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Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process at the Stanislaus County Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several local youngsters were involved in 4-H and FFA activities at the fair, with a number of residents also entering a variety of fair competitions. Look for results in a future issue of The Leader.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60 students over the next three years.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success. To that end, SCOE's Operation Backpack Drive is on now through Thursday, July 28. Backpacks, school supplies or cash donations can be made ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest (RDGDMF), set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Angels Camp.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


La Grange Odd Fellows Schedule Catfish Dinner

It's summer time and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange.

July 20, 2016 | | News Briefs


Valley Food Competition Highlights New Products

The 2016 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products. This year's products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between, even all natural dog treats, which showcase ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Clear The Shelters Event Scheduled For Saturday

Clear the Shelters, a successful nationwide pet adoption drive that took the country by storm, will be held this year on Saturday, July 23.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

There will be an emergency meeting of the Parent/Faculty Club at the school July 21 at 9 a.m. All parents are invited to attend and hear what is happening. The school wants to hire a 2 hour reading teacher.

July 20, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Congratulations to all who participated in the Stanislaus County Fair! With the fair closing this past Sunday, there will be many wonderful memories from those who were part of the 2016 county fair. Again congratulations to all! Highlights to come!

July 20, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Veterans Advisory Commission Schedules Meeting In Waterford

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, July 25 in the Waterford Community Center at 540 C St., starting at 5:30 p.m.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


First Phase Of Project Sees Water Line Work

On a recent 100-degree day, work crews on C Street in Oakdale were busy digging through the roadway to replace an aging water main. The line runs from Johnson Avenue to South Sixth Avenue.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


McNerney Offers Legislation To Aid Veterans In Business

In an effort to help veterans maximize their broad skill set off the battlefield, and navigate the tricky field of startups and entrepreneurial opportunities, Congressman Jerry McNerney recently introduced the Strengthening Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training to Unleash the Potential of Veterans (STARTUP Vets) Act of 2016. This legislation would connect veterans aspiring to become business owners with technical and financial resources via incubators and accelerators that commit to creating more veteran-owned and operated businesses.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Nine Valley Youths Attend Summer CAP Encampment

Nine area Civil Air Patrol members – including one Oakdale – recently completed the 2016 California Wing Encampment, held June 24 through July 1 at Camp San Luis Obispo. Cadets that attended were: Elizabeth Benavente, 13, of Modesto, Nicholas Desomma, 13, of Turlock, Gino Estrella, 13, of Modesto, AnneMarie Fiori, 14, of Modesto, Nicholas Hahn, 15, of Hughson, Lucas Hardy, 13, of Oakdale, Zoe Hines, 14, of Modesto, Austin Kuesthardt, 15, of Modesto, and Domenica Spaner, 17, of Tracy. Hosted by the California Wing, more than 200 cadets and staff came from all across California.

July 20, 2016 | JON DOMKE - CAP Public Affairs Officer | Local News


SUMMER TUNES

Lead singer and guitarist for Live Again, Alex Lucero, was on stage with his bandmates at multiple locations this weekend, kicking off a trio of appearances for the first of the season Concerts in the Park at Oakdale's Dorada Park, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Estimates were that between 500 and 600 people jammed in to the park to enjoy the show, with the smooth rock band getting the weekly Friday night events started off on a good note. Live Again also performed Saturday at the Escalon Park Fete and played at the Oakdale Sports Bar to ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


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Zoom Fun At The Zoo

Micke Grove Zoological Society Zoo Zoom is a health-driven, family-friendly event that includes a children's fun run, 5K race, games, crafts, award ceremony and ...

August 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rain Delays Completion Of NHRA Northwest Nationals

Overcast skies and cool weather contributed to several track records in Top Fuel and resetting of the elapse time record twice in Funny Car during ...

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


TONY SILVEIRA MACHADO

Tony was born on October 15, 1924 in Stevenson, CA to Manuel and Angelina Machado. He passed away peacefully into God's arms on August ...

August 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mall duo: From Dillard’s to Sky Zone

By VINCE REMBULAT

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


VINTAGE FAIRE MALL From Apple to Forever 21 & more

By VINCE REMBULAT

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


TRACY Tracy Mall: One stop shopping approach

By JASON CAMPBELL

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


CAPITOL IDEA Sacramento’s most famous building worth admission price

By DENNIS WYATT

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


McHenry Table Setting

Put it on the calendar now and plan to attend the 30th annual Table Setting Fundraiser Event for the McHenry Mansion Foundation on Monday, Oct ...

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Local Olive Oil Business Marks 80 Successful Years

Friday, Aug. 26 marks Sciabica's 80th anniversary celebration and everyone is invited to a unique "Farm to Fork to Flavor" farmers market-style event featuring ...

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s ‘The Music Of Michael Jackson’

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), continuing its trend of booking high-profile shows with instant name recognition, will present 'The Music Of Michael Jackson' at its ...

August 09, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


SHINY LINE-UP

August 08, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Money Management

Mid-Year Health

August 08, 2016 | | Local Columns


Comment On Congress

How To Be An Effective U.S. Citizen

August 08, 2016 | | Local Columns


EDWARD CAMILLO BELLETTO

Edward Camillo Belletto, 91, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at his home on July 26, 2016. Ed was born the youngest child of Italian immigrants ...

August 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


DWAIN LEWIS SMEE

Dwain passed away at 84, while living at the Veterans Home in Livermore, Calif. He was the youngest of five children born to Cyrus and ...

August 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


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