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Slow, Steady Rise Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Charters New State Innovation Group

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently signed a charter establishing the California State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), which will serve as a forum for advocating and overseeing the rapid deployment of innovations in the transportation sector.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Voucher Program Plans Stop In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be offering vouchers at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Spring Fest Springs Forth At Park

It was the 10th annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale, open to all area families and staged at Kerr Park.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Classic Cars Ready To Roll Into Knights Ferry Saturday

The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Denham’s Office Plans Oakdale Stop

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of April 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Vigil Honors Lives Lost

A Thursday night candlelight vigil in the city's downtown Wood Park drew roughly 150 people, of all ages, to come and celebrate the lives yet mourn the loss of two local homeless residents.

March 30, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Brings Home The Gold

Stanislaus Presentation Day was held at the Stanislaus County Ag Center on Saturday March 12. Six Orange Blossom 4-H members from Leader, Joyce Reed's Public Speaking project participated in the competition. All members chose the type of speech they gave, and have been preparing and practicing since the fall. All members who participated were awarded gold awards, the highest honor at the county level for this event.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus State Taps Brunk To Lead Major Gifts Office

The Division of University Advancement at California State University, Stanislaus has named Kevin M. Brunk as its new Director for Major Gifts.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Sheriff Lauds FFA Program At Annual Chamber Lunch

The severe consequences of Proposition 47 in the Oakdale community were evident as Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson gave an overview of rural crime affecting local agriculture at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 43rd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon at the Bianchi Community Center on March 17.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Alum, Friends Set Stage For Spring Production

It has been five years since the Rodrigues family has shared the stage of Oakdale High School Theater. On Friday, April 1 audiences will be reminded once again of their talent and treasure as the husband, wife team of David and Diane Rodrigues are once again joined by oldest daughter Madeleine Marhulik as OHS Alumni and Special Guests present "The Fantasticks."

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Civil Grand Jury Applicants Sought

The selection process for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line to download an application form.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Session Sees Snub Of Revised Sign Ordinance

After giving direction to city staff to revise a dated sign ordinance after it granted approval of an LED sign on the east side of town, the Oakdale City Council members decided to take no action at its Monday, March 21 meeting on a presented revision by City Manager Brian Whitemyer.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Man Arrested For Shooting Dog

Oakdale Police responded to several emergency calls that a dog had been shot in a crowded shopping center on Thursday, May 26 close to 7 ...

May 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eggman Involved In Bera Campaign Funds Scandal

In obtained public records, The Leader has discovered that Michael Eggman, a current candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, is possibly involved in the ...

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


KIWANIS HONORS

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Magnolia Elementary School students with the Hope of America award. Fifth grader Molly Terpstra, left, and sixth grader Lydia ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Study Shows Trees Moving To Higher, Cooler Elevations

Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Seat Belt Use Campaign Highlights Safety Issues

From May 23 to June 5, local law enforcement personnel are participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Legislation Passage Effort Supported By Rep. Denham

Passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, were supported ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Graffiti Car Show Comes To Modesto

The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects more than 1,200 classic vehicles – all vintage 1979 and older – for its 18th annual American Graffiti Car Show ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


OJHS Rams Bring Home The Bling

Seven Oakdale Junior High students put together respectable performances as they participated in the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7. A ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Trio Vying For District 6 Dairy Princess Crown

Three young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


National Lab Joins Almond Industry Groundwater Recharge Research Effort

Almond Board of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have announced a new partnership focused on better understanding subsurface water storage, quality and ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Drugstore Project Continues Prevention Education

Over 800 elementary school students and several dozen adult and high school volunteers made a somewhat unique pilgrimage to Fair Oaks Elementary School earlier this ...

May 25, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Memorial Day Flags Placed At Cemetery

Volunteers are being sought to help place small American flags on the gravesites of local veterans this weekend.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Olivo Holding On To MLB Goal

In AAA minor league baseball, the typical age range is 23-24, maybe 25, over 26 is considered "old." At age 37, as starting catcher for ...

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chocolate Lovers Descend For City’s Sweet Festival

With threatening skies days before the annual event, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, providing pleasant, but occasional cloudy, weather for the 24th Annual Oakdale ...

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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