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Local Artists Offered Their Day In Chambers

The City of Oakdale is embarking on a new artistic venture with its introduction of the City Chamber Gallery. This display will feature local artists on a monthly basis in the Oakdale City Council Chambers, and it opened on Jan. 3 with a showing of paintings by Larry Hogwood.

January 18, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Health Topics Abound In Books

When looking for information on natural healing or non-prescription ways to improve health, people commonly visit a local retailer that specializes in health products. While some local businesses offer supplements and natural products on their shelves, they also contain small libraries with information for improving or maintaining good health.

January 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | 209 CELEBRATIONS


In The Spotlight - Outstanding Youths Nominated As Oakdale’s Junior Achievers

For the first time, students from Oakdale Junior High School are joining nominees from Oakdale High School to be recognized for Junior Achievement from the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.

January 11, 2012 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Tree Hunting

The holiday tradition of bringing a live tree into the home and decorating it as part of the Christmas celebration is relatively new. Only in the last 200 years have private homes had Christmas trees, but the tradition took firm hold in Christian communities and the Christmas tree became symbolic of the holiday.

December 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Spirit Of Oakdale

Nobody should be alone or go hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

November 09, 2011 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Oakdale, Manteca Rally For Fundraising Efforts

Former Oakdale Leader Sports Reporter Jagada Chambers first entered the Mustang Corral at the age of 13. It was 1989, North Stockton Bengals vs. Tri City Outlaws - and yes, he scored.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Oakdale, Manteca Rally For Fundraising Efforts

Former Oakdale Leader Sports Reporter Jagada Chambers first entered the Mustang Corral at the age of 13. It was 1989, North Stockton Bengals vs. Tri City Outlaws - and yes, he scored.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Master Craftsman - Modern Day Toymaker Creates Old Fashioned Joy

After a long day at work many people enjoy winding down by putting up their feet and watching a few favorite television shows, catching up on daily events, or perhaps reading a good book.

September 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Taste Of Oakdale Draws Community

For the third straight year, the Taste of Oakdale sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, enticed the community with the promise of delicious goodies prepared by local restaurants and food vendors as a healthy crowd converged on the community center Tuesday evening, Aug. 30 with one thing on their mind - food.

September 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | 209 CELEBRATIONS


More Than Nails - Historic House Restoration Project Of Love

Located just a little more than a mile south off Highway 120/108 near Knights Ferry sits California Historical Landmark 415.

August 31, 2011 | Richard Paloma | 209 CELEBRATIONS


From Far And Wide - Bordona ‘Family’ Reunion Hosted In Oakdale

Those who know Phyllis Bordona, know she does not sit idle … long.

August 24, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


The Wrath Of Grapes

Potential home viticulturists could be in for a treat as Delicato Vineyards will once again be hosting its Home Wine Making Workshop on successive Saturdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 for those just beginning or those wanting to hone their skills.

August 17, 2011 | Richard Paloma | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Oliver Twist And The Artful Dodger Coming To Town

Poverty, greed, the seething unmentionable sides of humanity - no, it's not the latest salacious Hollywood headline - it's the delicious complexity layered into the adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic, Oliver Twist and it's coming to Oakdale's stage, Aug. 19-Sept.3.

August 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Just Peachy - August Celebrates Favorite Summertime Fruit

On June 16 1982, then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Peach Month, but interestingly enough, many places celebrate August as National Peach month instead. July or August, either way, it doesn't change the fact that the fleshy, sweet fruit tastes equally good whether you're slurping down a peach smoothie on a hot day or gobbling warm peach cobbler with plenty of cool ice cream melting on top.

August 03, 2011 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Oakdale Equine Rescue - Dedication, Love For Horses Motivate Local Group

Jeannine Etheridge and Lora Handley are proof that you don't have to start out as hardcore horsewomen to find your calling as a stanch advocate.

July 20, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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