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Caltrans Prepares For Winter Storm Systems

Caltrans' crews statewide are preparing for the next round of winter storms and will be working 24/7 monitoring state routes and keeping roadways open and clear.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Learning To Prevent DIY Project Injuries

Thousands of people try their hands at do-it-yourself home improvement projects every year. Whether working indoors or outdoors, wearing safety gear and exercising caution is a necessity when undertaking any home remodeling project.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Heart disease can affect just about anyone. While it was once widely and mistakenly considered a man's disease, since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. According to the Harvard Medical School, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 65, just as it's the leading killer of men. Myths abound with regard to heart disease and heart attack risk. One such myth that prevails is that a person who has heart disease should avoid all exercise. However, cardiologists advise that physical activity can help to strengthen the heart ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


How To Improve Alertness During The Workday

A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding than office work may find themselves less alert at the end of the workday than at the beginning.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Foods To Boost Energy Levels

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods that pack an energetic punch.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Public Information Meeting On San Joaquin River Bridge

Members of the public are invited to a Public Information Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26 to visit exhibits and discuss the retrofit planned for the San Joaquin River Bridge at Hills Ferry (River Road) with members of the Stanislaus County Public Works Department and other members of the project team.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Contractors License Board Offers Flood Repair Advice

As property owners look to make repairs after a series of severe storms pounded northern California, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is offering advice so they are not taken advantage of by unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Advisory Commission

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on Monday, Jan. 23, at County Center III, 917 County Center Drive, Modesto.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Car Clean-Up Event Set

Are you a San Joaquin Valley resident? Have you owned your car for six months? Does your car fail emissions testing? If so, join Valley CAN (Clean Air Now) and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for a free emissions test and diagnostic inspection. If your car fails the test, you may receive a voucher for free smog repairs. The free emissions test and diagnostic inspections will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. The event gate is subject to close earlier and there ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the drought. Fast forward to today, I'm wondering if this rain is ever going to stop. Weather is so unpredictable. Even today, with all the latest technology, I don't recall anyone last year predicting that we would have this amount of rain. Many experts in the field predicted the opposite. La Nina was supposed to proceed last year's El Nino, resulting in another drought. Like fishing, trying to make a prediction eventually humbles ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Nationwide Pump Prices Seeing Downward Trend

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.64/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

A beautiful smile, a beautiful soul, a teacher so loved, a life ended too soon.

January 18, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

At the meeting of the History and Museum Associates they announced the heat and air is in and working in the Museum. The front deck railing is in bad shape and will be closed until repairs are done. Plans for the annual Peddler's Faire are underway for April.

January 18, 2017 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Storm Water Collection Effort Sought By Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently re-introduced H.R. 434, the "New Water Available To Every Reclamation State Act" (New WATER Act) to authorize a pilot project to help finance development of water resources infrastructure in reclamation states, such as California.

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


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Olive Oil Competition Entries Being Sought

The third annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC) is now accepting entries from all olive oil producers in the State of California. To ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

"We are the Champions!" Last week our Oakdale High Football teams received much deserved awards and accolades in a standing room only ceremony! Families and ...

January 25, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Long Term Trend Shows Gas Prices On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Open House Set At Astoria Center

After more than a year of construction and renovation, Astoria Senior Living can now accommodate 45 seniors who need assisted living or memory care in ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Council To Hold Hearing On Water-Sewer Increase

The Oakdale City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 17 was told by city staff that a water and sewer rate increase was necessary due to increased ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Local Students In County Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

The annual State of the City address is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Stampede Girls Clinch National Championship

Two minutes and 30 seconds … that's all the time competition cheerleaders have to hit their routine and impress the judges.

January 25, 2017 | KIM VAN METER - Special To The Leader | Local News


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Skid Hits Five League Games

Since winning their Valley Oak League season opener on Jan. 4, hard times have followed for the OHS varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team. The girls ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boys Soccer Washed Out

With high winds and rain swirling in Oakdale, the Mustang soccer boys could not take the field. With a short week due to the Martin ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Season Continues For Mustang Boy Hoopsters

To say the least, the OHS varsity boys basketball team has had a difficult 2016-17 season. The boys played three games this past week and ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Sign Ups

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 28 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Drop Two

After winning their first Valley Oak League game a week ago, the varsity soccer girls returned to action but came up short in two contests ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing. There's been a lot that's got in the way ...

January 25, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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