowboys and cowgirls have been inducted the Rodeo hall of Fame at the Museum, home to the world's largest national rodeo collection.

October 07, 2015 | | Local Sports

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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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