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Simple Ways To Deal With Difficult People

By BRYAN GOLDEN

July 18, 2017 | | Local Columns


How Everyday Citizens Can Protect Local Parks

Local and national parks provide great, often awe-inspiring respites from more developed areas. According to the National Park Service, the United States is home to 59 protected areas designated as national parks, and the National Park Service encompasses hundreds of additional national park sites as well. In Canada, more than 30 national parks attract millions of visitors each year, supporting the notion that national parks are a global attraction worthy of governmental protection.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Comedy, Drama Screenings

This weekend's movies being screened at The State Theatre in downtown Modesto feature both a light-hearted comedy and an unusual character-driven drama.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


LaFayette Lodge Car Show

The La Grange Odd Fellows welcome all to their Second Annual IOOF Lodge #65 Car Show, set for Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Grange one room school house. It'll be a full day of fun for the whole family, an all-American celebration of the automobile, including a DJ with musical entertainment, food concessions and a soft drink booth.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Grill Dessert, Add Spark To Outdoor Entertaining

Grilling immediately calls to mind smoky meats, vegetables and even seafood. However, many people may not know that grills can be an ideal place to cook dessert.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Annual CoyoteFest Slated

Now is the time to sign up for the parade, car show or a booth and take part in the annual Coulterville CoyoteFest, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Influx Of Wildfire Smoke Affecting San Joaquin Valley

Smoke from the Whittier (Santa Barbara County), Alamo (San Luis Obispo County), and Garza (Kings County) fires is affecting air quality in all locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley, from San Joaquin County to the Valley portion of Kern County. Smoke from the Schaeffer Fire located in Tulare County is affecting air quality in the foothill and mountain areas of Tulare and Kern County, especially the communities of Kennedy Meadows and Johnsondale.

July 14, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Vs. Fence

A truck hauling a trailer with cattle made an unexpected turn off the roadway along South Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale early afternoon Wednesday, July 12. The abrupt turn took out a portion of new fencing installed to separate the under construction Oakdale Community Park from the street. Authorities indicated there were no injuries to the driver and all the cattle also appeared to be unharmed. The cause was under investigation.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Coupon Distribution Slated At Farmers Market

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 12 will be the site for a final regular distribution of Farmers Market Coupons for age and income-eligible senior citizens, offered through the Stanislaus County Aging and Veterans Services Office.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Doggone Good Ending: Mini Happy To Be Home

Mini has been reunited with her owner, Oakdale resident Lucy Garcia.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State’s Fire Season Off To Roaring Start

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OHS’s New Look Corral Now Complete

For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground was broken on the new artificial turf project on June 1 when the Valley Precision Grading Inc. came out to Oakdale and started pulling up the field.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Quilters Guild Gift Supports Music, Memory Program

Oakdale Quilters Guild, formed in May of 1996, had just a few goals in mind when the members first started the group: to learn about quilting, to teach quilting techniques, and to provide quilts for residents at Oak Valley Care Center.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Briefs

Classic Car Show

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Local Eastern Star Chapter Joins Statewide Initiative

California Eastern Star, including the local Escallonia Chapter, has formulated a Vision Statement.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


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Software Application Creation Competition Seeking Entries

California's 10th District Congressional App Challenge is now open.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Fire season, this column is dedicated to all the many firefighters who are working terrible long hours in tremendous heat, their hard work is so ...

August 02, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local Columns


Oak Letters

Angels On The Highway

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Many of you know me as Tasha Martinelli or Tasha Sweet, youngest of Bill and Kay Martinelli's daughters, mother to Kaeli and Deagan, and ...

August 02, 2017 | By NASTASIA SWEET | Local Columns


Red Cross, Wells Fargo Team Up For Fire Assistance Relief

In response to the devastating Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and other wildfires throughout California, Wells Fargo & Company recently announced it will donate $100,000 ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraiser Pick-Up Thursday

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Stages Production Of Peter Pan

For the final play of the summer season, local theater Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale will debut the beloved children's tale of Peter Pan ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Back To The Books

The main thoroughfare of F Street, as well as side streets will once again be all abuzz as over 5,000 Oakdale Joint Unified students ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Area Youth Enjoy Solid Showings In Fair Arena

Whether it was at the recent Stanislaus County Fair or the State Fair in Sacrmanto, local youths had plenty to keep them busy this summer ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Next Leo Club Gathering Scheduled For Aug. 15

The Oakdale Leo Club is a youth organization created by the Oakdale Lions Club in partnership with the Family Support Network. The club focuses on ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Construction Closes C Street

Phase two of the C Street reconstruction project in Oakdale is due to begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 and run through the end of November.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


The Merge Wraps Up Its Second Year

For four evenings this past week, July 24 through 27, Christian youth groups joined together at The Merge, hosted by The River Christian Community Church.

August 02, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


TREE TENT TREND Getting campers off the ground and into the air

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are embracing a unique way to sleep under the stars while in the mountains or at the ...

August 02, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Camel & Ostrich racing set Sept. 8-10

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - An event that is almost as famous as the town it's held in, returns for its 58th year and brings with ...

August 02, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


ROCKIN’ STOCKTON California’s Sunrise Seaport has a lot to offer

By DENNIS WYATT

August 02, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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