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SUMMER IN SQUAW VALLEY Top ski resort turns into summer wonderland

California is blessed with several top-notch ski resorts and, so often, we just don't think about them once we get past ski season. But for those who love alpine scenery and the fragrance of a summertime forest, ski areas are even more appealing in warm weather.

May 26, 2016 | By CARY ORDWAY | 209 LIVING


Kraving Kebab Pizza offers a unique dining experience

When most think of biting into a pizza, they imagine pepperoni, cheese and the familiar blend of marinara and rosemary. Well, Kraving Kebab Pizza in Turlock is here to change those notions with their unique kebab pizza.

May 26, 2016 | By ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


SJ COUNTY: Plenty of mom & pops that make popular pies

For years, Dante's California Style Pizza & Café has been the consensus choice for the top pizza place in Stockton.

May 26, 2016 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


Pizza Plus made moving day to Ripon great

I've always heard that moving across town is much harder work than moving across country. I thought it was a strange saying until last weekend when we moved less than 10 miles away from our old home. We had been packing boxing for weeks and felt as prepared as could be for our short move from Manteca to the city of Ripon.

May 26, 2016 | By MONICA CANE | 209 LIVING


Two good reasons to opt for pizza for dinner

Everybody has had that conversation before.

May 26, 2016 | By JASON CAMPBELL Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING


OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet. This free to the public two day event begins on Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and resumes Sunday at 8 a.m. for the finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium deer tags and fundraising drawing tags may be submitted anywhere California fishing or hunting licenses are sold. Applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Grant Money Available For Habitat Work

California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the water. I definitely don't encourage anyone pushing someone into the water but I do see the benefit of not being afraid to try something different. Some of the best advice that I can give a fellow angler is to not be afraid to try something different. I can remember several times that I've been fishing with someone who was using a bait that I would have never tried, catch a fish while fishing ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Clarification

An article in the May 11 issue of The Leader incorrectly reported a new record holder for the varsity girls soccer team as having 24 goals this season, according to information provided to the newspaper. The actual record, however, was set by Ashley Arnett with a total of 42 goals scored in 2015. Arnett finished that 2015 season with a total of 106 points on 42 goals and 22 assists for the Lady Mustangs.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Successful Season Ends For Oakdale Swimmers

After breaking several Oakdale High School varsity boys swim records a week ago, the boys 200 yard Medley Relay team advanced to the CIF State Meet. Nate Van Cleave, Rhett Harrison, Jackson Metcalfe and Caden Nord made their way to Clovis West High School in Fresno for the 2016 CIF State Meet for two days of swimming action.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Charity Helps But It’s Not The Answer

I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor. In recent years I have been involved in Safe Fresh water wells for rural South Africa. As long as I live I will be involved in some type of Christian related humanitarian project at some level. I don't regret being connected to doing something to help people who are hurting. There is a tremendous blessing that comes through handing a kid a new pair of athletic shoes or a new coat. I wish ...

May 25, 2016 | By GLENN MOLLETTE Guest Columnist | OPINION


Looking For A Nursing Home?

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one?

May 25, 2016 | By CATE KORTZEBORN Regional Administrator | OPINION


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Community Hospice Earns CHAP Re-Accreditation

Community Hospice, the oldest nonprofit hospice organization serving the Central Valley, was awarded re-accreditation with deemed status on June 9 from the Community Health Accreditation ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Lineberger Returns With Pair Of Medals

Water Polo goalie Curtis Lineberger, an Oakdale resident, played on both the 55 to 60 team and the 60 to 65 water polo teams in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Join In For Library Fun

Make some time to stop by the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., Oakdale for a variety of special summertime programs.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Do’s And Don’ts Of Utilizing Fishing Tackle

Fishing for Salmon and Rockfish with Mixed Tackle?

June 15, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local News


Annual Truckin’ For Hospice Event Benefits Organizations

The California Trucking Association – San Joaquin Unit will host its 15th annual Truckin' for Hospice fundraiser on Saturday, June 25 to raise money for two ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Day On the Green

Come enjoy some great music and support a good cause at the same time on Saturday, June 25.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Continuing from last week – the Knights Ferry School Awards assembly. Those students with a B average for the year were honored: Makena Mendonca, Destiny Machado ...

June 15, 2016 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

We know it's summer time in Valley Home ... each year at the beginning of summer the lovely Texas belle Miss Tayler Denman arrives in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Valley Home News


Oakdale Players Propel West In All-Star Win

With four players and three varsity coaches on the West staff, Oakdale made its presence known on Saturday night, June 11 at the 27th annual ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Annual 5K Run/Walk Promotes Brain Health

Here's a chance for you to run or walk for the health of that very important "muscle" in your body … your brain. Join in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Baseball Well Represented In All-VOL

The Mustang varsity baseball team finished second in the competitive Valley Oak League (VOL) this season after going 10-4 during the campaign. Oakdale's season ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Open Water Festival Aids Alcatraz Prep

Members of the Oakdale Aquatics Masters swim team competed recently in the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival. Oakdale residents Ray Jackson and Arijaan Bulk ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago. In a perfect world, I'd be on the ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Modesto online firm keeps people saddled up

BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN

June 14, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


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