Some days our newspaper space just doesn't provide enough room for the cast of characters which occupy our zip code.
January 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings
Luke and Amanda Vieira of Riverbank welcomed the arrival of their son, Bentley Richard Vieira, on Nov. 26, 2014.
January 14, 2015 | | Birth Announcements
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Merseth of Escalon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Michael Merseth to Jared Dean Mollenbeck.
January 14, 2015 | | Engagements
Wyatt Hansen is a sophomore at Oakdale Charter High School. He is a normal teenager who attends classes, has homework and daily chores. What separates Hansen from other high school kids his age is that he is already an established rodeo star. Hansen competes in calf roping and team roping.
January 14, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports
Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.
January 14, 2015 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports
Valley Oak League play tipped off this week for Oakdale's boys basketball teams, with all levels in action. The Mustang boys took their act on the road for a contest on Wednesday night, Jan. 7 and also were on the road Friday.
January 14, 2015 | | High School Sports
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January 14, 2015 | | Obituaries
A hero's welcome was waiting at Sierra View Elementary School for Army Specialist Evan Bachelder earlier this month. The soldier is also son-in-law to second grade teacher Linda Kraus and the school staff treated him to a Welcome Home reception, which was followed by a visit with some students.
January 14, 2015 | | Education
Offering your home to an exchange student from another country may be something to think long and hard about, but for Carol Berger it was an easy choice. Starting out being a host family, Berger invited several exchange students into her home over the past 20-plus years and has been a representative for exchange companies for more than two decades.
January 14, 2015 | Virginia Still | Education
A number of local businesses and teens actively involved in the community will be saluted on Friday night, part of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.
January 14, 2015 | | Local Business
The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.
January 14, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News
A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.
January 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime
Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School's Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.
January 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News
A suspect wanted in connection with stealing and forging checks was arrested by Oakdale Police on Friday, Jan 9 when observed in a car on F Street.
January 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime
The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC's International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid. The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive community college fee waivers, Cal Grants, state-administered financial aid, university grants, and private scholarships funded through public universities.
January 08, 2015 | | Local News
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In advance of the upcoming basketball season, The Leader sent a questionnaire to Oakdale Mustangs boys varsity head coach Jeremy Fields, seeking some thoughts on the campaign. Following are the questions and coach Fields' answers.
February 03, 2015 | Jeremy Fields | High School Sports
Theresa Kay Schovanec was born March 15, 1954 in Bakersfield, CA to Aairon and Ida Bell McBride. She passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 unexpectantly in Perry, Oklahoma at the age of 60 years old. Theresa grew up in Tehachapi, CA and later moved to Knights Ferry, CA, where she raised her daughter. In the year of 2008 she met her soul mate and moved to Perry Oklahoma. Theresa worked for Cherokee Strip Transit and recently took a position at United Community Action (operation blessing) where she had the opportunity to help others which brought her great joy. She ...
December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries
December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries
December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
December 29, 2014 | | Local News
From budget issues and the eventual continuation of a city sales tax measure, to the annual celebrations of Rodeo Week, The Chocolate Festival, and school graduations, 2014 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 stories from the first half of the year, January through June.
December 24, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Sept. 16, 1928 – Dec. 20, 2014
December 24, 2014 | | Obituaries
The City of Oakdale is looking into refinancing Bridle Ridge development bonds that will likely generate significant savings for the property owners and also generate capital funds for the road maintenance in the Bridle Ridge subdivision.
December 22, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme "We Need Trees and Trees Need Us". Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by Feb. 13, 2015. Winners will be featured at the ...
December 20, 2014 | | Local News
With police attempting to combat crime and gang activity, Oakdale Police have become hamstrung in their latest attempts to solve a Dec. 11 home invasion.
December 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News
If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has some suggestions.
December 18, 2014 | | Local News
December 23, 1928 – December 7, 2014
December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
December 15, 2014 | | Local News
The Stanislaus County Office of Education is hosting the Stanislaus County Area Manufacturing Maintenance Joint Apprenticeship Program Workshop on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at the Stanislaus Industrial Technology Institute at 635 Walnut Ave., Patterson.
December 11, 2014 | | Local News
Delete - Merge UpFlood Watch in effect from December 10, 10:00 PM until December 12, 10:00 PM PST
December 10, 2014 | | Local News