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Grant Increases Benefit College-Bound Students

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will receive a significant scholarship grant in 2016 from the College Futures Foundation to continue investing in local college-bound students. This grant totals $500,000 and is the sixth and final scholarship grant award provided to SCOE, with the first beginning in 2010.This brings the total funds awarded from the College Futures Foundation to SCOE since 2010 to $2,339,500.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


HONORED HAWKS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at a Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Alex Stevens, Cody Bartholomew, Ashley Espino, Skye Braaten, Maria Alvarez, Scott Segraves, Dominic Gonzales, Raul Guerrero and Josephine Webster.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


California Motorists See Holiday Gas Price Hikes

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon Sunday, Dec. 27 according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.00/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Areas nearby Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $2.53/gallon, up 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.48; Oakland - $2.68, up 4.4 cents per gallon from last week's ...

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Fee Schedule Announced For 2016 Vital Records

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has announced the following fee changes in her office effective Jan. 1, 2016.

December 30, 2015 | | Government


Adopt A Shelter Pet Event Slated Jan. 2

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in hopes of finding some furry little friends their forever homes.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


City Schedules Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up

The City of Oakdale will host its annual Christmas tree pick-up from Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 15. Pick-up days will be the same as your regular garbage pick-up day. Allow for pick-up anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Chamber Plans Annual Awards Banquet

Mark the calendar for a special night of honoring Oakdale's best and brightest in mid-January.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


City’s Year In Review: Looking Back At 2015

From a proposed city motto change that caused a citizen reaction to OID water wars because of the drought, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Two Out Of Three Go In Loss Column

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch. Since starting the preseason off 4-0, the team has dropped three of their last five. Oakdale played in a trio of games this past week, where the team went 1-2.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged with a 400 horsepower outboard motor. That's easily a 90 plus mph boat! Most bass boats rigged with an engine over 200 horsepower can run in the 70's. I can't imagine what a boat with 400 horsepower can run. If you've ever seen a bass boat running at top speed, there's very little of the boat actually in the water. The good news is that most tournament organizations put limitations ...

December 30, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


2015 Memorable For Oakdale Sports

With 2015 in the books, let's take a few moments to reflect on the sporting events and stories from the first half of the year that was. From the 64th annual PRCA Oakdale Rodeo, to hard hitting MMA action, to the loss of an Oakdale football legend, to Oakdale Mustangs achievements, the first half of 2015 was an exciting time for our sports community.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Practical Money Matters

Think Twice About Spending That Bonus

December 29, 2015 | | Local Columns


Didi’s Dogs

First Aid

December 29, 2015 | | Local Columns


Holistic Life Open House

The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, 730 E. F St., Oakdale, is offering an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. All guests will receive a $1000 voucher toward tuition for any 500-hour class of Certified Massage Therapy or Holistic Health Practitioner training for any term in 2016.

December 29, 2015 | | 209 LIVING


The first Sierra Rep show of the season at Fallon House in Columbia, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, pl

Raley's Family of Fine Stores donated more than 12,500 turkeys, chickens and hams – which helped provide holiday meals for 65,000 individuals throughout Northern California and Nevada.

December 29, 2015 | | 209 LIVING


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Sweetheart spots in Manteca, Lathrop

By MONICA CANE

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Try Turlock’s 'Most Romantic Restaurant’

BY NATALIE WINTERS

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Places you’ll love in Modesto

By JASON CAMPBELL

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Rommantic dining in Stockton & Lodi

By VINCE REMBULAT

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Yosemite Valley’s romantic getaway

By DENNIS WYATT

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Dog Guilt Doesn’t Equal Sorry

DEAR DIDI: Do dogs feel guilty for things they have done? Our boy sure looks like he KNOWS he has done something wrong when we ...

February 09, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Created Equal Film Discussion Scheduled At Patterson Library

On Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. the Patterson Library will host the first in a series of film discussions as part of the ...

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Carnegie Arts Center Show Highlights Saletta Sculptures

One of the valley's most recognizable talents, Betty Saletta has been creating sculpture in her Oakdale studio for more than 25 years. Now, local ...

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Initial Film Screening For MJC Civic Project

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film The Mask You Live In on Thursday ...

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Buck Institute President Offers Program On Aging

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer the presentation "Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side" by TEDx speaker Brian ...

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Pianist Prepares For Concert In Sonora’s St. James Series

Presenting a program packed with music by favorite composers, the St. James Concert Series welcomes Jason Sia, pianist, in the third concert of the season ...

February 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


MARY LOU ALVEY

Mary Lou Alvey passed away peacefully at her home in Oakdale, Ca., Monday, Jan. 25. She was 86 years of age.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday supported two bills to combat human trafficking in the international community. The pair of bills builds upon ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Valentine's Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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