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Valley Home Students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Bryce Eskew, Derek Silva, Jamie ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Spooky Trekkers Walk

The Delta Tule Trekkers are hosting a fun "Spooky Walk" at Caswell Memorial State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon, this coming Halloween weekend. Walks will ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Riverbank Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar, Soup Lunch

Riverbank United Methodist Church will be holding its annual "Holiday Bazaar and Soup Lunch" on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29 at the Church ...

October 19, 2016 | | News Briefs

OJUSD Prepares For Annual Red Ribbon Week Events

Monday, Oct. 24 will mark the start of the Red Ribbon Week, nationally observed each year. The national theme for this year's event is ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education

MJC Opens San Joaquin Blues Production On Stage This Week

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents San Joaquin Blues, an award winning original play about life in the mid-1960's in the Central Valley ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in John Muir ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Senior Safety Seminar

Sign up now for the upcoming S.A.F.E. (Seniors Against Financial Exploitation) Free Safety Seminar, sponsored by the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance ...

October 19, 2016 | | News Briefs

Knights Ferry News

It smells so good after a rain!

October 19, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

A huge thank you to all of you who attended or helped in any way to make our school Harvest Festival such a wonderful success ...

October 19, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News

Oakdale Animal Shelter Seeking More Volunteers

The Oakdale Animal Shelter, 9800 Liberini Avenue, serves Oakdale and Riverbank and they are in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

K-9 Unit Keeps Busy With Searches, Arrests

Oakdale Police K-9 Officer Cruze had an active afternoon on Friday, Oct. 14 regarding two separate incidents. The result: two men in custody, both facing ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

October 19, 2016 | | Crime


Magnolia Bears were all abuzz last week as they competed in the school's Annual Spelling Bee. The top three winners for this year's ...

October 19, 2016 | | Education


Kindness Much Appreciated

October 19, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Sierra View Elementary school librarian Gwen Schmitt, left was recently joined by Kiwanis Club President Nanci Tougaw and Principal David Kindred in the school library ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News

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Athlete of the Week - Alex Zamora

Oakdale United Under-12 Strikers forward Alex Zamora has proven that you don't need overwhelming size to make things happen when it matters most.

February 01, 2012 | | Local Sports

Fire Station Mold Fix Decided

The Valley Home fire station's toxic mold problem was recently addressed by the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The station has been closed due to the mold since November. Find out about the board's decision, as well as the options, cost, and what's ahead to get the mold problem resolved in the Feb. 1 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

January 31, 2012 | | Local News

Locals Shine At Saturday MMA Show

A collection of kickboxing, pankration, mixed martial arts amateurs and professionals from the Oakdale MMA Club took on competitors at the Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown on Saturday for the first ever presentation by Art of War Productions. The affiliation, co-founded by Oakdale MMA instructor Tom Theofanopoulos, hosted around 1,000 fans for the amateur and professional portion of the event and thrilled the standing-room only crowd with 15 total bouts inside the cage. Oakdale MMA fighters won four of five fights during the run of amateur and professional bouts. For more information on the action packed card and the ...

January 30, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Stolen Vehicle Theft Continues To Plague City

Car thieves are becoming more brazen, stealing vehicles regardless of the time of day, say police.

January 27, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Chamber Responds To Council Allegations

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce president Chris Elswick has released an official response to the Oakdale City Council's discussion of the Oakdale Tourism and Business Improvement District. The discussion took place at council's Jan. 17 meeting, where members spent over 45 minutes discussing the BID and hearing public comment on the question of possible wrongdoing before deciding to hold off making a decision on the issue until a future meeting.

January 26, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | NEWS

Valley Home News for January 25, 2012

Oak Valley Art Society members enjoyed an interesting program at their monthly meeting on Saturday which featured an interesting program by Escalon artist, Dorothy Girling and her husband Bob. Dorothy displayed some of her work and gave suggestions on the use and care of various art mediums. Bob spoke on the best way to ready paintings for hanging, using plastic tubing to cover frame wire to keep from damaging the painting. Dorothy also leads a sketching class one afternoon a week at the Escalon library which has proven very beneficial to those interested in improving their drawing skills.

January 25, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

Council Has Marathon Meeting After Holidays

Oakdale City Council recovered from city holiday shut-downs with a heavier than usual agenda on Jan. 17. The meeting was held on a Tuesday, rather than the regular Monday, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It was their second meeting of the month, but the previous meeting had just one agenda item.

January 25, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

On Hold - Transitional K Limbo?

While the state legislature has mandated that school districts across California put transitional kindergarten programs into action at the start of the next school year (Kindergarten Readiness Act), Oakdale Joint Unified School District is putting the implementation of it on hold.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

School Employees Advance To State Event

Oakdale Joint Unified School District school bus mechanic and bus driver Richard Melo and Dina Page, lead custodian at Fair Oaks Elementary School, were recently named two of the six nominees who were chosen to represent Stanislaus County in the California School Employee of the Year program, coordinated by the California Department of Education.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Future Shaky - Business Improvement District Fate Uncertain

The fate of Oakdale's Business Improvement District is still unknown after the Oakdale City Council decided to delay its decision on the BID for one month. The council spent over 45 minutes discussing the BID and hearing public comment on the question of possible wrongdoing before deciding to hold off making a decision on the issue until a future meeting. The business owners involved in the BID were asked to sign a letter of support of the organization, and council will re-visit the discussion at a future meeting.

January 25, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

The Grocery Depot Opens To Eager Shoppers

The recently opened Grocery Depot on East F Street is offering shoppers one more way to save a few bucks on their monthly grocery budget - and judging by the enthusiastic turnout within their first week of opening, shoppers are pleased with the additional choice.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Hoss Joins The Force

The Oakdale Police Department Equestrian force is growing.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Manuel Garcia

Manuel Garcia, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 19 of natural causes in Oakdale.

January 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Mommy Musings - Here Kitty, Kitty

We got a cat.

January 25, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Thomas Milton ‘Tom’ Sams

Thomas Milton 'Tom' Sams, 77, of Oakdale died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 19 surrounded by his family at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

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